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Amethyst Angels for Valentine`s Day, and Garnet for the fire of St. Bridget.

 

 With thirty one January days and nights behind us, we breathe a sigh of relief and celebrate the return of the light with our dear goddess Bridget, with the stretching of the days, the nascent earth, and with the lovely Amethyst, birthstone for the star sign Pisces and gemstone for the month of February. Spring is in the air and Valentine`s Day around the corner, but it`s not quite time to start the revelries yet, for Amethyst is the stone of sobriety and lucid thinking. With Amethyst we can cultivate a calm and meditative state of mind, and a connection to spirit, and my lovely handmade Amethyst Angel Pendants are testimony to this.

 If ever a stone could be immortal it must surely be the glamorous Amethyst. The regal beauty and elegance of Amethyst has been revered by emperors, kings, clergy and poets throughout the ages. Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of God in the official robes of the High Priest of the Jews, and the Russian Empress Catherine the Great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it.

A large number of further miraculous powers are attributed to the amethyst in all sorts of cultures. It was said to protect crops against tempests and locusts, bring good fortune in war and in the hunt, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect.

 As in the ancient myth, a drunken Dionysus, the Greek god of fertility and wine was pursuing a maiden named Amethyst, on her way to the temple of Diana.  When the maiden refused the drunken god’s affections, she was turned to quartz. But when the god saw the girl thus, he was overcome with love and sorrow. He wept upon her statue and his wine-purple tears stained the stone forever. Perhaps this is why cups and goblets carved from amethyst were once used to insure the drinker would not become intoxicated, as amethyst was considered to be a powerful antidote against drunkenness.

 A little study of the works of Pliny will reveal that this gemstone, if worn round the neck on a cord made from dog’s hair, affords protection against snakebite. Later, Hieronymus even reported that eagles placed an amethyst in their nest in order to protect their young from vipers.

Over 2000 years ago artists sculpted amethyst into objects of beauty. A wonderful illustration of this can be seen in the amethyst bust of the well remembered and virtuous roman Emperor, Trajan. Stolen from Belgiam by Napolian Bonepart, it`s home is now in the brittish meuseum.

 Cleopatra`s famous signet ring was an amethyst engraved with the figure of Mithras, a Persian god of light. Her influence over the two Roman generals, Caesar and Marc Anthony has been partly attributed to the powers of this Amethyst ring. 

 Amethysts occupy a very prominent position in the ornaments of the Catholic clergy over the centuries. It is the stone of bishops and cardinals and we find it in prelates’ crosses as in the lavish 15th century Italian Papal Ring, in the Jewellery Museum in Pforzheim.

The Amethyst necklace of Queen Charlotte of England, which was so famous at the beginning of the 18th century, its value being estimated at 2000 pounds sterling at that time, was apparently worth only 100 pounds 200 years later. The irony of the beautiful purple amethyst is that it is composed of the most common mineral on Earth. In recent times, a find in the USA has been making headlines. In July 1993, a three-metre druse was found in Maine, which contained well over 1000 kilogrammes of cuttable amethyst, some of it in crystals 19 cm in length. Wow !

Amethyst clusters, points or several tumbled Amethysts placed in a window that receives sun most of the day are very beneficial to use in healing and to heal negativity in the home. Place Amethyst clusters, points or tumbled Amethysts in moonlight and everyone in the home will be feeling calmer. Using an Amethyst as a meditation focus will increase positive spiritual feelings. Amethyst helps overcome fears and cravings. It also helps relieve headaches.

The Angels love to bring you these gifts of clear thinking, harmony and love, and wearing my Amethyst Angel Pendants bring us closer to spirit, to loved ones passed, and give us protection against all negativity. They help us to de-stress by calming the mind, bringing peace throughout our day. They will also help us to study too!.

Just take a minute and close your eyes and imagine beautiful Amethyst Angels of peace and protection all around you. They are the color of pale Amethyst. Take a few breaths with the Angels around you and imagine their pale purple light entering your body from the crown of your head and flowing gently through from tip to toe. Breathe in the pale purple light, and breath out tension and stress.

Wishing you oceans of Angel love,

 and remember,

Now is the time, Act with Love

Linda.

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