Amethyst, The Traditional Birthstone of February
The adornment and use of Amethyst goes way back, named by the ancient Greeks, the word Amethyst meant “to prevent drunkenness”. The deep purple stone was associated with Bacchus, the Greek God of wine. Drinking vessels were carved out of Amethyst and the ancient Romans believed the stone would help make you faithful.
“Pass me the amethyst gobblet honey, I don’t want to get drunk and do anything crazy tonight“. OPA!
In Egypt, Cleopatra wore an Amethyst ring that sparkled just before she spoke, it was carved with the image of Maend, a Persian god, who was a source of enlightenment and love.
In the Bible, Revelations states Amethyst is one of twelve gemstones that lined the walls of heaven, so throughout history, priests wore amethyst rings in ceremony to show they are faithful and not drunk from communion. **
Amethyst is one of the most popular and sought after crystals around the world. I found this map that shows all the places you could go to mine this beautiful purple rock....
Amethyst is found in Brazil, Canada, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Russia, the United States, Uruguay, and Zambia.
Uses and Meanings
The natural beauty of amethyst with it’s deep purple crystals has to be vibrating at a higher plane. I believe wearing amethyst in the form of jewelry is the best way to connect with the stone’s energy throughout the day.
Adorn yourself with amethyst and tap into the energy that may help to quiet your mind, and raise your vibration. Amethyst is said to aid in sleep, meditation, and generally moving through life at a higher state of being.
**Not sure about your town, but mine could certainly benefit from a sprinkle of Amethyst.