February Birthstone – Amethyst

Aquarius: January 20 – February 18

Pisces: February 19 – March 20

The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication which is why the word “amethyst” comes from the Greek word “amethystos” which interprets to “not drunken.” European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in war with the belief that amethysts can heal people and offer them a clear head. Amethyst is a part of the Quartz family with colorations ranging from light lilac to deep reddish purple. 

The February birthstone represents principles of complete metamorphosis. Balances energies of intellectual, emotional and physical bodies, opens and activates the crown chakra. Enhances serenity, composure, cooperation, fairness, common sense,  re-alignment of energy bodies, sobriety, spiritual insights,  and protects from psychic attacks.

The February birthstone amethyst is believed to absorb negative energy and create an air of tranquility. In addition amethysts assists to block electromagnetic frequencies, bringing  a basic experience of well being and peace. Amethyst is an excellent stone for meditation claimed to amplify psychic abilities and enhance intuition and psychic abilities.