February Birthstone

The second month of the year brings us the beautiful gem known as Amethyst. The stone comes in shades ranging from a pale lilac to violet to red-violet colour, through to a deep rich purple. One of the more popular gems used for jewelers, the meaning of colours through the ages represented many aspects of life. The original symbolic meaning of the colour purple was for penitence and mourning. However, it became symbolic with wealth and power and strongly associated with Royalty as the dyes used for purple materials were extremely expensive to produce.


Energy: Receptive

Planets: Jupiter, Neptune

Element: Water

Deities: Bacchus, Dionysus, Diana

Lore: Amethyst is said to promote dreaming, overcome alcoholism, bring peace to the wearer, bring love, protect against thieves, and infuse courage and happiness.

*Additional information provided by Scott Cunningham’s Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic*

About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal is to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing, she spends her time collecting crystals, knitting, gardening, cooking and listening to very loud music.

2 Responses to February Birthstone

  1. Renee says:

    This is cool. Thanks, Darke. I’ve always loved my birthstone because of the color, but never looked into the meanings and associations.

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