February 11, 2014 2 Comments
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 jewellery, 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.
Planets: Jupiter, Neptune
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*