February, here already!
How are you doing with your New Years resolutions so far? Not to worry, there's still plenty of time to make big changes this year, and Amethyst is here to help!
Known as the "Stone of Sobriety," Amethyst is the official birthstone for February. Amethyst will help you rid yourself of any addictions, major or minor. I'm not just talking about drugs and alcohol, people. We can be addicted to all kinds of things... Think food, TV, negative attitudes, pessimism, anger, depression, etc. It's already February and now is the time to LET IT ALL GO!
While Amethyst supports you in your challenge for change, it can sooth your soul and offer protection against psychic attacks (destructive words and thoughts) from others AND from yourself. It also dissipates your old thought patterns and can be very grounding, opening your eyes to new options and pathways. What can possibly stop you now?
Amethyst is a type of Quartz and can be found in all corners of the world. It is most popularly known for its deep, royal purple color. Deep purples are contained in high quality stones that are mostly mined in Africa and Australia, but Amethyst comes in a wide range of hues from super light lilac to dark eggplant.
Amethyst that is heat-treated usually becomes Citrine, which is an orange stone. Depending on crystalline structure, heat-treated Amethyst can also become Prasiolite, which is mint green in color. Prasiolite found naturally is very rare.
An alternative birthstone for February is Bloodstone, a type of Chalcedony. Bloodstone is known to help with predictions into the future, as well as relieving anxiety and confusion.