Thursday, February 21, 2013

Native American Animal Symbol

Native American Animal Symbol
Feb 19 ~ Mar 20

Deeply emotional, and wholly passionate, the Wolf is the lover of the zodiac in both the physical and philosophical sense of the word. The Wolf understands that all we need is love, and is fully capable of providing it. Juxtaposed with his/her fierce independence – this Native American animal symbol is a bit of a contradiction in terms. Needing his/her freedom, yet still being quite gentle and compassionate – we get the picture of the "lone wolf" with this sign. In a nurturing environment the Wolf is intensely passionate, generous, deeply affectionate, and gentle. Left to his/her own devices the Wolf can become impractical, recalcitrant, obsessive, and vindictive.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

Amethyst History & Lore
According to Greek mythology, 
Amethyst was a young virgin 
who became the object of wrath 
of the Greek God Dionysus after 
he became intoxicated with red 
wine. When Amethyst cried out 
to Goddess Diana for help, she 
immediately turned the girl into a white, shimmering stone (quartz). When Dionysus realized what had happened and felt remorse for his actions, his tears dripped into his goblet of red wine. The goblet overturned, and the red wine spilled all over the white rock, saturating it until it became the purple quartz that is now known as Amethyst.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Stone Magic ~ The Spirit Within

 Amethyst History & Lore
Amethyst has been a prized gem for centuries. It is the birthstone for Pisces and the month of February, and the gemstone for the 6th anniversary of marriage. The stone is included in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the British crown jewels. The Smithsonian has an amethyst that weighs 400 pounds! Ancient civilizations prized the stone more than many gems, which today, enjoy more recognition and value, including the Sapphire and the Ruby. In olden times, Amethyst saw its place in the Christian church, worn on Bishops’ rings. The royal purple color used to symbolize Christ. Saint Valentine was thought to wear a ring set with an antique Amethyst carved with an image of Cupid. The stone is also a symbol of Saint Matthias. There are a number of Biblical references to the amethyst. It was also one of the twelve precious stones in the high priest Aaron’s breastplate. The twelfth foundation of the Holy City was built of amethyst. For some time, true amethyst was valued equally with the diamond. Then great finds in South America and elsewhere made it more plentiful. As its rarity decreased, so did its price.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Stone magic ~ The Spirit Within

February Is Here! 
If You Were Born 
This Month
You are An 
Amazing Amethyst~

Gloriously purple, I am a stone with absolutely 
no negative side effects or associations with violence, anger or passion.  I bring peace and spiritual awareness into your life.