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GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: AMETHYST

GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: AMETHYST

  • Traditional birthstone of February
  • Zodiac sign for Pisces

Amethyst is one of the best stones for those who are new to crystal healing.  Its violet color is well known as the highest spiritual color and vibration, representing the “flame of transmutation” that burns up negativity, transforming what was there into a fertile fount of inner power from which to build something new and intentional.  It has a calming and peaceful effect on the mind and body that encourages the opening of intuition, allowing the seedlings of positive change to take root.  Its powerful yet soothing energy helps to break up old emotional thought processes, and helps one to more easily see their situation from the perspective of their higher mind, connected with their soul’s purpose rather than being (as we so often are) swept up in the emotion and drama of the expectations and experiences that surround us in the day-to-day.

Amethyst helps the bearer to overcome fears and cravings. It historically symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. The Greek word “amethystos” can be translated as “not drunken”. In Greek mythology, Dionysus (the god of intoxication and wine) was pursuing a maiden named Amethystos, who refused his affections. Amethystos prayed to the gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the goddess Artemis answered, transforming her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethystos’ desire to remain chaste, Dionysus poured wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystals purple.

Amethyst helps to bring calmness and clarity to the mind, while fostering healing and selflessness. It is an excellent stone for meditation and is known as the “stone of transformation”.  It is said to bring wisdom by keeping the wearer connected to and aware of their more spiritual nature. It is a wonderful stone for dream work, past life work, and can help you clearly see your path. Using this stone in meditation may also help you to develop your psychic abilities and open your crown chakra enhancing connection with the spiritual realm while protecting against psychic attack. Because of its innately soothing energy, amethyst is particularly powerful for assisting in overcoming sleep disorders and bad dreams. Putting amethyst under your pillow at night can help to transform these negative experiences into positive, and encourage lucid dreaming as well as astral projection adventures!

While we always have TONS more gemstone jewelry available in stores than online, many pretty pieces of our Rudraksha jewelry feature amethyst, and we have some lovely amethyst rings and pendants available online as well.  Check these out at Mexicali Blues online, or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem in a wide variety of unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings.

CHECK OUT OUR ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GEMSTONE MEANINGS

GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: ONYX

GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: ONYX

  • Zodiac birthstone of Leo

Onyx is a protective and grounding stone. A powerful defense against negativity, it is particularly helpful for protecting your energies around people or endeavors that could be emotionally draining. It helps foster feelings of decisiveness, authority, and strengthened confidence. It provides support in difficult times and also helps the bearer make wise decisions.

The beliefs about the mystical powers of onyx vary from country to country. In the Middle East, it is associated with sorcerers and magicians. In India it is believed to quell the flames of out-of-control love. The Romans associated it with courage.

The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. Myth says that one day Venus was napping on the bank of the Indus River. As she slept, Cupid used the point of one of his enchanted arrows to give her a manicure and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can ever really die, they sank to the river bottom and were transformed into onyx.

In many cultures, black signifies regeneration and new beginning. Because of this, onyx is often prescribed as a healing helper for releasing old emotional wounds and moving on. It is also believed to be a good support for those who are trying to quit bad habits.

Could you use a bit of onyx energy in your life? Which of these pretty pieces found in our Newcastle store are you liking the most? What gemstone would you like to learn more about next

carnelian gemstone jewelry meaning

GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: CARNELIAN

Carnelian is a high-energy stone of motivation, endurance, courage, and leadership. It was worn around the necks of ancient warriors to bring them courage and physical power in battle. Ancient Egyptians regarded carnelian as a sunset trapped in a stone and called it “the setting sun”. Carnelian is an energizing and stabilizing stone, assisting the bearer in reckoning with the reality of situations and giving them the clarity to address difficulties without panicking. It steadies the mind and brings physical energy and vitality to support accomplishing whatever you need to. This stone is said to clarify the voice, and it is believed to to help timid speakers or singers become more eloquent and bold. It’s a powerful stone to have in your possession if you’re performing in any way, as it enhances confidence and creativity. It helps the bearer with concentration, and is known as a particularly good stone to support focus in meditation. It’s also known for attracting prosperity, resources, and good luck. All in all, Carnelian is a powerful and valuable stone to have in your crystal collection! 

These pieces of carnelian jewelry were spotted recently at our Newcastle store. Which do you like best?

Shop carnelian jewelry on our website here.

GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: DRUZY

GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: DRUZY

Druzy crystals take hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of years to form.  As molten rock cools, gas trapped inside causes gaps in the rock.  As ground water flows through these gaps year after year, the minerals crystalize into beautiful sparkling blankets of crystals!

Druzy attracts light and joy to a space.  When worn, it increases energy, strength, mental clarity, and is used for balancing all of the chakras.  If used in meditation, it stimulates the movement of the Kundalini all the way through the body and up into the crown chakra. Druzy amplifies positive energies and is said to stabilize the aura.  It creates auric balance by drawing out negative energies, and pulling in positivity and feelings of harmony in its place.  This gemstone is particularly helpful for spiritual practices and lightwork, and can empower the energy of other crystals as well. Placing or wearing another stone with your druzy for a day or longer enhances both of their energies.  Check out our druzy jewelry on our website or in all Mexicali Blues stores!

GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: TURQUOISE

GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: TURQUOISE

 

Turquoise is the birthstone for those born in December. It represents a few key personality traits including honesty, creativity and happiness. It is the stone of wisdom and spiritual journeying. It automatically draws us in with its calming cool tones that can range from blue to green, often with a web of the remnants of the rock in which it was formed, or a matrix. Turquoise is one of the oldest protection stones and is known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures.

 

The Pharaohs of Egypt were known to adorn themselves with it and in Native tribes all across the Americas it was believed that by wearing this precious stone, the human mind became at one with the universe. In China, sculptors and artisans have been carving it for over 3,000 years.

 

This gemstone is a symbol of self-realization, helping you to better understand yourself, your ideas, and emotions. It is a wonderful aid in regards to any type of analytical thinking. Also helpful with communication, turquoise helps the wearer be honest with the self and others. Use the powerful presence of turquoise to speak your truth! We have turquoise jewelry on our website and a TON of these and many more stunning gemstones in each of our stores, so come see us to satisfy your crystal cravings! 

 

How to take care of your turquoise:

Turquoise is stable to light and most natural elements, but high heat can cause these stones to break and even become discolored. When not in use, be sure to store them in a cool dry place. Our selection of handcrafted boxes are perfect! To clean your turquoise be sure to only use warm, soapy water and never use steam or chemical cleaners. 

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