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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

      HELP ELEPHANTS TODAY! WE’RE DONATING 20% FOR WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

      HELP ELEPHANTS TODAY! WE’RE DONATING 20% FOR WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

      In many of the countries where our world goods are made, elephants are revered, respected and even worshipped. They are also pushed out of their natural habitats by development and pollution, trapped for zoos and amusement parks and illegally poached for their increasingly valuable ivory tusks. On August 12, World Elephant Day reminds us that without […]

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      GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: BLUE LACE AGATE

      GEMSTONE MAGIC & MEANING: BLUE LACE AGATE

      Blue lace agate is a stone of communication, particularly helpful to those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who need articulation and confidence to share their truths. It helps to dissolve doubt and old patterns caused by past fears, judgements, and rejections, and permits new modes of self-expression and growth. At the same time it has a complimentary energy of enhancing feelings of encouragement and support, both for the bearer and those around her or him. It is a particularly good gemstone for those who have a hard time connecting with or accepting their more tender feelings and sensitivities. It is calming and relaxing, promoting inner stability, composure, and centeredness. Like all agates, this stone has a stabilizing and strengthening influence, naturally assisting the balancing of energies, whether emotional, physical, or intellectual.

      Which of the properties of this quietly powerful crystal resonates most with you? While these particular pendants were photographed in Bangor, you can come check out pretty pieces of magical gemstone jewelry like these (and lots more) at any Mexicali Blues store!

      Asahna Puja: Tomorrow is Dharma Day!

      Asahna Puja: Tomorrow is Dharma Day!

      Asahna Puja (known as Dharma Day), one of Buddhism’s most important festivals, commemorates the first sermon ever given by the Buddha. Under a full moon, the newly enlightened Buddha first taught his followers the four Noble Truths and explained the way to nirvana through the Noble Eightfold Path. Tomorrow’s full moon marks the anniversary of that […]

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      Hindu Deity History: Ganesh

      Hindu Deity History: Ganesh

      Ganesh is the patron of arts and sciences, deity of wisdom, and is worshipped as the bringer of auspicious beginnings. There are a number of legends that describe the birth of Ganesh. He is said to be the son of Lord Shiva, the god of death and destruction. One of the most popular stories of […]

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