Birthstone Crystals – Amethyst – Aquarius 20th January – 18th February
First of all Happy Birthday Aquarius! This is the first article in my new series to introduce some gorgeous crystals, birthstone crystals to you. It is an enormous subject, so my aim is to spark your interest and let you discover this beautiful part of The Mineral Kingdom for yourself. I hope you enjoy it. Let’s start at the beginning by exploring crystals and the astrological signs.
My first connection with crystals dates back many decades. First the polished, cut, precious gemstones mesmerized me, when working in a jewellery shop at the beginning of my career… Mysteriously many years later, when consciously stepping on my spiritual path they called my name again. At that point I was just starting my energy healing practise and suddenly many doors slammed wide open in front of me. I was slightly confused and found it hard to choose between them, as my freshly started Reiki healing, the American Indian culture and its healing modalities and the Atlantean healing crystals wanted my attention at the same time. Slowly, but surely everything started falling into place and 4 years down the line I am more in love with crystals then ever. I now create my own healing crystal jewellery to help people enjoy their healing vibrations, when wearing them.
“Crystals are the eyes, the ears , the nose and the mouth of the Earth…”
I brought to you this quote from Luc Bourgault, who is the author of The American Indian Secrets of Crystal healing. I learnt a lot from his book about crystals, and the way he talks about them is so beautiful, it reflects my views on this subject: “Crystals are the eyes, the ears , the nose and the mouth of the Earth, which uses them to see, to hear, to smell and to taste. It is also through them that it communicates with its other brothers and sisters, with other planets in the solar system. Each crystal taken from the Earth maintains its contact with the heart of the Earth. In many ways crystals are a little like “the eye of God”, communicating to the heavens and the Earth the thoughts and actions of humanity.” I also learnt from him to look at and handle crystals with respect. I am now working as a crystal healer too and seen amazing positive changes in people’s health with the help of these beautiful precious and semiprecious stones.
What are Healing Crystals?
Crystals are minerals that have been used for thousands of years for their healing properties. Although they are not considered as living creatures they have the ability to draw in energy, hold it and release it, when stimulated the right way. Crystals gain their energy from the sun and other planetary sources and from eachother, when growing in crystal beds. As the sunlight passes through them they absorb most of the light rays, but some will be reflected, giving the colour of the stone. The more luminous a stone the more evolved it is if you like. Each stone is tuned in to a particular ray of light and energy vibration, so they can help us, humans, who are also made of minerals on different levels, to change our energy frequency, break down energy blockages and move it out of our energy system. Crystals work on all levels of our energy being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual…
The Astrological Signs
The concept of the zodiac originated in Babylonian astrology, and was later influenced by Hellenistic culture. According to astrology, celestial phenomena relate to human activity on the principle of “as above, so below”, so that the signs are held to represent characteristic modes of expression, or primary energy patterns indicating specific qualities of experience, through which planets manifest their dimension of experience. (1)
Aquarius is the eleventh astrological sign in the Zodiac, originating from the constellation Aquarius. Its name is Latin for “water-carrier” or “cup-carrier”.
Individuals born under the sign of Aquarius are often quirky and unconventional. It is a very free-spirited, unpredictable sign, and those born with this sun-sign are often given to a wide range of emotions, and to indecision. Aquarians are extremely friendly, and very well liked. They are always a mystery with their unpredictable responses and often complex personality types. The Aquarius typically love to travel and is always ready for adventure… (2)
What are Birthstones, Birthstone crystals?
Birthstone crystals help you to attract the energies you need on your spiritual path from different planets according to your birth sign. “Birthstones ground and amplify celestial energies. Each of the 12 zodiac signs has traditional crystal affinities. Some rise from the month of birth, others from the planet connected to a sign. As new crystals are found they are assigned to a sign.” (3)
If you wish to know what is your birthstone it can get confusing. So I combined two systems together. The first crystal on the top is the one that the goldsmiths use in their creations, the rest of the gemstones are based on Judy Hall’s system… Visit my Web Shop for more Birthstones
Amethyst – The Birthstone for Aquarius
Amethyst – The Stone of Protection and Transmutation
Amethyst is The Stone of Protection. This lovely Violet gemstone is one of the master healer crystals with beautiful vibrations transmuting negative energy into love. It has strong healing and cleansing powers, also raises spiritual awareness. It can calm your mind or stimulate it depending on your needs. It is great for stress relief, tension headaches and migraines. (3)
Amethyst is also known as a flame of transmutation. Therefore it can change bad habits of addictions, such as overeating, drinking too much, compulsive smoking, drug use…
Amethyst for Spiritual Development
Amethyst is an amazing stone for spiritual development as it is encouraging spiritual growth by opening the 3rd eye and crown chakra. You can use it as a chakra stone, when trying to balance your energies. It can work for both the 3rd eye and the Crown chakra. Use your intuition to decide, which chakra calls out for it in your case. More on Chakra balancing
To accelerate your spiritual development with the help of angels, Amethyst attracts Archangel Zadkiel, who is the Archangel of transformation and transmutation. He also reminds you of the healing power of forgiveness. (4)
How to work with Amethyst?
Every crystal have countless properties. It’s worth to experiment with them. If it is your birthstone or you are drawn to Amethyst get to know it. Treat it with respect, as it is an entity that can help you learn about yourself. So centre yourself, take some deep breaths and quiet your mind. Now pick the stone up, hold it, and just sense its vibrations and let it take you deeper into your inner world… at the end thank your crystal for helping you…
Amethyst is great for meditation as it calms the mind and takes you to deeper understanding. It also improves memory and enhances motivation. It helps balancing out your emotions and promotes love of the divine.
This stone is one of my favourites and inspired me a lot to create different designs. If you wish to have this stone as a jewellery to enjoy its vibration and healing power constantly, have a look in my shop. There might be just the one there for you that takes your fancy and matches your personality. Enjoy.
- Wikipedia – Astrological sign
- Wikipedia – Astrological sign, Aquarius
- Judy Hall – The Crystal Bible
- Denise Whichello Brown – A Comprehensive Guide to Angel Therapy
Eva Maria Hunt trading as Spiritual Wonders
Thame, Oxfordshire, UK
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Reiki therapist, Practitioner Member of the UK Reiki Federation
Qi Gong for Health teacher
Healing Crystal Jewellery Designer
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