Gemstone pic via Photobucket. Gemstone info via Crystal Vaults and Wikipedia.
Today’s look is inspired by the lovely Amethyst, my favorite birthstone. Out of all of the birthstones, amethyst is the best one, since today is my birthday (*wink*). Just in case you’re wondering, I am now the “tender” age of 43.
Amethysts were believed to have special powers to both stimulate, and soothe the mind and emotions. Amethyst has always represented February, in which the Ancient Romans dedicated to their water god, Neptune. It is also the stone of St. Valentine and represents “faithful love”. Named after the Greek word, ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated”, amethysts have been used to prevent drunkenness.
AMETHYST INFO & SYMBOLISM
TITLE: The Stone of Sobriety
COLORS: Pale red-violet to deep violet
MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 7.0
TYPES: Ametrine, Chevron, Cacoxenite, “Rutilated”
ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
DEITY: Artemis, Greek goddess of the hunt and childbirth
DIVINATION: “I do not need to reward myself any excesses of any kind to feel good.”
CHAKRAS: Third Eye (6) and Crown (7)
HEALING PROPERTIES: Boosts hormones, oxygenates the blood, strengthens immune system, aids treatment for digestive tract, heart, stomach, and skin
Here is today’s birthday outfit. I went for many layers and wore my new, occult leggings:
Here’s my minimal makeup for today. I just didn’t have the energy (nor the patience) to put on false eyelashes – just bindis and eyeliner:
That’s it for now. My apologies for the delay in getting a new post out. It’s been cold and therefore, I’ve been lazy. More posts coming soon, I promise.
Love & Shimmies,