Hello, SoulFlowers! Yesterday, I turned 45 years old. Gasp! I can’t believe that I’m in my mid-forties. In this live video, I discuss age, life, creativity, and future plans for my channel. I managed to ramble for almost 3 hours but don’t worry, timestamps are listed below the video.
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.