22nd Feb 2023
GO FISHING FOR THE PERFECT AMETHYST STONE
Pisces people are those lucky enough to be born between February and March 20th. These deeply feeling and creative souls find alignment in clarity when wearing amethyst crystals. But why exactly do Pisces find the amethyst to be so soothing and what are the healing properties of amethyst? Below we break all of this down and more but before we get started, let's go over just why Pisceans are such pleasing people.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PISCES PEOPLE?
The twelfth and final zodiac sign, Pisces is a water sign. People born under this sign are compassionate, sensitive, and empathetic. They are deeply connected to the world around them and often find themselves lost in their emotions.
In fact, they're so connected to their emotions that, like Libra's, they tend to be very indecisive about what they want in life. This can make it difficult for them to make big decisions or stick with one choice for long periods of time.
Pisces is also known for being extremely intuitive and having an incredible ability to read people's energy levels and moods. They have an incredible sense of compassion for others, which makes them great at listening to people who need someone to talk to or offering advice to those who need help finding direction in life.
WHAT IS AN AMETHYST STONE?
The amethyst crystal is a member of the quartz family and is considered a semiprecious stone. Amethyst is formed inside geodes or hollow rocks in long stunning crystal combinations. While most often acknowledged as a violet-purple gem, the amethyst crystal can range from a reddish purple to a lilac hue.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASTROLOGICAL STONES AND BIRTHSTONES?
While an astrological gemstone and birthstone can appear similar they actually represent different ideas. A zodiac stone is a gemstone that is associated with a specific sign of the zodiac and is often considered a helpful tool in bringing out the positive energy of your astrological sign.
A birthstone, on the other hand, is any gemstone that represents the month you were born in. While a birthstone represents the entirety of your birth month, and thus, spans from the first to the last day of a calendar month, a zodiac stone represents the entirety of the zodiac sign period. For example, the birthstone amethyst represents the entire month of February but the zodiac sign of Pisces (for which, an amethyst crystal is the gemstone of) spans only from February 20th to March 20th.
AMETHYST STONES IN HISTORY
Amethyst has a long and rich history of being used as a healing, metaphysical, and spiritual stone. From the Ancient Egyptians to Romans, to Greeks, and more—Amethyst has always been valued for its healing properties.
THE AMETHYST CRYSTAL IN ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME
Romans and Ancient Greeks wore amethyst to help stave off drunkenness by limiting the powers of Bacchus (AKA Dionysus), the Roman and Greek gods of wine, fertility, and agriculture. In fact, the amethyst gets its name from 'amethystos', an Ancient Greek word meaning 'not intoxicated'. Ancient Greeks and Romans would routinely drink out of vessels made from amethyst crystal or choose to keep an amethyst stone in their mouth to ward off the dreaded inebriation.
AMETHYST CRYSTALS IN JUDAISM
Amethyst crystals were considered one of the twelve gemstones to represent the twelve tribes of Israel and adorned the breastplate of Aaron. It was said that those who wear amethyst in battle are particularly courageous. And, should the wearer of amethyst crystal suffer an ear injury in battle, they were in luck as it was felt that amethyst was particularly adept at treating hearing disorders.
ANCIENT EGYPTIANS AND LOVELY LAVENDER AMETHYST STONES
Ancient Egyptians believed that amethyst was a protective stone. They also thought it could help them achieve success, power, and happiness in life. They believed that soldiers who wore amethyst crystals would be protected from being killed in battle, and would further protect the wearer against evil and misfortune.
THE MIDDLE AGES AND BEYOND
The Roman Catholic Church and royalty often utilized the amethyst crystal to signify status and wealth as the deep purple color of the amethyst stone was both incredibly difficult and costly to create. People during this time further believed that amethyst crystals would help provide a sense of inner peace, control evil thoughts, and promote emotional wisdom.
METAPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF AMETHYST CRYSTALS
Amethyst is a powerful crystal that works on the Third-Eye Chakra, which is the energy center that connects your physical self to your spiritual awareness and self. Amethyst helps you connect with the divine and experience more joy, love, peace, and wisdom in your life. It's also said to protect against psychic attacks by transmuting the energy of harmful attacks into powerful and healing energy.
Amethyst holds a deep connection with the spiritual world and can help you tap into your intuition while still being grounded in reality. As such, it's a great choice for those who are interested in pursuing psychicism or channeling.
AMETHYST HEALING PROPERTIES
Wearing an amethyst crystal can bring multiple physical health benefits for the wearer to enjoy. Such physical healing properties can include amethyst:
- Enhancing the immune system
- Improving endocrine function within the thyroid
- Clearing skin
- Promoting strong digestive health
- Reducing the number of headaches
- Regulating hormone health
PISCES AND AMETHYST CRYSTALS
With all that we understand about the benefits of wearing amethyst, it makes sense that Pisceans would be naturally attracted to the healing powers of natural amethyst.
Pisces is a water sign, which means that they tend to be more deeply in touch with their emotions and the emotions of people around them. They have strong intuition, so they can easily pick up on what's going on around them. Amethyst has long been known as a stone that helps you tap into your intuition and connect with your higher self.
Amethyst also helps Pisces stay grounded while working through the intense feelings mentioned above. Amethyst stones help Pisces focus on what's going on in the moment instead of worrying about things in the past or future (which is really important for Pisces).
FIND YOUR PERFECT AMETHYST JEWELRY AT OLIVIA EWING JEWELRY
If you have a Pisces in your life and are looking to gift them the magical healing properties and spiritual awareness that amethyst can provide, consider getting them jewelry from Olivia Ewing Jewelry!
Olivia Ewing Jewelry makes high-quality jewelry that's handcrafted with love, but also with the intent to help you access your highest potential. The jewelry is designed to help you manifest what you want in life and connect more deeply with the world around you. It's more than just a piece of jewelry -it's an entire experience that helps you become more connected to yourself and those around you.
Each piece comes with its own unique story behind it—from the materials used to the inspiration behind its creation. From stunning wedding bands handcrafted from real twigs or amethyst birthstone jewelry that shine and gleam with a purple hue...Olivia Ewing Jewelry has something for you.