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    Amethyst The Ancient Greeks believed that Amethyst was a beautiful pure maiden who refused to get drunk.  Dionysus wanted to show Amethyst the beauties of drunkenness and pursued her constantly.  Diana protected Amethyst by turning her into a Quartz crystal in his despair Dionysus spilled his wine onto the crystal turning it purple.  This led to the belief that Amethyst could protect you from the effects of overindulgence.  The Ancient Greeks would place pieces of Amethyst in their wine glasses or better yet, drink from Amethyst goblets.  Now Amethyst can be used to overcome addiction, blockages and keep thoughts in line with your goals. Ancient Egyptians ambassadors carried Amethyst scarabs…

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    Fairy Cross Stone There are two kinds of Fairy Cross Stones, Andalusite and Staurolite.  Andalusite has markings that resemble a cross; these stones are naturally long tubes with the cross on one or both ends.  Andalusite is oftentimes tumbled.  Staurolite resembles crosses themselves and is often found on a larger matrix.  Both stones have the same meaning and are often called Fairy Cross Stones. The name Fairy Cross Stone gives hint to the stone’s power.  These stones are thought to attract fairies and therefore they represent the four elements and their power.  They help you balance these elements.  Fairy Cross Stones also help you see past illusion.  Using the power…

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    Stone of the Month Amber This stone isn’t actually a stone; it is a natural resin from an extinct form of pine that was submerged under the sea.  The unique texture and formation of Amber has led to a lot of legends as to its formation everything ranging from the fossilized tears of Indian birds to the congealed rays of the sun setting and dew of sunbeams.  In Ancient Rome Amber was given to Gladiators for courage and in China it was thought that it could protect against fire and water.  Amber has one of the most versatile backgrounds of any stone it has been used for just about every…