Friday, March 2, 2012

March - a Time for New Beginnings


Happy Texas Independence Day! March 2 is a very special day to all Texans. It is especially memorable to this Texan, as the birthday of one of my beautiful daughters.

March is full of special days of celebration. Most people are familiar with St Patrick’s Day on the 17th; but did you know about St David’s Day (Wales) on the 1st and St Piran’s Day (Cornwall) on the 5th?

March is also the time of the Spring Equinox on the 20th, known as Ostara to our Pagan/Wiccan friends. Don’t forget Nu Ruz, the Persian New Year on the 21st.


Ostara Necklace
 This is our interpretation of Ostara, rendered in gemstones.


Ostara Bracelet


Tree of Life Chalice - Spring
This is such a powerful time of new beginnings. Things are beginning to put forth new growth; there are bits of green everywhere. This is the time of year when we are sure Spring is here, and that Mother Earth will soon show us her bounty.

Stones are our passion, so we will be show casing some of the stones associated with this glorious month. Most people know that Aquamarine is the March birthstone; but there have been other beautiful stones associated with this month throughout history and in various cultures. Some of these stones are listed here and will be spotlighted during the month of March. So, stay tuned for up-coming episodes.

Modern birthstone – Aquamarine

Traditional birthstone – Bloodstone

Zodiac birthstone (Pisces) – Amethyst, Moonstone, Calcite, Labradorite, Sunstone

Zodiac birthstone (Aries) - Aventurine, Carnelian, Garnet, Rose Quartz

Ancient astrology stone (Pisces) - Amazonite, Malachite, Moss Agate

Ancient astrology stone (Aries) - Peridot, Jade, Fuschite

Elemental stone - Fluorite

Old Testament birthstone – Chalcedony

Spanish birthstone – Jasper

Jewish birthstone – Jasper

Mystical birthstone – Jade

Ayurvedic birthstone - Bloodstone

This information has been gathered from many sources, and all do not agree; but these seem to be the most common stones listed for March.

Blessings,

Sóbhrag (Theresa) & Liz

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