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February

Traditional and Modern Birthstone for February: Amethyst 
Birth Flower(s): Violet and Iris
Celtic Birth Tree(s): Ash
Star Sign: Aquarius and Pisces
Inspirational people who were born in January: Rosa Parks | Thomas Edison | Charles Darwin | Elizabeth Taylor 
The traditional birthstone for February, Amethyst is associated with St Valentine and with faithful love. The word Amethyst comes from the Greek word ametusthos, which means “not intoxicated” and throughout history Amethyst has been linked to preventing drunkenness and over-indulgence.

Obviously the Ancient Greeks and Romans had their own special take on this, routinely inlaying Amethyst in their goblets to prevent the wine within from having the power to intoxicate (rather than using it to help them stop drinking in the first place!)

Today amethyst is associated with contentment, wisdom and understanding. It is a talisman for focus and success that is believed to calm hot tempers.