I enjoy having authors on my blog and plan to continue to showcase writers from time to time. Also, I want to open the blog up to musings about different subjects.
Starting this week, Behind Every Story not only will offer author interviews, but bring thoughts and articles from anyone who has something they want to say.
Positive articles that makes us see a brighter side to things, refreshes the soul.
I may even include a few giveaways occasionally. They could be books, jewelry, or other eye catching trinkets.
This blog is always open to ideas. Send me a comment anytime you have an idea about a article or story that you believe will spark interest.
Special birthday gems
I spent several hours at a craft fair and signed copies of both my debut novel, Escape to Big Fork Lake and Stone of Destiny. I had a wonderful day.
The ring in Stone of Destiny is the Sapphire. That choice sparked lots of conversations about gem stones. When asked why I choose the Sapphire, I responded "it's my birthstone," then I explained that when my publisher told me to research the meaning of the Sapphire I was amazed at the way the stone fit into the storyline.
What does your birthstone mean?
Does it fit your personality?
Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January.
The bright red color of the garnet is associated with blood and thus, thought to bestow good health upon its wearer. The garnet, thought to provide protection against nightmares dangers posed by being alone in the dark. A person who favors the garnet is supposed to possess patience and the capacity to endure hardships and be blessed with a creative mind.
February has the amethyst.
Peace and clarity of the mind is the wearer of this stone. This gem also brings a heightened sense of self-awareness and intuition.
For the person born in March, aquamarine is the birthstone.
This stone, represented to nurture friendliness in its wearer’s personality, making a fierce and loyal companion. The aquamarine is said to grant its wearer protection when swimming or traveling by water.
April is the diamond.
The stone of strength, longevity and innocence, because the diamond is the hardest gemstone, it symbolizes success and excellence. The diamond is brings forth purity and
encourages the wearer to be truthful.
The birthstone of people born in May is the gemstone of peace and healing.
The emerald is supposed to grant good health and protection against illness. Wearers of emeralds have a higher level of foresight and possess the ability to communicate well with others.
June is the Pearls.
The month of June is favored for weddings in the Western world, and so the pearl has come to be associated with successful marriages, as well as with faith, loyalty and tranquility in life.
The sanguine ruby is the birthstone for July.
Because of its blood-red color, the ruby represents courage, strength and vitality. It also nurtures the wearer’s integrity and contentment.
People born in August can have two birthstones, the peridot and the sardonyx.
Both stones bestow a heightened sense of dignity upon the wearer, and brings good fortune. They are believed, to provide the wearer protection against evil intentions.
Sapphire is the birthstone of September.
It is a gemstone thought to build wisdom and clarity of thought in its wearer, as well as discernment to see truth no matter how deeply buried. The sapphire also inspires its wearer to develop serenity and tranquility within the soul.
The birthstone for October is the opal.
The opal, with its varying colors, is associated with depth in emotions. A person who wears the opal is noted to have the ability to feel deeply for his or her fellow person, to look at life with hope.
Topaz, the birthstone for the month of November.
A gemstone that represents health in body as well as health in mind. Wearing the topaz hastens a person’s ability to heal in times of illness or injury. It also nurtures practicality and creativity.
Wearing the turquoise, the birthstone of December.
This gem is supposed to bring luck and prosperity to the wearer in time for the coming
New Year. The turquoise, believed to banish negative vibrations that can hinder happiness and good fortune.
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