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Vasant Ritu, Aquarius Birth Sign and Gemstones - February Month

14 days into February and we really now know that 2022 is here to stay! Shishir, the Indian winter season is giving way to Vasant (the very tips of spring) are tippy toeing in.

  • the zodiac sign of Aquarius has dominated the days since 21 January till 19 February if you are a follower of western astrology. In Vedic astrology Kumbha, the dates are almost 30 days ahead running from 12 February through to 14 March.

  • the natural world is starting to show the brilliance of the white light spectrum, you can almost feel the rise in temperature. Just go out on a walk and feel the ground with your bare hands - there is a tingling warmth and you know its there as the flower bulbs are peeping through the ground.

  • February birth gemstones (contemporary) is amethyst.

collage made up of horoscope sign of aquarius with picture representing the Indian vasant ritu Summer season

Vasant ritu is known as the season of lovers in the Vedic culture. Vasant ritu or spring is especially important to those in love,

"for the blossoms of spring are like the arrows of Kama"

This is when Kama, the God of Love gets very busy firing his arrows with reds and greens and golds, causing mayhem everywhere.

Just take a look at the images - they tell the story of the vasant ritu.

Those born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius (Kumbha in Vedic system) are born in the season of Vasant ritu.

zodiac sign Aquarius

Aquarius characteristics:

  • highly enthusiastic

  • completely humane, caring for others around them

  • inventive

  • intelligent

  • broad minded

  • unconventional thinking

  • capricious

  • stubborn yet timid

  • uncertain

  • can display all versions of emotions all at once depressed, agitated, frustrated, and confused making them very difficult to understand

Famous Aquarians include George Washington, Elizabeth Taylor and Abraham Lincoln.

Shani dev

In Vedic astrology, Shani is master of the planet Saturn, rules the sign of Aquarius (as he is in Capricorn). Shani is the offspring of Surya (sun) and Chaya (shade) and he did not have an easy upbringing, he faced many challenges and difficulties, but he overcame them all. Often he is regarded as a malefic sign always dealing out doom and gloom.

It is often said that if you want to have the best, achieve the best, be the best, you have to be prepared to suffer pain but then the rewards are beyond the best that you could have imagined.

Aquarians are thinkers, visionaries, the future is a home for them, but brilliant ideas remain ideas unless you put the work into them to make then real. this is where Shani and his influence comes into his own, he will pinch and poke the Aquarian until he acts on the idea. The Aquarian will start to action his ideas in a safe conventional manner but with the influence of Shani, the idea will take shape in a completely unconventional way, a very potent combination of Aquarius and Shani.

carved iolite

Blue sapphire is the gemstone associated with Shani and the planet Saturn. Blue sapphire is traditionally the gemstone for an Aquarian. But actually its the colour blue that is loved by Shani and in some very old texts, the gemstone iolite is said to be the blue gemstone for Aquarius individuals. It has a beautiful rich deep deep blue colour and is an unusual and rare stone.

Your birthstone gem going by your birth month is often seen as a modern concept but it does go back to many ancient cultures and unusually ALL these cultures, Tibetans to the Romans, Polish, Russian and Italian as well as the Hebrews, amethyst is the gemstone for February.

If you are just at the start of your curiosity of gems and crystals, start with a quartz crystal and put it on your desk, or by your bedside, or have it sitting on your book shelf. Remember a piece of quartz chip powers your computer so what can it do sitting next to you?


Credit & Talent

Thank you to all the talent below which made this post so good!

Image 1 - aquarius graphic - Peter Lomas - Pixabay

Image 2 - vasant ritu by Vijay Kiawat

Image 3 - Darkmoonart- Pixabay.com

Image 4 - shani - wikipedia

Image 5 - iolite - obtained from goggle images - no idea as to its owner

Image 6, 7, 8 - amethyst- my own

Inspiring article/people - https://vedicfeed.com

Inspiring article/people - https://www.allure.com

Inspiring article/people - https://www.gemselections.in/

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