Saturday, February 15, 2014

Zodiac Bottles ~~ Pest of the Month

Actually not really a pest, but there's an exterminator service what always has a "Pest of the Month" on it's sign out front and I can't help but cheer when we go by...I mean really how often do Swarming Termites get a cheer?!

Aha! this is them:

And their pest of the month is Tick.

Hooray for Tick!!! See wasn't that easy?!


Back to our regularly scheduled post...

Zodiac Bottles. There's twelve. One for each sign of the Zodiac from Aries to Pisces.
The below chart shows the Birthstones for each one, both Traditional and Modern.

This is the whole lot of the Zodiac Bottles that are in stock:

I'm going to start with Aquarius because it's the beginning of February. February's Birthstone traditionally is Amethyst.

Amethyst is a lovely purple gemstone that the Greeks used to prevent drunkenness. With Pan, Bacchus and Maenaeds running about I could certainly see why...

They were known to have a wild time...

Here's what I've got to say about Aquarius:
The dates for Aquarius are January 20-ish to February 20-ish, depending on the type of Zodiac you use: Sidereal or Tropical. The Sidereal system uses fixed stars whilst the Tropical uses the Vernal Equinox. There's a difference of  1.4 Arc Degrees per century.

Aquarius is regarded as the Zodiac Leader because ready or not, the New Millenium and the Age of Aquarius (Not going to sing the song from Hair), it is the sign of a Trendsetter for the Future.

Aquarius is a Philanthropic sign and these qualities will be highlighted in the days to come.

"Those born under the sign of Aquarius not only march to a different drummer, they make up new music as they go along. They are 'mind oriented' individuals, whose thoughts never stop tick-tocking over. Because of their high focus on intellectual exploration, many inventors, eccentrics and highly original trailblazers are born under this sign.
most Aquarians are extremely humanitarian and often involved in social programs that assist others. They can also be objective in judgement, for they never let their emotions get in the way. Outgoing and amiable, Aquarians attract friends wherever they go and those whom Aquarians befriend have their unswerving loyalty."

Aquarians are the zodiac's most mysterious and unusual people - and no two are anything alike, like snowflakes. 

Aquarians usually have strong political, environmental or social beliefs which goes right along with their philanthropy. 
An Aquarians Life Pursuit is To understand life's mysteries and their Secret Desire is to be Unique and Original

My Zodiac Bottles are crammed full, at least as much as humanly possible, with gemstones, both precious and semi precious.

Precious Gemstones are Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby.Semi precious includes almost everyone else like Amethyst, Tourmaline, Citrine, Garnet, Peridot, Quartz, Fluorite and Moonstone. Some consider real Jade and Opal as precious because of their rarity.

The Aquarius Bottle has Aquamarines, Garnets, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, and Opal. They range from 3MM faceted bicones to larger chips and spheres. Each one is different depending on what I have available at the time. 

Also aligned with Aquarius are Fossils, Jet, Chrysoprase. If I can come across these, I would add them too.