Saturday, February 19, 2011

Holistic Approach

Friday, February 18, 2011

`Clarifying The Wind`

Principles from a Satya Reiki Poem:-

Don`t get angry today
Don`t mind or worry today
Don`t be afraid
Thanks to the world and every being
Work hard Be kind to every being
Make morning and evening Namaste and say thanks to all beings
Thanks to God and existence

Other Translations of Reiki Ryoho Principles

• The secret art of inviting happiness
• The miraculous medicine of all diseases
• Just for today, do not anger
• Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
• Devote yourself to your work
• Be kind to people
• Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer
• Pray these words to your heart and chant these words with your mout
• The Secret Method of Inviting Blessings
• The Spiritual Medicine of Many Illnesses
• For today only, do not anger, do not worry.
• Do your work with appreciation.
• Be kind to all people.
• In the morning and at night hold your hands in prayer, meditate on and chant these words.

Ideals by Alliance Masters&Radiance Technique

Reiki Principles
• Just for today,I will not worry
• Just for today,I will not be angry
• Just for today,I will give thanks for my many blessings
• Just for today,I will do my work honestly
• Just for today,I will be kind to every living thing
as taught be Reiki Alliance Masters
Reiki Principles
• Just for today, I will let go of anger.
• Just for today, I will let go of worry.
• Today, I will count my many blessings.
• Today, I will do my work honestly.
• Today, I will be kind to every living creature.

as taught by The Radiance Technique.

The Ideals

• Just for today, thou shall not anger
• Just for today, thou shall not worry
• Thou shall be grateful for the many blessings
• Earn thy livelihood with honest labor
• Be kind to thy neighbors
as taught by Mrs. Takata.

Original ideals

The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all the diseases
just for today,do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people
Every morning and evening join your hands in prayers ,pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
-Usui Mikao


The Original Principles Formulated by Usui Sensei: Dr. Mikao Usui the founder ofReiki Ryoho, adopted five admonitions to live by from the Meiji Emperor, that if applied with Reiki, would heal the body, bring peace of mind, and hapinness in life. Following are those admonitions, taught as the Reiki Principles, Precepts or Ideals. It is interesting to see the variations from the various Reiki Organizations, even in the translated version.

From Usui Sensei`s memorial: ...when it comes to teaching, first let the student understand well the Meiji Emperor`s admonitory, then in the morning and in the evening let them chant and have in mind the five admonitions which are:
• Don`t get angry today.
• Don`t be grievous.
• Express your thanks.
• Be diligent in your business.
• Be kind to others.
from the original document in Usui Sensei`s handwriting.


Usui Reiki Ryoho (Usui Spiritual Energy healing Method): Reiki (which means, `spiritual energy`) Ryoho (which is, `healing method, therapy, remedy, cure`)—is the original name(s) attributed to Reiki by Mikao Usui. When Usui achieved satori (enlightenment) on Kurama Yama, he developed a system of wellness and spiritual growth, which he called Usui Reiki Ryoho,Reiki Ryoho or Reiho, for short.

Usui Shiki Ryoho (Usui Style Healing): Shiki (which means `style, ceremony, rite, method, system, form`) Ryoho (which means, `healing method, therapy, remedy, cure`)—is the method taught by the Reiki Alliance and some Independent Reiki Masters. It is not known where the name Usui Shiki Ryoho originated. Perhaps with Dr. Hayashi or Mrs. Takata, however in one recorded session in 1979, she tells the history of Reiki and refers to the name of the system as Usui Reiki Ryoho. Mrs. Takata did use the name Usui Shiki Ryoho on the certificates she issued to her students.

When comparing the information contained in the Usui Hikkei, Hayashi Hikkei and the Gray book, A Memorial to Takata Sensei compiled by Alice Takata Furumoto, one will notice that the information is very similar. Little has changed. The information, the way it was presented and some of the techniques remained intact. It is known, that Mrs. Takata changed the history of Reiki, perhaps to have this wonderful system more readily accepted by a primarily Christian country (US). It must also be kept in mind that when she began to teach (1938-1980), Mrs. Takata was faced with passing on a primarily Japanese Buddhist discipline, to American Christians during and after a major war (ending in 1945) with Japan. It is not surprising therefore that she needed to make some changes.

Energy healing system

Reiki, the energy healing system, is based on the belief that thoughts have the power to direct energy—the underlying dynamo shaping the world.Often described as a form of Shinto-Buddhist Qigong,reiki was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese, in the early 20th century. Dr Usui`s initial task was to discover how spiritual leaders such as the Buddha and Christ were able to perform miraculous healing through mere touch without depleting their own energy reserves. A deep spiritual experience led him to devote several years to the study. During his quest he experienced an intense energy gratification, which had healing powers. He named this energy—Usui Reiki Ryoho. His disciples, after the World War II, popularized the concept and its practice in the West.

Reiki (pronounced as `ray-key`) is made up of two words—`rei` and `ki`. `Rei` can be interpreted as a higher form of intelligence while `ki` denotes life force. Taken together, `reiki` is understood to be a kind of universal energy. This system heals by raising the vibrations, of the being or object to be healed, closer to that of the practitioner.Reiki is a multidimensional energy healing system, which can heal the cause of a problem at whatever level it may exist—body, mind, or spirit. 

Reiki is transferred to students by Reiki Masters through a series of attunements. During an attunement process, the Master selects a series of symbols, which represent important points located along a person`s energy field, and guides them through higher vibrations of energy. This attunement process enables recipients to access the healing energy on their own—and in turn, help others to access it too.

Reiki comes to the West-Hawayo Takata

Hawayo Takata
Hawayo Takata was born at dawn on December 24th, 1900, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. Her parents were Japanese immigrants and her father worked in the sugar cane fields. She worked very hard as she was growing up. She eventually married the bookkeeper of the plantation where she was employed. His name was Saichi Takata and they had two daughters. In October, 1930, Saichi died at the age of thirty-four leaving Mrs. Takata to raise their two children. 

In order to provide for her family, she had to work very hard with little rest. After five years she developed severe abdominal pain, a lung condition and had a nervous breakdown.
Soon after this, one of her sisters died and it was the responsibility of Hawayo to travel to Japan where her parents had moved to deliver the news. She also felt she could receive help for her health in Japan. 

She took a steamship and was accompanied by her sister-in-law. After informing her parents of the death of her sister, she entered a hospital. It was found that she had a tumor, gallstones, and emphysema. She rested for several weeks to prepare for the operation.
On the operating table, just before the surgery was to begin, Hawayo heard a voice. The voice said, "The operation is not necessary. The operation is not necessary." She had never heard a voice speak to her like this before. She wondered what it meant. The voice repeated the message a third time even louder. She knew she was wide awake and had not imagined the voice. It was so unusual, yet so compelling that she decided to ask the doctor. She got off the operating table,  wrapped a sheet around herself and asked to speak to the doctor.
When the doctor finally came, she asked if he knew of any other way that her problems could be helped. The doctor knew of Dr. Hayashi's Reiki clinic and told Hawayo about it. This was something she wanted to try. 

At the Reiki clinic, she began receiving treatments. She had never heard of Reiki before and did not know what it was. Using byosen scanning the practitioners could sense what was wrong with Mrs. Takata. Their diagnosis very closely matched the doctor's at the hospital. This impressed her and gave her confidence in what they were doing. 

Two Reiki practitioners would treat her each day. The heat from their hands was so strong that she thought they were using some kind of equipment. She looked around, but saw none. Seeing the large sleeves of the Japanese kimono one of the practitioners was wearing, she thought she had found the location of the equipment. She grabbed the sleeves, but found nothing. The startled practitioner wanted to know what she was doing and when she explained, he began to laugh. Then he told her about Reiki and how it worked. 

Mrs. Takata received daily treatments and got progressively better. In four months, she was completely healed. Impressed with the results, she wanted to learn Reiki. However, it was explained that Reiki was Japanese and that it was intended to stay in Japan. It could not be taught to an outsider. 

Mrs. Takata talked to the surgeon at the hospital and convinced him to ask Dr. Hayashi to allow her to learn Reiki. Since Dr. Hayashi wanted to teach Reiki to another woman besides his wife, and since Mrs. Takata was so persistent, he decided that she should be the one. In the Spring of 1936, Mrs. Takata received First Degree Reiki. She worked with Dr. Hayashi for one year and then received Second Degree Reiki. 

Mrs. Takata returned to Hawaii in 1937. She was soon followed by Dr. Hayashi and his daughter who came to help establish Reiki in Hawaii. In the Winter of 1938, Dr. Hayashi initiated Hawayo Takata as a Reiki Master. She was the thirteenth and last Reiki Master Dr. Hayashi initiated. 

Takata did not teach or practice Reiki the same way she had learned from Dr. Hayahsi. She chose to modifiy the system by creating her own hand position method she called the foundation treatment. In addition, she eliminated what we in the west have come to call the Japanese Reiki techniques, which include byosen scanning, kenyoku and gyoshi ho to name a few. In effect, she simplifed the system making it easier to learn. Even so, her system is effective and we must honor her for being an innovator.

Between 1970 and her transition on December 11, 1980, Mrs. Takata initiated twenty-two Reiki Masters. Below is a list of the Reiki Masters she initiated. This is the list she gave to her sister before she passed through transition.
George Araki
Barbara McCullough
Beth Grey
Ursula Baylow (deceased)
Paul Mitchell
Iris Ishikura (deceased)
Fran Brown
Barbara Weber Ray
Ethel Lombardi
Wanja Twan
Virginia Samdahl (deceased)
Phyllis Lei Furumoto
Dorothy Baba (deceased)
Mary McFaden
John Gray
Rick Bockner
Bethel Phaigh (deceased)
Harry Kuboi
Patricia Ewing
Shinobu Saito
Kay Yamashita (Takata's Sister)
Barbara Brown
The original twenty-two teachers have taught others. In the time since Mrs. Takata experienced transition, Reiki has spread rapidly in the West. It is now practiced throughout North and South America, Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, India and other parts of the world. There are now an estimated 1,000,000 Reiki Masters with as many as 4,000,000 people having been initiated into Reiki throughout the world.

Dr. Chujiro Hayashi

Dr. Chujiro Hayashi

 Dr. Hayashi was a retired naval officer. He received the Reiki Master initiation from Dr. Usui about 1925 at the age of 47.

Up to this point, the Usui system of healing consisted of the energy itself, the 3 Reiki II symbols, the Usui hand positions, the attunement process and the Reiki ideals. After being asked to do so by Usui sensei, Dr. Hayashi went on to develop the Usui system of healing. He opened a Reiki clinic in Tokyo and kept detailed records of the treatments given. He used this information to create the Hayashi Healing Guide that included detailed hand positions for specific illnesses and conditions. He changed the way Reiki sessions were given by having the client lay on a table and be treated by 2 practitioners. He simplified the attunement process and may have been the one to add the master symbol, thus increasing the effectiveness of the attunements. (Although this may have been added by Mrs. Takata.) This may be why Takata only give a limited number of attunements for each level, whereas Dr. Usui recommended the student receive as many attunements or reiju’s as possible.

The Development of Usui Reiki-Dr. Mikao Usui

 Dr. Mikao Usui

Dr. Mikao Usui, or Usui Sensei as he is called by his students in Japan, is the founder of the Usui System of Reiki. He was born August 15, 1865 in the village of Yago in the Yamagata district of Gifu prefecture, Japan. Usui Sensei had an avid interest in learning and worked hard at his studies. He traveled to Europe and China to further his education. His curriculum included medicine, psychology, and religion. It is thought that he was from a wealthy family, as in Japan only the wealthy could afford to send their children to school. Eventually he became the secretary to Shinpei Goto, head of the department of health and welfare who later became the Mayor of Tokyo. The connections Usui Sensei made at this job helped him to become a successful businessman. 

In March,1922 Usui's personal and business life was failing. As a sensitive spiritualist, Usui Sensei had previously spent much time meditating at power spots on Mt. Kurama. So he decided to travel to this holy mountain where he enrolled in Isyu Guo, a twenty-one-day training course. He was not seeking to discover a method of healing, but only to solve his personal problems. 

We do not know for certain what he was required to do during this training, but it is likely that fasting, meditation, chanting and prayers were part of the practice. In addition, we know there is a small waterfall on Mt. Kurama where even today people go to meditate. This meditation involves standing under the waterfall and allowing the waters to strike and flow over the top of the head, a practice which is said to activate the crown chakra. Japanese Reiki Masters think that Usui Sensei may have used this meditation as part of his practice. In any case, it was during the Isyu Guo training that the great Reiki energy entered his crown chakra. This greatly enhanced his healing abilities and he realized he had received a wonderful new gift - the ability to give healing to others without depleting his own energy! 
Accepting the responsiblity to practice and teach this new gift, Usui Sensei created the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai and also opened a Reiki clinic. He also further developed Reiki creating the various levels of trainng, adding 3 symbols to the practice and developing an attunement method. 

Reiki in the West

Usui Sensei asked Hayashi Sensei to develop Reiki which he did and Mrs. Takata who brought it to the west also changed the way it was practiced. Because of this, the system that has been taught in the west which has in turn spread all over the world is considerably different than the Reiki methods of both Hayashi Sensei and Usui Sensei. 

During his mystical experience on Mt. Kurama, Dr. Usui received the ability to do Reiki treatments. Later he added the Reiki Ideals, the three Reiki II symbols, hand positions and the attunement process. Following Dr. Usui's request to develop the system of Reiki, Dr. Hayashi created a complex hand position system based on his experience as a medical doctor and from his experience working in his Reiki clinic. He also further developed the attunement process and may have been the one to add the master symbol, although it is possible that the master symbol was added by Mrs. Takatal. 

Mrs. Takata developed what she called the foundation treatment which is a simplified version of what she learned from Dr. Hayashi. The foundation treatment consists of 4 hand positions on the abdomen area and 3 or 4 hand positions for the head and a few optional hand potitions on the back. She also decided not to teach most of the techniques (now called Japanese Reiki techniques) she learned from Dr. Hayashi, thus simplifying the system for Westerners. She also added the fee structure previously mentioned. So while the lineage is the same, going back to Dr. Usui, and the 3 symbols from Reiki II are the same as Dr. Usui taught, in many ways, the system of Reiki she taught was different than what Dr. Usui had originally created. The important thing is that her system is effective with the addition of the foundation treatment being her most important contribution to Reiki.

The required waiting periods between classes were added by several of Mrs. Takata's Masters after she passed on. Actually according to Mrs. Yamaguchi who became a Reiki teacher under Dr. Hayashi, Dr. Hayashi taught that Reiki treatments should be given for free. This is why he taught mostly to wealthy students who could afford to practice without charging money. So, while some say payment must be received, we know that this is not a requirement and that it is really up to the practitioner to decide if they want to charge a fee or not for Reiki treatments.

Takata said Reiki is an oral tradition and because of this didn’t allow her students to take notes or to tape record and she had no written handouts; neither did she write anything about how Reiki is to be taught. (We now know she did teach one class in June, 1975 in which she did give handouts and did allow her students to take notes. See the summer 09 issue of Reiki News Magazine.) Because of this it became difficult to verify exactly how Reiki is to be practiced. This became especially problematic after she passed on.
After Mrs. Takata's transition, a few teachers began making changes in the way they taught Reiki. Most of the changes were beneficial, and included the addition of knowledge and healing skills the teachers had learned from other systems or had acquired from inner guidance. However, some changes were restrictive, making it more difficult for students to progress. Some took the Third Degree and divided it into several small parts, calling each new part a new Degree and charging additional money. Often, the fact that they had modified the Takata system was not mentioned and when their students became teachers, they began teaching what they thought was pure Takata style Reiki and even calling it pure Usui Reiki when in fact it was not. In this way, many varieties of Reiki have developed with some thinking they have the only authentic version of Reiki when actually what they are teaching is a modified form. Much of the information on the web about the history of Usui Reiki and how it is taught and practiced has not been well researched and people are simply publishing anything they have heard without attempting to find the source or check references. 


There has been a lot of speculation about where Reiki came from, but there has been little confirmation of most of these ideas. Some say that Reiki originated from Buddhism or that it contains Buddhist concepts or techniques. I spoke with a Japanese Reiki master who is also a Buddhist and has done historical research into Reiki in Japan. He said that he could see no connection between Reiki and Buddhism and that he felt that Reiki is religiously neutral. While Dr. Usui may have been a Buddhist, he had also studied Christianity and had lived with a Christian family for a time. It is clear he had a very broad background in many religious teachings and philosophies 
The clearest and most authentic understanding we have been able to discover is that Dr. Usui originated the system of healing he taught and practiced based first on his mystical experience on Mt. Kurama and then later by making use of his studies in many different areas of knowledge. Usui Reiki has no connection to Buddhism, nor is it connected to Tibetan Buddhism or Tibetan shamanism or any other religion. One of the stories says Dr. Usui discovered the Reiki symbols in a Tibetan sutra, but even though people have carefully looked, no one has been able to find a Tibetan sutra with Reiki symbols in it. This is further validated by Dr. Usui’s own writing in which he says, "Our Reiki Ryoho is something absolutely original and cannot be compared with any other (spiritual) path in the world."

History Speaks

Reiki In Japan
The Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai 
Dr. Usui discovered Reiki during a mystical experience on Mt. Kurama, a sacred mountain north of Kyoto, Japan in March, 1922. A few months later he started a Reiki organization called the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai which means “Usui Reiki Healing Society.” He also opened a Reiki clinic in Harajuku, Aoyama, Tokyo. There he taught classes and gave Reiki treatments. After the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923 the demand for Reiki was great and it was at this time that Usui began training other teachers. 

Usui was the first president of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. After he died, he was followed by a succession of presidents: Mr. Ushida, Mr. Iichi Taketome, Mr. Yoshiharu Watanabe, Mr. Toyoichi Wanami, Ms. Kimiko Koyama and the current successor to Dr. Usui as of 1998 is Mr. Kondo. Contrary to what has been said by some in the west, there is no "lineage bearer" or "Grandmaster" in the system of healing started by Dr. Usui, only the succession of presidents listed above. While Dr. Hayashi was a respected Reiki master and made valuable contributions to the development of Reiki, he was never the president of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. 

Reiki is a generic word in Japan, and is used to describe many types of healing and spiritual work. It is not exclusive to the system of healing based on Dr. Usui's method. The system of healing that evolved from Dr. Usui's method is called the Usui System of Natural Healing or Usui Reiki Ryoho.

The Healing Touch

The Logo
The Japanese kanji in the center of the logo means Reiki, which is spiritually, guided life energy. The upward pointing triangle represents humanity moving toward God. The downward pointing triangle represents God moving toward humanity. Because the two triangles are united, and balanced, they represent humanity and God working together in harmony. The inner sixteen-petaled flower symbolizes the throat chakra or communication. The outer twelve-petaled flower symbolizes the heart chakra or love. The complete logo represents Reiki uniting God and humanity in harmony through the communication of love.

An add On the Newspaper !

One lazy morning i happend to see an add on newspaper,about REIKI Classes,which was offered on all weekends,few more enrollments left in bold.REIKI was completely new to me.I made a call and got enrolled.
I was soo excited,unlike other learning i wont juggle cracking stack programming or cooking my brain over heaps or trees.

A concern with matters of the spirit !

I'm a person who believes being spiritual and religious to the core.Unlike my friends,I'm too much interested in knowing and following the path of Spirituality.We all need to know the basis.we all need solitude.we all have to listen to the voice of our inner mind.Spirituality involves searching our very self, caring our own bodies, and being aware of what's going on inside and outside us.
My this urge introduced me to "REIKI"
"what if you get the power to heal"???

God's Wisdom ! My First crush

I never missed any of the god and the goddess shows on television,when i was teen.
"Ramayan" "Mahabharath" "jai hanuman" and my favorite was "shri krishna"
Im a hard core worshiper of Lord krishna...inturn i belive in "love' above all other relationships
In fact for many years "Swapnil joshi" was my secret crush ;P
I used to bunk tution classes on sundays,just to see him ;) and due to him i was labeled as a late comer :((
This love story ended when Swapnil was replaced my a much elder Man :((
wooohooo im moving out of subject...


Thursday, February 10, 2011

3 more dayss :))

Have you decided your Valentine Gift or what????or else Stuck???
I can help u Guys :D 
If you are talented,if you can write a small sei cute sei poem,u can make her happyy  :)
(kahi sei copy math karo,thats soo cheap :P)
Get some Red  Rosess..surprise her...or other wise take her for a candle light Dinner :) after that a long drive,not bad na.Im sure This will get her Smile :))

And gals if u wanna plz ur guys then get some general gifts. The best Valentine Gift Ideas for men can range from accessories,clothes, books to ipods. Most of the men love to possess a great collection of deodorants, shaving lotions, cologne, body sprays, goggles, bracelets, chains and wristwatches. You may present anything of these stuffs. 

For the busy executives who are always on the run, leather bags, laptop holders, organizers, timepieces or may be a gift certificate of a spa will make them remember you even when he is away on work. 

Nowadays, most men are gadget freaks. They are stuck to computers and laptops at their office, talking on their latest cell phones or listening to their ipods.These are some of the gifts that your guy will love to unpack.

Now what??? HURYYY

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Month Long February

  • American Heart Month
  • American History Month
  • Black History Month
  • Children Dental Health Month
  • International Friendship Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Embroidery Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Snack Food Month
  • National Wild Bird Feeding Month
  • Responsible Pet Owner's Month

February Events ! 20th-28th

February 20th:-

  • Hoodie -Hoo Day
  • John Glenn Orbits The Earth
  • Toothpick Patented-in 1872
February 21th:-
  • Family Day
  • Love Your Pet Day
  • Polaroid 'Land' Camera First Introduced
    By Edwin Land in 1947 
  • President's Day
February 22nd:-
  • Be Humble Day
  • George Washington's B'day
    Born in 1732
  • World Thinking Day
February 23rd:-
  • International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day
February 24th:-
  • Dia de la Bandera
    Flag Day in Mexico
  • Gordon's Birthday
    Sesame Street Personality
February 25th:-
  • First US Electric Printing Press Patented
    By Thomas Davenport in 1837.
  • Paper Currency Introduced in U.S.
    Introduced in 1862 by President Abraham Lincoln.
February 26th:-
  • Carnival Day
  • Levi Strauss' Birthday
    Born in 1829.
February 27th:-
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Birthday
    Born in 1807. 
  • No-Brainer Day
  • Polar BearDay
February 28th:-
  • Public Sleeping day

February Events ! 10th-19th

February 10th:-
  • Umbrella Day   
February 11th:-
  • Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
  • National Foundation Day
    Celebrated in Japan
  • National Inventor'sDay
    In honor of Thomas Edison's birthday
  • White T-Shirt Day

February 12th:-
  • Abraham Lincoln's B'Day                    
    Born in 1809
February 13th:-
  • Get a Different Name Day

February 14th:-
  • Clean Out Your Computer Day           
    Second Monday in February.
  • Ferris Wheel Day
  • National Organ Donor Day 
  • Saint Valentine's Day 

February 15th:-
  • National Flag Day in Canada
  • National GumdropDay
  • Susan B.Anthony'sBirthday
    Born in 1820.
February 16th:-
  • Nylon Patented (By DuPont in 1937)
February 17th:-
  • Random Acts Of Kindness Day

February 18th:-
  •  Pluto Discovered
    By Clyde Tombaugh in 1930.
February 19th:-
  • Mr.Roger's Neighborhood Debuted
    In 1968.

February Events ! 1st-9th

February 1st:- 
  • Langston Hughes's Birthday
    Great poet,Born in Missouri in 1902
  • National Freedom day
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially came into existence In 1920.

 February 2nd:-

  • Bottel cap Patented
  • Dia de la Candelaria (Celebrated in Mexico)
  • Groundhog day
February 3rd:-      
  • Chinese New Year
  • Emlo's b'day

February 4th:-
  • Charles lindbergh's Birthday   
    Born in 1902.
  • Create a Vaccum Day
  • Rosa Park's Birthday
    Born in 1913 

February 5th:-
  • Constitution day in Mexico
  • Disaster Day
  • Hank Aaron's Birthday
    Born in 1934.

February 6th:-
Super Bowl
  •  Babe Ruth's Birthday            
    Born in 1895.
  • Monopoly Board Game Goes on Sale in Stores  
    In 1935
  • Super Bowl XlIV

February 7th:-
  • Charles Dicken's Birthday                              
    Born in 1812. 
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday
    Born in 1867.

February 8th:-
  • Boy Scout's Day
    Founded in 1910.

February 9th:-

  • Hershey's Chocolate Founded      
    In 1894.
  • Toothache Day

Amethyst !!!

Definition of the Amethyst, the February Birthstone

Definition of Amethyst, the February birth stone: The word Amethyst is derived from the Greek word "amethystos" which means "remedy against drunkenness" which is reflected in the properties of this stone. A variety of crystallized quartz, of a purple or bluish violet color, of different shades. It is much used as a jeweler's stone. The Amethyst is a member of the Quartz (silicon dioxide) family.  Crystal structure of the Amethyst, the February birthstone, is hexagonal.

February Birthstone Zodiac Sign

The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve calendar months. The February birthstone of the Amethyst is considered to be the birth stone of Aquarius (the Water Bearer) and relate to those born between January 20 - February 18. The Zodiac sign of Aquarius also responds to Garnet and Jasper.

February Birthstone - the Color of the Amethyst

The traditional colors associated with the Amethyst is a pale lilac to violet to red-violet color through to a deep rich purple color. A popular gem used in jewelry. The meaning of colors through the ages represented many aspects of life. Social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism were all reflected in the color purple. The original symbolic meaning of the color purple was for penitence and mourning. However,  it became symbolic with wealth and power and strongly associated with Royalty as the dyes used for purple materials were extremely expensive to produce.

February Birthstone - Properties of the Amethyst

For those who were born in the month of February the Amethyst is the traditional birthstone. The February birthstone poem reflects some of the properties with which the Amethyst is associated - stability, peace, balance, courage, inner strength, sincerity and a calm disposition. The healing properties of the February birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction,  headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory system issues and general healing. The Amethyst is also referred to as the the "sobriety stone" as it was once believed to prevent drunkenness and used to treat alcoholism and other types of addictions.

What is the Birthstone for February?

Giving a piece of jewelry containing a birthstone gem will bring the wearer with good luck and protection.
February Birthstone poem - the Amethyst 
"The February born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they, the amethyst will wear."

February Birth Flower - the Violet or Primrose


Birth Month Flowers - Gifts

All over the World people give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and wedding flowers play a huge part in Wedding celebrations. Unique New Mother & Baby Gift! Many people also like to give flowers to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year, especially during holiday periods. Knowing the flowers which are associated with each month and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers.
  • Month of January Flowers, the Carnation or Snowdrop, to celebrate New Year's Day, Epiphany (12 days after Christmas), Martin Luther King's birthday on the third Monday in January and even Golf Day on January 17
  • Month of February Flowers, the Violet or Primrose, to celebrate St Valentine's Day
  • Month of March, the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus), to celebrate St David's Day on March 1, St Patrick's Day on March 17 and Mothering Sunday, or Mother's Day ( the 4th Sunday of Lent)
  • Month of April Flowers, the Sweet pea or Daisy, to celebrate Easter, Good Friday, Palm Sunday and Passover
  • Month of May, the Lily of the Valley, to celebrate May Day on May 1 and Cinco de Maya on May 5
  • Month of June Flowers, the Rose, to commemorate D Day on June 6 and Father's Day on the third Sunday in June
  • Month of July, the Larkspur or Water Lily, to celebrate Canada Day on July 1 and Independence Day on July 4
  • Month of August Flowers, the Gladiolus or Poppy, to celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday in August , Sisters Day on Aug 5and Senior Citizen's Day on August 8
  • Month of September, the Aster or Morning Glory, to commemorate Patriot Day on 9/11 and celebrate Teacher's Day on September 4 and Grandparent's Day on the first Sunday after Labor Day on Sept 1
  • Month of October Flowers, the Calendula (Marigold), to celebrate Halloween on October 31 and Colobus Day on October 13
  • Month of November, the Chrysanthemum, to celebrate All Saint's Day on November 1 and Thanksgiving Day
  • Month of December Flowers, the Narcissus or Holly, to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's Eve

Flora the Roman Goddess of Flowers

Flora was the Roman Goddess of flowers and her name continues to be used as a collective term for plant life and flowers. The festival of Flora, called the Floralia, was held in the month of April or early May and was marked with flowers. There were two temples dedicated to Flora in Rome, one was near the great Circus Maximus where chariot races were held and the other temple was on the slopes of the Quirinal Hill.

The Language of Flowers !!

The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The "Language of Flowers" therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower by which means a lover could send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning ;);)

Birth Month Flowers and their Meaning !

  1. January Birth Flower - the Carnation or Snowdrop
  2. February Birth Flower - the Violet or Primrose
  3. March Birth Flower - the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus)
  4. April Birth Flower - the Sweet pea or Daisy
  5. May Birth Flower - the Lily of the Valley
  6. June Birth Flower - the Rose
  7. July Birth Flower - the Larkspur or Water Lily
  8. August Birth Flower - the Gladiolus or Poppy
  9. September Birth Flower - the Aster or Morning Glory
  10. October Birth Flower - the Calendula (Marigold)
  11. November Birth Flower - the Chrysanthemum
  12. December Birth Flower - the Narcissus

Do you know about Birth month Flower??

The Origins of Birth Month Flowers:-

The first flowers appeared on our Planet over 130 million years ago creating beauty, color and wonderful scents. Flowers have been given as gifts since time immemorial. It is believed that birthday celebrations originated in the Roman Empire and the origins of birth month flowers could be said to date back to these times. The birthday celebrations included honoring the Roman Gods and decorating their altars with flowers. During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included flowers - the first traditions and origins of Birth Month Flowers.

February 2011 Calender