A recent post on our Facebook page stirred up quite a bit of interest over the rare and beautiful Sirius Amethyst, its history, qualities, and healing properties. After a bit of digging, we found and resurrected this previously published article from the vault of our Treasure Tome blog posts.
As usual, the Universe has perfect timing as the Dog Days of Summer are upon us, which is the hottest time of the year. The reason why this time period is called this is because it coincided when Sirius the Dog Star rose and set with the Sun. Sirius was very important to the Egyptians and other early cultures (for both timekeeping and myth) and continues to be the brightest star in Earth's sky today.
That said, I can think of no better way to honor this natural cycle of Summer and revered star from the constellation Canis Major than put up an article about a very special amethyst crystal that was named after it. Michael J. Kallstrom's article "Seriously Sirius Amethyst" follows below.