Hello November

In the Latin language, novem means “nine” and November was originally the 9th month in the Roman calendar which had only ten months until around 153 B.C. [wikipedia]

Yellow topaz and citrine are November’s birthstones.

Yellow Topaz

The yellow topaz stone is known for its powerful ability to help one manifest their personal intentions through their own will. Wear it or add it to your meditation. It’s a stone that represents friendships and encourages helpful people into one’s life.

“Citrine is a joyful stone with bright energy which lights up many aspects of lives of those who work with it. It has energies of good fortune and good luck, though these may appear in unexpected ways.” [http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/citrine/]

The chrysanthemum is the flower of the month, and “symbolizes optimism and joy”. [http://www.teleflora.com/meaning-of-flowers/chrysanthemum]

Not only does it grow in multiple colors, it also “comes with a wide variety of meanings all across the globe. In Asia the chrysanthemum signifies life and rebirth, making them great gifts for birthdays and baby showers. In Europe the chrysanthemum signifies an expression of sympathy. Chrysanthemum’s are typically looked at as a flower that signifies respect and honor in America.

The color of the flower can also affect the meaning behind the chrysanthemum. For example, if you receive a red chrysanthemum from someone, it is a symbol of love. A yellow chrysanthemum blossom on the other hand signifies neglected love or sorrow. A white chrysanthemum is a symbol of loyalty and devoted love. In general, chrysanthemums are believed to represent happiness, love, longevity and joy.” [http://www.easternfloral.com/blog/meaning-chrysanthemum-flower/]

Chrysanthemum - shutterstock_117657757

Chrysanthemum – shutterstock_117657757

If you’re curious of some observances that some in the United States observe with awareness campaigns during the month of November, they include:

Other observances the US and some internationally observe, include:

November is also known as the big holiday retail month of the year. Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday have many shopping in stores and online. I don’t buy a lot of things Black Friday BUT I look forward to going every year with my sister. It’s become our sister time tradition. Broke or rich, we’ll still get together. If anything to just have a reason to sing carols in the car, fuel up on coffee, bundle up with ads marked with possible items we’d like to purchase, and even though we’re not in it for the adrenaline rush to get that major deal, we LOVE watching others silliness.

Black Friday is known to be a Super Deal Day, but you don’t have to wait till the end of this month to shop! There are many deals the month of November brings that fall on the other 29 days as well! – TrueCouponing.com

Be sure to check out TrueCouponing.com’s post on What to buy in November to find items to add to your shopping list this month.

Hello-November

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