A Guide to the Zodiac Gemstones
Astrology is the study of celestial body alignment. Many believe planet alignment influences our lives. In fact, 40% of Americans believe there is scientific evidence behind astrology.
We have different gemstones that represent our astrological signs, the month we are born and even the day of the week we were born. Our signs have gemstones because it is believed these gemstones tap into our inner powers. Gemstones also have holistic benefits that can improve our mental and physical well-being.
Continue reading to discover all about zodiac gemstones:
Birthstones are the most recognizable example of zodiac gemstones. Every month of the year has an assigned gemstone. Many people believe the gemstone that corresponds with your birth month has special properties.
Here are the birthstones for each month:
- January — Garnet
- February — Amethyst
- March — Aquamarine
- April — Diamond
- May — Emerald
- June — Pearl
- July — Ruby
- August — Peridot
- September — Sapphire
- October — Opal
- November — Citrine
- December — Blue topaz
Experts trace our birthstone selection to the Bible. In Exodus 28, Moses orders special garments for Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews. The breastplate contained 12 precious gemstones, representing the 12 tribes of Israel.
As time went on, we associated these 12 gemstones to the 12 calendar months of the year. Eventually, they became linked to the zodiac.
As well as birthstones, we also have zodiac gemstones. These gemstones signify power and well-being and offer many benefits to those in their corresponding signs. Here are the zodiac gemstones:
- Capricorn — Green tourmaline
- Aquarius — Sapphire
- Pisces — Amethyst
- Aries — Ruby
- Taurus — Golden topaz
- Gemini — Citrine
- Cancer — Alexandrite
- Leo — Garnet
- Virgo — Emerald
- Libra — Peridot
- Scorpio — Aquamarine
- Sagittarius — Garnet
You should keep your gemstone in your home as a healing crystal or wear gemstone jewelry to take the power of your gemstone with you.
The lesser-known zodiac gemstones are gemstones representing each day of the week. Here are the gemstones:
- Sunday — Topaz
- Monday — Pearl
- Tuesday — Ruby
- Wednesday — Amethyst
- Thursday — Sapphire
- Friday — Carnelian
- Saturday — Turquoise
Not sure which day of the week you were born? Just Google your birthday and year.
Now that you know the three gemstones that provide the most power, do you know what powers each gemstone holds? Here’s a look at each gemstone.
Amethyst is one of the most distinguishable gemstones. It boasts a vivid purple color. Amethyst is a beautiful stone, perfect to wear as jewelry. Amethyst also makes a perfect crystal for your home.
Amethyst packs more power than you think. Amethyst — as well as all things purple — represent relaxation and serenity. Amethyst is the Wednesday gemstone, Pisces’ gemstone and is the February birthstone.
Diamonds are most famous as luxury gemstones, used in engagement rings and other fine jewelry pieces. Diamond is also April’s birthstone. All diamond connoisseurs know the best-quality diamonds have impressive clarity. This is exactly what diamonds represent — clarity.
Do you tend to get scatterbrained? Is your life chaotic and cluttered? Wear diamond jewelry. Your diamond will help clear your brain and will improve your focus.
Like amethyst, emerald also represents many aspects of the zodiac. Emerald is the gemstone for Virgo and is the May birthstone. Those in this zodiac will find emerald as a protecting stone. Emerald is also a grounding stone; its vibrant green hues remind the wearer of the earth and all things nature.
While emerald crystals are perfect for your home, it is recommended you wear emerald for the most protection. But no two emerald pieces are the same and there are many things to consider when buying emerald jewelry.
Unlike emerald’s bright green hue, green tourmaline is a darker green. Capricorns will effectively harness this stone; as the hardest working sign of the zodiac, green tourmaline will help enhance your focus so you complete all of your projects. Are you a more chilled-out Cap? You can also use green tourmaline as a meditative crystal.
While green tourmaline makes beautiful jewelry, use green tourmaline as a healing crystal for best results. If you want to wear green tourmaline, wear this gemstone to work to improve your productivity.
Pearls are formed when a parasite enters an oyster. Fluid coats the parasite, layering and covering the parasite, called “nacre.” Eventually, the nacre turns into a pearl.
Since pearls form inside an oyster, they have powerful inner wisdom powers. If you were born in June or were born on a Monday, wear pearl jewelry to strengthen your mind. Pearl is also great at making decisions.
The color orange represents so many refreshing things. The orange fruit, flowers such as poppy and marigold, and sunshine are common examples. Citrine has an orange hue that helps the wearer feel uplifted. Citrine also perks you up and energizes you.
If you are a Gemini or have a November birthday, wear citrine if you are feeling down. You can also meditate with a citrine crystal and feel uplifted and energized.
Peridot has amazing mental healing properties. If you are a Libra or were born in August, meditating with peridot can decrease sadness and depression. Wear peridot as jewelry to improve your mood and to protect your mental health.
Like green tourmaline and diamonds, topaz is a great stone that enhances mental clarity and improves focus. If you were born on a Sunday or you were born in December, wear topaz jewelry to work or when life feels chaotic. Topaz comes in a myriad of colors. However, you will gain the most benefits when wearing blue topaz. The color blue is calming and blue topaz represents serenity.
While you will want to improve your focus, blue top Are you looking for a new gemstone? Take a look at your zodiac sign and wear your zodiac gemstones. Everyone has a gemstone that corresponds to their birth month, their zodiac sign and the day of the week they were born. These gemstones make beautiful jewelry pieces and boost healing during meditation.
Article written by Jane Davies
Are you looking for a new gemstone? Take a look at your zodiac sign and wear your zodiac gemstones. Everyone has a gemstone that corresponds to their birth month, their zodiac sign and the day of the week they were born. These gemstones make beautiful jewelry pieces and boost healing during meditation.