Jewelry, gemstones have had a language, a meaning since the dawn of time. The energy of a stone is a scientific evidence (which can deny that uranium contains energy!). The stones are thus associated with people according to the type of energy it diffuses. A nervous person will not need the same energies as a reserved and calm person.
Knowing which stones are right for us and wearing them in jewellery will combine not only the pleasure of wearing a beautiful piece of jewellery but also to benefit from the energies of the stones.
WHAT ARE THE ZODIAC BIRTHSTONES ?
Zodiac gemstones are also called astral stones. The word Astral is derived from astrology and has been an integral part of holistic beliefs for centuries. Astrology is not a science, but was originally created as a method of reading the time. It is used to tell us when one moment has passed and also to let us know when another is coming, essentially acting as the calendar of the universe.
These periods are divided into twelve sections supposed to represent the twelve tribes of Israel in the book of Exodus. Each section or sign of the zodiac is associated with a particular gemstone. The idea is that your zodiac sign is linked to a gemstone on earth that allows the wearer to harness its hidden power. Gemstones also have holistic meanings and healing characteristics that are beneficial to the mind and body.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ASTROLOGICAL PRECIOUS STONES AND MODERN BIRTH STONES
Astrological gemstones based on zodiac signs can be different from modern birthstones related to the month of birth. Our current monthly calendar system was not known at the time of the exodus and it wasn't until 1912 that jewelers in America introduced a more standardized version of gemstones. This list is now followed in most countries. Ultimately, the choice of astrological or modern birthstone is a matter of personal belief and faith. Experts say: "The best way to assign a stone is to find the one that speaks to you."Many people believe that wearing the gemstone assigned to your birth month brings good luck and has protective powers. Let's take a look at some of the gemstones and how to determine which one is best for you.
Below is a list of the signs of the zodiac and the dates associated with them, along with the assigned gemstone. You can choose your Zodiac gemstone or your birth month stone, or both!
BIRTH STONE BY ZODIACAL SIGN
Verseau (January 20 - February 18): AMETHYSTE
As a sign of the air, an Aquarius needs perpetual external stimulation to match his attentive state of mind. Since Aquarians can become complacent if they are not engaged in activities that are not interesting or mentally stimulating enough, Amethyst has a stabilizing effect on both overloaded and distant tendencies. The popular song "The Age of Aquarius" encouraged the belief that love, light and humanity could change the world. In everyday life, business and personal relationships can flourish when Aquarius wears this beautiful purple stone.
Fish (February 19 - March 20): Aquamarine
Considered a superb purifier, aquamarine possesses incredible qualities of physical, emotional and mental balance. It is excellent for Pisces who tend to be overly sensitive and/or have communication problems. Aquamarine is also thought to decrease anxiety and increase self-confidence and feelings of happiness. For Pisces who believe they have some form of psychic ability, this birthstone is believed to improve clairvoyance and increase insight when worn.
Bélier (March 21 - April 19): DIAMANT
Optimistic and ambitious, the diamond helps to clarify any personal or professional enterprise sought by the hard-headed Aries. Like diamonds, Aries has a sparkling personality, even if it can sometimes seem aggressive or sullen. Diamonds are thought to increase positive energy, which can help in many areas of life when worn. Although we have no medical claims, diamonds are considered a healing stone for Aries, especially for brain ailments and pituitary complications.
Bull (April 20 - May 20): EMERAUDE
The emerald is a good luck charm for Taurus, strengthening their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being. Taurus represents love and knowledge, which makes emerald the perfect birthstone, as it helps to support both virtues. Emeralds also have the power to encourage generosity and altruism. Thus, when they are worn, Taurus can experience feelings of gratitude and abundance.
Gemini (May 21 - June 21): PERLE
Considered one of the most sacred gems by ancient civilizations, the pearl was considered the ideal birthstone of Gemini because it embodied the duality of the sign : Pearls personify life and death, joy and sorrow, sickness and health. When a Gemini wears a pearl, it enhances their best qualities and relationships while helping them lead a more balanced life. Pearls - for any astrological sign - are known to help heal diseases (again, this is an ancient belief without making any medical claims) of the heart, stomach, spleen and intestines.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22): PERIDOT
Peridot stone has been used throughout history as a source of protection against dark and perverse entities. Legend has it that Cleopatra lost her peridot amulet (the stone was one of her favourites) on her way back from a long journey. When she arrived home, she discovered that she had been betrayed by her lover, Mark Antony. For Lions, peridot also serves as protection from negative energies while strengthening areas of happiness, love and prosperity. Wearing a peridot is an easy way to get a boost of energy and a sense of optimism.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Blue Sapphire
Astrologers claim that sapphire is a stone with incredible healing properties, especially for headaches, fever, nosebleeds, eye infections, ulcers, earaches, rheumatism, inflammatory problems and thyroid complications. It is also an excellent balancer for the circulatory and endocrine systems. This impressive stone enhances honesty, inner peace, positivity, fidelity, wisdom and clarity for those who wear the stone, especially Virgins. Blue sapphires are often used as protection against malicious thoughts and negative energies.
Balance (September 23 - October 22): OPALE
Libra is a person born naturally to please, so she has difficulty saying "no". Wearing the opal can help her to keep the balance she covets so that her personal interests are not sacrificed. Contrary to what you may have heard, opals are known to bring luck to the wearer. Since Libra has problems making decisions, opal can help him to be more confident in his choices and allow him to lead a more fulfilling life. Opals are also thought to help relieve the discomfort associated with eye and digestive problems, as well as being a general healer.
Scorpion (October 23 - November 21): TOPAZE
Scorpio can have difficulty maintaining relationships when the lines between loyalty problems and superficial disagreements are crossed. Wearing a topaz (the more orange, the better) helps to clarify things. Sometimes overly emotional and sensitive, this stone can help this sign feel more balanced and calm. It also improves the natural qualities associated with Scorpio, including concentration, creativity and intelligence.
Sagittarius (22 November - 21 December): TURQUOISE
A spiritual spirit is the zenith for the sign of Sagittarius and turquoise has the power to raise such a spirit to the next level. When worn, turquoise is known for its mental clarity and spiritual judgment, which helps people under this sign who like to take risks and explore the unknown. Turquoise also symbolizes friendship and encourages romantic and sincere relationships. This purifying stone helps to protect against negative energies, but also against external stressors such as pollution. It has many healing properties, including strengthening the immune system, detoxification, relieving cramps and pain, purifying the lungs, cleansing gastric distress, regenerating tissue, preventing viral infections and healing eye disorders such as cataracts.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): GRENAT
Sometimes perceived as cold, garnet helps lonely people to be more approachable, authentic and faithful in their personal and professional relationships by allowing them to better understand. Garnet protects against depression and corrupt thoughts while positively stimulating the libido. It is important to note that the resistance of the stone is stagnant until it is polished. So take out the cloth and cleaner.
BIRTH STONE MODERN BY MONTH
Each month is associated with one or more gemstones. We will review the birthstones for each month. The love of gemstones is selected several times because of the month of birth.
January birthstone - Garnet
Garnet is a beautiful gemstone and is referred to as the January birthstone. Garnet is traditionally considered a burgundy red gemstone. There are so many varieties of garnet that it is available in almost every colour. From yellow to dark brown, there are many types of garnet; some semi-precious and some so precious, they are collectable and known by few people. Some of the most beautiful jewels in the world are garnets. So, for those who thought garnets were common, well they are not. Garnet is one of the most beautiful and collectible gems on the market.
This stone is also offered as a gift for the 2nd wedding anniversary.
February Birthstone - Amethyst
Amethyst is a semi-precious gemstone available in colors ranging from pale pink to pale lavender to almost black-purple. Amethyst is the birthstone of February and is also offered as a gift for the sixth wedding anniversary. Amethyst is a member of the quartz family and can be found all over the world. The most prized amethyst at one time came from Russia. Today, Russian mines do not produce the famous Siberian amethyst because they have been exhausted for many years. Africa is now an important supplier of beautiful amethyst with rich purple gemstones offering pink and red hues. Uruguay is also another famous amethyst producing region where the colours can have an electric blue flash.
March birthstone - Aquamarine and bloodstone
Aquamarine is considered a precious gem of the Beryl family, the same family as emerald. This gem is available in a variety of colors from blue / light green, translucent / clear to beautiful. The bloodstone is green with red spots cut into the cabochons, mostly, but it is of high quality and is found in faceted gemstones. It belongs to the chalcedony quartz family. In the Middle Ages, it was thought that the red spots were the blood of Jesus and that the stone would have miraculous powers.
Stones of blood and aquamarine have the attributes of good health, love, youth and hope. Sailors believe in its protection. These stones are usually given as a gift for a 19th wedding anniversary present.
April Birthstone - Diamond
Diamond is one of the most precious gems on the planet. The hardest gemstone and used in many types of technologies other than jewelry. Diamonds come in a variety of colors from white/transparent to black. The April stone, diamond, is also reputed to heal and is traditionally linked to love. They last forever because of the eternal power of diamond.
Diamond is traditionally given as a gift on the 10th wedding anniversary and 60th wedding anniversary.
May Birthstone - Emerald
Emerald is another gemstone loved by many people around the world. Some of the most beautiful emeralds come from Colombia. The green emerald of May is a symbol of rebirth, renewed youth and good fortune. Emeralds are believed to heal you from ill health, cure various illnesses and provide good health to those who wear them. In addition, it was believed that the emerald wearer could see the future.
Emerald is offered as a gift on the 20th and 35th wedding anniversaries.
June Birthstone - Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone
Ancient peoples believed that the moonstone changed with the phases of the moon. The pearl is associated with chastity and modesty. It is said that stable marriages are the result of pearls.
The pearl is offered on the occasion of the 30th wedding anniversary.
July birthstone - Ruby
Ruby is a gemstone found in many parts of the world. Some of the most beautiful rubies come from Burma. The Burmese ruby has been a favorite for hundreds of years. It has been exported all over the world. Today, most rubies are mined in Africa. It is believed that Ruby is endowed with sacred powers from ancient Hindus and is associated with royalty and power. Rubies will bring harmony of life to the wearer. So you can expect a peaceful life when you wear this stone.
Ruby is given on the 15, 40 and 80 years of marriage.
August birthstone - Peridot
Peridot comes in many beautiful shades of green. It is one of the few gems that is never treated for color. Some of the most beautiful peridot extracted from the planet comes from Asia and Pakistan. Peridot is believed to protect those who wear it from evil, especially from the forces of darkness. It can also increase the healing power of medicines. Ancient Egyptians associated the peridot gemstone with the sun.
The peridot gem is offered on the occasion of the 16th wedding anniversary.
September birthstone - Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli
Sapphire and lapis lazuli are very different gems, sapphire is another precious gem available in a range of all colors, from clear / transparent to black. Many people don't realize that sapphires also come in white, yellow, red, green, orange and other shades besides blue! Lapis lazuli, a semi-precious gem found mainly in the form of a cabochon, is a very unique color. Each stone has a unique color in a combination of blue, black and gold.
Since the Middle Ages, many people have paid tribute to sapphire for its medical and spiritual healing properties. It is also said that faith and purity will go to those who wear this stone. It is also said that this gem gives the wearer a useful vision of the future.
Sapphire is given as a gift on the 5th, 45th, and 70th wedding anniversaries.
October Birthstone - Opal and Tourmaline
November Birthstone - Citrine and Topaz
Citrine is a semi-precious gemstone belonging to the Quartz family. Citrine is available in a variety of shades ranging from very light yellow to the deepest, bright orange. The most sought-after citrine is Madeira citrine, which has an intense orange colour and intense beauty! Citrine is believed to possess magical healing powers through its power to heal and preserve mental health. The stone is associated with life and strength of body and mind. It was once thought that the wearer would become invisible when danger was near.
The jewel of citrine is offered as a gift on the occasion of the 13th wedding anniversary.
December Birthstone - Turquoise and Tanzanite
Turquoise is a very special gemstone, usually cut as a cabochon and opaque, which means that the gem is not transparent. The gem comes in a variety of shades of blue, blue and black, as well as blue/green and black. The jewel can be very expensive. The Navajo believed that turquoise stones were pieces of the sky that fell to the earth. Turquoise is also supposed to bring good luck, good fortune and a happy life - everything everyone wants! The Turquoise gem is a gift for the 11th anniversary.
Precious stones can also be selected according to a numerology chart. Numerology is a science of numbers dating back to ancient cultures. Numerologists believe that each number corresponds to its own source of energy. They believe that when you wear a gemstone associated with your personal number, you will be able to tap into your hidden inner energy.
To find out which number represents your life path, use the calculation below. This will tell you your stone based on your life path number according to numerology.
Add the numbers of your month of birth: 11 = 1 + 1 = 2
Add the numbers of your year of birth: 1970 = 1 + 9 + 7 + 0 = 17
Add up the results of the final numbers for the day, month and year of birth: 1 + 2 + 17 = 20
If the final number consists of 2 digits, reduce them by adding them. This is your life path number: 2 + 0 = 2
Courage and Strength
Security, Diplomacy, Self-confidence
Communication and Creativity
Peace, Courage, Tolerance
Inner Light and Spirituality
Self-confidence and Intellectualisation
Unconditional Love and Friendship