A Comprehensive Guide To The Zodiac Birthstones

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Most people know that there’s a specific gemstone associated with the month of their birth, which is generally called “birthstones”. But did you know that the zodiac signs have also been associated with semi-precious gemstones or birthstones?

Furthermore, each zodiac sign and birth months have a few possible linked birthstones. These stones are often referred to as “having an affinity with”, instead of being specific to a zodiac sign or birth month.

Monthly Birthstones

Today, although there are some variations in the monthly birthstones across the world. The aspect of birthstones still has a significant place in most customs traditions and belief systems.

According to the Gregorian calendar, these are the accepted monthly birthstones of today:

MONTHGEMSTONEMONTHGEMSTONE
JanuaryGarnetJulyRuby
FebruaryAmethystAugustPeridot
MarchAquamarineSeptemberBlue Sapphire
AprilDiamondOctoberOpal
MayEmeraldNovemberTopaz
JunePearlDecemberTurquoise

Of course, you do not have to stick with these monthly birthstones. If there is something else that feels good, then you definitely go with it!

Zodiac Sign Birthstones Information

Aries

aries birthstone diamond

Symbol: The Ram

Birthdates: March 21 – April 20

Zodiac Element: Fire

Ruling Planet: Mars

Main Birthstone: Diamond

Being ambitious and optimistic, Diamond can help bring clarity to any professional or personal endeavor that the hard-headed ram is looking for. Just like the diamond, Aries people have a sparkling personality, however, they can also sometimes be moody or aggressive.

It is believed that diamonds can help increase the positive energy of Aries that can help in copious areas of one’s life. In addition, it is believed that diamond is the healing stone for the Aries sign, especially for brain problems and any complications in the pituitary glands.

Aries Birthstone: Aquamarine and Bloodstone for March; Diamond and Clear Quartz for April

Gemstones With Affinity To Aries: Sardonyx, Magnesite, Kyanite, Ruby, Magnetite, Jadeite, Jade, Garnet, Hematite, Emerald, Citrine, Cat’s Eye, Aventurine, Brecciated Jasper, Anyolite

Taurus

taurus birthstone emerald

Symbol: The Bull

Birthdates: April 21 – May 21

Zodiac Element: Earth

Ruling Planet: Venus

Main Birthstone: Emerald

The Emerald serves as a fortune and good luck charm to the Taurus, bolstering their mental, physical, spiritual and emotional being. The bull represents courage, knowledge, and love, making the Emerald the perfect birthstone since it helps support these areas.

In addition, Emerald also helps in promoting selflessness and generosity, which gives the Taurus have feelings of abundance and gratitude.

Taurus Birthstone by Month: Diamond and Clear Quartz for April; Emerald and Chrysoprase for May

Gemstones with Affinity To Taurus: Blue Tourmaline, Rutile, Rose Quartz, Selenite, Jade, Rhodonite, Iolite, Lava Stone, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Copper, Kyanite, Chrysocolla, Cat’s Eye, Carnelian

Gemini

Gemini birthstone pearl

Symbol: The Twins

Birthdates: May 22 – June 21

Zodiac Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Main Birthstone: Pearl

Considered as one of the most sacred gemstones there is, ancient civilizations have concluded that the Pearl was the best birthstone for the Twin since it epitomizes its duality— Pearls represents joy and sorrow, health and sickness, life and death.

So, when a Gemini sports the Pearl, it enhances their best traits and qualities and helps them lead a more balanced life. In addition, Pearls have been known to help every astrological sign in curing diseases in the intestines, spleen, stomach and heart.

Gemini Birthstone by Month: Emerald and Chrysoprase May; Pearl and Moonstone for June

Gemstones with Affinity To Gemini: Variscite, Tanzanite, Green Sapphire, Dendritic Agate, Serpentine, Rutile,  Blue Sapphire, Peridot, Onyx, Rutile, Aquamarine, Leopard Skin Jasper, Howlite, Clear Quartz, Jade, Citrine, Chrysocolla, Apatite, Agate

Cancer

Symbol: The Crab

Birthdates: June 22 – July 22

Zodiac Element: Water

Ruled by: Moon

Main Birthstone: Ruby

Since people born under the Cancer sign have a tendency to be easily offended and quite moody, the Ruby gemstone can help them feel more secure, stable, and comfortable on their own despite the hard shell which covers them.

This fiery summer stone also motivates the Cancer to be a do-gooder and increasing their analytical and cerebral capacity. Not only that, but Ruby is also known to provide a boost of the Cancer’s sexual energy.

Cancer Birthstone by Month: Pearl and Moonstone for June; Ruby and Carnelian for July

Gemstones with Affinity To Cancer: Silver, Opal, Chalcedony, Lava Stone, Clear Quartz, Calcite

Leo

leo birthstone peridot

 Symbol: The Lion

Birthdates: July 23 – August 22

Zodiac Element: Fire

Ruled by: Sun

Main Birthstone: Peridot

Peridot has been used through cultures and history as a source of protection against evil and dark entities. For the Lions, Peridot serves as the protector against negative energies while also enhancing areas of prosperity, love, and happiness.

In addition, using and wearing Peridot gemstone is also an easy way to gain a boost in your energy that is coupled with the feelings of optimism.

Leo Birthstone by Month: Ruby and Carnelian for July; Peridot and Sardonyx for August

Gemstones with Affinity To Leo: Topaz, Sunstone, Pyrite, Tiger Iron, Yellow Sapphire, Picture Jasper, Rhodochrosite, Petrified Wood, Labradorite, Onyx, Jasper, Larimar, Gold, Bronzite, Garnet, Aventurine, Diamond, Amber, Clear Quartz, Citrine, Chrysoberyl

Virgo

virgo birthstone blue sapphire

 Symbol: The Virgin

Birthdates: August 23 – September 22

Zodiac Element: Earth 

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Main Birthstone: Blue Sapphire

Blued Sapphire is touted by astrologists as the gemstone that possesses incredible curative energies, particularly for nosebleeds, fevers, ulcers, headaches, eye infections, inflammatory issues, rheumatism, earaches, and thyroid problems. Plus, it is a great balancer for endocrine and circulatory systems.

Furthermore, the impressive Blue Sapphire emboldens inner-peace, honesty, faithfulness, positivity, clarity, and wisdom for the Virgos. Not only that, but it is also most often used as a form of protective stone against negative and malicious thoughts and energies.

Virgo Birthstone by Month: Peridot and Sardonyx for August; Blue Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli for September

Gemstones with Affinity To Virgo: Tourmaline, Garnet, Sugilite, Dalmatian Jasper, Snowflake Obsidian, Clear Quartz, Sapphire, Chrysocolla, Peridot, Moss Agate, Chalcedony, Magnetite, Jasper, Carnelian, Amethyst, Almandine, Amazonite, Agate

Libra

Libra birthstone Opal

 Symbol: The Scales

Birthdates: September 23 – October 22

Zodiac Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Venus

Main Birthstone: Opal

The natural-born people-pleasers, Libras have a hard time saying “no” to every request. And wearing their birthstone, Opal, can help them keep a good balance to the things they do so that their personal interests are not sacrificed.

Opals are also known to bring good luck to the wearer. And since Libras tend to have problems in making decisions, this gemstone can help them feel more confident about their own choices, resulting in a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

In addition, Opals are also believed to help reduce the discomfort associated with digestive problems and eye-related issues of Libras.

Libra Birthstone by Month: Blue Sapphire and Lapis Lazuli for September; Opal and Pink Tourmaline for October

Gemstones with Affinity To Libra: Tourmaline, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Rose Quartz, Sunstone, Prehnite, Kyanite, Nephrite Jade, Jade, Moonstone, Iolite, Malachite, Emerald, Lepidolite, Clear Quartz, Citrine, Bulls Eye Agate, Ametrine, Chrysoprase, Bloodstone 

Scorpio

Scorpio birthstone topaz

Symbol: The Scorpion

Birthdates: October 23 – November 21 

Zodiac Element: Water

Ruling Planet: Mars, Pluto

Main Birthstone: Topaz

Scorpios tend to have problems in maintaining lasting relationships, especially when the lines between superficial disagreement and loyalty issues get crossed. So, wearing their birthstone, the Topaz in brighter orange, can help provide some sense of clarity.

Being overly sensitive and emotional, the gemstone can help Scorpios feel more calm and balanced. In addition, it also helps in enhancing their natural qualities such as intelligence, creativity, and focus.

Scorpio Birthstone by Month: Opal and Pink Tourmaline for October; Topaz and Citrine for November

Gemstones with Affinity To Scorpio: Variscite, Ruby, Unakite, Rhodochrosite, Turquoise, Smokey Quartz, Kambaba Jasper, Peridot, Jasper, Obsidian, Clear Quartz, Moonstone, Aquamarine, Charoite, Boulder Opal, Almandine, Labradorite, Brecciated Jasper, Malachite, Botswana Agate

Sagittarius

Sagittarius birthstone Turquoise

Symbol: The Archer

Birthdates: November 22 – December 21 

Zodiac Element: Fire

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Main Birthstone: Turquoise

Having a spiritual mind is the peak for the Sagittarius people. And the Turquoise gemstone can help such power go into the next level. When worn by Sagittarius, the Turquoise gemstone is also believed for providing better spiritual judgment and mental clarity that help them to take risks and explore the great unknown.

In addition, the gemstone also represents friendship as well as great in encouraging heartfelt and romantic relationships. Also known as a powerful purifying stone, the Turquoise also helps the wearer against negative energies but also blocks outdoor stressors such as allergies and pollution.

Not only that, but the Sagittarius birthstone is also known to have great healing properties such as relieving stomach distress, enhancing detoxification and the immune system, relief or pains, discomforts and cramps, warding off viral infections, promotes tissue regeneration, and the healing of eye ailments like cataracts.  

Sagittarius Birthstone by Month: Topaz and Citrine for November; Turquoise, Tanzanite, Zircon and Blue Topaz for December

Gemstones with Affinity To Sagittarius: Vesuvianite, Ruby, Sodalite, Peridot, Smokey Quartz, Obsidian, Chalcedony, Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst, Labradorite, Clear Quartz, Sapphire, Charoite, Seraphinite, Iolite, Copper

Capricorn

Capricorn birthstone Garnet

Symbol: the Goat

Birthdates: December 22 – January 19

Zodiac Element: Earth

Ruling Planet: Saturn

Main Birthstone: Garnet

Sometimes though as cold and standoffish, the sturdy mountain goat can benefit from the healing abilities of garnet to be more genuine, approachable, and faithful in both their professional and personal relationships by allowing them to get a deeper insight on things.

Capricorns are also known to be persistent and patient and tend to overcome any challenges along the way. The garnet helps the goat even further by promoting courageous energies and greater resilience.

Not only that, but it also protects the Capricorn against corrupt thoughts and depression as well as stimulating their sex drive in a positive manner.

Capricorn Birthstone by Month: Turquoise, Tanzanite, Zircon and Blue Topaz for December; Garnet for January

Gemstones with Affinity To Capricorn: Vesuvianite, Tiger Eye, Clear Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Aragonite, Green Tourmaline, Amethyst, Smokey Quartz, Fluorite, Malachite, Cat’s Eye, Magnetite, Ocean Jasper

Aquarius

Aquarius birthstone Amethyst

Symbol: The Water Bearer

Birthdates: January 20 – February 18

Zodiac Element: Air

Ruling Planet: Saturn, Uranus

Main Birthstone: Amethyst

Being an air sign, the Water Bearer needs perpetual exterior stimulation in order to match its very focused and attentive mindset.

Since Aquarius people can become quite complacent when they are not engaged in activities that are not mentally challenging or interesting enough. The Amethyst gemstone can give a stabilizing effect for their aloof and overcharged tendencies.

It also helps encourage their belief in humanity, light and love. Furthermore, in terms of personal and business relationships, this bright purple stone can help Aquarius people to prosper.

Aquarius Birthstone by Month: Garnet for January; Amethyst for February

Gemstones with Affinity To Aquarius: Turquoise, Larvikite, Silver, Angelite, Magnetite, Hematite, Amber, Fuchsite, Aquamarine, Feldspar, Clear Quartz, Chalcedony

Pisces

Pisces birthstone Aquamarine

Symbol: The Fish

Birthdates: February 19 – March 20

Zodiac Element: Water

Ruling Planet: Jupiter, Neptune

Main Birthstone: Aquamarine

Known as a great purifier, the Aquamarine gemstone also offes superb balancing qualities from a mental, emotional and physical standpoint. Now, this makes it the perfect birthstone for the Pisces who tend to have communication issues and can be overly sensitive.

The calming blue gemstone is believed to alleviate anxiety, depression, as well as negative thoughts. It also helps in boosting confidence and feelings of happiness. On the other hand, for the Pisces people who think and feel that they have psychic ability, Aquamarine is believed to increase acumen and enhance their clairvoyant capabilities.

Pisces Birthstone by Month: Amethyst for February; Aquamarine and Bloodstone for March

Gemstones with Affinity To Pisces: Turquoise, Clear Quartz, Opal, Coral, Blue Lace Agate, Fluorite

Conclusion

Conclusion about zodiac birthstones

Although there are various belief systems in the world when talking about birthstones, do not lose sight of the fact that the main purpose of these beliefs is to help you through good and bad times. Also, supporting your best traits and qualities while helping reduce and negate the bad and negative ones, as well as protecting you from negative spirits and energies.

So, while the main birthstone for your birthday is powerful enough, don’t hesitate to choose other powerful healing gemstones that you have the most connection with to benefit from their wonderful attributes and properties.

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