ZODIAC GEMSTONES AND THEIR MEANINGS
CAPRICORN December 21-January 19 RUBY
No other gemstone shares it’s attachment to the feelings of love and passion. In the ancient world people believed that Rubies could help them predict the future. They have been worn as talismans to protect from illness or misfortune. It is also said that the wearer of a Ruby would enjoy romance, friendship, energy, courage and peace. Capricorn Zodiac Birthstone.
AQUARIUS January 20 – February 18 GARNET
Garnet is the ultimate gift of love. Today the gemstone continues to be a symbol of love, passion, eternity and warmth
Aquarius Zodiac birthstone
PICES February 19 – March 20 AMETHYST
Amethyst is considered a symbol of peace of mind, modesty and piety. Some believe that Amethyst gemstone holds power to change anger to tranquillity and is used by crystal healers to revert negative energy into positive. Pices Zodiac Birthstone.
ARIES March 21 – April 20 DIAMOND AND BLOODSTONE
Diamonds, said to be ” a girls best friend” the name derives from the ancient Greek word “adamas” meaning invincible. Some Diamonds were formed as long ago as 3.5 billion years. The youngest Diamonds are believed to have been formed over 100 million years ago.
Bloodstone was once referred to as the martyr’s gemstone. Medieval Christians often carved scenes of the crucifixion in Bloodstone. According to legend this gemstone formed when Christ’s blood fell to the floor. The virtues ascribed to this gem are that it is good for circulation of both energy and blood in the body, it is said to remove energy blocks. Aries Zodiac Birthstones.
TAURUS April 21 – May 20 SAPPHIRE
A gemstone with opulence and regality fit for a king. Sapphires are revered the world over for their beauty and mystery. In ancient times this gem has been admired for the good luck and magic associated with it. It has long been the traditional gem of choice to set along side Diamonds for a man wishing to express his love and commitment to someone special. For over a thousand years it has enjoyed a close association with royalty. Taurus Zodiac Birthstone.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20 AGATE
Agate, according to myths and legends suggest that when a person wears the Agate gemstone they become more pleasant and agreeable. It is believed to quench thirst, protect against viruses (including fever) and to cure insomnia. Tribes in Brazil believe that it can cure the stings of scorpions and bites from poisonous snakes. When cut off from society and often without modern medicines, they use Agate for a variety of ailments. Gemini Zodiac Birthstone.
CANCER June 21 – July 20 EMERALD
Like an old loyal friend, Emerald is always there. Graceful and respected throughout history, her reputation precedes her. Derived from the Greek word “smaragdos” representative of the colour of spring. Emeralds are said to signify hope, new growth and eternal life. Cancer Zodiac Birthstone.
LEO July 21 – August 20 ONYX
Onyx is viewed by many as a jet black, highly fashionable gemstone. Roman soldiers wore onyx as a talisman, believing it made the wearer as brave as the heros they had engraved into the stone. Onyx is said to eliminate negative thinking and sharpen the wits, instinct, intuition and helps to change one’s habits. Because Onyx is 100% opaque, it does have one of the best lustres in the gemstone world. Leo Zodiac Birthstone.
VIRGO August 22 – September 22 CARNELIAN
Carnelian is surrounded in myth and legend. It was believed by some to stop bleeding and heal wounds. Egyptians thought that the gemstone had strong powers in the afterlife and would help to make people feel calm in death. They also believed that amulets of Carnelian could help the soul’s journey into the afterlife. The different colours of the stone represent the sexes. Dark symbolises men and the light symbolises women. Virgo Zodiac Birthstone.
LIBRA September 23 – October 22 OPAL AND PERIDOT
OPAL is one of the few gemstones where every stone is different and unique. It is the enchanting wonder of a “rainbow of colours” in a gemstone. Alive with veins of ever-changing colour. It seems to breathe as light touches the surface. A very “individual” stone.
PERIDOT is long associated with luck, many myths and legends celebrated this magical stone due to its apparent power to ward off evil spirits. Historically, if the stone was set in Gold or in any precious metal its capacity to bring the wearer luck and good fortune was even more intensified. In 2003 a NASA spacecraft identified the gem on Mars. Libra Zodiac Birthstones.
SCORPIO October 23 – November 22 AQUAMARINE
Believed to be the treasure of mermaids, the gem is said to be especially strong when submerged in water. Aquamarine is believed to both soothe and prolong relationships and is often given as an anniversary gift. (normally 19th anniversary)For those frightened of spiders or flying, wearing Aquamarine is said to suppress one’s phobias. Scorpio Zodiac Birthstones.
SAGITTARIUS November 23 – December 20 TOPAZ
TOPAZ with its gorgeous brilliance and crystal clarity makes it a wonderful gift for all occasions. Having been discovered over 2500 years ago, Topaz are used to protect from enemies and are used as a symbol of love and splendour. If blue Topaz is worn alongside Moonstone it may help to create the right mindset and willpower to help with weight loss. The Greeks believed it gave them strength, relieved insomnia, restored sanity and even helped to detect poisons. It has been known as a powerful magnetic stone that attracts love and fortune. It is mentioned in the Bible as one of the gems on the holy gates of Jerusalem. Sagittarius Zodiac Birthstone.