Zodiac is derived from astrology. Babylonian astrology to be precise. Astrology was used to differentiate time and seasons. It was used as a form of calendar, telling the start and end of a new month. Zodiac gemstones are gems attributed to each zodiac sign.
It is important to note that zodiac gemstone may be different from birth month gemstone. Although there is varying information on which gem belong to which zodiac sign, the jeweller’s association in America came together to decide and give a standardized list of zodiac gemstones.
AQUARIUS - GARNET
Jan, 20 to Feb. 18
The Aquarius zodiac sign are for people born between January 21 and February 18. The gemstone for Aquarius is garnet. The element for Aquarius is air, the colour is light blue and silver. People born in this period are independent, fun to be with and helpful. They however can be temperamental and unpredictable. Their lucky numbers are 4, 7, 11, 22, 29.
Garnet, the gemstone for Aquarius is believed to bring protection from poison, wounds, bad dreams etc. Ancient warriors wore them to battle. Garnets are said to have certain medicinal attributes. It also signifies loyalty and eternal friendship. Garnet can be industrially used to produce abrasive and it is the state gemstone for New York, and Connecticut.
PISCES - AMETHYST
Feb. 19 to Mar. 20
This is the zodiac sign for people born between February 19 and March 20. Amethyst is the gemstone for Pisces. The element for Pisces is water, in fact it is the Latin name for fish, this is why the zodiac sign are two fishes swimming in opposite direction.
The gemstone signifies stability, peace, inner strength balance and calmness. It is also said that It prevents drunkenness. People who are born in this period are said to be calm, intuitive, compassionate and wise. Generally amethyst represent these things. Pisces however have the weakness of being fearful, weak-willed, trusting others easily and too much.
ARIES – BLOODSTONE
Mar, 21 to Apr. 20
The gemstone for Aries is bloodstone. Bloodstone is also called stone of Babylon. It is believed to have special healing powers for curing liver, throat and stomach ailments. The stone also signifies courage and endurance.
People who are born between March 21 to April 20 are called Aries. They have the trait of being dynamic, quick-witted and confident. They could however be selfish, aggressive and moody.
TAURUS - SAPPHIRE
Apr. 21 to May 20
Sapphire is the gemstone for those born in Taurus (April 21 to May 21). Sapphire signifies wisdom, royalty and divine favour. It also symbolizes power, strength, wisdom in judgement. It is traditional gift for a 45th wedding anniversary. A period of 65 years is called sapphire jubilee.
People born in the Taurus period are reliable, patient and stable. They could however be stubborn and possessive.
GEMINI – AGATE
May 21 to Jun. 20
The gemstone for Gemini is agate. Gemini refers to the period between May 22 and June 21. People born in this period are called Gemini. Agate is a gemstone with fine grain and variety of colour. They are primarily associated with volcanic rocks.
Agate is said to promote stability, maturity and composure. It provides inspiration for writers, physical strength and endurance.
CANCER – EMERALD
Jun 21 to Jul. 22
It refers to the period between June 22 and July 22. People born in this period are said to be sympathetic, tenacious, highly imaginative and loyal. Their weakness includes moodiness, they could be manipulative and insecure.
The gemstone for cancer is emerald. It is said to be the gem stone of the goddess Venus. It is a stone of foresight, intuition and prophecy. Through times and ages, emerald has been known as the symbol of love, truth, and sincerity.
LEO – ONYX
Jul 23 to Aug. 23
The gemstone for Leo is the Onyx. The onyx is said to help gain emotional and physical energy in times of stress and confusion. Black onyx specifically is used to heal old wounds.
Leo is the zodiac sign for people born between July 23 and August 23. They are said to be creative, cheerful, passionate and funny. They however are susceptible to laziness, arrogance and self-centeredness
VIRGO – CARNELIAN
Aug. 24 to Sep. 22
Virgo is the zodiac sign for people born between August 24 and September 22. They are characterised with loyalty, hard work, kindness and ana analytical mind. The element for Virgo is earth. Their weakness includes shyness, cynicism, overwork.
Carnelian is the gemstone of Virgo. Carnelian is a brownish-red stone commonly found in Brazil, India and Indonesia. Carnelian is known to give motivation and inspiration. It signifies endurance, courage and leadership.
LIBRA – CHRYSOLITE
Sep. 23 to Oct. 23
The libra zodiac is for people born between September 23 and October 23. They are outgoing, cooperative and fair. They could be indecisive and afraid of confrontation. The gemstone of libra is chrysolite. Chrysolite archaically is really a group of green coloured gemstones. It is however popularly used to refer to peridot. It is said that a peridot dispels negative thoughts, promotes sleep and attracts love.
SCORPIO – BERYL
Oct. 24 to Nov. 22
People born between October 24 and November 22 are said to be born under the influence of Scorpio. They are resourceful, brave, passionate and loyal. Beryl is the birthstone for Scorpio. Beryl is said to promote happiness, marital love. It also has the power to cure laziness and maintain youthfulness.
SAGITTARIUS – CITRINE
Nov. 23 to Dec. 20
Citrine is the birthstone for people born under the influence of Sagittarius, November 23 to December 21. People born at this period are optimistic, jovial, honest and straightforward. They could be optimistic to a fault, careless and irresponsible.
Citrine is bright coloured gem with a vibrant yellow colour. It represents happiness, success, a healthy mind and body.
CAPRICORN – RUBY
Dec. 21 to Jan. 19
People born between December 22 and January 20 are born under the influence Capricorn. They are practical, prudent, responsible and self-disciplined.
Rubies are considered the stone of prophecy, love, passion and power.
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