Zodiac And Birthstones

All life on the planet is ‘energy’ in one form or the other. Some believe we change our state from a physical being to an entity in the astral plane when we die. We transform and travel from one form to another, constantly acquiring and releasing energy. 

Anything that resonates with our energy feels familiar and life-nurturing. Similar is the case with certain gemstones. Certain gemstones reverberate the same energy that our zodiac or sun sign carries and are sometimes called ‘Birthstones.’ These precious stones attract some desirable vibes that may be required to enhance beneficial energies or at least lessen the ill effects of specific negative energies acting upon us. 

Although no scientific evidence supports the hypotheses, specific birthstones correspond with each zodiac sign. They are believed to attract good energies, carry healing properties, and repel bad ones, to make your cursory stay on this planet a little better.  

Let us take a look at some gemstones that are traditionally associated with zodiac signs and what they can mean:

Bloodstone, diamond, & garnet

The hot-headed babies of the zodiac need to control their fiery energy and channel them well. Diamonds are said to bring clarity, strength, and balance to Aries. They can also help them feel more confident and in control. Bloodstone is believed to help them with vitality and courage, while Garnet is thought to help streamline the Aries’ passion and motivation.

Emerald, Sapphire, & rose quartz

Taurus needs to feel connected to mother earth at all times. They like to be grounded and appreciate balance in life. Emeralds help Taurus individuals stay grounded and focused. They can also bring prosperity, love, loyalty, and abundance while calming the Taurus’s recklessness and bringing harmony to their relationships. Rose Quartz promotes emotional healing and compassion, while Sapphire is believed to bring wisdom and intuition to the angry bulls of the zodiac.

Agate, Emerald, & Pearl

Gemini loves to be the life of the party. They like to connect with people and build communities. Agate enhances their communication skills and intellect, bringing balance and harmony to Gemini. It soothes their minds and boosts Gemini’s creativity and style. Emerald promotes confidence and creativity, while Pearl is supposed to help with clarity and communication.

Moonstone, pearl, & ruby

Cancer is the emotional crab trying to balance its emotions in a highly materialistic world. Pearls and Moonstones are believed to bring emotional balance and intuition to Cancer. They also help Cancer connect with their inner selves and find peace. Moonstone, in particular, helps with emotional healing and intuition, while Ruby is believed to bring strength and passion.

Ruby, Onyx, & Carnelian

Leo is brimming with leadership and must channel that well to succeed. The fire in their belly is never satisfied with mediocrity and the ordinary! Rubies are said to bring prosperity, success, and happiness to Leo. They can also help them enhance their creativity and leadership skills. Onyx fosters stability, strength, and self-expression, while Carnelian is believed to bring vitality and courage.

Sapphire, Jasper, & Emerald

Virgos are reasonably practical but find it difficult to express their sensitive side. Virgos like organization and needs help with staying focused. Sapphires help Virgo with just that and are believed to bring wisdom, clarity, and intuition to Virgo. It promotes mental clarity and understanding, while Jasper aids stability and grounding. Emerald helps to encourage confidence and creativity and allows Virgo to communicate.

Lapis Lazuli, Opal, & Rose Quartz

Libra likes to keep everything balanced. As a result, the material and spiritual worlds are relatively flat in the Libran universe. This ‘balancing’ act requires great diplomacy; hence, Opals are their go-to stones. Opals bring balance, love, passion, and creativity to Libra. It also helps Libra enhance their communication and social skills. Lapis Lazuli, on the other hand, is believed to bring harmony and balance, while Rose Quartz promotes emotional healing and compassion.

Aquamarine, topaz, & garnet

Passion is the second name for Scorpios. They LOVE with passion, and they also HATE with passion! Garnet helps this intense water sign to channel this passion and give it a definite direction. It is also believed to help them with shrouded jealousy and anger issue. Conversely, Topazes bring spiritual awareness, intuition, courage, and strength to Scorpio. Aquamarine is also believed to promote emotional healing and intuition.

Turquoise, Amethyst, & Citrine

Adventure and ambition are the inherent forces that push Sagittarius to work tirelessly. Unfortunately, this may sometimes backfire badly and affects their health. Turquoise provides stability, spiritual grounding, healing, and protection. They (turquoise) can also help Sagittarius individuals enhance their communication and leadership skills. Amethyst is also believed to promote spiritual growth and clarity, while Citrine (or yellow sapphire) is believed to encourage confidence and creativity.

Garnet, onyx, & ruby

Capricorns are hard workers and want to conquer the entire world simultaneously. They work till they drop dead, which leads to multiple issues – both physical and emotional. They must tame their ambition and stabilize life to enjoy the material world. Garnets aid their prosperity and promote success while channelizing their passion. Garnets are believed to bring courage to Capricorn while enhancing their confidence and leadership skills. Ruby brings strength and power, while Onyx, especially Blue Onyx, promotes stability and strength.

Amethyst, Garnet, & Aquamarine

The nurturers of the zodiac need some nurturing, too, lest they turn blue. Confused? Let me explain – Aquarians are the water bearers of the zodiac and love nurturing. Be it people, places, or their universe. But they also secretly crave nurturing, which they seldom receive, sometimes leaving them depressed. To ward off these blues, they need purple, i.e., Amethyst! Amethysts boost spiritual awareness while bringing Aquarius clarity, balance, and intuition. Blue Sapphire is also a good substitute for amethyst. Garnet is believed to help with Aquarian passion and motivation, while Aquamarine is needed to promote emotional healing and intuition.

Aquamarine, amethyst, & moonstone

Aquamarines help these dreamy beings of the universe find some emotional balance, intuition, and creativity. They can also help Pisceans connect with their inner selves, find peace, and provide emotional healing and spiritual growth. Amethyst is believed to promote emotional stability and provide grounding and clarity to the ever-spiritually-hungry Pisces. At the same time, moonstone (as also Pearls) is believed to help eliminate anxiety and infuse vitality and courage.

While these gemstones work according to their inherent nature or qualities, the decision to wear a particular rock or believe in its associated qualities is undisputedly personal. It is all about your belief. The decision about the symphony you like to attract or thwart by wearing a particular gemstone or the energies you would like to work for you is ultimately yours. So, go on. Choose your GEMS!!

Veena Gupta, a homemaker, doting mother, and a loving wife, who takes pride in a long-standing career in Banking and Finance. While her life took shape and as she was pursuing all this, something kept tugging her creativity. This pull lead her to decide to express her thoughts through writing. True to her name, her words flow from her pen to resonate with the reader’s mind like the soothing music that the musical instrument Veena creates! For someone who likes to experiment in life through adventure sports, trekking, and other varied interests, Veena likes to bring her experience, background and perspective to her readers through her simple yet effective writing to push the fact home!

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