Astrological Birthstones (and flowers)

The concept of having a birthstone – a crystal or gemstone associated with the time of your birth – is not a new one, it was referred to in the Old Testament (book of Exodus).

There were references found in 1st and 5th Century writings where it was proposed that each stone had special powers associated with its respective astrological sign – and that wearing the stone during the dates of that corresponding sign would have therapeutic or talismanic benefits.

These days most people (even those who aren’t really into crystals) know what their birthstone is as discovering someones birthstone and giving it to them as a gift for a new born baby or birthday is a sweet tradition that has been upheld for generations.

As you can see below, sometimes people have 2 gemstones attributed to their birthday – lucky them – they get to chose which one they are drawn to!

It is also said that each Zodiac Sign has it’s own lucky flower – look through the bottom list below to find yours!

Calendar Month Birthstones

January Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald, Rose Quartz
June Pearl Or Moonstone
July Ruby
August Peridot Or Sardonyx
September Sapphire
October Opal
November Citrine
December Tanzanite

Zodiac Birthstones and Zodiac Flowers

Aquarius January 21st – February 18th GarnetAmethyst, Moss Agate, Opal, Sugalite Chrysanthemum
Pisces February 19th – March 20th AmethystAquamarine, Bloodstone, Jade Narcissus
Aries March 21st – April 20th Bloodstone – Diamond, Carnation
Taurus April 21st – May 21st Sapphire – Amber, Coral, Rose Quartz Violet
Gemini May 22nd – Jun 21st AgateChrysoprase, Citrine, Moonstone, Pearl Jonquil
Cancer June 22nd – Jul 22nd Emerald – Moonstone, Pearl, Ruby Sweet Pea
Leo July 23rd – August 23rd OnyxCarnelian, Sardonyx, Tourmaline Lily Of The Valley
Virgo August 24th – September 22nd CarnelianJade, Jasper, Moss Agate Rose
Libra September 23rd – October 23rd Chrysolite / PeridotLapis Lazuli, Opal Larkspur
Scorpio October 24th – November 22nd BerylApache Tear, Aquamarine, Coral, Obsidian, Topaz Gladiolus
Sagittarius November 23rd – December 21st TopazAmethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise Aster
Capricorn December 22nd – Jan 20th RubyAgate, Garnet, Black Onyx Calendula

Article by Jem on 10 July 2013

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