The significance of gemstones can be traced back to the earliest records of human history. The idea of birthstones has a place in many traditions, customs, and belief systems and each stones meaning is still as powerful today as it was thousands of years ago. The planets, the elements, colours and superstition also have strong bonds to each sign of the Zodiac and there are a number of stones suitable for each sun sign. With so many crystals on offer for each sign we have decided to narrow the list down and look at the core personality traits, element and ruling planets to determine which stones are best.
The planetary stone will enhance the positive aspects of each sign and strengthen their ruling planet. The healing stone is designed to restore balance in the body and harmonise mind and spirit.
We have also included brief descriptions of what each aspect means providing a broader understanding of each sun sign.
Dates - December 22 to January 19 Sign - Sea Goat Chinese Zodiac - Rat - outgoing, cheerful, playful and sociable Personality traits - Ambitious, hard working, driven, conservative, firm, practical and helpful Element - Earth - Stable and grounded Ruling planet - Saturn - discipline, fears and challenges Birth stone - Garnet - A dark red stone. Balancing, aids courage and hope. Generally a very cleansing crystal as it targets the Base, Heart and Solar Plexus chakras. Aids vitality and clarity of self. Planetary stone - Lapis lazuli. An absolute power crystal when it comes to wisdom, inner truth and self awareness. The wisdom in lapis lazuli helps Capricorns communicate their plans and goals to others. This was the most popular stone used amongst the ancient Egyptians for it connects to the third eye chakra and has a strong affinity with the planet Saturn. Healing stone - Onyx and Smokey Quartz. Onyx provides Capricorns with steadfast confidence, centers their strong energy in times of mental or physical stress, and offers wise decision-making. Smoky Quartz gives earthy Capricorns the grounding energy they need to thrive. It is a detoxifying stone that removes fear, negative energy and emotions from the body, mind, and surrounding environment. It especially helps dissolve the self-criticism that Capricorns tend to struggle with.
Dates - Jan 20th - Feb 18th. Sign - Water bearer Chinese Zodiac - Ox - patient, kind, stubborn, and conservative Personality traits - Independent, original, unique, non conformist and idealistic Element - Air - Thinkers, curious, intelligent Ruling planet - Uranus - Change and originality Birth stone - Amethyst - A highly spiritual stone, enhances intuition and offers protection. Eliminates stress and promotes communication. Planetary stone - Labradorite, a stone of transformation, balances and protects the aura. Promotes psychic abilities and enhances intuition. Helps Aquarius improve their connection to higher spirit by supporting their visionary qualities, balancing inspiration with insight. Healing stone - Turquoise, promotes self realisation and encourages Aquarius to feel hope, inspiration, and wisdom. It helps to improve self-esteem and improve their ability to express themselves. Assists creative problem solving if they think too much. Generally this stone represents wisdom, protection, good fortune and a symbol of friendship making this stone a wonderful gift.
Dates - February 19 to March 20 Sign - Fish Chinese Zodiac - Tiger - Authoritative, emotional, courageous, and intense Personality traits - Creative, empathetic, intuitive, dreamy, fearful and generous Element - Water - Emotional, sensitive, nurturing Ruling planet - Neptune - dreams and healing Birth stone - Aquamarine - Calming, relieves tension and stress. Targets the throat chakra so it’s a wonderful stone for helping communication. Planetary stone - Also Aquamarine. Connects deeply to the water element too. Healing stone - Amethyst - Helps to strengthen the third eye and intuitive abilities. Provides spiritual protection and inner peace. Aids self reflection helping Pisces to determine the root cause of their stress which is great for their emotional, sensitive qualities.
Dates - March 21st - April 19th Sign - Ram Chinese Zodiac - Rabbit - Popular, compassionate, and sincere Personality traits - Passionate, leadership, courageous, aggressive, driven and energetic Element - Fire - Creative, passion, competitive, naive, independant Ruling planet - Mars - energy and drive Birth stone - Diamond & Herkimer Diamond - Clears emotional pain, stimulates creativity and aids mental clarity. Planetary stone - Carnelian, a strong fire stone and has an affinity with the planet Mars. If Aries feels as if they are losing their fire, they can use this stone to reignite the flame. It brings passion and courage at a time when they might be feeling defeated. Healing stone - Aquamarine and Red Jasper (also known as Bloodstone). Aquamarine connects to the water element helping put out any excessive fire traits. Aquamarine helps balance the creative, passionate side of an Aries. Aids inner peace and relieves anxiety. Red Jasper (Bloodstone) is very powerful for Aries because it’s balancing, calming, aids emotional protection and self confidence.
Dates - April 20 to May 20 Sign - Bull Chinese Zodiac - Dragon - Energetic, fearless, warm-hearted, and charismatic Personality traits - Down to earth, stubborn, reliable, patient, strength, stamina and likes comfort Element - Earth - Stable and grounded Ruling planet - Venus - love, money, attraction and beauty Birth stone - Emerald - the stone of loyalty enhancing unconditional love and connects to the heart chakra. Helps keep partnerships in balance. Planetary stone - Also Emerald, this stone has a strong affinity with the planet Venus. Healing stone - Green Malachite and Rose Quartz. Malachite is a stone of change and new beginnings. Taurus is a stubborn sign and Malachite may help facilitate changes that the Taurus requires for growth and transformation. Malachite also encourages risk-taking which is a great stone for a fixed, stubborn sign! Rose quartz is another one of the best Taurus crystals. It emits a gentle and loving energy that boosts their compassion and opens them up to receiving and giving love and kindness.
Dates - May 21 to June 20 Sign - Twins Chinese Zodiac - Snake - Charming, introverted, generous and smart Personality traits - Sociable, flexible, superficial, witty, indecisive and impulsive Element - Air - Thinkers, curious, intelligent Ruling planet - Mercury - mind and communication Birth stone - Pearl - Symbolic of wisdom, attracts love and wealth. Planetary stone - Blue Lace Agate - Has a strong connection with Mercury enhancing energy, courage and is extremely grounding. Healing stone - Moonstone and Alexandrite - Due to Gemini’s airy nature, moonstone instils harmony and helps emotional sensitivity which is great for calming a Gemini’s mind. Alexandrite symbolises good luck, good fortune, prosperity, and abundance. It's considered to be a very positive omen. It’s also a great choice to nurture the Gemini’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
Dates - June 21 to July 22 Sign - Crab Chinese Zodiac - Horse - Energetic, independent, impatient, and warm hearted Personality traits - Conservative, loyal, sensitive, nurturing, defensive and contemplative Element - Water - Emotional, sensitive, nurturing Ruling planet - Moon - Moods and emotions Birth stone - Ruby, a stone of passion and happiness. With its rich red colour its a great stone for life force energy (qi) and promotes overall wellness. Encourages joy and laughter. Planetary stone - Moonstone, this stone has a strong affinity with the moon and represents change and new beginnings. Moonstone also enhances intuition, psychic abilities and provides tranquil, feminine energy. Healing stone - Emerald and Aventurine. Emerald promotes emotional stability and peace, helping Cancerians balance their emotional state as it connects to the heart chakra. Aventurine also connects to the heart space providing warm, loving and patient energy for their emotional, sensitive nature. A great stone for fear and anxiety.
Dates - July 23rd - August 22nd Sign - Lion Chinese Zodiac - Sheep - Compassionate, shy, kind, likes peace and quiet Personality traits - Generous, caring, strong, brave, warm, active and authoritative Element - Fire - Creative, passionate, competitive Ruling planet - Sun - Ego, sense of self Birth stone - Peridot - A gorgeous Olive green colour known to be the stone of compassion, peridot is believed to bring good health, restful sleep and peace to relationships by balancing emotions and mind. An Earth stone. Planetary stone - Tigers Eye and Citrine. The rich golden hue of Tigers Eye matches that of the warm energy of the Sun. Through its connection to the earth, it calms Leo’s feisty nature, grounding them to the earth and boosting their bravery and courage in the process. A great stone for vitality, creativity. Citrine is also another sunny, joyful stone matching Leo’s vibrant energy. Healing stone - Hematite, supports the energetic and action-oriented Leo with a calm yet determined energy. It also has a cooling and calming effect which is great for a fire sign. Overall, hematite brings a quality of energy that is powerful, strong, and grounding.
Dates - August 23rd to September 22nd Sign - Virgin Chinese Zodiac - Monkey - fun, energetic, active and leadership Personality traits - intelligent, reserved, hard working, patient, overthinking, stubborn and analytical Element - Earth - Stable and grounded. Ruling planet - Mercury - Mind and communication Birth stone - Sapphire - restores balance within the body, aligning the physical, mental and spiritual planes, bringing serenity and peace of mind. It stimulates concentration, brings lightness, and joy. Planetary stone - Emerald, an excellent Gemstone for wealth, intuition, academics and communication which is a great match for Virgos hard working and active nature. Aids loyalty and unconditional love. Healing stones - Carnelian and Red Jasper. Carnelian is believed to ground and support the diligent and virtuous character of Virgos during times of change and stress. Those born under the sign of Virgo are said to be modest and self-sufficient. Carnelian gently brings passion and courage to the quiet Virgo. Red Jasper also has a stimulating effect on Virgo, this stone of determination will give Virgo natives the strength and courage.
Dates - September 23 to October 22 Sign - Scales Chinese Zodiac - Rooster - Independent, practical, hard-working, and observant Personality traits - Social, clever, kind, likable, strong sense of justice, self pity and indecisive Element - Air - Thinkers, curious, intelligent Ruling planet - Venus - Beauty, money, attraction and love Birth stone - Opal, Pink Tourmaline. Opal, like a mini galaxy inside a stone. This absolutely beautiful coloured crystal enhances cosmic consciousness and stimulates flashes of intuition and insight, yet it is a protective stone for deep inner work and meditation. Pink Tourmaline, a stone of love and compassion Planetary stone - Peridot, associated with strength and balance, it is believed to bring peace, health and rest by harmonizing the mind and body. It is also thought to boost creativity and improve mood. Healing stone - Blue Sapphire and Aquamarine. Being a classic air sign, Libras can benefit from a gemstone that promotes grounding, focus, and self-discipline. Blue Sapphire is great for this and Aquamarine is just as powerful for easing the mind, ellimates stress and balances the emotions.
Dates - October 23 to November 21 Sign - Scorpian Chinese Zodiac - Dog - Patient, diligent, generous, faithful, and kind Personality traits - Passionate, possessive, loyal, brave, ambitious, jealous and secretive Element - Water - Emotional, sensitive, nurturing Ruling planet - Pluto & Mars - Power, transformation and drive, energy Birth stone - Topaz, Citrine. Topaz is a true expression of fire energy and it has been associated with it since ancient times in many cultures. Topaz is a stone of nobility, love, passion, and purpose. Citrine attracts wealth, prosperity and success. It imparts joy, wonder, delight and enthusiasm. Raises self-esteem and self-confidence. Planetary stone - Red Coral, connects to the planet Mars aiding Scorpios strength, willpower and motivation. Red Coral stimulates our energy enabling us to reach our goals. Healing stone - Sodalite and Rhodochrosite. Sodalite is a peaceful stone that support Scorpio's deep thinking and helps them tap into their intuition. This crystal helps to soothe and balance the Scorpio. Rhodochrosite is a crystal that supports Scorpios in everything having to do with emotions. It helps to heal emotional wounds and soothes their sensitive side.
Dates - November 22 to December 21 Sign - Archer Chinese Zodiac - Pig - loving, tolerant, honest, and realistic Personality traits - Optimistic, adventurous, funny, honest, restless, outspoken and independent Element - Fire - Competitive, creative, passion Ruling planet - Jupiter - luck, growth and wisdom Birth stone - Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Zircon Lucky stones for women - Lucky stones for men -
December is represented by one of the oldest stones in human history — used by ancient shamans and warriors. Turquoise is a good luck charm that is said to keep away evil spirits and generally protect the wearer.
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