Birth Stones and Zodiac Signs
The significance of gem stones has been around from the earliest times. The meanings change by country but the basic idea is the same. Each month was assigned a stone and some folks wore a different stone each month of the year. Now folks tend to lean to just wearing their birthstone. They miss out on 11/12 of the fun!
Here is an old birthstone poem by an unknown author in Gregorian Times:
By her who in this month (January) is born
No gem save Garnet should be worn;
They will ensure her constancy,
True friendship, and fidelity.
The February-born shall find
Sincerity and peace of mind,
Freedom from passion and from care,
If they an Amethyst will wear.
Who in this world of ours their eyes
In March first open shall be wise,
In days of peril firm and brave,
And wear a Bloodstone to their grave.
She who from April dates her years,
Diamond shall wear, lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence, is known.
Who first beholds the light of day
In spring’s sweet flowery month of May
And wears an Emerald all her life
Shall be a loved and happy wife.
Who comes with summer to this earth,
And owes to June her hour of birth,
With ring of Agate on her hand
Can health, wealth, and long life command.
The glowing Ruby shall adorn,
Those who in July are born;
Then they’ll be exempt and free
From love’s doubts and anxiety.
Wear a Sardonyx or for thee,
No conjugal felicity;
The August-born without this stone,
`Tis said, must live unloved and lone.
A maiden born when September leaves
Are rustling in September’s breeze,
A Sapphire on her brow should bind
`Twill cure diseases of the mind.
October’s child is born for woe,
And life’s vicissitudes must know,
But lay an Opal on her breast,
And hope will lull those woes to rest.
Who first comes to this world below
With drear November’s fog and snow,
Should prize the Topaz’s amber hue,
Emblem of friends and lovers true.
If cold December gave you birth,
The month of snow and ice and mirth,
Place on your hand a Turquoise blue;
Success will bless whate’er you do.
Here is a current list of Birthstones by month (Please Click on Link (Month) for Amazon Jewelry):
Rock Crystal (England)
Lapis Lazuli (England)
Aquaries 21 January – 21 February garnet
Pisces 22 February – 21 March amethyst
Aries 22 March – 20 April heliotrope
Taurus 21 April – 21 May sapphire Gemini 22 May – 21 June agate
Cancer 21 June – 22 July emerald Leo 23 July – 22 August onyx
Virgo 23 August – 22 September carnelian
Libra 23 September – 23 October chrysolite
Scorpio 24 October – 21 November beryl
Sagittarius 22 November – 21 December topaz
Capricorn 22 December – 21 January ruby
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