Birth Stones and Zodiac Signs

BIRTHSTONES

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.

—Gregorian Birthstone Poems

Here is a current list of Birthstones by month (Please Click on Link (Month) for Amazon Jewelry):

January

Garnet

Rose Quartz

February

Amethyst

Onyx

March

Aquamarine

Bloodstone

April

Diamond

Rock Crystal (England)

May

Emerald

Chrysoprase (England)

June

Alexandrite

Moonstone

Pearl

July

Ruby

Carnelean (England)

August

Peridot

Sardonyx (England)

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September

Sapphire

Lapis Lazuli (England)

October

Opal

Tourmaline

November

Topaz

Citrine

December

Tanzanite

Zircon

Turquoise

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The Zodiac

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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