Birthstones are precious gems that are said to match the energy of those born in specific months, and when worn can grant healing, luck and good fortune. If you walk into just about jewelry store today, you’ll commonly see birthstones advertised in necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings as reminders to celebrate one’s birth month for the entire year.
Thought to have originated from the 12 stones in the breastplate of Aaron which represented the 12 tribes of Israel, they also correspond to the 12 months in the year and to the 12 signs of the Zodiac. Each stone has a unique meaning and significance, and throughout history these precious gems have been given as gifts to bring wellness and good luck to their wearers. Read below to see what your birthstone says about you.
Find Out What Your Birthstone Reveals About You:
The January Garnet
The January birthstone, Garnet, is believed to keep the wearer safe during travel. The Garnet is a mineral that has been widely used throughout history since the Bronze Age. The word ‘Garnet’ originates from a Middle English word which means “dark red”. For centuries, Garnets were gems given as gifts to travelers to help them find their way to their destination. They are said to have protective powers, and they also symbolize love.
If the Garnet is your birthstone, then you have all of the strength and creativity within that you need to manifest your heart’s deepest desires. Listen deeply to your heart, and it will clear your path and lead you safely to where you want to be.
The February Amethyst
The February birthstone, Amethyst, is believed to help strengthen one’s relationships and it also grants its wearer courage. At one point in history, only royalty was allowed to wear this precious gem, as its value was greater that of diamonds. The ancient Greeks thought that the energy of amethyst gems protected one against intoxication. The origin of the word amethyst in fact comes from the Greek word ‘amethystos,’ which translates to “sober.” The Amethyst is a stabilizing energy against addictive deeds, and is also a symbol of spirituality.
If the Amethyst is your birth stone, then you are a positively minded person who has a great understanding of the value of optimism. Your bright mind and open heart attracts many people, and your warm energy makes it easy to build happy relationships. Spiritually, you know who you are at your deepest core: deeper than body, deeper than mind, and this knowing grants you the courage to live without fear.
The March Aquamarine
The March birthstone, Aquamarine, was believed to cure heart, stomach, throat and liver diseases by drinking water in which the precious gem had been soaking. Early sailors and sea navigators also believed that talismans containing Aquamarine protected them against the dangers of the open sea. In Latin, the word “aqua” means water and the word “mare” means sea.
If the Aquamarine is your birthstone, then you are a highly creative person with deep self-confidence. Your idea of the world tends to be more beautiful and more compassionate than those around you. In fact, you can find beauty even in the simplest and smallest of things. Remind others of the hope that exists even when they have trouble seeing it, and you’ll find friends that will stay with you for a lifetime.
The April Diamond
The April birthstone, Diamond, is believed to be a symbol of everlasting love. The word Diamond comes from the Ancient Greek word “adámas” meaning unconquerable force, or unbreakable. It is the strongest of all minerals, and one of the most highly valued today.
If your birthstone is the Diamond, then you are a trustworthy and faithful person who has a clear vision about what you want in life. Those in your life can count on you in times of need, and you never hesitate to help the ones you love. Your unconditional love and acceptance of others allows you to be a rock in times of stress or pressure, and your true quality is questioned by no one.
The May Emerald
The May birthstone, Emerald, is believed to be associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. Emeralds were known to be one of Cleopatra’s favorite gems. In Ancient Rome, Emeralds were dedicated to their goddess of beauty and love; Venus. The Emerald is also a symbol of immortality.
If the Emerald is your birthstone, then you have a deep wisdom that has come from years of personal growth and patience. While your life hasn’t always been the easiest, you’ve overcome… and you’ve learned some really valuable things along the way. Your advanced level of memory and understanding is second to none. Growing through your own struggles in life has turned you into a kind and gentled person, and you really deserve the best that life has to offer.
The June Pearl
The June birthstone, Pearl, is believed to be a symbol of purity and tranquility. In ancient Greece, pearls were believed to be the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Ancient Japanese folklore believed pearls to be the tears of beautiful mermaids. Pearls have also been a favorite of royalty for centuries.
If the Pearl is your birthstone, then you have a strong sense of inner peace, tranquility and joy. You tend to accept others rather than judge them, understanding that there’s always a reason for the way that someone is, and we can’t always see it. This level of inner acceptance allows you to see things as they are, clearly, rather than seeing them as an opinion of ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. With a mind free from judgment, others perceive you to be graceful and to be a genuinely good person.
The July Ruby
The July birthstone, Ruby, was believed by ancient Hindus to protect its wearer from evil and was labeled the “king of gems.” The Ruby also symbolizes love, power and passion. It is said that those with the precious Ruby as their birthstone will enjoy wonderful romance and friendship.
If the Ruby is your birthstone, then you are a passionate person who is deeply in touch with your core values and motivations. You are willing to tolerate a certain level of uncertainty in order to have a fun and adventurous life. You have a strong eye for recognizing opportunities, and are usually right in deciding which path to take. Your close circle of friends support and empower you to follow your heart, and you’re grateful to have them in your life. You savor your journey, and get a great level of satisfaction out of life.
The August Peridot
The August birthstone, Peridot, symbolizes strength and shining from within. Also known as the evening emerald, the Peridot was once believed to be the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. Combined with gold, it is believed to protect the wearer.
If the Peridot is your birthstone, then you have a big heart and are a hero for many who need help in this life. Your deep heart connection brings out a wonderful energy to those you interact with, and you tend to succeed in whatever you set your mind to. You’re able to easily understand the situation of others and to know what they really need. Let your compassionate qualities shine, and you can be a real source of strength for a large amount of people.
The September Sapphire
The September birthstone, Sapphire, is believed to be a symbol of wisdom, prosperity and genius. In ancient times, Sapphire was believed to guard against evil and to keep one safe from poison. A favorite gem of priests and kings, Sapphires have been highly treasured throughout human history.
If the Sapphire is your birthstone, then you tend to be rewarded well for your efforts in life. You understand that to succeed, it’s not always who works the hardest, but who works the smartest. You’re able to put purpose before pleasure, knowing that wisdom often involves putting what makes us temporarily happy on the back burner in order to achieve meaning and significance. You’re a kind person who tends to see the world in shades of gray rather than in black or white, and your peers respect your intelligent advice.
The October Opal
The October birthstone, Opal, is believed to symbolize faithfulness, confidence and creative thinking. The word Opal originates from the Latin ‘opalus’, meaning “precious jewel.” Jewelry containing Opals were worn to repel evil and to protect one’s vision. Opals in general are thought to bring great luck, and contain all of the gifts and value of every birthstone of whose color it contains.
If the Opal is your birthstone, then you are a person of many talents, beauties and abilities. Just as Opals often contain numerous colors, you have many different interests and sets of knowledge that span a variety of areas in life. While sometimes seen as shy, you are a truly beautiful person with a very big heart. When you allow yourself to share your loving heart with others, you can really make the world a more beautiful place.
The November Citrine
The November birthstone, Citrine, is believed to attract money and affection. Also known as the “Abundance Stone”, Citrine is one of the rarest varieties of quartz found in nature. It is also believed to give the wearer increased strength and positive energy.
If Citrine is your birthstone, then prepare to have your finances improve upon being around this precious gem. Those with a Citrine birthstone trust their accurate gut instincts when it comes to making big decisions in life. They can find the good in any situation, and in any person. Having a positive mindset makes it easy for them to see big opportunities that could have a rewarding payoff. While strongly gravitating towards success, they are also very humble and generous towards others.
The December Blue Topaz
The December birthstone, Blue Topaz, is believed to bring calmness, protection and confidence during self-expression. Blue Topaz can increase concentration and can help you find the right words during important conversations or public speaking. While any Topaz was of high value throughout history, a Blue Topaz was the most sought after.
If the Blue Topaz is your birthstone, then you are geared towards living a meaningful life. You’ve seen beyond the temporary value of material possessions, and desire a life of significance and higher meaning. The greatest truths you discover tend to occur in your quietest moments; when your mind is still and heart is open. If you’re looking for guidance, just quiet your mind and listen to the deeply subtle movements within your heart: Your inherent connection will illuminate and show you the way.
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