Gemstones have been in use as ornaments for centuries. However, Christianity and western civilization's influence eroded and blinded the belief and use of these ornaments for deeper meaning in people's lives.
Therefore, the majority of millennials don't think much about these precious stones.
But that should not be so; zodiac gemstones are still relevant in our time and can be activated to bring you clarity of purpose on many issues surrounding your life.
Origin of Zodiac Gemstones
To deeply understand how gemstones are equated to your zodiac signs, it may be necessary to walk back in history on how it all began.
As early as 3000 BC, way before the use of calendars, astrology was used to tell time. It enabled the people to tell when one season had passed and when the next season began.
The periods were classified by observing the stars in the sky and other heavenly bodies. During this time in history, gemstones acquired even more profound meaning when these early astrologers connected them with zodiac signs. The gems were believed to help the person wearing it to tap into their hidden inner powers within the heavenly bodies.
Astrological Gemstones and Modern Birthstones, What's The Difference?
Astrological gemstones are based on stars and ancient ways of telling time. On the other hand, modern birthstones are based on your birth month in reference to today's calendar.
Therefore, astrologers argue that modern birthstones may not align well with your real personality and inner energies as they have no connection with the planets, moon or stars.
For that reason, when it comes to choosing the best stone for your sign, you should choose a gemstone in line with your zodiac sign as opposed to your calendar birth month.
Let's look at the gemstones that match your modern calendar:
January Birthstone: Garnet
February Birthstone: Amethyst
March Birthstone: Aquamarine, Bloodstone
April Birthstone: Clear Quartz and Diamond
May Birthstone: Emerald and Chrysoprase
June Birthstone: Pearl, Alexandrite, and Moonstone
July Birthstone: Ruby and Carnelian
August Birthstone: Peridot and Sardonyx
September Birthstone: Lapis Lazuli and Blue Sapphire
October Birthstone: Opal and Pink tourmaline
November Birthstone: Citrine and Yellow Topaz
December Birthstone: Blue Topaz, Tanzanite, Turquoise, and Zichron
Gemstones that match your zodiac sign:
Aries March 21 to April 19 - Zodiac stone - Garnet
Taurus April 20 to May 20 - Zodiac stone - Amethyst
Gemini May 21 to June 20 - Zodiac stone - Bloodstone
Cancer June 21 to July 22 - Zodiac stone - Saphire
Leo July 23 to August 22 - Zodiac stone - Agate
Virgo August 23 to September 22 - Zodiac stone - Emerald
Libra September 23 to October 22- Zodiac stone - Onyx
Scorpio October 23 to November 21 - Zodiac stone - Carnelian
Sagittarius November 22 to December 21- Zodiac stone - Chrysolite
Capricorn December 22 to January 19 - Zodiac stone - Beryl
Aquarius January 20 to February 18 - Zodiac stone - Citrine
Pisces February 19 to March 20 - Zodiac stone - Ruby
Astrologers also advise that you need to look beyond your birthstones and zodiac stones and instead settle for one that speaks to you-stressing on the point that this is a practice that one only gets to perfect with time.