As living breathing parts of the universe, Astrologists believe we are inextricably linked with the stars and the planets. A link we can benefit from via our birthstones that connect with the stars at the time of our birth
According to Astrology, the stars share their energy, colour and vibrations with rocks and stones here on Earth. Their different characteristics align with the constellations in the skies at the time of our birth giving us birthstones that enhance our strengths and balance our weaknesses.
Several charts determine the most influential birthstone for each sign, the most ancient being the Ayuvedic (1500 BC) derived from traditional Indian medicine.
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Energetic, positive, adventurous, ambitious and independent. Ruby, Red Jasper, Hematite, Amethyst, Carnelian, Tiger’s Eye and Rose Quartz.
Taurus (April 21 – May 21)
Patient, tenacious, daring, honest and very loving. Emerald, Agate, Rose Quartz, Chrysocolla and Venturine.
Gemini (May 22 – June 21)
Able to see both sides of the same coin and possessed of great business prowess. Agate, Amber, Chalcedony, Rock Crystal, Aquamarine and Tiger’s Eye.
Cancer (June 22 – July 23)
Imaginative, emotional and very family-oriented. Moonstone (Adularia variety), Calcite, Carnelian, Rose Quartz, Labradorite, Venturine and Rhodonite.
Leo (July 24 – August 23)
Full of life with boundless energy and creativity. On the vain side but so much fun. Tiger’s Eye, Amber, Rock Crystal and Citrine.
Virgo (August 24 – September 23)
Perfectionists, analytical, logical and detail-oriented with a soft spot for pets. Peridot, Amethyst, Amber, Tiger’s Eye, Sodalite and Rutile.
Libra (September 24 – October 23)
Passionate advocates of justice and equality. Lovers of culture, art and harmony. Sapphire, Rose Quartz, Chrysocolla, Lapis Lazuli, Jasper and Malachite.
Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)
Adept at adapting to change, Scorpios love a challenge and are intense between the sheets. Malachite, Fluorite, Agate, Jasper and Obsidian.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 22)
Passionate, travellers, adventurous, wise and lovers of speed. Topaz, Amethyst, Azurite, Malachite, Sodalite and Lapis Lazuli.
Capricorn (December 23 – January 20)
Steady, secure, stable, calm and hard-working. Garnet, Jasper, Rock Crystal, Obsidian, Dumortierite and Onyx.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 19)
Strong, attractive personalities. Some are shy, sensitive and patient, others are OTT, active and frivolous. Aquamarine, Moonstone, Bovelite, Chrysocolla, Fluorite and Turquoise.
Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
Calm, patient, kind, sensitive, empathetic and very emotional. Amethyst, Agate, Hematite and Turquoise.