Birthstones and what they mean for you

Your birthstone is who you are!

If your every waking moment involves getting the newspaper and reading your daily horoscope, or reaching for your phone and opening applications and websites for your dose of zodiac readings, then knowing all about your birthstone is not a foreign territory.

Each calendar month has its official birthstone/s, whose origin can be traced back from the Bible. It is said that Aaron, elder brother of Moses who is also a prophet and a high priest, wore a breastplate inlaid with 12 vivid gemstones representing the 12 tribes of Israel.

Eons and stories later, these gemstones became associated with various customs, traditions, and beliefs that gave its attributes and meaning.

Here are the different birthstones per month and their equivalent meanings:

January: Garnet. Garnet signifies protection, friendship, trust, commitment, love, and is said to keep the wearer safe during travel. 

February: Amethyst. Amethyst is believed to strengthen relationships that give its wearer courage, and is widely recognized to symbolize power, wealth, royalty, and dominance.

March: Aquamarine. Aquamarine signifies hope, health, youth, and fidelity, and promotes creativity, self-expression, and courage.

April: Diamond. Diamond is the symbol of eternal love and courage, and protects its wearers from insanity.

May: Emerald. Emerald is considered to be a symbol of love and rebirth that promotes health, faithfulness, fertility, and wealth.

June: Alexandrite. Alexandrite, referred to as the “color-changing gem”, is said to inspire creativity and the imagination while strengthening intuition.

July: Ruby. Ruby represents courage, wisdom, love, and passion that signifies life, and are believed to increase courage. 

August: Peridot. Peridot brings courage, wealth, wisdom, purity, and is believed to instill power and influence in its wearer.

September: Sapphire. Sapphire represents honesty, loyalty, purity, and trust that is also the symbol of protection that brings success to all who wear it.

October: Tourmaline. Tourmaline is said to be a stone of reconciliation, fostering calmness and compassion that can relieve stress and increase mental alertness.

November: Topaz. Topaz has been associated with the sun god, giving it the power to heal and protect, promote health and wellness in the mind and body, and protect their wearers from negative influences

December: Zircon. Zircon helps clear the mind, remove stress, restore purity, and provides the wearer with wisdom, honor, and riches.

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