DESIRE GEMS’ ZODIAC STONE GUIDE
Zodiac stones are also referred to as astral stones. The term ‘astral’ was derived from astrology and was used as a way of telling time. These time periods were divided into 12 sections and were assigned Zodiac names such as Taurus, Scorpio, Sagittarius, etc. They refer to the constellations in the universe. Each zodiac sign has a gemstone associated with it. It was believed that the wearer can tap into his or her hidden strengths by choosing a zodiac gemstone.
Birthstones are connected to calendar months, i.e. January, March, October, etc. Sometimes referred to as a modern stone, it was introduced in 1912 by Jewelers of America.
Whether you choose to wear a zodiac stone or birthstone, depends on you and your beliefs. However experts agree, the best way to choose a stone is to find one that you’re naturally drawn to.
Listed below, are the 12 Zodiac signs with their corresponding stones and the traits they represent:
1. Aquarius: Jan 21-Feb 18
Zodiac Stone: Garnet
Traits: Friendly, humanitarian, original, inventive, honesty, intellectual, unpredictable, detached and unemotional.
2. Pisces: Feb 19-Mar 20
Zodiac Stone: Amethyst
Traits: Sensitive, imaginative, kind, unworldly, sympathetic, selfless, vague, secretive and weak-willed.
3. Aries: Mar 21-Apr 20
Zodiac Stone: Bloodstone
Traits: Energetic, adventurous, courageous, confident, quick-witted, pioneering, quick-tempered, impatient and selfish.
4. Taurus: Apr 21-May 21
Zodiac Stone: Sapphire
Traits: Reliable, patient, loving, determined, secure, warm-hearted, possessive, greedy, self-indulgent.
5. Gemini: May 22-Jun 21
Zodiac Stone: Agate
Traits: Versatile, witty, eloquent, lively, communicative, adaptable, cunning, inquisitive and inconsistent.
6. Cancer: Jun 22-Jul 22
Zodiac Stone: Emerald
Traits: Loving, emotional, imaginative, cautious, shrewd, moody, touchy, clinging and over-emotional.
7. Leo: Jul 23-Aug 23
Zodiac Stone: Onyx
Traits: Creative, enthusiastic, generous, expansive, broad-minded, loving, faithful, bossy, dogmatic, intolerant and pompous.
8. Virgo: Aug 24-Sept 22
Zodiac Stone: Carnelian
Traits: Reliable, shy, modest, meticulous, diligent, analytical, intelligent, practical, harsh, conservative and over-critical.
9. Libra: Sept 23-Oct 23
Zodiac Stone: Chrysolite
Traits: Charming, romantic, sociable, diplomatic, urbane, peaceable, idealistic, gullible, flirtatious and self-indulgent.
10. Scorpio: Oct 24-Nov 22
Zodiac Stone: Beryl
Traits: Emotional, intuitive, determined, passionate, magnetic, resentful, secretive, jealous, compulsive and obstinate.
11. Sagittarius: Nov 23-Dec 21
Zodiac Stone: Citrine
Traits: Jovial, good-humored, straightforward, philosophical, optimistic, careless, restless, superficial and irresponsible.
12. Capricorn: Dec 22-Jan 20
Zodiac Stone: Ruby
Traits: Prudent, practical, disciplined, ambitious, humorous, careful, pessimistic, miserly, grudging and reserved.