Have you ever wondered what your birthstone was or what it symbolized? Each month has its very own birthstone and these gemstones have healing powers and therapeutic capabilities. Here is a birthstone guide, with all 12 birthstones and their meanings.
Garnet is the birthstone for those born in January. It symbolizes everlasting kinship and trust, and it brings love, good karma, wellbeing, and devotion to the wearer. Also, this gemstone additionally is a profoundly otherworldly stone of self-strengthening and higher reasoning. It is also a tradition for some wedded individuals to give garnet on their second and eighteenth wedding anniversary.
Amethyst is the birthstone for those born in February. Purple in color, and represents purifying of soul and mending of wounds. It symbolizes security, genuineness, spirituality, and genuine bliss. Also, strengthens relationships, as it represents fidelity and loyalty. It is believed to alleviate anxiety and keeps the individuals who wear this clear-headed and quick-witted, and as per the Ancient Greeks, it guards against intoxications.
Aquamarine is the birthstone for those born in March. It is believed to protect sailors, and those traveling by water and guarantees a safe voyage, and that it makes the wearer calm and levelheaded. It also symbolizes purity of spirit and soul, tranquility, serenity, clarity, and harmony, and it is also the stone of courage. This gemstone is spiritually associated with trusting and letting go, transformation and rebirth.
Diamond is the birthstone for those born in April. It provides the wearer with better relationships and increases inner strength. Diamonds are said to strengthen and revitalize all the energy centers of the wearer. Symbolizes balance, clarity, abundance, eternal love, purity, and perfection, as it is like the light, life, and sun. Spiritually, this is considered as the stone of commitment, faithfulness, and promise.
Emerald is the birthstone for those born in May. In Ancient Rome, it is supposed to be the gemstone of the goddess of love, Venus. It is the symbol of rebirth, fertility, love, wisdom, growth, and patience. The wearer will be granted with foresight, good fortune, and youth. It is believed to have emotional and physical healing powers, relieve depression and help those who have a hard time sleeping.
Pearl, Alexandrite, Moonstone are the birthstones for those born in June. Pearl is one of the favourite gemstones during the time of the Roman Empire, and it symbolizes purity, humility, and innocence, and according to the ancient Sanskrit text, the Atharvaveda, it bestows long life and prosperity. It is also believed that pearls help alleviate indigestions and hemorrhages.
While Alexandrite represents luck, prosperity, intellect, growth, peace, hope, calmness, and fertility. Spiritually, it brings you balance of who you are. The moonstone is associated with Roman and Greek lunar deities, and it symbolizes love, hope, sensitivity, passion, abundance, and fertility. It is also believed that it will give the wearer good luck and that it will inspire intuition and psychic abilities.
Ruby is the birthstone for those born in July. It is believed that this gemstone guarantees health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love. Oftentimes, it is associated with wealth and prosperity. Spiritually, it is believed to be a stone of Divine creativity, that will revitalize your energy levels, boost high self-esteem, intuition, and spiritual wisdom.
Peridot is the birthstone for those born in August. This stone is believed to possess magical powers and healing properties, and protection against nightmares. The wearer of this gemstone will have power, influence, and a wonderful year, and spiritually, it is associated with strength and balance, it will also boost creativity, and improve one's mood.
Sapphire is the birthstone for those born in September. According to legend, this will protect the wearer from envy and harm, and that it symbolizes heaven and heavenly blessings. It also symbolizes purity and wisdom. It is also believed that it attracts abundance, blessings, and gifts. Spiritually, it is used against negative energies, and it can calm the mind, and invite spiritual clarity.
Opal and Tourmaline are the birthstones for those born in October. Opal is considered to be a seductive stone, as it intensifies emotional states, and releases inhibitions, which is why is it associated with love and passion. Opal also symbolizes justice and harmony. It is also a protective stone believed to protect the wearer from dangerous places. Spiritually, Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer, and that it encourages freedom and independence, it is believed to enhance psychic and mystical visions, and that it stimulates creativity and originality.
Tourmaline is often associated with compassion, gentleness, and that it embodies love. Wearing tourmaline promotes courage, strength, and stamina. It also symbolizes love, hope, and healing and spiritually, tourmaline promotes inspiration, happiness, and it can reduce fear. Also believed to be a bridge to the spiritual realm.
Topaz and Citrine are the birthstones for those born in November. Topaz symbolizes nobility, purpose, honour, strength, love, and affection, and that the wearer will be bestowed with strength and intelligence. It was also believed that Topaz brings longevity and wisdom, calm anger, and balances strong emotions. Spiritually, this gemstone can strengthen one's confidence, and it promotes high self-esteem and good fortune.
Citrine, is believed to be a healing quartz gemstone that brings happiness, health, energy, and prosperity to its wearer.
Zircon, Turquoise, and Tanzanite are the birthstones for those born in December. According to folklore, Zircon has the power to relieve pain, protect travellers from disease and injury. It also protects the wearer from nightmares which guarantees a deep sleep.
Turquoise, considered to be a love charm, is also a symbol of good fortune and success. Spiritually, it can relax the mind and protect the wearer from harm, and ward off evil spirits.
Tanzanite is believed to turn negativity into the positive side. It is used to dispel laziness, and it helps with the perfect balance of power and reality, and it also stimulates the wearer's 'will' to turn his or her visions into reality. Spiritually, it opens our psychic abilities and facilitates communication with the higher spiritual dimensions, and it enhances healing while protecting the healers.