Birthstone Meanings

January – Garnet - Garnets helps us feel grounded and connected to
the present moment. A stone that symbolizes physical love and the
relationship between loving partners, the Garnet was a popular ornamental
adornment among royalty and aristocrats. All of the animals of Noah's Ark
can thank a large Garnet stone for providing the only light on their biblical
journey and guiding them safely to land. Borrowing from traditional Chinese
medicine, Garnets supports the flow of Chi throughout the body, which
boosts the detox of negative emotions that manifest in the body. Garnets
properties bring warmth to the system, which improves circulation on a
cellular level while warming the heart like cuddling. If you're in a
relationship, use Garnets properties to deepen your romantic love. If you're
single and ready to mingle, Garnet is a gem at enhancing the laws of
attraction. Garnets meaning is rooted in ancient history and comes from the
Latin word ‘granatum’, which means pomegranate, a reference to its
intense red color that resembles the glistening, deep red seeds of the fruit.
Sometimes we tend to “get in our own way”, and in that case, Garnet works
to balance the mind and emotions by helping you discard old ways of
thinking and giving way to a new path of abundance and vitality. Meditate
daily with Garnets and discover its divine energy that leads to a higher
expression of love.

February – Amethyst - It is thought of mostly as a protective stone. As
it is linked to the crown chakra, it is helpful in purifying the mind and
clearing it of negative thoughts. This includes the negativity of stress and
anxiety, which is why many meditate with amethyst as to rid themselves of
that darkness. Amethysts healing properties are especially useful in
regards to work-related stress, because the stone is also associated with
abundance; therefore relieving stress while emanating prosperity. The
amethyst properties which facilitate intuition and communication can also
be applied to increased work effectiveness.

March – Aquamarine - Harnessing the naturally soothing spirit of the
beautiful ocean, Aquamarine captures the vibrant healing powers of the
ancient, life-giving waters of the Earth. Known in ancient folklore as the
treasure of mermaids, the Aquamarine stone is an essential component to
your healing gem collection because it helps to reconnect us to water, the
origins of life on the planet. Feeling overwhelmed in the energy
department? If you’re drawn to the icy blue energy of Aquamarine, it’s a
sign that you need a dose of Vitamin ‘Sea’ and the regenerative healing
properties of water. Wear it on your skin as a necklace or bracelet and
immediately feel the calming effects of its water-infused vibes. With the
Aquamarine gemstone, happiness comes in waves, especially when you
keep it close to your heart chakra. Aquamarine is like a splash of cold water
to the face. Its cool and refreshing energy helps reawaken a sluggish soul
that’s been preoccupied by the everyday demands of modern life. By
heightening our senses, the Aquamarine reminds us to stop and smell the
roses, and then head to the shoreline for a renewed zest for life. A crystal
of beauty, Aquamarine is a wonderful crystal for beautifying the body
because it encourages self-respect and inner peace. Because of its connection to the sea, this healing
crystal works to clear and cleanse the water element within our bodies,
which is crucial to health and wellness, especially since we’re made up of
70% water! By reconnecting us to earth’s life giving water element,
Aquamarine helps to remove emotional toxicity and encourage feelings of
inner peace.
April – Herkimer Diamond - Herkimer Diamonds are the high energy
seekers of the crystal world. Unusually transparent with a brilliant sparkle,
they manifest pure, solid Light and are powerful amplifiers of spiritual
energy. As perfect conduits of the universal Life Force, they are exceptional
healing crystals, and are used in meditations, dream and vision work, and
advanced spiritualization applications. Being double terminated, they have
the ability to not only transmit their own energies, but to receive spiritual
energy and to amplify and focus it intently. This mineral owes its name to
Herkimer County, New York, USA, the principal place where it is found.
The small, double-terminated crystals are short and stubby, formed in a
hard rock matrix giving them their strength. is an exceptional crystal for
linking people together who have to be apart. Herkimer Diamond, with its
pure, crystal light, clears the chakras, opening channels for spiritual energy
to flow. It stimulates conscious attunement to the highest level, and is
particularly helpful in activating and opening the Crown and Third Eye
Chakras. They are extremely useful for vivid dreams and dream recall, and
may be used to recover past life information.

May – Emerald - the power of this lush crystal stirs the soul like the heart
of spring, symbolizing hope and the future, renewal and growth. It is a
Seeker of Love and a Revealer of Truth, inspiring an ongoing search for
meaning, justice, compassion and harmony. Called the “Stone of
Successful Love,” Emerald opens and nurtures the heart and the Heart
Chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being,
bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite
patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love. Emerald
promotes friendship, balance between partners, and is particularly known
for providing domestic bliss, contentment and loyalty. It was dedicated in
the ancient world to the goddess Venus for its ability to insure security in
love. Emerald is also a stone of great vision and intuition, associated with
the eyes and sight, long believed to foretell future events and reveal one’s
truths. It is a stone of wisdom, enhancing memory and increasing mental
clarity. It combines intelligence with discernment, and brings to the
conscious mind what is unconsciously known. Emerald also increases
focus and intent, activating psychic abilities and opening clairvoyance.
Traditionally it was used as a protection against enchantment and spells.
Emerald was considered a symbol of eternal life in ancient Egypt, a gift of
Thoth, the god of wisdom, and was a favorite jewel of Queen Cleopatra.
The Emerald mines in Upper Egypt, rediscovered a hundred years ago, are
some of the oldest in the world and were called Cleopatra’s mines for her
love of the stone. Emerald is an excellent stone for reviving passion,
whether for an interest, a person, or a job.

June – Pearl - Pearls symbolize wisdom acquired through experience.
They are believed to attract wealth and luck as well as offer protection.
Known for their calming effect, pearls can balance one's karma, strengthen
relationships, and keep children safe. The pearl is also said to symbolize
the purity, generosity, integrity, and loyalty of its wearer. The ancient
Egyptians prized pearls so much that they were buried with them.
Cleopatra reportedly dissolved a pearl from one of her earrings in a glass of
either wine or vinegar, depending on the source, and drank it. She did this
just to show Mark Anthony that she could devour the wealth of an entire
nation in just one gulp! Ancient Greek legend thought that pearls were the
tears of the gods. They also believed that wearing pearls would prevent
women from crying on their wedding day. The Spiritual Meaning Of Pearls
– They are beautiful, rare and expensive. But they are also powerful. The
pearls hold a powerful energy. They are charged with the positive energy of
the ocean and water. Pearls are that of purity and integrity. They symbolize
loyalty and a sense of generosity. Pearls bring wisdom, wealth and good
fortune. But they were also often used for protection. Jewelry made of
pearls can make you feel peace and calmness.

July – Ruby - The fiery and captivating Ruby is a stone of nobility,
considered the most magnificent of all gems, the queen of stones and the
stone of kings. Ancients believed it surpassed all other precious stones in
virtue, and its value exceeded even that of the Diamond. The Chinese
Emperor Kublai Khan was said to have offered an entire city in exchange
for a sizable Ruby. Revered in many cultures throughout history, Ruby has
always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity. It symbolizes
the sun. Ruby initiates the sensual pleasures of life. It stirs the blood and
stimulates the heart, encouraging one to enjoy being in the physical world.
It increases desire and sexual energy and may be used to activate the
kundalini. Rubies has always been associated with love, especially faithful
passionate commitment and closeness. In antiquity Rubies were
considered to be perfect wedding stones. The name comes from the Latin
word rubeus, meaning “red”. Wear or carry Ruby to overcome exhaustion
and lethargy. It stimulates circulation and amplifies energy and vitality to
the whole system. Ruby is an aphrodisiac, allowing one to experience all
forms of love, from wild sensuality to mystical communion. It deepens a
couple’s relationship and encourages closeness and commitment. It is also
the stone of courtly love and may honor admiration from a distance. Worn
during lovemaking, Ruby can help restore and maintain passion, and is
excellent for increasing the chances for conception. Ruby’s intense energy
sharpens the mind, bringing a heightened awareness and excellent
concentration. It promotes a courageous attitude, and may increase one’s
success in controversies and disputes.

August – Peridot - Called “the extreme gem” by the Gemological
Institute of America, Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only
two gems (Diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in
molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the
tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes. While these Peridots are
born of Earth, other crystals of Peridot have extraterrestrial origins, found in
rare pallasite meteorites (only 61 known to date) formed some 4.5 billion
years ago, remnants of our solar system’s birth. Peridot in its basic form,
Olivine, was also found in comet dust brought back from the Stardust
robotic space probe in 2006, has been discovered on the moon, and
detected by instrument on Mars by NASA’s Global Surveyor. Ancients
believed, quite accurately, that Peridot was ejected to Earth by a sun’s
explosion and carries its healing power. It is a crystal of warmth and well-
being, mentally stimulating and physically regenerating. It carries the gift of
inner radiance, sharpening the mind and opening it to new levels of
awareness and growth, helping one to recognize and realize one’s destiny
and spiritual purpose. Peridot is still celebrated for those virtues, protecting
the aura, purifying the physical and subtle bodies, and alleviating emotional
burdens, guilt and obsessions. It is particularly beneficial for overcoming
fear, depression and other psychological disturbances, as well as releasing
jealousies, resentment and spite in order to move forward. Peridot
promotes responsibility and forgiveness, instilling confidence in one’s own
abilities and reestablishing a sense of self-worth. A powerful generator of
the frequency of increase, this lovely talisman may be utilized to manifest
abundance in all areas of one’s life: wealth, health, happiness and love.
Peridot is highly beneficial for attuning to and regulating the cycles of one’s
life, such as physical cycles, mental or emotional phases, as well as
intellectual progression. It also helps dissipate negative patterns and old
vibrations that play over and over, keeping one from realizing they are
deserving of success. By working with Peridot one can remove those
blockages and move forward quickly, opening the heart and mind more
fully to receive from the Universe with grace and gratitude. Peridot is a
wounded healer stone, serving as a vital guide in facilitating healing
processes that help others going through what you have already overcome.
Peridot is ideal for discharging emotional issues that affect the physical
body. Place it over the Solar Plexus to relax and release nervous tension,
known as “butterflies,” as well as to alleviate fear and guilt, anxiety or
impatience. Place Peridot over the Heart Chakra to relieve heaviness of
heart, empower forgiveness, or alleviate destructive jealousy or self-doubt
caused by betrayal in past relationships.

September – Sapphire - To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphire
of heavenly blue signified the height of celestial hope and faith, and was
believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. It was a
symbol of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment.
Today Sapphire is still a Stone of Wisdom, a royal stone of learning, mental
acuity and psychic activation, a seeker after spiritual truth. Its pure Blue
Ray brings order and healing to the mind, lending strength and focus, and
an ability to see beneath surface appearances to underlying truths and to
utilize that knowledge. It stimulates the Throat and Third Eye Chakras,
allowing one to access deeper levels of consciousness in order to gain a
fuller understanding of self. Associated with the planet Saturn, Blue
Sapphire embraces order, structure, and self-discipline, and is ideal for
accomplishing goals and manifesting ideas into form. Sapphire’s power to
transmute negative thoughts and energy also makes it highly effective for
earth and chakra healing. The name Sapphire is derived from the Latin
sapphirus, Greek sappheiros, and Sanskrit sanipryam, meaning “blue
stone.” Sapphire is exceptional for calming and focusing the mind, allowing
the release of mental tension and unwanted thoughts. It encourages
opening the mind to beauty and intuition, bringing lightness and joy as it
restores balance within the body.

October – Opal - Oh, the spectral delight that is Opal, the “Eye Stone.”
Like lightning in a rainbow, it flashes its brilliance with even the slightest
movement and claims notice by all who witness its phenomenal “fire.” This
is a stone so dedicated to the eye, so pleasing to the sight, it inspires love
and hope, innocence and purity, luck and happiness. The Roman historian,
Pliny the Elder, described opalus - the Opal, as a precious stone containing
the fiery flame of the carbuncle (Garnet), the resplendent purple of the
Amethyst, and the sea-green glory of the Emerald - all shining together in
incredible union and exquisite pleasure. It was considered by all in the
ancient world to be the most bewitching and mysterious of gems, worn for
its virtues of soothing and strengthening the sight, healing diseases of the
eyes, and capable of providing great luck, as it possessed all the virtues of
the gemstones whose colors reside within it. Opal is most known for its
ability to bring one’s traits and characteristics to the surface for examination
and transformation. Just as Opal absorbs and reflects light, it picks up
thoughts and feelings, desires and buried emotions, amplifying them and
returning them to the source. While magnifying one’s negative attributes
may prove to be uncomfortable, it allows for understanding how destructive
these emotions can be and assists the process of letting them go. Opal
also illuminates the positive actions and emotions of the self, enhancing the
good and true, and fostering one’s highest potential. It is a karmic stone
with a reminder that what one sends out will return. The high-vibration Fire
energy stones of ancient wisdom that burn off karma from the past and
open the way to rebirth. These stones carry a soul holograph and lend
access to the past, present and future, stimulating all of one’s metaphysical
gifts. Activating the Base and Sacral Chakras, these are joy-filled gems,
uniting all the subtle bodies into equilibrium so the whole body functions
harmoniously.

November – Citrine - Like Vitamin C for the soul, the Citrine crystal is
full of positivity and joy. Its name is derived from the French word for lemon
(citron), which carries a sense of sunny and optimistic joie de vivre. The
Citrine crystal stone is a type of transparent quartz composed of silicon
dioxide, which is also found in the human body! This is why the stones
vibrations easily resonate with our natural energy. The yellow tint comes
from its iron content. Citrine crystal properties are excellent for supporting
the manifestation process. Citrine frequencies are some of the most
powerful for motivation and perseverance. Because of its association with
the solar plexus chakra, Citrine crystal properties are effective in increasing
your personal power and self-confidence. Enhancing this energy center can
help dissolve blocks and stagnation, resulting in higher energy levels and a
boost in overall circulation. Citrine’s bright and happy energy fills your spirit
with positivity and the highest vibrations, clearing any blockages or
imbalances in your solar plexus chakra with its sunny energy. When you
program Citrine with a specific intention, the stone is listening and will work
for you whenever you need its support and guidance.

December – Turquoise - this stone embodies power, wisdom, luck,
protection and immortality. To the Ancient Egyptians, turquoise stone
meaning was powerful protection. It was associated with Hathor, the
goddess of motherhood, dance, and music. Turquoise was often found in
tombs and burial objects, presumably to protect the deceased on his
journey to the afterlife. Turquoise stones are one of the most ancient of
gemstones. Turquoise has been used in jewelry, other adornments,
statues, amulets and trinkets since before 5000 BC. This blue-green
mineral rock has been used consistently through time in a manner in
keeping with turquoise meaning. Signifying balance, wisdom and truth,
turquoise gemstones combine beauty with usefulness in turquoise
meditation, turquoise chakra and turquoise healing benefits for mind and
body. Turquoise has been valued for over 7,000 years. Egyptians mined
turquoise rocks in Sinai as long ago as 3200 BC. They used it to adorn
Tutankhamun's death mask. The Aztecs used turquoise gemstones in
mosaic masks to represent the gods in keeping with turquoise meaning.
They also used turquoise gemstones in ornate inlaid skulls, shields and
statues representing the power of Moctezuma who was the last Aztec ruler.
Native Americans have been mining turquoise stones for about 1,000
years. They use turquoise gemstones to make jewelry and adorn burial
sites in keeping with turquoise meaning. If given as a gift the receiver will
gain good fortune! Encourages kindness and trust, stillness, quiet trust.
May help heal issues with breathing or the lungs. Great for the throat
chakra – communication, when meditating can collide heaven and earth a
stone with energetic vibrations linked to the life-giving elements of water
and air a good luck charm for health and abundance.