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Crystals ~ Birthstones

Crystals, rocks, gemstones, minerals, gems & jewels.

Most people know that there is a stone associated with the month that they were born, but did you know that the birthstone is said to have a very ancient and symbolic beginning?

Ancient wisdom says that the 12 zodiacal signs, the 12 tribes of Israel, and the 12 stones on the breastplate of judgment are all connected!

The breastplate of judgment, or Hoshen-Ha-Mishpat, was an oracle worn only by the very spiritually evolved. Each stone of the breastplate was engraved with the name of all those sons of Jacob, deemed to be the leader of a tribe of Israel, each stone placed in the order that they were born.

  Free Crystals Information Birthstones by zodiac sign and birthstone months Learn About Birthstones Stones and Crystals At Grandpa's & Learn about the metaphysical properties of crystals and planetary associations of stones

Crystals ~ Birthstones
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Because of this birthstone month vs. zodiac sign confusion, we offer birthstones based on ancient texts and the signs of astrology, as well as the current system of birthstone months.

There are still other birthstone lists that show other possibilities, when it comes to which birthstone goes with what month or sign.  I make no claim that my birthstone lists are correct, only correct according to certain texts.

Below, you can look over the list of birthstones by zodiac sign. Below that, you will find a list of birthstones by month. This way, you can decide for yourself, which stones resonate to you, personally.

Aries March 21 to April 20
Birthstones: Diamond, Bloodstone, Opal
Biblical Stone: Red Hematite (Red)

Taurus April 21 to May 20
Birthstones: Aventurine, Malachite, Sapphire
Biblical Stone: Emerald (Green)

Gemini May 21 to June 20
Birthstones: Agate, Tiger Eye, Fire Agate, Amethyst
Biblical Stone: Marble (White)

Cancer June 21 to July 22
Birthstones: Moonstone, Pearl, Coral, Emerald
Biblical Stone: Chrysoprase (Green)

Leo July 23 to August 22
Birthstones: Ruby, Carnelian, Onyx, Diamond
Biblical Stone: Sardonix (a colorful red banded onyx)

Virgo August 23 to September 22
Birthstones: Blue Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, Agate
Biblical Stone: Jasper (Mixed Color)

Libra September 23 to October 22
Birthstones: Opal, Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Jasper, Peridot
Biblical Stone: Opal (White & Purple)

Scorpio October 23 to November 21
Birthstones: Aquamarine, Pearl
Biblical Stone: Banded Agate (Brown)

Sagittarius November 22 to December 21
Birthstones: Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Topaz, Onyx
Biblical Stone: Amethyst (Purple)

Capricorn December 22 to January 19
Birthstones: Obsidian, Ruby, Garnet, Emerald
Biblical Stone: Serpentine (Sea Color)

Aquarius January 20 to February 18
Birthstones: Garnet, Amethyst, Fire Opal
Biblical Stone: Lapis Lazuli (Blue)

Pisces February 19 to March 20
Birthstones: Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Jade
Biblical Stone: Crystal Quartz (Glistening White)

Biblical birthstones stones listed are according to Isidore Kozminsky's list in The Magic And Science Of Jewels And Stones (1921)

Birthstones By Month

January ~ Garnet

February ~ Amethyst

March ~ Aquamarine

April ~ Diamond

May ~ Emerald

June ~ Pearl or Moonstone

July ~ Ruby

August ~ Peridot

September ~ Sapphire

October ~ Opal

November ~ Topaz or Citrine

December ~ Blue Topaz or Turquoise

Want to learn about the metaphysical properties of your birthstone? Just click on an alphabetical link, below, find your stone and learn more about it!


Click Here, To Continue Reading About The Metaphysical Properties Of Crystals And Stones!

These metaphysical properties of crystals and stones have been in use for many years. Some properties come from ancient wisdom, folk magic, or folklore. Other properties come from intuitive sources that ask the stones themselves. Still other properties come from spirit guides and angels. Personally, I believe in the metaphysical power of stones and crystals and have had my own spirit guides tell me about them.

After you are done here, be sure to head back to the crystals library to learn more about the magical world of crystals, stones, rocks and minerals!

Now that you have learned a little about the amazing uses of crystals and stones, perhaps you would like to get a few for yourself...

Grandpa's General Store offers a wide selection of crystals and stones for your every need! We offer crystal pendulums, loose stones, and more, all the basics to get you started using crystals and stones right away!

Click here, to go to our crystals department now! You can also visit our store at anytime by clicking on the word shop, at the top of any page.



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