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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.
These were the original 'birthstones', based on the sign of the zodiac rather than the month.
One of the things that causes some confusion about the breastplate stones is that the names that were used in biblical times are not neccessarily the same names in use today. Just look at how names can vary in regions of a single country. We have many plants called milkweed, but only one milkweed attracts the monarch butterfly. Some work has been done, in recent times, to try to identify the orignal 12 zodiac stones of the breast plate as they relate to our current naming system.
Crystals ~ Birthstones
How To Use This List
We offer birthstones based on ancient texts and the signs of astrology, as well as the current system of birthstone months. I believe that the birthstones associated with months change because of current social trends (style) rather than zodiacal or elemental relationship.
To me, the point of a birthstone is about vibration and energy. The stone should carry a vibration that resonates to the person wearing the stone. This helps to balance the energy of the wearer and also strengthens those vibrations within their energy field.
The stones you are attracted to have an energy that will help you to balance yours. This can change over time, as we are continually finding balance and raising our vibration. Below, you can look over the list of birthstones by zodiac sign. Below that, you will find a list of birthstones by month. Look them over and see which you feel attracted to. Then, you can visit our other crystal pages and learn about the metaphysical qualities of the stone you picked.
If you are not aware of your zodiac sun sign, just look for the the sign which contains your birthdate. That is your zodiac sun sign.
March 21 to April 20
Birthstones: Diamond, Bloodstone, Opal
Biblical Stone: Red Hematite (Red)
April 21 to May 20
Birthstones: Aventurine, Malachite, Sapphire
Biblical Stone: Emerald (Green)
May 21 to June 20
Birthstones: Agate, Tiger Eye, Fire Agate, Amethyst
Biblical Stone: Marble (White)
June 21 to July 22
Birthstones: Moonstone, Pearl, Coral, Emerald
Biblical Stone: Chrysoprase (Green)
July 23 to August 22
Birthstones: Ruby, Carnelian, Onyx, Diamond
Biblical Stone: Sardonix (a colorful red banded onyx)
August 23 to September 22
Birthstones: Blue Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, Agate
Biblical Stone: Jasper (Mixed Color)
September 23 to October 22
Birthstones: Opal, Rose Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Jasper, Peridot
Biblical Stone: Opal (White & Purple)
October 23 to November 21
Birthstones: Aquamarine, Pearl
Biblical Stone: Banded Agate (Brown)
November 22 to December 21
Birthstones: Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Topaz, Onyx
Biblical Stone: Amethyst (Purple)
December 22 to January 19
Birthstones: Obsidian, Ruby, Garnet, Emerald
Biblical Stone: Serpentine (Sea Color)
January 20 to February 18
Birthstones: Garnet, Amethyst, Fire Opal
Biblical Stone: Lapis Lazuli (Blue)
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!
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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!
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