A List of Zodiac Birthstones

Patricia Lantz C.Ht.
Precious Stones

Your zodiac birthstone is more than a symbol of your astrological Sun sign. Astrological birthstones act as charms or lucky stones that enhance each Sun sign's energy vibration. Wearing, holding, or carrying the stone associated with your Sun sign influences your Sun's strength allowing you to feel more vibrant and alive.

Aries Birthstones

Aries individuals are energetic and proactive. Ruled by Mars, they are disposed to action and dynamic endeavors. The birthstones for Aries support their dynamic and vigorous nature as well as stabilize the abundant energy of an Aries born person.

Bloodstone

Bloodstone increases physical strength, heightens self-esteem, increases courage, and strengthens the mind to face challenges. The power of bloodstone to bring freedom is beneficial to the robust go-getter nature of Aries.

Bloodstone

Diamond

Diamond, the hardest mineral on Earth, is strong and unbreakable. It gifts the Aries warrior with inner strength, bravery, daring, balance, and clarity. It bring an Aries individual good luck, both on and off the battlefield.

Red Jasper

Red Jasper, the gemstone associated with Mars (the ruling planet of Aries), balances positive and negative energy, inspires perseverance, and helps stabilize the restless and naturally impulsive Aries temperament. Red Jasper complements the dynamic Aries personality by sustaining their drive and energy all the way through to the end.

Topaz

Topaz, the talismanic gemstone for Aries, increases physical strength, aids in overcoming fears, and protects its wearer from injury.

Taurus Birthstones

People born under the sign of Taurus are shrewd individuals and hard workers who are known to be quite practical and grounded in the material world. Venus, the Goddess of Love, rules Taurus. The astrological birthstones for Taurus infuse emotional wellness, love, wellbeing, luck, and abundance into their earthy nature.

Sapphire

Sapphire brings inner peace and spiritual enlightenment and enlivens Taurus people who are inclined to move through life at a leisurely pace.

Sapphire

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz, the stone of fertility, calms and nourishes life and preserves beauty. It vibrates with the energy of love, peace, and understanding, and it kindles happiness, romantic feelings, and sensuality, all of which Taurus needs to feel right with the world.

Green Aventurine

Green aventurine is associated with Venus, the ruling planet of Taurus. This astrological stone is the perfect good luck charm for Taurus individuals who are disposed to accumulate wealth and fortune. It also brings opportunities, relieves stress, and balances the energy of a hard-working Taurus person.

Garnet

Garnet is the talismanic birthstone for Taurus. This Taurus gemstone is believed to have magical powers that enhance strength and healing.

Gemini Birthstones

Gemini individuals are friendly and articulate. Ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect, the astrological birthstones for Gemini support their highly intellectual nature, enhance their ability to communicate, and support emotional strength.

Agate

Agate, the stone of prudence, increases eloquence, a trait that is common among Gemini-born people. It also expands their perspective and increases verbal dexterity and objective thought, and it calms and bestows emotional strength and concentration. Agate is helpful to Gemini individuals because while it supports their intelligence, it also gives the often-erratic Gemini person a sense of calm and focus.

Agate

Citrine

Citrine improves a Gemini's clarity and brings joy to their lives.

Tiger's Eye

Tiger's eye is associated with Mercury, the ruling planet of Gemini. This gemstone improves personal clarity and spiritual well-being.

Emerald

Emerald is the talismanic gemstone for Gemini. This Gemini stone has the magical power to endow eloquence in speech and intelligence, and at the same time it supports emotional well-being.

Cancer Birthstone

Cancer people are gentle and caring. Ruled by the Moon, they are sensitive to their emotional environment and tenderly nurture the people the surround them. Cancer birthstones bring emotional serenity to and strengthen the impressionable Cancer individual's emotional nature.

Moonstone

Moonstone, the stone of security, represents the opalescent glow of the Moon at night. Cancer is ruled by the Moon and Moonstone stimulates clairvoyance, cures anxiety, and brings calm and serenity, all things Cancer people are inclined to cherish.

Moonstones

Pearls

Pearls are associated with friendship, loyalty, modesty, faithfulness, and purity. They strengthen relationships and marriage, as well as keep children safe, all of which are very important for a Cancer.

Emerald

Emerald imparts emotional well-being, bestows emotional strength, and balances the sensitive Cancer nature.

Sapphire

Sapphire is the talismanic gemstone of Cancer. It lends Cancer the magical powers of clairvoyance, heightened senses, inner peace, and spiritual enlightenment.

Leo Birthstones

People born under the sign of Leo are powerful and endowed with the biggest personalities and strongest wills of the Zodiac. The astrological birthstones for Leo keep the strength of the mighty Leo under control, as well as reinforcing and bolstering the Leo spirit.

Black Onyx

Black Onyx, the stone of power, complements the Leo personality by filling in the shortcomings. It keeps Leo firmly grounded in reality and protects them from internal imbalances and outward negative feelings. It neutralizes negative emotions and internal stresses and bestows courage. It keeps Leo's larger-than-life personality under better self-control and makes them more effective in their creative pursuits.

Black Onyx

Ruby

Rubies are rare, precious, tough, and vividly bright, much like the Leo personality. Rubies bolster Leo's courage and mental powers.

Carnelian

Carnelian, the stone of passion, enhances Leo's bold, courageous, passionate, and ambitious nature and makes these virtues more consistent and reliable.

Diamond

Diamond is the talismanic gemstone for Leo. This Leo birthstone has the magical power to protect and to bring luck and victory in all endeavors.

Virgo Birthstones

Virgos, ruled by Mercury, are analytical, organized, smart, and pay attention to the smallest detail. Virgo birthstones complement and balance Virgo's earthy nature with emotional and spiritual strength.

Carnelian

Carnelian's bold energy vibration brings a rush of warmth and joy that lingers. It wards off undue pressures, brings joy and friendship, and stimulates Virgo to be a bold and eloquent speaker.

Carnelian stones

Green Aventurine

Green aventurine enhances Virgo's optimism and zest for living. It brings soothing vibrations to their minds and bodies, eases their worries, and builds self-confidence in many areas of their life.

Citrine

Citrine is the planetary stone of Mercury, the ruling planet of Virgo. It improves clarity in the often mentally active Virgo.

Zircon

Zircon is the talismanic birthstone for Virgo. It bestows Virgo with peace of mind, prosperity, and self-love.

Libra Birthstones

Libras are intellectual and friendly. Ruled by Venus, the planet of love, their mission in life is to create peace and harmony. The Libra birthstones will help these consolatory people face the challenges of life and give them a strength of purpose.

Peridot

Peridot brings a beam of sunshine into Libra's life. It is powerful in for aiding manifestation, of all the good things, including the ability to manifest love.

Peridote crystal

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli, the stone of purity, relieves negative thought and emotions including fear and jealousy. It helps to harmonize the male-female parts of the personality and creates the balance needed in a Libra's life.

Opal

Opal, a stone of protection, is the symbol of hope and purity. It shields Libra from absorbing negative thoughts and energies from other people.

Agate

Agate is the talismanic birthstone for Libra. It provides Libra with the magical power to see the truth.

Scorpio Birthstones

Scorpios are emotionally intense, psychic people who absorb surrounding energy. These Scorpio birthstones act mainly to soak up the negative energy Scorpios draw to themselves. They also to bring joy to their lives.

Apache Tears

Apache tears absorb negative energy, shield a Scorpio's aura, and protect them from negative psychic vibration.

Apache Tear

Aquamarine

Aquamarine relieves anxiety, calms grief, dilutes feelings of anger, brings cheerfulness, and encourages Scorpio to be less controlling.

Obsidian

Obsidian is a grounding stone that absorbs negative energy, unburdening the deeply emotional Scorpio.

Amethyst

Amethyst is the talismanic stone for Scorpio. Its magical power keeps Scorpio self-aware and self-possessed.

Sagittarius Birthstones

People born under the sign of Sagittarius are the wisdom seekers and teachers of the zodiac. Ruled by Jupiter, they are joyful, highly inquisitive, and prone to excess. These birthstones give Sagittarians the courage to speak the truth and provide their curious nature more depth of thought.

Blue Topaz

Blue topaz is the writers stone; it boosts spoken and written communication. It stimulates the energy of the mind and heightens a Sagittarian's self-confidence and ability to learn and think through complex concepts and ideas. It also enhances their creativity and their ability to express themselves in meaningful ways.

Blue Topaz

Turquoise

Turquoise has a unique energy vibration that resonates with truth and higher guidance. It stimulates confidence and composure, brings clarity of mind, and enhances spiritual discernment, all of which enhance a Sagittarian's ability to speak with truth, as well as their wisdom and forthrightness.

Sodalite

Sodalite is a stone of intellect and insight. It deepens thoughts and spiritual awareness and boosts courage. It clears the mind, banishes negative energy, and enhances a Sagittarian's ability to set positive goals for the future.

Beryl

Beryl is the talismanic stone for Sagittarius. It strengthens belief in God, brings cheerfulness, and chases away laziness. It also enhances a Sagittarian's sympathy and sincerity.

Capricorn Birthstones

Capricorns are stoic, practical achievers and hard workers ruled by Saturn, the taskmaster of the zodiac. The Capricorn birthstones mainly ground, support and give strength to Capricorn's ambitious nature.

Ruby

Rubies bestow peace of mind, courage, and mental power, seeing the ambitious Capricorn through all their endeavors. They also chase away impure thoughts and preserve chastity, which is necessary for maintaining Capricorn's great integrity.

Ruby

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline repels and protects against negativity. It enhances Capricorn's sense of physical wellbeing by providing an increase in physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis lazuli is the stone associated with Saturn, the ruling planet of Capricorn. It stimulates a heightened state of awareness, which keeps the ambitious Capricorn objective and firmly grounded in reality. It also dispels negative emotions and enhances creativity.

Black Onyx

Black onyx, the stone of power, is the talismanic gemstone for Capricorn. This stone keeps Capricorn grounded and gives them better control of over themselves as they go about realizing their ambitions.

Aquarius Birthstones

Aquarians are intelligent, intellectual, innovative, experimental, and love meeting and mixing with others. They can be friends with anyone. Aquarius birthstones tend to enhance these qualities.

Garnet

Garnet is a powerful energizing and regenerative stone that is perfect for Aquarius. It represents primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification, and love. It acts with lighting speed to expand an Aquarian's awareness and sparks their innovative power.

Garnet

Moss Agate

Moss agate heightens an Aquarian's ability to make new friends and draw in new contacts.

Sugilite

Sugilite reduces stress and enhances peace of mind. Its vibration balances the Aquarian's mind, body, and spirit, and dispels negative emotions including anger and resentment.

Jasper

Jasper is the talismanic birthstone for Aquarius. This gemstone balances energy, stabilizes emotions, and promotes healing.

Pisces Birthstones

Pisces are selfless and noted for their empathy. They are intuitive, artistic, gentle souls who are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. The birthstones listed mostly heighten Pisces' intuitive and spiritual natures.

Amethyst

Amethyst is the stone of awareness. Its energy vibration brings it wearer peace, love, and happiness. It enhances the Pisces spiritual life and calls forth their gentle and affable qualities. People born under the sign of Pisces are prone to addictions, and amethyst is believed to chase away any addictions, as well as any mental and psychological disorders.

Amethyst

Aquamarine

Aquamarine gives its wearer foresight, clairvoyance, and enhanced intelligence. It also relieves anxiety, boosts courage, and brings youthful happiness.

Clear Quartz

Clear quartz, the stone of clairvoyance, amplifies magic and has tremendous supernatural power. Clear quartz strengthens the psychic prowess of the already highly intuitive Pisces.

Ruby

Ruby is the talismanic stone for Pisces. It stimulates creativity and wisdom and makes the wearer capable of living in peace with enemies.

Zodiac Birthstones Versus Traditional Birthstones

Today's birthstones are associated with the 12 months on a calendar devised during the 18th Century. The zodiac birthstones originated in the ancient past. While there is no real authority as to which gemstones relate to each sign of the zodiac, many believe that the Breastplate of Aaron is the origin of the 12 primary zodiac birthstones. You can find the list of stones and the instructions given for placing each particular stone on the Breastplate in the Old Testament; Exodus 28, 15-30. These guidelines call for the twelve stones of the Twelve Tribes of Israel to be set in four rows.

A List of Zodiac Birthstones