Since centuries, birthstones have held great importance in people's lives. The significance of these stones has been seen in all through history of human civilization. The color of these stones is associated with the month of your birth. It is believed that the wearer of the birthstone is bestowed with luck, health, and in all his/her endeavor.
While the times have changed, but people still continue to believe in the power and energy that these stones bear. In the following, we discuss the colors and meanings associated with birthstones-
Birthstones by Month
January - Garnet
For those of you who celebrate their birthdays in January, the traditional birthstone is Garnet. Garnet is associated with purity, truth, faithfulness and awareness. This red stone, helps the person in the area of commitment, awareness, regeneration, insight, and, removing negativity. Garnets are also believed to heal health problems related to blood, heart and lungs. The intense deep red of this stone is infamously known to enhance sensuality and sexuality too.
The zodiac sign of Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) also responds well to Onyx, Ruby, Turquoise, Blue Topaz and, Lapis Lazuli. According to Hindu gemology, ruby is the traditional January birthstone.
February - Amethyst
The gemstone for February is the majestic Amethyst. This stone is known to bring stability, peace, balance, courage, inner strength, sincerity, and calm disposition to its wearer. No wonder the stones meant for the flirtatious Aquarians! The magical properties of this lilac stone are known to heal addictions, headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory issues, and overall health. The zodiac sign Aquarius (January 20 - February 18), also responds to Garnets and Jasper.
March - Aquamarine
March born persons are meant to wear Aquamarine. This soothing sea green-blue is associated with faithfulness, courage, and friendship. Aquamarines, which are found is hues of blues are known to work the best for throat and stress related problems. Those born under the zodiac sign of Pisces (February 19 and March 20) respond well to, Amethyst, Ruby, Bloodstone, and Jasper.
April - Diamond
Diamond are a girl's best friend, so, girl if you are born in the month of flowers and sunshine, this much coveted rock is yours. Diamond is the traditional stone of April. This clear stone is associated with good luck, protection, enhancing relationships, increasing inner strength, clarity of thought, balance, and abundance. Those born under the zodiac sign of Aries (March 21 - April 19) also respond well to Bloodstone, Topaz, Sapphire, Jasper, and Aquamarine.
May - Emerald
Emerald is the birthstone of the month May. This enigmatic, irresistible and alluring green stone is associated with loyalty, faithfulness, and friendship. The wearer of this stone is blessed with qualities of good memory, clairvoyance, and faithfulness. Emerald heals problems related to eyes, fertility, spinal cord problems, and headaches. Those born under the zodiac sign of Taurus (April 20 - May 20), respond well to Sapphire, Garnet Agate, and Diamond.
June - Pearl
Pearls are known to bring good luck and protection to the wearer. They are associated with loyalty, faithfulness, and friendship. The wearer of this gem is bestowed with modesty, chastity, and purity. Pearls work the best for problems related to heart, spleen, stomach, intestine and, ulcers. Those born under Gemini (May 21 - June 20) respond well to Emerald, Alexandrite, Agate, and the Ruby. Pearls help in developing personal integrity, which is probably why its meant for two-faced twins!
July - Ruby
The birthstone for this month is Ruby. Ruby is associated with devotion, integrity, courage, and happiness. This rich red stone is also known to enhance energy, generosity, brings prosperity, and success to the wearer. Those born under the zodiac sign of Cancer (June 21 - July 22) also respond to Emerald, Sardonyx, Ruby, Pearl, and Moonstone. Rubies are also knoiwn to help in blood purification and inducing positive thoughts.
August - Peridot
August birthdays claim Peridot as their gemstone. The light green of Peridot stands for power, influence, love, truth, faithfulness, loyalty, fame, dignity, and protection. This stone is known to cure lungs, lymph, breast and, sinus related health problems. Peridots are believed to bring about prosperity, growth and openness. Those born under the zodiac sign of Leo, (July 23 - August 22) respond well to Onyx, Diamond, Carnelian, Sardonyx, and Ruby.
September - Sapphire
September is given the birthstone's color of blue, the sophisticated Sapphire. Imbibing qualities of speaking truth, sincerity and constancy, clairvoyance, insight, and interpretation are some of the magical properties of Sapphire. Clear thinking and wisdom are more qualities of Sapphire that help the wearer. It helps in lowering fevers, inflammations, hearing problems, cancer, and burns.
Those born under the zodiac sign of Virgo (August 23 - September 22), also respond to Carnelian, Zircon, Sardonyx, Peridot and Agate.
October - Opal
Opal is the traditional birthstone of October. The wearer of this stone is bestowed with hope, innocence, purity, happiness, faithfulness, loyalty, and confidence. Opal helps problems related to eyes. Symbolically, this gem stone is known to enhance, visualization, imagination, dreams, and healing. Those born under the zodiac sign of Libra (September 23 - October 22) also respond to Peridot, Agate Aquamarine, Tourmaline, and Sapphire.
November - Topaz
Found in the shades of yellow and brown, Topaz is known to bless the wearer with constancy, loyalty, faithfulness, friendship, strength, releasing tension, and balancing emotions. This birthstone is associated with sanity, asthma, gout, blood disorders, tuberculosis, and insomnia. The stone is also known to bring about spiritual rejuvenation, and happiness. Those born under the sign of Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) respond well to Beryl, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Tourmaline, and Opal.
December - Turquoise
For those born in December, the traditional birthstone is Turquoise. This stone is associated with prosperity, success, happiness, and good fortune. Turquoise is known to help the wearer cope with communication, protection against all diseases, regeneration, and strengthening. It also enhances creativity, serenity, and spiritual bonding.
Those born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) respond well to Topaz, Beryl, Blue Topaz, Blue Zircon, Ruby, Lapis Lazuli, and Citrine.
Since the ancient times, birthstones have been related to the good, bad, and ugly aspects of lifestyle. I hope this article helps you in finding out which is your birthstone, so that you get your share of luck, fortune and happiness.