Gemstone Meanings, Birthstones and Astrological Signs

Stone and Crystal Meanings

All of our gemstones have been cleansed in the Arizona sun

 

Amazonite - Amazonite is a ‘feel better’ stone that is good for creativity. It is a soothing and calming stone that is good for your aura. Amazonite will help with stress and to calm your mind. Astrological associations: Virgo. Chakras: heart

Amethyst is the stone of spirituality and the birthstone for February - Amethyst is a protective stone and helps to bring calmness and clarity where there is anxiety and confusion. Wear Amethyst if you want to get in touch with your intuition, your feelings, or your values. Amethyst helps one learn of all things spiritual, mystic and psychic. Amethyst is also the birthstone for February.

Amethyst (green) - Green amethyst is known as prasiolite and gets it color from minerals in underground water. It will help you connect to nature and reach high depths of meditation. Astrological associations: Scorpio & Capricorn. Chakras: heart

Apatite is an inspirational stone - Apatite increases motivation and stimulates creativity and the intellect. Blue apatite connects to a very high level of spiritual guid- ance. Astrological associations: Gemini. Chakras: throat

Aquamarine is the stone of courage and serenity - Aquamarine assists in connecting with the ocean of awareness and creativity. It fills your mind and body with deep relaxation, while heightening your awareness of the truth at every level of existence. Its youthful essence renews your spirit and nourishes you from a wellspring of spiritual energy. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for March.

Carnelian is a ‘feel better’ stone. It helps with memory, speech and live performances. It will bring vitality, compassion, courage and self-esteem to those who wear it. Carnelian will also ease the negative energies felt from anger, envy, fear, confusion and jealousy. Astrological associations: Taurus, Cancer and Leo. Chakras: sacral

ChalcedonyChalcedony is the Stone of Acceptance. It is a nurturing stone of calmness which symbolizes brotherhood and goodwill. Chalcedony increases physical energy and absorbs negative energy, dissipating it to prevent onward transmission. It balances the body, emotions, mind and spirit. Chalcedony will also balance yin/yang, stress and irritability. The Native American Indians consider Chalcedony a sacred stone. It is used daily to promote stability during ceremonial activities and meditation. Astrological associations: Cancer and Sagittarius. Chakras: varies with the variety of color.

Chrome Diopside - In ancient times, chrome diopside was believed to have fallen from the Tree of Life. In other cultures it is associated with protection, peace and tranquility. Chrome diopside is also known for being a visualization stone, increasing creative vision and awareness.

Chrysoprase - Chrysoprase is a ‘feel better’ stone - good for your mental health and healing. It will help you get back in balance and accept yourself and others for who they are. Astrological associations: Libra. Chakras: heart.

Citrine is the stone of success - Citrine brings happiness, joy and optimism into your life. It is one of only two minerals on the planet which do not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dispels and transforms it. Citrine energizes, and invigorates, promotes warmth, comfort, and energy. Citrine is also the birthstone for November.

Diamond - Diamonds pack a big punch! They are great for new beginnings, love and relationships. They will bring positive physical and spiritual energy into any situation, and enhance the effects of all other crystals. Diamonds are good for protection, purity, creativity, invention and abundance. They will also help with your spiritual awareness and the aura, clearing negativity, anger and childhood issues. Astrological associations: Aries, Taurus and Leo. Chakras: all

Emerald is a stone of inspiration and infinite patience. It brings vitality, and is good for memory, patience and honesty. Also known as the "stone of successful love", it brings domestic bliss & loyalty. Emerald opens the heart chakra, and has a calming effect on the emotions. Emerald is the birthstone for May.

Garnet is the stone of love and devotion - Garnet is good for career success, it helps you to become motivated and productive, and attracts good luck in business ventures. The Garnet is known as the stone for a successful business and makes a wonderful executive gem, particularly for women. Garnet is also the birthstone for January.

Hematite - Hematite can be called a mind, body and spirit stone - it’s effective at grounding and protecting ones aura from negative energies. When used during out-of-body journeys it protects the soul and grounds it back into body. Hematite is also a stone of strength, love and courage. Astrological associations: Aires, Aquarius. Chakras: base.

Labradorite is good for mental sharpness, inspiration and intuition. It will stimulate you creatively and let you see many possibilities at once. Labradorite will stabilize your aura and enhance the flow of energy between your aura and chakras. It will also help you with anxiety and stress. And my favorite... Labradorite allows magic to happen! Astrological associatons: Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius. Chakra: Crown

Lapis - Lapis is known as the 'feel better' stone. It will give you vitality, wisdom and artistic vision. On a spiritual level it will balance your yin/yang and is good for the dream state, relationships and relaxation. Astrological associations: Sagittarius Chakra: brow

Moonstone - Moonstone is a gemstone of many talents! It is good for wisdom, passion, new beginnings, intuition and creativity. It will bring luck to your home and protection while traveling. On an emotional and spiritual level, it will soothe you and release any energy blocks you may have. Moonstone will also help you break repeated cycles & patterns. Astrological associations: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio Chakra: sacral

Onyx is a strength-giving stone the provides support in difficult or confusing circumstances and during times of mental or physical stress. Onyx will also balance the yin and yang energies within the body. Onyx is a December birthstone. Astrological associations: Leo. Chakras: base

Opal - Opal is the stone of love & creativity. It stimulates ones originality & creativity and is also associated with love and passion. Wearing opal is said to bring about spontaneity, loyalty and faithfulness. Opal is the modern birthstone for October. Astrological associations: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio & Pisces Chakras: heart, throat, crown

Quartz is the most powerful healing & energy amplifier on the planet. It absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy and is excellent for unblocking it. At a spiritual level, this crystal raises energy to the highest possible level. Containing every color, Clear Quartz works on all levels of being. Quartz will channel any energy and can be used for any condition, making it a 'master healer'. It will harmonize all the chakras and align the subtle bodies. Astrological associations: all Chakras: all

Quartz Crystal (clear) - Crystal Quartz is a "feel better" stone. Improving your quality of life, it will make you feel happier and re-energize you in all situations. It will focus the mind, aid in meditation and relieve negativity. Good for all chakras.

Quartz (rose) - Rose quartz has many healing properties as well as being good for creativity in all art forms: writing, art and music. Rose quartz is a wonderful feminine gemstone, enhancing female energies and qualities - helping with sex drive, fertility and your cycle too. It is a calming and detoxing stone, acting like a bubble bath for your emotions. Astrological associations: Taurus, Libra. Chakras: heart.

Quartz (Rutilated) - Rutilated quartz is a variety of quartz with silver or golden threads of rutile. It is a healing stone and will bring vitality and strength. Rutilated quartz will balance and calm you. It will help with energy blockages and negativity. Chakras: Brow, Crown

Quartz (smoky quartz) - The protective qualities of smoky quartz dissipate negative energy, speed up the laws of karma, enhance survival skills and are good for vitality and intuition. This gemstone is good for male energies, sexual energy and channeling energy through the hands - great for reiki or spiritual healing! Smoky quartz is grounding and relaxing, it is also good for meditation and dream interpretation. Astrological associations: Sagittarius, Capricorn. Chakras: base.

Quartz (Tourmalinated) - Tourmalinated quartz is a variety of quartz with black tourmaline rods going through it. It is good for problem solving and nervous exhaustion. Also good for depression, fear and behavior problems. Astrological associations: all. Chakras: all.

Ruby is an excellent stone for energy. By energizing and balancing, it will im- part vigor to your life. Ruby brings health, balance, wealth, abundance, knowledge, creativity, longevity, passion and protection. Good for new beginnings and change. It will encourage you to "follow your bliss". Ruby stimulates the heart chakra and balances the heart. Ruby is the birthstone for July.

Sapphire is know as the wisdom stone, each color having its own wisdom. It will focus and calm the mind, releasing mental tension. Bringing you peace of mind and serenity, it will align the physical, mental & spiritual planes and restore balance with the body. Brings intuition, joy, fun and wisdom.

Sapphire (blue) - Associated with love & purity, it is a seeker after spiritual truth. Ex- tremely effective for earth and chakra healing. This tranquil stone helps you to stay on the spiritual path and facilitates self expression and speaking your truth. Sapphire is the birthstone for September.

SeleniteSelenite is a crystallized form of Gypsum named after Selene, an ancient moon goddess and lithos meaning stone, because it was believed to wax and wane with the moon. Selenite has a very high vibration, yet it is a calming stone, instilling deep peace and serenity. Psychologically it will assist your judgement and insight, mentally it will clear away confusion, allowing you to see the whole picture. It may help with the skin, the spine and fertility issues as well. This is an ideal crystal for aura cleansing, Reiki and contacting the angelic realms in meditation. Since it doesn’t hold onto negative energies, it is also excellent in clearing other stones. You only need to set a crystal on Selenite for five minutes to cleanse and recharge the piece. We clear and recharge jewelry and gems on our selenite slabs here at the studio (and at home too!). Make sure not to get your selenite wet, as it can dissolve in water. 

Astrological association: Taurus. Chakra: crown

Spinel - Enhances your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. Spinel will bring out beauty, and will encourage longevity. It opens the chakras, with different colors of spinel relating to the whole chakra spectrum.

Tanzanite - Tanzanite is a great stone for communication, as well as being good for your skin and eyes. If you are going to meditate, don’t forget your tanzanite! Astrological associations: Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius. Chakras: throat, brow and crown.

Tigers Eye - Tigers eye is grounding and a ‘feel better’ and ‘go for it’ stone. It is good for intuition, courage and new beginnings. Tigers eye will bring wealth and balance the yin/yang and right/left brain. Good for the person who is deliberately destructive, helping with fear, depression, negativity and turmoil. Astrological associations: Capricorn. Chakras: solar plexus

Tigers Eye (blue) - Blue tiger eye, also known as Hawk’s Eye tiger eye is a soothing, calming stone. Working with the Throat and Third Eye chakras, it will provide insight into internal conflicts and emotional or mental issues. Blue tiger eye will increase all forms of psychic abilities, especially clairvoyance. It has a ‘go with the flow’ attitude, aiding in relief from fears, phobias and hot tempers. It helps with emotional balance, fatigue and depression. Hawk’s eye will heal on a metabolic level and is especially good for vision and the digestive system. Astrological associations: Capricorn. Chakras: solar plexus

Topaz - Topaz is a mellow, empathetic stone that directs energy to where it is needed most. It is known as a wish stone that is good for reasoning, creativity, vitality, abundance, wealth and success. This general good health gemstone is soothing and healing, and aligns the meridians of the body, aiding in detox. Topaz is the modern birthstone for December. Astrological associations: Sagittarius. Chakras: sacral, solar plexus

Tourmaline (black) - Black Tourmaline is a grounding stone and protects against negativity. It powerfully deflects/shields against unwanted or dark energies, (anger, resentment, or jealousy) especially for sensitive people. Encourages intellectual thought, vitality. Tourmaline is also the traditional October birthstone. Astrological associations: Capricorn. Chakras: root

Tourmaline (blue) - Blue tourmaline is the intuition stone. Blue Tourmaline is good for communication, psychic awareness, peace, balance, eloquence and emotional purification. It is wonderful for aligning with higher self for deep insight, vision, intuition. Corresponds to the throat and third-eye chakras, and corresponds to the astrological signs of Libra and Taurus. Tourmaline is also the traditional October birthstone.

Tourmaline (brown) - Brown tourmaline is a grounding stone. Brown tourmaline is grounding, encourages stability and practicality. Tourmaline is also the traditional Oc- tober birthstone.

Tourmaline (green) - Green tourmaline represents life energy and life force. Green tourmaline brings a joy for life and promotes an appreciation for the many wonders that life has to offer - creativity, prosperity, abundance and compassion. The healing properties of green tourmaline strengthens the heart and offers detoxifica- tion effects. Tourmaline is also the traditional October birthstone.

Tourmaline (pink) - Pink tourmaline is relaxing and nurturing. It vibrates a deep reso- nance with the heart chakra, and has the potential to heal emotional wounds with its soft, soothing energy. It radiates kindness and tolerance, and alleviates stress. Tourma- line is also the traditional October birthstone.

Tourmaline (dark pink / rubellite) - Rubellite Tourmaline is the emotional balancing stone. Rubellite (dark pink) Tourmaline is good for creativity, love and devotion. It unites the heart and body for love, courage, passion, energy, stamina and steadiness. Corresponds to the root and heart chakras, and the astrological signs of Sagittarius and Scorpio. Tourmaline is also the traditional October birthstone.

Tourmaline (watermelon) - Watermelon tourmaline activates the heart chakra. Watermelon Tourmaline brings together compassion, emotional and spiritual love ex- pressed in the physical heart Chakra. It excels for immune system and life threatening illnesses and empowers other tourmalines. Corresponds to the astrological signs of Virgo and Gemini. Tourmaline is also the traditional October birthstone. TOURMALINE (yellow) - Yellow tourmaline brings heightened intelligence and spiritual awareness.

Turquoise - Turquoise is a multi-purpose healing stone for the body and is good for emotional balance. Turquoise protects you on your journeys, near or far. Turquoise is also the tradi- tional birthstone for December. Astrological associations: Scorpio, Sagittarius and Pisces. Chakras: throat

Birthstones

Birthstones: Traditionally, a birthstone is associated with each month of the year. There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic influence. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. For the full effect, individuals needed to own all twelve and alternate them monthly. Below is a list of the traditional birthstones and their associated month.

  • January - Garnet
  • February - Amethyst
  • March - Aquamarine
  • April - Diamond
  • May - Emerald
  • June - Pearl, Alexandrite
  • July - Ruby
  • August - Peridot
  • September - Sapphire
  • October - Tourmaline, Opal
  • November - Topaz, Citrine
  • December - Tanzanite, Zircon, Turquoise

 

 

Astrological Signs

 

Astrological Signs - Crystals and the Zodiac. Birthstones ground and amplify celestial energies. Each of the twelve signs of the zodiac has traditional crystal affinities. Some arise from a month of birth, others from the planets connected to a sign. Below are a few of the most common birthstones:

 

  • Aries (March 21-April 19) Ruby, Diamond, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Citrine, Garnet, Pink Tourmaline, Orange Spinel, Spinel, Topaz
  • Taurus (April 20-May 20) Emerald, Aquamarine, Diamond, Sapphire, Topaz, Tourmaline Gemini (May 21-June 20) Tourmaline, Apatite, Aquamarine, Blue Spinel, Citrine, Green Tourmaline, Sapphire
  • Cancer (June 21-July 22) Pearl, Amber, Spinel, Moonstone, Emerald, Pink Tourmaline, Opal, Ruby
  • Leo (July 23-Aug 22) Ruby, Amber, Citrine, Emerald, Garnet, Green and Pink Tourma- line, Quartz, Turquoise
  • Virgo (Aug 23-Sept 22) Peridot, Amber, Carnelian, Citrine, Garnet, Moonstone, Opal, Peridot, Sapphire
  • Libra (Sept 23-Oct 22) Sapphire, Opal, Aquamarine, Emerald, Green Tourmaline, Peridot, Ruby, Turquoise
  • Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21) Aquamarine, Emerald, Garnet, Green Tourmaline, Ruby, Tur- quoise
  • Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21) Topaz, Turquoise, Amethyst, Garnet, Pink Tourmaline, Ruby, Smokey Quartz, Spinel
  • Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19) Garnet, Green and Black Tourmaline, Peridot, Quartz, Ruby, Turquoise
  • Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18) Aquamarine, Amethyst, Amber, Fluorite, Moonstone
  • Pisces (Feb 19-March 20) Amethyst, Aquamarine, Moonstone, Turquoise

Gemstone information has been referenced from 'The Crystal Healer' by Philip Permutt.