Birthstones by Month, Day, and Zodiac Sign

You’re probably familiar with the idea of birthstones. Most often, you’ll run into them when you see jewelry or other products with birthstones according to your date of birth. But did you know that there is a gemstone for your zodiac sign, birth month, and day of the week?

Birthstones by Zodiac Sign

In addition to your birth month, you can find a birthstone for your Western astrological sign. There isn’t an official standardized list of birthstones based on astrological signs, but there are some traditional associations that suggest these 12 birthstones of the zodiac. This zodiac birthstones chart also includes the meaning of each stone:

Astrological SignDatesBirthstone and Meaning
AquariusJan 21 to Feb 19Garnet for vitality and passion
PiscesFeb 20 to Mar 20Amethyst for calm and rejuvenation
AriesMar 21 to Apr 20Bloodstone for action and vitality
TaurusApr 21 to May 21Sapphire for self-expression and truth
GeminiMay 22 to Jun 21Agate for balance and stability
CancerJun 22 to Jul 22Emerald for love and kindness
LeoJul 23 to Aug 22Onyx for strength and calm
VirgoAug 23 to Sep 23Carnelian for confidence and passion
LibraSep 24 to Oct 23Peridot for radiance and purpose
ScorpioOct 24 to Nov 22Topaz for strength and intelligence
SagittariusNov 23 to Dec 21Turquoise for wellbeing and good fortune
CapricornDec 22 to Jan 20Ruby for protection and vitality

History of Birthstones

This tradition of the birthstone goes back to the Book of Exodus, in which the first high priest of the Israelites wore a breastplate with twelve stones, believed to have magical powers, representing the twelve tribes of Israel. It became a tradition for Christians to wear all twelve stones, recalling the breastplate. As time went on, people started rotating through their collection and wearing one stone on its own, based on which one was believed to have heightened powers at that time. This eventually evolved to associating particular gemstones with birth months.

In addition, many different ancient cultures revered gemstones and connected them to their calendar systems. For instance, Hindu texts connect specific stones to certain planets and days of the week. Vedic astrologers recommend particular gemstones to individuals based on their astrological birth chart.

In 1912, a list of birthstones based on the month was standardized in the United States by the National Association of Jewelers (now the Jewelers of America). They were chosen based on tradition, as well as which stones could realistically be sold by American jewelers. The official list has been updated, so you might see different birthstones for your month depending on where you look.

Birthstones by Month

Birth MonthBirthstone and Meaning
JanuaryGarnet for passion and happiness
FebruaryAmethyst for relaxation and intuition
MarchAquamarine for protection and communication, Bloodstone for energy and confidence
AprilDiamond for love and longevity
MayEmerald for love and kindness
JunePearl for simplicity and purity, Moonstone for intuition and femininity, Alexandrite for balance and joy
JulyRuby for protection and vitality
AugustPeridot for protection and light, Spinel for harmony and restoration, Sardonyx for courage and communication
SeptemberSapphire for self-expression and sincerity
OctoberOpal for truth and protection, Tourmaline for protection and creativity
NovemberTopaz for strength and intelligence, Citrine for abundance and happiness
DecemberTurquoise for wellbeing and good fortune, Tanzanite for intuition and spiritual awakening, Zircon for protection and wisdom

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Birthstones by Day of the Week

When it comes to birthstones based on the day of the week that you were born, each day has a planetary ruler in astrology, and each of those planets is connected to certain gemstones. For example, Monday is ruled by the moon (“moonday!”), which is often associated with moonstones.

Day of the WeekRuling PlanetBirthstone
MondayMoonMoonstone for intuition and purpose
TuesdayMarsRuby for passion and energy
WednesdayMercuryEmerald for calm and balance
ThursdayJupiterYellow sapphire for happiness and prosperity
FridayVenusDiamond for love and beauty
SaturdaySaturnBlue sapphire for sincerity and faithfulness
SundaySunCitrine for abundance and radiance

Working With Your Birthstone

If working with your birthstone resonates with you, we recommend looking at the stones associated with your month, astrological sign, and day of the week, and seeing what calls to you. There isn’t one correct answer here, so trust your intuition!

Another option, if none of the stones feel right for you, is to look at the qualities associated with your zodiac sign or the ruling planet of your day of the week and look up which stones might be supportive or balancing to that energy. 

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Once you’ve found a stone that you’d like to work with, there are a few ways you can incorporate it into your life. You may want to wear it or carry it with you. This may help you to feel protected and supported as you are out in the world. You can also place it in your home as a decorative object, or on your altar, and spend time sitting or meditating with it. Be sure to cleanse your stone and set an intention for how you’d like it to support you in your life.

Disclaimer: Curated and re-published here. We do not claim anything as we translated and re-published using google translator. All images and Tattoo Design ideas shared only for information purpose.

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