The Traditional and Modern Association of Birthstones by Month

When it comes to birthstones, there are numerous different interpretations. Throughout time, different cultures and civilizations associated different meanings and different metaphysical powers to the various precious stones, crystals and minerals.  Thereby, these ancient peoples were simultaneously defining different classifications of birthstones.

Today we know of two widely accepted lists of birthstones:

  • The traditional list,and
  • the modern birthstone list

Although they are widespread, it does not mean that they are accurate. In fact, from the spiritual and metaphysical point of view these lists are not very accurate. For example, we regard citrine to be Aries birthstone (in other words April birthstone). This is in contradiction with both birthstone lists.  By carefully examining the content of our birthstones.me website, you will see that in numerous cases we associate different stones to the zodiac signs as compared to both the classical and the modern list of birthstones. Why is that so?

Simply because we believe that astrology is a living discipline – it has to adapt to the various influxes of energy that are constantly shifting and changing while guiding the evolution of human consciousness. At the same time, the susceptibility of the gemstones to these energy changes in time. Also, it is illusory to believe that a single type of stone can serve the needs of so many people, even if they are born in the same astrological sign.  So, if you feel attracted to a gemstone or crystal not listed in any of the birthstone lists available, go for it. It only means that your body is wise and that it knows what’s best for your auric field.

For the sake of completeness, we present bellow the two birthstone lists by month:

Modern Birthstone List
Month Gemstone Dominant Color Zodicac Signs
January Garnet Red, Brown Capricorn, Aquarius
February Amethyst Violet Aquarius, Pisces
March Aquamarine Blue Pisces, Aries
April Diamond Transparent Aries, Taurus
May Emerald Green Taurus, Gemini
June Moonstone, Pearl White Gemini, Cancer
July Ruby Red Cancer, Leo
August Peridot Green Leo, Virgo
September Sapphire Blue Virgo, Libra
October Opal, Tourmaline White, Pink Libra, Scorpio
November Topaz, Citrine Yellow Scorpio, Sagittarius
December Zircon, Turquoise Blue Sagittarius, Capricorn

Here is the traditional list of birthstones:

Traditional Birthstone List
Month Gemstone Dominant Color Zodicac Signs
January Garnet Red, Brown Capricorn, Aquarius
February Amethyst Violet Aquarius, Pisces
March Bloodstone, Jasper
Green, Brown
Pisces, Aries
April Diamond Transparent Aries, Taurus
May Agate Red Taurus, Gemini
June Cat’s Eye Yellow Gemini, Cancer
July Turquoise Blue Cancer, Leo
August Sardonyx Brown Leo, Virgo
September Lapis Lazuli
Blue Virgo, Libra
October Opal, Tourmaline White, Pink Libra, Scorpio
November Topaz, Pearl Yellow Scorpio, Sagittarius
December Ruby, Tanzanite Red, Blue
Sagittarius, Capricorn

Here is the list of mystical birthstones:

Mystical Birthstones (by Olga Rezo)
Gemstone Dominant Color Zodicac Signs
Onyx Black Capricorn
Hawk’s eye Blue Aquarius
Amethyst Violet
Pisces
Carnelian Red Aries
Rose quartz Pink Taurus
Tiger’s Eye Yellow Gemini
Aventurine Green Cancer, Leo
Rock crystal Transparent Leo, Virgo
Citrine
Yellow Virgo
Tourmaline Multicolor Libra
Topaz Blue Scorpio
Chalcedony Blue
Sagittarius


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