Astral stones are gemstones that closely complement your astrological sign. Ancient astrologers and healers believed that carrying your zodiac birthstone could enhance your overall health and well being.
Just like astrology isn't an exact science, neither are the stones that link to each sign. There are multiple stones per zodiac, and they may not all be a match for your distinct personality.
Here are some of the most common birthstones by zodiac. This list isn't exhaustive and horoscope experts and astrologers might have differing opinions. If you want to wear a zodiac birthstone, choose a stone under your sign that resonates with you and that you connect with in some way.
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Aries: March 21st to April 20th
Those born under the sign Aries are courageous leaders who might have trouble finishing what they start. They need a gemstone that can enhance their inherent confidence and temper their impulsivity with clarity. Bloodstone is known for magnifying self-control.
Gemstones: Bloodstone, Diamond, Amethyst, Carnelian
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Taurus: April 21st to May 20th
Taurus is a go-getter but sometimes at the expense of others. Their perseverance can make them stubborn and possessive at times, so stones that draw out their innate patience are ideal. Sapphire is a wisdom stone that can help relieve tension of the mind.
Gemstones: Sapphire, Lapis lazuli, Rose Quartz, Emerald
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Gemini: May 21st to June 20th
The Twin sign is intellectual and adaptable but is also easily changeable. At times, it can be hard for Gemini to make up its mind. The astral stones of this zodiac work to enhance clarity and communication. Aquamarine inspires truth and is ultimately a calming stone.
Gemstones: Aquamarine, Citrine, Tiger's Eye, Agate
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Cancer: June 21st to July 22nd
Those born under Cancer are ruled by the moon and are associated with the crab. Likewise, they can be as moody as they are loyal and empathic. The stones associated with this zodiac help strengthen intuition and bring about a feeling of calm. Moonstone has a feminine energy that encourages healing and wholeness.
Gemstones: Moonstone, Opal, Labradorite, PearlContinue to 5 of 12 below.
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Leo: July 23rd to August 23rd
Leos are creative and driven to succeed, but they can also be hard-headed and overpowering. Stones that accentuate this zodiac reinforce power without sacrificing self-control. These gemstones are all about balance. Amber helps absorb negative energy and reduces stress.
Gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Onyx, Ruby
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Virgo: August 24th to September 22nd
Virgo may come off as shy and loyal at first, but they can also be incredibly driven and passionate. Stones that can balance intelligence with peace of mind work best with this sign. Zircon is a grounding stone that can bring out wisdom in its wearer.
Gemstones: Zircon, Sapphire, Carnelian
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Libra: September 23rd to October 23rd
As the peace keepers of the Zodiac, Libra is kind and diplomatic, sometimes at the expense of their true feelings. Healing stones that aid with introspection and clarity can help alleviate some negativity and judgment. Peridot is known for its ability to reduce anxiety, depression, and jealousy.
Gemstones: Peridot, Tourmaline, Sapphire
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Scorpio: October 24th to November 22nd
Those born under Scorpio are emotionally passionate and at times intense. That intense loyalty can turn into jealousy if they're not careful. Stones of this sign help counteract negative emotions and bring much needed happiness and light-heartedness. Obsidian works to protect its wearer and encourage truth telling.
Gemstones: Obsidian, Garnet, AquamarineContinue to 9 of 12 below.
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Sagittarius: November 23rd to December 20th
Sagittarians may love their freedom, but they are also very generous with their time. They are curious by nature and do well with gemstones that stimulate their mind and their ways of communicating. Amethyst can induce a good night's sleep and balance the emotions and mind effectively.
Gemstones: Amethyst, Turquoise, Blue Topaz
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Capricorn: December 21st to January 19th
Capricorns are ambitious and able to take on complex tasks with ample self-control. However, they can be condescending at times and would benefit from a thought detox. Positive stones that can ward off hostility are best for this sign. Ruby brings out a passion for life and can enhance confidence.
Gemstones: Ruby, Black Tourmaline, Agate, Garnet
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Aquarius: January 20th to February 18th
Those born under Aquarius have an inventive and humanitarian nature that makes them great friends. However, at times, they can be aloof and unemotional, so stones that can expand awareness and enhance love are ideal for this sign. Fluorite is a stabilizing stone that can absorb negative emotions and align the heart and mind.
Gemstones: Fluorite, Aquamarine, Garnet, Amethyst
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Pisces: February 19th to March 20th
The sensitivity of a Pisces is as powerful as his or her inherent selflessness. They are also creative and kind, but their idealism can create some turmoil in their life. Astral stones that relieve anxiety and offer insight can be very beneficial for this sign. Turquoise is a calming stone that can help heal the body and mind.
Gemstones: Turquoise, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Labradorite