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Aries (20 Mar - 20 Apr) - Diamond, Bloodstone, Clear Quartz and Citrine.
SYMBOL: The Ram
PLANET: Mars FLOWER: Honeysuckle Masculine | Cardinal Fire Ruled by Mars, Aries are very energetic and enthusiastic people, and the same can be said for the different Aries birthstones.
Aries birthstones act as charms or lucky stones for Aries, mainly to support the person’s dynamic and vigorous nature, as well as stabilize the bountiful energy that they have.
The birthstones for Aries are Diamond and Bloodstone, Clear quartz, and Citrine.
Diamond is a solid form of carbon, it is the hardest mineral on Earth, and is one of the most sought-after gemstones in the world. The diamond helps clarity, truth, and vision. It represents purity and is known for its deep durability, and ability to shine a light on clarity. It helps to keep those wild and reckless Aries in harmony and heavenly balance.
It’s clear in its purest form, but different colours are also available, including black, green, yellow, and red.
In Ancient times Diamond was thought to bring victory in battle, and was placed in vests by royalty to protect themselves in battle. Aries birthstones are strongly associated with wars and battles because Aries is of an aggressive nature and is ruled by the planet Mars, the God of War!
Use Diamond for:
Calming/ Reducing stress.
Some more great Aries crystals are:
Bloodstone - Also called Heliotrope, Bloodstone is a green variety of Chalcedony with red spots, typically made up of Red Jasper. The red spots in this Aries birthstone look like blood, hence the name Bloodstone.
Bloodstone was known to boost physical strength and boost courage. This is the reason why warriors and athletes carried Aries birthstones like Bloodstone with them in battles or in competitions.
Bloodstone is very symbolic of Aries individuals, who thrive in action and energetic endeavours.
Clear Quartz - Clear Quartz brings a calmness to the passionate and ambitious nature of Aries so that they don’t forget to consider others as they forge ahead to achieve their goals. It can be used in conjunction with any of the other Aries crystals to promote more balance.
If you can't get your hands on diamond Clear Quartz is the perfect equivalent.
Citrine - Citrine helps promote the energy of manifestation, so it is perfect for the energy of Aries, which is all about new beginnings. This zodiac stone also helps Aries to accept criticism and make positive changes based on that information.
Whether you are a Aries, Sun, Moon or Rising these crystals can be really helpful for working with growth and blockages.
Leo (23 Jul - 22 Aug) - Black Onyx, Pyrite, Peridot and Tiger's Eye.
SYMBOL: The Lion
PLANET: Sun FLOWER: Sunflower
Masculine | Fixed Fire Ah Leo, the shining Sun of the Zodiac! Leo's love the limelight and they really love everything to be about them!
With their ruling planet as the Sun, you can see why they may tend to get a bit self-centred, but they aren't only caught up in their own reflection. They also have a huge light to shine on everyone that they hold dear to them. Things won't get dull with a Leo around!
Peridot is the main birthstone for all those Leo’s out there. Gorgeous green and with a warm sparkle, this stone is known for its playful side and being a firm heart healer. Peridot is called the study stone meaning that it is all about focus (a magical match for the goal-orientated Leo). While it is here to raise your energy and commitment to the task at hand, its not all business with Peridot. This pretty stone is radiant and ever ready to encourage the heart to open to wash away those feelings of possessiveness that Leo’s can refuse to let go of.
Use Peridot for:
Protection against difficulties and negativity.
Strengthening and purifying the physical and energetic bodies.
Easing anger and jealousy.
Some more great Leo crystals are:
Carnelian – Carnelian is great for Leos because it enhances natural confidence and joy so that you can open and share your big heart with the world.
Black Onyx – Black Onyx infuses Leos with protective energy and ignites your power and passion. It also helps release any tension or negative energy that is felt by your heart.
Leos have a tendency to hold on to their emotional wounds. Using these stones and crystals can help you with the healing process.
Tiger's Eye - Tiger's eye radiates light energy which keeps Leos feeling confident and serene. The stones golden tones also make them a healing stone, unleashing the sunny self of Leos while empowering stronger willpower.
Pyrite - Sparkling and shining like the Sun Pyrite reflects on that pure power! As a solar plexus chakra stone, pyrite charges us with feelings of being enough, whole, abundant and never lacking. Leo’s love to be at the centre of everything – including drama fuelled situations. Pyrite offers energetic protection for you and also dispels any fears you have of how others see you.
Whether you are a Leo, Sun, Moon or Rising what these birthstones all have in common is that they encourage Leos to live life from the heart so that they can shine their light where it is needed.
Sagittarius (23 Nov - 21 Dec) - Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Blue Topaz and Zircon.
SYMBOL: Centaur shooting a bow and arrow.
PLANET: Jupiter FLOWER: Carnation Masculine, Double Bodied | Mutable Fire
Sagittarius is known as the traveller and philosopher of the Zodiac. Ruled by Jupiter they are known to be wise like the centaurs, but they can also be as rash at them too!
In astrology, the Sagittarius sign is represented by a centaur named Chiron holding a bow and arrow. It is also sometimes called the archer sign.
In ancient times Centaurs were known to be wild, drunken, highly sexual beings who behaved very, very badly. Centaurs represented the animal side of human nature (thus the half-horse, half-human appearance). Chiron, however was different! Chiron grew up to be a kind and nurturing spirit with a knowledge that far transcend that of the lowly centaur, this was why he eventually became a constellation!
Like Chiron, the Sagittarius personality is loyal, sophisticated, independent, and kind.
They are unique, artistic, and have unerring judgment. You might even say their arrows tend to hit the mark! As the November Sagittarius birthstone, Turquoise helps the deep thinking Sagittarius keep things more on the positive side.
Though Sagittarius is an active and optimistic sign by its nature, the expansion side of Jupiter doesn't only expand the good side of things, but also the negative one. That means that when Sagittarius is in a funk, that can grow to considerable proportions. Turquoise can come in at this point to keep the negative vibe at bay and promote positive high vibes instead.
The Turquoise Sagittarius birthstone is also a great helper when you're dealing with insomnia or some form of restlessness which prevents you from relaxing. The cooling effect on your fire energy can help you relax more, particularly when it comes to situations in which you have to communicate something or do any form of public speaking or public relations or interactions.
Use Turquoise for:
Promotes inner harmony and peace through spiritual understanding.
Some more great Sagittarius crystals are:
Blue Topaz – Blue Topaz comes in with the cooling and balancing effect of freshly laid snow. Sagittarius has very active fire energy, which sometimes can become restless or even anxious. Blue Topaz has the power to balance emotional states and even mood swings. Its calming effect can improve mental and communication-related clarity and precision. Blue Topaz can also protect your energy field from waves of unwanted or negative energy coming from within or without.
This Sagittarius birthstone helps a lot with balancing your energy flow through your chakras as well, which is something that Sagittarius can have issues with because of this zodiac sign's energetically sensitive and intuitive nature.
Lapis Lazuli – Another blue gemstone option for our fiery Sagittarian nature, Lapis Lazuli brings a lot of focusing power and determination to your Sagittarius birthstone collection.
Lapis Lazuli brings a royal energy , since it was often used to decorate Ancient Egyptian burial artefacts. Lapis Lazuli has a wonderful vibe of abundance and spiritual transformation, so adding it to your collection is going to bring in the potential for achieving ambitious goals and manifesting abundance.
Zircon - Due to its transparency, Zircon is a wonderful crystal addition to your Sagittarius birthstones collection. This gemstone encourages honesty, virtue, and your light self to come to the surface when you're wearing it. It also helps with truth and clear communication, as well as spiritual ascension.
It can be a powerful ally for Sagittarius in times of confusion.
Whether you are a Sagittarius, Sun, Moon or Rising these crystals can be really helpful for working with growth and blockages.
We hope you found this article useful and look forward to sharing more information with you on the Star signs and their birthstones!
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