Birthstone Charts: Modern, Mystical, Ayurvedic and Zodiac
Over time, there have been many different ideas of what birthstone is associated with each month of birth. While even the “modern” interpretation of monthly birthstones is conflicted, there are also differences across belief systems (such as within mystical, ayurvedic and zodiac belief systems).
One thing that is important to remember, is that technically there is no one “true” definitive source of the “real” birthstone for each month or zodiac sign. If there are multiple stones for your birth month or astrological sign, this is because of the many differences across ancient civilizations and cultures.
There are differences in what one culture found significant or important in certain stones, or how to use it based on your zodiac sign or month of birth. Therefore, there have been countless conflicted ideas regarding the best stones for each month or sign.
Regardless of what your birthstone is said to be, remember: if you feel attracted to a certain stone, there is a reason for it. Here we will chart them all, so you can be aware of the birthstones helpful to you on your journey.
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The Modern Birthstone Chart
The “modern” birthstone list was created by the American National Association of Jewellers in 1912, to try and come to a uniform agreement. Typically, this list is still used today, especially within jewellery stores and the like, even though there have been attempts to change and add to this list in the past 20 years or so, but the original list is what is accepted currently by the Jewellers of America.
|October||Opal, Pink Tourmaline|
|November||Citrine, Yellow Topaz|
|December||Blue Topaz, Turquoise|
The Mystical Chart
Mystical birthstones date back at least a thousand, if not thousands, of years. They originate from the ancient civilizations in Tibet, and this culture attributed specific metaphysical and mystical powers to each stone listed.
The Ayurvedic Birthstone Chart
Ayurvedic birthstones date back to ancient Indian culture, who believed in specific stones having certain healing powers. They date back as far as 1500 B.C., and are linked closely with the ancient practices of Indian medicine.
The Zodiac Birthstone Chart
Zodiac birthstones have been evolved over thousands of years, normally by astrologers, to work with the planets’ energies that best suit each zodiac sign. Accordingly, this list is the most extensive, as there have been many interpretations by those in the astrology field, and each list you find may be different.
Here are most of the birthstones associated with each zodiac, or astrological sun, sign. The first gemstone in the list is what is typically most accepted by astrologers worldwide.
|Aries||Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Topaz|
|Taurus||Sapphire, Pink Quartz, Emerald|
|Gemini||Agate, Aquamarine, Pearl, Moonstone|
|Cancer||Emerald, Moonstone, Turquoise|
|Leo||Onyx, Sunstone, Sardonyx|
|Virgo||Carnelian, Moss Agate, Sapphire|
|Libra||Peridot (Chrysolite), Aventurine, Pink Opal|
|Scorpio||Beryl, Ruby, Black Tourmaline|
|Sagittarius||Topaz, Citrine, Turquoise|
|Capricorn||Ruby, Cat’s Eye, Garnet, Black Onyx|
|Aquarius||Garnet, Blue Topaz, Sugilite|
|Pisces||Amethyst, Blue Topaz, Aquamarine|
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