What is the Libra Birthstone?
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac. The birthstone for Libra is the Opal. Opal is a pale white stone known for bringing prosperity and personal power. Those born between September 23rd and October 22nd are Libra star signs. The element for Libra is air and the ruling planet is Venus. The symbol for Libra are the scales.
The Sign of Balance and Equality
With their house symbol being a set of scales its no wonder that those born under the sign of Libra are known for loving balance and fairness. Librans are dutiful, diplomatic, and are forever driving for fairness and equality in this world. If they are ever privy to a disagreement, they tend to weigh up all the pros and cons of each side and with their hawk like brain they pick over every piece until they believe they have come to a fair assessment. Librans love to play peacemaker and as they are excellent listeners, they exude a truly calming energy which makes them great candidates for sharing a friendship.
Being one of the flighty air signs means that Librans are social creatures, they are ruled by Venus, our sister planet, who also shares those Libra-like traits of loving harmony, embracing beauty, and wanting love for all. Venus was of course the goddess of love and she was all about beauty, desire, and finding joy in contrast to her more wrathful peers. Librans too, are great adorers of beauty. They are smitten by shiny bright things, love a heady dose of luxury, and of course – they have amazing taste and know how to pick the most elegant things.
With these love centric traits and passion for beauty, Librans do (like everyone) have a slightly flawed side too. Their passion for justice can make them a little idealistic, their love of pretty things can veer them towards a vainer sense of living, and their deep-felt desire for balance and peace means that they can slip into people pleasing behavior in order to avoid any sense of confrontation.
All those who share the zodiac sign of Libra should be drawn to gemstones that help them to use their warrior strength to speak their mind, to keep boundaries strong, and to keep their own peace of mind no matter what is happening around them. Take a glimpse at the zodiac birthstones below which we think will fit all Librans like a glove.
Not a Libra but interested to know which zodiac birthstones you should make space for on your shelf? Check out our guide to all things zodiac right here or find your own birthstone matches below.
- Aries -The Ram – March 21 to April 19
- Taurus – The Bull – April 20 to May 20
- Gemini – The Twins – May 21 to June 20
- Cancer – The Crab – June 21 to July 22
- Leo – The Lion – July 23 to August 22
- Virgo – The Virgin – August 23 to September 22
- Libra – The Scales – September 23 to October 22
- Scorpio – The Scorpion – October 23 to November 21
- Sagittarius – The Centaur – November 22 to December 21
- Capricorn – The Goat – December 22 to January 19
- Aquarius – The Water Bearer – January 20 to February 18
- Pisces – The Fish – February 19 to March 20
Libra birthstones bring an abundance of healing properties to the table, helping Librans to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight finally embracing the power of their higher self. As shapeshifter signs who can compromise a little too much, these precious stones perfect that art of balance that Librans love so well but does so in a way that doesn’t shy away from putting their own needs out there. The zodiac sign of Libra leans on healing crystals that make the most of their magic, supports their need for stronger communication, and helps them to realize their dreams. Take a look at these healing gems that help with the great balancing act…
The October birthstone of Opal is resplendent with luminous energy, milky white calm, and all the moods of positive good luck. Opal is the main birthstone for those born under the zodiac shadow of Libra, and as this gem is all about synchronization it grants Librans the balance they need to live in the light of harmony. Along with bringing balance, Opal brings a solid sense of protection, helping to ensure that those Librans who find they are lost to people pleasing anxiety find the gentle mother moon nurturing delight to raise themselves up.
For the air sign of Libra there is nothing like going with the ebb and flow that comes with the blue green color schemes of Aquamarine. An absolute siren song of a stone, Aquamarine will tempt you to embrace cooling head hues, to pull forth that buried treasure of hidden courage, and to strengthen that throat chakra so they can use their own voice to speak out and face those undercurrents of conflict without fear. Find out more about the meaning of Aquamarine.
Mystical Labradorite is so much more than a smoke and mirrors act. With its dreamy hues and its hidden magic, this stone is all about courage and transformation. Another savvy throat chakra healer, Labradorite also works to clear you of anxiety and low feelings so that your strongest spiritual side can rise and shine. Once you clear out that nervous energy you are perfectly placed for welcoming vitality to bloom. Find out more about the meaning of Labradorite.
This pretty pink stone is all about opening the heart chakra and filling every crevice of your being with light and love. While Librans are already known for their abundance of love, Rose Quartz can help to strengthen this natural element. Yet, the magic of Rose Quartz is that it takes a certain path with the heart chakra and encourages you to love yourself deepest of all and to work on putting your own needs first so you are better equipped to be there for others. Find out more about the meaning of Rose Quartz.
Born at the beginning of the shift from summer into darker nights, Lapis Lazuli can make an amazing match for Librans who want to keep their internal light shining bright. This wise and intuitive stone is known for nurturing self-expression and encouraging those balance loving Librans to explore their inner truth. Along with tapping into deeply stored wisdom, Lapis plays into that sense of harmony that Librans love so much. It invites throat chakra and third eye cleansing, ensuring all avenues of communication (whether human or divine) are cleared right open. Find out more about the meaning of Lapis Lazuli.
Also known as the warrior stone, Bloodstone is your shield and armor when heading out into the world. It’s no secret that Librans tend to shy away from any form of confrontation which can sometimes lead them to overly compromising or not expressing what’s on their mind. This stone grants power, peace of mind, and the inner strength for Librans to speak up. Bloodstone is a beautiful amulet for those Librans who are locked into fears of abandonment or not being liked. It’s a mega mood stabilizer and floods every channel of your being with a bright burst of vitality. Find out more about the meaning of Bloodstone.
Aventurine is a stone that glows with endless healing benefits. From the Green Aventurine that lends a lilt of lady luck to Blue Aventurine that connects the head and the heart, this is a luscious stone for Librans to love. It’s a great stone to have on hand for those who want to manifest a little more of their own magic and seek out partnerships, friendships, and all forms of nurturing relationships that are sure to serve them well. Aventurine steps in to make sure that you aren’t spending too much precious energy fixating on the negative and instead encourages you to turn your attention to a more positive spell of problem solving. It also works in harmony with the balancing nature of the Libra star sign. Find out more about the meaning of Aventurine.
Pretty Peridot glows with gorgeous green brilliance and is often referred to as the evening emerald. This stone is a bringer of love and light and helps you to let go of any egocentric behaviors you may be clinging too. As Librans love equality and fairness, sometimes this can lend itself to judgement and the climbing of a moral pedestal. Peridot helps Librans to keep their integrity when it comes to wanting fairness and justice for all but leans away from the ego in doing so. It’s also a stone that connects with the solar plexus chakra and keeps you beautifully grounded, embodied, and balanced. Find out more about the meaning of Peridot.
Agate is a gemstone of inward journeys. This shimmering form of chalcedony and quartz comes in many forms. Blue Lace Agate is the best for those Librans who want to work on their throat chakra and bring a soothing sound to their communication. Moss Agate is a talisman for the heart and for growing the capacity to embrace courage and put your own needs first. Fire Agate entices dormant dreams to come flickering to the surface, and Botswana Agate is pure comfort and joy for those who find their mind slipping into anxious overactive mode. Find out more about the meaning of Agate.
Sunny and bright, Citrine is a splash of joy that keeps the themes of the endless summer rolling. Born at the end of the summer light, it’s no surprise that Librans find themselves walking that tightrope between the darkness and the light. This stone helps to add balance and strengthens the sacral chakra. Citrine is also known for helping Librans to lock into their own decision-making process, finally encouraging them to get off the fence and to recognize their inner strength and wisdom. Find out more about the meaning of Citrine.
How to Use the Stones
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There are many ways in which Librans can make the most of gemstones sent to bring positive change and elevation to their life. From altars with stones set in place to spheres for scrying and worry stones for holding in meditation and chakra cleansing, these are all ways in which you can bring divine healing into your life. One of the most effective ways to utilize the strength and power of healing gemstones is by choosing Libra zodiac jewelry. By being a wearer of gemstone bracelets, pendants, or rings – you are letting the gemstones connect directly with your skin, attune to your own vibrations, and send healing exactly where it is needed. Choosing gemstone jewelry also helps you to carry your intentions with you at all times, it is an act of commitment to the chakras and commitment to bringing out the best in your spirit – both of which can ensure positive energy and change.
How to Cleanse Stones and Jewelry
It’s important to keep your Libra birthstones cleansed and charged so they can do their finest healing work. As healing stones work to mop up negative energy, cleanse chakras, and channel positive energy – you want to make sure that their healing powers aren’t being blocked. A simple cleanse and recharge after some particularly heavy emotional lifting or just every few weeks should keep them in tip top shape, ever ready to get to work. Most stones will do well being run under tepid water for a few moments to help them with the energy dump. Another method that is safer for your more delicate stones is too simply set up a sage smudging ritual. To recharge your birthstones, simply leave in a slant of sunlight or moonlight. Again for the more delicate stones you could also place in soil for a few hours or leave with tumbled quartzes who love to share their energy.
Final thoughts on Libra Birthstones
Beautiful in balance, ever the peace maker, and wanting prosperity for all. Who wouldn’t fall in love with such a good-hearted human being? Librans in the depths of their soul are all about love and sharing and these are rare and regal qualities that should certainly be encouraged to bubble to the surface. But in spreading love, Librans also need to make sure that they don’t bury themselves. You too deserve greatness, you deserve your own compassion, and you deserve to let your voice be heard. Don’t shy away from sharing your needs and don’t be afraid of basking in your own beauty.
Does this sum up any Librans you know? Share all your lovely Libra experiences with us in the comments.