What is the Sagittarius Birthstone?
Sagittarius is the 9th sign of the zodiac. The Sagittarius birthstone is Turquoise. Turquoise is a blue gemstone that means emotional balance and communication. Those born between November 23rd and December 21st are Sagittarians. The element of Sagittarius is fire and the ruling planet is Jupiter. The symbol of Sagittarius is the archer.
The Funny Idealist
Born in the darkest throes of winter just before the solstice, it’s no surprise that Sagittarians are a fire sign. With more than a flicker of passion and ever ready to spread loving warmth, Sagittarians are all about optimism, big-hearted generosity, and putting the world to rights. They love to travel, embrace all of life’s adventures, and have an impeccable sense of humor that keeps them in good stead with friends and family. Curious and ever energized, it's no surprise to see Sagittarians running around trying to spread that goodwill and joy to all who cross their paths. Sagittarians are natural do-gooders in the world. Despite the need for connection, Sagittarians are also fiercely independent and always look to form their own path in life rather than to simply follow the crowd.
The symbol of the Sagittarius house is the archer. This mythological centaur figure that pulls back his bow and arrow is all about bridging the gap between heaven and earth. The archer represents the Sagittarian quality of spontaneity – the need to shoot first. It also captures the goal-orientated nature of the sign and the galloping nature of which they trot through life. With their ruling planet of Jupiter, its worth remembering that Jupiter was the God of sky and thunder. Jupiter is all about the storm and is also a planet of plenty. It’s expansive, social, and despite its stormy side, it's connected with lightning bolts of hope and positive nature.
A thousand incredible traits make up the Sagittarius zodiac sign but like all the horoscopes, there is no strength without a smidge of weakness. One of the main ways in which Sagittarians struggle in life is by overpromising. A star sign that rarely says no as part of their vocabulary, Sagittarians are forever overpromising themselves and getting into sticky situations when they cant deliver. It’s not that the Sagittarian struggles to assert themselves, just that they can be overly idealistic and so keen to help that they automatically say yes. Their natural kindness can also leave them a little open to being taken advantage of.
Sagittarians work really well with gemstones that keep them protected, help them home in on a little more focus, strengthen communication so they can overcome that sometimes brusque honesty, and stones that let them have a moments pause so they can truly consider whether saying yes to something is the best course of action for all involved. Take a look at these zodiac birthstones made to suit Sagittarians…
Not a Sagittarius but curious as to which gemstones match your sign or looking to dish the dirt on your friends star signs? Check out our guide to all things zodiac right here…
- 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
For those Sagittarians out there who are big-hearted and beautiful, we have picked a range of precious healing crystals that are all about spreading energy evenly, keeping balance in check, and making sure that negative energy doesn’t have a chance to seep in. But even beyond the borders of balance, healing crystals are also about shining a light and strengthening all those glorious positive qualities that make Sagittarius gloriously bright. Whether because they share elemental energy, raise positive vibrations, clear the mind, or calm the spirit, these gemstones are a joyful match for Sagittarians.
The shimmering ocean stone of Turquoise is all sweet flowing water energy that is ever ready to balance out the fire element of the Sagittarius star sign. Bringing its soothing touch and deep healing, Turquoise helps to balance out emotions and open up the throat chakra so clear hearted communication can flow through. Turquoise also has a strong amplifying quality which means that it can help Sagittarians to make the most of their spiritual side and remain open to receiving the words and messages the universe may have to offer. Finally, Turquoise brings a harmonizing element that can keep masculine and feminine energies in check. Find out more about the meaning of Turquoise.
The beautiful December birthstone is known for its flickering blue fire along with its traits of resilience, strength, and generous spirit. If nothing else, the Blue Topaz is known for its sheer authenticity and its ability to encourage wisdom, truth, and rational thinking. Ever able to take the Sagittarians whirlwind thinking back to basics and to lend a sense of strength and harmony, this is a great stone for helping those overstretching Sagittarians to welcome a little much needed R&R into their life. Blue Topaz is also known to help with communication matters. Sagittarians are sometimes known for bursting forth with words before thinking and not embracing their inner editor to help filter out some of the less than diplomatic turns of phrase. Blue Topaz works with the throat chakra to ensure that communication stays soft and thoughtful, helping to nurture better relationships, attract love, and be understood with crystal clear clarity. Other throat chakra stones include sodalite and turquoise howlite. Find out more about the meaning of Blue Topaz.
One of the most beloved spiritual stones in the pack, Amethyst helps Sagittarians to get out of their head and into their spiritual space. If given the chance and the right nurturing, Sagittarians have an abundance of spiritual potential and can leap into higher modes of thinking and even form psychic connections. Amethyst works closely with the crown chakra to facilitate that great awakening and to set the Sagittarian in good stead for welcoming cosmic consciousness. Even beyond the spiritual element, Amethyst is an incredibly calming stone and will soothe any anxious thoughts and feelings that may be tripping the archer up along the way. As Sagittarians also have a restless side and are forever scanning the horizon for the next best thing, Amethyst can serve as a sweet purple-hued reminder to practice stillness. Find out more about the meaning of Amethyst.
The red flame of Ruby is splashed with warmth and deeply passionate and ripe energy, one that matches the fire element of Sagittarius and keeps the winter chills at bay. Ruby is known for helping build motivation but it can also help Sagittarians to keep their goals in a more realistic sphere. While Sagittarians definitely don’t need any help with the act of goal setting, Ruby will help by ensuring that one foot is kept firmly on the ground. Its also an excellent stone for encouraging zest, confidence, joy, and a sense of spontaneity.
Soothe and soft Beryl is one of the most calming stones out there. Its gentle nature makes it a centered match for Sagittarians who can sometimes take on the God of Jupiter’s stormy and whirlwind like energy. Beryl is one of those stones that opens up channels of the body, ensuring that chakras are open from tip to toe so that smooth energy can pass right through. It is a talisman birthstone for Sagittarians who find themselves off-kilter and blocked and can help restore stability even when this hectic sign feels on the brink of burnout. Other soft hearted stones to match with Beryl can be the angel energy of Selenite.
One of the more mystical stones in the pack, Lapis Lazuli brings its deep intuition, third eye connection, and intricate self-awareness to the party. As mentioned, sometimes Sagittarian’s shoot without thinking and say yes to a thousand things without checking in with their gut. Lapis Lazuli is all about reconnecting you to that deep-set intention and keeping you checked in at all times with your own level of awareness. This helps extroverted thinking Saggi's to turn their gaze inwards and make sure that they are saying yes from a heart space and not just out of sheer habit. You can also blend Lapis Lazuli with Moonstone to bring even more feminine energy and spiritual sass to the table. Find out more about the meaning of Lapis Lazuli.
Bursting with sweet brightness and here to help turn the volume up on positivity, Citrine is all sunshine and style. This bright quartz is the perfect choice for those wintery star signs. Bringing light in the darkness and ripe with Vitamin D for the soul, Citrine strengthens the already positive power of the Sagittarian sign and keeps them spirited and soaked in that childlike joy. For even more luminous energy, wear Citrine alongside the twinkle of Peridot .Find out more about the meaning of Citrine.
Sharing the ruling planet of Jupiter, the sparkle and brilliant white light of Zircon may appear similar to the diamond at first glance, but its dance is different. While the diamond is more linked to ideas and energies of unbreakable strength, the Zircon is all about protection, peace, and inner beauty. The protection element is especially beneficial to those Sagittarians with a lusty love of adventure who tend to dash off into the great unknown. This stone ensures that these zesty adventurers stay safe and that they ruminate in places of peace to counteract all that restless energy. If you want to further enhance that connection between precious stones and the Sagittarian, then turn to Blue Zircon. Other stones that bring beautiful protection include tourmaline, obsidian, and the fire of Pyrite.
How to Use the Stones
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Sagittarians should say a hearty yes to having the luminous power of zodiac gemstones dancing with light and healing in their life. Having a zodiac talisman or amulet to accompany you on the pathways through the world (both physically and spiritually) is all about making the intention to live in harmony and wellbeing. We can be the masters of our destiny when we act upon our strengths and raise our weaknesses or at least recognize where we need to lend a bit more balance to truly thrive in life. Whether you choose to have tumbled stones on your altar, a worry stone to turn in the palm of your hand, a crystal sphere for scrying or a selection of Sagittarius birthstone jewelry, these gems will bring beautiful healing into your world.
The best way of raising your vibrations and inviting a wealth of healing wonder is by choosing gemstone jewelry. Having healing stones directly pressed against the skin ensures that the crystals can get right to work, connecting with the chakras and sending healing exactly where it is needed. Being a wearer of gemstone jewelry also means that you carry your intention with you throughout the day, you subconsciously align yourself with the power of the universe and by being in the constant presence of healing crystals you are able to manifest lasting magic.
How to Cleanse Stones and Jewelry
Keeping your Sagittarius gemstones cleansed and charged is all part of your journey to healing with these highly spiritual crystals. All healing stones and crystals require a little TLC to keep them shimmering at the top of their game. As these stones get to work on energy cleansing and collecting toxic vibes, keeping you protected, and guiding you on the best pathways through life they can become full of stored or pent up energy. Simply running these stones underwater, smudging with a sage stick or other herb, or leaving them in the cleansing energy of certain radiant quartz crystals can work wonders when it comes to a de-charge and helps them to dump all that unneeded energy. Then, they are cleansed and cleared and ready to be beautifully topped up.
You can recharge your Sagittarius zodiac crystals to their full power either by leaving them in a slant of moonlight or a shard of sunlight (depending on their coloring and how delicate they are). For stones where you worry that their coloring may fade, you can simply pot them in a little earth overnight or again, leave them with quartz crystals so they can soak up all that lush bright energy.
Final thoughts on Sagittarius Birthstones
While Sagittarians are out to change the world and ever ready to lend a helping hand, these bright stars certainly need to make sure that they are making choices that steer clear of martyrdom and won’t lead to burnout. Being able to notice when the system is overwhelmed and take a step back ensures that generous and open-hearted Sagittarians don’t fall into the trap of overpromising and save some time for themselves to enjoy the simpler things. Naturally curious and intelligent, Sagittarians are always on the lookout for the next adventure. This intrepid spirit shouldn’t be quashed, but the restless sign should also make space for quiet contemplation and spending a moment or two focusing on what they have. These lucky stones that promote balance, calmness, serenity, and of course a layer of protection for when they absolutely have to sprint off on a big adventure will work wonders on keeping them safe and sound.
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