What is the Virgo Birthstone?
Virgo is the 6th sign of the zodiac. The Virgo birthstone is the Blue Sapphire. Blue Sapphire is a precious gem that means inner vision and clarity. Those born between August 23rd and September 22nd share the sign of Virgo. The element for Virgo is earth and the ruling planet is Mercury. The symbol for Virgo is the maiden.
The maiden fair captures the patient and ever just energy of all those sweet summer babes born as the sun arcs across the sky bringing with it the bounty of the harvest. Virgos are unflinching in their kindness and ever ready to see the brightest and best in everyone. This earth sign is solid, reliable, and understand exactly how to take their responsibilities seriously. If anyone wants anything done – the Virgo is the one they turn to. This gentle-hearted nature and commitment to the task at hand help to make Virgos a fabulous friend and always someone to rely on. Their lilt of logic and straightforward approach is always welcome in the world of problem-solving, yet this can tip over into high levels of perfectionism.
Ruled by Mercury, Virgos are critical thinkers (it’s how they get stuff done) but with this penchant for problem-solving, it can lead to a tendency to overthink just about everything. Virgos could sometimes use a break from their own head or could welcome in healing balance so they rely more on leading with their heart space and an already developed sense of sublime intuition. In short, if Virgos could learn to trust their instincts more, they would save a whole lot of headspace. Virgos can also use a heck of a lot of energy in the worry stone. They are a sign that stays solid to the ground thanks to their earthly element but also can spin out into disaster thinking. Hey, we get it, its tricky business being the most hard-working person in the room!
Virgos have a huge swelling heart space and those deep-felt connections to others are certainly shown in their adoration of helping people. At the crux of it they really do want the best for those in their life which makes them awesome. When it comes to healing their own sharp edges, a little less worry and letting standards slide can definitely put Virgos on track to turning that gentle energy in on themselves. We map out some of the best healing crystals and beautiful birthstones that are chosen with all those voracious Virgo traits in mind. Keep reading to find out which Virgo birthstones have got your number.
Not a Virgo but intrigued to find out which birthstones are a magical match for your own zodiac sign? Check out our guide to all things astrological right here and brush up on your star sign dates 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
Virgo's array of precious stones are chosen for their promise of balance, inner healing, and lending a helping hand in pulling Virgos away from the darker side of perfectionism. Wanting things perfect can be a positive thing when it pushes you to work hard and succeed, but it can also lead to discontentment and being harsher on yourself than necessary. These healing crystals are here to wash away negative energy and to help you embrace your more sympathetic side. Take a look at our favorite Virgo birthstones…
Sparkling in ocean bright shades, the Blue Sapphire is a sublime September birthstone. The mainstay stone for all Virgos, this precious gem knows exactly how to conduct all the energies of Mercury. Mercury is known for its creative radiance and its ability to unravel blocks in communication. The beautiful Blue Sapphire captures all this and more. The sapphire is a stone of truth and sincerity (sound like anyone you know?). It also helps lend insight to those Virgos ever on a quest for perfectionism, gifting them the peripheral vision they need to soak up the big picture rather than getting drawn into the depths of tunnel vision. Pair with Moonstone or Opal to bring even more clarity of vision along the way.
Flushed with life-giving energy and a fiery radiance that shoots right down to the core, the glowing Garnet is a great talisman for all those careful footed Virgos out there. Encouraging endless confidence and courage, the Garnet can nurture our careful Virgos into inching towards a spot more spontaneity. As a stone of commitment, the Garnet also matches the Virgos need to see something through to the very end and it grants them the strength to do this. Find out more about the meaning of Garnet.
The quiet and contemplative Virgo can sometimes get lost in thought and that’s where the Carnelian comes in handy. This bright and passionate stone is ever ready to reignite a fire and fan the flames to gift Virgos a sense of stimulating warmth and inner heat. Carnelian is a singers stone, ever ready to let your voice sing out proud and true. While Carnelian provides magnificent support for Virgos who are already ripe with creativity and an abundance of love, it also helps to ensure a solid belief in the self. Perfectionism can sometimes lead to imposter syndrome and Carnelian is here to kick that right out. Find out more about the meaning of Carnelian.
Earthy and rich, the tree green shades of Moss Agate are a welcome home for Virgos. Ever the earth sign, Moss Agate strengthens that connection with the softer side of nature, inviting Virgos to step back from their tasks and simply enjoy the world around them. This gentle green stone also opens up the heart space, reminding Virgos to get out of their head for a while and back into their heart. Find out more about the meaning of Moss Agate.
The talismanic stone of Zircon may resemble a diamond, but instead of its flashy strength, the Zircon brings a genuine and humble sense of serenity and reminds us that property can come from many different places. For Virgos who are so committed to straightforward pathways, the Zircon reflects that with elegance and ease.
Boosting a sense of self-control and magical waves of motivation, it’s no surprise that Sardonyx is a sweet match for the star sign of Virgo. Already sharing these suggestions of reliability and success, Sardonyx is a stone of strength and protection, gifting you all that you need in the pursuit of happiness and harmony. A stabilizing stone for all relationships and a nurturer of clear-headed communication, Sardonyx with its banded shades is all about balance, optimism, and verbalizing your needs in an intelligent manner.
Ripe with positive energies, there are a thousand things that Virgos will adore about the glimmering green of Peridot. Ever a good luck charm, the Peridot gemstone is here to ensure that all fine things flow towards Virgos. Also ruled by the planet Mercury, Peridot invites the creative yet sometimes critical Virgos to lay down the sword of expectation and perfectionism and to simply let things be, trusting in the universe that all will be well. Find out more about the meaning of Peridot.
Forever fretting when things don’t go meticulously the way it was planned, Citrine is another stone that encourages Virgos to wave farewell to that perfectionist nature. Sure, sometimes perfectionism is a glorious driving force to living in the fullest light of your intent, but other times it can stop you from seeing all that you have. Citrine with its sunny and bright nature invites you to always see the positive and to let go of any negative energy clutched in hand. Find out more about the meaning of Citrine.
A potent and protective stone, Black Tourmaline is here to help you say no thank you to any bad vibes that could be racing around. Black Tourmaline in particular is an amazing tool at sweeping away built-up stagnant energy. It keeps Virgos protected from any bad juju, helping to disperse those worries and remnants of anxiety that can cling on. Find out more about the meaning of Tourmaline.
Amazonite is one of the finest throat chakra stones in the Virgo birthstone pack. For Virgos who may need a little soft and intuitive guidance when it comes to the powers of communication. Good-hearted souls, Virgos certainly are but they can come across a little judge-like thanks to their straightforward no-nonsense attitude to problem-solving. Amazonite can help their communication to hit the mark a little softer. Amazonite is also a beautiful balancing stone and has strong earth vibes, exactly what a Virgo craves. Find out more about the meaning of Amazonite.
How to Use the Stones
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Healing gemstones picked specifically with Virgos in mind can bring that bountiful sense of prosperity and keep Virgos from tumbling into the rabbit hole of perfectionism. There are tons of ways you can harness the healing powers of birthstone crystals but one of the best and most effective methods is to become a wearer. Having healing stones pressed directly on your skin in the form of birthstone jewelry is one of the most powerful ways you can soak up all those rich healing energies. When a gemstone is touching the skin without any barriers in place, it can connect with your vibrations and send healing exactly where it is needed. Having gemstone jewelry on your person at all times also means that you carry your intention with you and that even when your mind is at rest, you are manifesting all that your heart desires alongside the universe.
Along with gemstone jewelry, you can also choose to weave Virgo crystals into your life by using tumbled stones in meditation, building altars, scrying with crystal spheres, and holding worry stones in the palm of your hand whenever you are called to mull something over.
How to Cleanse Stones and Jewelry
Like all healing crystals, Virgo birthstones will also require cleansing and charging to keep them working at the top of their power game. Imagine your crystals are a vacuum and that you are doing a complete spring clean of your inner house to clear out the cobwebs of negative thoughts. Just like a vacuum, your crystals sometimes need to be emptied or discharged from the energies they have soaked up. Discharging your crystals is super easy, you just run it under a stream of water for a couple of moments. For those more delicate crystals and quartzes, you can also smudge with sage or your favorite smudging herb. Earthier stones (like those that are a match for Virgos) can also be placed in the soil so they can ruminate and refresh in the energy of Mother Earth.
Final thoughts on Virgo Birthstones
For all those Virgos out there, we salute you. Your generous spirit, your loyalty as a friend and lover, and your commitment to solving all the problems of those around you is truly heartwarming stuff. You are loved and you are endlessly appreciated. These stones are here to help illuminate all your best bits, helping you on the pathway to achieving your vision of success. They are also here to remind you not to get lost in the endless pursuit of perfectionism. There are many ways to win in life and getting stuck in a singular idea may lead to excess worry and not appreciating the beauty of all the moments in-between. Go gentle on yourself.
Does this sound like any of those Virgos in your life? Or have we painted a close picture of the Virgo in you? Share your thoughts with us in the comments