What are Zodiac Birthstones?
There are 12 signs of the Zodiac and each has its own stone to match. The Zodiac signs are determined by the month or period in which a person is born. Each sign has a birthstone connected and it is common to wear that birthstone as jewelry. The birthstone is often chosen as it shares traits or elements with the wearer.
Zodiacs and The Ruling Impact of Birthstones
The twelve zodiac signs speak to the alignment of the planets, the sun, and the moon on the day we came into this world. It’s said that the map of the sky on the day of your birth can have a huge ruling impact on your life. It can have a knock-on effect for your powers, your fears, your strengths, and your flaws and it can be a guiding light. When you know your Zodiac sign you can make decisions that are in tune with this deeply felt universal knowledge about yourself. You will better understand which of the elements speak to you (earth, air, fire, water), and which chakras will need a little more nurturing support to help you along the way.
Knowing which gemstones are aligned with your astrological sign can also nurture this everyday commitment to balance and healing. Birthstones have been around since the 5th century and their history is related to the 12 stones et upon the Breastplate of Aaron and the 12 months of the year and the 12 signs of the zodiac. It’s believed that each stone is connected to cosmic alignment and that those who choose stones that are aligned with their birth month will reap the benefits of bringing this gem into their life.
The stones that are connected with your Zodiac know exactly what you need and can bring their deep healing vibrations into your world. The spiritual energy helps to stabilize your mind, to calm the storms that rage within, and to give you a medicinal dose of strength or soft temperance depending on what you need in that moment. They also work in harmony with both your soul and the wider world. When you turn to your birthstone you may find that your powers of manifestation suddenly surge.
The best thing about birthstones is there is no hard or fast line, you can take your pick from a range of different shimmering stones. Each Zodiac has a signature stone attached to its name, but there are other stones that fall under the same element or who share the same ruling planet that will also work for you. As with any gemstone, part of the picking process is about selecting a stone that connects to your intuition. Take a glance at our instant guide to picking Zodiac Birthstones that can work for you.
If you want to know more about which crystals can be a supportive force in your life, take a look at our easy guide to essential gemstones here.
AQUARIUS Jan 20 to Feb 18
Rebellious, ripe with intelligence, and ever ready to think outside of the box, Aquarians are known for their free-spirit and for taking a creative approach to life. There’s so much to love about those born under the sign of Aquarius, not least their kind and compassionate nature. However, Aquarians can be stubborn and come across as detached at times with moods that go high and low.
These Aquarius gemstones help the water bearer to go with the flow…
Sometimes Aquarians can get lost in the maze of their own thoughts and this can lead to overwhelm. Fortunately, with Amethyst on your side, you can stay level-headed, light of heart and ever soaked in spiritual purity. Find out more about Amethyst's meaning.
Garnet is a glorious stone for Aquarius, its simmering passion and fiery strength is all about keeping you committed. The warm light also helps to soften the sometimes seemingly frosty edge of the Aquarians persona. Find out more about Garnet's meaning.
The earthly Moss Agate can turn an Aquarian into an amazing orator. The stone of eloquence, Moss Agate invites Aquarians to think outside the box and communicate with ease. Find out more about the meaning of Moss Agate.
Jasper is a joyous talisman for Aquarians, this stone is known to bring heightened emotions back into balance and to keep the wearer safely protected from negative vibes. Find out more about Red Jasper's meaning.
PISCES Feb 19 to Mar 20
As a water sign, Pisces is known for their depth, empathy, and ever willingness to go with life’s sweet flow. They are deeply compassionate, intuitive, and gentle, and they love to move with music. Alongside this soft nature, Pisces can be a little too dreamy at times which leads them to a place of being easily hurt or overly trusting. A sign that would beautifully benefit from grounding while keeping their heart free, Pisces is pure romance.
Dive into your dreams with these Pisces gemstones…
Pisces will find a luminous power and strength in the Amethyst stone. It’s a stone that helps the hedonistic party sign of Pisces stay connected from the crown chakra to the root. Find out more about Amethyst's meaning.
A perfect healing gem for the water sign, Turquoise is all ocean flow and shimmering blue hues - a match made in heaven for the fish. The cool clear energy also stops Pisces from sinking into their own sensitivity. Find out more about the meaning of Turquoise.
The water of the sea stone, Aquamarine brings its mermaids treasure traits to the table for Pisces to enjoy. This stone invites the Pisces to tap into their own capabilities and embrace the ebb and flow of life. Find out more about Aquamarine meaning.
As Pisces can tend to turn like the wind and get lost in intricate thoughts, Clear Quartz acts like a guiding light, encouraging concentration and quick decisions. Find out about the meaning behind Clear Quartz.
ARIES Mar 21 to Apr 20
A fire sign flickering with passion and flaming leadership skills, Aries is all about community and taking the direct approach. While not everyone loves this no nonsense, fuss free road that Aries love to take, it does make for a strong and unshakable personality. Just like the ram, Aries are all about charging forward (sometimes without thinking too much) and while blind optimism can be welcome relief, a little more thought can sometimes go a long way.
The trailblazer sign will cause a stir in their soul with these Aries gemstones…
Dreamy in devotion, the Diamond is a strong symbol of light and loyalty which are common traits for an Aries sign. The Diamond has a high frequency and can help with inner vision.
The high-energy and vivacious shades of Red Jasper are sure to serve all those under the sign of Aries well. This stone helps them to take a second to think before they act and can also help to keep their vitality levels topped up. Find out more about the meaning of Red Jasper.
TAURUS Apr 21 to May 20
Earthly, stoic, but with more than a pinch of passion, Taureans are one of the most reliable star signs in the pack. They love a sense of luxury and security and are forever surrounding themselves with the soft and sublime things of life. While they can be practical and devoted, those born under the sign of Taurus aren’t huge fans of change and tend to steer clear of complex situations and wild emotions.
As sensual creatures who love the light touch, turn to these Taurus gemstones…
The flash of Emerald is a stone of fortune, love, and endless patience. It is also the stone of Venus, which is the ruling planet of Taurus making it a magical match across all avenues.
The sparkle of Sapphire is another solid gemstone choice for Taureans thanks to its encouragement towards inner peace, spiritual awakening, and building inner strength.
Sometimes Taureans struggle to let their hearts crack open and welcome in pure love, Rose Quartz is the stone of acceptance and unconditional love and can help hardy Taureans to soften inside. Find out more about Rose Quartz meaning.
GEMINI May 21 to Jun 20
The gentle yet spritely livewires of the pack, Geminis are known for their blooming array of emotions and traits that tend to clash against each other. On one hand Geminis can be sociable, communicative, and always up for fun but on the other hand they can also be nervous and indecisive. They can flip from sass and sociable fun to serious thought and inward contemplation. They are a sign that loves spontaneity and creativity.
Those who are dual in nature need a recharge with these Gemini gemstones…
With high empath energy, the Gemini can greatly benefit from the high vibrations of Aquamarine. The blue-green stone also works on communication issues thanks to its connection with the throat and heart chakra. Find out more about Aquamarine meaning.
A sunny disposition that complements the social butterfly brightness of a Gemini, Citrine can also help to balance out the dual-edged Gemini when they are feeling less than their best. Find out more about Citrine meaning.
Agate has gorgeous heartfelt energy which perfectly matches the Gemini’s joyful moods. Blue Lace Agate can also work wonders on communication, great for the chatty Gemini. Discover more about the meaning of Agate.
CANCER Jun 21 to Jul 22
As sentimental as they come, those born under the sign of Cancer are all about sensitivity, emotion, and forming deeply bonded relationships with those they love. While they can be a tough nut to crack, once you get to know the Cancer sign there are endless rewards like intimacy and life-long loyalty. Sometimes Cancers can be a little insecure and moody and would do well to find their stability in a sense of self.
Call on your creature comforts with these Cancer gemstones…
The mystical light of Moonstone glows with deep creative and feminine vibes, inviting those who fall under the sign of Cancer to stand steady on their feet without letting go of their softness. Find out more about the meaning behind Moonstone.
A pearl-like luster and connection with water makes Opal an incredible gem that fits Cancer beautifully and helps them to further find their freedom and independence.
Sometimes those who share the sign of Cancer can be a little moody and lost in their own darkness, Labradorite eases the way – helping to clear the path of depressive moods. Take a look at the meaning behind Labradorite.
The purity of Pearl is a talisman of truth and sincerity. It proves a strong match for Cancer thanks to its healing powers in promoting good faith and keeping you centered and calm.
LEO Jul 23 to Aug 23
A trailblazer sun sign with lashings of energy and a mighty roar, Leo’s are natural leaders. Soaking in the light of life and always up for a good time, Leo’s are pure positive energy. While they are full of cheer and quick to laugh they can also have the fiery element of the sun sign and can be a little stubborn and with a tendency to focus their attention on themselves. A little more awareness of their surroundings and fine-tuning their flexibility can help to lift Leo’s up to glorious new heights.
Take a walk on the wild side with these Leo Gemstones…
Leo loves Solar Plexus Chakra stones which is why the golden light of Amber holds such a unique connection. Known for its strong vibrations with the root chakra and enhancing creativity.
Sweet Citrine brings joy, warmth, and pure positivity to the table, making it a great pick me up for Leo’s who can sometimes get weighed down. It’s also a stone of prosperity. Find out more about Citrine meaning.
One of the strongest grounding crystals gifted from Mother Earth, the dark swirls of Onyx will keep you checked into reality and ever-present in your body, mind, and soul.
The red heart of Ruby lets your zest and passion for life run wild. A great relationship healer, this stone makes sense for the sometimes drama fueled romances the Leo so loves.
VIRGO Aug 24 to Sep 22
Deeply detail orientated and taking a meticulous approach to life, Virgos are ever hardworking and practical with a pure sense of loyalty. An earthly sign with a methodical mindset, Virgos also hold a tender heart that sometimes struggles to express itself when out in the wider world. A tendency to shyness and a love of nature means that Virgos can beautifully benefit from balance and a growing sense of self-esteem.
Let go of perfection and see the world with clear eyes with these Virgo gemstones…
Wisdom, hope, and faith flow through the ancient gemstone of sparkling Blue Sapphire. For Virgos who tend to overthink and fall into self-criticism, the Sapphire lifts those spirits and keeps the balance.
This is where the sun sign of Virgo meets the sun stone of Carnelian. Kissed by fire, Carnelian is creative vitality, luck, and light. It helps Virgo to channel their dreams and passions into sweet success. Find out the meaning behind Carnelian.
Virgos get ready to welcome peace and prosperity with the glowing nature of the Zircon. Strong spiritual protection and a connection to all the chakras are waiting when you wear this clear-headed gem.
The stone of opportunity, Green Aventurine invites amazing achievements. This stone is a soother and perfect for Virgos who can sometimes sabotage their own success due to stress and anxiety. Find out about Green Aventurine meaning.
LIBRA Sept. 23 to Oct.23
Peaceful, fair, and floaty – Librans love to partner up and to find a sanctuary of balance and harmony. Just like other air signs, Libras are ever inspired by conversations of intellect and imaginative play. While they love smart discussions, Librans are definitely not lovers of heated conversations. Always taking the path of least resistance and avoiding conflict, Librans can veer on the side of indecisiveness and not speaking their mind in order to avoid upsetting the apple cart.
The airy energy sign will float away with these lush Libra gemstones…
The ruling birthstone for Libra, the iridescent and playful hues of the Opal invites a positive shine and encourages Librans to step aside from people-pleasing to put their own needs first.
Librans are loaded with wise thoughts and the gentle stone of Lapis Lazuli gifts them the skills they need to communicate all that’s within and make decisions without sitting on the fence too long. Discover the meaning behind Lapis Lazuli.
The planet stone of Venus, Sapphire with its bluest eye is a welcome match for Virgo thanks to its ability to soothe the soul, bring peace, and nurture a deeper spiritual existence.
SCORPIO Oct 24 to Nov 22
Brave and passionate and ever ready to live through the art of expression and emotion, Scorpios are one of the most vibrant water signs in the pack. Those born under the sky of Scorpio are longtime friends once they decide you are worthy and while they are emotive they are also excellent secret keepers and highly trustworthy. Being strong secret keepers means they can also be a little distrusting and tend to keep their own hearts close. They would do well from finding more gentle ground in life and tempering those quick rages.
For those that need a little soul medicine turn to these Scorpio gemstones….
The Agate family make for a fascinating match for Scorpio. Choose Blue Lace Agate for beautiful communication skills or opt for Moss Agate to mend the energy between Mother Nature and your soul. Discover more about the meaning of Agate.
Pour healing waters on your fiery nature with the gentle cleansing flow of the cool blue Aquamarine stone. This green-blue stone also lends a hand in releasing anger and upping communication skills. Find out more about Aquamarine meaning.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 to Dec 20
Natural born travelers, Sagittarians are curious, worldly, and always up for an adventure. Ever seeking out the meaning of life, those who share the Sagittarius star sign are optimistic, enthused, and always open to delving a little deeper into the question at hand. While they are unflinchingly independent and fantastic at freedom seeking fun, Sagittarians rarely have their inner editor switched on. They tend to say whatever is on their mind and won’t let ideas of diplomacy stand in their way.
Pull back your bow and arrow and hit the mark with these Sagittarius gemstones…
Clear out the junk from your aura and let go of all those things that are keeping you off-balance with the clear flow of Blue Topaz. Also known as the communication stone, it’s an awesome gem for writers. Find out more about the meaning of Topaz.
Balance out that yin-yang energy with a piece of flowing Turquoise in your life. A great stone for tapping into higher visions and deeper intuition, these traits go well with the Sagittarians thirst for knowledge. Find out more about the meaning of Turquoise.
The strong-will of Sagittarians is something to be celebrated, but Amethyst can help to lower the stress stakes and keep you connected spiritually. Sometimes it helps to turn our eyes to the heavens rather than look straight ahead. Find out more about Amethyst's meaning.
Soft and calm and ever ready to grant you space, Beryl is a beautiful stone for Sagittarians thanks to its deep meditative properties. Beryl can grant those active and adventurous Sagittarians a much-needed rest. Find out more about the meaning behind Beryl.
CAPRICORN Dec 21 to Jan 19
Brimming with self-control and able to color within the lines of their own boundaries, Capricorns are masters of realism and always up for lending a little reality to those dreamers drifting through life. Because of these traits, Capricorns tend to find themselves managing the world around them. They are practical and responsible and this comes in handy for a stable life. Yet, Capricorns can come over as a little cold and too dedicated to the rules – a little fun seeking and frivolous feeling can go a long way.
For the sea goat that needs their ambitious soul soothing, these Capricorn gemstones work a treat…
A vivacious stone, the Ruby loves to nudge your chi, attract prosperity, and keep you in vital health. The Ruby really matches the ambitious nature shared by Capricorns.
The stone of health, wealth, and wonderful relationships, the fire bright glimmer of Garnet is all activated energy which complements the Capricorns consistent go-getter energy. It also grants grace towards others. Find out more about Garnet's meaning.
Capricorns can veer a little towards the sensitive side, fortunately, Black Tourmaline keeps your spirit and soul well protected from negative attacks that may disrupt the psyche. Find out about Black Tourmaline meaning.
Which birthstone will you be bringing into your life? Share with us your star sign and favorite stone in the comments.