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Gemstones & Minerals of the Zodiac

Throughout the years, various stones have been associated with each of the signs of the zodiac. There is no official list, but listed below is what is believed to be the original stone followed by those added later.

Even if you don't track your horoscope on a regular basis, this list can useful when selecting a gift for someone when you just don't know what to get them. Selecting a stone from the list can help cut down your list.

Astrology is a study of planets, stars and the solar system. This study shows predictions based on the position of these planets and stars in an individualís birth chart. Each Zodiac sign is ruled by a planet and each planet is associated to a star. The nine gems are also in conjunction with the nine planets and can protect the wearer from illness and negative happenings.  Each zodiac sign is associated to a number also. As per Numerology each number is linked to a planet of the zodiac sign. The characteristic of an individual broadly depends upon the planet that is positioned in his birth chart and the fate number that is assigned to him/her. Now, let us see which zodiac sign is associated with which gems.

Aquarius (January 21st to February 19th) Turquoise, Hawkseye, Amazonite, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Chrysocolia, Garnet, Jasper, Malachite, Obsidian, Blue Sapphire.

Aquarius is a water sign as well as an airy sign. They are dreamers as well as achievers. Deep seated and quiet Aquarians make good life partners. They are highly individualistic and intelligent. Self made and hard working Aquarians quietly climb the ladder of success without other knowing about it. In love an Aquarian is a giver rather than a taker. They love freely and completely. Uranus is the planet associated with Aquarius. According to Vedic astrology Saturn is also the lord of Aquarius. Aquarians are charming and pleasant to talk with. Since it is the eleventh sign of the zodiac gains and accumulations come naturally to them. They have a live and let live policy and start slow. Since Aquarius is an airy sign pinning them down is quite difficult. When in love they are sincere and dedicated. Catís eye is the gem stone associated with Aquarius. Turquoise as well as garnets is favorable for Aquarians. According to numerology number 7 is associated with Aquarians.

Pisces (February 20th to March 20th) Amethyst, Aquamarine, Blue Quartz, Diamond, Moonstone, Jade, Sugalite, Opal, Sapphire

The twelfth and last sign of the zodiac is denoted by a fish. Pisceans are deep seated and quiet people who are interested in occult and metaphysical subjects. They introspect and find answers from within themselves. They are also sympathetic, soft hearted and loving by nature. Neptune is the lord of Pisces and so is Jupiter. These people are academically inclined and do well as scholars, teachers and preachers. They are spiritual and philosophical by nature. A Pisces woman makes a good life partner. They are devoted to their partner in love and remain faithful to them. There is always an urge to give and receive love. Catís eye and amethyst is the gem stones associated with Neptune. According to numerology 9 is the number of Neptune and 3 is also favorable to Pisces.  Cancer, Taurus and Capricorn make good love partners for a Pisces. These are general predictions. It may vary according to an individualís birth chart. So best wishes for a long and happy journey called life.

Aries (March 21st to April 20th) Red Jasper, Carnelian, Bloodstone, Chalcedony, 

The first sign of the Zodiac generally considered to be one of the most fundamental and confident of all the signs. An Arien is sure to reach the top ladder of success and glory and enjoys every moment of it. They are sexually active and extrovert by nature. They are also enthusiastic, emotional and fearless people. Their limitation is their pride and ego. Often blunt and outspoken Ariens never mince their words.  Good administrators they assert superiority and gain respect in society. When they feel the time is right they go for the kill. There is sincerity and truthfulness in your nature. Hence you expect the same from others. An Aries father can be dominating and assertive with his kids.  As a mother an Aries woman is ambitious for her kids. She doesnít discriminate between a son and a daughter. Basically an Aries mom protects her kids. Though she is tolerant she lacks tactfulness.

As a lover an Aries is passionate, emotional and completely dedicated to the partner. Vibrant and magnetic an Aries simply sweeps his partner off her feet. An Aries man is dashing, attractive and can charm any woman. Aries is ruled by planet Mars. Mars is an aggressive planet and an earthy sign. According to mythology Mars is considered to be the son of mother Earth. Number 4 is the lucky number for Aries as 4 is the number of Mars. It is the planet of ambition, motivation and desire. Red is the color associated with Mars and Aries. The gem stone associated with Aries is red corals. If Mars is exalted in your birth chart then wearing a red coral will beget good luck and fortune. Corals also warn the wearer of ill health by changing color. If you are anemic or have blood related problems wearing a red coral can obviate the problems. Ram is the symbol of Aries.

Taurus (April 21st to May 20th) Carnelian, Rose Quartz, Golden Topaz, Coral, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz, Sapphire, Sard, Emerald

The second sign of the Zodiac, Taurus stands for stability and reliability. Taurus is an earthy sign and the sign of a builder.  Taurians are pragmatic in their approach and are always associated with money. Generally they make good money in stocks and shares. They are basically bankers and money lenders. Taureans are short tempered and known for their flare ups. But they forget it immediately.  They make good life partners and remain loyal to their partners. They are passionate, loving and caring people. Taureans enjoy all the pleasures of life and like to share it with their loved ones. Taureans are also God fearing people who are a mix of mysticism and realism in them. They are music lovers and enjoy a good evening of music, wining and dining with their lover.

Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus. According to Numerology number 6 is associated with Venus. The gemstone for Venus is diamond.  If Venus is exalted in your birth chart then wearing a diamond can enhance the quality of life.  Venus is a charming and joyful planet. Wearing diamond along with any other gem whose planet is also in a favorable position in your chart can bring good luck, fame and fortune to the wearer. Diamond is the most auspicious gem.  A Diamond of yellow hue showers success and prosperity to the wearer. A diamond with a white hue is suitable for ritual functions and spiritual affairs. Wearing a diamond an individual is protected from the evil spirits and negativity. If you feel diamond is expensive white sapphire can be substituted with it. Since number 6 is associated with Taurus wearing a diamond along with emerald can bring good luck to the wearer. Green is the color of growth, prosperity and abundance. Hence emerald and diamonds or white sapphire can make a good combination for Taureans.

Gemini (May 21st to June 21st) Tiger's Eye, Citrine, Agate, Aquamarine, Rock Crystal, Jasper, Onyx, Topaz, Turquoise

This third sign of the zodiac is the most talented and artistic sign. Mercury being the Lord of Gemini, people belonging to this zodiac sign have twin personality. This is an airy sign whose imagination and creativity has no bounds. According to Greek Mythology Mercury is considered to be the son of Jupiter and Maia, the daughter of Atlas. He is said to be a friend of Apollo, maybe that is why he is closest to the Sun. It is generally seen that if Mercury is strong in an individualís horoscope that person will be good in education especially mathematics. They also make very good orators and writers. Mercury is the lord of number 5. People born with this number are adventurous, always ready for changes, and enjoy their freedom. Basically they like to travel, explore far lands and always look for variety in life. They are sensual, unattached, and curious to learn more. Green is the color associated with Gemini and Mercury. Green is the color of growth, prosperity and abundance. Emerald is the gem stone associated with Gemini. If Mercury is exalted in a birth chart, wearing an emerald can enhance their wealth and general well being. According to Numerology number 5 is associated with Gemini and Mercury.

Cancer (June 22nd to July 22nd) Aventurine, Chrysoprase, Moonstone, Rhodocrosite, Emerald, Diamond

This fourth sign of the zodiac is ruled by Moon. The people born under this sign love their roots and home. They are motherly and like to live in harmony with their siblings and family. Cancerians are traditional and prize their possessions with care. They are also moody and shy by nature. Since moon is the lord of Cancer, people born under this sign are cool and collected. Pearl is the gemstone associated with moon. Wearing a pearl can bring wealth, prosperity and plenty for Cancerians. According to Numerology number 2 is associated with moon.  These people are musically talented and do well in fine arts. If moon is exalted in your birth chart wearing pearls can enhance the effects of moon. Pearls have healing properties and are soothing to the wearer. According to Vedic astrology wearing pearls can bring happiness and success in relationship and conjugal bliss. Pearls are also associated with the goddess Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth. See to it that the pearl is round in shape and doesnít lack luster. Monday is an auspicious Cancerians. If moon is not well placed in your birth chart then consult an astrologer to get appropriate advice. 3, 7 are lucky numbers for this zodiac sign.

Leo (July 23rd to August 23rd) Gold Quartz, Rock Crystal, Almandine, Amber, Citrine, Diamond, Carnelian, Onyx, Ruby

Leos are kings. They are born leaders. This fifth sign of the zodiac makes a person successful in life. Leos are very proud, self-confident, generous, honest, frank, courageous, affectionate, charismatic and often theatrical in their behavior. They are noble in gesture. They also stand apart in a crowd. Their personality is striking and attractive. Sun, the main star of the zodiac is the lord of Leo. If Sun is exalted in a birth chart they become famous as politicians or business leaders. Leos are known for volatile behavior and are egoistic as well.  According to numerology Number 1 is associated with Sun. One is for victory and success. Ruby is the gem stone for Leos. Topaz and amber are also favorable for Leos. Ruby should be set in gold and worn on the ring finger. This can ward off the ill effects of other planets. A ruby that shines at night is supposed to be of superior quality and should be worn for good luck. Though ruby is expensive it begets children for child less couples. Amber set in silver can be a good substitute for ruby. Amber jewelry can be worn for special occasions to bring good luck to the wearer.

Virgo (August 24th to September 23rd) Citrine, Yellow Agate, Amazonite, Beryl, Jasper, Carnelian, Sardonyx, Turquoise, Zircon

Orderly, methodical and a great planner, Virgo is a stable sign of the zodiac.  People born under this sign generally are very meticulous and expect a level of perfection from others also. Cleanliness is a passion and they are health freaks. Sexually shy and submissive you enjoy your partner to shower you with love and affection. Loyal, pensive and sometimes even critical about others Virgos make good life partners. Mercury is the ruling planet of Virgo.  According to numerology number 5 is associated with mercury and Virgo. 3, 1 are favorable numbers for Virgo.  Emerald and jade is the gem stones associated with Virgo. If mercury is exalted or placed in a favorable position wearing emeralds or jade can get you good fortune.  If these two gems are set in silver along with other favorable gem stone the wearer can attain all the pleasures and comforts in life.  These gem stones should be flawless and of good quality. Gift your loved one for those special days like birthday or wedding anniversary and see the smile lighting her face.

Libra (September 24th to October 23rd) Orange Citrine, Smoky Quartz, Aventurine, Beryl, Diamond, Jade, Nephrite, Opal, Peridot, Emerald, Topaz, Tourmaline

True to the name Librans are liberated and airy in nature. They are fun, easy to get along with and sociable people. This seventh sign of the zodiac stands for marriage. Librans make good lovers and are very passionate in sex. They make good life partners. Graceful and charming a Libran always stands out in a crowd. To have a Libran lover is like enjoying all pleasures of life in a single stroke. They make life interesting for their partner. Venus the god of sex and love is the lord of this sign. Librans are glamorous and most of them choose careers in arts and media. They enjoy fame, name and money. Gem stones are of different varieties. There are healing gem stones for sicknesses. Diamond is the gem stone for Venus. If Venus is in a favorable position in your birth chart then wearing a diamond can be helpful to you. Diamonds should be checked for purity. They should not have any dots or blemishes on them. The Diamond of yellow hue showers success and prosperity. The Diamond of black hue is suitable for people who are engaged in inferior jobs or professions. Women desiring birth of sons should wear an unblemished white Diamond having a slight black hue. Besides diamond zircon is also a good stone for Librans.

Scorpio (October 24th to November 22nd) Dark Carnelian, Agate, Aquamarine, Chalcedony, Chrysoprase, Garnet, Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Ruby, Topaz

This eighth sign of the zodiac is ruled by passion, grit and determination. Scorpions are spiritual and crave for sex, money and salvation. They are focused and at times violent also. They have tremendous mind power and intuition. Scorpions make good lawyers, and carve a name for them. In sex you are passionate and possessive of your partner. But scorpion men can be flirtatious. Though you may have a good and lasting marriage your partner may have to overlook an affair or two. Pluto and mars are the ruling planets and ruby, opal, topaz and tourmaline can be worn by scorpions to beget health, wealth and happiness. Gifting her opal pendant and earrings can make your partner glow with love and happiness. This can enhance your relationship and turn out favorable for you. If Pluto is favorable in your birth chart then these topaz can give you all the pleasures of life in abundance. Food, finance, family and fun are the four things you enjoy most in life.

Sagittarius (November 23rd to December 21st) Sapphire, Chalcedony, Amethyst, Beryl, Garnet, Sodalite, Spinel, Topaz

The zodiac sign which is knowledgeable, educated and thinker certainly belongs to Sagittarius.  This sign stands for promotion, fortune and intuition. They are great thinkers and like to fight for social issues. This ninth sign of zodiac certainly stands for mental activity. Ninth place signifies gains and Sagittarians accumulate wealth and fortune early in life. Jupiter is the lord of this sign and yellow is their color. These people are idealistic, honest, impatient and ambitious and philosophical. Topaz, yellow sapphire is the gem stones associated with Jupiter. Topaz gives the wearer, good health, wisdom, property, longevity, name and fame. The wearer is blessed with children. It gives protection from evil spirits. Generally Sagittarius women get married soon. See to it that the stone has no blemishes and is set in silver or white metal. A born flirt Sagittarians shower love on their partners. As a lover you are warm, open, charming and generous and glamorous. Number 3 is the lucky number as per numerology as 3 is the number for Jupiter. 5, 6 and 1 are favorable to Sagittarians.

Capricorn (December 22nd to January 20th) Onyx, Amethyst, Beryl, Agate, Malachite, Obsidian, Peridot, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Tourmaline

This is the sign for ambition and leadership qualities. A Capricorn stands out in a crowd as he is different from others. They are focused, moody and soft spoken. A Capricorn woman is charming and good looking. Their grit and determination make them successful business leaders in life. They are clear about what they want and plan accordingly. This sign whose symbol is goat climbs the mountain slowly but steadily. Capricornianís thrive on adversity and reap benefits. The tenth sign of the zodiac Capricorn stands for power, authority, hard work and money making comes very easily to these people. They are not demonstrative of their feelings. As a lover a Capricorn is very dedicated and remains a one manís woman. She is loyal, affectionate and stands by in times of adversity. Gifting her blue sapphire which is the gem stone for Capricorn will get good luck, wealth and prosperity. Blue is the color of Capricorn as it is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a slow moving planet and is righteous. Turquoise or blue sapphire is the favorable gems for Capricorn. Garnet also can bring good luck to Capricorns. According to numerology 8 is the number for Saturn and lucky number for Capricorns.

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