Horoscope Peeps: Here's What Your Birthstone Says About You

“What’s your sign?” If you’ve ever been asked this question you know that it always leads to an interesting discussion surrounding compatibility, personality traits, shared tendencies, etc.

What you may be less aware of is how zodiac signs and birthstones go somewhat hand in hand. Birthstones, previously known as ‘Zodiac gemstones’ or ‘Astral stones,’ were derived from Astrology, and each zodiac sign used to be associated with a different gemstone. Your zodiac sign is based on the position of the sun at the time you were born, and your birthstone is based on the Gregorian calendar. In wearing your birthstone it is said to lead to luck and good fortune. That’s right – we don’t only know diamonds!
What does your birthstone say about you and your future? Take a look:

Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19)

You are serious, disciplined, tenacious, and an ‘old soul’ in the sense that you tend to follow tradition and play by the rules. You are fully in control of your own destiny, and always make sure you get whatever you set your mind to.

Birthstones: Tanzanite/Garnet.  Tanzanite contains trace amounts of vanadium, which when mixed with extreme heat causes the blue/purple color to come through. This stone is rare and limited, coveted by many even if they weren’t born in December. As for Garnet, the word itself is derivative of the Latin word ‘granatum,’ meaning ‘seed’ due to the stone’s resemblance to the deep red color of a pomegranate seed.

Horoscope: It may be cold outside, but your heart is far from it. Expect a lot of warmth and love coming your way this winter.

Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)

You are deep, imaginative, fiercely independent and strong-willed. You have a go-with-the-flow attitude as well as an open-mindedness that leaves you unresistant and accepting to change.

Birthstones: Garnet/Amethyst. Garnet is one of the most diverse and durable gemstones, coming in a wide variety of different colors and tends to symbolize many different positive emotions. Amethyst, the birthstone for February, appears as the purple variety of quartz and can be found in every corner of the world.

Horoscope: January may have lasted forever, but your single life won’t. We see sparkles in your future!

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)

You are imaginative, empathetic, smart, and deeply intuitive. You feel things really deeply and have incredibly strong gut reactions.

Birthstones: Amethyst/Aquamarine. Amethyst is said to cure drunkenness and helps you make quick-witted business decisions. Aquamarine, in line with your horoscope, is a serene light blue color and invokes the tranquility of the sea.

Horoscope: Your imagination stretches farther than the sea, and your wildest dreams appear to be coming true! Empty ring finger no more.

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 20)

You are eager, competitive, dynamic and you love to be the hero or to be swept away by one.

Birthstones: Aquamarine/Diamond. We try not to play favorites, but those born in April are lucky to have diamonds as their birthstone. The diamond is the hardest gemstone made of one element – carbon. Diamond gemstones actually come in several colors including brown, yellow, pink, blue and green and range in intensity from faint to extremely vivid.

Horoscope: You are a diamond in the rough, and someone special will be taking notice very soon.

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20)

You are strong, dependable, and enjoy the luxuries in life. You stick to your guns, but you are also open to hearing others out.

Birthstones: Diamond/Emerald. For those born in April, Great Heights offers lab-grown diamonds that will not only bring you good luck (since it’s your birthstone), but will also cater to your love of the environment. Our lab-made diamonds are sustainable and eco-friendly.  As for those born in May, the Emerald is made up of enchanting greens that mirror the start to spring.

Horoscope: Going green will lead to a blossoming relationship this spring!

Gemini (May 21-Jun 20)

You are curious, passionate, kind and cutting-edge. Geminis flip between moods and interests and tend to be the most emotionally intelligent of the signs.

Birthstones: Emerald/Pearl. Emerald marks the evolution into spring and therefore evokes a sense of rebirth and renewal. The pearl originates from oceans, lakes and rivers.

Horoscope: Lots of pearly whites in your future – happiness and passion await.

Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22)

You are intuitive, protective, nurturing and even a little bit psychic! You like to be comforted as well as provide comfort to those around you.

Birthstones: Pearl/Ruby. Ancients from the Middle East were said to believe that pearls served as teardrops that fell from heaven. The deep red of a Ruby represents love, passion and success.

Horoscope: You may know what’s coming, and similar to the weather we see nothing but brightness ahead.

Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22)

The sun is the ruler of Leo, and it makes sense that you are fiery, outgoing and at times dramatic by nature. You are a natural-born leader and love to be in charge.

Birthstones: Ruby/Peridot. The Ruby matches your fiery personality and your ability to outshine those around you. Peridot is a yellowish-green stone, and it is given to celebrate a 16th wedding anniversary.

Horoscope: Let someone else take the reins for a minute – you may be pleasantly surprised.

Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22)

You are practical, gentle and extremely loyal. You are analytical by nature, however, you can be a little too critical given your keen attention to detail.

Birthstones: Peridot/Sapphire. Peridot’s green color comes from the composition of the mineral itself as opposed to the trace impurities that make up many other gemstones. Sapphire, typically a deep blue, can actually come in any color of the rainbow.

Horoscope: Your analytical brain sometimes gets in the way of your ability to fall in love, so make it known that you are open to love and it will come.

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22)

You are known to be a smooth talker with a pretty face, and you love to immerse yourself in art and culture.

Birthstones: Sapphire/Opal. The September birthstone is said to have healing powers and has traditionally symbolized truth, faithfulness, and nobility. Opal originates from the Greek word ‘opallios’, which means ‘to see a change in color.’

Horoscope: If you have a change of heart, don’t question it. Move on and focus on the things that make you shine.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22)

You tend to be a bit on the mysterious side, and you are drawn to darker things. You are also so powerful that people tend to feel your presence before you’ve opened your mouth.

Birthstones: Opal/Topaz. Opal is believed to have been created from rainbows. Topaz is a very hard and durable gemstone, largely produced in Brazil, and, when cut correctly, makes for very wearable and durable jewelry.

Horoscope: It’s someone else’s turn to be mysterious – you have something new and sparkly coming your way.

Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)

You are extroverted and optimistic, and you tend to be filled with energy and confidence.

Birthstones: Topaz/Tanzanite.  The most prized color of Topaz is ‘Imperial topaz,’ which appears as a vibrant orange hue with pink undertones. Tanzanite is known for its limited geographic origin in Tanzania.

Horoscope: You set big goals for yourself, and it looks like you will be hitting them! Reward yourself with some new shiny jewelry.