Everything you need to know about your birthday month’s birthstone

Everything you need to know about your birthday month’s birthstone

Each of the twelve months of the year has its own birthstone. These magical rocks have got your back, and can super-charge you with natural good vibes.

Every birthstone is unique, taking hundreds if not thousands of years to form in the ground, developing its own properties in the process. Everything in the universe ~vibrates~, including rocks and gems. When we hold a gemstone closely, its unique vibrations tune in to our own and synch in, harmonising our energy naturally. This invisible, but powerful, connection is the conduit to tuning in to the gemstone’s properties, so it can lend us its powers, balancing our energy with its own.

Many different cultures and civilisations, right back to the Bible, have dabbled with the idea that certain gemstones represent different months of the year or zodiac signs, and possess mystical (and medicinal) qualities.

Your birthstone can work hard for you as a talisman for rituals which invoke and amplify its healing, protective or rejuvenating properties. Or, you could just buy a pretty pendant and leave it at that. Here's a look at what birthstone you are, based on the month you were born. Put this sparkly gem on your next birthday list, pronto!

(Jessica Lockett)
1) January's birthstone: Garnet

January people are serious people! You can brood over stuff, and you are prone to being ~all work and no play~. Garnet is your ally in life, helping you to let go of things and welcome in fresh energy. It balances you, adding whatever is needed to make you feel grounded, be it passion or serenity, courage or resilience. The more you clean and polish garnet, the stronger it resonates. So, get busy buffing!

People born in January are typically full of initiative and determination. They can work with a blank sheet of paper and create lucrative, lasting projects, products and platforms. They like to build.

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2) February's birthstone: Amethyst

Amethyst is the crystal of dreams and meditation and is a perfect ally for studious, analytical February people. Amethyst will help you feel focussed and calm, and direct your powers of concentration. Keep it on your desk or by your bedside when you’re working or reading.

February people are innovative and imaginative. They value truth above all and enjoy working with principles and theories and systems. They have a natural flair for design and invention.

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3) March's birthstone: Aquamarine

March folk are natural empaths, often unconsciously absorbing the vibes and moods of everyone around them, so you need psychic protection. This deeply protective crystal washes away fear, bad vibes and stress and brings peace and tranquillity. Wear at ALL times.

March people are loveable, warm, emotional and passionate. They can tell how you're feeling, show you the compassion you crave, and understand everything. They are wise.

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4) April's birthstone: Diamond

The MVP of the crystal world HAS to be the birthstone for the astrological New Year. Like diamonds, April children have a dazzling personality… when they're in a good mood. Although when you feel out of sorts, everyone knows about it. Diamonds increase positive energy so, when worn (especially on the left-hand side), they can rejuvenate your naturally sunny vibes.

April people are full of life, vitality, and potential - just like their spring season. They can change the energy of a room, lift people's spirits, and bring power to any situation. They have impact.

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5) May's birthstone: Emerald

Emerald attracts good fortune and abundance, which is music to the ears of those with a May birthday. Emerald can also boost your resolve and mental clarity, bringing to the surface that which is unconsciously known. This crystal can aide and improve your thought processes, and get you to the right conclusion faster and easier. Use it as a meditation aide.

May people are beautiful, charming, analytical, wise, and shrewd. They draw a crowd, seemingly without effort, and enjoy socialising, but are equally happy in their own company.

6) June's Birthstones: Pearl

Pearl has a healing energy and helps to balance out the fickle, fast-paced, optional and erratic tendencies of those born in June. Pearl brings a ~slow down~ vibe, and helps you to think twice, to reflect and consider the consequences of their words or actions before you jump into a bag of trouble. Keep a pearl close to your heart (in your bra or jacket) as you navigate daily life.

June people are creative, knowing, perceptive, sharp and irresistible. They love secrets, gossip, news and information. They are brilliant communicators and creators.

7) July's birthstone: Ruby

Rubies are all about prosperity, passion and love. They are an amplifying crystal and infuse the wearer with great courage, power and self-confidence. Those born in July can be emotional people. You can feel over-sensitive. Wearing a beautiful ruby as jewellery will help you feel happier in your own ~shell~, promoting a deeper sense of security and self-belief that will fend off those worrying thoughts.

July people can be the life and soul of any gathering, and always impress. They are ambitious and confident, they love to compete and win at all costs. They are natural leaders.

8) August's birthstone: Peridot

Peridot is a great stone of protection and defence, keeping the storm clouds at bay, and helping the wearer to overcome anxiety and sadness. August hotheads can get a little bit jealous and defensive sometimes, and your larger-than-life antics can attract unwanted criticism. Peridot will help you to let go of the past, and relieve jealousies, anger or resentments. It will keep you ~on the up~. Store it by your bedside for a peaceful night’s sleep.

August people are worldly and wise. They are perfectionists and organisers, they make their corner of the world a better place. They love to protect the vulnerable.

9) September's birthstone: Sapphire

Sapphires promote wisdom, clarity and the inner calm necessary to see meaningful insights and truths, and to communicate them honestly and clearly. September people are deep thinkers, and wearing a sapphire will help you to ward off your persistent and vocal ~inner critic~ who always seems to have something to say about everything you do! Sapphire will tell her to shut TF up, and let you get your thoughts in order.

September people are soothing, calming and caring people who are just good to have around. They love their home; it's a kingdom, and they prioritise their relationships. They're pleasing.

10) October's birthstone: Opal

Opal brings light, luck, optimism and positivity where there is darkness or fear or doubt. It is a harmonising and balancing gem, which is what October folk need above all. You need balance in your life in order to feel calm and in control. Being a natural-born people pleaser can make it easy for you to be herded into doing things you don’t want to do. Opal will keep you on track.

October people are smart, analytical, truth-seeking and objective. They think more than feel. They use their head over their heart. October people can be trusted. They have integrity.

11) November's birthstone: Topaz

Wearing a Topaz (the orange-ier the better) helps you intense November crowd chill out and feel at peace. You can get suspicious, angry and paranoid sometimes (all at once) because you have an intense, emotional sensitivity and control-freak streak that gets in the way of your relationships. Topaz takes the edge off. It represents friendship, hope and happiness, so it’s an excellent aide to you building and maintaining great relationships.

November people are powerful, bold, fearless, independent and liberated. They march to their own drum, and they don't ask for permission or feedback. They are authentic in themselves.

12) December's birthstone: Turquoise

Turquoise is an incredibly healing stone, and one of the oldest in human history; a talisman and item of jewellery for royalty, shamans, and warriors through the ages. Turquoise, due to its heritage, can help philosophical December people feel connected to your ancestral roots and the wisdom of people gone by. Use as jewellery to keep this wisdom close to you.

December people are confident, philosophical, strong and brave. They always set a course in life and go 100% for their goals. They love being challenged, though they want everyone to win.

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Everything you need to know about your birthday month's birthstones, from it's colour to what it means, and how it might impact your personality.