Birthstones by Zodiac Signs – Birthstone Chart

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Birthstones by zodiac signs are more than fashion or symbols of your astrological signs. These stones are believed to enhance each zodiac’s sun sign’s energy vibration, which can elevate the wearer’s mood.

As such, zodiac birthstones are considered charms or lucky stones that influence your sun’s strength, giving you the energy to feel more vibrant, refreshed, and alive.

Zodiac signs are 12 in number and represent the total division of the astrological year. The division is slightly different from the 12 months of the year, and as such, some people may find their zodiac birthstone slightly different from their birth month’s recommended stone.

Many experts recommend that a user can use up to two or more stones to help with mood influences and energize your motivational spirit to live a more fulfilled life. Follow this brief guide to find the birthstone for your zodiac sign, and the recommended alternative stone for your birth month.

Birthstones for each zodiac sign


Month/Date: March 21 – April 19

Birthstone: Diamond

Alternative: Emerald or bloodstone

Aries is dynamic and energic people. They are quite proactive, and the stone for this zodiac sign provides the needed stabilizing force for their vigorous lifestyle.


Month/Date: April 20 – May 20

Birthstone: Emerald

Alternative: Rhodonite or Rose Quartz

Taurus are known to be clever and very hardworking people. These people are grounded in the material world, and Venus, the goddess of love, rules the sign. The choice stones infuse emotional wellbeing to help protect the heart of Taurus and, at the same time, provide luck and abundance of material wealth.


Month/Date: May 21 – June 20

Birthstone: Pearl

Alternative: Sapphire or Agate

The ancients regarded pearls as a sacred stone because they represented nature’s duality – death, and life. It represents death just as much as it shows the beauty of life. This stone is the choice stone for Gemini because of its often jovial, friendly, and articulate nature.


Month/Date: June 21 – July 22

Birthstone: Moonstone

Alternative: Emerald, Ruby

Cancers are gentle and caring people. They are extremely sensitive to the plight of those around them and care deeply for them. Moonstone is the choice birthstone for security because it reflects the ever gentle yet conquering rays of the moon and helps to protect them.


Month/Date: July 23 – August 22

Birthstone: Black Onyx

Alternative: Peridot or Ruby

People born under the Leo sign are the strongest-willed and have the fiercest personality. The astrological stone for this birth sign helps to keep their mighty strength in check.


Month/Date: August 23 – September 22

Birthstone: Carnelian

Alternative: Amazonite, Citrine, or Zircon

People born under the Virgo sign tend to be very analytical, smart, and pay attention to details. Their choice of birthstone helps with both emotional and spiritual strength to cope with the enormity of their ever roaming mind.


Month/Date: September 23 – October 22

Birthstone: Peridot

Alternative: Pink Tourmaline, Bloodstone, or Sapphire

Librae are intellectuals and peace-loving people. Their mission in life is to create love and harmony. Peridot, which is their choice birthstone, helps to reflect the sun’s light beams to light their way and life.


Month/Date: October 23 – November 21

Birthstone: Apache Tears

Alternative: Turquoise, Malachite, or Ruby

Scorpios are psychic people and are deeply intense; they tend to absorb energy from their surroundings. The choice of birthstone helps to absorb negative energy and leave only the positive for Scorpios to absorb.


Month/Date: November 22 – December 22

Birthstone: Turquoise

Alternative: Lapis Lazuli, Blue Topaz, or Amethyst

People born under the Sagittarius signs are often very spiritual and can easily gravitate to the next level regarding the spiritual realms. Turquoise helps provide the necessary mental and spiritual clarity needed by the people born under this sign to explore the unknown.


Month/Date: December 23 – January 19

Birthstone: Garnet

Alternative: Agate, Garnet

Capricorns are often regarded as cold and standoffish people. This can make people stay away from them. Their choice of birthstone helps with depression and corrupt thoughts.


Month/Date: January 20 – February 18

Birthstone: Amethyst

Alternative: Garnet

The air sign represents Aquarius, and this shows their often fluid-like nature. They can easily become complacent when engaged in activities they are not interested in. Their birthstone provides the necessary stabilizing force to keep their minds motivated and focused since they tend to come up with ideas quicker than they can execute.


Month/Date: February 19 – March 20

Birthstone: Aquamarine

Alternative: Amethyst

Pisces tend to be overly sensitive and often have trouble communicating their feelings to other people. Their birthstone includes the Aquamarine, which is well-known for its incredible ability to ease anxiety and boost self-confidence.

While there are many different belief systems in choosing a birthstone, having one with which you feel connected is the most important aspect of choosing a birthstone. You might want to keep an open mind when shopping for your birthstone because it is only when you feel a deeper connection with your stone that it can help protect and heal you both mentally, emotionally, and physically.

First Full Moon of 2020

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A Beautiful First Full Moon of 2020 was shining in the sky so I snapped a few shots of it for you today, the first full moon of 2020.

These rising full moon shots were taken at approximately 5.30 PM on the 9th of January 2020.

The moon is known as a Wolf Moon and peeks at 19:21 this evening.

And now for some shots on or after 7.15 PM…

And finally, a few videos!

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My favourite image of the evening: taken at the apex of the full moon on January 9th 2020 at 7.19 PM