Common Gemstones Astrology Signs

Amber - Is a fossilized resin and is usually golden to golden-brown in color. It has been used as a symbol for renewal of marriage vows and to assure promises are kept. It is said to bring good luck to warriors and is a sacred stone to both Native American and eastern Indians.

Astrological - Leo, Aquarius

Amethyst - Is a variety of quarts that occurs throughout the world. The most common medium purple is found in brazil. It has, historically, been used to encourage and support sobriety, and it is said to be an excellent stone for one who is attempting to find freedom from addictive personalities.

Astrological - Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius, Capricorn

Apatite - occurs in a range of colors including yellow-green, green, blue-green, and electric blue. It is said to increase creativity and that wearing apatite has successfully produced hunger suppression.

Astrological - Gemini

Aquamarine - Is a variety of beryl. Its color ranges from light to medium blue, to green. It is said to be a stone of courage and protection and helps judgmental people be more tolerant.

Astrological - Sagittarius

Blue Chalcedony - Is an agate most commonly found in Namibia, Turkey or the US (Oregon and Washington). It ranges from light milky blue to deeper blue; from translucent to almost opaque. Blue chalcedony aids in communication and speech.

Astrological - Leo

Carnelian - Is a form of chalcedony and usually occurs as red, orange or red-brown, colored by hematite or limonite. It is said to help one in drama and theatrical presentations and protects against fear, envy and rage.

Astrological - Taurus, Cancer, Leo

Chrysoprase - Is an apple green type of chalcedony from southwest Australia. It is colored by nickel. Some of the rarest and most precious Chrysoprase is said to encourage non-judgmental attitudes, acceptance of others and self-acceptance. It has been used to promote fidelity in business and personal affairs.

Astrological - Libra

Citrine - Is a variety of quartz ranging from yellow to golden brown to burnt amber. It is called a merchant's stone because placing a cluster in a cash drawer is said to produce more income for the merchant. It is said to be one of the only two minerals which does not hold or accumulate negative energy.

Astrological - Gemini, Aries, Libra, Leo

Emerald - Is a form of beryl. It is said to provide for domestic bliss and to install sensitivity and loyalty within the self and others. It has been used to enhance the memory and stimulate greater use of mental capacity.

Astrological - Taurus, Gemini, Aries

Flourite - Crystallizes in many forms and colors. It can be pink, blue, green, yellow, purple, magenta, red, black and colorless. Sometimes many of these colors will exist layered on top of each other in very small stones, called Rainbow Flourite. Flourite is said to emit an energy that stabilizes and produces order within mental, physical, emotional and spiritual systems. It provides for purification, cleansing and elimination of that which is in disorder.

Astrological - Pisces, Capricorn

Garnet - Crystallizes in many forms and has a wide range of colors: almandine, andradite, grossular/grossularite, pyrope/rhodolite, uvarovite and spessartine/spessartite. In general, garnet is considered a stone of health and commitment. Our spessartine garnet (orange) is from San Diego. It is said if you are attracted to spessartine garnet, it is an indication that your consciousness is ready to assimilate higher levels of inner dynamics and growth.

Astrological (general) - Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius; Spessartine - Aquarius; Pyrope - Cancer, Leo

Gem Silica - Is the rare gem condition of Chrysocolla. It is colored by copper and ranges from opaque to translucent; from light to deep blue. It purifies the home and environment, and imparts a stabilizing energy.

Astrological - Gemini, Virgo, Taurus

Holly Blue Agate - Is only from the vicinity of Holly, Oregon. It is beautiful luminous lavender to violet-blue. Holly Blue is not widely available, as it is mined in small quantities. It is said to refine ones communication skills and provides encouragement to verbalize ones feelings. It also works to prevent distortion in judgment.

Astrological - Virgo

Iolite - Sometimes called king or water sapphire, is a deep blue-violet. Ancient Nordic people used iolite as a compass. It is said to help with the elimination of debt and the acceptance of responsibility.

Astrological - Libra, Sagittarius, Taurus

Labradorite - Is a type of feldspar. The color ranges is white, yellow and grey. When it is white, milky or clear it is commonly called Rainbow Moonstone and when it is darker it is called Spectrolite. These stones are spectacular due to a display of spectral colors, most often flashes of blue, purple and green. This mineral protects ones aura. It represents both the sun and the moon.

Astrological - Sagittarius, Scorpio, Leo

Lapis Lazuli - Is a combination of minerals, primarily lazurite and calcite. It is opaque deep blue, sometimes with gold flecks of pyrite. It helps one overcome depression and assists in the organization of everyday life.

Astrological - Sagittarius

Moonstone - Is a type of feldspar, usually exhibiting a milky sheen. It is considered balancing, reflective, introspective and lunar. Once called the traveler's stone, it was used for protection against the perils of travel. It is a talisman of good fortune.

Astrological - Cancer, Libra, Scorpio

Opal - Occurs in small, globules and crusts in a variety of colors. Sometimes opal displays spectral colors and sometimes it does not. Cherry Opal is orange jelly opal from Mexico. It promotes accuracy, affectivity and practicality. Boulder Opal looks brown (ironstone) with small veins of color running through it and is from Lightening Ridge also produces beautiful purple jelly opal, and rarely, brilliant black opals.

Astrological (general) - Cancer, Libra, Pisces, Scorpio,; Cherry Opal - Gemini; Boulder Opal - Scorpio

Pearl - Is a product of the salt or fresh water pearl oyster. Traditionally the color range has included white, black, grey, pinkish-white, yellow-white and bluish-grey. Now heat treatment is used to create a variety of inexpensive pearls in all colors. Pearl signifies faith, charity and innocence.

Astrological - Cancer, Gemini

Peridot - Ranges from green to yellow-green. It is an excellent healing stone, acting as a tonic to strengthen and regenerate the body.

Astrological - Virgo, Leo, Scorpio

Rose Quartz - Ranges from soft pink to golden-white. It emits calming and cooling energy, removing negativity and restoring love. It helps heal anger.

Astrological - Taurus, Libra

Rutilated Quartz - Is quartz with golden rutile striations running through it. It looks like golden hair or needles within the stone. It is sometimes called Venus' hair, because rutile, in another stone, is supposed to bring strength to love.

Astrological - Gemini, Taurus

Ruby - Is a type of corundum that ranges from pink, crimson red and orange-red. It can be translucent, as the rarest rubies are, to opaque. Star Rubies display asterism, a six pointed star-like luminosity caused by a small inclusion of small cylindrical cavities within the stone that are parallel to the prism planes. Asterism is considered to be protective, and ruby is said to be a protective stone, even without a star. It is supposed to stabilize economic status; as long as the water has a bit of ruby, wealth will never depart.

Astrological - Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Sapphire - is a type of corundum that ranges from light to dark blue, white, black, purple, yellow and green. Rarely, inclusion below the surface of the stone cause asterism, or six-pointed stars, to appear on the surface of the stone. These rare Star Sapphires have been revered throughout history for their protective and mystical qualities. Ceylon Sapphires are cornflower blue. Sapphires is known as a stone of prosperity.

Astrological (general) - Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius; Star Sapphires - Sagittarius, Capricorn; Blue Sapphire - Gemini; Indigo Sapphire - Sagittarius; Green Sapphire - Gemini, Leo; White Sapphire - Libra; Yellow Sapphire - Leo; Purple Sapphire - Virgo

Strawberry Quartz - Is rare strawberry colored quartz colored by hemitite needles, which give the stone a sparkly appearance. It is found in Russia and Mexico. It helps one feel a connection with the center of the universe of life, and is considered a highly spiritual stone.

Astrological - All

Sugilite - Is violet-pink and occasionally contains portions of gel (translucent, gemmy sugilite). It is primarily found in the Kalahari region of the Republic of South Africa. Sometimes other minerals like manganese.

Astrological - Virgo

Sunstone - Is a type of feldspar. It is usually orange, but it ranges from grey, green, brown, orange, pink, peach, to red. Sunstone shows brilliant reflections due to inclusions, usually goethite or hematite. In ancient Greece it was thought to represent the sun god, Helios. In ancient India it was believed to provide protection from destructive forces from other realms.

Astrological - Libra, Leo

Tanzanite - Is usually purple-blue, but actually ranges from light periwinkle to deep blue to violet-purple. Tanzanite is a form of zoisite containing chromium and strontium, but the violet-blue color typical of tanzanite can be obtained artificially by slowly heating green zoisite. Tanzanite is considered a stone of magic, producing the perfect symmetry of personal power and actualization. Celtic chiefs used it to aid in decisions concerning successor-ship.

Astrological - Sagittarius. Gemini, Libra

Topaz - Is usually blue or golden, but actually ranges from pink, green-red, yellow, white, red-yellow, brown-grey to colorless. It is said to promote individuality and creativity, while providing for confidence in trusting ones decisions.

Astrological (general) - Sagittarius; Blue Topaz - Sagittarius, Virgo; Golden Topaz - Sagittarius, Leo, Pisces

Tourmaline - Ranges from pink (elbaite), deep pink to red-violet (rubellite), blue (indicolite), yellow ("peridot of Ceylon"), brown (dravide), green, orange, black (aphrizite and schorl), and colorless (aphroite). More rarely, tourmaline can be bi-colored or tri-colored, where colors are directly next to each other, and watermelon, where the core is pink and the outside is green. A lot of tourmaline is found in San Diego, California. Shamans from all over the world have used it for healing and protection.

Astrological - Capricorn; Multi-colored Tourmaline - Gemini; Pink Tourmaline - Libra; Rubellite Tourmaline - Sagittarius, Scorpio; Watermelon Tourmaline - Virgo, Gemini; Yellow Tourmaline - Leo

Tsavorite - Is a form of grossular garnet and is a beautiful bright emerald green stone. It is found in Tanzania, Africa. Its message is to "know thyself". It is associated with the Greek and Egyptian gods who represent learning, prudence, wisdom and magic.

Astrological - Sagittarius

Turquoise - Is usually blue, although there are rarer forms of green turquoise becoming available. Turquoise is found all over the world; some of the best is from Arizona and Nevada. Native Americans considered turquoise Sky Stone, and believed it melded together the energies of Father Sky with Mother Earth. It is useful for grounding, healing and protection.

Astrological - Sagittarius, Pisces, Scorpio

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Love is in the Earth by Melody and Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals

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