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Roger Weller, geology instructor                     

Michael Schweska
Physical Geology
Spring 2005

                          Zodiac, Planetary and Talismanic Birthstones

Ancient beliefs associated specific gemstones with the planets. It was believed that some planets influenced different stones and that stones transmit the powers given to those corresponding planets. It was thought that wearing the stone associated with the ruling planets at your time of birth would offer positive effects in your life.

Talismans are cut or engraved as an amulet or piece of jewelry. When worn they are believed to have magical powers and to protect the wearer against evil. In order to receive magical powers and influence, talismans are engraved on stones corresponding to the signs of the Zodiac.


Dates Zodiac Birthstone Ruling
Birthstone Talismanic Birthstone Zodiac Power - Hindu Version
(Jan.21 - Feb.21)
Garnet Garnet Uranus
Turquoise Jasper Jasper Garnet - guarantees true friendship when worn by an Aquarian
(Feb.22 - Mar.21)
Amethyst Amethyst Neptune
Aquamarine Ruby Ruby Amethyst - protects all Pisces from extremes of passion
(Mar.22 - Apr.20)
Bloodstone Bloodstone Mars
Jasper Topaz Topaz Bloodstone - provides an Aries wearer with wisdom
(Apr.21 - May 21)
Sapphire Sapphire Venus
Garnet Garnet Sapphire - protects from mental disorders if worn by a Taurus
(May 22 - June 21)
Agate Agate Mercury
(Tiger's Eye)
Tiger's Eye Emerald Emerald Agate - guarantees long life, health and wealth to a Gemini
(June 22 - July 22)
Emerald Emerald Moon
Moonstone Sapphire Sapphire Emerald - guarantees everlasting joy to a Cancer-born
(July 23 - Aug.22)
Onyx Onyx Sun
(Rock Crystal)
Quartz Diamond Diamond Onyx - protects a Leo wearer from loneliness and unhappiness
(Aug.23 - Sept. 22)
Carnelian Carnelian Mercury
Citrine Zircon Zircon Carnelian - guarantees success in virtually anything a Virgo wearer tries
(Sept.23 - Oct.23)
Peridot Peridot Venus
Sapphire Agate Agate Peridot - will free a Libra wearer from an evil spell
(Oct.24 - Nov.21)
Beryl Beryl Pluto
Amethyst Amethyst Beryl - guarantees protection for a Scorpio from "tears of sad repentance"
(Nov.22 - Dec. 21)
Yellow Topaz Yellow Topaz Jupiter
Yellow Topaz Beryl Beryl Topaz - protects Sagittarians, but only when they show the stone
(Dec.22 - Jan.21)
Ruby Ruby Saturn
(Lapis Lazilu)
Lapis Lazilu Onyx Black Onyx Ruby - protects a Capricorn wearer from any trouble



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