Gemstone Meanings, Symbolism, & Powers

Gems Information

Over the centuries, various cultures have contributed to the legend and lore surrounding gemstones. These rare products of nature have inspired philosophers and mystics to attribute unusual powers to these special minerals.


Agate is considered a protective stone. It is believed to attract strength and offer protection from bad dreams, stress and the draining of energy. Agate is said to balance energies and awaken talents.


Amazonite is believed to have a soothing and calming effect. It accomplishes this by dispelling negative energy and allowing us to let go of sadness and grief.


Aquarius (Jan - Feb )

Amethyst calms the emotions, encourages clarity of thought, and assists in attaining wisdom. Amethyst is a stone of the mind which brings calmness ans clarity. Amethyst is said to attune its wearer with intuition, feelings and values. It has long been regarded as an aid to sobriety and is useful for combating alcohol, food and other addictions. It is also thought to ease obsessive-compulsive behavior.


Apatite is a gemstone of communication. It is believed to help stuttering, hypertension and to assist its wearer in overcoming sadness and grief. Apatite is said to help fight viruses and promote the blending of old with new in one's life.


Pisces (Feb - Mar )

Aquamarine  is associated with courage and the release of anxiety and fear. It is thought to soothe, calm, alleviate fear and to help relaxation on long journeys. Many believe that it protects sailors at sea, and prevents seasickness. Tradition holds that it gives insight and promotes mental clarity.


Aventurine is a stone of opportunity that is believed to attract prosperity. Some advise to keep an aventurine in your left pocket when you are buying a lottery ticket or playing any game of chance.

Blue Topaz

Sagittarius (Dec - Jan )

Blue Topaz is associated with courage and overcoming fears and obstacles. It is a traditional stone for writers, scholars, artists and intellectuals, since it is used to encourage higher thinking. It is said to ease mental anguish and promote fidelity, friendship, gentleness and integrity.


Scorpio (Nov - Dec )

Citrine is said to open the mind to new thoughts and balance impatience and restlessness. Citrine is thought to promote optimism. It also attracts abundance and is known as the "merchant's stone"; it is often placed where business is conducted, not only to acquire wealth, but to maintain it. It is also good for mental focus, endurance and self-esteem.


Taurus (Apr - May)

Emerald is a traditional stone, and it is stated that emerald aids fertility, improves eyesight and gives the wearer psychic powers. It is also believed to lift depression and relieve insomnia. Promotes self-knowledge, peaceful dreams and encourages balance and patience.


Capricon ( Dec - Jan )

Garnet are regarded as the stone of passionate devotion; toward family, friends, the self and purpose in life. Believed to stimulate the senses, and increase vitality and stamina. Garnet is thought to attract good luck in business ventures. Garnet gemstones include almandine garnet, pyrope garnet, color change garnet, demantoid garnet, Mali garnet, malaya garnet, rhodolite garnet, hessonite garnet, spessartite tsavorite garnet, star garnet and uvarovite garnet.


Jade is a stone of serenity thought to alleviate anxiety, fear and to promote good luck. Jade not only brings prosperity, but encourages its wearer to hold on to money. A traditional charm for gardeners, jade is said to ensure bountiful harvests. Jade gemstones can include the pure varieties of jadeite and nephrite, as well as jade omphacite, jade-albite and maw-sit-sit.

Black Onyx

Black Onyx is said to repel negativity and protect its wearer from the hostility of others. It is a gem thought to enhance determination and perseverance.


Opal is regarded as a stone strongly associated with the emotions, including love and passion. It is also thought to promote spontaneity, imagination, dreams and healing. Varieties of opal include black opal, common opal, white opal, chocolate opal, opal-in-matrix, Australian boulder opal, opal doublet, opal triplet and fire opal.

Red Ruby

Cancer ( Jun - Jul )

Red Ruby  is famous as a protector from misfortune and bad health, ruby is also used to open the heart and promote love. Given as a gift, ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also a symbol of vitality and royalty.


Virgo ( Aug - Sep )

Sapphire has long associations with peace and happiness, and is believed to help with communication, insight, intuition, inspiration and prayer. The ancients believed that sapphires could help them to predict the future.

Tiger’s Eye stone

Tiger’s Eye stone Golden brown tiger's eye is said to help convert anxiety and fear into practical logic and action. It is also believed to promote balance and strength in difficult times, and to relieve doubt.


Turquoise Blue and green turquoise is believed to attract money, success and love. Turquoise is a stone of friendship in many cultures. Native Americans associated the colors of turquoise with the blue sky and the green earth. It is still seen by many today as being symbolic of our roots in nature.

Zodiac Sign Gemstones Month Modern Gems Month Ancient And Traditional Gems
Aries April Bloodstone April Diamand Sapphire
Taurus May Emerald May Emerald Agate
Gemini June Moonstone Pearl June Agate Emerald Pearl
Cancer July Ruby July Carnelian Onyx Ruby Sapphire
Leo August Peridot August Carnelian Ruby Sardonyx
Virgo September Sapphire Lapis Lazuli September Peridot Zircon
Libra October Opal Tourmaline October Aquamarine Coral
Scarpio November Topaz Citrine November Topaz Cat's Eye
Sagittarius December Blue Topaz Turquoise Tanzanite December Topaz Turquoise Ruby
Capricorn January Garnet January Garnet
Aquarius February Amethyst February Amethyst
Pisces March Aquamarine March Bloodstone


Awakener of the third eye. Develops intuition  and awareness. Facilitate meditation. calming and tranquility.


Fusion of citrine and amethyst.Manifestaton of one's visions.Brings our deepest dreams to reality


Warrior stone .Enhances courage, confidence and strength.


Inspiration stone.Increases the will power and communication skills.


Strong healing energy for body,mind and spirit.Balance erratic emotions


Encourages the expression of one's truth.Reduces fears and mental tension


Facillitates attunement to ones body as well to the higher dimensional life forms


High heart center opener.Helps one to be more kind,helpful and friendly.


Enhances creativity and sexuality,recycles past life experiences,speeds up law of karma


Stone of success, money,abundance prosperity.Raises self esteem.Good luck for business projects.


Provides clarity of mind and thought.Raise's ones vibration,balances auric field.Initiates meditation state of mind.


Stone of loyalty and successful love.Open and activates heart chakra .Bring harmony  too all areas of ones life.


Enhances memory, intellect,discernment and concerntration.Brings wisdom.


Provides self reflection and stimulates self healing.Enhances emotional/physical stability.


Stone of health.Stimulates kundalni.Raises ones internal fire.Bringing the creative powers to manifest.


Stone of protection and grounding.Seals ones auric field against negative fields.


It inspires and induces ambition toward the accomplishment of objectives.

Blue Kianite

It stimulates communication and psychic awareness of all levels.Calming effect to the whole being.


Protects ones aura .Keep the aura clear,balanced,free from energy leaks,bring the light of other planetary beings to the soul of the use .

Muscovite or Mica

Aligns the energy centers of the body and releases energy blockages from stagnant locations.Diminish anger and nervousism


Solar plexus purger. Released  suppressed emotions.facilitate insight

Black Obsidian

Spritual Protector.Helps one to understand and face their deepest fears


It has a defending/preventive qualities .Shields ones from many forms of negative energy. Symbolizes the sun.


Initiates healing into the physical body.Releases emotional tension,balance endocrine system ,rejuvenates

Rose Quartz

Love stone.It helps to open the heart for true love and friendship.Nurturing and comforting energy.Brings inner peace.

Rutilated Quartz

Rutilo brings strength with love ease in transition,growth in all avenues of ones development.Stabilizes relationships.


Awaken-er of the third eye  which prepares the mind to receive inner sight and intuitive knowledge.


Stimulates brain activity,expand awareness,develops telepathy,symbolizes the clearest  state of mind attainable.

Smoky Quartz

Activates survival instincts .Grounds light force into physical body focusing good.Enhances Sexual/Fertility.

Tiger’s Eye

Enhances personal power.,integrity and the ability to bring heaven to earth.Brings order,stability,wealth and integration.

Pink Tourmaline

Activator of the heart chakra.Creates joy and enthusiasm for life .Helps on expression of love and happiness.

Black Tourmaline

The ultimate protection and grounding stone.Helps on focusing and strengthening of body and spirit.