How to Find the Birthstone That Goes With Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Use the Power of Crystals for Your Feng Shui Astrology

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Crystals and gemstones are having quite a moment now, and for good reason. They are precious gifts from mother earth. These mineral formations are revered for their beauty as well as their energetic qualities. You can wear your birthstone or include it in your home decor to improve your feng shui.

The tradition of connecting a stone to your birth information is found in different cultures around the world. Similarly, we can find modern and ancient examples of relating all sorts of systems with crystals such as the chakras, numbers, astrological signs, and more. Birthstones are especially popular because it’s a personal way to receive, reflect upon, and understand the qualities of the stone and how they relate to you.

Finding Your Birthstone

Typically you will see birthstones connected to the months of the year. For example, January is garnet, February is amethyst, and so forth. However, there is also a gemstone connected to each day of the week, as well as to your Western zodiac sign. Humans love to create categories and connections! 

We can also bring together the idea of the birthstone with each Chinese zodiac sign. You may already be familiar with this Asian system of astrology from Chinese New Year celebrations. In this system, there are twelve zodiac animals that shift from year to year on Chinese New Year. In feng shui, Chinese astrology is used to gather information and insight on the energetics of a person and their home. One of the most well known feng shui tools include the feng shui bagua map and the five element system. These principles are interconnected with the Chinese zodiac signs.

Birthstones by Chinese Zodiac Sign

Here are the birthstones associated with a person's Chinese zodiac sign based on the birth year as well as the month. Yes, there is also a Chinese zodiac animal that corresponds to your month of birth. It's up to you to choose to go by your year, or your month. Or you can even use both together!

Birthstones by Chinese Zodiac Sign Chart
Zodiac Animal Sign Chinese Name Birth Year * Birth Month ** Birthstone
Rat Zi 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 Dec 6 to Jan 5 Garnet or Obsidian
Ox Chou 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1895, 1997, 2009 Jan 6 to Feb 3 Aquamarine or Lapiz Lazuli
Tiger Yin 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 Feb 4 to Mar 5 Sapphire or Jade
Rabbit Mao 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 Mar 6 to Apr 5 Pearl or Turquoise
Dragon Chen 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012 Apr 6 to May 5 Amethyst or Citrine
Snake Si 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 May 6 to June 5 Opal or Auralite
Horse Wu 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014 June 6 to July 5 Topaz or Carnelian
Ram (Goat or Sheep) Wei 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015 July 6 to Aug 5 Emerald or Rose Quartz
Monkey Shen 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016 Aug 6 to Sept 5 Peridot or Pink Halite
Rooster You 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 Sept 6 to Oct 5 Citrine or Clear Quartz
Dog Xu 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 Oct 6 to Nov 5 Diamond or Smoky Quartz
Pig (or Boar) Hai 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 Nov 6 to Dec 5 Ruby or Hematite

* If you are referring to your birth year, those born between January 1 and February 2 should use the zodiac sign of the year prior. If you are born on or around February 3, 4, or 5, we recommend that you refer to a Chinese Almanac with your birthdate to figure out what sign you belong to.

** If you are referring to your birth month, these days also vary a bit year to year. If you are born on the cusp, please refer to a Chinese Almanac with your birthdate to figure out what sign you belong to.

Tip

The transition date of of the Chinese Zodiac sign changes from year to year. If you were born on February 3, 4, or 5, it's a good idea to work with a Chinese astrologer or refer to a Chinese almanac.