Find Your Birthstone by Month, Astrological Sign and Day of the Week

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The fascination with birthstone seems endless, especially because there are so many ways you can define one's birthstone! They also make excellent gifts when you are lost for ideas, so let's explore the wonder of birthstones.

Different Methods

You probably already know that can find someone's birthstone by looking at his or her month of birth or astrological sign. This is the most popular, or widely known way of finding a birthstone. Did you know, though, that you can also find your birthstone by the day of the week, as well as the year of birth? Even if you just look at the month, you will see that there is more than one birthstone assigned, because in the world of crystals and stones energies are shared freely, so you can find many similarities in color and overall energy signature between different gemstones. 

How can you decide on just one birthstone when you can actually have five or seven of them? The best way to go is to first understand the qualities of your birthstones and see what they all have in common. Next, take a trip to a good jewelry store or a crystal shop and experience their energy for yourself. Pay attention to the look and feel of your birthstones. Is there a specific gemstone that feels really attractive to you? Hopefully, the one you really like also fits in your budget!

Understand that there are really no strict rules when it comes to choosing yours or someone else's birthstone because we are very complex beings defined by many more factors than just our birth info. So, approach the information below with a playful, open attitude and allow it to be the beginning of a fascinating exploration of the world of crystals and stones! Many of them are inexpensive, and a pleasure to have around; they also create really good feng shui in your home or office.

Birthstones by Month

Birth Month Birthstone

January

Garnet
Rose Quartz

February

Onyx
Amethyst

March

Aquamarine
Bloodstone

April

Diamond
Clear Quartz

May

Emerald
Chrysophrase

June

Moonstone
Pearl

July

Ruby
Carnelian

August

Peridot
Sardonyx

September

Sapphire
Lapis Lazuli

October

Tourmaline
Opal

November

Topaz
Citrine

December

Turquoise
Tanzanite

Here is your birthstone zodiac chart; it allows you to choose your birthstone by your astrological sign.

Birthstones by Astrological Sign

Astrological Sign Dates Birthstones

Aquarius

Jan 20 to Feb 18

Garnet
Amethyst

Pisces

Feb 19 to Mar 20

Turquoise
Amethyst

Aries

Mar 21 to Apr 20

Bloodstone
Diamond

Taurus

Apr 21 to May 20

Sapphire
Emerald

Gemini

May 21 to Jun 20

Aquamarine
Pearl

Cancer

Jun 21 to Jul 22

Ruby
Amber

Leo

Jul 23 to Aug 23

Onyx
Peridot

Virgo

Aug 24 to Sep 22

Carnelian
Blue Sapphire

Libra

Sept. 23 to Oct.23

Lapis Lazuli
Opal

Scorpio

Oct 24 to Nov 22

Topaz
Agate

Sagittarius

Nov 23 to Dec 20

Turquoise
Blue Topaz

Capricorn

Dec 21 to Jan 19

Ruby
Garnet

Birthstones by Day of the Week

Along with the traditional birthstone by month, there are birthstones by the day of the week you were born! So, you can choose your birthstone according to the day of the week you were born; and you can also choose a stone to wear according to the specific energy of the day.

The energy of the day is usually defined, astrologically, by its ruling planet. To be in harmony with a specific day (especially if it is an important day for you!), you can choose to wear the gemstone that reflects its energy even if this is not your birthstone.

Overall, treat crystals and stones as good friends, and know that different crystals can help you in different ways on various occasions. 

Day of the Week Ruling Planet Birthstone
Monday Moon Pearl 
Clear quartz 

Moonstone
Tuesday Mars Ruby
Garnet
Emerald
Wednesday Mercury Amethyst
Lodestone
Cat's eye
Thursday Jupiter Carnelian
Emerald
Sapphire
Friday Venus Rose quartz
Topaz
Carnelian
Saturday Saturn Diamond
Turquoise
Sapphire
Sunday Sun Yellow topaz
Ruby
Diamond

How do you decide which birthstone is actually the right one? Well, they are all right to a certain extent, and you can always combine several birthstones in your jewelry. You can also choose to wear different stones on different days or in different life situations.

You can never really go wrong with your choice of crystals and stones as they bring the healing energy of Earth.