Does wearing your birthstone, especially during your birth month, have an effect on your health? Are they really related to your personality and emotional well-being? You are the only person who can answer that question. You may decide to wear a gem that is not your birthstone because of the supposed healing powers or spirituality attached to the stone. Read about birthstones, then you decide.
1. January - Garnet
The garnet was named after the pomegranate seed because of its color. It is thought to work as an anti-depressant and to promote health, happiness, prosperity, and health. Garnet may take away your inhibitions!
2. February - Amethyst
Amethyst is the Greek word for sober. Take that to mean what you will. It is thought to be capable of building your immune system and is a natural hormone balancer. Amethysts may enhance creativity and is often used in meditation. The energy of amethyst is thought to help stability, humility, and relaxation.
3. March - Aquamarine
The name comes from the Latin for water and sea. Aquamarine is used in meditation and spirituality and is a stone of empowerment. It is supposed to provide a sense of calm and tranquility. It is thought to heal sinus conditions, allergies and respiratory problems. It is known as a cooling gem.
4. April - Diamond
The word diamond is translated from Greek, meaning unbreakable and transparent. A diamond is believed to bring strength, energy, and light to the soul. It is thought to strengthen your brain and cleanse your organs.
5. May - Emerald
Emerald is a mystical gem. It is thought to promote positive energy, harmony, and security. It is thought to cure stomach, skin, and intestinal problems. The wearer of an emerald may feel serene.
6. June - Pearl
The name pearl comes from the Latin for leg. Not very appealing. Pearls have been used to treat digestive issues, to maintain strong bones and to brighten skin using pearl powder. Pearls are associated with faithfulness, loyalty, modesty, and purity.
7. July - Ruby
Ruby comes from the Latin for red. The ruby symbolizes passion and brings wealth and love. It is believed to energize and balance the heart, heal it, and detoxify the body. It also amplifies energy and promotes courage.
8. August -Peridot
The name is believed to come from the Green word for "giving plenty." Peridot's green energy is believed to help with internal balance, peaceful sleep, and the release of negative feelings. Some believe it helps them with decision-making, bringing them good fortune and riches.
9. September - Sapphire
The name comes from the Latin and Greek for blue stone. A Sapphire represents loyalty, nobility, integrity, and sincerity. It is associated with self-discipline and focusing the mind. Blue sapphires may help insomniacs sleep and are thought to be a cure-all for everything.
10. October - Opal
The name comes from Greek and means "to change color." Opal is thought to attract positive energy and centers the mind for meditation. It is believed to empower the wearer with emotional strength. It may also stimulate memory and balance hormones.
11. November - Topaz
The name comes from Topazios, the ancient Greek word for St. John’s Island. The stone is believed to strengthen faith and trust. Yellow topaz may work as an antidepressant and could help improve brain function. The blue topaz is thought to clear the mind.
12. December - Turquoise
The name comes from the French tourques, meaning Turkish stone. Turquoise may help with panic attacks and depression. It is thought to cleanse the body and help with healing. It also can aid in understanding, kindness, and trust.
Now, About A Drink?
What is the coolest drink of Summer? Why, a Pina Colada, of course. When you think of a Pina Colada, you think of Summer and paradise. The yummy mix of rum, pineapple, and coconut is like a little sip of Heaven.
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen specializes in painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home decor. She founded the home decor blog PetticoatJunktion.com in 2011, where she shares her expertise on furniture painting and upcycling found items.