What is my birthstone?
Knowing one's birthstone is an important piece of self-knowledge because of our connection to nature and its impact on our physical and spiritual bodies.
Each of us has our own vibration in life, a unique signature that is entirely ours and that can be enhanced by deliberately surrounding ourselves with objects that help us resonate more strongly and certainly more purely. That's why our ancestors, using their observational powers, deduced that when one is born, the time of year, month, date, and time are important to us so that we can better live our lives with the help of nature.
Voilá, the birthstone. Since antiquity, natural gems from the earth and sea have been considered amplifiers of qualities unique to the individual. Throughout history, different gemstones have been attributed with different powers, charms, or meaning. Many of these associations stemmed from mythologies from Egypt, Ancient Greece & Rome, Asia, and even the Bible. From ancient times and across all cultures, gemstones have been prized not only for their beauty but also for their special powers to protect, heal, guide, and enlighten. As far back as the Stone Age, crystal amulets were worn for protection against harm, as well as for decoration.
Fast forward to modern times...what we now know about birthstone gems:
Modern science has proven that matter is 99.9999999999999999% empty space. And what makes up this empty space: energy. Energy is everything, and everything is energy. The vibrational motion of an atom in a crystal or gem propagates to neighboring atoms, which leads to wavelike propagation of the vibrations throughout the crystal. The way in which these natural vibrations travel through the crystalline structure determines the fundamental properties of the material.
Human vibrations are unstable unless you have learned deep meditation techniques as many gurus and swamis have done. Because our vibrations are unstable, they are also easily influenced and that is where crystals and gemstones come into the picture.
Crystals and gemstones have a super stable energy frequency that doesn't change. They're made up of a fixed, regularly repeating, perfect geometric pattern of molecules. And they maintain their perfect stability with no effort. Exactly the opposite of our constantly changing, non-stable human nature.
So why does the stability of a crystal matter? Well, more stable energy = more powerful energy. And powerful energy can influence the energies about it. This is why crystals can so profoundly influence our unstable (less powerful) energy.
Here is a list of birthstones by month. Some people, however, are also naturally attracted to certain crystals or gems, don't discount this natural tendency to a particular stone, which might be your subconscious seeking extra energy. Please note that some months have two gemstones, such as June, which boasts both Pearls and Pink Moonstone, October, which has Opal and Hematite, and December is Turquoise or Tanzanite.
Birthstones by Month:
January's birthstone is Garnet; Garnet is a deep reddish-brown color that can come in many different shades of red. The legend behind a Garnet is that in ancient times that stones were thought to cure depression and protect against bad dreams, almost like a dream catcher. BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® with Garnet and the Aurora bracelet in Garnet crystal.
Amethyst is February's birthstone, and it is considered the color of royalty. Purple was an expensive dye to purchase, which is why only royalty was able to afford to have their clothes dyed that color. According to folklore, Amethyst guarantees success in sports, war, and business. BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® with Amethyst and the Aurora bracelet in Amethyst crystal.
March's birthstone at BuDhaGirl is Apatite & Sky Topaz, both close in color to Aquamarine, which is the official birthstone for March. Apatite & Sky Topaz have very similar vibrational qualities to Aquamarines because of their light blue color reflection. Apatite and Sky Topaz have calming and healing qualities. BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® with Sky Topaz and Aurora bracelet in Sky Topaz crystal.
April's birthstone is one of the most coveted birthstones of them all. BuDhaGirl celebrates Diamonds with its own interpretation using Clear Quartz. Like diamonds, Clear Quartz is considered a symbol of commitment, devotion, and longevity, also representing eternal love, fidelity, innocence, beauty, and purity. Clear Quartz is the luminous alternative to diamonds. BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® in Clear Quartz and the Aurora bracelet in Clear crystal.
Emerald is the birthstone of May, and the deep green beauty behind the stone is said to symbolize fertility and life. BuDhaGirl uses Green Onyx to represent emeralds as it is a harmonizing gem with similar vibrational qualities. In ancient times, Green Onyx was used as a meditation element, often found in bowls, orbs, and spheres. Its natural lush green hie reminds us of nature and focuses us on birth and regeneration. BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® in Green Onyx and the Aurora bangle in Green crystal.
Pink Moonstone is the birthstone of June and is associated with the moon and water; due to its appearance and origin, it also symbolizes purity and love. Pink Moonstone is a gorgeous gem that is gently colored in shades of peach and pink. Pink Moonstone signifies new beginnings...Everything from pregnancy, a new relationship, or even a new project or job. BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® in Pink Moonstone and the Aurora bangle in Pink Moonstone crystal.
Ruby is July's birthstone. Ruby is known as the king of gems and is considered a symbol of love, passion, and success. It is steeped in legend and lore and is said to preserve physical and mental health. Since their discovery, rubies have been synonymous with health, love, romance, courage, loyalty, and passion. Owing to their bold red hue, they are considered powerful gemstones and were highly coveted by kings and queens. Vitality, wisdom, health, and love are also associated with rubies. BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® in Ruby and the Aurora bangle in Ruby crystal.
Peridot is August's birthstone, nicknamed the 'Evening Emerald' by ancient Romans and 'The Gem of the Sun' by early Egyptians, Peridot has been treasured for eons. Peridots are regarded as a symbol of peace, good fortune, happiness, and love. Today, it is believed that wearing peridots will instill confidence, boost self-esteem, and enhance the creativity of its wearer. BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® in Peridot and the Aurora bangle in Peridot crystal.
Sapphires are September's birthstone. For centuries, Sapphire has been a gem of choice for royalty and a symbol of romance, nobility, wisdom, and good fortune. It is also known as the gemstone of the heavens, and ancients wore it to obtain heavenly blessings and protection from the evil eye. Sapphires are also said to represent loyalty, faith, and prosperity. BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® in Sapphire and the Aurora bangle in Sapphire crystal.
Hematite is October's birthstone, along with opals. Hematite is one of the most prized modern gemstones because of its neutral shades of black and grey. Hematite has magnetic qualities and is wonderful for ying-yang balance. It focuses energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind, and spirit. BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® in Hematite and the Aurora bangle in Hematite crystal.
Citrine is November's birthstone. Citrine's name originates from the French word citron, meaning lemon, which aptly describes citrine's hue, that varies from light yellow to a deep golden. The ancients believed that citrine's bright and sunny color withheld the sun's power and therefore linked the gem to positivity and happiness. It was believed that wearing citrine would bring prosperity and abundance in all fields, especially business. Hence, it came to be known as 'the success stone' or 'the merchant's stone.' BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® in Citrine and the Aurora bangle in Citrine crystal.
Tanzanite is December's birthstone, along with Turquoise. Mystery and majesty sit at the heart of the Tanzanite stone. Thanks to high vibrations and high energy, this gem can bring you into a sense of deep meditation and divine healing. Tanzanite not only helps us to find our sweet inner calm and clears out old patterns, but it also sets us up to open our minds and our hearts to our psychic abilities. BuDhaGirl offers Luxe AWB® in Tanzanite and the Aurora bangle in Tanzanite crystal.