Updated: Jan 3, 2021
When it comes to birthstones, most people tend to just think of the one traditional stone associated with each month, nevertheless there are actually a couple of alternative birthstones for each month.
It is also important to understand the history of birthstones. In ancient times, most of the focus was on the colour of the crystal itself, although people did not distinguish between stones such as ruby and red garnet and we now know that crystals come in a variety of shades.
Listed below are a few of the possible birth stones associated with the up and coming months; November, December and January.
November - Citrine
November is a month with two widely-recognised official birthstones: Citrine and Topaz. Both of these come in yellow and blue hues. The lemony-yellow shade of Citrine is its most popular shade.
Citrine is considered to be a manifestation crystal that can provide a boost of motivation whenever you need to take action. Citrine is an excellent crystal for any kind of healing involving negative emotions for example; depression or stress. Essentially, this stone infuses the spirit with positive energy.
December - Turquoise
Those born in December have the choice of three birthstones, all in bluish/ purplish / greenish hues: Tanzanite, Turquoise, and Zircon.
For this month of December the focus will be on the Turquoise stone. Turquoise is a stone associated with protection and spiritual tranquillity. It’s a purification stone that dispels negative energy and can be aligned with the crown chakra, third eye chakra, and throat chakra. Wearing a vibrant, Turquoise necklace can help to relieve stress.
January- Rose Quartz
Garnet is the birthstone most commonly known for the month of January. Alternative birth stones are Rose Quartz and Emerald.
Rose Quartz offers a pinkish hue and is strongly associated with the heart chakra.
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional
love. It encourages self-love, and soothes in times of emotional upset. Wearing a Rose Quartz necklace can support with low self-esteem or self-worth.
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