Some traditions are shared, not only across the country but around the world. These are concepts that have meaning generation after generation, uniting us whether we understand their history or not.
One such concept, recognized by people around the world, is that of birthstones. Today, many Americans believe that the use of “birthstones” is nothing more than a creation of the jewelry industry, prompting us to spend more on their products. However, these stones and their correlation to our lives can, in fact, have a rich history.
There are many legends about the discovery of birthstones and their impact on our lives. Some say they provide a deeper understanding of our true selves, extending deep into our personality beyond the masks we can wear, free from the influence of society. Others, however, believe that they can have some therapeutic influence in our lives, capable of providing healing, peace and a better sense of well-being. Either way, they are deeply connected to our lives and deserve our attention.
One of the most accepted theories regarding the existence of birthstones dates back to the Bible, especially Aaron’s breastplate in Exodus 28:15-21. In this passage, a total of 12 different gemstones are described, each linked to one of the tribes of Israel. Although the original stones listed in the Hebrew Bible do not match the stones we recognized today, different gemstones were later listed in the King James version.
However, many scholars believe that it is not, in fact, a change of information, but rather the evolution of the language, various names always referring to the same stones. Since that time, these stones have each been associated with a different month of the year, their influence deeply linked to those that were born during that month.
What does your birthstone reveal about your deepest desires in life? Read on to find out…
While those born in January aren’t the most extroverted or knowledgeable people in the world, don’t underestimate how far they will go for those they love. They are incredibly loyal and when placed in a position they need to defend their loved ones, they will tap into incredible faith and courage.
They are not “sappy” in their expression of love, avoiding romantic gestures, but if you look closely, they demonstrate very practical and meaningful care on an ongoing basis.
Very much in line with their spiritual selves and the idea of the larger universe (whether or not they believe in organized religion), those who were born in February refuse to be linked by physical ties. This includes not only the materialistic society in which we live but also anyone who tries to use their relationship to hold them back.
They have a strong desire for peace and will do their utmost to create it by transmitting love and kindness to everyone they meet. However, be careful when following their example as they are dreamers and often lose sight of reality, which means that their plans are often far from practical.
While those born in March are incredibly charming and friendly, they truly prefer their own business to that of others. This is due to the fact that they are very creative and have trouble explaining what is going on in their mind at any given time.
Naturally gifted, they often find their happiness in the arts, expressing themselves through music, poetry, dance, works of art and more. They value honesty and truth above all, even when it is difficult. For this reason, if they share something with you, you can trust that it is with the purest intentions.
Diamond is arguably the most recognized birthstone, with its widely accepted meaning of “endless love” that drives the wedding industry. After all, what better sense to associate with the stone of your alliance than the idea that the love you share is infinite and endless.
This same concept of endless love is also transmitted to those who were born during this month, which makes them very loyal and committed friends and lovers. They will do their utmost to care for, protect and provide for those dear to them, demonstrating incredible bravery if the situation demands. Just like diamonds, they are almost impossible to break, so never underestimate them.
Those born in May give high priority to the thoughts, feelings, and affections of others, seeking above all their understanding, love and acceptance. While this often causes them to be incredibly generous and romantic, to openly share their love, it can also be dangerous because they allow the opinions of others to boost their feelings of self-worth and value.
They pay special attention to small details, important moments, memories and important days. They will never forget your birthday or your anniversary because they are incredibly special to them. They have a real love of romance, even if they don’t openly admit it, look and you will see it in their eyes.
There is something about those born in June that is so naturally attractive. It’s not even just their physical appearance, it’s everything that makes them who they are – their personality, their intelligence, and their spirit. Although they are aware of this, they are careful not to use their power over others unless they deem it absolutely necessary.
True dreamers at heart, they aspire to this perfect world of happiness, joy, and romance, sometimes forgetting the reality of the life they actually live. However, be aware that they are incredibly determined, independent and intelligent, and may just surprise you.
While others spend a large part of their lives focusing on their own happiness and emotions, those born in July pay more attention to those around them. They value friendship, love, and connection above all else, and will sacrifice their own happiness to bring joy to those they love without hesitation.
However, this can lead them into very toxic relationships, as they do not see that they are used. When they make a promise, know that their world is golden. Why? There is nothing that would bother them more than knowing that they have disappointed someone they love.
Very compassionate and sympathetic, most of those born in August are actually empaths, who really understand and feel the emotions of those around them. For this reason, they will do everything possible to look after and help anyone in difficulty or who simply needs a helping hand. They really light up any room they enter, spreading kindness and love wherever they go, and there is nothing they believe is more important than that.
If you get to know them, you will discover that they have an incredible sense of humor, as well as a desire for peace for all those they meet in life, even if they have been harmed in a way or another.
Although those born in September have incredible confidence, they don’t always show it in the way you would expect. They don’t really care about being in the spotlight, happy to be alone in the shadows and place a high value on their “time alone”.
This is simply an understanding of their priorities, as well as an awareness that they will not achieve anything if they do not care about their own mental and emotional health and well-being. They are incredibly nice with a personality that will leave everyone they meet smiling.
Recognizing the incredible importance of the family, those born in October are already growing up dreaming of finding someone to settle and start a family with. They are incredibly loyal and find themselves magnetically attracted to children wherever they go.
For this reason, many underestimate them, believing that they are “soft” and easy to handle, but make no mistake. While they are not likely to go after an aggressive and physical manner, they are certainly not the type to forgive and forget. They can hold a grudge like no other, without ever really letting go of those who have wronged them.
Incredibly unique, there is no one like those born in November. They appreciate their individuality, making a real effort to avoid conforming to or fading from society’s expectations. Their unique personality is a cool and welcome change in a world of expectations, attracting others to them like moths. This is further reinforced by their unwavering kindness and their killer smile.
However, beware – although they may appear to be nothing more dangerous than an oversized teddy bear, they are incredibly motivated and determined, and will do whatever is necessary to achieve their goals and dreams.
Those born in December are very proud of their looks and the impression they give to those they meet. While this is often overlooked as nothing more than superficial, the truth is that they are simply motivated by the need to be “good enough”.
They are incredibly nice, caring and loving people, faithful to a fault. Although they may seem shy, if they open their hearts to you, consider yourself lucky. They will do everything in their power to give priority to their loved ones in their lives.