Happy Birthday Aries!

The history of gemstones used to energetically affect the wearer is found throughout the world and in every ancient civilization. Whether it was precious gems in a King's crown, scepter and cape or on the breastplates of Priests and Pharaohs, the gems of Nature have long been believed to offer energetic gateways to higher wisdom and power.

Additionally, gemstones have been attributed to each Astrological Sign otherwise known today as Birthstones. Although many people today see giving a birthstone as more of a symbolic gesture, there is also a new renaissance of using gem and crystal energy healing for everyday life.  

Integrating Gem Therapy into the home and workplace is becoming commonplace along with alternative healing practices, yoga, meditation, feng shui, sound healing and aromatherapy.  There is a distinct integration of light, sound and energy healing techniques making a big comeback from their ancient origins. 

People are waking up to their energetic selves and recognizing that these ancient forms of healing are not only effective, but also bringing a new sense of calm, balance and harmony into their lives, despite the chaos that surrounds them.

Gem Therapy – How it Works

Each crystal and gem are a part of Earth. The human body’s electromagnetic frequency vibrates in harmonic coherence with Earth’s electromagnetic field.  As a result, natural gems emit energetic frequencies that will help to align and tune each Chakra to its optimal frequency of vibration, creating a positive flow of energy for improved harmony and balance.

We can easily identify which gems are in energetic harmony with the different levels of expression of the human body’s Energetic Immune System simply by matching the gem’s color with that of each Chakra center.

While most women love gemstone jewelry for its beauty and design, little do most realize that wearing natural gems are actually adding positive energetic support to their everyday lives.  Some people believe that because women wear more gemstone jewelry throughout their lives, that this may be why women tend to live longer than men.

Elevating your awareness by choosing to integrate natural gemstone jewelry and its battery-like energetic support adds another important aspect to increasing the flow of positive energy into your life. 

Once you begin to consciously choose to think, act, speak and behave from a positive energetic perspective, you will be creating an increased flow of positive and harmonic resonance with the world around you and attract even more positive experiences into every area of your life.  Like energy attracts like energy.

Whether you have been a great lover of gem jewelry for years, or not, gemstone jewelry can provide a great resource for balancing your energy and your life from the inside out.

These are the seven main Chakra centers and a few of the gems that energetically resonate with each Chakra.

Crown Chakra – Diamond, Quartz Crystal, Labradorite

Third Eye Chakra – Amethyst, Tanzanite

Throat Chakra – Aquamarine, Blue Sapphire, Amazonite, Blue Tourmaline, Kyanite, Iolite, Appetite, Turquoise, Lapis

Heart Chakra – Emerald, Green Tourmaline, Peridot, Prehnite, Jade

Solar Plexus – Citrine, Yellow Sapphire

Sacral Chakra – Mandarin Garnet, Songea Sapphire, Carnelian

Root Chakra – Garnet, Ruby, Rhodolite Garnet, Pink Tourmaline

The fact you’re here implies you’re specifically interested in the Aries Birthstone. Well, according to astrology, individuals born during this Zodiac season are energetic, determined, impatient, impulsive, and courageous.

If this sounds like you or a loved one whose birthday is coming up soon, this guide will help you grab a birthstone piece that’ll be a truly meaningful gift.

But first, the basics.

Why Do Zodiac Signs Have Multiple Birthstones?

The answer to this question lies in the history of birthstones themselves.

According to the International Gem Society (IGS), birthstones can be traced back to biblical times. That said, it was not until the 1st century that Flavius Josephus, a Romano-Jewish historian and military leader, made the connection between the 12 months of the year and the Breastplate of Aaron (Moses’ brother) as described in the book of Exodus. The breastplate had 12 stones to represent the distinct tribes of Israel.

In the 5th century, Christian scholar and historian St. Jerome correlated the 12 stones to the 12 zodiac signs. That explains why each zodiac sign has more than one birthstone, namely astral stones (zodiac stones) and monthly birthstones.

Monthly birthstones represent your birth month, whereas astral stones are meant to reflect and bring out the strengths of your personality based on your sign’s characteristics.

Aries Birthstones

Aries has two stunning birthstones. The first is the diamond, which is also the monthly birthstone for April. Note, though, that Aries is the only astrological sign with the diamond as a birthstone.

As the first Zodiac sign in the series, Aries is also ruled by the fire element, symbolized by the ram, and is the most action-orientated sign, full of brilliance, energy, and fire (just like the diamond.) Also worth noting, while Diamonds retail in a wide range of colors like pink, blue, and yellow, the colorless variety remains the most popular Aries Birthstone color.

The diamond represents;

  •   Eternal love
  •   Power
  •   Strength
  •   Beauty

Since the Aries season goes from March 21 until April 19, the Zodiac’s second birthstone is the Bloodstone, March’s monthly birthstone. The Bloodstone boasts a dark bluish-green and deep green color with nodules of bright-red jasper distributed throughout its mass. These red specks resemble drops of blood, explaining where the Bloodstone derives its name.

What’s more? Characteristics that astrologers attribute bloodstones include that the stone:

  •   Balances the total body
  •   Helps with decision making
  •   Grants protection

Alternative Aries Birthstones

Wearing your birthstones is supposed to bring your luck and all the fine things in life. But what if you or your loved one do not particularly like birthstones associated with your birthday month? If the diamond and Bloodstone aren’t for you, other ancient cultures and myths believed birthstones for the Aries season could also be Labradorite, Haematite, Aquamarine, Ruby, or Topaz. Take your pick.

Final Thoughts

Aries Birthstones make it easy for you to surprise your spouse, relatives, or children with astral gifts that are hard to match. Whether you pick a custom piece designed by your jeweler, a statement ring featuring one of the zodiac stones, or go for a traditional gem set into a low-key pendant, you can rest assured whatever you get them will be a personalized gift they’ll always treasure.

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