From the precise emergence of human development, man has been riveted by vivid, glittery, multi-coloured crystals, shells and stones. Their ownership made him more significant than others. In Astrology stones have always been regarded as bringers of peace, prosperity and happiness. Positive stones can bring about a good reputation, authority and make life easier. Antique scriptures from across the world have applauded stones as commanding mediators of vitality that effect human fate and purpose, prompt good vitality and expel the negative energy that produce disease and anguish.
Initial societies in both India and Babylon as far back as 3000 BC credited rare and beautiful stones with magical powers. The early stone buyers sought advice from astrologers first, in hopes that they could affect the forces that were recognized with the planets in their favour. There was no formal classification of stones. A stone was allocated to each sign of the zodiac based on a colour system. Colour was thought to release the authority accredited to the stone. The Indian and Babylonian civilisations both linked the ruling planets with their corresponding stones. Giving rise to the zodiac type system that we use today.
Josephus in his writings, announced an association between the twelve stones in the High Priest’s breastplate, the twelve months of the year and the twelve signs of the zodiac. It was not until the 18th century in Poland, that there is any documentation of people actually wearing birth stones or zodiac stones. People wore or carried astrology stones, at first for their healing and curative properties. These powers were then related with individualities of the zodiac, making them charms for those born in the same months.
Zodiac stones are also called Astral Stones / astrology stones. Early astrologers turned to the universe for answers as to why certain astrology stones apparently held magical properties. They believed that the impact of your astrological sign over your prosperity in life is strengthened by wearing, holding or carrying the stone associated with the constellation under which you were born. This idea is based on the synchronization that occurs between all things. Your astral stone is more than a symbol of your astrology sign – it actually receives the sensations of the constellation and can strengthen the planetary or zodiacal influence.
There is no central expert as to which stones are connected to each sign of the zodiac. Generally, we have listed first the traditional Hindu source for the astrology stone of each sign, with other beliefs and traditions following it. There are several stones listed for each sign, and in choosing your astrology stones, you are advised to use the ones with which you feel a close connection.
The idea of a birthstone associated with the month of your birth is based in traditional astrology. Spiritualists and soothsayers believe that each stone has its own unique charisma and aptitudes too. Some stones are healers; others are aids to attentiveness; some are soldiers; some are good for business. Rob Tillett explains that you need to get to know and understand your friend from the mineral kingdom.
Each of the signs of the zodiac rules a particular stone, a fact which has been widely used in jewellery from time immemorial. Conversely, each gem conducts the energies of the particular sign or planet with which it is sympathetic. Wearing the stone of your sign will focus the energies of the sign through the gem, allowing their appearance in your daily life. The energy of the sign is guided through the planet placed there (usually the Sun, Moon, or planetary ruler) and this energy is articulated and intensive through the corresponding stone.
Every stone has its own unique powers: colour, crystalline structure, hardness and so on. Each stone has its own unique character and abilities too. Some stones are healers; others are aids to attentiveness; some are warriors; some are good for business. There is an rudimentary awareness in gemstones, a being if you will, that reflects the way nature can help us work towards greater awareness and growth in awareness. You need to get to know and understand your friend from the mineral kingdom. Match the stone astutely with the radiance of your horoscope; only then can you experience affluence, contentment, development and other assistances.