Starlit Jewels: Zodiac Birthstones as Your Guide this October

The power of gemstones can have powerful effects on the people who wear or even just own colorful and precious rocks. In the month of October, the influence of these powerful gems become stronger and become more apparent in the traits of the 12 zodiac signs. Get to know the gems under each zodiac and learn how each one will affect your October.

ARIES (Mar. 21 - Apr 19)
The stone of Aries is the diamond, a symbol of eternal love. The beauty and sturdiness of diamonds don't just extend to love but to many different relationships like friendship and family too. Your luck with relationships of all kinda grows the most this month.

LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22)
Peridots are the gemstone for Leos and are a protective gem. It wards off jealous thoughts and shields from evil forces. Because of this, you’ll feel less inclined to dwell on dark thoughts and ideas, giving you a chance to focus on the positives around you even more.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
People born under the sign of Sagittarius have turquoise as their birthstone. In Native American culture, it is said to protect the user from emotional and physical pain. Because of this, you will gain great strength from events that will cause you great worry and stress this October.

TAURUS (Apr 20 - May 20)
The emerald, a stone of trust and loyalty, is the birthstone of Taurus. This gem instills emotional attachments to yourself and others. Use this power to spend time with friends or family you have not seen in a while! For married couples, this will strengthen your relationship further.

VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
The cool blue of a Sapphire is the Virgo’s zodiac birthstone and said to bring clarity of mind and insight. Use this newfound inspiration and clearness of thought to think up strategies for upcoming projects or business ventures you may have. You might even surprise yourself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
The bright crimson of a Garnet falls under the sign of Capricorn, shields you from nightmares and depression. This means that you’ll be able to handle your feelings well enough and become a rock for many others who might not be able to wrestle with their own emotions.

GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)
The Pearl is a stone that signifies knowledge and is known to keep its holder calm under pressure. With the stone projecting on all Gemini this month, a wealth of opportunities to learn something new will suddenly present itself to the person under this sign.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23)
The various shades of color glittering within Opal, a gem that increases creativity and optimism, shine its light on Libra suns this October. A surge of positive energy will make you want to explore your talents even further, allowing you to learn more about yourself as well.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Known mostly for the purple variant, Amethyst is known to make people clever in business and protected from alcohol intoxication. Your business sense will definitely be sharper with this gem shining on you, but don’t think you’re free to drink as much as you want either.

CANCER (June 22 - July 22)
The usually bright red Ruby has been known to preserve mental and physical health while also prophesying danger, usually by turning dark. Its influence on Cancerians this month will make them even more sensitive to potentially bad deals and situations, having a strong gut feeling.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 21)
Topaz has been known to affect creative energies. This means that your need for creativity in your life will grow for the rest of October. Maybe there’s a calligraphy class you’ve always wanted to attend or maybe you’ve thought about trying painting again. Indulge your artsy side!

PISCES (Feb. 19 - Mar. 20)
With its beautiful bluish color, Aquamarine has often been connected to the color of the sky and water. It is also a stone of meditation and self-reflection. Under this month’s influence, things that might seem complicated to others will become clear to you in no time.

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