A Guide to the Gemini Birthstones
Gemini Birthstones: Your Complete Guide
WHAT ARE THE GEMINI BIRTHSTONEs?
Classified as the third sign of the zodiac, Gemini has two main birthstones that are connected to it: pearl and agate. Along with these, there’s a list of complementary birthstones for Gemini: moonstone, chrysoprase, alexandrite, citrine, sapphire, and tiger’s eye. Tiger’s Eye is also the planetary stone for the Gemini zodiac.
So who is considered a Gemini? Those born under a Gemini sun have birthdays between May 21 and June 20. The symbol for Gemini is “the twins,” a fitting name for the social butterfly of the zodiac. Gemini is an air sign alongside Aquarius and Libra.
THE ONE THAT NEEDS TO KNOW EVERYTHING
The Gemini twins are represented by the twins Castor and Pollux. Known together as the Dioscuri, these twins are representative of the dual-natured personality. Geminis in general tend to exhibit two seemingly separate personalities. At one moment they may seem happy and good-natured and at a split second later, can seem cold and withdrawn.
Gemini sun signs are also known as the social butterflies of the zodiac. It’s rare to find a Gemini who prefers to be alone as this sign prefers to be around others. They’re extremely curious beings and like to know every detail about the lives of their friends, family, and even total strangers.
They’re abundantly curious about the world around them and have a need to know every minute detail. This tends to be a negative though because the Gemini can never feel satisfied with the information they learn. They constantly need more.
The Gemini is always inspiring and never boring. Because of their natural curiosity for the world around them, they’re extremely versatile from constantly trying new things. Geminis make great artists, writers, and journalists for these very reasons.
THE GEMSTONES OF THE GEMINI ZODIAC
While pearl and agate are the top dogs when it comes to Gemini, there are several other connected gemstones worth noting.
Moonstone can be found virtually anywhere on Earth and is known for its iridescent blue-to-white color. This ethereal color is where moonstone gets its name as it doesn’t look like it’s from this Earth.
This stone is named after Prince Alexander II from Russia because it was found by miners in the Ural mountains during that time. Miners were said to be working one day collecting emeralds. When they were brought back to the camp, the miners found the gems shone red in the firelight. When they woke in the morning, the stones were green again.
The sapphire's colors can vary from the deep blue we’re familiar with, to orange, green, black, and so on. It’s considered a stone of wisdom and a royal stone of learning by many.
Specifically when it comes in its signature blue color, it brings healing to the mind, order, strength and focus, and can help someone reveal hidden truths. Those who work with chakras use this stone to heal both the throat and third eye.
It is said that the blue sapphire was worn by King Solomon and Abraham in the Bible. It’s also believed that the tablet of the ten commandments was made of sapphire too. In ancient Greece, Greeks would wear sapphires when visiting the Oracle of Delphi in hopes of revealing hidden truths.