Each zodiac sign has its characteristic strengths and weaknesses, so you can assign each star sign one or more healing stones, which tie exactly there.
Note, however, that there is no universal classification of birthstone. For example, the birthstone of a twin can do a good job on a balance, depending on the needs of the individual.
Instead of focusing rigidly on months or star signs, it is advisable to orientate oneself to the effects that the stone brings with it, and thus to find one’s personal gem.
What are gemstone star signs or birthstone? Birthstone in birthstone jewelry are gemstones which have always been attributed an individual power and effect on the wearer. Gemstones were religious symbols representing the twelve zodiac signs and representing the twelve tribes of Israel in the Jewish faith.
Traditionally, the birth month is assigned at least one particular gemstone, often – by changing customs in the long Central European history, there are several gems that are assigned to a zodiac sign.
Meanwhile, there are many different lists regarding the nature of “zodiac stones”, which assign different gems to each month or zodiac. We are going to talk more about the Zodiac sign Virgo and how this Zodiac sign is linked to certain stones and healing gems.
Birthstone – Meaning
Not only do birth stones look great, they should also underline the individuality of the wearer, support his strengths and mitigate his weaknesses. So birthstone is more than just jewelry – they are personal talismans. Already in the first century, the Roman-Jewish historian Flavius Josephus established a connection between the twelve gemstones of the breastplate of Aaron (Old Testament), the twelve months of the year and the twelve star signs. And even today, the assignment of birthstones to zodiac signs or birth months enjoys great popularity.
Depending on which month or zodiac sign you are born in, you have your own birthstone. So you can choose your personal birthstone and wear it as a decorative element on the body. But you can also – as was customary in the middle Ages – wear a different gem each month. At that time, it was believed that the positive effect of stones in their respective month increased.
Virgo Zodiac Sign – Characteristics
Virgo is a sign of Earth. Located at the end of the summer, it represents the closing of one cycle and the beginning of another. In fact, in September the lights are reflected lower on the horizon, the shadows get longer and the days get shorter. This sign announces the beginning of the season of rest of nature that ends its reproductive cycle.
This is the period in which to collect and set aside. This characterizes the parsimony typical of those born under the sign of the Virgo. Skillful in knowing how to manage resources, he strives like an ant preparing for the long winter by accumulating supplies.
Thus, even those born in the sign of Virgo, tend to always think of the future with uncertainty and therefore seek to prevent famine or any shortcomings. This characteristic can be found not only in economic terms, but in all fields of action of those born in the Virgo. In many cases they also see the start of new relationships with fear and, until they feel safe, they will continue to be wary and to gather clues for tomorrow.
It is easy to recognize a born under the sign of the Virgo is always very precise, attentive and serious, intelligent and meticulous with a strong sense of responsibility that also leads him to criticize relatives and friends who do not share his own sense of duty and order. His criticism, however, is very much linked to the sense of responsibility he has towards those around him.
The altruism that characterizes those born under the sign of the Virgo often leads him to exasperate perfectionism towards others. In other words, it’s as if it were his job to make sure that everything and everyone is perfectly all right. Even if it is not very romantic, the one born in the Virgo never draws back and knows how to give himself, perhaps more mentally than passionately, but knows how to be a good partner.
In mythology the Virgo is linked to the myth of Demeter and her daughter Persephone, where the mother had to protect nature and make it grow luxuriantly. But when her daughter was kidnapped by Hades, Demeter forgot about the nature that slowly died. This situation will be dealt with later by Jupiter finding a compromise with Hades who will let Persephone live with her mother on Earth for six months and six months with him in the underworld.
It is self-evident that the six months of joy of Demeter where her daughter re-embraces are the six months in which nature flourishes, thrives and thrives, that is spring and summer. Instead, the months in which the girl returns to her husband, are those in which nature deteriorates, stops, dies: these are the months of autumn and winter.
To know exactly the astrological characteristics of a person, in addition to the zodiac sign, it is also good to know the ascendant. This represents, in fact, the first impression of oneself given to others and the way in which the individual relates to the world. We have developed a simple method for calculating your ascendancy by following simple tables. The first is that of Sidereal Time, the second is that linked to the Legal Hour, and finally, the third is that relating to the calculation of the Sidereal Hour.
The planet that dominates the Virgo is Mercury, a winged god that represents the communication between gods and men. In those born under this sign, it represents the reflection and reasoning that flows between the various information that it receives and processes. The active and lively mind that characterizes the Virgo is often used precisely for the purpose of weighing up one’s own moves and one’s own behaviors bound and always constructed by her constant insecurity. He knows how to perceive the needs of others but in his mind he is always looking for confirmation and objectivity.
The born under the sign of the Virgo has a very high sense of modesty. He is a shy and reserved person, he does not know how to express affection with words, but he does it by caring for those he loves; in relationships it is very difficult to let yourself go, always look for security and an understanding that goes beyond the physical one. He is a faithful partner but does not forgive betrayal, when he closes a door he does not reopen it.
The Virgo is one of those signs that lives in anxiety and in the continuous need of approval, affection and attention; its evils are usually more imaginary than real, it is often also meteoropathic and lends much, indeed too much, attention to the slightest change in one’s body. In all probability, anxiety will cause problems related to the gastrointestinal tract in those born in this sign: Virgo will therefore tend to suffer from gastritis, an irritable colon, diverticula and gallstones.
The Chakra linked to the sign is that of communication, linked to the throat that is the focal symbol of the expression, the link that connects mind and heart and that allows to give voice to emotions and thoughts.
Virgo Birthstone – Meaning and Symbolism
In the following part of the text, we will speak more about the specific stones and how they can be linked to the Zodiac sign of Virgo.
Lapis lazuli stone – A beautiful gift from the Gods: this is how Lapis lazuli has been considered for millennia, which looks like a piece of “sky always starry”, as Pliny defined it for its gold-flecked color. It is a highly appreciated stone, with a strong, regal personality: the sovereigns made it from ornamental objects and amulets. In reality it is not a single mineral but a mixture, in which blue minerals predominate (lazurite, sodalite, haüynite), with the characteristic inclusions of pyrite that are reminiscent of the stars.
Wearing the Lapis Lazuli there is an increase in the determination to clearly identify one’s goals and lead to the realization of one’s own ideas. It also helps to select the right friendships and to strengthen love and balance in human relationships.
It is a small “serene night”: it helps to overcome the fear of the dark, keeps nightmares away, and facilitates sleep. It is also suitable for those who have communication problems, giving energy, frankness and courage in expressing feelings, protecting them from too strong emotions. Contrasts skin diseases and throat disorders, lowers pressure, regulates menstruation, cleanses and detoxifies the body.
The meaning of the word “lapis lazuli” goes back to the Persian word “lazur”, which means “blue stone”. In general, lapis lazuli originates from Afghanistan, but is also found in Italy, Egypt, Chile, Russia and the United States. These are very shiny and beautiful stones to look at, but they can take on different colors depending on the tracks in it. It is normally found in the blue variant and contains inclusions of white calcite and golden pyrite.
Lapis lazuli has been known for thousands of years: it dates back to the time of the pharaohs. It has always been very appreciated by the Egyptians both as an amulet and to create jewels and some specimens have also been found in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
According to the Bible, one of the stones of the breastplate of the High Priest of Jerusalem was precisely the lapis lazuli. Part of the Book of the Dead was written on a plate of this mineral, while classical texts document how ancient peoples recognized this splendid blue crystals as highly valuable. They were in fact considered sacred stones, linked to spirituality, wisdom, enlightenment and harmony.
Sapphire stone – The Sapphire probably owes its name to the Greek word sappheiros, meaning “blue”, or from the Hebrew sappir, whose meaning is “the most beautiful thing”. It is a variety of Corundum, which from the chemical point of view is strongly allochromatic aluminum oxide and is the only natural substance with hardness 9 in the Mohs scale.
The typical blue color of this stone is given by inclusions of hematite and rutile even if, in nature, there are many varieties of different colors. Each variety of Sapphire has different qualities and properties but all are considered Stones of Wisdom. Not by chance the ancients called this mineral “the stone of Saturn”. In astrology and ancient mythology, in fact, Saturn is the “Old Sage” corresponding to the Greater Arcanum of the Tarot “L’Eremita”. This depicts the initiatory journey that the mystic accomplishes by overcoming the trials that life puts before him. In this way he acquires wisdom and spiritual experience.
In the past it was thought that owning Sapphires was a sign of goodness, magnanimity, loyalty and command. The ancient Greeks wore the Sapphire when they went to receive the auspices of the oracle of Delphi, sanctuary of Apollo (formerly of Mother Earth Gea), because they considered this stone connected to the god and therefore capable of making easier the understanding of the Divine will.
According to legend it was this stone that made the beautiful Helen of Troy so loved and desired. With the Sapphire the famous King Solomon’s ring was also created on which was carved the seal that allowed him to control the demons. Moreover, both necromancers and witches worshiped this mineral because it amplified their ability to hear the oracles of the dead and perform other miracles.
According to tradition, this gem is a typical gift to give to your partner when you are about to get married, a symbol of loyalty and good luck. In the event of divorce, however, it is necessary to remove any Sapphire jewel given by the other person.
According to modern crystal therapy, the Sapphire is a stone of cunning and spiritual power and bearer of prosperity. It makes the individual less dispersed, pushing him to focus on his goals and pursue them.
Furthermore, it encourages the change of aspects of one’s life that are not appreciated. It inspires calm, serenity, faith, love for the truth and is a valid aid for the treatment of psychological disorders.
The Blue Sapphire, in particular, opens the psychic channels favoring the channeling of information, visionary states and trances and shamanic ceremonies for energy transmutation. On the body level it promotes and speeds up all the healing processes, especially for diseases that affect the intestine, the brain and the nervous system. The Sapphire Elixir is considered a good blood purifier and should be used whenever the season change occurs.
It is very interesting to note that the Sapphire, the Ruby, the Topaz and the Emerald are considered four precious stones par excellence and at the same time symbolize with their colors and their virtues the powers of the four elements. The chakras associated with this stone are that of the Plexus of the Throat, that is, the Vishudda and the Third Eye, or, the Ajna. The connected planets, on the other hand, are Saturn and the Sun.
The people born under the sign of the Virgo has a very high sense of modesty. These people are shy and reserved, and do not know how to express affection with words, but he does it by caring for those he loves; in relationships it is very difficult to let yourself go, always look for security and an understanding that goes beyond the physical one. He is a faithful partner but does not forgive betrayal, when he closes a door he does not reopen it.
The stones we have listed later in the text can be worn as lucky and healing stones that can help you become a stronger and more positive person. Just like everything else, this practice takes time and you won’t notice any difference until you fully commit to wearing these precious gems with you.
After a while, positive energy and optimism is going to come back into your life on its own, so be consistent and believe in the power of these beautiful gems.
Choose the stone that suits you the best, and always carry it close to you. This is relevant, especially, for those moments when you need that extra bit of luck and good vibes to get you through a difficult situation or a tricky business deal. The stones are there to bring out the best out of you.