Libra people are intellectual and nice, and birthstones for Libra have been identified for centuries. These Libra birthstones act as charm or lucky stone for Libra, mostly to help the Libra-born people face challenges and give them strength of purpose. Do you know the different Libra gemstones? Here is a list of lucky stones for Libra people.
- Main: Peridot
- Alternate: Lapis lazuli & Opal
- Hindu: Opal & Aventurine
- Planetary: Sapphire
- Talismanic: Agate
Besides being identified specifically as Libra birthstone, peridot, also known by its old name chrysolite, was the traditional birthstone for September in the old Arabic, Hebrew, Italian and Russian calendar. This Libra gemstone occurs as beautiful transparent olive green stones.
Peridot is said to enhance the potency of medicine, and reduce stress. This birthstone for Libra is also believed to protect its wearer from negativity, and is helpful for the Librans who, though not natively negative, are often intellectual enough to see the other side of the coin, and the constraints and challenges that their endeavors might entail.
Lapis lazuli has been made the modern birthstone for the month of September in Britain. A relatively rare semi-precious stone, this Libra birthstone is prized for its intensely blue color. Like peridot, lapis lazuli relieves negative emotions, including fear and jealousy. This Libra stone is representative of the zodiac sign in that lapis lazuli is believed to stimulate awareness and creativity, helping to expand a person’s point of view. See also Lapis Lazuli: Stone of Purity.
Opal was the traditional birthstone for the month of October in the Ayurvedic or old Indian calendar, and was made the modern October birthstone in the Western calendar. This Libra birthstone was held to be a symbol of hope and purity by the Romans, and was thought to keep the wearer safe from illness.
Sapphire is the planetary stone of Venus, the ruling planet of Libra, and in this regard is deemed a Libra birthstone. This Libra gemstone is also the modern birthstone for the month of September in the Western calendar. Most famous for its deep blue color, the birthstone for Libra belongs to a group of minerals called corundum, and occurs in other hues except red, with which the mineral is called ruby. The Libra stone is believed to bring inner peace and spiritual enlightenment.
Agate is the talismanic stone for Libra. Talismans are amulets or other pieces of jewelry believed to give its wearer magical powers. Libra talisman is engraved on agate, which is a banded variety of chalcedony. Agate is believed to increase intelligence in a way that the Libra birthstone enables its wearer to see the truth, and at the same time keep the person calm and focused by helping him accept the circumstances. See also Agate: Stone of Prudence.
Green aventurine is a gemstone for Libra in Hindu astrology. This Libra birthstone is a green variety of quartz characterized by translucency. The Libra gemstone is believed to keep out negative emotions and strengthen will, giving the often indecisive Libra person a definiteness of purpose. See also Green Aventurine: Stone of Luck.
Other Libra Stones
Sodalite is also listed as Libra birthstone in Indian astrology, but the birthstone is one that is shared with Sagittarius. Moonstone is Libra stone in Vedic astrology as well, but the gemstone is most popularly associated with Cancer.
There are other stones out there that contemporary people would tell you are Libra birthstones. It is up to you to decide if these gemstones are indeed Libra gemstones. These modern gemstones for Libra include ametrine, aquamarine, bloodstone, aventurine, emerald, green tourmaline, chiastolite, Herkimer diamond, lepidolite, kunzite, sunstone, stichtite in serpentine, morganite, tourmalinated quartz and prehnite.
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