There are twelve signs of the zodiac; Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

I am constantly being asked – during the course of  my workshops and seminars – to recommend an appropriate stone which corresponds to a particular birth sign.

In my experience the only accurate way in which to ascertain the correct birthstone  for any individual is for that person to visit a properly qualified astrologist and for a detailed chart to be constructed based on the person’s place of birth, date of birth and the exact time of birth.

Any other method is too vague and generalized; and most certainly cannot possibly be considered seriously!

A few years ago, to prove my theory, I carefully read as many books as I could lay  my hands on which contained information relating to the astrological use of gemstones.

From all the information available I then compiled my own comprehensive list, birthsign by birthsign, encompassing all the ‘recommended’ birthstones which each book suggested would be appropriate for each sign of the zodiac.

When my task was completed I discovered that every birth-sign had at least nine gemstones which, according to all the books, would be suitable for people being born under that particular sign of  the zodiac…..

However, using my own intuition, logic and a little common-sense, I managed to produce the following chart which I find useful as a guide (and a guide only!) when I am asked to recommend a particular gemstone for someone’s birth-sign:

– jasper, ruby

– rose quartz, lapis lazuli, carnelian, sapphire

– citrine, rock crystal, tigers eye, agate, rutile quartz.

– olivine, emerald, moonstone

– quartz crystal, diamond, agate

– carnelian, agate, jasper, sapphire

– emerald, aventurine, jade, sapphire

– garnet, bloodstone, ruby, jasper, beryl

– topaz, jacinth, obsidian snowflake

– smoky quartz, ruby, onyx, jet

– turquoise, malachite, aquamarine, moonstone

– amethyst, opal, moonstone

Whilst it is always acceptable to give a friend – or your loved one –  a birthstone  pendant or necklace, please remember that the stones that will work best for you – or your friends – are the ones whose ‘vibrational energies’ are most closely compatible with the person who is going to wear it!

Daily Feng Shui News for Dec. 16th – ‘Blue Topaz’

One of the birthstones associated with the month of December is blue topaz, a stone that has long been linked with aiding physical health. It’s believed that wearing this stone will help to steady and regulate the action of the heart while also stabilizing the body’s glandular systems. It has even been known to help treat tonsillitis, whooping cough and mumps. Just remember that if you give this stone to someone and tell them to ‘wear it in good health,’ the odds are pretty high they will.

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Daily Feng Shui News for Oct. 25th – ‘Tourmaline’


The birthstone most associated with October is the tourmaline. An old Egyptian legend tells how this stone, when making the trip from the heart of the earth up to the sun, traveled along a rainbow, collecting all the colors along the way. No matter the color, all tourmaline are said to increase self-confidence while neutralizing negative energies as well. Tourmaline is also believed to dispel fear, relieve grief and aid in concentration and communications. I think that you’ll agree that this surely is one precious gem!


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Daily Feng Shui News for July 16th – 'The Ruby'

It’s long been believed that those born in July who wear their ruby birthstone close to their skin will never suffer from lover’s doubts or any other romantic anxieties. This could be because so many cultures and traditions associate the color red with passion, sensual sexuality and true, everlasting love. So, if someone you know is celebrating a birthday this month, give them the gift that literally keeps on giving — a little red stone with a lot of loving and fire energy attached. Not only is this gift hot, but now they will be too.

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Your Daily Feng Shui For Jan. 7th – ‘Old Rock Day’

Get ready to roll on ‘Old Rock Day,’ especially if you celebrate a January birthday! That’s because the ‘rock’ that you will wear will bring music to your ears, especially if you wear your birthstone as earrings. Anyone who celebrates a January birthday should know that their special birthstone is the garnet, the same gemstone that can bring big fortune and lots of luck. Long considered a regenerative and healing stone, the garnet is said to also bring strength and stamina. It is also believed to be super supportive as it invites opportunities for you to go deep within. Wearing it can also clear your mind while initiating clarity and compassion. The garnet is also believed to have the amazing ability to dissolve feelings of isolation and alienation, replacing them with intimate encounters that inspire and motivate. A true jewel, the garnet is a stabilizing old stone that is strong and sincere. Celebrate the garnet on a day devoted to special rocks because, as I mentioned earlier, that’s just how we roll!

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