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There are some traditions that are shared, not only across the country but worldwide. These are concepts that hold meaning generation after generation, uniting us whether we understand their history or not.
One such concept, recognized by people around the world, is that of birthstones. Today, many Americans believe that the use of ‘birthstones’ is nothing more than a creation of the jewelry industry, pushing us to spend more on their products. However, these stones and their correlation to our lives may actually have a rich history.
There are many legends about the discovery of the birthstones and how they may impact our lives. Some say that they provide a deeper understanding of our true selves, reaching deep down into our personality past any masks we may be wearing, free from society’s influence.
Others, however, believe that they may have some therapeutic influence in our lives, able to provide us with healing, peace and an improved sense of well-being. Either way, they are deeply connected to our lives and worth of our attention.
One of the most accepted theories relating to the existence of the birthstones dates back to the Bible, specifically to the breastplate of Aaron in Exodus 28:15-21. In this passage, a total of 12 different gemstones are described, each connected with one of the tribes of Israel. While the original stones listed in the Hebrew Bible don’t line up with the stones that we recognized today, different gems were then listed in the King James Version.
However, many specialists believe that this isn’t actually a change of information, but rather the evolution of language, with various names still referring to the same stones. Since that time, these stones have each been associated with a different month of the year, their influence deeply connected with those who are born during that month.
What does your birthstone reveal about your deepest desires in life? Read on to discover…
While those born in the month of January may not be the most extroverted or opinionated people around, don’t underestimate how far they will go for those that they love. They are incredibly loyal, and when put in a position that they need to defend loved ones, they will tap into an incredible faith and courage.
They aren’t ‘sappy’ in their expression of love, steering clear of cheesy and over the top romantic gestures, but if you watch closely, they demonstrate a very practical and meaningful care on an ongoing basis.
Highly in tune with their spiritual selves and the idea of the greater universe (whether they believe in organized religion or not), those who are born in February refuse to be tied down by physical bonds. This includes not only the materialistic society that we live in but also any person who tries to use their relationship to hold them back.
They have a strong desire for peace and will go out of their way to create it by spreading love and kindness to everyone that they meet. However, be cautious when following their lead as they are dreamers and often lose sight of reality, meaning their plans are often far from practical.
While those who are born in the month of March are incredibly charming and friendly, they genuinely prefer their own company over that of others. This is due to the fact that they are highly creative, and struggle to explain what is going on in their minds at any given time.
Naturally gifted, they often find their happiness in the arts, expressing themselves through music, poetry, dance, artwork and more. They value honesty and truth over all else, even when it is difficult. For this reason, if they share something with you then you can trust it to be with only the purest of intentions.
The diamond is arguably the most recognized of the birthstones, with its widely accepted meaning of ‘endless love’ driving the wedding industry. After all, what better meaning to associate with the stone in your wedding ring then the idea that the love you share is infinite and unending.
This same concept of endless love also carries over into those who are born during this month, making them highly loyal and committed friends and lovers. They will go to great lengths to care for, protect and provide for those that they care about, demonstrating an incredible bravery should the situation require. Much like the diamond, they are almost impossible to break, so never underestimate them.
Those who are born in the month of May highly prioritize the thoughts, feelings, and affections of others, seeking their understanding, love, and acceptance above all else. While this often drives them to be incredibly generous and romantic, sharing their love openly, it can also be dangerous as they allow the opinions of others to drive their feelings of self-worth and value.
They pay careful attention to the little details, the important moments, memories and days of importance. They will never forget your birthday or anniversary, as they are so incredibly special to them. They have a true love of romance, even if they don’t openly admit it, just watch and you will see it in their eyes.
There is something about those who are born in the month of June that is so naturally attractive. It’s not even just their physical appearance, it’s everything that makes them who they are – their personality, intelligence, and wit. While they are aware of this, they are careful not to use their power over others unless they deem it to be absolutely necessary.
True dreamers at heart, they long for that perfect world of happiness, joy, and romance, occasionally overlooking the reality of the life that they are actually living. However, know that they are incredibly determined, independent and clever, and may just surprise you.