THE ORIGIN OF SCORPIO GEMSTONES

For centuries, humans have felt a strong affinity between heaven and earth. In these early nights, it was said that the influence of these stars and planets penetrated deeply into our own plant, Earth. Various traditions state that wearing the correct jewel can offer protection, including Scorpio birthstones. Read on to learn how these mysterious stones came to be!

Over the course of history, various lists of zodiacal stones have arisen. These often reflect various cultures, and what stones were known to them. Over time, a sharing and mixing of knowledge lead to these lists evolving as our understanding of gems grew. As a result, there are many Scorpio gemstones!

The mysterious influence of these stones not only aligns with the planets and star signs, but also how early cultures believed these stones to form. For instance, there is evidence showing early Greeks venerated times when our sun passed through the major twelve constellations. And not just the Greeks, but many cultures have come to link the time of birth to the constellation we’re born under.  But, how does this mean for Scorpio stones?

WHAT IS THE SCORPIO BIRTHSTONE?

There are a few different Scorpio birthstones, and the following list is not exhaustive. Each of these gems come from different places and times, reflecting the traditions and beliefs of the cultures that revere them. However, each of these jewels share the belief that wearing one strengthens the influence of Scorpio if you are born under the sign. They are said the heighten the transmission of stellar influences, which in turn are said to offer greater fortune.

Aquamarine ring in yellow gold.

Aquamarine is a variety of beryl.

  • Amethyst
  • Beryl
  • Bloodstone
  • Carnelian
  • Garnet
  • Jasper
  • Hematite
  • Sardonyx

Of these, beryl is perhaps the most popular of the Scorpio gemstones. And, to the initiated, it makes a certain kind of sense. Scorpio enjoys living well, and that includes indulging in the finer things in life. Historically, beryl was known as a blue-green jewel. But, today, we know many varieties of beryl, including aquamarine, emerald, and morganite. Truly, I think we can agree that any of these precious gems are worthy of Scorpio’s discerning taste.

SCORPIO STONES FOR HEALING AND PROTECTION

The wise elders and sages of antiquity thought that particular stones could influence us. By choosing the correct zodiacal gems, we can counter our weaknesses and bolster shortcomings. These are based on what powers each jewel represents. While these aren’t the same as the Scorpio birthstones described above, many enjoy them for what they represent.

Scorpio is infamous for enduring until the bitter end. Honest and truthful, Scorpio has zero tolerance for liars and cheats. Unforgiving and proud, we know Scorpios for their unrelenting wills. It is this willpower that carries them to success and completion of goals.

However, it can be a lonely road. Speaking truth can sometimes harm those closest to Scorpio, as these truths can be spoken without regard to the feelings of others. Intolerant of criticism, and at times their own worst enemy, Scorpio can sink into depression when they hit a roadblock.

Fluorite for Intellect

Blue and purple fluorite ring in sterling silver.

Already intellectually gifted, choosing fluorite jewelry can help Scorpio achieve balance between positive and harmful thinking. Colorful fluorite symbolizes duty and compliance.

Coupled with their fortitude and willpower, fluorite helps keep the ego of Scorpio in check.

Jade for Confidence

Jardin Collection jade bracelet in sterling silver.

“But isn’t Scorpio confident enough?” I hear you say. Keep in mind, jade jewelry helps one appreciate the beauty of the world without judgement. It can aid Scorpio in tuning into the sensitivities of others. From here it opens Scorpio to lowering their wall and enjoying life more.

Spinel for Determination

Black spinel cross pendant.

While known for their willpower, spinel jewelry symbolizes resolve. helps Scorpio in determining which goals are worth pursuing, and which are not. Red stones, like red spinel, make us braver, bolstering courage and banishing fears.

Agate for Clarity

Colorful agate bead bracelet.

When one needs to look inward, look no further than agate jewelry. Agate provides the clarity needed for self-reflection. With the relentless nature of Scorpio this can help when they hit the roadblocks life puts in our way.

Garnet for Inner-Strength

Garnet stud earrings in sterling silver.

At times, Scorpio may have trouble navigating their feelings in a relationship. In these times, garnet acts as a beacon, guiding us and instilling hope. Garnet jewelry helps tempers fancy and desire into feeling of love.

Ready for more Scorpio birthstones? Learn about October birthstones and November birthstones.

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Disclaimer: Use of any stone or mineral is not a substitute for professional medical care or treatment, and nothing herein constitutes medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Information provided should not be used to treat any illness, injury, medical condition, or ailment without prior consultation with a qualified health professional.