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Aquarius

Astrological sign of Aquarius
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve months according to the Gregorian calendar.

Dates: January 20 - February 18

First Sign of the Zodiac: The Water Bearer

Birthstone of Aquarius: Amethyst

Alternate Birthstones of Aquarius: Garnet and Jasper

Ruling Planet of Aquarius: Uranus

Ruling Element of Aquarius: Air

Birthstone and Zodiac Signs
The signs of the Zodiac, including Aquarius, are used to cast horoscopes from astrological calculations which are used as a guide to personality, relationships and business affairs. The Zodiac sign of Aquarius represents the placement in the sky where the sun was during the time of birth and, in the case of Aquarius, influences people who were born between the dates of January 20 - February 18. The Zodiac sign of Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Uranus rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Amethyst. The Amethyst has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Amethyst gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Aquarius is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Aquarius.

Aquarius Characteristics & Personality
 

Aquarius (the sign of the Water Bearer) is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac, influencing people born between January 20 - February 18. The Air signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are associated with thought, perspective and communication. Combined with other elements, air feels that water will obscure it, earth will suffocate it, but fire will inspire and uplift it. Those born under the sign of Aquarius possess positive characteristics and personality traits and are often described as:

  • Independent

  • Creative

  • Entertaining

  • Stimulating

  • Progressive

Negative traits - apt in some circumstances to be:

  • Lacking in concentration

  • Impractical

  • Erratic

  • Rebellious

  • Apt to dwell on personal slights

    The Aquarius Birthstone - the Amethyst
    The birthstone for Aquarius is the Amethyst. The Zodiac sign of Aquarius also responds to Garnet and Jasper. The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone, or birthstone Amethyst is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Uranus with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewelry containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem.

    Properties of the Amethyst- the Aquarius  Birthstone
    The properties with which the Amethyst, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, is associated are as follows:

    • Stability, peace, balance, courage, inner strength
    • Sincerity and a calm disposition

    Healing Properties of the Amethyst
    The healing properties of the Aquarius birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to:

    • Withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction - referred to as the the "sobriety stone" as it was believed to prevent drunkenness and used to treat alcoholism and other types of addictions.

    • Headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory system issues and general healing

    Gemstone Amethyst

    Myths & Legends about Amethyst

    February Birthstone: Amethyst

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