December Gemstones

December Gemstones

The birthstones for December are Blue Zircon, Blue Topaz, Tanzanite and Turquoise. Whereas November gemstones are of a yellow hue, December's on the other hand, have a common color characteristic of blue.

December, like all other months, has two zodiac signs. The first being the sign of Sagittarius and the second Capricorn. Both signs have their traditional stones.

Sagittarius is the sign for those born from November 22 to December 21. It is associated with five gemstones. They are Topaz, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire and Turquoise.

Its Planetary Stone is Topaz.
Its Talismanic Stones are Aquamarine, Emerald, Morganite, Cat's Eye Aquamarine, Goshenite and Golden Beryl.

Capricorn is the sign for those born from December 22 to January 19. Its associated stones are Ruby, Agate, Garnet and Black Onyx.

Its Planetary stone is Lapis Lazuli
Its Talismanic Stone is Onyx

Planetary Stones, as its name implies, are associated with the different planets. Planets are believed to rule over certain months, days and hours. The ruling planet of Sagittarius is Jupiter and the ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn. In order to repel any bad energies or bad luck from unfavorable birth charts, it is recommended to wear gemstones of your ruling planet and also a talismanic stone to bring about positive effects on your life.

Talismanic Stones are stones that have been engraved with sacred symbols, usually of the zodiac and/or the ruling planet. This stone could be the same as the birthstone, the planetary stone or it could be a different stone altogether. Nonetheless, a talismanic stone goes through a magical ritual in order for the stone to be impregnated with power for protection and luck. Talismanic stones are therefore magical stones used for protection against evil, bad luck, witchcraft and so forth.

Zircon is the first stone for those born in December. It is the oldest gemstone on earth. People in the Middle Ages believed that Zircon had the power to heal.

Another Blue gemstone for December is Turquoise and is used as the 11th wedding anniversary gift gemstone. It is the most sacred gemstones held by ancient culture all over the world. It became a December gemstone in 1912 due to its blue color and took over Bloodstone which was one of the December Birthstone before the change in 1912.

Tanzanite was added to the December Birthstone as well in 2002. It was then a newly discovered gemstone. It is now accepted as the 24th wedding anniversary gift gemstone.

Blue Topaz is the gemstone given for the 4th and 19th wedding anniversaries and is an alternative gemstone for the month of December.

In Feng Shui, Tanzanite, especially the blue variety, is believed to carry the water energy. Water element brings power and rebirth. The energy of water is the source of life. Water is formless yet so powerful. Tanzanite is often recommended to be held or worn during praying or meditating. Water energy is connected to the North part of the home.

Purple Tanzanite, on the other hand, activates the fire energy in Feng Shui. It boosts positive energy, warmth, passion, emotion and light. Fire energy is also sexual energy. It is linked with action and philosophical ideas too. Fire Energy which is Yang in nature is connected to the South area of the home.

Topaz is also associated with fire energy. In ancient Egypt it was connected with the energy of the sun god Ra.

It is recommended that you put Topaz towards the South or center of your home so that its energy can be dispersed to the entire house lighting it with joy, peaceful and power.

Remember that each color carries a different power or frequency; red, yellow and orange bring the fire energy of the sun to any living space. They are to be used to energize any living space that are gloomy.

Blue Topaz instils positivity in your life. It brings love and wealth. It motivates one to achieve his or her goals. It is a great stone to have in order to bridge relationships in business and love as it encourages mental clarity and inspires creativity. It also enhances intuition and is a giver of inner peace and a remover of stress, anxiety, worry and depression.

Pink-colored quartz contains the feminine power and can help you grow, find love and keep love alive.

Zircon induces love and helps one to find love. It promotes a successful business relationship. It is recommended that Zircon be put in the Southeast corner of a home.

Zircon brings peace and helps heal and repair family wounds and infightings. It is recommended to be put towards the West area of the home.

Blue Zircon helps one rid of stress and anxiety and brings positivity to a negative mindset. It is a booster of energy that also declutters the mind. It protects you from evil spirits, curses and the evil eye of envy and jealousy. It rids of black energy which then allows blessings to enter your life.

Zircon was used in ancient times as a traveler’s stone for protection against the evils on the road. It brings balance and purifies stagnant energy in living space where one feels trapped.

Blue Zircon has been used to bring success in business and careers. It is great for students who are in pursuit of further knowledge and wisdom.

For ages, Turquoise has been used as a powerful stone for protection and for healing. Babylonians, Persians, Egyptians, Mesoamericans and North Native Americans considered this stone super sacred with tremendous power and value. It is an uplifter of downward souls and has the calming effect of sparkling clean and clear placid waters.

Turquoise is said to carry the energy of heaven and hence it is the gift of the heaven to humanity. It protects the home and wearer from negativity. It carries the water and air energies. The water energy flows like water in the body and detoxifies the body and empowers the immune system. Air is linked with growth and well-being. Turquoise helps in giving directions and guidance and brings joy and happiness to life.

The blue color of turquoise pulsates peaceful energy. For business success and wealth, it should be put towards the Southeast area of your place of business, office or home. For better health, it should be placed towards the East area. For a better love relationship, it is recommended to have a palm turquoise stone with you or put it in your bedroom so that it can provide you and your partner peace and understanding.

Turquoise is the stone that has been used as an amulet, without the need of being cut, polished or carved. It doesn't need to go through a spiritual ritual in order to be charged with magical powers. By itself it is already a powerful stone.

Tanzanite is a healer’s stone. It is linked with the realms of angels, spirit guides, and can lead the wearer to a high consciousness. It is a powerful stone for protection with healing benefits. It is the color-change in Tanzanite that is believed to raise the self to inner and higher consciousness which allows you to see occult truths and gain occult wisdom reserved only to a few. Its physical healing properties can help rid of migraines and headaches. Due to its calming water-like powers, it is the stone to fight addictions such as alcoholism. Tanzanite encourages love and compassion for others. It is said that it calms anxieties and allows you to have a clear mind and focus in what is truly important apart from worry and obsessive negative thinking.