Zodiac Gemstones for the Month of May

Zodiac Gemstones for the Month of May

Note that April is linked with May through the zodiac sign of Taurus and May is linked with June through the zodiac sign of Gemini. Both of these months have their own gemstones.

May is associated with the zodiacal sign of Taurus and Gemini.

Taurus (♉︎) (Latin for bull, derived from the Greek word Ταῦρος), is the second astrological sign in the modern zodiac. It is a Venus-ruled sign along with Libra. The Sun transits this sign from approximately April 21 until May 20 in western astrology. [From Wikipedia: Taurus (astrology)].

The six gemstones associated for the zodiac sign of Taurus are Sapphire, Amber, Coral, Emerald, Rose Quartz and Turquoise.

The Planetary gemstones for Taurus are Aventurine and Emerald.

The Talismanic gemstone for Taurus is Garnet.

Gemini (♊︎) (/ˈdʒɛmɪnaɪ/ JEM-in-eye, Latin for "twins") is the third astrological sign in the zodiac. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between about May 21 to June 21. Gemini is represented by the twins, Castor and Pollux, known as the Dioscuri in Greek mythology. Gemini is associated with the Yang polarity (masculine) in the Yin Yang ancient Chinese concept. [From Wikipedia, Gemini (astrology)]

The six gemstones associated for the zodiac sign of Gemini are agate, chrysoprase, citrine, moonstone, pearl and white sapphire.

The Planetary gemstone for Gemini is tiger's eye.

The Talismanic gemstone for Gemini is emerald.

What are Planetary and Talismanic Stones?

Planetary stones are gemstones linked with different planets. Usually, the gemstone is linked with the ruling planet of a person’s birth. These gemstones are said to be powerful amulets and talismans for protection, luck, wealth and bringer of great benefits to the correct zodiac-sign bearer.

Talismanic Stones are gemstones cut in a magical ritual and fashioned as an animal or fetish or symbol of the planet or zodiacal sign. They can also be engraved and worn as jewelry. Wearers are believed to be protected from evil by the magic that these gemstones represent and possess.

Emerald is both the modern and traditional gemstone for the month of May. The emerald is also found in the breast plate of Aaron.

The Modern-day Birthstone List began in the United States in 1912. This idea was obtained from the breast plate of Aaron, the Jewish high priest and also from The Foundation Stones of the Heavenly City found in the New Testament book of Revelations. This breast plate is described in great detail in Exodus 28:15-21 where each of the 12 gemstones represents one of the 12 sons of Jacob, later known as Israel. Each gemstone was engraved with a name of one of the twelve sons of Israel [Note, some say these names represent Tribes of the nation of Israel which did not exist then; other scholars say they represent the 12 constellations or the signs of the Zodiac which is sort of blasphemous]. Though Biblical scholars do not agree on the exact name of the modern-day names of these gemstones [also, on the exact position of each stone], it is assumed that in the first row of the breast plate was placed Carnelian, Chrysolite, and EMERALD; and in the second row, Turquoise, Sapphire and Amethyst; in the third row, Jacinth, Agate, and Crystal; in the fourth and last row, Beryl, Lapis Lazuli and Jasper.

This breastplate was considered extremely sacred and was used when the high priest wished to communicate with God.

Enter feng shui.

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese method of divination or geomancy that is able to calculate and harmonize the energy forces in the surroundings with that of the individual or dwelling.

Here I will only discuss two May gemstones, Agate and Tiger’s eye and how they can be used in Feng Shui to harmonize and boost the energy in the person or in her or his home or office.

Agate and Feng Shui:

Agate has been known since ancient time as a powerful stone for protection and as a great healer. It gives the wearer inner peace, calm and protection. Agate was also known to cure insomnia and bring peaceful sleep.

Agate is a very popular gemstone and can be carved into many forms, figurines, sculptures and decorative objects. You can use these decorative objects made from Agate to channel its metaphysical benefits to yourself and or to your home. Agate also comes in a wide variety of colors with intricate bandings and shapes. Some like Fire Agate comes with a gorgeous iridescence.

Agate combines the energy of both water and air. Thus, its healing properties are all encompassing.

Blue colored gemstones possess a soothing healing energy that is both calming and relaxing. Blue Agate can be used for this purpose. It is believed that blue Agate is one of the most powerful healing gemstones.

Red Fire Agate is another powerful healing gemstone. However, it is a form of fire energy which can be felt immediately and spread rapidly towards all directions of your surroundings.

Green is the color of rebirth and resurrection, luck, wealth and abundance. Green Agate is a powerful healing stone which can bring inner peace to a stressful surrounding.

Place Agate in the places where you think need healing and a boost of energy. It can be placed towards the east of the home or office for health and to the southeast for wealth. Fire Agate can be placed in the southwest of the bedroom in order to attract love and passion.

Tiger's Eye and Feng Shui:

Tiger’s Eye is of the variety of macrocrystalline quartz and is described as opaque in its transparency. Tiger's Eye is golden-brown or amber-yellow with a silky luster. However, most often it can come in multicolor, with brown, black or golden colored stripes and wavy patterns. Tiger’s Eye also displays a beautiful iridescence.

Tiger’s Eye has been known for thousands of years. It was used as a warrior's stone. Warriors used Tiger’s Eye as a protective talisman and also as a giver of courage. Roman soldiers wore Tiger's Eye for protection in battle. It is said to protect the wearer from evil and diseases. Tiger’s Eye was often worn by children for protection against the evil eye.

Since ancient times, Tiger’s Eye was considered to be a bringer of good luck and fortune. It was used by scholars and wisdom seekers as well as merchants and traders. It was revered as the "all-seeing and all-knowing eye"

You can use Tiger’s eye for protection of the home and for cleansing. Tiger’s Eye can also be carved into many forms, figurines, sculptures and decorative objects. You can use these decorative objects made from Tiger’s Eye for your home and office. Tiger’s Eye can also be shaped into awesome spheres that can be made as the main centerpiece of the home, or be placed at the desk of work or office. This is because Tiger’s Eye has that ability to annul the ‘evil eye’ of envy.

For protection, place Tiger’s Eye at the side of the front door, window or children’s bedroom.

In Feng Shui, it is suggested, if you want to bring light and earth-like energy into the house, to place a Tiger’s Eye in the West and Northeast of the house.