Birthstones / November's Birthstone November 09 2014

Traditionally, a gemstone is associated with each month of the year.

This concept of birthstone gems is believed to date back to the Bible and the Breastplate of Aaron.There were 12 stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel, symbolizing the 12 months of the year and the 12 signs of the zodiac.

There are other origins of birthstones, most notably of Tibetan origin and is over 1,000 years is the Mythical Birthstone List.  Also, the Ayurvedic Birthstone List which relates to Ayurvedic Indian medicine is over 1500 years old.

There are many myths and legends that surround birthstones.  Some cultures tended to wear the stone in which their birth month was in and other cultures owned a set of 12 birthstones. One set would cover each month of the year and people would wear their birthstones according to the date, regardless of their own date of birth.  The thought was it heighten the healing powers if worn in the month of the birthstone.

The November birthstones are Citrine and Topaz.

Citrine

Citrine is known as the "healing Quartz."  This golden gemstone is said to have cleansing, purifying properties and eliminates poisons that have built up. Citrine is an excellent stone to calm and soothe distressed conditions. Some use it to help relieve depression, digestive problems. It will give joy and love to the owner.  One of the less well known Citrine properties are their strong ability to soothe fear and anxiety. By allowing you to let go of your fear it may aid you to be able to accept into your life the good that is coming your way.

Citrine is known as the lucky "Merchants Stone".  It can manifest Abundance and prosperity. If you are in any type of sales, just put a citrine in the cash drawer and watch what happens.
It is plentiful in nature, relatively affordable and most often found in Brazil, Bolivia and Spain.

         

TOPAZ

Topaz comes in a wide array of colors to include, white, yellow, blue orange, brown, pink, purples and a large selections of various blues. 

Topaz promotes truth and forgiveness.  Topaz brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health.  It is known as a stone of love and good fortune.