☽ Dates: September 24 - October 23
☽ Sign of the Zodiac: The Scales
☽ Ruling Planet: Venus
☽ Ruling Element: Air
☽ Main Birthstones: Sapphire/Opal
☽ Alternative Birthstones: Lapis Lazuli/Tourmaline
☽ Moon in Libra Birthstone: Rose Quartz
☽ Libra Ascendant Birthstone: Rose Quartz
What is the birthstone for Libra in September?
September Birthstone – Blue Sapphire
Blue sapphires are the most popular and sought after type of sapphire. They have been the prized possessions of emperors, kings, queens and collectors for thousands of years. It continues to be the most well known and in demand colored gemstone. Blue sapphire is regarded as a stone of mental focus and order, inner vision and psychic awareness. Associated with deep spirituality and devotion, sapphire is thought to bring peace and contentment to one's soul.
☽ Colour: Blue
☽ Chakra: Third eye
☽ Helps with: Self-expression, fulfilment of ambitions, communication, emotional balance, dreams and goals, sleep issues, depression, and unhappiness.
☽ Usage tip: Sapphire is particularly powerful when used with some type of vocal meditation, such as mantra meditations.
Birthstone for Libras born in September is Blue Sapphire. Harmonious colours are important as they make you feel good, so the vibrant hue of Sapphire delights your heart. This beautiful crystal brings dreams to fruition and fills your life with lightness and joy. It aligns the physical, mental, and spiritual levels, and restores the equilibrium which is so vital to you. This is the Stone of Peace, a quality that resonates with your desire for a tranquil life. You value quality, aesthetics, and good taste, and Sapphire's ability to attract prosperity is useful here.
What is the birthstone for Libra in October?
October Birthstone - Opal
Prized for the luminescent play of light that flashes within them, opals are highly valued as a gemstone and a healing stone. However, because they lack a crystalline structure, opals aren’t technically crystals. Opals are soft with a high water content, which makes them particularly delicate.
☽ Colours: Black, blue, colorless, green, orange, pink, red, violet, white, yellow
☽ Chakras: Red or black - root, orange - sacral, yellow - solar plexus, green or pink - heart, blue - throat, violet - third eye, colorless or white - crown
☽ Helps with: Creativity, inspiration, imagination, facilitating the flow of transformation, assisting in moving easily through obstacles, improving memory.
☽ Usage tip: Store and use carefully, away from other crystals to prevent damage. Never cleanse an opal in water or salt.
Birthstone for Libras born in October is Opal. Opal amplifies traits, good or bad, so that you achieve the perfection you seek. Your laidback sign prefers ease to inner work, but if you have to face it, Opal smoothes your way. This iridescent crystal opens the intuitive side of your nature. Your image is particularly important to you as you want to look good and to be thought well of. If your self-image is a little low, Opal enhances it and encourages a positive outlook.
What are the alternative birthstones for Libra?
Alternative September Birthstone - Lapis Lazuli
Lapis lazuli isn't technically a crystal, because it doesn't have a crystalline structure. Rather, it is a metamorphic rock. However, it has been prized for centuries as a semi-precious stone having magical powers.
☽ Colour: Blue with white or gold streaks
☽ Chakras: Throat, third eye
☽ Helps with: Communication of all types (particularly written communication), learning, creative expression, speaking one's truth, yin/yang balance, bringing harmony, relaxation.
☽ Usage tip: Lapis Lazuli is a performer’s stone. Wear it for auditions or public speaking engagements.
The alternative birthstone for Libras born in October is Lapis Lazuli. Since Libras don’t really like confrontations, Lapis Lazuli helps guarantee the genuine feelings of serenity and the peace of mind. In addition, this stone helps in expressing your opinions in a diplomatic and civilised way.
Alternative October Birthstone - Pink Tourmaline
Pink Tourmaline varies widely in shade (from pale pink to deep red) as well as clarity (from flawless transparent gems to opaque rough crystal pieces). It is an aphrodisiac that attracts love in the material and spiritual world.
☽ Colour: Pink
☽ Chakra: Heart
☽ Helps with: Manifestation, emotional healing, depression, anxiety, relaxation, relieving stress, acceptance and new beginnings.
☽ Usage tip: Watermelon tourmaline, which is green and pink like watermelon, is a particularly powerful love manifestation stone. Use it during meditation in your giving (dominant) hand to help you love unconditionally.
The alternative birthstone for Libras born in October is Pink Tourmaline. It carries vibrations of love and is especially beneficial to those Libras who have stress, anxiety, or depression since it contains a high amount of lithium.
What Is the Moon in Libra Birthstone?
With the Moon in charming Libra, you are courteous and well-liked and have the gifts of cooperation, diplomacy and creative compromise. Your ability to get on with everyone, and your desire for a tranquil life, can stand you in good stead, provided you avoid inauthenticity and people-pleasing.
Rose Quartz, with its gentle, unconditional, loving energy, is an excellent stone for your relationship-oriented Moon as it purifies and opens the heart. This is the stone to use if you want to attract love, particularly as it promotes receptivity to beauty of all kinds. It also promotes the peace and harmony you crave.
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love, kindness, and compassion. As such, it can help with forgiveness as well. This is a wonderful stone for self-healing, especially when you’re trying to heal love based emotional upsets such as the breakup of a relationship, betrayal, or the loss of a loved one.
☽ Colour: Pink
☽ Chakra: Heart
☽ Helps with: Compassion, kindness, unconditional love, forgiveness, romance, self-love, emotional healing, joy, peace, playfulness, creativity.
☽ Usage tip: Carry rose quartz with you after an argument with a loved one to help facilitate healing.
What Is Libra Ascendant Birthstone?
Birthstone for Libra Ascendant is Rose Quartz. It is known to be the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace that attracts and supports relationships of all kinds. Your Ascendant is the 'nicest' in the zodiac, you get on with everyone and relationships are extremely important to you, therefore Rose Quartz is your perfect everyday companion.
Crystals Associated with Libra
There are a lot more crystals associated with the zodiac sign Libra. Here is a list of some of them.
Amethyst, Ametrine, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Calcite, Celestite, Chrysoprase, Citrine, Iolite, Jade, Kyanite, Kunzite, Larimar, Lepidolite, Moldavite, Moonstone, Morganite, Obsidian, Opal, Prehnite, Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Sapphire, Sardonyx, Sunstone, Tanzanite, Tourmaline.
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