People have valued gemstones for their healing properties for centuries. Crystals, especially those of the quartz variety, are in widespread use today for treating everything from physical to emotional to spiritual issues. But precious and semiprecious stones also have beneficial qualities. When used with care and respect, these mineral beauties can enhance our health, our relationships and our wellbeing.
Most people are familiar with the gemstone associated with their birth month, but certain stones are also associated with the Signs of the Zodiac. Read about your Zodiac Sign and its corresponding gemstone, and read on to learn about the healing properties of your personal astrological gemstone healer.
Carnelian: Virgos tend to be perfectionists, which can lead to chronic physical ailments such as tension, back pain, heartburn or asthma. This Sign’s gemstone, carnelian, can relieve these symptoms, along with infections, colds and reproductive issues. Carnelian is also helpful in protecting against fear and anger — one’s own or someone else’s — and strengthening self-esteem. Exacting, self-critical Virgo can sometimes use a boost in the ego department, along with the boost in happiness and comfort this stone can provide.