January: Garnet


Your horoscope can often subscribe to plenty of personal characteristics. For some, it can provide insight as to their inner selves and subconscious needs and wants. For others, it’s a way to rationalize sending that risky text message, or buying a brand new couch.

However, with all the waxing poetic to be had in Capricorn moons and Leo suns, some would prefer a more concrete, tangible method of finding themselves.

Some would say Birthstones are the literal crystallization of the months in a year. Originating from the bible, In Exodus 28, Moses creates a special breastplate for Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews. Specifically, the breastplate was to contain twelve precious gemstones, representing the twelve tribes of Israel. These twelve stones were later assigned to the Zodiac, and as a result, became symbolic for all twelve months, respectively.

You could name your zodiac and horoscope, and the features that come with the assignment, but every birthstone possesses unique traits and personality themselves. Have you ever asked yourself if you’re as steadfast as a pearl? Or as richly reflective as a diamond? Let’s find out!

How similar are you to your birthstone?

Garnets are most widely known as a darkish red stone, occurring in a number of different conditions in a number of different forms, ranging in colour, composition, hardness and clarity. It is an extremely versatile stone, opaque specimens used in manufacturing and industry, and those of greater clarity, used in jeweler, like the center stone of this 3.24 Carat Almandine Garnet Solitaire Ring in 14K White and Yellow Gold

Garnet has been classified as a precious gemstone for more than 5000 years, adored by ancient cultures such as the Egyptians and Romans. It is also considered a symbol of femininity, having been name after the deep red colour of pomegranates (a fruit often associated with fertility). Today, its inherent beauty means that it is often untreated, cut and polished only to enhance its natural colour and clarity.

If Garnet is your birthstone, you might be the sort of person who finds it easy to fit in to any environment and put yourself to work. You can be sturdy and reliable, but powerful in your elegance, depending on the setting. Your style is timeless, and you don’t let trends dent your walk through life. You also have a keen connection to your feminine side, and are resourceful, enduring, and maybe the mom-friend.

Written by Annahis Basmadjian

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