The Pisces is your most understanding friend. His receptive nature and open personality enable him to tune in to other people’s emotions and sentiments. This empathic ability, however, often drowns the Piscean in suffering and anguish not even his own. Choices of Pisces birthstone have been identified that help the Pisces withstand the downside to his compassionate nature.
The foundations of the city’s wall were adorned with all kinds of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, lapis lazuli … the twelfth, amethyst.
— Revelation 21:19-20
Amethyst is the Pisces birthstone based both on the Scripture and the sign’s ruling planet. Known as ahlamah in Hebrew, amethyst is the purple gemstone on Aaron’s breastplate in Exodus.1 The 12th Foundation Stone of Revelation, amethyst is the birthstone of the 12th sign of the zodiac, Pisces.
Amethyst is likewise the gemstone associated with Pisces’ ruling planet. While ancient astrologers assigned Pisces to Jupiter, the rulership over the zodiac sign was transferred to Neptune after the latter’s discovery in 1846. Still, whether it is Jupiter or Neptune that governs the zodiac sign, amethyst is the planetary Pisces stone, since amethyst is a gemstone associated with both Jupiter and Neptune. From astrology to the Bible, amethyst is consistently Pisces birthstone.
Amethyst is the purple variety of quartz. The gem ranges in shade from violet, lavender to purple.
Jacinth, specifically the yellow zircon, is the gemstone associated with Jupiter in Chaldean tradition. Insofar as the ancient astrologers assigned Pisces to the rulership of Jupiter, the yellow zircon is planetary Pisces birthstone.
Turquoise is the gemstone associated with Jupiter from as early as the 1500s, and is hence a Pisces birthstone insofar as the zodiac sign is traditionally ruled by Jupiter.
Yellow sapphire is the gemstone associated with Jupiter in India. Since Jupiter is the ruling planet of Pisces in Vedic astrology, the planet’s gemstone, yellow sapphire, is the Pisces birthstone in Hindu astrology.
Also known as Oriental topaz, yellow sapphire comes from the mineral corundum, which is called ruby in red.
In Hindu astrology, heliodor is an alternate gemstone for Jupiter. Jupiter’s rulership over the zodiac sign makes heliodor a planetary Pisces birthstone.
Heliodor is a gemstone ranging in shade from a greenish yellow to orange. A heliodor that is golden in shade is called golden beryl. Indeed, heliodor comes from the mineral beryl, which when green is called emerald.
Jade is a propitious Pisces birthstone.2
Although best known in green, jade is available in other colors, including white and yellow. Jade comes from either of two chemically distinct minerals: jadeite, which produces the intensely green jade, and nephrite, which brings us the milky white jade.
Tourmaline is a distinctly Pisces birthstone.3
Tourmaline is a beautiful glassy gem that comes in a rainbow of colors.
In Hindu astrology, crystal is the “seat” of Jupiter,4 Pisces’ traditional ruling planet. Better known as rock crystal, crystal is hence a planetary Pisces gemstone in Vedic astrology. While believed compatible with any zodiac sign, rock crystal is most useful in the care of the Pisces.
Rock crystal is quartz in its pure form, free of any impurity. Clear and colorless, the gem is accordingly called clear or white quartz.
Pisces Birthstone Color
Which Pisces gemstone do you think a Piscean should have? For most people, amethyst is unquestionably the birthstone for Pisces, what with the gem’s consistency and popularity as Pisces stone. The Pisces may of course consider his other gems. Standing in stark contrast to the purple amethyst are his bright golden gems: yellow zircon, yellow sapphire and heliodor, as well as the yellow varieties of tourmaline and jade.
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See Pisces in Action
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“Exodus 28.” The Bible. Bible Hub, biblehub.com/interlinear/exodus/28.htm. Accessed 28 July 2019.
Eason, Cassandra. “Birthstones.” Healing Crystals: An Illustrated Guide to 150 Crystals and Gemstones. Collins & Brown, 2005. Google Books.
Mella, Dorothee L. “A Practical Guide for Astrological Colors, Gemstones, & Metals.” Stone Power II. Albuquerque: Brotherhood of Life, 1986. p. 23.
Tagore, Mohun Sourindro. “The Views of the Sanskrit Astrologers on Gems.” Mani-mala, A Treatise on Gems. Calcutta, 1881. p. 573.
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