To create a feeling of calmness and reduce daily stress, carry a birthstone worry stone in your pocket.
Why Carry Birthstone Worry Stones
A worry stone is a smooth, polished stone that when rubbed is believed to reduce one's worries and add a sense of calmness. A birthstone worry stone is believed to have certain properties that are significant to that particular person's birth. When the stone is rubbed, the negative energy and worries are transferred into the stone and you are left calm and peaceful. Worry stones can be used as a force to send positive energy and good will.
Almost every culture has used stones to channel energy and many believe that by wearing your specific birthstone it will create health, promote good fortune and protect against negative forces.
Choosing Your Stone
For a worry stone, it is not practical to carry a valuable gemstone such as a ruby, diamond or emerald in your pocket. Alternative and new age stones are more practical and affordable. Choose a stone that either is your own personal birthstone or a birthstone of someone significant to you. Remember to choose a stone that you can easily carry in your pocket or purse and that you wouldn't be deeply concerned about if it were to get lost.Since 1912, the American Jewelers Association has adopted an official birthstone list that included both modern and traditional stones. The list includes twelve stones set to correspond with the specific birth month. There are variations to the list and many other versions of birthstone lists available. Some use birthstones according to the sign of the zodiac or the day of the week that the person was born on. Some of the more common stones associated with birth months and their properties are listed below.
|January||Rose quartz||Love, fidelity and peace|
|February||Onyx||Objective thinking, control emotions and eliminate negative stress|
|March||Bloodstone||Healing and strength, wards off accidents and disease|
|April||Rock crystal||Protection, purification, innocence and peace.|
|May||Agate||Guard against danger, cure insomnia, increases concentration and promotes good will|
|June||Moonstone||Calms emotions, promotes unselfishness|
|July||Carnelian||Health, long life and good fortune|
|August||Sardonyx||Mental self control, guards against depression, fear and panic|
|September||Lapis lazuli||Wisdom, truth and psychic abilities|
|October||Tourmaline||Lifts fears, protects against negative energy|
|November||Citrine||Enables self esteem, opens and awakens the mind|
|December||Turquoise||Master healer, guards and protects against disease|
A list of birthstones according to the signs of the Zodiac include:
- Aquarius (January 21 - February 19) - Moss Agate
- Pisces (February 20- March 20) - Jade
- Aries (March 21 - April 20) - Bloodstone
- Taurus (April 21 - May 21) - Amber
- Gemini (May 22 - June 21) - Chrysoprase
- Cancer (June 22 - July 22) - Moonstone
- Leo (July 23 -August 21) -Carnelian
- Virgo (August 22 - September 23) -Jasper
- Libra (September 24 - October 23) - Chrysolite
- Scorpio (October 24 - November 22) - Beryl
- Sagittarius (November 23 - December 22) - Turquoise
- Capricorn (December 23 - January 20) - Agate
Where to Buy a Worry Stone
Whether it is for yourself or you are giving it to someone special, a birthstone worry stone makes a great unique gift. Any smooth stone can be used as a worry stone, but a worry stone that is also a specific birthstone is special and significant. Some worry stones can be engraved with a symbol, word or phrase while others are plain and smooth. Azure Green, Spell Spot, and Etsy all carry an assortment of worry stones online. You can also check local crystal and bead shops for a one of a kind stone. You may even find a stone on eBay.