Star Signs & Birthstones
Star sign jewellery as a homage to the gleam of the stars
People all over the world believe that they can be assigned character traits corresponding to their star sign and that the position of the stars has a significant influence on their lives. To strengthen these qualities, to protect them and as a connection to the universal, people wear star sign jewellery.
Star sign jewellery emphasises personal individuality and the connection to greater things. We all look up to the heavens and ask ourselves the question of the meaning of our existence, whether our path is predetermined and whether there exists something more than what is tangible. Together with the beautiful symbols of the zodiac signs, star sign jewellery is a tribute to the gleam of the stars and the belief in the profound.
The origin of the star signs and their zodiac signs
For more than 2,500 years, star signs have held an irresistible fascination for people. In ancient times people studied the sky and the stars to identify the seasons. They could tell by the position of the stars alone whether it was spring, summer, autumn or winter - after all, calendars did not exist at the time. Certain constellations of stars attracted their special attention. They did not seem to change and when they were connected, they created signs of the zodiac. Today there are a total of 88 recognized constellations - including, for example, the Little Bear and the Great Bear in addition to the signs of the zodiac.
The signs of the zodiac originated from 12 segments, which can be derived from the elliptical rotation of the earth around the sun. A sign of the zodiac was assigned to each month based on the position of the earth to the stars. To this day, people are still assigned a specific sign of the zodiac according to this arrangement of stars and their birth month.
The star sign Capricorn: 22.12. - 20.01. (Latin Capricornus)
Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac. Its planet is Saturn. Capricorns born in January have the red agate as a birthstone. Those born under the sign of Capricorn who wear the red gemstone close to their bodies are said to be protected and guarded by it from evil. Capricorns born in December have the dumortierite as their birthstone.
Capricorn belongs to the earth element. As creatures of the mountain world, Capricorns always feel the urge to strive upwards. This is particularly evident in their professional lives. Those born under the sign of Capricorn pursue many goals with great ambition and persistence but without getting too stressed. They know much about the advantages of patience and modesty and show almost stoic behaviour when they want to achieve something. This makes the star sign Capricorn look very self-confident, sometimes even authoritarian to its fellow beings.
If you count a Capricorn among your friends, you can be assured of his or her unwavering loyalty. Capricorns cultivate moral values in a very dutiful, almost pedantic way. At first, Capricorns are sceptical about new things. When they are introduced to strangers, too, they are rather introverted. It is difficult for a Capricorn to face unknown situations openly and without bias. Once you have gained the confidence of a Capricorn, however, it will remain with you forever.
The star sign Aquarius: 21.01. - 19.02. (Latin Aquarius)
Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the zodiac. Its planet is Uranus. Aquarians born in February have the purple-coloured amethyst as a birthstone. The amethyst is believed to give tranquillity and inner peace to those born under the sign of Aquarius. Aquarians born in January have the red agate as their birthstone.
The star sign Aquarius belongs to the air element. This can be seen in the light-footedness and levity with which those born under the sign of Aquarius go through life. They are always open to new things and can well and truly get on some people’s nerves with their ingenuity. But Aquarians do not allow themselves to be influenced by this!
Aquarians are marked by a strong tendency towards individuality. They are reluctant to swim with the masses, preferring to discover their own waters. This also leads to Aquarians sacrificing some friendships in order to realise their own potential. As a rule, however, the star sign Aquarius is forgiven for many things, since its bubbling energy, extraordinary charm and unconditional sincerity make it an incredibly entertaining and pleasant contemporary.
The star sign Pisces: 20.02. - 20.03. (Latin Pisces)
Pisces is the twelfth sign of the zodiac. Its planet is Neptune. Pisceans born in March have the milky aquamarine as a birthstone. The milky aquamarine is believed to encourage those born under the sign of Pisces to develop their personal talents. Pisceans born in February have the purple amethyst as their birthstone.
Pisces belongs to the water element. For those born under the sign of Pisces, everything runs into the river. They stand for flow. Their personality changes more strongly in the course of their lives than other signs of the zodiac. At a young age they are usually extremely sensitive, sometimes self-critical. With their dreamy nature they prefer to imagine beautiful things rather than to achieve them. When Pisceans move into adulthood, there is a very distinctive development.
Pisceans develop beyond their insecurity and become dazzling personalities who are aware of their sensitivity and value it highly. Those born under the sign of Pisces are frequently performers, dancers or artists - they have to express the many feelings that live inside them and often create beautiful things. If you want to win the heart of Pisces, it can only be done with a lot of feeling. Pisceans have no interest in superficial encounters.
The star sign Aries: 21.03. - 20.04. (Latin Aries)
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. Its planet is Mars. Aries born in April have the rock crystal as a birthstone. Those born under the sign of Aries are believed to acquire a sharper perception of the outside world thanks to the rock crystal. Rock crystal is also believed to have strong healing properties. Aries born in March have the milky aquamarine as a birthstone.
Aries belongs to the fire element. The extroverted Aries combines many strong character traits such as assertiveness, resilience and energy. Those born under the sign of Aries are often to be found in management positions, because the self-confident star sign of Aries does not shy away from taking on responsibility. With their direct manner, however, they sometimes alienate people and find it difficult to control their temper in conflict situations.
Those born under the sign of Aries are absolute doers. If they see a task, they must tackle it. With an unbelievable perseverance, the star sign of Aries also achieves goals that seemed almost impossible. Therefore, this star sign often enjoys great respect from others.
The star sign Taurus: 21.04. - 20.05. (Latin Taurus)
Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac. Its planet is Venus. Taureans born in May have the green aventurine as a birthstone. Those born under the sign of Taurus are believed to experience regeneration and recovery through the green aventurine. Taureans born in April have rock crystal as their birthstone.
The star sign Taurus belongs to the earth element. According to tis nature, the Taurus is a being with firm grounding. Anyone who is associated with a Taurus can count on a reliable partner who prefers the safe rather than the risky path. This corresponds entirely to the good-natured and patient character of those born under the sign of Taurus. Taurus is not an adventurer and also sometimes shows intolerance to free spirits. Malicious behaviour is alien to the Taurus, however.
The star sign of Taurus is a thoroughly gentle being who always makes generous, warm-hearted and prudent decisions. The Taurus is thus very much appreciated by friends who often turn to him or her for advice in difficult situations. People around them trust those born under the sign of Taurus and are very comfortable being near them.
The star sign Gemini: 21.05. - 21.06. (Latin Gemini)
Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac. Its planet is Mercury and the amethyst is its birthstone. The amethyst is believed to encourage Geminis to develop their imagination and creativity. Geminis born in May have the green aventurine as a birthstone.
The star sign Gemini belongs to the air element. With their erratic and cheerful nature, those born under the sign of Gemini are welcome guests at any celebration. Their humorous personality often makes people around them laugh. Those born under the sign of Gemini like to make new contacts and are extremely open-minded and communicative. You can normally recognise Geminis by the fact that they are seldom alone. They rarely require time for themselves.
Those born under the sign of Gemini want to please those around them. This can lead to them sometimes being a little economical with the truth. But Geminis are not capable of real vulgarities or crude lies. They are far too warm and friendly for that. Those born under the sign of Gemini tend to be somewhat absent-minded but they make up for it with their good-natured charm.
The star sign Cancer: 22.06. - 22.07. (Latin Cancer)
Cancer is the fourth sign of the zodiac. Its planet is the moon. Cancerians born in July have red bamboo coral as their birthstone. Red bamboo coral is believed to protect those born under the sign of Cancer from envy and resentment. Cancerians born in June have the amethyst as a birthstone
The star sign Cancer belongs to the water element. Cancer is a particularly empathetic, sensitive and caring sign of the zodiac. Those born under this sign like to support their friends emotionally and impress them with their maternal nature. Cancerians are definitely people with a heart who make gut decisions and are not always receptive to rational arguments. Cancerians are frequently represented in educational professions. They want to do good and to support their fellow human beings.
Cancers do not boast of their deeds. They have a modest and kind-hearted nature. The star sign Cancer is also particularly loving and affectionate in partnerships. For some partners, this can also be a real challenge, as freedom-loving characters quickly feel confined and controlled by those born under the sign of Cancer. Cancers can, however, show insight. You just have to pay them a little attention.
The star sign Leo: 23.07. - 23.08. (Latin Leo)
Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. Its planet is sun. Leos born in August have the prasiolite as a birthstone. The prasiolite is believed to bring prosperity and success to those born under the sign of Leo. Leos born in July have red bamboo coral as a birthstone.
The star sign Leo belongs to the fire element. Leos are characterized by their hot temperament and pride. They are also very enthusiastic. When Leos are interested in something, they are passionate about the subject and become almost obsessed with it. Therefore, Leos are often very successful in their profession. They are full of energy and pursue their goals with power and strength. Due to their high degree of self-confidence, those born under the sign of Leo are often found in leading positions.
But Leos also have a very gentle and loving side. Leos are devoted to family and would do anything for the good of their loved ones. The recognition of family and friends is very important to the star sign Leo. This sign likes to please and enjoys being the centre of attention. Because Leo is particularly charismatic and usually has an excellent sense of humour, people like to be entertained by those born under the sign of Leo and are fascinated by their formidable nature.
The star sign Virgo: 24.08. - 23.09. (Latin Virgo)
Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac. Its planet is Mercury. Virgos born in September have the lapis lazuli as a birthstone. The lapis lazuli are believed to give optimism and joie de vivre to those born under the sign of Virgo. Virgos born in August have the prasiolite as their birthstone.
The star sign of Virgo belongs to the earth element. Virgos usually approach things with conscientiousness and seriousness. They take commitments very seriously and want to fulfil them as best they can. Virgos tend towards perfectionism and love order. They are mostly clever minds who appreciate profound discussions and enjoy sharing with like-minded people.
Those born under the sign of Virgo are characterised by many talents that they develop over the years. Therefore, the star sign Virgo is often represented in professions that require a certain perseverance and diligence. They are highly esteemed colleagues and friends and are often asked for advice on problems because of their common sense. They have their goals firmly in view and pursue them energetically.
The star sign Libra: 24.09. - 23.10. (Latin Libra)
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac. Its planet is Venus. Libras born in October have the rose quartz as a birthstone. The rose quartz is believed to give a feeling of emotional calm to those born under the sign of Libra. Rose quartz also promotes romance and sensitivity. Libras born in September have the lapis lazuli as their birthstone.
The star sign Libra belongs to the air element. Libra is characterised by balance and a sense of tact in keeping with its constellation. Libras act particularly diplomatically and show understanding in difficult situations but always insist on a just outcome to the dispute. Basically, however, they seek harmony. This sometimes leads to them not being taken very seriously. Assertiveness is not one of their strengths. Those born under the sign of Libra do well in professions that require a great deal of sensitivity. These can be jobs in the pedagogical or educational field, for example.
Libra is characterised by a natural friendliness. It is innate to the star sign and accompanies it in every life situation. Therefore Libras run the risk of being exploited by less sensitive people. If, however, Libras meet the right people, they like to form bonds that last a lifetime. In its circle of friends, the Libra is a much appreciated and welcome personality.
Scorpio: 24.10. - 22.11. (Latin Scorpio)
Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac. Its planets are Pluto and Mars. Scorpios born in November have the lemon quartz as a birthstone. It is believed to strengthen those born under the sign of Scorpio with its connection to the earth and love of nature. It is also believed to brighten the mood and bring peace of mind. Scorpios born in October have the rose quartz as a birthstone.
The star sign Scorpio belongs to the water element. Scorpios are generally very resilient characters who find inner peace especially during physical activity. They tend to push themselves further and further and are very ambitious in achieving their goals, which is why they are often found in competitive sports. Scorpios are also highly appreciated for their analytical abilities. This is why Scorpios often pursue professions in forensic science or mathematics.
Scorpios tend to behave in a headstrong way. They can be very stubborn and proud. At the same time, those born under the sign of Scorpio are also faithful and companionable friends. They just do not like to act in a conformist way. For a Scorpio is a true individualist who has no problem being regarded as such. Scorpios face the injustices of life full of self-confidence and show their vulnerable side to only a few selected people.
Sagittarius: 23.11. - 21.12. (Latin Sagittarius)
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. Its planet is Jupiter. Sagittarius born in December have the dumortierite as a birthstone. It is believed to provide confidence and courage in difficult times to those born under the sign of Sagittarius. The dumortierite calms stress and makes life easier for its wearer. Sagittarians born in November have lemon quartz as their birthstone.
The star sign Sagittarius belongs to the fire element. Its fiery temperament is accompanied by a deep sense of adventure. A Sagittarius likes to plunge into the unknown and is very sociable. However, a contradiction also dwells within. Because those born under the sign of Sagittarius are equally extroverted and introverted. They love the company of others, but need just as much time alone to calm down and sort themselves out. Once they have regained their strength, they are especially welcome guests at festivities.
Sagittarius is considered a free spirit. It finds social conventions and standards burdensome. Instead of succumbing to herd behaviour, the curious Sagittarius prefers to get to the bottom of things itself and is particularly interested in in-depth philosophy. The star sign Sagittarius also sometimes overshoots the mark and is often perceived by others as pushy or ruthless. Basically, Sagittarians are very friendly characters, who have not much use for daily routine and prefer to be planning their next trip.