HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIRGOS!
Welcome to Virgo and carnelian season! Rooted in the earth element, Virgo thrives in the material world, embodying the essence of the goddess of wheat and agriculture. With a Virgo sun in the fifth house, Virgos live by their creativity-every action of the vibrant becomes a self- portrait in the art of living a meaningful and well-constructed life. Below, we break down the mighty Virgo and how they can tap into the power of their Zodiac stone, the carnelian. Not a Virgo? Not to fret, there are also benefits of Carnelian stone for you. Read on to find out about this Zodiac stone for Virgo: the Carnelian!
VIRTUE IN THE VIRGO ZODIAC SIGN
If you're lucky enough to be born between August 23rd to September 22nd then congratulations, like Beyoncé, you’re a Virgo! The traditional Virgo is pragmatic, productive, and ever improving their skills in the realm of logic and routine. Ever the perfectionist, some may consider the Virgo shrewd, prudish, or even judgemental. However, it is only the Virgo’s desire for perfection in themselves and others that allow them to cultivate such high standards.
And sure, we Virgo’s may appear slow to warm or even aloof at times, but once we find safety, we are sensual and romantic with our beloved. Analytical in all things, we make a great friend as we can lend sound advice to those we love, zooming out in perspective to see the bigger picture, and all parts to the whole in life.
KEY PROPERTIES ABOUT VIRGO
As we mentioned above, Virgo is an Earth sign. Like her sisters, Taurus and Capricorn, Virgo has a deep connection to the physical world and thrive in environments where they can apply their practical skills. Virgo is often considered deeply lustful for knowledge, organization, logic, and order, thanks to being ruled by the planet Mercury.
Additionally, Virgo rules the abdomen and digestive system and savvy Virgos tend to have a healthy relationship with food and what goes into their bodies for nourishment. It’s not all about the stomach though, Virgos are also born communicators thanks to Virgo ruling the throat chakra. So you can always rely on a Virgo to get (and speak) to the point!
Finally, because Virgo’s are of mutable modalities, they are always ready for the inevitability of change, and reach for clarity in all matters of life. Virgos are surprisingly flexible and always restless for change.
PERSONALITY TRAITS OF VIRGO PLACEMENTS
Of course, not all Virgos are exactly alike in nature. In fact, how Virgo’s express their Virgo’ness’ has much to do with where the sign appears in the natal chart. The big three are:
Virgo Suns know that the devil is in the details and have a particularly strong affinity for logic and intelligence. However, they may have difficulty opening up romantically, thanks to their tendency to overthink things. Don't worry though, once a Virgo sun does they make a lovely and open partner.
Virgo Moon placements are practical hard workers with a penchant for responsibility and conscientiousness. Virgo Moons value stability and order, they thrive in a structured environment.
VIRGO ASCENDANT (RISING)
Much like Virgo Suns and Moons, the rising Virgo is an organized perfectionist. As the rising placement represents how you make a first impression to the world, Virgo risings’ are often focused on coming across as detail-oriented, practical, and analytical. Virgo Risings are continually looking to impress and be impressed and we are here. for. it.
MEET THE VIRGO ZODIAC STONE: THE CARNELIAN
If you’re a Virgo and do with some help in releasing your perfectionistic tendencies, the carnelian stone is going to be your new best friend. The warm-colored hues of the lovely carnelian stone will awaken the inner child of the Virgo sign, eschewing its perfectionist tendencies and allowing every Virgo to be their authentic self.
PROPERTIES OF CARNELIAN - THE PREFERRED STONE FOR VIRGOS
In terms of physicality, the carnelian stone ranges in color from a red-orange hue to brown, yellow, or even pink. Mostly solid in color, variations in stripting and contrasts between lighter and darker tones can be seen at times.
This semi-opaque and glassy stone is close in relation to the quartz family and can vary in translucence. Deposits of carnelian can be found in countries like India, Japan, Russia, Madagascar, Poland, Iceland, Peru, Slovakia, and Romania. The most valuable and largest deposits of these Virgo birthstones can be found in Western India.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CARNELIAN STONE
Derived from the Latin word Carnis meaning flesh in English thanks to its passing resemblance to the flesh of stone fruit from the vine and garden, called “Cornel” The history of carnelian is as wide and varied as the fruit it was named after.
In ancient Egyptian times, the carnelian stone was referred to as the “setting sun” of gems, and came to represent feminine energy and the health of fertility. Egyptians called it the “stone of Fertility” and harnessed its power in the name of the Egyptian goddess, Isis.
Ancient Arab peoples believed that carnelian was one of the stones of king and linked it to lions and fire. They believed that carnelians lent courage to those in need, particularly those who were often faced with the task of public speaking. The Middle Ages saw the rise of the carnelian as a magic stone with many believing that the vibrant gem could protect the wearer from lighting, tempest, vices, and other enchantments.
MODERN DAY SPIRITUAL PROPERTIES OF THE VIRGO ZODIAC STONE
As a Virgo birthstone, carnelian holds the spiritual meaning of warmth, vitality, and fertility. It imparts a rich life force to Virgos and helps to stimulate warmth and creativity while demystifying cold demeanors and analytical behavior. This carnelian Virgo stone symbolizes bravery and resilience, energy, and leadership. Modern day wearers of this stone find that it transmits positive energy that circulates within the Virgo aura and is known to enhance endurance and self-confidence.
VIRGO CRYSTALS AND VIRGOS: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
Carnelian stones are a perfect match for Virgos as they allow for self-love and rejuvenation. The Carnelian stone beckons the wearer to a return to the inner child of the self. This gem gives Virgos a chance to reflect upon any harsh criticisms and give credit where credit is due. The bright and fun carnelian also encourages internal emotional healing and an invigorating spirit of artistic energy and creativity.
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HOW TO USE
Carnelian stones are versatile gemstones that can be used in various types of jewelry, such as rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, and necklaces. With an impressive score of 6.5/7 on the Mohs scale of hardness and excellent wearability, carnelian stones can last a lifetime, symbolizing long-lasting love. Each piece of carnelian jewelry embodies the charm and unique characteristics of the stone, making it a perfect addition to anyone's jewelry collection. And, because carnelian is relatively abundant and affordable, it is a great gemstone to consider for both everyday and special occasion jewelry.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR CARNELIAN
To ensure the longevity and beauty of your Carnelian jewels, it's best to take certain precautions. Avoid wearing them when engaging in manual tasks such as gardening, swimming, or cleaning to prevent accidental damage from contact with harder materials or exposure to harsh chemicals. When cleaning your Carnelian stone, simply wash it gently in warm water. For storage, consider keeping it in a cloth or pouch, especially if storing it alongside harder stones, which can help prevent scratching and maintain its pristine condition. By following these simple practices, you can enjoy your Carnelian jewelry for years to come.
ARE CARNELIAN CRYSTALS FOR VIRGO THE ONLY OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
No, they’re not! While carnelian stones are quite potent for lively Virgos, we also have the sapphire stone as Virgo’s birthstone for September, the peridot stone for August birthdays, and the moss agate stone which also proves useful to us Virgos!
THE SAPPHIRE: SEPTEMBER VIRGOS
The dazzling sapphire stone is also an excellent choice for Virgos and serves as September’s birthstone. When worn by Virgos, the sapphire stone symbolizes wisdom and illuminates the inner qualities that make Virgos shine and be our best selves.
THE PERIDOT: AUGUST VIRGOS
The striking peridot stone is a return to the fantastic and forested realm of the Earth itself, for the exceptional Virgo born in August. For peridot wearers of the Virgo persuasion, this glimmering good luck stone aids the wearer in manifesting desires and the finer things in life.
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MOSS AGATE FOR VIRGOS
This precious earthy stone is wildly beneficial to earth signs including Virgos. As many Virgos share a love of animals and feel most relaxed in the great outdoors, when Virgos wear moss agate stones, they can feel better attuned to nature itself and the natural flow of good orderly direction. Making it a sensible choice for any Virgo looking for a little direction in life.
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A plaintive philosopher, a pragmatic outdoors adventurer, a detail-oriented soul, a deeply loving and committed partner- no matter which path the Virgo in your life takes, be sure they have their gems and jewelry by Olivia Ewing Jewelry along for the ride.