The October Birthstone

 

What is the birthstone for October? Find out how the unique properties of these special gemstones can enhance your life for the future…

 

Birthstones are gemstones or precious stones, each representing a specific month of the year and often given as a gift depending on the month that you are born. What is the birthstone for October? The October birthstone is the Opal and the Tourmaline and is linked to the astrology sign of Libra. The October birthstone colour gives a vibrant energy that is powerful to the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of the person.
 
It is said that wearing an Opal can bring luck and good fortune…
 
 

THE OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE OF THE OPAL

 
 
It is believed that the Opal was thought of as symbolic of hope to the ancient Romans, known as the ‘Anchor of Hope’ and derived from the Roman name ‘Opalus’. It is said that wearing an Opal can bring luck and good fortune but it can also reflect the mental and physical health of a person. The October birthstone colour of the Opal is presented as an array of white, silver, pink, green and blue and reveals an air of magical natural beauty to the eye. During the Black Plague, the Opal was used to determine if a person had the disease. The colour of the stone would appear very bright if the person was infected, yet the colours would nearly disappear once they had died. Some say that perhaps the colours in the stone were affected by the fever of the person, and that indeed the colour was no longer enhanced by heat when the person had died. The beautiful Opal has become more and more popular over the years and represents the power of hope, faith, purity and virtue.
 
It is known as the ‘peace stone’ and is believed to dispel negative emotions…
 
 

THE TOURMALINE BIRTHSTONE

 
 
The Tourmaline gemstone gives the October birthstone colour of a bright pink appearance and is almost identical to a pink diamond or crystal. However, it can be a wide variety of colours including blue, red, green, yellow, brown and black. Some of the stones are found to have the unusual appearance of more than one colour, changing from the outside of the stone to the centre. The Tourmaline is known as the ‘peace stone’ and is believed to dispel negative emotions such as anger, jealousy and fear, replacing these feelings with peace and positivity. It has only been recently been discovered so there is no in-depth historical information on how it was used, but it is most commonly found in Brazil, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and America.
 
October birthstones inspire happiness…
 
 

THE MEANING OF THE OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE

 

The October birthstones of the Opal and the Tourmaline empower a person with their enhancing properties which are absorbed when they are worn, usually in jewellery. The gemstones denote peace, self-love and tranquillity, helping a person to focus on the future and not let past negative experiences affect them. The October birthstones inspire happiness, boosting the person’s morale and supporting them to change their way of thinking to create more inner contentment. If you wear an Opal or a Tourmaline and you have recently been through a tough time, you may feel that you start to view life in a more light-hearted way, rediscovering your sense of humour.

 
 

THE OPAL GEMSTONE

 

HOPE: Gives hope and motivation, reminding you of your potential and inspiring you to follow your dreams. It gives vision for what you want to achieve, creating a thought process that manifests your goals.

MEMORY: The Opal is said to improve your memory and concentration, increasing your short-term memory and boosting your long-term memory. It energises the brain, giving us the ability for good memory function.
 
CALMING: Brings peace of mind, calm and focus, promoting a healthy outlook and adequate sleep. It can be used to help limit anxiety, panic attacks and mental fatigue.
 
CREATIVITY: Encourages you to use your creativity as a good emotional outlet that helps to keep you grounded and dedicated to your own needs.
 
 
THE TOURMALINE GEMSTONE  

TRANQUILITY: The Tourmaline brings peace, calm and tranquillity, helping you to relax, release your concerns and stay composed. Used in stressful times, it can be a great antidote to worry and tension.

 
NEGATIVITY: Decreases feelings of negativity, encourages you to focus on positive influences in your life. Enhances self-belief and self-worth.
 
PROTECTION: The Tourmaline protects you from undesirable thoughts and fears and has a healing effect on psychological issues. It increases awareness of the way in which you think, helping you to recognise patterns of negative thinking.
 
LETTING GO: This beautiful stone encourages you to let go of past hurts, feelings of upset or anger, helping you to focus on the future. It increases a feeling of love and self-value, so that you can learn to love yourself and let go of sad emotions
 
 

HOW WE CAN HELP

 

Wearing your birthstone in jewellery will benefit you because of the positive and powerful properties that gemstones contain, and a birthstone can be a beautiful gift to give someone special in your life. If you are finding it difficult to let go of negative memories or you need to feel more positive for the future, then you can feel empowered with a psychic reading. Speak to one of our gifted Readers at TheCircle and find out about love, relationships, work or family. What does the future hold for you? Get immediate insight now.

 

PUBLISHED: 03 October 2016

 

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