Scorpio is your star sign if you were born between September 24th and October 23rd.
Scorpio’s main characteristics are related to power and self-control, and they tend to take leadership positions, being great at motivating others and demanding respect. Often secretive and mysterious, Scorpios are also clever, focused, ambitious and competitive. They also never give up; and are rarely or afraid of danger when it gets in the way of their aims. Because of their determination, Scorpios can also be quite impulsive and have a quick temper, or be fast to take offence – they are very passionate and have a sharp tongue, and sometimes this gets the better of them. In Greek mythology, Scorpio came about when Zeus placed a Scorpion in the sky in give it immortality, in reward for stinging Orion.
The zodiac stones for Scorpio are Aquamarine, Beryl, Obsidian, Hematite, Ruby, Jasper, and Amethyst as the talismanic gemstone. Aquamarine is the primary stone, and the traditional stone of October as well. A blue variety of Beryl, Aquamarine embodies all things connected to the sea; it is both exhilarating and calming, and apt for Scorpio, a water sign. Beryl more generally is the name of the group of minerals believed to bring lightness and cheer, greatly needed by the serious-headed Scorpio.
Obsidian, shiny and black, is a grounding stone thought to absorb negative energy, and Hematite, similar in appearance, is also an earth stone which is beneficial to logic, problem solving, and reasoning skills. Ruby, in contrast, is considered the gem of royalty, and has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity, said to bring its owner peace, inner calm and control which is why Ruby is regarded as the Planetary stone for a Scorpio as well as Jasper.
Jasper, often speckled, is known as a ‘nurturing stone’, said to also bring peace and happiness, and to boost confidence. Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone, which works to promote calm, balance, and peace. What all the Scorpio stones have in common is a tendency to do away with negative energies and suppress negative traits which might come through for members of this star sign, encourage and sense of being grounded, calming thoughts, and feeling centred. Scorpios, tending to be very passionate, sometimes highly-strung, and prone to experiencing extremes of emotion, both good and bad, stand to benefit from these grounding stones.
The stones are also particularly attractive stones in appearance, and any of them, in a piece of jewellery, would be a perfect gift for a Scorpio friend or yourself. Take a look through our existing pieces or get in touch to talk about customized jewellery using Scorpio’s stones.