Talismanic Stones
The list of stones most quoted as “zodiac stones”. These are actually from George Fredrick Kuntz’s text The Curious Lore of Precious Stones. It he does not tell us from where he derived his information but the context of the poem he offers suggests and older source, possibly middle English. It should be noted that unlike birthstones and other astrological associations the stones listed by Kuntz seem intended to ward off the negative effects or associations of the sign it is listed for, rather than represent the sign or bring good luck to the individual. It is this reason we list these stones as Talismanic stones, a historically more appropriate name; rather than the title offered in his book. It should be noted Kuntz does offer us a chart he labels “Talismanic Stones”, however this is nothing more than a process of relegating the stone associated with the month to the sign which begins in that month.

Aries
March 21 - April 20
Bloodstone

Taurus
April 21 - May 21
Sapphire

Gemini
May 22 - June 21
Agate

Cancer
June 22 - July 22
Emerald

Leo
July 23 - August 21
Onyx

Virgo
August 22 - September 23
Carnelian

Libra
September 24 - October 23
Peridot

Scorpio
October 24 - November 22
Beryl

Sagittarius
November 23 - December 22
Topaz

Capricorn
December 23 - January 20
Ruby

Aquarius
January 21 - February 19
Garnet

Pisces
February 20- March 20
Amethyst





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