3 Gemstones For Someone Born on the Year of the Pig

People born under the Chinese sign of Pig have a strong taste for fashion – just as they like and need to feel loved. Read on to learn about the most appropriate gifts for someone born on the year of the Pig.

Nearly all of the traditions observed during Chinese New Year serve one purpose: to usher in as much good fortune and prosperity in the new year as possible.

According to Chinese astrology, 2019 is the year of the Pig. Pig is mild and a lucky animal representing carefree fun, good fortune and wealth. People born in the year of the Pig think logically and are able to fix whatever problem they're in.

Legend has it that when the Chinese gods of heaven and earth created the Chinese zodiac signs, they concluded that each sign would need some sort of a powerful material that will develop a strong attraction to connect a spiritual relationship to the individual who belongs to that sign.

Wearing it can attract positive sensations, protect the possessors and bring them good luck. So if someone you love was born in the year of the Pig, why not present them a precious stone that will both bring them more positive things in life and remind them of you?

According to Chinese astrologers, the most powerful gemstone for those born in the year of the Pig is ruby.

Chinese use ruby to send away negative energy and bad fortune and protect one against illnesses. This red gem is associated with fortune, health, glory, fame, heat, tactics, courage, intelligence and leadership.

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Chinese legends name Ruby as “The Stone of the Famous”: it can help one to become popular in the whole world. Peaceable Pig also tends to be popular, and a ruby -- the red "stone of the famous" -- can make even home-loving Pigs well-known far and wide.

An expression of the fiery energy of the sun and the royal blood, the ruby has been a symbol or nobility and royalty for as long as there are records of this beautiful stone. Known as the king of gems and worn by kings the world over, the captivating ruby has been used to inspire passion, devotion, to bring prosperity and protection, as well as keep one healthy and beautiful. To this day the Ruby is the most valued gemstone.

Ruby is extremely rare in nature. It offers breathtaking color, ranging from brownish red to light red similar to ripe raspberries, excellent hardness second only to a diamond, and irresistible brilliance. The color of ruby is accompanied by a marked fluorescence, which is stimulated by natural and artificial light making rubies turn brighter red under such light.

With its rich fiery color, this gemstone can warm up one's energy, balance and strengthen it. Because of their brilliant red hues, rubies are often related to themes concerning the essence and vitality of life.

They are said to amplify energy, strengthen the life force, promote courage and passion, and encourage wealth and satisfaction in love. Because of its deep crimson, the ruby clearly has the power to attract, seduce, and ensure love everlasting.

The secondary precious stone for someone born in the year of Pig is amethyst.

The colors of the amethyst – from light pink to deep purple, indigo, and violet – evoke strong healing powers of this crystal.

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For Chinese, amethyst is mainly associated with strong intuition, brain, wealth, peace, protection, and spirituality. In many parts of China, amethyst is used to protect its owner from all kinds of addiction.

Associated with powerful forces, including intuition, wealth, royalty and spirituality, this purple gem can be used in different spiritual purposes like meditation, as it is believed that it helps one increase one’s psychic power and invocation skills. Chinese also believe that amethyst is a natural medicine against insomnia and bad dreams.

For many centuries, amethyst was thought to control evil thoughts, quicken intelligence, protect the wearer from contagious diseases, and bring forth the highest, purest aspirations of humankind.

Chastity, sobriety, and control over one’s thoughts are all attributes heightened by wearing this precious stone.

Amethysts are valuable in treating the central nervous system as well as the brain. When worn close to the head, as in a pair of amethyst earrings, not only are they said to alleviate a headache, but also help clear one’s thinking process, allowing one to process information more efficiently.

The gem would guard against the anger, and encourage calm, bravery, and contemplation – just what the passionately impulsive native of the year of the Pig needs for complete harmony.

The third precious stone to enhance these people is turquoise.

This beautiful robin’s egg blue gemstone has been attributed with healing powers, promoting the wearer’s status and wealth, protecting from evil and bringing good luck.

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Turquoise is thought to be a protective stone that has been used for amulets for centuries – an amulet is a small piece of jewelry thought to give protection against evil, danger and disease.

The talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors, it is thought to enhance intuition, as well as release inhibitions and prohibitions, which allows the soul to express itself. It gently urges the wearer to seek out answers and knowledge.

In regards to the natives of the year of the Pig, turquoise is useful for balancing their temper. It benefits the overall mood and emotion by inducing a sense of serenity and peace.

A great promoter of self-realization, turquoise is also said to assist creative problem solving and calming the nerves when speaking in public. Holding or wearing turquoise helps restore depleted vitality and lifts sagging spirits. It helps its wearer relieve stress and bring the focus back to the center heart.