October Birthstone – Tourmaline – Opal

Libra: September 23 – October 22

Scorpio: October 23 – November 21

Tourmaline has the greatest range of colors found in nature; and because of this, Tourmaline had been confused for sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and other gems.  No two tourmaline’s look alike, they were mistaken for other gems until the 1800’s, the rubies in both the Russian and British crowns are now believed to be red tourmaline, also known as rubellite. Amplifies ones traits and characteristics. Provides inspiration , imagination, spontaneous action, faithfulness and loyalty in love, friendships and partnerships, and happy dreams and changes. It helps to awaken psychic and mystical qualities, intuition,  insight and to align the spiritual self with the astral plane. It exhibits a spectral of color from tiny spheres of silica.Stimulates the crown and heart chakras, bringing forth the synthesis of love and spirituality. Promotes joy and peace during periods of growth and changes. It allows one to trust in the power of love. Decreases the proclivity for falls and assists in the release of disorders of the endocrine system.

Opal

Many cultures believed that opal has supernatural origins and powers. Arabic legend says it comes from lightning straight from heaven. The ancient Greeks had the belief that opals guarded them from disease. Opal is referred to as an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer. It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. Encourages both freedom and independence. Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and induces psychic and mystical visions.