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Birthday Stones: How Did We Get Here?

Lisa Hirsch

Birthday Stones: How Did We Get Here?

Every month has a corresponding gemstone, but why? Way back in 3000 BC, early civilizations in India and Babylon accredited stones with magical properties. These civilizations- were the originators of astrology, and gem buyers and traders consulted with those who spoke the language of the stars to see about influential planetary forces working in their favor, using an informal classification of gems that were arranged and associated with planets by color. As above, so below- much? So 12 astrological signs= 12 months in the lunar year. And why else? And go on?In the bible, there was some dude Aaron, Moses's brother- who had...