Sagittarius Birthstones: Meaning, Properties, and Uses

Written by Angie Menjivar
Published: November 30, 2023
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They can be a bit hasty with their words and impulsive with their actions, but their naturally enthusiastic and adventurous nature is intoxicating. With such a beautifully complex personality, you can’t expect Sagittarius to only have a single birthstone. Or two. Or three! There’s more. Discover the meaning, properties, and uses of Sagittarius birthstones!

Sagittarius Zodiac Sign: A Brief Overview

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign for those who have a birthday from November 22 through December 21. The archer is this zodiac sign’s symbol, and it holds a bow and arrow. However, the archer is not just any creature. It’s a centaur, depicted as half horse and half human. Sagittarius is a fire sign and has a few key characteristics. For instance, Sagittarians are well known for their independent, adventurous nature.

These are people who enjoy their freedom. They have endless curiosity that leads them not just to new physical locations but also takes them on imaginative quests. You can certainly call them philosophical, always pondering something about life. Generally optimistic thinkers, Sagittarians have a great sense of humor. They don’t beat around the bush in communication and have an admirably carefree perspective on most things.

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Sagittarius is represented by the archer.

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However, like with any zodiac sign, there are some areas Sagittarians can work on. For instance, Sagittarians can get a bit restless, which leads them to make impulsive decisions at times. Since they value their independence so much, it can be difficult for Sagittarians when it comes to commitment. However, Sagittarians are marvelously flexible, which allows them to keep an open mind and go with the flow when circumstances shift.

The Meaning of Sagittarius’ November Birthstone: Citrine

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Citrine is a crystal that promotes abundance and prosperity.

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Being that Sagittarians are quite warm, enthusiastic, joyful, and have a natural zest for life, it makes sense that citrine would be a gemstone that represents them. Citrine is semi-precious and is believed to hold powerful restoration energies. This is a sun-like stone that represents vitality. This stone may be yellow or orange and because it also has golden tones, it’s strongly associated with prosperity.

Properties and Uses for Citrine

Kim Somers Egelesee, Author, Speaker, Life Coach, and Intuitive, told A-Z-Animals, “For Sagittarius, citrine is a powerful gemstone to activate creativity and help to manifest goals. This powerful stone activates Sagittarians’ self-expression.”

You can either wear citrine as part of your jewelry or keep this gemstone nearby when you are engaging in spiritual practices like meditation or yoga. This is a stone that helps amplify your personal power. It enhances all of your positive traits so whenever you’re feeling out of sorts, this stone can help you remember what you’re capable of and illuminate all the beautiful characteristics you naturally exude.

The Meaning of Sagittarius’ November Birthstone: Pearl

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Pearls have a peaceful quality to them, helping to soothe the fire of Sagittarius.

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Pearls have a unique origin, coming from the inside of mollusks. Unlike other stones that are found in the earth, pearls are created by another living organism. These beautiful gems are believed to carry peaceful, soothing energies. These are fantastic gems for Sagittarians to use during quiet, introspective moments.

Properties and Uses for Pearl

Don’t clutch your pearls, wear them! When working with this gem, you help regulate your emotional state. They’re especially helpful during moments of anger because they help to calm your spirit so that you can move forward without making hasty decisions. Use them during your meditative practice or just keep them around you when you know you’re going to be facing a tense situation. Remember to check in with yourself before making any rash decisions and before saying something that may be unnecessary.

The Meaning of Sagittarius’ Birthstone for December: Topaz

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Topaz comes in different colors but blue topaz is the one most closely associated with Sagittarius.

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The color of topaz may be different, but the blue version is the one generally associated with Sagittarius because it has an icy hue reminiscent of winter. This is a powerful stone that’s found deep in the earth and is often used in a range of healing practices, including during meditation. Working with blue topaz, you realize the stone has naturally soothing, serene properties that help offset the fiery nature of Sagittarius.

Properties and Uses for Topaz

Use blue topaz when aligning your throat chakra. The color blue is associated with your throat chakra, which means it helps you communicate more clearly and with a cool, calm, and collected attitude. You don’t need to use fire or anger to assert yourself. You can tap into a serene state before delivering a clear message. Work with blue topaz to help you pause and carefully articulate your words so that you not only get your message across, but you do so in a way that is as kind as can be.

The Meaning of Sagittarius’ Birthstone for December: Tanzanite

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Tanzanite is only found in one location throughout the globe.

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Tanzanite is named after the only region in the world where it’s found: Tanzania, Africa. Being that it is such a rare gem, it’s of special importance for those who are born in December. It’s considered the “stone of transformation,” which means that it can help you make the necessary but sometimes difficult changes you need to more closely align yourself with your spiritual purpose.

Properties and Uses for Tanzanite

Work with Tanzanite when you have a vision for your future. You may not always know the path to get to your destination but with tanzanite, your path unfolds more clearly. With greater clarity, you’re able to make those necessary decisions in your business dealings, in your relationships, and in your personal habits. With the development of your foresight combined with your natural intuition, you gain the motivation required to keep you moving forward.

The Meaning of Sagittarius’ Birthstone for December: Turquoise

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Turquoise is the primary birthstone for Sagittarius.

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Somers Egelsee also mentioned, “Another great stone for this sign is turquoise. Turquoise is the stone most aligned with December birthdays and can help add healing and balance to your emotions, body, and soul.”

The stunning blue of turquoise is reminiscent of the vastness of the sea. As you look out onto the ocean, you see how it connects to the sky on the horizon. This vastness helps Sagittarius focus on openness and optimism. Sagittarius is already an optimistic sign and turquoise only enhances this natural disposition that Sagittarians possess. As Somers Egelsee said, turquoise is the primary birthstone associated with those born under the sign of Sagittarius.

Properties and Uses for Turquoise

Since Sagittarians tend to be fiery, the beautiful blue of turquoise serves to create a balance in their naturally fiery nature. Sagittarians can work on creating harmony not just within themselves but also in their relationships when they work with turquoise. Wear turquoise or keep it nearby when you need to experience waves of tranquility. This is not just a gem to use when you’re especially amped up, but also a gem that you can work with regularly to maintain a harmonious state on a day-to-day basis.

The Meaning of Sagittarius’ Birthstone for December: Zircon

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Zircon crystals date back billions of years. They are associated with the wisdom of an old soul.

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Zircon is available in a variety of colors and there is even a colorless version. There is a fragility to this crystal, but it has a rich history that dates back billions of years. It’s often referred to as the “stone of virtue” and Sagittarians who are looking to amplify their intuition would be wise to work with it.

Properties and Uses for Zircon

Zircon can help to balance all of your energy centers, which is incredibly revitalizing. If you are looking to enhance your intuition and maybe even tap into some innate psychic abilities, zircon is a great crystal to work with during your spiritual practices.

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About the Author

Angie Menjivar is a writer at A-Z-Animals primarily covering pets, wildlife, and the human spirit. She has 14 years of experience, holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and continues her studies into human behavior, working as a copywriter in the mental health space. She resides in North Carolina, where she's fallen in love with thunderstorms and uses them as an excuse to get extra cuddles from her three cats.

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