By her, who in this month January was born, No gem save Garnets should be worn. They will ensure her constancy, true friendship and fidelity.
The February born shall find sincerity and peace of mind, freedom from passion and from care, if they the Amethyst will wear.
Who in this world of ours, their eyes in March first open, shall be wise, in days of peril, strong and brave, and wear a Bloodstone to their grave.
Those who from April date their years, should Diamonds wear lest bitter tears for vain repentance flow: this stone, emblem of innocence is known.
Who first beholds the light of day, in spring's sweet, flowery month of May, and wears an Emerald all her life, shall be a loved and loving wife.
Who comes in the summer to this earth and owes to June her time of birth, with ring of Agate on her hand can health, wealth and lengthy life command.
The glowing Ruby should adorn those who in July are born. They will be exempt and free from all life's doubts and anxiety.
Wear a Sardonyx or for thee no conjugal felicity. The August born without this stone, is said, must live unloved alone.
Children born when Autumn leaves are rustling in the September breeze, a Sapphire on her brow should bind. It will cure diseases of the mind.
October's child is born of woe and life's vicissitudes must know. But lay an Opal on her breast, and hope will lull those woes to rest.
Who comes to this world here below, With drear November's fog and snow, should prize the Topaz, amber hue, emblem of friends and lovers true.
If cold December gave you birth, the month of snow and ice and mirth, place on your hand a Turquoise blue, success will crown whatever you do.
These stones are said to be unlucky if worn by those under the corresponding Signs ...
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19): Ruby, Jet, Pearl.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Garnet, Sardonyx, Jacinth.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): Carnelian, Jade.
Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22): Opal, Lapis Lazuli.
Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22): Aquamarine, Carbuncle.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Agate, Topaz.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Ruby, Jet, Pearl.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): Garnet, Sardonyx, Jacinth.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21): Cat's eye, Pearl, Hessonite.
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19): Opal, Lapis Lazuli.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18): Aquamarine, Carbuncle.
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20): Agate, Topaz.
Engineer Rameshwar Prasad
(B.Tech., M.Tech., P.G.D.C.A., P.G.D.M.)