Ah, December! Truly, the most wonderful time of the year. From a professional perspective, the busiest too! But there's something extra special in the air and it's not just the tiny snowflakes gently falling down from the sky. December is the diamond of the year's crown and it doesn't surprise me it's the richest when it comes to crystal choices. That's right, the leading stones in the twelfth month are not one, not two, but three - turquoise, tanzanite and zircon. A triple treasure indeed.
December Stones and the Zodiac Signs
December is the month of the free spirited Sagittarius and the well grounded Capricorn. Turquoise is suited to support the adventurous soul of the Sags and helps them enhance their communication skills. Not that they struggle much with it. Communication is one of their natural talents, which makes them a perfect match with their opposite sign - Gemini. When it comes to Capricorns, they are a much quieter and guarded people. They love structure and are success driven. Zircon is the stone that perfectly matches December Capricorns' personality. Hindus believe that, combined with garnet (which is the other Capricorn stone), zircon brings wealth, wisdom and good health. Tanzanite floats in the middle between the two signs. It encourages open conversations that Sagittarians are masters of, and at the same time underlines the regality and authority Capris emanate.
December Stones and the Chakras
Both turquoise and tanzanite are blue stones and connect very well with the throat chakra, responsible for communication and self-expression. Tanzanite, however, corresponds perfectly with the third eye and the crown chakras too, which represent a deeper link with the divine. Zircon is a universal chakra stone and connects to all 7. It brings high frequency energy through the Crown chakra and channels it down to the Root chakra.
December Stones and Health Benefits
In the past, turquoise was seen as a protective stone in many different cultures. Medieval knights wore it when riding their horses as they believed it would protect them from falling. Oracles predicted a natural disaster when the stone broke into several pieces. In modern times, alternative medicine uses turquoise to strengthen the immune system, relieve body pains, improve eyesight and regenerate broken tissue. The stone also helps with sore throat and minor cold symptoms.
Tanzanite is a spiritual stone and it is best used to promote mental health. It relieves anxiety symptoms and boosts one's confidence, motivation and drive. The crystal also helps the body release toxins and increase vitality.
Zircon is great for healing and soothing respiratory conditions. It can also be used to relieve migraine symptoms and to increase one's physical energy.
When to Give December Stones as Gifts
Turquoise, Tanzanite and Zircon are obvious birthday gifts for both Sagittarians and Capricorns. Zircon is also a very thoughtful and loving present for a pregnant woman, who is soon to give birth. The stone is believed to protect and strengthen her during the delivery. Turquoise is the traditional gift for the 11th wedding anniversary, tanzanite is given for the 24th, and zircon in its clear form is a gift for the 49th wedding anniversary.