October zodiac sign and birthstone

2015-10-14 06:00

Brazilian Crystal Opal.

Brazilian Crystal Opal.

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LIBRA is the zodiac sign for those born between 23 September and 22 October. The birthstone for this star sign is the versatile opal.

Librans are said to be emotionally impulsive and just love being in love. Affectionate, sympathetic, they love entertaining and good food and are also the worldand#039;s biggest spenders.

Astrological tradition is that this sign is dedicated to marriage, but a high proportion of them prefer to remain single, particularly when a difficult relationship comes to an end. They are great to tell secrets to because they never listen to anything properly and promptly forget whatever is said.

While some Librans are shy and lacking in confidence, others are strong and determined with definite leadership qualities. They project an image that is attractive, chosen to represent their sense of status and refinement - but they are not the most faithful partners.

October birthstone, the opal, is unique in the way it flashes brilliant colours with the slightest movement. Its metaphysical properties are confidence loyalty, faithfulness and happiness. The gemstone is said to have healing properties for eyes, alleviating dehydration, regulating insulin and stimulating the memory. Found in a variety of natural shades and colours, the more colourful they are, the more valuable.

It is said the opal captures the imaginative spirit of charming October babies who are known to be lovers of beauty, peace and harmony.

Legend was that the opal was the most mysterious and bewitching of all gemstones because it was believed to have all the virtues of other precious stones within.

The gem was said to boost the joy of oneand#039;s earthly existence

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