It is widely believed that if certain gemstones are brought directly into contact with the skin, they can bring power, protection, and good fortune to the wearer. These gemstones should be worn according to one’s zodiac sign or the birth month.
June is one of only two months that has three birthstones associated with it, giving the lucky people born in June a choice of gemstones between pearl, alexandrite and moonstone.
The traditional birthstone for the people who are born in the month of June is the pearl. According to some myths, pearls are dewdrops that fell into the sea from the heaven. The pearl is associated with properties such as friendship, loyalty, commitment, and faithfulness. It is also known to signify purity, modesty, and chastity. It is because of such positive properties of this birthstone that it is said to enhance a person’s personal integrity.
Wearing pearls has a positive effect on one’s health as well. It is believed that pearls have healing powers and are very useful to treat ailments of the heart, stomach, spleen, and intestines. Wearing pearls is especially known to cure ulcers.
It is widely believed that pearls are white in color. Although the majority of those found are white, there are some pearls which come in colors such as blue, yellow, cream, black, lavender, gray, mauve, and green. Thus, the color of the birthstone can be either of these. Black pearls are found in the Gulf of Mexico, and cream ones come from the Persian Gulf as well as Sri Lanka. Natural seawater pearls come from Indonesia, the Gulf of California, and the Pacific coast of Mexico.
The alexandrite gets its name from Prince Alexander of Russia. This stone is a recent discovery; it was found in the year 1839 in the Ural Mountains, Russia. It was discovered in an emerald mine on the Prince’s birthday. As the alexandrite is so recent, there are no myths associated with it. However, people in Russia do believe that wearing it brings good luck.
Alexandrite color changes with the environment. In sunlight, it gives the appearance of a beautiful green color with a tint of blue and brown. Under artificial lights however, it changes to violet with a tint of red. Thus, its color can be either green, violet, or red depending on the light.
According to an ancient Roman myth, the moonstone possesses the image of the moon goddess Diana. Another Roman myth says that the stone changes according to the different phases of the moon. It is a widely held belief that wearing moonstones brings health, power, victory, and wisdom to a person. It is also known to bestow good fortune on the wearer.
Moonstones get their name from the blue-whitish colored spots that can be seen when they are held close to light. When moved back and forth, the spots glint silver and reflect the rays light which appear similar to moon beams. (BUZZLE)
JUNE BIRTH FLOWER
The June birth flowers are the rose and the honeysuckle.
June Birth Month Flower: The Rose
The rose has more meanings than one can count! A pink rose means perfect happiness, while a red rose means “I love you.”
A white rose signifies innocence and purity, while a yellow rose conveys jealousy or a decrease in love.
A bouquet of roses means sincere gratitude, whereas a single rose amplifies the meaning of the color (a single red rose means “I REALLY love you”).
June Birth Month Flower: The Honeysuckle
The other June flower is honeysuckle, which is a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.
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JUNE BIRTH COLOR – PURPLE
Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation.
Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday’s color is purple.
JUNE ZODIAC SIGN – GEMINI
For those born from June 1st to June 20th, they are members of the Gemini zodiac sign. Social, talkative and familiar with trends, the Gemini is one of the most outgoing zodiac signs.
The third house of the horoscope and the zodiac, Gemini, is all about intelligence and communication. You’re Being born under this sign means you and have a talent for and love of using your minds and expressing yourself fully. As a Gemini, you are a mental bower bird, mentally, and take an interest in all sorts of different things. Anything that gets your mind ticking over will grab you. You constantly try to challenge your mental abilities and will make extra efforts to understand anything you put your mind to.
You can’t understand why other people don’t feel the same way. To you, this kind of stimulation is your life blood. Anyone who engages you in quick-witted and thoughtful banter will win your heart for sure. Some great communicators were born under your sign such as —actresses Helen Hunt and Marilyn Monroe, for instance. Like them, you take interest in anything that requires a little brain power. Reading and ferreting out information on the internet are a perfect way for you to unwind.
Communication would have to be one of your favourite pastimes. Taking up acting classes wouldn’t be a bad idea, either, even if you don’t fancy yourself as an Emmy Award winner. Meeting new people and sharing your thoughts and feelings with them is enough of a blast for you.
Not all Geminis have brains on the brain, though. Anna Kournikova, the tennis superstar, proves that: she puts her focus into physical exercise. She is a superb tennis player, a sport which that requires physical dexterity and mental agility as well. Gemini is also on the top of the list of achievers in sport. But the sport you get into will be one that requires a strategic and intellectual approach. If it doesn’t, it won’t sustain your interest. Tennis, chess, golf and card games like bridge and canasta appeal to you.
If you could be accused of anything, it would be that you spread yourself too thinly, by being interested in too many things. To some people, you seem superficial and flighty. It’s the ‘rolling stone gathering gathers no moss’ thingdilemma—, which means doing a bit of this and a bit of that and not getting too deeply into any one thing.
You see it differently, of course. To you, life is a smorgasbord, and you’re going to taste everything! Trying just one main course, so to speak, isn’t your thing. Variety, diversity, and experimentation are some of your keywords. And youYou can always say, ‘At Well, at least I’ll never be boring, ha!’
The fact that you take on so much also means you risk wearing yourself out and letting your vitality engine slow down. It is not easy for you to pace yourself, but if you can get your self-discipline working on this, you can achieve more than most. Make sure you have enough fuel in your gas tank to get you to where you want to go.
People always love your company—your adaptability makes you interesting. People are amazed at your versatility, at the way you manage to juggle so many different activities. ‘Is there anything you don’t try your hand at?’, they wonder.
Learning will always be one of your passions, for —you don’t ever believe there’s ever a good time to limit to someone’s desire to improve their mind.
You have a great love of the written as well as the spoken word, and will often put pen to paper—or hands to keyboard—to get your own thoughts down. Sometimes this is just so you can work out what you think about a particular issue or event. Lots of Many journalists, writers, and advisers are Geminis; their way with words is their best tool for making a lasting impression.
You also have a strong connection to travel and short journeys. You’ll often feel restless, and your itchy feet will set you wandering. These journeys may not be long, but there will be plenty of them, —for you’re always on the go. You are thirsty for new experiences, and, even on short journeys or in transit, you’ll throw yourself into meeting new and unusual people.
You’re fascinated by psychology and the way human relationships work, so you will seek a life partner who is as into communication as you are. You will need this sort of person if you are to achieve emotional fulfillment.
You are the type of person friends and relatives turn to for advice on their love life. This has an upside for you, too—, as it helps you understand what’s going on in your own life, romantically speaking. Geminis seem to grow younger rather than older. Physically, you will maintain a youthful glow, and you will never lose your fun-loving liveliness. You’re really not into that ‘growing old gracefully’ thing. Vitality and constant stimulation are what you are about. A peaceful old age is definitely not your cup of tea (even if you happen to be over 60). (Astrology.com.au)
JUNE ZODIAC SIGN – CANCER
People born from June 21st to June 30th identify with the Cancer sign.
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To be born under the sign of Cancer truly is a karmic blessing. As well as relating to your sensitive emotional nature, it represents a development spiritually as the water signs are strongly linked to the higher evolutionary processes within us.
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Simply put, Cancer, you’re basically a selfless, caring and loving person who likes to demonstrate their love for others.
You’re also very intuitive and often exhibit an uncanny ability to go to the heart of things without any intellectual claptrap.
Another great quality of yours is adaptability. Like water, you can move and change to fit the circumstances and to accommodate the people you deal with. Although you have a very strong mind when it comes to your own desires and needs, you’re still able to compromise when you feel it supports the group as a whole.
Being a water sign you have a cooling yet invigorating aspect to your personality. In tough times people have a tendency to be drawn to your selflessness and nurturing traits as they know your open ear and warm heart will help them through their difficult times.
The fourth sign of the zodiac, under which you were destined to be born, relates to the domestic sphere of life and therefore you love to be part of a family network. It is here that you really excel and do your best. The Cancer home is very comfortable and even strangers usually feel quite at ease when invited to dinner to spend time in your company.
Many Cancers extend this caring, nurturing vibe to their professional activities as well. It comes so easily to you that it’s no wonder you’re able to work in healing and consoling professions. Your key life phrase ‘I nurture’ demonstrates this fact. When you read the segment on the best professions suited to you, you’ll see what I mean.
Your star sign is very sensitive and you tune into other people’s vibrations, moods and thinking processes effortlessly so you are able to understand others instinctively. Your perception about their character is usually spot on.
There is a down side to this, however, as you also tend to absorb the negative emotions of others in the process. If you feel this is overloading you, you need to get yourself out of the situation quickly, even for a short time to recover your clarity and peace of mind.
Cancer and its ruler the Moon reflect much of your own personality and, because the Moon regulates the emotions, you can find yourself challenged by incredibly extreme mood swings. Even though your family and friends are well aware of this it can be a little trying for all concerned at times.
As a woman, you have maternal and nurturing qualities so you’ll be absolutely well suited to the roles of homemaker and mother. Men born under Cancer also fare well as caregivers and so sometimes they exchange their roles as they do such a good job of looking after the kids as well.
Be careful not to lock yourself away in your own private lifestyle because being reclusive, enjoying your own company, can sometimes overtake your desire to connect to the world at large. Don’t deny others the wonderful qualities you have to offer.
Many Cancers are nocturnal as the Moon shines most brightly in the evening hours. You’ll feel creative and enjoy that stillness and reflective quality of the night hours.
Many Cancers take their cooking skills to a new height by starting restaurants and showing their love of the world at large through this unique skill. Music, writing and also gardening seem to be popular pastimes for Cancers. You’ll never forget a kind deed and always reciprocate tenfold. You appreciate that same caring attitude in others.
You also realise you’re more nostalgic than many other star signs and memories are important to you, keeping scrapbooks and old shoeboxes full of black and white photos as mementos of the good old times.
Cancer has a wonderfully expressive and inviting face. Because the eyes are the windows to the soul, and your eyes are large and expressive, people feel as though your heart is open enough for them and you are guileless in the way you share your thoughts and feelings. (Astrology.com.au)
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