Gemstones in Chinese Astrology

The Chinese New Year is celebrated during the second new moon after the winter solstice, between 21 January and 21 February. There are twelve animals on the Chinese calendar, one for each year, which always repeat in the same order.

Below is a table listing the most common correlation between gemstones and the animals of the Chinese calendar.

Rat

Emerald

Rat: Emerald

Horse

Topaz

Horse: Topaz

Ox

Lapis lazuli

Ox: Lapislazuli

Goat

Sapphire

Goat: Sapphire

Tiger

Ruby

Tiger: Ruby

Monkey

Tiger's Eye

Monkey: Tiger's Eye

Rabbit

Sapphire

Rabbit: Sapphire

Rooster

Topaz

Rooster: Topaz

Dragon

Ruby

Dragon: Ruby

Dog

Ruby

Dog: Ruby

Snake

Opal

Snake: Opal

Pig

Moonstone

Pig: Moonstone