People born between December 22 and January 19 belong to this zodiac sign. While Turquoise and Lapis Lazuli are the birthstones for December, Garnet is the birthstone for January. Turquoise has a beautiful bluish green color and is associated with ebullience, friendship, love and prosperity. It is believed to shield against infection and inflammation and can also heal the eyes and sore throat. It can be of help in other ailments as well like gout and depression. Lapis Lazuli stands for inner peace and bonding. It can help counter insomnia and depression apart from doing a whole lot of good to the nervous and respiratory system. It also has a cleansing function and is said to have helped people overcome vertigo. Garnet is generally red and is comparatively less well known. Garnet is said to result in past life reminisces and has an energizing and cleansing effect on the wearer. It is believed to increase sex drive and can cure spinal disorders. It also has regenerative and stimulating effects on various bodily functions.