October birthstone opal or tourmaline

Zodiac sign: Scorpio

Anniversary stone: 14th anniversary (opal)

Anniversary stone: 8th anniversary (tourmaline)

Angel: Bariel

Apostle: Simon

Month flower: Hops

Hindu month gem: Coral

Meaning of dreaming with opal: "Great possessions"

Meaning of dreaming with tourmaline: "An accident"

For more information about the history of birthstones, try The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George Frederick Kunz, a fascinating compendium of all the powers that have been associated with gemstones through the ages.

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