There are several alternative birthstones that are known for working with intense Scorpio energy. These stones work to bring out the best Scorpio qualities and protect against Scorpio's weaknesses.
Onyx is known as a powerful protection stone. Not only does it protect your personal energy, it also protects against others who may be draining your energy. It’s also known for its calming abilities, which is helpful for Scorpio’s stormy temperament.
Amethyst accentuates Scorpio’s natural intuition. It has a calming effect on the mind and body. Like obsidian, it helps to deepen your understanding of yourself and your life. Amethyst is known for its peaceful and protective energy, and is considered the talismanic stone for Scorpio, providing protection against negative energy.
Moonstone is connected to the moon and therefore our emotions and intuition. Scorpios are water signs and are known for their turbulent emotions, moonstone promotes calm and balance, easing stress and release.