The crystal that pops up first for most people when it comes to Aquarius is Amethyst. Many people interpret the colours of this zodiac sign as blues because the symbol for Aquarius is a water bearer. Aquarius is actually a fixed air sign.
Here are some crystals and stones that have been suggested for Aquarius. You can also get your astrological chart done to see what strengths you want to focus on and what challenges you want help with. Otherwise, tune in and choose the ones that resonate with you. Why use crystals? Not only are they beautiful, crystals is a great way to keep vibrations high and stone medicine is powerful.
This is the birth stone for Aquarius and those born in February and a crystal full of history and lore. It’s said that Cleopatra wore a signet ring of Amethyst. For those born January 21 to January 30, try a gem elixir to enhance a feeling of love and romance.
With violet flame energy, Amethyst is one of the best-known healing crystals (“All-Healer”) and harmonizes imbalanced emotions. Use a wand and massage upward the area between sternum and navel to balance emotional issues.
You can also use Amethyst crystal beds for their detoxifying effects.
Amethyst, in her versatility, is often used for creative endeavors – The Artist’s Stone, The Poet’s Stone, or Inventor’s Stone.
There are multiple kinds of Amethyst as they form combinations with other crystals and take on their properties. An amazing crystal is the Brandberg Amethyst, a very high vibrational crystal found in Namibia.
Newly discovered in 2007, Auralite-23 (also known as Canadian Amethyst), contains two to seven crystals from 23. The primary stone is Amethyst and Auralite can include these – titanite, Cacoxenite, Lepidochrosite, Ajoite, Hematite, Magnétite, Pyrite, Goethite, Pyrolusite, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Nickel, Copper, Iron, Limonite, Sphalérite, Covellite, Chalcopyrite, Gialite, Épidote, Bornite and Rutile Quartz.
Purple Quartz Amethyst is known to enhance other stones.
Cleaning ⇒ put under cool running water or on a crystal bed.
“Soul of the Tiger”, Amber is actually a fossilized pine resin and powerful especially for those born between January 31 and February 9. Amber is super protective and great for while you work with other realms. Combine with Purple Amethyst to help stress-induced asthma. Add Chrysocolla to this combo to help letting go, for example for asthma that develops as a reaction to difficult events, such as parents’ divorce. Amber also helps us connect with our dreams, clairvoyance, and the present moment.
It’s believed in Taoist stone medicine that Amber wards off evil spirits, with the ferocity of the tiger. Amber is commonly worn as a protective amulet.
The Pin Test ⇒ Heat a pin (or needle) and touch it to the Amber. Because it is a pine resin, a smell of pine means the Amber is real and not plastic.
Cleaning ⇒ Rub the Amber with a vegetable oil and rinse with water. Or place under running water and charge on a crystal bed.
A stone of compassion, Angelite is also known for helping communications with the angelic realm. This translucent-to-opaque blue crystal strengthens the Third Eye Chakra.
Cleaning ⇒ Place in sunlight; never in water.
A Throat Chakra crystal that activates moon energies.
This passion crystal heals the heart and balances the Heart Chakra as well as the Root Chakra. Hold a tumbled Red Garnet in the centre of the palm to tune into the heart. This is especially helpful of those born between February 10 and 18. Garnet is grounding and stabilizing and it connects with the base and earth chakras. It also helps with Blood and with hormonal challenges.
Some ways to work with Garnet – wear as a necklace that touches the heart space or as earrings to help with brain function, meditate with it or take it to stay grounded. Any way you decide to work with Red Garnet – be sure the stone touches your skin.
Beautiful stone for spiritual grounding. This is an overall good one to use for EMF and releasing negativity. This is called the “Master of Blood Stone” in Chinese. “Hematite is like a sponge; it absorbs the nature of an illness.” (Leslie Franks). Hematite is also magnetic (high iron content) and can be used to attract what we desire, once healed of our fragmentation. It strengthens the root chakra and helps those who are needed from feeling or being abandoned. Place a hematite on the Root Chakra in a grid layout. Hold a polished stone to support the Shen. Use Hematite for charging (except pyrite and amethyst). Hematite does not need to be cleansed or charged.
Also known as Spectrolite, or Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite is named after Labrador, Canada where it was first discovered. This is a dark stone with luminescence resulting from its structure. It helps a person to engage more with others and promotes inner knowing. A stone of transformation, it cleanses and seals your aura and brings out your warmth.
Wear a Labradorite pendant if you are an introvert or are shy. Use a Labradorite-infused massage oil for Cold-related conditions.
Cleaning ⇒ Place under running water or in a bed of hematite to cleanse and recharge with either quartz or hematite.
A wonderful pinkish-lavender stone with a soft energy for meditation and to help with anxiety, depression, and bipolar conditions.
Cleaning ⇒ Place under running water.
Stimulates intuition, Merlinite is also known as Dendritic opal or Dendritic quartz. Use in meditation or wear as jewelry.
Cleaning ⇒ Place under running water.
Quart crystals are said to be enhancers in Chinese stone medicine. It is best not to place quartz crystals in areas of high EMF though some, such as Smoky Quartz, are protective against negative radiation and energies. Depending on their colour, for example, quartz also resonate with different meridians.
This is a beautiful calming stone that can be white to yellowish and is luminescent. Related to the Moon, the Moonstone is a strong female stone and regulates hormones. It can also help with jet lag and helping a person feel safe in a new place in life. In times of transition or unfamiliarity, consider wearing a Moonstone bracelet or holding the stone itself. Use the Moonstone to regulate the lunar cycle and Sunstone, the solar cycle.
Cleaning ⇒ Place under running water. Recharge on a quartz crystal.
Rainforest Jasper has swirls and patterns of greens, browns, reds, yellows, and colours of earth. Also known as Green Rhyolite, this is a beautiful stone to connect with nature and Mother Earth. Aquarius can get lost in the air waves and neglect their physical body. This stone also softens accumulations and helps us adjust to our environment.
This stone is especially helpful for those born between February 10 and 18 and for those with a Wood constitution. Sapphire supports the Third Eye Chakra and the Throat Chakra, and promotes mental clarity and intuition. As a stone of spiritual integrity, the Blue Sapphire is used when channelling. Wearing Blue Sapphire earrings that touches the eye reflex point on the lobe supports vision.
Cleaning ⇒ Dry in the sun or with a crystal after cleansing it under running water.
Amethyst – Crystal Vaults
Auralite-23 Crystal Dreams
Cover photo by Kira auf der heide