Step into Aquarius season's cosmic vibe from January 20th to February 18th, where the zodiac gifts us the progressive, independent, and idealistic energy of this unique sign. Let's explore the essence of the Aquarius zodiac sign and discover how specific crystals can amplify these characteristics.
AQUARIUS ENERGY + CHARACTERISTICS
Whether you're an Aquarius or just someone intrigued by cosmic energies, these crystals are here to enhance your vibes. Aquarius, ruled by Uranus and symbolized by the Water-Bearer, might sound like it brings calming water vibes. However, as a fixed air sign, it's more about independence, self-confidence, and forward-thinking.
Explore the facets of Aquarius energy, a star sign where independence and a forward-thinking mindset take center stage. Like any cosmic force, there's a shadow side – a hint of stubbornness, aloofness, and an appearance of being unfeeling.
In the realm of the Aquarius zodiac sign, conformity is a foreign concept. Embrace the journey of forging your path, guided by the stars, and let your unique self shine. Join us as we delve into the best crystals to align with the essence of Aquarius and ride the waves of individuality.
WHAT ARE THE BEST AQUARIUS CRYSTALS?
Some of the best crystals for Aquarius may help this air sign find mental clarity, release negative thoughts, and find balance. From the Aquarius primary birthstone to other powerful healing crystals, these 5 stones can help you make a special connection to the energy of this zodiac sign and season.
Amethyst: AN AQUARIUS BIRTHSTONE
Intuition, Peace, Strength
CHARACTERISTICS + HISTORY OF AMETHYST
A member of the Quartz family, Amethyst occurs in many varieties, ranging from deep shades of purple to pale lilac. This stone is found in numerous locations around the world including Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, and more.
The use of this purple stone dates back to as early as 25,000 BCE. It has long been coveted as a stone of royalty and has been found in the cultures of Neolithic peoples, ancient Egyptians, Early Greeks, and Romans. This stone's name comes from the Greek word for “not drunken,” as it’s believed to prevent intoxication, calm anger, and relieve stress.
HOW TO USE AMETHYST
As an Aquarius birthstone, Amethyst can aid in boosting one's intuition and improving mental clarity, as a stone that resonates with the Third Eye Chakra. For our Aquarian deep thinkers, this is the perfect stone for aiding in relief from an overactive mind or stress as it has a soothing energy that may calm the mind and enhance mental acuity. To learn more about the Third Eye Chakra, check out this resource.
If you are feeling distant or stubborn in your thinking, working with this Aquarius crystal may help you be more open to others' suggestions, feedback, or advice.
Amethyst also resonates with the Crown Chakra aiding in connection to one's higher self and larger purpose. It can be an excellent stone for tapping into spiritual awareness, finding inner peace, and understanding the actionable steps for manifesting your big ideas. To learn more about the Crown Chakra, check out this resource.
SELENITE: FOR RELEASING NEGATIVE ENERGY
Cleansing, Peace, Clarity
CHARACTERISTICS + HISTORY OF SELENITE
A type of gypsum, Selenite is formed in clay beds and around hot springs. It can be found in Italy, Mexico, and the United States and is characterized by its tabular crystal formations and striations. Selenite’s natural thermal insulating properties make it always feel cold.
Selenite is a soft stone that can easily be scratched. So handle it with care and keep it away from water as it is water soluble and will dissolve. Its name comes from the Ancient Greek word for “moon,” and for the Greek Goddess Selene, who was linked to the White moon. This is due to its white color and ethereal and reflective appearance.
HOW TO USE SELENITE
Selenite is great for promoting clarity and encouraging the release of negative energy in whatever form it takes. This stone may help create a sense of emotional stability and help Aquarius step out of any negative patterns.
Selenite can also be used for cleansing and charging other crystals, clearing your physical space of stale or negative energy, and is a powerful multitasker and amplifier of healing crystals.
AZURITE: A STONE FOR GAINING INSIGHT
Intuition, Intellect, Insight
CHARACTERISTICS + HISTORY OF AZURITE
Azurite is a copper carbonate mineral that can often be found embedded in Quartz, Calcite, or in combination with Malachite. The copper gives it its distinctive brilliant blue color. Its name is derived from the word "azure," meaning sky blue.
Ancient Egyptians ground it and used it as a pigment to create paint. And though it fell in and out of fashion over the years, you can still find azure blue paint in any art supply store today. Metaphysically speaking, it's an excellent tool for students learning a new subject and mediums seeking psychic insight and discernment.
HOW TO USE AZURITE
Another healing crystal for the Water-Bearer, Azurite is thought to help bring balance to both the negative and positive energy of this zodiac sign. A rebellious or stubborn streak can often overshadow the creative and compassionate vibes of Aquarius.
Azurite may help to ease the more intense sides of their character, allowing them to slow down, overcome their emotions, and gain composure when needed. This stone may aid in keeping an open mind when it comes to outside influences.
RED JASPER: A STONE FOR BALANCE
Strength, Vitality, Energy
CHARACTERISTICS + HISTORY OF RED JASPER
Found all over the world, Jasper is an abundant stone that can exhibit a wide variety of patterns and colors. Red Jasper gets its color from Hematite or iron oxide and is found in large natural formations. This stone often has a dappled surface because of the tiny quartz inclusions in its structure.
Because Jasper is a relatively hard stone, it has been used in building structures as far back as Roman times. Found used in exterior mosaics, combined with marble for flooring, and in Russia, it was used to create carved columns for many ornate churches.
HOW TO USE RED JASPER
Red Jasper, prized as one of the most healing members of the Jasper family, is associated with grounding. This Aquarius crystal is also known as the "stone of nurturing", and provides steady grounding healing energy and additional endurance that are perfect for Aquarius season.
If you are looking to embrace a bit of rebellion, push aside societal expectations, and carve out your version of freedom this season, you'll need a little stability too.
Red Jasper aligns with the Root Chakra to act as a balancing stone. It can help find emotional equilibrium and increase one's stamina and life force. This stone also is said to activate the Sacral Chakra which will awaken your creative and passionate energy.
To learn more about the chakras, check out this resource.
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RAINBOW MOONSTONE: TO FIND JOY
Clarity, Inspiration, Joy
CHARACTERISTICS + HISTORY OF RAINBOW MOONSTONE
Technically a type of Labradorite, not Moonstone, Rainbow Moonstone is a beautiful stone featuring flashes - aka labradorescence - of blue and green. Popular in the ancient cultures of Rome, China, and India, Rainbow Moonstone has long been loved for its unique appearance and ethereal properties. Energetically this stone is known for being positive and pure, igniting and connecting with inspiration, and nurturing optimism.
HOW TO USE RAINBOW MOONSTONE
Rainbow Moonstone is known as the stone of new beginnings making it an excellent stone for Aquarius sun signs or those zodiac signs seeking a truly unique approach to life.
This gemstone can help Aquarius when they become cold, unfeeling, or detached from their own energy and emotions as it can aid in getting back in touch with your more feminine energies. Rainbow Moonstone may also help in gaining emotional balance.
This is one of the best crystals to enhance all the desirable positive traits of Aquarius sun signs, diminish the negative ones, and help the sun sign of Aquarius find joy.
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