On January 20th, we step into Aquarius season. Aquarius is known for being progressive, independent, and idealistic. We'll all be feeling the energy and effects of Aquarius through February 18th.
So this is the perfect time to embrace some Aquarius energy in your own life. Whether it is your sun sign or not these healing crystals can help you embody the energy of the season with more intention.
Aquarius Energy + Characteristics
Ruled by the planet Uranus and represented by the symbol of the Water-Bearer, you might think that Aquarius energy would be accompanied by some go-with-the-flow and calming water vibes. However, Aquarius is actually a fixed air sign.
Those born under this zodiac sign are known for their independence, self-confidence, and forward-thinking. There is, of course, a shadow side to Aquarian energy and some find this sun sign can be stubborn, aloof, and unfeeling.
Above all else, Aquarius sun signs are not known for conforming to the expectations of anyone else and want to forge their own path, living a life that is completely their own. In short, they have no problem letting their freak flags fly.
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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: A Traditional Birthstone for Aquarius
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 Greek, 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
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 may calm the mind and enhance mental acuity.
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.
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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 stability and help Aquarius step out of any negative patterns.
Selenite can also be used for cleansing and charging other healing crystals, clearing your physical space of stale or negative energy, and is a powerful multi-tasker and amplifier.
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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 allow aid in keeping an open mind when it comes to outside influences.
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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 a number of 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 energy and additional endurance that are perfect for Aquarius season.
Because if you are looking to embrace a bit of rebellion, push aside societal expectations, and carve out your own 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 be helpful in finding emotional equilibrium and increasing one's stamina and life force. This stone also is said to activate the Sacral Chakra which will awaken your creative and passionate energy.
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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 seeking a truly unique approach to life.
This gemstone can help Aquarius when they become cold, unfeeling, or detached from their 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 traits of Aquarius sun signs, diminish the negative ones, and help Aquarius find joy.
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