This latest boom isn’t the first moment astrology’s had and it sure as hell won’t be the last. Living life by the movements of the galaxy has been around in one form or another for thousands of years and we all know those trends (and planets) just keep on circling.
Far from its retro roots the contemporary revival of living life by the stars has been well observed. Crystals and Astrology have hit the mainstream in a big way in recent years, and it seems like everyone is dabbling in one or the other.
Given the current climate of intensified anxiety and mental health issues, financial concerns (especially among millenials and Gen Z) and f*cked up political landscape, our social climate seems perfectly primed for a resurgence in astrology and its other New Age-y pals (like crystals!).
Astrology exists to teach us about ourselves, and the wonders of crystal healing are all about enhancing your natural gifts and talents. Together, they offer great way to work with your personal energy and grow.
While different crystals have different properties, some crystals are especially attuned to certain astrological signs.
So what’s the best way to combine the powers of these two practices?
Crystals for the Aquarius
Aquarians, are idealist humanitarians with some of most creative and imaginative ideals in the zodiac. Falling between Capricorn and Pisces, the Aquarian embodies some of the characteristics of both of these signs. A delicate balance between the strict, hardworking, earth-bound Capricorn and the woo-woo Pisces, Aquarians are known for their originality and imagination, often leading to innovation, but this can also leave the Aquarius with their head in the clouds
So what are the best crystals for the Aquarius?
The Amethyst crystal is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness and can be imperative for grounding the inspired Aquarius. It is also a protective stone and thought to reduce nightmares. So, rather than watching “one more episode” on Netflix next time insomnia stripes, try placing amethyst stones underneath your pillow before you go to bed and give into the peace and calm this stunning stone can bring.
Aquamarine is an intuitive crystal and arguably the best stone to use with Aquarian energy. Aquamarine is your cold shower wake up call, an icy splash of water to the face, it is said to assist with quick intellectual response and can bring inner peace, hope and self-love. Wear it over your heart to shield your aura, undo destructive patterns and encourage the presence of angels for guidance and protection.
One of the four precious gemstones, Emerald is well used for intuitive awareness, meditation and spirituality. Rich and verdant green, Emerald brings Aquarius the inspiration, motivation, and creativity they need to forge new paths for themselves and the betterment of humanity. It can improve intuition, soothe emotions, and promote mental clarity to support the Aquarian’s constant thinking.
Garnet is well-known as an Aquarius gemstone. Said to be excellent for manifestation, especially in relationships, creative projects and business pursuits, Garnet is also considered the stone of commitment and as such, it helps Aquarius sun signs hold true to their dreams and plan for the future. Got a comfortable job, but dream of a true calling? Or have a steady bae, but seek a soul mate? Set your intention with Garnet and find your life purpose.
Hematite is an Aquarius crystal that carries a strong, grounding energy, helping to bring this air element back down to earth. Hematite gives the Aquarian the clarity and focus they need to be boss at whatever they attempt. Hematite has detoxifying properties, helping Aquarians to wash away their past, and replace negative emotions with strength and vitality. It increases confidence, decreases stress and anxiety, and improves Aquarius’ ability to manifest great things.
No matter how small your progress, each step you take with your eye firmly on the prize is one step closer to world domination… or at least achieving one of your slightly more realistic goals.
Remember – this is a killer place to start, but while Astrology is there to teach you about yourself, and crystal healing can help enhance your natural gifts and talents – these hella magickal practices are intensely personal and you may find there is more than one (or in this case four) stones or crystals that can represent and empower your astrological sign.
Keep your mind open as you explore which other crystals and stones symbolise the creativity, imagination and eternal energy of Aquarius for you. You might be blown away at how different stones can characterise different quirks of people born under this zodiac sign, bringing out different strengths in the endlessly complex Water Bearer.