From 20 January to 18 February, the sun is in the air sign, Aquarius. Positioned at the start of the year, Aquarius emits ambitious and passionate energy – the perfect energy to set goals in motion for the year ahead
Symbolised by the water-bearer and ruled by the planet Uranus, Aquarians are known as the visionary humanitarians of the zodiac. They are intelligent and idealistic individuals loved for their free-spirited and adventurous nature. Their planetary influence of Uranus, which represents change, rebellion, reformation is seen in Aquarius’ progressive, radical and eccentric personality.
An undeniable trait of Aquarius is their individuality and ability to defy categorisation. They value freedom and hate to be labelled, as a result, they are likely to lead an unconventional life and forge their own path. Aquarians are not just dreamers, they are doers. Their futuristic mindset and adventurous nature mean they are usually ten steps ahead of everyone else. Aquarians are admired for their humanitarian qualities; they have a strong desire to fix things and make the world a better place. You’ll often find them devoting their time to philanthropic activities and humanitarian missions.
While Aquarians are a force of change in our world they have an overlooked sensitive side to their personality. When out of balance they can be easily offended, unforgiving and struggle to express their emotions. Their enigmatic nature and need for detachment make them difficult to get close to, and they can be so focused on their work or reforming society they may risk closing themselves off from family and friends.
This Aquarius season encourages us to think outside the box, be imaginative and find new and innovative ways of being and doing. It’s a time to look forward, make big plans, and even be a bit rebellious in making changes where needed. Harness Aquarius’s energy to visualise capabilities, steer advancements and make progress.
Here are five crystals to support you during Aquarius season. While these crystals have a special connection with Aquarius sun signs, anyone can use them to harness Aquarius energy this season.
Amethyst is a primary birthstone for Aquarius and the traditional February birthstone. Known for its abilities to stimulate intuition, increase spirituality and bring deep serenity, this purple stone is considered one of the most effective stones in crystal healing. Its deeply peaceful energies calm an overactive mind, soothe angry temperaments and ease emotional overwhelm. As a third eye and crown chakra stone it’s believed to help you go deeper in meditation, reach higher states of consciousness and improve mental acuity. Often referred to as the sobriety stone, amethyst supports you to overcome addictions, vices and negative influences. Amethyst lends a stabilising effect to Aquarius’ chaotic and unpredictable energy and helps them self-regulate during times of stress.
The traditional birthstone for those born in January, red garnet is known as a stone of passion, manifestation and willpower. Its vibrant energy stimulates ambition and encourages you to take action towards your goals with faith and devotion. Resonating with the heart and root chakras, it offers a steady grounding energy and releases blockages around self-worth. It’s effective for nurturing heartbreak and helps you shed any regret, shame, resentment or pain attached to love and relationships. Physically, this revitalising stone is believed to improve circulation and flush out toxins from the body. Since Aquarians have a tendency to put up barriers and shy away from expressing their true emotions, red garnet can support heart-centred awareness, more compassion and understanding towards themselves and others.
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Aquamarine is a stone of truth, learning and courage. This sea-green gemstone is a member of the beryl family and ranges in colour from the deepest teals to the palest blues. It’s long been associated with courage; in ancient times sailors would carry aquamarine to protect them in the open waters. Wearing this gemstone is thought to bring mental clarity, increase foresight and support confident expression. Resonating with the throat chakra, the energetic centre associated with expression, authenticity and integrity, aquamarine empowers you to speak your truth. It’s especially useful during conflicts or disagreements as it allows you to communicate with compassion and rationality while keeping you calm and collected. Aquamarine’s reflective qualities reveal hidden truths and can support introverted Aquarians to express their innermost feelings clearly.
Hematite is an iron ore crystal with mighty grounding and detoxifying properties. This silver-grey stone with its metallic lustre offers energetic protection from negativity and blocks harmful EMF pollution from electrical devices. Hematite has self-healing properties especially when it comes to past trauma or conditioning. It will free you from self-doubt or self-imposing limitations that stunt your growth. Hematite clears confusion, raises self-esteem and helps you feel more connected to your purpose. Aquarians can benefit from Hematite as it brings this air sign back down to earth and to find a balance between their idealistic views and some harsh realities.
Also known as Celestine, this sky-blue gemstone is all about inner peace, serenity and elevating the spirit. Its ethereal energy expands our consciousness, helps connect with higher realms and communicate with our angelic and spirit guides. Celestite is a great facilitator for meditation as it develops inner vision and opens us to receiving wisdom from heavenly realms. Its serene qualities mellow the mind, eases paranoia and obsessive behaviours of all kinds. It’ll support inner courage and bring mental calm when navigating chaotic times and is also believed to aid dream recall. Celestite is particularly helpful for Aquarians, as it allows them to be more open to spiritual development and calms their sometimes disorderly nature.
Disclaimer: Crystals and crystal healing are meant only to complement other therapies and support our overall well-being. Crystals should not be used as a substitute or replacement for professional medical treatment. For medical advice, please consult a licensed health care professional.