C R Y S T A L S.
I did a super amazing amazing Podcast recently with the babes of Control Live Forever & I was over the moon when they wanted to talk about one of my favorite subject matters.
Crystals have always mystified and enchanted human beings - and what's not to love? They're remarkable to look at and they actually *do* amazing things for us because WE are energetic beings! We are remarkable and so are crystals!!
I've been wanting to do this segment for quite a while - pairing up a crystal recommendation for each Zodiac... and also, why did I do this segment?: Well because I love Crystals & I love you guys, and I felt you would like this : )*
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Aries - Carnelian
Aries, you can be known to be incredibly head strong and sometimes prone to energetic imbalance, being hyper sexual or even worrisome to an extreme. Carnelian helps with negativity and rebalances the energy of the 2nd Chakra (Sacral Chakra) which rules sexuality & creativity in the body (energetically). It increases courage when you need it most, builds your confidence and aids in protection (energetic and physical). You can keep this stone near the Sacral Chakra (just beneath the belly button), also keep it in a purse, on an altar to meditate (can be a little energizing though, just to warn you!) or in your car to help against road rage... ;)
Taurus - Chrysoprase
Taureans are some of the most sensuous and loyal signs of the Zodiac, and sometimes prone to love addiction or sexual addiction from simply loving connection and comfort a bit too much. Chrysoprase is a heart stone that promotes healing, love and forgiveness and can be utilized to heal codependent patterns in relationships. Chrysoprase is also amazing for forgiveness, self acceptance and releasing ego-based negativity. Such a beautiful stone and the vibrant green is something you can stare at all day! I suggest keeping this one close to your heart, in your purse or near your bed.
Gemini - Black Tourmaline
Gemini's can get extremely heady & overly intellectualize or analyze everything. This can create exhaustion & even problems that don't even need to exist. My suggest for the Gem's is one of my favorite stones ever - Black Tourmaline. Black Tourmaline is an extremely grounding stone and it's amazing for ANYONE who gets way too in their heads with stress, worry & anxiety. It also aids in psychic protection and dispels negativity, which is incredible. Gemini's are very aligned with technology & communication because of their Mercury ruling planet, hence, Black Tourmaline is incredible to keep in your pocket, or near your computer when you are working, typing & texting away!!
Cancer - Abalone
Cancers, you are the nurturers and worriers of the Zodiac. It's easy for you to feel stressed our emotionally out of sync because of how giving you can be, often putting others before yourself. Abalone is a stone (or shell) I haven't studied much about but I have always been so so in love with its iridescent sheen. Abalone can be utilized to calm and balance emotional chaos, it's healing spectrum is vast because of the multiple colors in its shells (think of the rainbow of the Chakra System...) Abalone can also be utilized to aid in open mindedness when you feel closed and flexibility. Keep this near your bathtub, and put it inside the bath water when you need some calm and oceanic energy in your energetic space!
Leo - Rhodochrosite
Leo's have the capacity to love deeply and fiercely. Sometimes this can not only exhaust them (even though their ruler is the inexhaustible Sun) because they expect a lot out of the people around them. Rhodochrosite is a stone of teaching compassion and healing the inner child, both of which are the most noble callings and energies that Leo's posses. Rhodochrosite aids in emotional well-being, creative self-expression and compassionate vibes towards self and others. In a Leo's fierceness is also Her (and his) most powerful strengths, Rhodochrosite is amazing to use consistently on the heart chakra - so lay in bed at night before sleep and let it work on you! (Heart Chakra is at the chest , just in case you were wondering!)
Virgo - Diopside
Virgo's are Earth Signs, but they are also ruled by the Planet Mercury which is an Air Energy. Virgo's can feel very torn at times: extremely practical, logical and in their bodies but at the same time incredibly in their heads and overly analytical. Diopside is a beautiful stone in that it connects you to your Heart, Grounds you to Mother Earth Energy (which is perfect because Virgo's LOVE Nature & need it to feel grounded/centered) & provides a comfort and calming energy. Great to use at the Heart Chakra and Sacral Chakra to heal any imbalances there.
Libra - Watermelon Tourmaline
Libra's rule relationships according to Astrology, and they are here to learn balance (just because they are Libra's doesn't mean they have mastered balance) Libra's can sometimes get lost in relationship turmoil because they so deeply want to feel balanced & at one, with another. Watermelon Tourmaline is a major healing stone and deeply healing for the Heart Chakra. My fave crystal book Sacred Crystals (cited below) says that W.T. is amazing to have during rocky times in relationships as it cools and calms heated emotions... so amazing. Use this stone consistently, wear is as jewelry so its near your heart or sleep with it under a pillow. (And test that out, if you can't sleep it may be that the stone is too energizing for you but I am pretty sure this one has a chilled out energy and should be fine to sleep with.)
Scorpio - Kyanite
Scorpios are often known as the detectives of the Zodiac, picking up on false BS energy and being able to cut through the fluff and get to the heart of any matter. This can also be exhausting because whether they are spiritual or not, are often fielding a ton of psychic and intuitive information. Kyanite is a new stone to me but when I read it's properties I felt they were the perfect empowerment stone to Scorpio's Energy. Kyanite enhances psychic and telepathic abilities as well as removes blockages. Sometimes Scorpio's can get really intense / set in their ways, Kyanite is an amazing stone to keep you fluid and cut through harsh, unproductive attitudes.
Sagittarius - Red Jasper
Sagittarians are a fiery sign and like all fire signs, they need grounding & chill energy. The Root Chakra is the chakra associated with being in contact with one's own body and the Earth, this keeps us calm, centered and collected when things around us may be going a bit haywire. Red Jasper is a powerful grounding stone and can help bring the Sag's into their space of power and collectivity at their root, instead of in their passions or flying off the handle about something that deserves a second though. Red Jasper also assists us in being self-empowering by maintaining emotional balance & equilibrium. This is an amazing one to carry with you regularly, laying it on the Sacral or Root Chakra are also an amazing idea to help balance and ground any erratic energy.
Capricorn - Labradorite
Capricorns can be overly controlling, concerned with every detail and worried about how things will unfold. This can cause deep destress and low level anxiety that is ever present because letting go and going with the flow isn't always a Cap's strong suit. Labradorite is known as a "magic stone" it aids in trusting the power and magic of the intuition, of not knowing every answer and trusting the innate mystic within us. Might sound woo-woo (especially to a Capricorn;) but I suggested Labradorite for your sign because it reminds you to drop into the flow of synchronicity and trust that *you* don't always need to take care of every single detail - there is something bigger than you, at work always, that has your back. Labradorite peacefully reminds you of this truth. Excellent stone to sleep with and can absolutely get you into touch with your dreams.
Aquarius - Morganite
Aquarians can be one of the more detached signs, preferring to see the big overall picture of humanity versus considering one-to-one interactions and emotions. They're nature can come across as aloof when really, they intellectualize a lot of situations and people in general. Morganite is a stone that brings us into connection with compassion, love, softness and connection with one another. Bringing peace and "melting boundaries" are two resonances of Morganite, encouraging one to open their heart, mind & being to others. Morganite is also said to ease the mind, so it's perfect for the hyper-intellectual tendencies of Aquarius. Wear this beautiful crystal as jewelry, or keep it in your pocket or purse. I love (before going to bed) laying Heart Chakra stones like this and then falling asleep. You can definitely sleep with this stone.
Pisces - Kunzite
Pisces can have a tendency to want to escape, especially if they are feeling emotionally vulnerable or have encountered aggressive energy, emotions or circumstances. Pisces sensitive energetic nature makes them empathetic and quite magical because they hold the energy of love and teach us how to embody this vibration ourselves. Kunzite is a new stone that I just learned about but it comes across as Rose Quartz on steroids. A major heart-healing stone, it is said to enhance self esteem, open one to the power of love, and is extremely healing for the emotions which is excellent for the Pisces. Kunzite encourages love in all of its facets to fill and expand your life. Healing-Crystals-for-you.com also states that Kunzite can heal negative patterns of anxiety and fear, especially around being vulnerable. Wear this stone near your heart and sleep with it to let it work on you & your subsconscious blocks while you are sleeping.
My Favorite Places to Get C R Y S T A L S:
Online: The Earth's Gems
In Los Angeles: Open Eye Crystals
Book: Sacred Crystals by Hazel Raven
Self: My Own Intuition