In my astrology practice, I have learned that I can use certain crystals to tap into the energy and archetypes represented by the zodiac and planets based on my client’s birth charts. For example, when a client needs fiery Mars’ energy that motivates, I suggest they wear and use Mars crystals, like Red Jasper or Hematite.
I also enjoy working with crystals and using them to tap into the energy of the zodiac, elements, and planets. On days when I need to dig deep inside myself and find a way to calm and harmonize my emotions, I enjoy working with Cancer and Moon crystals, like Pearl and Grape Agate.
Crystals have captivated humankind for centuries due to their vibrant colors, patterns, their connection to the elements, chakras, feng shui, numerology, the gods, and astrology. Crystals emitting soothing, comforting energy makes for a marriage between Earth and the sky. Today, I will explore their role in lighting up our inner stars.
Incorporating Crystals into Astrology Practices
Understanding that crystals are energy conduits that connect your experiences to the universe, planets, and zodiac makes them useful in astrology. All that’s necessary to use them and connect with their energy is intention. Learning how crystal energies interact with zodiac signs can yield excellent results in your personal and spiritual exploration journey.
For example, suppose you wish to embody the courage and initiative associated with the sign Aries. You might work with a piece of Fire Opal, known for its properties of boldness and determination. You’re inviting this energy into your life by carrying it with you, meditating with it, or placing it on your altar. It’s a dialogue, a harmonious conversation between you, the crystal, and the stars.
Crystals can be viewed as astral amplifiers, echoing the music of the stars into your everyday life. Their role is to hold and channel the energies of the planets and signs they correspond to. Consider them the stellar anchor, grounding astrology’s abstract ideas and energies into your earthly existence.
For instance, when the Sun journeys through Gemini, you might want to reach for a piece of Botswana Agate, known for enhancing communication, to connect more deeply with Gemini’s expressive energies. By doing so, you’re not just observing the energy of Gemini’s season unfolding around you. You’re also part of it, embodying the rhythm and resonating with the energy.
Through this practice, you can deepen your relationship with astrology, using crystals as tools to understand, engage, and flow with the rhythms of the signs and planets.
Top Astrology Crystals
Astrology is connected to various archetypes through the symbolisms of the signs and planets. You can tap into these expressions when needed and when life challenges arise.
Crystals can help set intentions, clarify your spiritual path, or facilitate closer ties with solar energies. Each crystal’s vibrational energies attune you with particular rhythms.
Amethyst works wonders in cleansing and protecting your spirit while opening it up for divine light to enter. I enjoy wearing Amethyst when I go on spiritual retreats or want to find answers about life and myself through meditation.
Amethyst’s calming properties make this stone the ideal partner in spiritual awareness or development, as its influence helps quiet the mind and amplifies focus.
Amethyst, connected to the zodiac sign Pisces, has long been seen as a gemstone associated with spiritual development and aiding authentic and divine expression through art forms. Jupiter further strengthens this link and amplifies Amethyst’s potential to aid significant personal and spiritual expansion.
How To Use: Feng Shui, Wear, and Meditation.
Moonstone harnesses lunar energy to promote calmness, emotional stability, increased intuition, and greater interpersonal compassion and understanding. I enjoyed working with this stone as an adolescent, as it helped me understand my emotions and experience less emotional frustration and anger outbursts like many teenagers experience.
There is a strong connection between Moonstone varieties and the zodiac sign Cancer. Cancer’s intuitive mothering traits come through in Moonstone’s protective, comforting energy; hence its gentle energies mirror those found within the representation of Cancer.
How To use: Wear, Bathing, and Meditation.
Lapis Lazuli (sometimes known as Lajward Stone) has long been used to increase intelligence and support higher-order in your thought processes. This was my favorite stone while studying and taking exams and tests. The deep blue color represents knowledge and intuition and also assists with increasing clairvoyance.
Lapis Lazuli resonates well with Jupiter’s philosophical nature and Sagittarius’ thirst for wisdom, understanding, and adventure, two forces it can help effectively channel. Using this stone can make you an eternal student, ready to learn and face the lessons and challenges life presents.
How To Use: Wear, Meditation, and Dreaming.
Rose Quartz’s vibration resonates with the Heart Chakra to promote emotional well-being and invite unconditional love and acceptance into your heart. This is my favorite stone to use when fighting with my partner and undergoing relationship conflicts.
Rose Quartz’s soothing influence fosters compassion, forgiveness, and understanding, three qualities essential for emotional well-being and healthy relationships.
Rose Quartz resonates with Venus and Libra and is linked to love and relationships. Bring more love, beauty, and interpersonal harmony into your life by harnessing its subtle yet relationship-centered energies.
How To Use: Meditation, Wear, and Bathing.
Protective Black Obsidian, or Black Lava Glass, is a priceless aid against mental and psychological strain, helping restore harmony, calm emotions, and clear the air, acting like a “psychic vacuum” within yourself. When I realize I am experiencing many draining, harmful, and toxic thoughts and emotions, I grab an Obsidian variety and keep it close.
Obsidian connects strongly with Pluto and Scorpio, known for having intense transformative and restorative powers. Obsidian’s steady but inwardly focused vibration works well with Scorpio’s focus on change and inner development. This stone allows you to kill parts of yourself that do not serve your growth and to become reborn into an expression that serves you.
How to Use: Carry, Wear, or Sleeping.
Aquamarine encourages honest and open dialogue. I always grab this stone when I need to have really tough conversations, as it is excellent for soothing nerves, dispelling fear, and stimulating clarity of thought!
Aquamarine represents Neptune’s imaginative energy and Pisces’ deep understanding of life. Its soothing yet conversational influence complements the Piscean’s intuitive and artistic nature, inspiring you to traverse your inner seas bravely and face fears head-on.
How To Use: Affirmations, Wear, and Meditation.
Working with and using Carnelian is an excellent way to increase stamina and leadership capabilities during uncertainty and procrastination. Carnelian can provide strength in times of fear. It is my go-to crystal for when I am doubting myself and need to reconnect with my inner strength and fire.
Carnelian connects to Mars and Leo, which is associated with initiative and action. This stone inspires you to act upon instinctual impulses and test new things. Together, they encourage you to explore inner desires while remaining open-minded toward trying different experiences.
How To Use: Meditation and Energy Work.
Peridot is an incredible stone to find inner compassion and begin a renewal cycle. When I am undergoing huge life changes, I work with Peridot, as it helps me step into the perfect embodiment for where I am at any point in time. This vivid green crystal helps release old beliefs or energies which limit progress while opening you up to broader perspectives and possibilities.
Peridot is associated with Virgo, who tends to be practical and nurturing individuals, showing patience, reliability, and resourcefulness, which are characteristics Peridot’s refreshing energies can reinforce.
How To Use: Wear or In Your Pocket.
Labradorite helps you adapt rapidly to change, increases hope and positivity, and lets you tap into your inner self. When I feel like the world is ending and everything is going wrong around me, I usually reach out to my Labradorite crystal.
Labradorite is the perfect companion stone to Uranus and Sagittarius due to its aiding libertarian personalities and possessing powerful personal transformative properties. It helps you adapt to changes and open yourself up to possibilities, hallmarks of the Uranian creativity and revolutionary spirit.
How To Use: Journaling, Meditation, and Wear.
Facing and dealing with responsibilities can be tough. Sometimes, I feel like I don’t want to be an adult and want to run away from all the expectations life throws at me. When I feel like this, I reach out to my Iolite, as it helps me become much more mature and responsible, removing complacency.
Iolite represents Saturn’s and Capricorn’s structured, disciplined energy. With its soothing yet uplifted vibes that help you achieve goals peacefully and calmly, its gentle energy fits right in with the Capricornian’s high importance on practicality and duty.
How To Use: Grounding and Decision Making.
Understanding and aligning with the energies of different crystals and their astrological counterparts allows you to open more profound dialogues and experiences within yourself. Just keep remembering: the universe lies deep within you, as well. With crystal allies in hand, perhaps sooner rather than later, you might touch stars!