Six Stones for Aquarius
Using an ally, like a gemstone or crystal, is a good idea for this sign, as they are naturally empathetic to nature, and thrive best when in touch with their spirituality.
Aquarius does well with stones that are light blue in color, as they are the water bearer, but can also incorporate red and yellow.
Stones that offer emotional protection and grounding are beneficial, as water and air need stabilizing and warming.
Silver is a good metal for Aquarius, as it aids in blood detoxification and circulation while removing negative energies.
Garnet is a grounding and protective stone that brings fire, aids with melancholy and is a symbol of love and truth. It is a powerful balancer for air and the erratic influences of Uranus.
This intensely purifying (fire) stone is associated with the pomegranate, a symbol of the feminine, and was greatly valued by many ancient tribes in their search for awareness. Garnet is a medieval stone that is said to hold magic and purpose.
Wear garnet as a pendant close to the heart.
Amethyst is a stone to help assimilate new ideas and will help ground and protect empathic Aquarians. This crystal is a beautiful friend—gentle yet influential. It is also a carrier of fire and creativity.
Amethyst is a stone for spiritual seekers because it purifies the aura. They are excellent when used as prayer beads, where one can touch its centering and thought-calming properties. Amethyst is good for the third eye and Crown Chakra and heightens intuitive thought and wisdom.
Amethyst is found in Greek mythology as the stone for sobriety.
Aquamarine is a stone for the Throat Chakra. It helps with communication and releasing long-held resentments and emotions. It is useful for travelers, especially those who are attracted to the sea, as it protects and magnetizes the power of the moon and spiritual/creative illumination.
Aquamarine fosters compassion and empathy, which aids in the Aquarian’s humanitarian pursuits.
Amber is actually a fossilized resin and not a gemstone. It’s a powerful healer and protects the psyche while clearing an overactive mind and promotes the release of negative energy.
Amber is warming, grounding, eases stress and fear and helps Aquarius connect with earth energy as it often contains ancient bits of leaves, insects or tree bark. Amber carries ancient wisdom that the highly intuitive Aquarius can tap into and wear when creating the new Earth.
Labradorite is a special stone, known to the Inuit people as the frozen fire that fell from the Aurora Borealis. Labradorite holds mystical energy—a blue light shimmers within its depths and is used by shamans and healers the world over. It is a stone to awaken and strengthen the Aquarians’ already strong connection to spirit.
Labradorite is a stone for the visionary Aquarius. It protects the aura and governs spiritual exploration.
Named for the Canadian province of Labrador/Newfoundland, this stone represents water and fire—a perfect balancer for Aquarius.
Moonstone is best worn with silver for Aquarius. It aids with intuition, dreaming, relaxation, calming the mind, emotional balance and overreactions. Charge this stone by the moon and wear it to balance the female reproductive organs and cycles. Moonstone hails from Australia and India and brings the conscious forth from the unconscious.
Also, use moonstone for digestive upset.
During new and full moon, Moonstone can be worn or placed under the pillow for lucid dreaming, astral travel and connecting with spirit guides.
Crystals and gemstones are beautiful gifts from the earth that both absorb and offer energy, shine a light on our gifts and challenges and are faithful companions.
I hope this is of service to Aquarius, a sign that continues to inspire.
Source: Judy Hall (2002) Crystal User’s Handbook. Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.: New York