From 20 January to 18 February, the sun is in the air sign, Aquarius. Ruled by the planet UranusPositioned at the start of the year, Aquarius energy is ambitious, progressive and solution-focused - welcomed energy when starting a new year.
Aquarius Basic InformationDate Duration: January 20 to February 18
Symbol: Water Bearer
Sign Quality: Fixed
Planetary Ruler: Uranus, Saturn (formerly)
- Freedom fighters
Aquarians are innovative freedom-seekers and humanitatian focused souls. They seek authenticity ans liberation. An undeniable trait of Aquarius is their individuality and ability to defy categorisation. They are archetypal outcasts who value freedom and hate to be labelled, as a result, they are likely to lead an unconventional life.
Aquarians are not just dreamers, they are doers. Their futuristic minds and adventurous nature mean they are usually ten steps ahead forging the path for 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. At worst, they can be stubborn, easily offended, self-absorbed and unforgiving. People often think they’re standoffish, but that’s just because they are often deep in their head solving a problem. Their enigmatic nature and need for detachment can make them difficult to get close to, and they can be so focused on their work or reforming society they risk closing themselves off from the world.
When Aquarius season comes around its invites 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 in our life. Aquarius’s energy is idealistic, utopian, freedom-loving and solution driven. A great time to visualise capabilities, steer advancements and make progress.
Here are some of the best crystals for Aquarius sun or rising signs. While these crystals have a special connection with Aquarius sun signs, anyone can use them to harness Aquarius energy this season.
Amethyst is one of the primary birthstones for Aquarius and the traditional February birthstone. Known for for its abilities to still the mind, stimulate intuition, increase spirituality and bring a sense of deep serenity, this treasured 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. 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. Amethyst guides them away from self-centered thought patterns.
The traditional birthstone for those born in January, Garnet's healing properies bring about energies of passion, vitality, confidence and personal power. Red Garnet is known to be the stone of commitment, something we know that freedom-seeking Aquarians can struggle with. It can also help deep-thinknig Aquarians to develop a stronger sense of self. Red garnet also clears negativity and instills deep rooted confidence. In love it inspires devotion and commitment making it a great stone for strengthening the bond between partners. For Aquarius its a good stone to help them express their true emotions. Resonating with the heart and root chakras, it offers a steady grounding energy. It’s effective for nurturing heartbreak helping to shed any regret, shame, resentment or pain attached to love and relationships. Physically, this it is known for boosting immunity, improving circulation and flushing out toxins from the body.
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Aquamarine is a stone of truth, courage and harmony. This stone ushers you to let go of fears of the unkown, surrender and go with the flowww with trust in your heart. This sea-green gemstone has long been associated with bravery and fearlessness; in ancient times sailors would carry aquamarine to protect them in the open waters and they believed it to banish their fear of drowning. Wearing this gemstone is thought to bring mental clarity, increase foresight and support confident expression. It connects to the throat chakra, the energetic centre associated with expression, authenticity and integrity to empower you to speak your truth. Aquamarine is useful during conflicts or disagreements as it allows you to communicate with compassion and rationality - making it a good stone for softening Aquarius who can oten come across as emotionally detached, impersonal and uncompromising. Aquamarine can support them to speak with tact in a calm and collected way. Aquamarine’s also has reflective qualities - it has this ability to reveal hiddent truths and bring things to light - which can reveal 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.
This angelic like stone all about inner peace, serenity and elevating the spirit. Its ethereal energy expands our consciousness and helps us connect with higher realms so that we can communicate with our angelic and spirit guides. Celestite is a great ally for meditation as it deepens inner vision and opens us to receiving wisdom from heavenly realms. Its soothing energy mellow the mind, eases paranoia or obsessive behaviours so we can come back to the present moment. Full of high vibrations it’ll support inner courage and bring mental calm when navigating chaotic times. By clearing the mind of anger, resentment, and lingering bad moods Celestite helps you make way for clarity and insight. Celestite is a deeply spiritual stone believed to 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 and chaotic nature.
Moonstone is a stone of femininty, new beginnings, inner growth and emotional strength. It soothes stress and emotional instability replacing with calmness and inspiration. The Divine Feminine works through this stone to assist all of us, whether male or female to honour our divine feminine (love, compassion, kindness, empathy) This stone helps you embrace the constant ebb and flow of mother earth and nature. Moonstone connects us to the lunar cycle helping Aquarians to flow with the natural rythmn of this planete. Aquarians can sometimes become frustrated with this world and feel trapped by its limitations. Moonstone teaches them to respect and flow with the cycles of change in the same way the moon honours its own cycle of waxing and waning month after month. It can help Aquarians connect with their emotions especially if they lose touch with themselves or beign to feel isolated.