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“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.” ~ Albert Einstein
Aquarius is the zodiac sign for people born from January 20th to February 18th.
I know several Aquarians, and each of them has taught me something new about life.
These non-conformists have their own spin on things; they are unique and unpredictable.
This may be exciting or frustrating, because just as we think we have figured out the Aquarius, they come up with something that questions all reason.
Indeed, Aquarius is unlike any other sign in the zodiac. They are birthers of new realities, stepping bravely where no one else will dare, opening universal portals from which we can all benefit.
How do they do this and why is it often physically and emotionally draining for this air sign?
Although Aquarius is depicted as a man pouring water into a river, it is an air sign, along with Gemini and Libra.
We often find air signs paired with water signs in relationships (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). I was born under the Scorpio sign, and can share first-hand that this kind of pairing is powerful. (The universe thought it comedic to send me two air sign daughters; my eldest is a Gemini and my youngest is an Aquarian.) Air and water can learn from each other, especially in areas of communication and flexibility.
Aquarius—a fixed sign ruled by Uranus, an erratic planet—is independent, original, far-sighted, idealistic, humanitarian, stubborn and set on having things their way, no matter what the obstacle. They are full of surprises, and are often inventors of new thoughts or products.
I see Aquarius as the revolutionary, who, discovering a new path for humanity, will pursue it in a bullish fashion and awaken others to new possibilities. What a wonderful trait—to be courageous and willing to try new things.
Friendly and intelligent, Aquarius can be non-sentimental once they begin on a course of action, bowling over everything and everyone in their way. They are accused of being non-emotional. Without enough grounding, Aquarius feels deeply and hurts easily—when they become off balance, they succumb to illness or withdraw completely.
With the amount of energy that Aquarians pour into their relationships, careers and even recreation, they need to find respite in silence, meditation, solitude and self-care such as healing foods and exercise.
Slow and steady benefits this sign. Yoga, time in nature and creative pursuits balance the dogmatic Aquarius, who are is easily offended and can be offensive when not grounded. Extremes in anything are another thing that throws Aquarius off, although they may thrive on extremism for a while, before crashing and burning.
The ankle is a weak point for Aquarius, pointing to the need for balance.
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.
Six Stones for Aquarius:
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
Author: Monika Carless
Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock