There are so many crystals out there and other than buying the ones we are attracted to, and putting them on our collection shelf, what else can we do with them? Also, is there a way to get some that are personalized to your vibrational signature?
As an astrologist, the best way I can think of pairing you with the right crystal is to go by your zodiac sign. If you are lucky enough to know your rising sign, your moon sign, and any other planets, please use those too.
For example, let’s say you want to bring in more luck, more expansiveness, and abundance, you have a court case coming up or you want to travel to foreign lands, or go to grad school? Well, the planet that rules all those things is Jupiter. And let’s say your Jupiter is in Pisces; well then use the crystals associated with Pisces to make a manifestation grid. Or take those crystals out and meditate with them while you focus on manifesting all that is by divine right and by birthright yours for the taking.
Let's also discuss what are the most effective ways to use crystals as self-development or spiritual aids. Below I have bulleted some important healing techniques to use.
Ways to use Smaller, Tumbled Crystals:
Meditate with your stones. Relax your vibes and let the crystals' energy fuse with yours. Lie down to meditate and place them on the energy centers of your own body. Match the color crystal to the color associated with each chakra.
Carry the little ones with you. Hold it or slip it into your pocket/purse
Ways to use Larger Crystals:
Use Feng Shui in your home to create a peaceful, sacred space.
Create a crystal grid for manifesting, healing or protection
Now, let’s get into some astrology fun, detailing the signs and their corresponding crystals:
Don’t bother telling an Aries, no, they will find a way to do it anyway. Aries' hate to be told what to do. They are brave, impulsive, come on strong right outta the gate, but can end up losing momentum. That’s why they are better at initiating and/or starting projects. Their favorite word is “I” but it’s usually followed with an “I can do that”. They are known to be: competitive, self-assured, outgoing, have fiery passion and a fiery temper, they are enthusiastic and can be aggressive. After all, their ruling planet is Mars-the God of war. Below are the crystals to help soothe the raging yang of an Aries:
Bloodstone | Carnelian | Citrine | Quartz
They are all about learning to love themselves and what better way to show that self-love and self-appreciation then buying themselves lots of lovely things. Things that are soft, silky, smell divine, or taste even better, or are shiny and colorful like crystals. Yes, they are all about enjoying the earthly senses and are thus, very sensual. Ruled by Venus the planet of love, beauty, and luxury; steady and dependable, your Taurus friend will always be there for you. Why not show them how special they are by buying them these crystals?
Malachite | Emerald | Rose Quartz | Tigers Eye
They are easy to spot in a crowd, they are social and flit from one person to the next. They are learning about all types of communication, so it only seems fitting that Mercury is their ruling planet. Charming, funny, talkative, the forever student and consumer of knowledge, life is never dull with them around. On the flip side, Geminis are prone to gossip and smack talking. These crystals can help balance them in a variety of ways:
Black Tourmaline | Apatite | Raw Blue Calcite | Agate
Moody, Sensitive, Vulnerable Cancer, whose ruling planet is the Moon. The moon that changes signs every 2.5 days, which explains why the first descriptive word is moody. The first water sign of the zodiac, a cardinal cross point. Cancer rules the home, nurturing, the feminine, maternal side, they are kind, patient and helpful. On their bad days, the can be clique-ish, gossipy, hypersensitive, passive-aggressive or competitive. These are their crystals:
Moonstone | Emerald | Howlite | Raw Blue Calcite
This is a fire sign that is ruled by the sun. Therefore, Leos are warm, loving, affectionate, romantic, very proud parents, and good ones at that. They tend to like to be center stage and have a reputation for being all about “me, me, me, me, me, me” (sung in an operatic voice) In this life, they are learning about how to be creative and have a healthy dose of self-love with community inclusivity to match. Here are their crystals:
Carnelian | Tigers Eye | Raw Pyrite chunk | Raw Orange Calcite
Virgos might have a hard time pulling themselves away from their work to meditate with crystals. Most of them aren’t even sure crystals work or not. They can be skeptical. They are hard working, organized, dutiful, healers and on bad days they can be critical, knit-picky, fault finding & perfectionist. To help with balance seek out:
Red Jasper | Amazonite | Citrine | Jade
You can always tell if your friend is a Libra if her house is decorated with the cutest pieces out of all of your friends. They are often great artists too. The may always seem to be in a relationship and they talk about fairness and justice. They are diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, and social. On bad days they can be indecisive, they avoid confrontations, will carry a grudge and may fall into self-pity. Like Aries and Cancer they are on the cardinal cross and carry all of that cardinal energy. For them seek:
Green Aventurine | Rose Quartz | Tigers Eye | Clear Quartz
I think that Scorpios get a lot of bad press. They have been called dark, foreboding, jealous, possessive, everything short of evil. Most of my best girlfriends have been Scorpios. They are intense and passionate people with incredible drive. They also take relationship matters seriously. They are the sign looking for their forever mate and seek to dive deep into the soul of their lover. Now, it could be because I have Scorpio on my 7th house of relationships, but I think that’s perfectly understandable. Scorpios like to think they are hard to read, and always remember with Scorpios; still waters run deep.
Sodalite | Emerald | Malachite | Moonstone
They are all about their freedom. Following after the intensity of Scorpio, Sags do not want to be fenced in. They like travel, higher learning and being the wise old sage about most topics. They are especially drawn to topics like Philosophy or Spirituality. They have the life of the party personality, are fun-loving and humorous. On bad days they can be self-righteous, know-it-alls-, or the tellers of tale tales. They don’t stay in one place very long. These are the crystals for this fiery group.
Smoky Quartz | Citrine | Labradorite | Sodalite
They are said to be serious, but some of the funniest people I know are Capricorns. It’s because a natal chart is made up of other planets in other signs, so you might be serious, but have other ruling planets that make you whimsical as well. Capricorn rules law, the Senate or Senators, maturity and practicality. Capricorn natives can be hard-working, industrious, reaching their goals they have set out for themselves. On bad days they can be serious, snobby, or the type that holds on to a grudge for too long.
Malachite| Labradorite | Clear Quartz | Black Tourmaline
Although you have been accused of being emotionally stand-off-ish, cool or aloof, it’s just because you are able to detach easily, and not get so caught up in the moment. You are definitely the odd man out as you embrace your individuality. You’re a rebel or revolutionary. You are an agent of change. Often you are way ahead of your time. Your planet is Uranus and it rules astrology, Extraterrestrials, mental studies, lightning, and electricity. Your crystals are:
Black Onyx | Yellow Jasper | Amethyst | Flourite
You are the Alpha and the Omega, the end and the beginning. You are the most sensitive and sponge-like sign of the zodiac. Sometimes life hurts so you tend to escape or to delude yourself. Not to mention you are compassionate, big-hearted, loving, a friend to all. You are gifted Spiritually and are a natural medium, psychic, or channeler not to mention the most spiritual sign of the zodiac. Pisces rocks! Here are your crystals:
Bloodstone | Raw Green Calcite | Amethyst | Flourite