In our monthly Crystal Horoscope column, spiritually savvy Gemini Chartreuse Tembo Barriere—who is the founder and headMIZtress of The Venus Academy —selects the most powerful stones for the solar season. She teaches us how to use crystals in meditation to stay aligned with the energy of both the heavens and the Earth.
Aquamarine and fluorite are the two crystals chosen for Aquarius season. Working with these stones regularly helps us to harness the structures of the future as we write the new story of existence on the blank slate.
What These Crystals Represent:
Aquamarine: Activates higher consciousness and a lighthearted spirit, protection from negative forces, may help regulate hormones
Flourite: Supports structure, unfolds creative potential, dissolves mental blocks, relief from joint pain
Aquamarine is the zodiac birthstone for Aquarius and ranges in color from blue-green to light blue. It is a member of the beryl family, of the hexagonal crystal system, and of the primary/igneous mineral formation. Primary stones signify the spark of creation—they are formed from pure magma. They encourage learning processes and personal development.
Aquarius is all about the futuristic mindset. As we can see, the Age of Aquarius is heralding this time of technological innovations at warp speed. Similarly, aquamarine invokes higher states of consciousness as it activates the third eye chakra—our energy center of higher insight and inner knowing. Aquamarine is a stone of spiritual awareness and service to humanity. Meditating with this crystal helps to integrate Aquarian futuristic ideas into actionable plans in the present.
On the physical level, aquamarine can be used to regulate hormonal balances as it is said to harmonize the pituitary, thyroid and pineal glands. Emotionally, aquamarine bestows a sense of light-heartedness and a happy disposition, which resonates also with Aquarian tenets of maintaining a bird’s eye view and a universal perspective.
Aquamarine is a non-toxic stone and can be constantly in contact with the body, and is commonly found cut and faceted and worn as jewelry.
Aquamarine’s Metaphysical Properties:
Aquarius is associated with the pineal gland and pertains to that higher insight and inner knowing. Aquamarine encourages spiritual growth and can help to enhance mediumistic, clairvoyant abilities.
Aquamarine has long been considered a protective stone against negative forces and a great assistant for reducing stress, which can be a common occurrence with forward-thinking Aquarians. Aquamarine encourages one to take personal responsibility for every aspect of their lives, and this helps with the Aquarius mission of bringing about social change and justice.
With Aquarius energy being light years ahead of the rest of the world, this energy may come with feeling challenged to fit in with society. Aquamarine is useful in helping us to be comfortable with our surroundings and release self-defeating patterns. Meditating with aquamarine helps us to be more of our authentic selves without provoking opposition. Its ability to invoke higher states of awareness is also a useful synthesis of the mixed blessings of being ruled by Uranus and Saturn, two planets with seemingly opposed agendas.
Fluorite is a cubic stone that brings structure and stability into our lives, while activating our creativity and free-spirited nature. Like aquamarine, it is also a primary stone concerned with helping us to develop and unfold into our inner potential.
Fluorite is like the perfect synthesis of Uranian and Saturnian energy—the two planets that govern Aquarius. It opens the gateway to the subconscious, but at the same time has an emotionally stabilizing effect which helps clear confusion. Since Fluorite’s cubic nature brings forth structure, it is a great learning aid or accompaniment when working on an important project. It stimulates the rapid absorption of information and boosts our self-confidence.
As Aquarius physiologically pertains to the shins and ankles, fluorite resonates here due to its ability to help with physical mobility. Fluorite is said to improve stiffness and joint problems, and also fortify the bones and enhance the cerebrum and other parts of the nervous system.
Fluorite is great placed on a desk, in a workspace, or also worn as a pocket stone to enhance productivity.
Fluorite’s Metaphysical Properties:
Since Aquarius is a fixed air sign operating in the mental and social realms, one of the challenges is remaining flexible and open to change through personal evolution. In uncertain and evolving times, fluorite is useful to help us dissolve our mental blocks, blind spots and narrow-mindedness.
Fluorite can help turn conflicts into cooperation—and bring more of a sense of centered structure rather than the strict rigidity that comes from Saturn’s influence. It brings an awareness of our suppressed feelings, but also the will to be productive and work with them.
The Saturn part of Aquarius wants rules and regulation, but the Uranus influence on the sign wants to break free and create a revolution! With its cubic molecular structure, fluorite can help us be radical and uncompromising when encountering oppression and injustice, but at the same time structure our lives so that our resistance is also productive. We want to be dynamic but also find stability.
Meditating with Aquarius Season Crystals
Meditating with crystals during Aquarius season can help ground us as we reach for even our loftiest goals, as Aquarian energy can often leave us feeling scattered. To make meditation a daily habit, start by spending 5-10 minutes each morning focusing on your breath and working with these Aquarius-themed intentions and affirmations.
Intention: May I be creative and courageous in the quest to influence the world.
- I put on my crown of excellence daily.
- I honor my gifts as a steward to the world.
- I fortify myself first in order to be of service.
- I enjoy the process of integrating polarities.
- I am thankful for my forward-thinking perspective.
- I collaborate with others to find solutions for the whole.
- I recognize intersectionality and the many different ways to be human.
Meditation Technique: Visualization
While laying down, place a piece of aquamarine on your third eye chakra; the space between your eyebrows. Visualize yourself in the future. What do you need there? What changes have to be made? What steps have to be taken? Allow your mind’s eye to be creative and picture things clearly.
After you have laid in quiet visualization mode for at least ten minutes, sit up and free-write everything that comes to mind in a journal to keep track of your visions. Writing ideas down on paper is the second step in manifestation.
Intention: May I cultivate a new frontier as a conscious creator.
- I am a pioneer of social responsibility.
- I am worthy and whole because I exist.
- I can productively dismantle to create anew.
- I share my perspectives in a unifying manner.
- I give thanks for my futuristic points of view.
- I use my gifts as an innovator and trendsetter.
- I raise the bar to a state of default excellence.
Meditation Technique: Heart-Centering
Write down the suggested affirmations and keep the paper in front of you as you relax into meditation mode. Speak the affirmations above three times before closing your eyes to meditate.
Fluorite’s resonance with both Saturn and Uranus works great for the heart chakra—the point through which we synthesize our grounded energies with our higher spiritual energies.
Meditate with fluorite by lying down and placing a raw or tumbled piece of the stone on your heart chakra. Think about that which you are grateful for and take 10 deep, slow breaths, envisioning your heart chakra opening.
Picture a golden sphere of light growing larger from your heart center with each breath. As it becomes larger and envelops your whole body, picture what you desire for yourself and the world at large. The more detailed the vision, the more powerful the manifestation.
Meditate daily for at least 5 minutes, and remain consistent in your visualizations.
Crystals and Astrology “101”
Discover more about the way crystals form, how to cleanse and program your stones. Read meditation tips and find out how these natural wonders correspond with astrology. All this in our Crystals and Astrology 101 section!
Disclaimer: This information should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health condition or disease and is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or healthcare provider.
mizChartreuse, Crystal Horoscopes
mizChartreuse, the headMIZtress of The Venus Academy, is a Zambian-American womb wellness astrologer, writer, and metaphysicist in the business of #DecodingTheAll. She is the author of The Yoni Egg Shadow Integration Workbook: Your 28-day Astrological Guide through the Womb Wellness Journey. From print to the web, mizChartreuse’s work has appeared at Tarot.com, AOL, Yahoo, HuffPo, AstroStyle, Numerologist, Sharpe Astrology and more.
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