In our monthly Crystal Horoscope column, spiritually savvy Gemini Chartreuse ChiChi Tembo—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.
Blue Lace Agate and Apophyllite are two crystals for Gemini season. Working with these stones helps us release tension and clear our minds.
What These Crystals Represent:
Blue Lace Agate: Promotes mental clarity; aids in removing blockages from the nervous system and tension from shoulders and neck
Apophyllite: Encourages peacefulness, openness; aids in healing grief and supports the lungs and respiratory system
About Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate:
Gemini rules the lungs, shoulders and the nervous system. Geminis are the natural multi-taskers of the zodiac. As the first air sign of the astrological year, Gemini’s prime area of operation is in the mental and social realms. During Gemini season, we may be prone to nervous energy, flightiness and may find it hard to be still or focus on one thing at a time.
Blue Lace Agate promotes cohesiveness of thought. This gemstone is said to help remove blockages from the nervous system and relieve shoulder and neck problems, which is exactly what Gemini energy needs when it gets overly heady or holds too much tension in the body.
Blue Lace Agate is a sky blue- and white-banded variety of agate/chalcedony. This soft and light gemstone contains the qualities of flight, air, movement and grace.
Agates, in general, are highly resonant with Gemini energy, as they bestow mental clarity and assist in stabilizing the aura.
Blue Lace Agate’s Metaphysical Properties:
Blue Lace Agate is beneficial for remembering spiritual essence. This stone is highly attuned to the throat, heart, third eye and crown chakras.
We can spend a lot of time “in our head” during Gemini season. Blue Lace Agate helps balance yin-yang energy, and integrates our emotional and intellectual and etheric natures.
Blue Lace Agate encourages clear self-expression, dissolving established patterns of repression and self-censorship (which can lead to throat chakra blockages and chest issues). Some deep work worth diving into during Gemini season is healing wounds stemming from relationships with parents. It often is the case that addictions and oral fixations in adulthood stem from a childhood dynamic of not being heard and validated.
Gemini energy can help us benefit from the preservative and rejuvenating qualities of Apophyllite. The high water content of this mineral is a good counter for the airy nature of Gemini. Its resonance with the respiratory system resonates with Gemini’s medical rulership of the lungs.
Apophyllite enhances mindful analysis and clear transmission of information (verbal and vibration). It also promotes openness, counters negative thought spirals and anxiousness. Reiki healing and other energetic work using Apophyllite for its calming and grounding properties.
This crystal also promotes inner peace, heals grief, activates the heart center. It can also allow users to channel and absorb infinite universal energy and experience the true bliss of oneness.
Apophyllite’s Metaphysical Properties
The Gemini Twins are the first appearance of humanity in the zodiac. Represented by Ibeji (the twins in African traditional religion, and by the mythological story of the Castor and Pollux constellations), Gemini’s unique disposition is inherently understanding partnership and connection.
We are each responsible for the energy we bring to our interactions with others, so it’s important to seek, recognize and correct our inner deficiencies. Apophyllite amplifies the Gemini ability to connect in relationships by providing ample self-reflection and recognition of one’s own attitudes.
Apophyllite also connects the physical and spiritual realms, and attunes one’s body to the higher self. This stone helps to facilitate astral travel and stimulate intuitive vision. Since Gemini is also the zodiac’s messenger, working with Apophyllite helps us recognize and act upon truth.
Meditation, Intentions and Affirmations with Crystals for Gemini Season
Meditating with crystals during Gemini season can help us become more expressive and dilute any two-faced tendencies. Since we are more prone to flighty behavior during Gemini season, meditation and yoga are powerful tools that can help us channel excessive energy into something more productive. To make meditation a daily habit, start by spending five to ten minutes each morning focusing on your breath and working with these Gemini-themed intentions and affirmations for your meditation practice.
Meditation and Ritual
Meditation intention: Since Gemini energy is so mentally active, the best thing one can do is simply sit for a moment and breathe.
While laying down, place a Blue Lace Agate near the throat chakra, and a piece of Apophyllite at the third eye chakra on your forehead between your eyebrows. Breathe deeply, focusing on inhaling and exhaling. Observe your thoughts, how the mind wanders. Focus on your breathing. Just 10 minutes per day, upon waking, helps integrate all of the crystal properties of Blue Lace Agate and Apophyllite.
- I express my truth.
- I am the messenger.
- I trust my inner compass.I transform myself to evolve.
- I am free to change my mind.
- I embrace total self-acceptance.
Ritual: Gemini Crystal Elixir and Journaling
Both Blue Lace Agate and Apophyllite crystals are suitable to be ingested as Crystal Fire Water and Gem Elixirs. Make an elixir by putting the crystals in a glass container of water and charging the jar in sunlight.
Writing down your inner thoughts is some of the best therapy for Gemini’s mental chatter. Taking five minutes each morning to journal about your dreams or simply write out your stream of consciousness thoughts helps one to clear the mind and start the day.
As you move throughout your day during Gemini season, try to remember that you can compassionately empathize with other perspectives that are not always the same as your own. Remember the presence of your spiritual self, and know that you can always trust in the universe.
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!
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, 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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