Updated: November 13, 2022
Aquarius Zodiac Overview:
Date Duration: January 20 to February 18
Symbol: Water Bearer
Sign Quality: Fixed
Planetary Ruler: Uranus, Saturn (formerly)
From January 20 to February 18, the sun is in Aquarius. Positioned during the first two months of the year, Aquarius emits a very driven and passionate energy— the exact energy one needs to set their goals in motion for the New Year. During this period, everyone will be exposed to Aquarius energy regardless of their signs.
How Aquarius energy affects you depends on your personality, ability to adapt to change, and your willingness to rise to the challenges that may come your way. Fortunately, there are stones and crystals that can help you harness the passionate energy that Aquarius emits so you can make the most out of this period. Whether you want to rid yourself of past regrets so you can focus on the future and your goals or you need help in visualizing what you want for your future, these stones and crystals are beneficial for everyone during Aquarius season.
Aquarius is symbolized by the water-bearer, which is represented in Greek mythology by Ganymede, a young man whose beauty so enthralled Zeus that he made him the cup-bearer to the gods and placed him in the sky to represent the constellation of Aquarius.
Aquarius is ruled primarily by Uranus. However, its ancient ruler is Saturn, as Uranus was discovered much later. While both planets are still sometimes attributed to the sign, Uranus is recognized by most as the modern planetary ruler of Aquarius.
Aquarians have the advantage of being both an air sign and a fixed sign. Signs associated with the element air, are known for their ability to come up with the best ideas as well as having an innate gift for communication, and signs whose quality are fixed are known for their extraordinary determination and willpower. Combined, Aquarians are gifted with the ability not just for conceptualizing ideas, but they are also gifted with the intelligence, persistence, and hard-work that allows them to turn their ideas into reality.
Aquarians are not just dreamers, they are doers. They shape their ideas and mold them carefully using their talents to achieve their goals and dreams.
A Closer Look at Aquarius Strengths and Weaknesses
Idealistic, intelligent, innovative, and goal-oriented, Aquarians are known visionaries. When they envision something in their minds, they don’t just dream about the end-result, they create an entire blueprint with actionable steps to turn their goals into reality.
Aquarians are also known to have a strong sense of justice; they think of tangible solutions to fix what they see is wrong in society and work tirelessly towards achieving the changes they want to see in the world. Known for their relentless determination, Aquarians often achieve what they want or at least get as close to what they want as possible. They never give up even when the odds seem stacked against them.
Aquarians are fiercely independent; they have a strong sense of individuality and they dislike being stereotyped. They have a strong value system that they follow, but, unlike other fixed signs who tend to stick to their beliefs to the dot, Aquarians aren’t averse to change. They believe that in an ever-changing world, they, too, must be able to adapt to the changes around them. They love innovation especially when it comes to technological advancements, which is why most of them are tech-savvy. With their independence and strong sense of self, Aquarians believe that they can forge their own paths and succeed as long as they keep themselves informed and open-minded.
Like their planetary ruler, Uranus, the planet of innovation and discovery, Aquarians are known for their progressive way of thinking. Always thinking of the future and how to improve it, Aquarians are the best at coming up with ingenious ideas and taking action to turn their ideas into reality.
While Aquarians are definitely more open-minded than other fixed signs, they also have a tendency to be stubborn especially when it comes to the ideas that they share with others. While it’s true that they often come up with the best ideas, they aren’t always the best at handling people who have different viewpoints from them especially when such views are in opposition to their own.
As an air sign, Aquarians are natural conversationalists and are quite sociable. Although, Aquarians tend to know a lot of people and may seem like they have a lot of friends, they only really open themselves up to a select few, like-minded, individuals who have the same values and beliefs as them.
Perhaps one of Aquarius’ greatest weaknesses is that they have a tendency to run hot and cold when it comes to their relationships with other people; this is because Aquarians value their family and friends above all others and may turn down or cancel social engagements if the opportunity to spend time with a family member or close friend comes up. Some people might find Aquarians to be cold and distant, but really, it’s all about prioritizing what is important to them.
While they keep close ties with family and close friends, Aquarians need an adequate amount of freedom. They prefer to do things at their own pace, especially when traveling to other places. When traveling with an Aquarian, it’s best to give them some time to themselves if possible so they can explore freely without being constrained by other people’s schedules.
Aquarians are also known for their strong belief in humanity and the innate goodness in people. They are naturally sympathetic and while they have strong opinions, they are open to change as long as it leads to the greater good of society as a whole.
Aquarius is perhaps one of the most complex signs in the zodiac, as their general personality traits appear to have a lot of polarities. For instance, most fixed signs are known to be inflexible and value stability above other things, whereas Aquarians recognize the need to adapt to changes in their surroundings. They can also be rebellious in that they won’t hesitate to go against powerful people and institutions especially when it comes to correcting social injustice.
If you are an Aquarian and you want to make the most out of this season when the sun is in your sign, then the following stones and crystals can help you so you can start working on your goals for the year. However, as I mentioned earlier, everyone, regardless of their signs can benefit from the stones and crystals listed below, as they work best with Aquarius’ energy
Recommended Stones and Crystals for Aquarius Zodiac Energy
Amethyst is one of the primary birthstones for Aquarius and is also the traditional birthstone for those born in February. It was held in the highest regard across many ancient civilizations for its beautiful purple color (a color rarely seen in nature). It was also widely used by rulers, warriors, and travelers as a protective stone against intoxication and other perceived threats.
While amethyst isn’t rare in that it can be found all over the world, it is still considered by many to be valuable not just for its beauty, but also for its metaphysical traits. Amethyst resonates with the Third Eye and Crown Chakras.
As a stone of the Third Eye Chakra, Amethyst boosts one’s intuition and improves mental acuity. It is an excellent stone for Aquarius because it helps them tune into their intuition when working on projects or when deciding on whether not to proceed with a particular venture. Since Amethyst also resonates with the Crown Chakra, it helps one connect to one’s higher self and the divine, making it an especially useful stone for meditation especially when you're stuck or when you have trouble visualizing your future or manifesting your goals into reality
Amethyst helps boost creativity, insight, and helps alleviate stress. It is also helpful in tempering anxiety and excessive energies. Turn to Amethyst when you need to connect with your higher self or when you need to boost your intuition especially when making big decisions for the future. Wearing Amethyst jewelry can help ward off negativity, boost your intuition, and protect you against possible threats especially when traveling.
You can also keep an amethyst stone under your pillow or your bedside table when you have trouble sleeping, as Aquarians are known to have an overactive mind and often have difficulty tuning out when it’s time to rest.
Symbolic of its name, Angelite acts as an angel watching over you. Originally found in Peru, this soothing blue crystal brings about calm and peace. When you’re in need of emotional support, Angelite connects you to your angels and spirit guides, reassuring you that you’re always supported no matter what the situation.
The tranquil blue color of Angelite is associated with balancing the energies in the Throat Chakra, allowing you to communicate more effectively. For the Aquarian that finds it difficult to communicate with those who aren’t on the same page as them, Angelite helps you to feel calmer and find the right words in situations that may feel too overwhelming. When you feel as though you just can’t seem to open up to others, Angelite provides you with the support needed to engage in difficult conversations and communicate with ease.
Angelite works to strengthen your connection with your spiritual side. As humanitarians, Aquarians can use Angelite to tap into the energies of the universe and guide them in finding where their divine powers of service are needed. When you interact with the energies of Angelite, your intuitive abilities are heightened helping you to clearly visualize your path ahead and what needs to be done to get there.
Garnet is the traditional birthstone for those born in January. It has a special affinity with both Aquarius and Capricorn.
Garnets come in a variety of colors ranging from red, brown, and green. Red garnets also come in various hues ranging from reddish-brown to orange-red. While the stone’s chakral association depends on its color, all garnets have a special affinity with Aquarius.
Garnet has a special connection with Aquarius because it is a stone of passion, manifestation, courage, and willpower. It is a stone that enhances traits that Aquarians already possess and it also helps temper some of Aquarius’ negative traits.
Garnet encourages compassion and trust, as it is a stone that symbolizes truth and love.
Aquarians are known to be loyal companions, but it can be difficult to get to know them at first because they tend to put up walls especially when dealing with strangers. While they are charming and likeable, it’s not easy to break into an Aquarian’s outer shell. Aside from their strong sense of social justice, truth and honesty are at the forefront of their value system. Garnet helps boost compassion and understanding; it allows one to see past preconceived notions about other people.
Garnet is also an excellent manifestation stone and is particularly useful for enterprising Aquarians or for anyone who wants to start a business or expand their current ventures this season. An excellent cure for depression, especially if its caused by failures or losses in one’s ventures, garnet is the perfect stone to have in your reservoir during this time of the year.
Wear garnet as jewelry to help boost your innate talents and allow you to find solutions to obstacles, especially those that are hindering you from realizing your goals. It boosts your determination to continue working towards your long-term goals.
Hematite is a powerful grounding crystal. It is also a powerful absorber of negative energies, particularly those coming from your surroundings.
As a stone of the Root Chakra, Hematite not only helps with grounding, but it also offers protection and stability.
It is associated with Aquarius because it is especially effective in eliminating self-imposed limitations. Hematite also has powerful self-healing properties, especially when it comes to issues that involves your past. It allows you to process these issues in a healthy manner, then let go of them so you can focus on the present moment and move forward with your goals for the future.
Whenever you feel too much negative energy around you or when you feel anxious or stressed out, turn to Hematite to help relieve you of energies that you don’t want in your life. It’s also useful to place a hematite stone in your office and at home to temper negative energies within yourself and from others.
Wear hematite jewelry to protect you from negative energy wherever you go. Its ability to balance energies and temper negativity allows you to focus on your goals with a more positive outlook of the future.
Amber is unique in its composition because it is technically neither a rock nor a crystal, but rather fossilized tree resin. However, because of its physical attributes and powerful metaphysical traits, it is considered by many as a healing crystal. Ambers differ in density and opacity, but they are mostly golden-brown to orange in color. Its vibrant golden color is reminiscent of the sun when it is at its highest and brightest position during the day.
Amber resonates with the Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakras. An especially useful stone for new beginnings, amber is an excellent cleansing stone. It cleanses the body of toxins and cleanses the mind and spirit of negative energy. Amber doesn’t just cleanse one’s environment of negative energy, it also absorbs it and turns it into positive energy. Amber has many great physical healing properties, especially when it comes to healing illnesses and eliminating pain, which is why it has long been used as a soothing crystal for babies and young children.
Amber is an excellent stone to use during Aquarius season because it emits a very calming energy, which is perfect for people who are constantly overworked. It’s not uncommon for Aquarians who are always busy working or trying to change the world to forget about their own health.
Amber balances your chakras to allow for the flow of life force energy throughout the body, keeping your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health in check.
Turn to amber when you feel out of balance. Keep amber in your home and place of work to cleanse these places of toxic energy. It’s also helpful to wear amber as jewelry such as in the form of a necklace or bracelet to shield you from negativity and toxicity coming from other people.
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Larimar is a stone that encourages deep relaxation. Its light blue color is reminiscent of clear skies and seas, which is fortuitous as it was actually first discovered in the shores of the Carribean in the Dominican Republic and is only found in that region. Larimar has a strong connection with Aquarius because of the stone’s duality. Larimar is a variety of pectolite, but is unique in its composition because it has a volcanic blue coloration and its composition shows that it has volcanic origins.
Larimar is the epitome of calmness. Locals of Barahona, a coastal area in the Dominican Republic where the stone was first discovered called Larimar, the stone of Dolphins and the stone of Atlantis, as they believed it originated from the ocean.
Larimar, while created out of fire, exudes a very calming energy and has a special connection with the water element. It is especially useful during situations where tempers are high and hot, as it cools down one’s emotions to a more stable, relaxed state. It is an excellent stress reliever, which is perfect for Aquarians who are always busy juggling work with other social obligations.
An excellent meditative stone, especially when you feel overwhelmed, turn to Larimar to harness its calming energy. As a stone of the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, wearing Larimar as jewelry especially as a necklace is particularly useful in situations when you need to be able to communicate effectively and calmly with truth and wisdom, rather than allowing your emotions get ahead of you.
7. Black Onyx
Black Onyx is a stone that resonates with the Root Chakra and is a powerful grounding and balancing stone. It is an effective talisman for protection, but what makes black onyx really powerful is its ability to connect dualities in one’s personality and promote self-awareness. It is a stone that helps you use aggressive energies to strengthen your emotional, mental, and spiritual endurance. It turns your weaknesses into strengths, helps ease fears, calms the nerves, and encourages harmonious relationships.
Turn to black onyx when you feel you need grounding or when you feel that negative thoughts are cluttering your mind. Wear Black Onyx as jewelry to protect you from negativity and to keep you grounded especially during times when you feel out of balance.
Aquamarine is a beautiful light blue stone that emits a very calming energy. It is an excellent stone for calming the nerves and easing anxiety. It has a strong association with Aquarius because it encourages honesty and seeking out the truth. It also boosts mental clarity and acuity, allowing one to respond quickly when engaging in debates or when trying to sort out issues with others.
As a stone of the Throat Chakra, Aquamarine is the perfect stone for Aquarians especially when it comes to encouraging them to speak out their thoughts and their personal truths. Whether it’s standing up against someone more powerful to change a flawed social institution or resolving interpersonal conflicts, aquamarine encourages one to communicate effectively with truth and wisdom at the forefront rather than letting emotions and personal biases get in the way.
Aquamarine is also a stone that encourages social responsibility, service, and justice, making it a perfect match for Aquarius’ value system.
Meditating with aquamarine is helpful when you feel like your mind is cluttered or when you have trouble making decisions. Aquamarine also encourages one to yield to divine guidance especially when it feels like there’s no way out of a difficult situation.
Wear aquamarine as jewelry especially during times when you want to keep your mind clear and sharp. It is also helpful when you feel anxious before a presentation or while conversing with other people.
Rose Quartz is a stone that encourages compassion, unconditional love, and gentleness. With its pale pink color, Rose Quartz has a very peaceful and soothing energy. It promotes all kinds of unconditional love and is a useful stone to boost compassion and kindness.
Naturally compassionate and sympathetic, Aquarians have a strong faith in the goodness of people. This is perhaps one of the reasons why they often take it upon themselves to correct social injustice.
As a stone of the Heart Chakra, Rose Quartz is an excellent stone for boosting Aquarius’ most positive traits. It is also a useful stone to turn to whenever you have trouble understanding people especially when their views are in opposition to yours.
Aquarians value loyalty and honesty, and while they are compassionate, they do not take betrayal lightly. Rose Quartz is an excellent healing crystal to help you move on from past traumas. It also helps strengthen your connection to other people, and it welcomes love and happiness into your life and relationships.
Wear Rose Quartz as jewelry to boost your relationship with others. It is also effective in encouraging compassion towards oneself; Aquarians are often busy making the world a better place for others, they tend to forget about themselves. It boosts self-love and increases your awareness of your personal needs.
Pyrite is a stone that has a strong connection to the sun. It is a fire stone and it harnesses your inner fire to improve motivation when working on your goals. It is an effective manifestation stone and promotes wealth and prosperity, making it a useful stone for those who run their own businesses. It has a special affinity with Aquarius as it encourages one to take action and increases one’s motivation to finish tasks.
Pyrite also promotes courage especially when addressing social issues and standing up to those in power to protect others. It boosts Aquarius’ innate sense of justice. It helps them use their strengths to promote the greater good and to help improve the community, and on a bigger scale, the world.
Pyrite is also an effective protection stone against threats to one’s emotional and spiritual wellbeing. While it emits a strong fiery energy, it also helps temper negative emotions and allows one to think before acting, especially when strong emotions like anger and resentment are involved.
Meditate with Pyrite when you need a boost in physical and mental energy, especially when you are feeling lethargic or emotionally and mentally drained. Wearing Pyrite as jewelry whether by itself or paired with other crystals that complement its energy can help strengthen your willpower, increase confidence in your abilities, and take action to achieve your goals.
All the stones and crystals listed above are especially attuned to Aquarius' energy and while they have a special connection with Aquarians, they can help anyone, regardless of their signs. They can help boost your positive traits and temper your negative ones so you can become your best self during this season.
We always recommend wearing these crystals to maximize their effects, as their energetic vibrations work better with your own energy when they are in contact with your skin. Crystals are intuitive and they work differently depending on who wears them, as they match the specific vibrational frequency of the wearer, which is why wearing them in the form of jewelry where they are in direct contact with your body is the most effective way to use them.
It’s also important to set an intention before using a crystal, especially if you want to use them for a particular purpose.
Browse our curated collection of Aquarius crystal jewelry and remember to choose the pieces that call out to you. In this season of new beginnings, our Aquarius crystal jewelry can help you achieve your goals not just for this month, but as well as for the rest of the year.
All crystals in our collection are already charged and blessed so you can immediately use them once you receive them, but you’re always free to re-charge them especially if you want to make sure they work with the specific purpose you have in mind.
Gifts For Aquarius
AQUARIUS CRYSTAL BOX, $42
The Aquarius Crystal Box has been curated with visionary Aquarius in mind.
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AQUARIUS BRACELET, $35
This bracelet is designed to help idealistic Aquarius bring their innovations to reality.