Crystal expert Jessica Lahoud reveals which semi-precious stone is best for you based on your star sign.
You’ve set your intentions with a crystal grid, you know what stones to reach for when you’re stressed and you check your horoscope daily. Sure, you could say you’re in touch with all things spiritual, but if you really want to tap into the energies of the universe, it’s time you paired your crystal collection with the zodiac.
Just like your star sign impacts your morning routine and bedtime rituals, where you sit on the zodiac has a direct influence over how a crystal will affect you.
Here, Jessica Lahoud, founder of crystal store Mineralism, unpacks exactly which crystal works best for you.
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Aries (March 21st-April 19th)
Your light burns with a fiery passion. You have a determination that makes anything and everything seem possible and you rarely take no for an answer. These qualities make you fun, adventurous and successful, but you can also be impulsive and unorganised and you’re at risk of burnout if you don’t take time to rest.
Your crystal: Fire Agate
Fire agate keeps you grounded while giving you the energy you need to get through your never-ending list of goals. Balancing work and play can be hard, but fire agate will secure your energy firmly into your physical body and help you make time for the things that fulfil you.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)
You are practical and organised, you like the finer things in life and you’re not afraid to work for them. Like the mighty bull, you don’t like to be bothered or moved and you can be stubborn and hold a grudge. You don’t have the time or energy for anyone else’s drama, and while that’s understandable, you can come across as cold and unapproachable at times.
Your crystal: Larimar
Larimar is as rare and treasured as you are to your friends and family. It has a cooling energy that could calm the mood of even the most stubborn, hangry Taurean. Larimar will soften your heart and allow you to connect with your feelings, forgive more easily and let go of judgement. With the help of larimar, you will have a little more patience for others and for yourself.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)
You’re a social butterfly with a desire to get the most out of life. You’re not afraid to change your mind, but that doesn’t make you two-faced as the stereotypes might suggest. You honour your ever-changing feelings and you’re open to new ideas and experiences. This also means you might become bored with things easily or come across as unreliable.
Your crystal: Rutilated quartz
Rutilated quartz will amplify all of your best qualities, keeping you inspired, curious and buzzing with energy. In fact, I’d recommend you keep it away from you when you’re sleeping to avoid a restless night. While you may struggle with reliability at times, rutilated quartz will give you razor sharp focus to follow through on any task.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)
You easily tune into the energies of those around you and nurture the people you love. You project strength from the outside, but on the inside you’re very sensitive and emotional. Your sensitivity helps you to understand others, making you a great listener and shoulder to cry on. Be careful to not spread yourself too thin – you can’t pour from an empty cup.
Your crystal: Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite is all about love and compassion. Cancerians have a tendency to hold onto things, re-living a situation over and over again trying to make sense of it. Rhodochrosite will help you release emotional blockages, give you permission to move on from that pain, offer you the support you need and encourage you to make self-care a priority.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)
Being the centre of attention comes easily to you. Because of this, you often steal the limelight. You’re a natural leader and come across as fearless and powerful to the rest of us mere mortals. You’re generous, encouraging and loyal to those in your inner circle, but you have a flair for theatrics, which can be both good and bad depending on your mood.
Your crystal: Carnelian
Carnelian emanates Leo’s qualities of courage, confidence, strength and success. It resonates perfectly to keep a Leo energised and on the path to empowerment. While you might usually have trouble receiving criticism, carnelian shifts your perspective so you can embrace these issues and see them as a chance to be a better version of yourself.
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)
Your attention to detail is unparalleled. So much so that you might come across as a perfectionist. You have a million things on your to-do list and you feel like you have to do them all yourself if you want them done right. You might seem overly critical or intense to some, but you’re often more critical of yourself.
Your crystal: Smoky quartz
As an earth sign you need to connect with nature to operate at full capacity. Smoky quartz is a stone of practicality. It will help you sort out the logistics of your crazy schedule while keeping you grounded and calm. Once you organise your schedule, make some time for the great outdoors, ideally in a remote place where you can listen to the birds and take a bushwalk.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)
Your carefree attitude means you don’t like to sweat the small stuff. You thrive in a harmonious and balanced environment. You have a lot of love to give but your accommodating nature puts you at risk of appearing insincere or having others take advantage of you.
Your crystal: Tiger eye
You need to feel grounded, and tiger eye can offer you that sense of security. You have a tendency to avoid conflict or procrastinate on important issues, but tiger eye can help as it’s a stone of strength and independence. It’s also known for its ability to assist in making decisions without being biased or judgmental, which is great for Libras who struggle with speaking up.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)
You are ambitious and determined in life. Some people can mistake you as being manipulative or opportunistic, but you’re really intuitive and highly emotional. When you honour all parts of yourself, you’re in tune with your shadow and can move mountains with sheer willpower. This is a superpower, not something to shy away from.
Your crystal: Aquamarine
Aquamarine is known to cool a hot temper, which will come in handy for a Scorpio. It also helps with communicating clearly and soothing emotions. Scorpios have a tendency to hold onto grudges, but with the help of aquamarine, you can lighten your load and let go.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)
You’re always looking for more, and that sets you on the path to great adventures! You have big dreams and you’re willing to risk it all to attain them. Take time to think things through before you take action – you may take the wonderful things you already have in life for granted.
Your crystal: Lapis lazuli
The powerful frequencies of lapis lazuli will support your thirst for knowledge. It encourages truthful communication and self-awareness and opens up your psychic channels so you can see all the possibilities in front of you. Lapis will help you communicate your ideas and thoughts in a way that allows others to understand your grand plans.
Capricorn (December 22nd-Jan 19th)
You’re successful in everything you put your mind to. You’re the loyal friend and confidant everyone else comes to for advice, and being an earth sign, you thrive in a stable and organised environment. Be mindful that not everyone else thinks the same way as you. While your sarcastic communication might seem light-hearted to you, it could come across a little harsh to others.
Your crystal: Pink tourmaline
Pink tourmaline emanates energies that soothe and nurture. As a Capricorn you place impossibly high standards on yourself. Pink tourmaline balances your emotions and helps you stay stress free. It encourages you to connect with your gentle side, which will help you be more tolerant and understanding.
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)
You’re forward-thinking, always up for an adventure and can come across as a wildcard to others. You’re artistic, rebellious and independent, and this makes you attractive, but be sure to make time for yourself to recharge and process your thoughts.
Your crystal: Labradorite
Labradorite is a crystal of transformation and purification. It supports your confident nature while protecting you from the energies of those around you. Being such a magnetic and charismatic person, it’s important to have a stone that protects you from feeling energetically drained by others.
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)
You’re the whimsy daydreamer of your friendship group. Your belief in the magical and impossible inspires those around you, and you’re naturally intuitive and can pick up on the feelings of others. This can be overwhelming for you as your emotions run deep. Some days you have an incredible ability to express yourself, other days you need your alone time.
Your crystal: Blue lace agate
Blue lace agate helps to realign the energy of your throat chakra. It will bring your communication back into balance, whether you’re expressing too little or too much. Blue lace agate will calm your emotions and give you confidence and clarity.