What is the Aquarius Birthstone?
Aquarius is the eleventh sign in the zodiac. Those born between the January 19th and February 19th are Aquarians. Aquarius has the ruling planet of Uranus and the element of air. The main birthstones of Aquarius are Garnet and Amethyst. Garnet is red and the stone of strength. Amethyst is purple and the stone of serenity.
The Lover of Independence
Aquarians are symbolized by the water bearers. While you would think this means they are awesome at going with the flow and being as cool and fresh as still waters, Aquarians are actually an air sign meaning that they are forever blowing in and out and bringing with them the sweet breath of self-assurance and confidence. Those who share the Aquarius zodiac sign are all about independence. Just like the wind outside your window, you cannot pin an Aquarian down – each one is just a little bit different, making them one of the most original star signs in the zodiac pack.
Aquarians are blessed with so many amazing qualities. Sharp as a tack, progressive thinkers, and with a love of freedom and fairness for all – they are always up for helping to change the world for the better.
Being kind, gregarious, and ever up for an intellectual tete a tete, Aquarians aren’t difficult to deal with, but they can sometimes come across as a little emotionally detached especially when it comes to dealing out the feelings talk. As deep thinkers, Aquarians aren’t always known for their tact and sometimes come across as a little condescending which can sometimes rub their peers up the wrong way. While finetuned towards a sense of justice, the world doesn’t make it easy meaning that sometimes Aquarians get their patience snagged when it comes to spreading justice.
We have rounded up the best gemstones for all those Aquarians who are looking to clear up their communication, cut out the mood swings, and connect with those they love to bring better balance and beautiful healing into their world. Keep reading to find out which gemstones make a perfect match for your zodiac sign.
Not an Aquarius but want to know more about your own sign or dish the dirt on your friend's signs? Check out our other guides to all things zodiac signs…
- Aries -The Ram – March 21 to April 19
- Taurus – The Bull – April 20 to May 20
- Gemini – The Twins – May 21 to June 20
- Cancer – The Crab – June 21 to July 22
- Leo – The Lion – July 23 to August 22
- Virgo – The Virgin – August 23 to September 22
- Libra – The Scales – September 23 to October 22
- Scorpio – The Scorpion – October 23 to November 21
- Sagittarius – The Centaur – November 22 to December 21
- Capricorn – The Goat – December 22 to January 19
- Aquarius – The Water Bearer – January 20 to February 18
- Pisces – The Fish – February 19 to March 20
Finding healing stones that are a stunning match for the astrological sign of Aquarius means looking for those that use their healing properties to bump up those areas of energy that need a little work. Precious stones that match with zodiac signs aren’t just about focusing on clearing out negative energy but also match because they share beautiful beneficial traits that Aquarians have anyway. Zodiac birthstones that strengthen that gorgeous sense of freedom and sparkle with intellect are amazing for Aquarians as are gemstones that work to heal the heart, nurture softer communication, and help balance out those mood swings that can sometimes bring an Aquarian down. Take a look at these perfect and precious stones that bring healing and harmony to all Aquarians out there…
Glorious Red Garnet seems to glow with confidence making it the number one January birthstone for all Aquarians out there. A flickering flame that warms the heart of winter, Garnet is said to be a symbol of truth, purity, and personal power. Garnet is also known to be the stone of commitment, something we know that those freedom-seeking Aquarians can struggle with. When we talk about commitment we don’t just mean relationships but also committing to plans, dreams, and the deeper sense of self. For Aquarians who can sometimes be a little cold, Garnet will light the fire within. Garnet is known for boosting immunity and energy. Emotionally it helps to build confidence and clear out negativity. Spiritually it cracks open the heart and taps into deeper spirituality.
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Soft and serene, Amethyst is enchantingly calm and spiritual, bringing a gentle approach to the popular February birthstone. Purple hued and precious, Amethyst is intrinsically linked with the crown chakra and is an incredibly spiritual stone. For Aquarians who need to get more in touch with their spiritual side and embrace a bit calmer, this is a heavenly healing gemstone that will level you right out. Amethyst also promotes healthy sleep and cuts out migraines. Emotionally it is one of the most amazing stones for clearing anxiety and promoting a calmer mind. Spiritually it deepens intuition and nurtures higher thinking as it connects with the crown and third eye chakra. Blend with Lapis Lazuli to truly tap into that Third Eye power.
Find out more about the healing elements of Amethyst.
The joys of Jasper are endless. A sublime stone that is known for its grounding properties, Jasper knows how to keep you protected even when you are flying high on the freedom trail. Nicknamed the supreme nurturer and the endurance stone, Jasper steps in to keep those airy Aquarians on track when it comes to staying safe on the road, staying creatively sparked, and staying connected. A stone of deep inner and outer strength, for those Aquarians who feel on the road to burnout, Red Jasper will carry you with a new infusion of endurance. Jasper is also known to be the talisman of luck for all those Aquarians out there who need a burst of abundance. Jasper is known to balance sexuality, raise endurance, and improve blood circulation. Emotionally it keeps you focused and encourages emotional stability. Spiritually it is all about raising your life force energy and clearing those base chakras.
Find out more about the healing elements of Red Jasper.
Agate is an amazing match for Aquarians. A stone that comes in endless shades and committed to inward journeys, Agate brings an endless scope of healing energy to all Aquarians. Known most of all for upping self-confidence, turning up the dial on analytical problem solving, and staying balanced and connected to reality, this gemstone keeps the gold and glory of Aquarians natural traits ticking while ensuring they keep one foot in the real world. Agate is great for boosting energy levels and upping metabolism. Emotionally it encourages quick and committed decision making and balanced thinking. Spiritually this stone keeps you grounded in reality even when flying high. Blend Blue Lace Agate with Moss Agate to make th most of these zodiac stones.
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Sugilite is one of the rarer Aquarian birthstones but comes flush in shades of pink and purple. Famed for its ability to boost spiritual growth, this stone wants Aquarians to release all those pent-up worries and to make space for deep satisfaction. Being a gemstone of glorious release means that Sugilite is all about embracing a true sense of freedom – not just in the way of the open road, but in a way that invites the mind to let go of all those thoughts and feelings that have been holding you back. Sweet as can be, Sugilite works to cure headaches and discomfort so you can live in clarity. Emotionally it releases worries and lets you embrace forgiveness. Spiritually it strengthens your calling and helps to channel psychic abilities.
Shimmering in soft shades of blue and green and shot with copper, for those Aquarians who embrace one of the oldest healing stones in history, Turquoise can be sure to bring clear-headed thinking, softer styles of communication, and life-affirming traits to the party. Blue is the best choice for an Aquarius birthstone color as it relates to the throat chakra. Turquoise also shares the ruling planet of Uranus with all those born under the star sign of Aquarius further cementing the idea that this stone makes for a perfect match. Turquoise reduces all kinds of respiratory ailments and invites you to take deep healing breaths. It also kickstarts your immunity. In the emotional sense, it brings peace and serenity and ensures stronger bonds of communication. Spiritually it helps to clear out the throat chakra.
Find out more about the healing energy of Turquoise.
How to Use the Stones
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With a list of luscious gemstones that magically match, enhance, and temper the traits of an Aquarius it’s worth knowing exactly how to use these stones to get the best of them. Whether you choose tumbled gemstones for an altar, worry stones to turn in your hand in times of contemplation, crystal spheres to glimpse beyond, or gorgeous birthstone jewelry that helps you to set an intention every single day, there are endless ways to make the most of Aquarius birthstones.
Birthstone jewelry is an old tradition and one of the best ways of saying yes to the endless healing benefits each and every gemstone can bring into your world. For years jewelers have been curating birthstones into bracelets, pendants, charms and more to create the perfect gift for the wearer. Even beyond the sacred element of receiving a gift so personally attuned, birthstone jewelry has the added benefit of bringing healing elements around the clock. One of the best ways to make the most of Aquarius gemstones is to have them directly pressed against the skin. When we wear gemstones against the skin, the healing elements of each stone is able to transmute its power and healing energy directly where it is needed. Say yes to the flow and let the healing elements of Aquarius bring you into bright abundance.
For those who want to use their Aquarius jewelry to clear the throat chakra, you can keep the stone close by while practicing speaking your feelings aloud or when penning journal entries. Regular committed practice to inviting your feelings to emerge from the depths within to the physical space can help to put you on the path to openness.
How to Cleanse Stones and Jewelry
As healing crystals get to work soaking up negative energy and channeling connections its important to keep these stones cleansed and charged on a regular basis. Healing gemstones need to be discharged after heavy energy sessions or every few weeks to keep them stacked with spiritual energy. Cleansing your gemstones is easy, many stones simply require being held under running tepid water for a few moments before being patted dry. Try to avoid excessively hot water or intense scrubbing as this ca n damage the surface of your crystals, and some stones don’t enjoy the heat. Other ways to cleanse and charge up crystals involve leaving them in the company of other tumbled quartz stones that are known for soaking up energy. You can also place your crystals in soil or mineral water to bring a bright flush of health back to them. Sage smoke or smudging is also a great way to clear out stagnant energy from crystals and to recharge. You can also recharge by keeping your Aquarius stone in a slant of moonlight or in the sun for a short time.
Final thoughts on Aquarius Birthstones
Aquarians are truth speakers, justice seekers, and freedom thinkers. They hate to be hemmed in and love to embrace a life that is full. From traveling to dancing and sharing in the art of good conversation, the Aquarius is all about the good life and because of this, they are an amazing star sign to be in company with. The stones selected to be a close companion of those bright and tenacious Aquarians are chosen to support all this big life beauty. These gems are also selected because they can help to grant balance, connection, and communication. For Aquarians to forge closer connections sometimes they need to let go and follow the flow of their deeper emotions.
Have you known many Aquarians who fit the bill? Which stone do you think will bring balanced light to the water bearer? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.