Aquarius (January 20–February 18) is the sign of the new age, of breaking with stodgy traditions and the old guard in favor of the future’s limitless possibilities. Here are some of our favorite crystals for Aquarius, perfect for whenever you feel the need to bring more of the water-bearer’s purpose, connectedness, and visionary prowess into your life. Because they’re associated with the upper chakras of the third eye and crown, these crystals encourage creativity, clear insight, and expansive vision.
The Best Crystals for Aquarius
Aquarians are much more concerned with innovation, renovation, and revolution than they are about nosing around in the way things have always been. Community care, creative ideation, thinking outside of the box, and being able to work with intense focus and independence are all significant strengths for Aquarians. They are also very good team leaders, networkers, and organizers.
Planetary ruler: Uranus
Governs: 11th house of astrology, that of networks, connections, community, and social groups
If you have any planets in Aquarius, you may notice these qualities play a part in your life. Even if you’re not a sun sign Aquarian, their season is a time of year when we can all take stock of our visions for the future, release past attachments, invest in ourselves and where we want our lives to go, and take chances on big changes.
Crystals for Aquarius Creativity and Connectedness
Free-thinking, rebellious, and unexpected, Aquarians can bring an element of a shake-up into even the most stuck situation. Uranus, the planet of change, lends them the ability to lean into where things are going without clinging to where they’ve been. They crave movement, excitement, and the next big thing.
Communication, ideation, and abstract thinking are all strengths of this sign. And while the mind-dominated realm may feel a bit clinical and cold at times, the community consciousness that ties them to the 11th house of astrology means that much of this mental energy is inclined toward humanitarianism, improving our collective experience, and sometimes even radical social change.
Try these crystals to enhance Aquarius' energy for creativity and connection:
One of the best crystals to align with the crown chakra and the powers of the air element is amethyst. It’s used as a healing crystal to balance excesses and to activate spiritual awareness, intuition, and psychic abilities, which makes amethyst a powerful stone for Aquarius season.
To use: Carry it whenever you need to feel calm and regulated yet open to the messages of your higher self.
Angelite is another fabulous crystal for amplifying spiritual awareness and feelings of connectedness with life. It is also used in crystal healing to alleviate anxiety and stress, which are the shadow expressions of an air sign’s overactive mind.
To use: Wear angelite whenever your brain needs some calming and clarity, or set it upon the body (or atop the crown of the head) during meditation.
This beautiful pale blue crystal is also affiliated with the upper chakras and helps promote deep understanding, higher consciousness, and mindfulness. Celestite is a perfect complement for Aquarians’ expansive mind and helps them work with visualization, imagination, and perception.
To use: If possible, wear celestite close to the head, as earrings or a pendant, or even tuck it into the fold of your hat!
Selenite is a powerful purifying crystal that helps to keep your energy clear and your vibration high and bright. Like the other crystals listed above, it’s a great option for upper chakra work and can help Aquarians find peace, calm, and clarity, manifest new ideas, and dial into the far reaches of their higher minds.
To use: Set a selenite tower (alone or among other crystals) in your office or in any other room where you spend time deep in thought or contemplation to elevate the energy and recharge your space.
Crystals for Aquarius Mindfulness and Flexibility
Aquarians, like any sign, also have some shadow qualities that may present obstacles or challenges for them. As a fixed sign, they may be stubborn and attached to their own perspectives or way of solving problems.
Flexibility is not exactly their strong suit, so meditation and mindfulness practices can really help them to detach from expectations and meet the world where it’s at. They may also struggle with the status quo, finding more comfort in the "black sheep" zone.
Despite being represented by the water-bearer, Aquarius is an air sign, which means they are both dominated by and gifted with air energy—the realm of intellect and the mind. Their elevated air energy can sometimes make them come off as cold or calculating.
It’s very important for Aquarians to try to balance out their cerebral energy with that of the body and the heart. Their work is to try and consider the feelings of others, entertain other people’s input and perspectives, and let others take the lead sometimes.
For any Aquarian feeling overwhelmed or unmoored by their own intense Uranian energy, try these crystals to support balance by bringing some water and earth elemental energy, a welcome salve for anyone too caught up in their heads!
5. Smoky quartz
Those who spend a lot of time in the ethereal mental realm can always use a bit more grounding, and smoky quartz is one of the best choices for a dose of down-to-earth energy. Since it’s affiliated with the root chakra, this stone helps Aquarians to get rooted and offers real foundational strength to help support their future-forward expansiveness. Smoky quartz can help us feel solid and stable, like a tether to the soil.
To use: This is a good crystal to carry in your pocket as it’s aligned with the chakras of the lower spine. Hold it in your hand whenever you feel carried away and need a reminder that your feet are firmly planted.
6. Rose quartz
Air energy is very intense, and when the logical mind is in overdrive, it can sometimes cut off the energy of the heart, leading us to be perceived as detached or cold. Rose quartz is a beautiful crystal to guide the heart vibration online whenever the head has taken over, and it helps even the most cerebral tap into a deeper sense of compassion for self and others, softness, gentleness, and empathy.
To use: Wear this crystal as a pendant or in a shirt pocket to keep it close to the heart space when more emotional sensitivity is called for.
A powerful protective crystal that’s often used to ward off negativity and protect one’s aura, hematite is a great choice for Aquarians who need to dig deep and find the courage, strength, and stamina to support their thirst for upheaval and change. It is also deeply grounding and helps to stabilize nerves and flighty energy.
For the Aquarians in leadership positions who may be bringing in radically new ideas or breaking with tradition, hematite will help protect them from negative energy and provide them with the confidence needed to take brave strides forward.
To use: Carry hematite in a pocket or your bag, or wear it as jewelry. I like to wear a hematite ring, and when it eventually shatters after absorbing all it can handle, I just replace it with another.
This sunny stone is used to work with the realm of the lower three chakras and can help with self-esteem, creativity, confidence, and courage. As Aquarians are affiliated with the 11th house of astrology, that of social groups and connections, this stone is a fabulous asset for social support.
It is said to encourage sociability and offer the confidence to help us overcome blockages so we can be more outgoing and authentic. Friendliness and warmth are key whenever we’re looking to work with or lead others, and red carnelian is one of the best crystals to use as we lean into the wide world of networking.
To use: Wear carnelian as jewelry (bracelets, pendants, rings), or carry it in your pocket to keep it close to the body.
Whether you're a trailblazing Aquarian, influenced by Aquarian energy in other realms of your astro chart, or just wanting to align with the energies of their season, give these crystals a try and see if you notice any energetic shifts. Never tried working with crystals before? There's never a better time for that than when the sun is in Aquarius!