Top 10 Crystals for Aquarius: Types, Meanings, and More!

Written by Angie Menjivar
Published: November 26, 2023
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You’re a creative, independent, and intelligent individual with a strong call for justice. But you can also be overly idealistic, a bit extreme, and a tad stubborn. Finding a balance between your different traits can leave you feeling burnt out. Working with crystals during your meditative practices can impact how you bridge the space between your ideas and actions. Discover the top 10 crystals for Aquarius!

1. Amethyst

Amethyst gemstone

Amethyst is a fitting crystal for those who have Aquarius as their zodiac sign because it aids with tapping into intuition and gaining clarity.

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Amethyst is used for protection, intuition, creativity, and clarity. It often boasts a beautiful deep purple hue, which aligns closely with both the third eye and the crown chakras. It’s a crystal that helps improve your intuition so that you can hone in on a particular creative craft.

Kim Somers Egelsee, Author, Speaker, Life Coach, and Intuitive, told A-Z-Animals that, “Amethysts are powerful stones to help protect your energy, help you feel safe, grounded, and in your power. They also have a lightness about them, matching well with air signs to uplift them and even align them with spirit guides or angelic helpers.”

These crystals are also helpful when you’re feeling indecisive and unsure about a fork in the road. It helps you tap into your mental clarity so that you can connect with your higher self and make a solid decision. It’s great to have around when you’re meditating as well because it protects your energy field while it supports you as you gain insight.

Although you often see deep purple hues in amethyst crystals, they also feature light lavender colors as well. These crystals originate in several countries including Brazil, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, and Siberia.

2. Hematite

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Aquarius benefits from hematite because it helps you regain your balance.

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Hematite is highly regarded for its grounding properties. This is the crystal you use when you are seeking stability and protection. It naturally absorbs any negative energies so that you can return to your center. When your self-talk has turned sour, you can use this crystal to assist with self-healing.

Use hematite while meditating, wear it in your jewelry pieces, or set this crystal where you spend a lot of time in your home to make sure that any negative energies get absorbed. This can help you keep your focus on the present for a fruitful future.

Hematite occurs naturally in sedimentary environments. One of the most well-known areas where hematite is abundant is Lake Superior, located in North America.

3. Larimar

Larimar

Larimar is a great crystal for Aquarius because it has soothing properties.

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Larimar is a powerful stone that can help you relax and destress when you are feeling overwhelmed. The color of the stone alone is soothing, reminding you of moments when you gaze up into the sky or when you look out into the clear, light blue waters of the ocean. Keep this stone in your hand when you know you’re going to be facing a particularly challenging situation.

It helps you remain stable and relaxed so that you can make the best decisions for your future. Use it while meditating to accelerate your shift into a calmer state. After working with this stone, you can communicate more effectively, tapping into your wisdom (instead of your momentary feelings).

Larimar originates in the Dominican Republic and is created out of volcanic eruptions. Despite fire being the catalyst for this stone’s formation, it brings about a sense of ease, much like the waters of the Caribbean shore as they lap up onto the sand.

4. Angelite

Angelite

Angelite benefits Aquarius because it’s protective and balancing.

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Angelite is another beautifully protective stone because it serves as a guardian angel. It brings you calm, helps you balance your energy, and assists you when you need to communicate something important. Sometimes, words don’t come easily to you, and this is especially true when you’re in conflict.

Use angelite during these situations to help you find a calm center from which to communicate. This crystal helps you open up and share your emotions to inspire deeper connections with others. The more you interact with this crystal, the more your intuition is heightened, and you can connect with your spiritual existence and purpose.

Angelite was originally found in Peru but since its original discovery, it has been found in different parts of the world including Egypt, Britain, Mexico, Germany, Poland, and Libya.

5. Garnet

Natural Red Gemstone Garnet. Pyrope Garnet Natural Gemstone. Faceted Gemstone. Handmade faceted gemstone. Red Garnet from Tanzania.

Aquariuses can use garnet for harnessing willpower during a manifestation phase.

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The most well-known type of garnet is a reddish color, but they also come in various other colors, including green and brown. Those born in January resonate with his birthstone and for good reason. This is the stone you use when you’re looking to manifest something and harness your willpower. It helps encourage you and ignite your passion so that you can follow through with what you envision.

You already have some incredible traits and garnet enhances them. Not only does garnet assist with manifestation, but it also helps to limit some of the negative traits that can sometimes hold you back. It symbolizes love and truth, which keeps you aligned with your life’s purpose.

You already know how loyal you are, but you also know that it can be tough to get to know you at first. You value honesty and truth, and garnet comes in to save the day because it helps you bridge connections by boosting your compassion and helping you understand others. This promotes a stronger connection with others.

This stone, particularly the red garnet, is found throughout the earth but there are certain hues like browns and oranges that originate from Sri Lanka and Namibia.

6. Rose Quartz

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Rose quartz boosts the unconditional love you feel for yourself and others. This is especially crucial for Aquariuses, who tend to put themselves on the back burner.

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This stone is soft in color and emits a soft, loving energy. It’s meant to be a soothing stone that you can keep near you or at your bedside. You are naturally a sympathetic person and with rose quartz, you help enhance the unconditional love you have for others. All of these positive traits you already embody are only boosted when you work with rose quartz.

As much as working with rose quartz can help improve your already positive traits, it also helps you heal when you’ve experienced betrayal. You are never for injustice, and it can be incredibly disheartening when someone is unjust to you. When working with this healing crystal, you can heal, moving on with a full and ever-tender heart as you make room for others who are more closely aligned with your values.

Whether you’re taking time to heal, or you are just looking to work with a stone that enhances your naturally beautiful traits, remember that self-compassion is a vital aspect of your own evolution. You tend to focus outwardly but remember to care about yourself, taking the time to work with this crystal to enhance your self-love.

Rose quartz is found in different parts of the world, but the highest quality is found in Brazil. Other countries where rose quartz is found include Sri Lanka, India, and Madagascar.

7. Black Onyx

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Black onyx is a powerful balancing stone that helps to restore Aquarius’ relationships.

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When you’re feeling out of sorts, it’s likely you’re imbalanced. Work with black onyx to help restore your balance and get you grounded. This is a wonderful stone to use for protection — always. However, its true power lies in the way it transforms strong, otherwise negative energies, into something good.

Just like anger can be channeled for change, black onyx helps to alchemize strong, uncomfortable energies to help restore your balance between your spirit, your mind, your heart, and your body. As you ground yourself and feel the restoration of balance, you see the results in how your relationships regain harmony.

Black onyx isn’t found in only one region of the world. Several countries have large deposits of this beautiful stone, including Yemen, Germany, Pakistan, and India. However, black onyx is also found in both South and North America.

8. Aquamarine

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Aquarius, calm your nerves and communicate more effectively by working with aquamarine.

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Feeling anxious, Aquarius? Work with aquamarine. This powerful crystal has a calming energy to it. Just look at it and you can feel a sense of peace come over you. It’s a truth-seeking stone so it pairs well with you. Anxiety can jumble your thoughts, making it hard for you to communicate. However, with this stone, you can help to harness your mental acuity so that you can communicate directly and efficiently. This can help with conflict resolution as needed.

The color blue and this stone are associated with the throat chakra, which is why it’s a powerful crystal to work with when you are in a tiff with someone you love. You not only restore your personal relationships, but you also find your voice as you stand up for yourself in a professional environment (or even as you speak into a microphone about effecting global change on stage!). Working with this stone allows you to ease your nerves, get clear on what you want to say, and follow through with saying it.

Aquamarine is mostly found in Brazil but there are other countries where you can find it. Those countries include Pakistan, Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia, and Madagascar.

9. Amber

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Amber for Aquarius is appropriate because it helps transform negative energies into positive ones.

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Not quite a crystal, amber comes in to help Aquarius as a unique healing stone. Technically, it’s a tree resin that has fossilized. But because of its powerful qualities, it is accepted into the world of healing crystals. These are typically a golden-brown color, but you may see some of that range into more of an orange hue. You can use this stone during meditation when you’re focusing on both your solar plexus and your sacral chakra. Your solar plexus is a vibrant yellow whereas your sacral chakra emanates more of an orange tone.

Use amber when you need to clear your body of negative energy. It’s a great alchemist, taking what’s negative and turning it into something positive. It doesn’t just work on the emotional and mental levels, but also on the physical level as well. If you’re feeling pain or you’re under the weather, work with amber to help restore your physical health. Similarly, if you have overworked yourself and you’re completely burnt out, work with amber to help you relax and recharge.

Amber originated in forests that are now extinct. These trees used to excrete resin. The resin would cluster and form what you now see as amber. There are multiple places throughout the world where amber has been found, including Russia, Poland, Denmark, and Germany.

10. Pyrite

Sample of fool's gold pyrite

Pyrite, also called Fool’s Gold, is a bold stone that ignites your soul with fiery courage.

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This stone has a very strong connection with the sun. It glitters gold and can help light a fire under your behind when you need it. As you work on your manifestation journey, you have certain goals in place. Working with pyrite helps to keep you on track with all the actions you need to take to get where you’re going.

This is a bold stone that also offers you courage so that you can keep going even when times get tough, or when you have to do things that make you uncomfortable. It encourages you to work with your inherent desire for justice, helping you break through when others try to hold you back.

Pyrite is a sulfide that is found in multiple locations throughout the world. It’s found throughout various states in the U.S. as well as other countries, including Spain, Kazakhstan, and Italy.

Summary Table

#CrystalUses
1AmethystProtection, intuition, clarity, and creativity
2HematiteGrounding, stability, and protection
3LarimarRelaxation, calm, and stress relief
4AngeliteCalm, balance, and communication
5GarnetPassion, courage, and manifestation
6Rose QuartzLove, compassion, and happiness
7Black OnyxBalance, grounding, and self-awareness
8AquamarineAnxiety relief, clarity, and truth
9AmberAlchemizes negative energy, restores physical balance
10PyriteBoldness, courage, moves you into action

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About the Author

Angie Menjivar is a writer at A-Z-Animals primarily covering pets, wildlife, and the human spirit. She has 14 years of experience, holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and continues her studies into human behavior, working as a copywriter in the mental health space. She resides in North Carolina, where she's fallen in love with thunderstorms and uses them as an excuse to get extra cuddles from her three cats.

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