According to the Zodiac we all have a ruling element just like we have a ruling sign. These elements are Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Each has specific characteristics as well as corresponding crystals and stones to aid us in connecting with them. The elements rotate throughout the zodiac chart. You may have noticed their energies as they pass throughout the year affecting each of us in different ways. When we are aware of these energetic shifts we are more in control of the effects they have on us. We can utilize the elements to our advantage when we are looking to accentuate or take on a trait they are in control of. We might even use them to downplay our negative attributes. So let’s go over the elements and their associated crystals and stones.
Earth: This element represents stability, abundance, and growth.
Corresponding stones include Petrified Wood, Coal, Malachite, Carnelian, Red Jasper, Emerald, Rainforest Jasper, Chrysocolla, Serpentine, Agate, and Peridot.
The energies of this element are balanced by the Air Element.
Air: This element represents new beginnings, change, and intellect.
Corresponding stones include Rainbow Fluorite, Celestite, Pumice, Azurite, Blue Apatite, Lepidolite, Turquoise, Blue Kyanite, Blue Sapphire, and Mica.
The energies of this element are balanced by the Earth Element.
Fire: This element represents vitality, creativity, and personal power.
Corresponding stones include Black Obsidian, Red Jasper, Amber, Rhodochrosite, Lava Rock, Fire Agate, Red Spinel, Citrine, Diamond, Heliodor, Obsidian, and Clear Quartz.
The energies of this element are balanced by the Water Element.
Water: This element represents intuition, the emotions, and love.
Corresponding stones include Aquamarine, Amethyst, Opal, Larimar, Pearl, Blue Lace Agate, Amazonite, Aquamarine, Moonstone, Selenite, and Blue Tourmaline.
The energies of this element are balanced by the Fire Element.
Each Zodiac Sign has a corresponding Element. They are as follows:
Our ruling element helps bring out the best aspects of our zodiac sign. Currently we are in Pisces season which falls under the Water Element. Pisces people tend to be creative, intuitive, devoted, and compassionate. Water Elemental crystals accentuate all of these aspects. Aquamarine and Opal help open creativity. Blue Tourmaline and Amethyst can bring out ones intuition. Moonstone and Selenite strengthen devotion. Amazonite and Blue Lace Agate will help you discover what you are compassionate about.
Each element also has a balancing element which tones down negative attributes of our zodiac sign. Carrying or keeping the right crystal in your environment can be exactly what’s needed. Each sign has it’s negative characteristics just as it has its positive ones. Going back to our Pisces example, we see that on the down side Pisces people can be lazy, escapist, and weak-willed. The Fire element balances Water and is all about vitality and personal power. Use Red Jasper for courage and Citrine for confidence. Clear Quartz and Amber are sure to add an extra kick to your mojo, combating any laziness. Black Obsidian and Diamond will keep you moving forward with your eye on the goal.
Choosing elemental crystals for yourself. Start out by getting one of your ruling elemental stones to bring out your best aspects. Next select an elemental crystal which balances that energy in order to downplay some of the negative traits. Finally select stones that fall under the two remaining elements. When choosing crystals go with whatever you are attracted to. Follow the advice I gave in “Color Therapy using Crystals” and “Wearing Crystals for Mind, Body, and Spirit”. Be sure to connect with the crystals when their corresponding element moves in or whenever you feel the need to bring on some of their qualities.