Crystals are definitely having a moment right now, though their healing powers have been touted by diverse populations throughout history. As we’re new to this whole practice, we tapped tarot reader to the stars and “explorer of the soul” Angie Banicki to help us select the right starter crystals based on our astrological signs. (Take heart, those of you freaking out in light of news that NASA changed your sign last week—Angie, along with many others in her field, still subscribes to the original astrological charts.) Here, the stones she says you should add into your life ASAP, along with a song she’s channeled on your behalf.
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Aries, you can get overexcited with all your ideas and energy, just jumping out of your bones to get going and create and do! Fluorite is commonly used for clarity—it can also really help you connect to your purpose! This stone will take all your energy and ideas and really help you hone in to see what you are meant to do. Fluorite is also known as the "Genius Stone" because it raises your power of concentration.
Song: "Fast Car - Radio Edit" – Jonas Blue, Dakota
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Taurus, you are grounded, but stubborn and headstrong! Charoite helps us integrate mental and spiritual development into our daily lives, and practice it. This stone brightens shadows of fear and guilt and helps us see our aims in life! Charoite will help direct that headstrong trait into your goals without the fear slowing you down!
Song: "One Lovely Day" – Citizen Cope
Gemini (May 21- June 20)
Stone: Moss Agate.
Moss agate symbolizes two worlds—the world of stones and the world of plants. It bestows composure and protection. As you can tend to swing from the extremes, moss agate will help you to use your period of rest to reconsider and see new paths!
Song: "Cruel" – St. Vincent
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Cancer, you are beautifully emotional—so in touch with your feelings, and with those of people around you! All of this feeling can be overwhelming, however. Hematite strengthens intellect and provides emotional and spiritual cleansing. This stone boosts our drive and willpower to help us in carrying out our plans!
Song: "Fred Astaire" – San Cisco
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
Leo, you love to standout and show your strength to others. You are meant to shine, and sunstone will help you do just that! Sunstone activates vital energy and allows us to understand wider correlations. It clears emotions, bringing light into the heart and feelings!
Song: "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" – The Beatles
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
Virgo, you can go so deep! This deep blue stone awakens feelings of inner transformation and faith. It reminds us of who we are in this life, and helps us to accept the challenges life has to offer. You can be so creative and are good at connecting dots, Virgo, and blue sapphire will keep you in harmony!
Song: "This Is Not A Love Song" – Nouvelle Vague
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
Stone: Watermelon Tourmaline.
This is your time of fortune, Libra, as jupiter has just joined your sign for 13 months. This stone keeps things in balance for you—which you always tend to be doing for everyone else! It activates the intuitive within us, and even more so deeply connects us with our higher self!
Song: "Under The Boardwalk" – The Drifters
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
You are so intuitive, Scorpio. Platinum stimulates both mind and intuition. It’s also good for calming agitation when things can get too intense. Let this stone help calm you in times when you need patience through intensity!
Song: "Heart's Content" – Brandi Carlile
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 - Dec 19)
You love to explore and learn and understand, Sag. This stone is going to help you with speaking! It gives you composure, curbs temperament and calms you. Especially in this next year as Saturn is in your sign, this stone will help you speak up when you need to!
Song: "Tongue Tied" – Grouplove
CAPRICORN (Dec 20 - Jan 19)
Cappy, copper is going to bring out your optimism and sense of beauty. It will help you accept and love yourself and others. Copper sends a message of love, vital energy and healing!
Song: "Breathe" – Laura Marling
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Diamonds help you see with clarity the importance of each human being. It’s a very illuminating stone, allowing you to see what in your life needs your attention at this time. It also helps you to trust Aquarius. When you question things, your diamond will shine you in the right direction.
Song: "You're All I Need To Get By" – Marvin Gaye
PISCES (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
Pisces, you can get caught up in love, in the clouds. Pyrite helps us to see problems and solutions—this stone takes us beyond doubts and mental blocks and helps us to further develop our souls!
Song: "Lemon Tree" – Josh Rouse