Aries (March 21 - April 19): Fire agate
Sometimes you know that you want to take action, but you're just not sure where to start. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you're just itching to get moving, but beyond the fact that you want to make some moves, you're not really sure what to do?
Because you're an Aries, it's pretty normal to feel this way, but that doesn't mean you're destined to feel like you're living life blindly, either.
A protective crystal like fire agate has vibrations that can keep you grounded and clear-headed but still give you the fire you need to blaze through whatever you set your mind to.
This crystal creates a powerful shield around you so that negative energy and people don't keep you down. With it, you'll feel a fire in your spirit and a drive to succeed, even in times when you feel impulsive or have no clear direction.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Smoky quartz
One of the most admirable things about you, Taurus, is how grounded and down-to-earth you are. But even then, it's important to have a protective crystal close by when you need some extra grounding.
A protective crystal like smoky quartz is a detoxifier for those times when you're dealing with negative energy. Not only does it protect you from negative vibes, but it also extracts any negativity still stuck in your aura.
This crystal can bring emotional calmness, positive thoughts, and even assist in communication. When you wear this crystal, or keep it close to you, you'll feel less anxious and stressed, which will help you focus on the things that matter most to you.
Think of this crystal as a way to open your heart and mind to more loving thoughts and feelings.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Black obsidian
Sometimes, you just need a solution for everything in your life, ya know? Like when you're feeling overwhelmed, Gemini, and you're not really sure where to go next.
A protective crystal like black obsidian can do this and more, making you feel like you're more in control of your life when you get frazzled. This crystal brings protection in your day-to-day life, rather than just when you're feeling significant emotions.
We all deal with negativity every day, and it can be easy to start feeling weighed down by it. Not only does this crystal absorb the negativity that comes your way, but it can also help you gain more clarity.
Rather than letting people sway you, when this crystal clears negativity from your aura, you're better able to see through blockages, illusions, and lies, which in turn will make you more confident (and less overwhelmed).
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Apache tear
Cancer, you are the caretaker of the zodiac. You spend so much time inspiring and taking care of others that, with or without having a protective crystal, it's easy for you to feel sapped and exhausted.
What you need is a way to be able to continue helping those in need without letting yourself get bogged down with the negative vibes that come with taking on other people's problems.
You know better than anyone that taking care of loved ones means sharing in their grief, trauma, and sadness.
A protective crystal like Apache tear will not only shield that grief and sadness from overcoming you but will also turn that energy into something positive to heal your heart and soul.
This will make it easier for you to keep helping those you care about without letting harmful energies weigh heavily on you.
Leo (July 23 - August 22): Hematite
You always try to look on the bright side of life, Leo, but you also can't stop people from trying to bring you down and life doing what it does. When things feel too hard to manage, it can be easy to doubt yourself and your process.
This is when it's important to wear a protective crystal like hematite, which inspires confidence and strength in times of stress and chaos.
You have a lot of aspirations for yourself, and you always work hard to ensure that you don't get sidetracked by anything life might throw at you.
Hematite is a crystal that will not only calm your mind in times of chaos and give you clarity and focus but will also help you transform your goals and aspirations into reality.
This protective crystal will help you keep your eye on the prize and keep you moving in the right direction.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Blue kyanite
Virgo, it's easy for you to get caught up in your head and overthink things, doubt yourself, and give others power over what's right and wrong for you.
When you're off your game, you invite manipulation, lying, and mistreatment into your life. A protective crystal like blue kyanite will stop people from messing with your head, which will keep you in control of your thoughts and emotions.
Blue kyanite keeps anxious thoughts, second-guessing, and self-doubt at bay so that you can continue to be your confident self. This crystal can also protect you from people trying to manipulate or deceive you in order to control you or make you feel like you can't trust yourself.
Use this crystal as a compass to point yourself in the right direction when you need guidance.
Libra (September 23 - October 22): Spirit Quartz
Being able to maintain balance and harmony in everything you do in life is incredibly important to you, Libra. With so much chaos in the world and how easy it is to let yourself get caught up in things that don't matter (and ultimately make you stray from what's most important), it's vital to have a crystal to put you back on the right path.
A protective crystal like spirit quartz will restore the balance and harmony that keeps you on top of your game. Whenever you feel unhinged, restless, or out of sorts, this crystal will bring you back to your center and act as a reset button on your spirit.
It can also act as your guide to spiritual enlightenment and happiness, and allow you to more freely radiate these good vibes to others around you.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Labradorite
You've been known to try to protect yourself from pain, Scorpio, but there's a healthy way to do that and an unhealthy way.
Rather than lock your heart away from everyone (you know, just in case), it's a much better idea to wear a protective crystal like labradorite to block the bad from your heart so that there's more room for you to let the good in.
Think of labradorite as your protective coat of armor that shields you from bad things like hateful people and frenemies, emotionally draining and selfish personalities, and those who use you for love, attention, or companionship.
It might seem like the easy way out to completely shut yourself out of all relationships (good and bad), but this crystal will protect you from people who are exhausting and attract those who are uplifting.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Sunstone
Even when things are going great for you, Sagittarius, you always like asking yourself what you can do to better yourself. You are on a constant journey of self-improvement and growth because you want to take advantage of all the good that the world has to offer.
Protective crystals aren't only useful in times of need; sometimes, having one close by is enough to keep you motivated and optimistic.
A protective crystal like sunstone is perfect for you because it is meant to bring power, freedom, and opportunity to your life. With this crystal, you can ensure that your life will be rich with good luck, inspiration, and enthusiasm for anything you put your energy into.
Sunstone can be used to help you find your way in life, as well as bring blessings and healing to others, allowing you to help yourself and those you care about.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Fluorite
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You need a crystal that will work as hard as you do, Capricorn — one that will cleanse your aura and prime it for a higher purpose. A protective crystal like fluorite is one that can do so much for you that you'll wonder why you didn't own it before.
With this crystal, you'll be able to stay on top of your game, meaning you'll be full of self-confidence, drive, and coordination. In other words, it'll help you be the best version of yourself.
This protective crystal also brings a balance to your mind and emotions. In times when you feel like you're getting too caught up in your thoughts, or times when you need to be more emotionally connected, this crystal will guard you against outside influences.
A stone can heal your aura so that everything you feel can be more honest and purer. When things get chaotic or stressful, this is the crystal you want to keep you balanced.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Amethyst
Aquarius, you're always trying to transcend to a higher plan through learning, meet new people, and get more in touch with yourself. There are many ways you can do this.
But having a protective crystal like amethyst can help keep you focused on what you really want in life. A guide to spiritual wisdom, amethyst can help by connecting your emotional, physical, and mental selves.
With this crystal, you can be more powerful, spiritually aware, and connected to yourself, others, and the world around you. As someone who always wants to be there helping others, and being there for yourself, this crystal is perfect.
It keeps you centered throughout the ups and downs of life, improves mental clarity and focus, and acts as a shield around your aura. Think of this as your cure-all crystal for everyday use.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Jet
As an empath, it's easy for you to feel other people's emotions deeply and take them on, whether that is your intention or not. Wanting to help others and heal their heartache, stress, and anger is common for a Pisces, but it's not necessary.
While you might not always be able to stop yourself from absorbing someone else's emotions, wearing a protective crystal like jet can help you from suffering for others.
Jet will allow you to stay in tune with other people's emotions (and won't stop you from being an empath), but it'll absorb the emotions that people put out there so that they don't get caught inside of you.
When other people's worries and stressors exhaust you, jet is the protection that keeps the good vibes around and keeps the draining, negative vibes out.