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Class 6: Crystals and the Planets
The planets are massive, heavenly rocks that influence our bodies here on Earth. Crystals are massive, inner-earth rocks and can also influence our bodies here on the surface.
“As above, so below” is a universal law, and as such, the beautiful crystals that form below us also correspond to the beautiful planets that rotate and spiral around us.
We know from astrology that the planets “speak” to one another through their aspects (conjunct, square, trine, opposition, etc). Just as they influence our bodies on Earth, the planets also connect to that which forms within the earth.
Every planet has corresponding crystals that share a type of energetic resonance. Basically, everything is connected.
We know what crystals are, how they form, how they are classified, how they can energetically impact our bodies. The most recent class discussed one approach to mineral healing, which was by formation type.
Now, we’re taking a different approach to crystals: choosing them based on planetary influence.
If you missed any of the previous Crystals 101 classes, catch up using the links below.
Crystals 101 Class 1: What Are Crystals?
Crystals 101 Class 2: How Do Crystals Form?
Crystals 101 Class 3: The Seven Crystal Classifications
Crystals 101 Class 4: Crystals and Sympathetic Resonance
Crystals 101 Class 5: Healing by Mineral Formation Type
Planets + Crystals + Effects
I’ve put together a quick, non-exhaustive reference guide for the planets, their realms of influence, their complementary crystals, and the effects of working with them.
Sun – the body/ego, the father, men, power
Crystals – Clear Quartz, Citrine, Goldstone
Effects – vitality, generosity, courage, freedom
Moon – the emotions/psychology, the mother, women, nurturance
Crystals – Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Selenite
Effects – emotional balance, calm meditation, introspection, manifestation
Mercury – intelligence, mischief, communication, learning
Crystals –Aventurine, Agate varieties, Sodalite
Effects – sharp intellect, eloquence, artistic sense, clarity
Venus – self-love, relationships, pleasures, maternal love
Crystals – Rose Quartz, Unakite, Amethyst
Effects – harmony, gentleness, sensuality, beauty
Mars – catalyst, courage, sexual energy, siblings
Crystals – Bloodstone, Red Jasper, Unakite, Amber, Ruby, Garnet
Effects – action, energy, virility, leadership
Jupiter – fortune, abundance, expansion, children
Saturn – challenges, lessons, restrictions, karma
Crystals – Smoky Quartz, Black Obsidian, Onyx, Hematite, Jet
Effect – endurance, stabilization, crystallization, growth
Uranus – the provocateur, awakenings, shock & awe, innovation
Crystals – Aquamarine, Clear, Rutilated & Tourmalinated Quartz, Diamond
Effect – perspective shifts, realignment, self-initiation, empowerment
Neptune – mysticism, delusions, dreams, imagination, idealism
Crystals – Labradorite, Fluorite, Jade, Quartz varieties, Amethyst, Sapphire, Moldavite
Effect – illusion-busting, clarity, high meditation, new unfoldings
Pluto – transformation, healing, regeneration, upheaval
Crystals – Smoky Quartz, Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian, Black Tourmaline, Kunzite, Kyanite
Effects – transmutation, harmony, rebirth, the “Phoenix rising” archetype
Riding the Planetary Transit Waves with Crystals
Under this astrological umbrella, there are two approaches we can take in choosing a crystal: “Like Heals Like,” or “Opposites Attract.”
Like Heals Like
Working with gemstones that correlate with our favorable or well-placed planets, natally, can expand their beneficial effects in our lives. And if transits are coming up that are beneficial, you can use a crystal to amplify the energy. To find your transits, pull up your free natal chart at astro.com, click the button that says “with transits,” and look how the green outer planets are lining up or aspecting your natal planets.
For example, transit Mercury is currently exactly conjunct my natal Mercury at 11 degrees Gemini. #11alert!
I can palpably sense enhanced mental clarity and my writing abilities sharpening. I am communicating quite clearly in business and in my personal life. In spite of Mercury’s impending retrograde, I feel that my Mercury conjunction is overshadowing the shadow period and is giving me a power boost!
To enhance the conjunction, my present tangible, mineral tool is a sodalite yoni egg. Sodalite is a blue and white stone of communication and higher insight, and is great for balancing polarities and enhancing creativity. Sodalite resonates with the throat and third eye chakras, and naturally is a Mercury associate, as he is the speedy lil’ messenger and represents speech and mental flexing.
If there are planets or transits that are causing trouble or confusion, you can use the corresponding crystal to temper the energy, integrate it, and use it to your advantage and growth.
For instance, if you’re in your Saturn return or Saturn square, you can work with Smoky Quartz or Black Obsidian. Transits or not, however, Obsidian always embodies that Saturnine energy. It’s intense. It acts fast and hard and digs deep into your subconscious to bring your blockages to the surface to be dealt with. And Smoky Quartz can activate kundalini energy to shake up any dormant energy and release that which no longer serves.
Perhaps it’s not so far off to think of the planets as giant crystal balls, giving us glimpses into our lives..
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