Born between 21 May and 20 June, Geminis are represented by the Twins and ruled by the planet Mercury. They are highly intelligent, curious and fun-loving people and are all about ideas, learning and gaining as much knowledge about the world around them as they can. They are often unfairly associated with having two sides – a good and bad side – but the duality of Gemini is what makes them so interesting. While generally positive, some of Gemini’s weaknesses are they can be inconsistent, flaky and restless. If there is too much negative energy around them, they can quickly become insecure and anxious.
If you’re into crystals, you know that stones can be used to support certain purposes. They can stimulate our energetic centres, known as chakras, and are believed to have emotional, metaphysical, spiritual and physical healing properties. Each of the 12 zodiac signs have its own birth stone and associated stones, which can be used to strengthen positive traits and balance negative ones. Whether you’re a Gemini or wish to work on the energies Gemini governs (communication, learning and intellect), here are five recommended crystals for you.
Moonstone is the birthstone of Gemini – a stone of new beginnings, synchronicity and intuition. Known to dissolve irritability and calm the emotions, moonstone brings about synchronicity and opens the mind to new possibilities – making it great to use for manifesting something new or positive transitions. And since Geminis are curious individuals who love to learn new things and jump into new ideas, projects or adventures, moonstone balances Gemini’s restless energy while complementing their curious nature.
Known as the Master Healer in the crystal kingdom, clear quartz is a stone of clarity, purity and high vibration. It amplifies thoughts, intentions and the energies of other crystals and can be programmed for any intention. Since Geminis tend to have many interests and passions – and can bounce from one thing to the next with fluidity and mental agility – this is where clear quartz can help. Being a stone of focus, perception, versatility and clarity, it helps the cerebral Gemini keep a clear mind whilst complementing their adaptability.
A stone of courage, self-expression and organisation, aquamarine was once believed to be the treasure of mermaids and was carried by sailors as a talisman to protect them in the open waters. Its benefits include being able to calm an overactive mind, clear confusion and overcome fears, while empowering us to be authentic and speak the truth from our hearts. While Geminis are excellent communicators, they tend to be very direct. Aquamarine helps them express themselves authentically in a gentle and loving way.
Tiger Eye is a stone of inner strength, confidence and resilience. It encourages one to step into their power, make positive changes and move forward. As a solar plexus chakra stone Tiger Eye stimulates will, action, motivation and self-discipline. It balances yin and yang energy, helps us set healthy boundaries and teaches us to practice balance between extremes. Use it to stimulate intellect, improve concentration and encourage wise decision-making. Tiger Eye makes a great ally for the deep-thinking Gemini, helping them stay grounded and offering stability to their duality and changeable nature.
A third-eye chakra stone all about self-acceptance, self-trust and authenticity. Sodalite calms the emotions, soothes panic attacks and counteracts overwhelm. It releases negative thoughts, behaviours or outworn conditioning and opens the mind to different perspectives and views. Sodalite is useful for encouraging rational thoughts, logic and objectivity making it a great companion when learning new things, studying or starting a new job. Sodalite helps cerebral Gemini get out of their heads and promotes emotional balance during times of stress.
Disclaimer: Crystals and crystal healing are meant only to complement other therapies and support our overall well-being. Crystals should not be used as a substitute or replacement for professional medical treatment. For medical advice, please consult a licensed health care professional.