From December 22 to January 19, the sun is in Capricorn. Symbolised by the sea-goat, Capricorns are the zodiac’s most determined and hardest workers. Here are the best crystals for optimising their energy
As an earth element and with the ruling planet of Saturn, the planet associated with wealth, structure and responsibility, it’s no surprise that Capricorns are an ambitious bunch. They are masters of discipline and highly driven individuals who believe in getting the job done, no matter what it takes. They are motivated by success, and their unshakeable and goal-oriented personality make them a force to be reckoned with, especially in the workplace. Capricorns dream big and won’t stop until they get to the top.
While Capricorns have a reputation for being serious workaholics, they have a fun-loving side and a great sense of humour. Capricorns are incredibly loyal and supportive friends or partners who value family and tradition. They are emotionally dependable and will always be there for you when you need them.
Like all zodiac signs, Capricorns struggle with negative traits. When Capricorns are out of alignment, they can be seriously stubborn, self-absorbed and unforgiving—being an earth sign, they tend to be attached to the physical world and often measure success through material possession. Sometimes, Capricorns are so focused on climbing to the top they trample over others to get ahead. Since they are so self-sufficient and hate to depend on others, they often feel disconnected and alone.
Everyone will be exposed to Capricorn’s energy during Capricorn season regardless of their zodiac sign. This season may bring about a more grounded, rational and down-to-earth energy. It is an excellent time to get into a business-oriented mindset, make pragmatic plans and wrap up loose ends before the new year—harness Capricorn’s determination to make step-by-step plans that’ll lead to making your dreams a reality.
Here are five of the best crystals attuned to Capricorn energy.
Red garnet is one of the primary birthstones for Capricorn and the traditional birthstone for January. Its energy is all about confidence, vitality and passion. It is one of the best stones to heal from emotional pain or heartbreak as it allows the release of any resentment, regret, shame or guilt attached to love, sex or relationships. Red garnet activates the sacral chakra, the energetic centre associated with pleasure, creativity and sensuality and is believed to increase a low libido or balance an overactive one. Physically, this energising stone is said to flush out toxins from the body and improve circulation. Being an earth element stone, red garnet has a special affinity to Capricorn – its earthy energies keep Capricorn grounded while complementing their highly driven and goal-oriented nature.
Gold tiger eye
The tiger eye is one of the most powerful stones for Capricorn. Goldish brown coloured tiger eye is the most popular colour of this stone, but it can also be found in red and blue. Tiger eye works with the solar plexus chakra, the red with the root chakra and the blue with the throat chakra. While each colour has its distinct metaphysical properties, in general, tiger eye is a stone of protection, leadership and abundance. The healing abilities of tiger eye include promoting grounding, offering energetic protection against negativity, and raising self-confidence. It helps you harness inner strength, pushes aside mental roadblocks and dissolves self-limiting beliefs that hold you back. Tiger eye directs your energy towards your greater goals, supports wise decision-making and take responsibility for your actions. Tiger eye compliments Capricorn’s disciplined and hard-working nature while opening their mind to new perspectives.
A stone of metamorphosis, heart-healing and emotional protection, malachite is loved for its mesmerising colours and powerful transformative healing properties. It is a stone of positive change and one of the most powerful for overcoming past emotional pain. It releases emotional fears and frees space for you to give and receive love. As a protective stone deeply connected to the heart chakra, it protects you from taking on the emotional stress of others. Malachite pushes you out of your comfort zone, facilitates deep self-reflection and asks you to face your demons. It is a powerful catalyst for positive transformation as it helps you see the aspects of yourself that can be improved. Malachite encourages Capricorn to accept change when necessary and opens their mind to new experiences; it teaches acceptance and understanding to the often unforgiving and relentless Capricorn.
Rainbow Fluorite’s energy is all about focus, organisation and productivity. This multi-coloured crystal is one of the best crystals to reach for when learning or creative pursuits. It helps organise one’s thoughts, promotes discipline and increases the absorption of information. Rainbow fluorite also has protective properties that dispel negativity and clear electromagnetic pollution from electronic devices such as TV’s computers, mobile phones. Keep a piece of rainbow fluorite by your desk or place of work to stimulate focus and filter out distractions. Being such an ambitious sign, Capricorns tend to want it all at once. Rainbow fluorite helps the naturally determined Capricorn focus on the bigger picture and organise their steps to success.
Ocean jasper is a stone of strength, renewal and joy. It is considered a variety of jasper and gets its colours and patterns from inclusions of quartz and chalcedony. Mined from one ocean-facing location in Madagascar that’s only accessible during low tide, it is known as the happy stone: it emits energies of joy, gratitude, playfulness and delight. Resonating with the heart, solar plexus and throat chakra, this nurturing stone brings what we feel, say and believe into harmony. Ocean jasper helps release emotional weight, dissolves self-limiting beliefs, encourages self-kindness and healthier habits. The stone is excellent for Capricorns as it teaches them to be more understanding and forgiving, helping them see beyond other people’s limitations.
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.
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