Eclipse Season Is Coming! This Is the Crystal You Need to Cope
Our monthly Crystalscopes pair each zodiac sign with a crystal whose energies can support us through the coming month’s transits. We choose crystals that are accessible and widely available; you may see the same stone pop up from month to month as a medicine for a different sign—consider it an invitation to use your toolkit!
Also consider low-impact methods like using gem essences and elixirs, buying used crystals, or starting a crystal share with friends. Real magic can only be accomplished by acknowledging our impact on the world around us.
Read these for your sun, moon, and rising signs to learn what you should wear, carry, or place on an altar to help boost your specific astrology for the month. These also work as remediations for specific houses in your natal chart. These month’s stones were selected with the duo of eclipses in mind.
July 2019 CRYSTALSCOPES
Dear Aries, on July 8, the comet Chiron goes retrograde in your ruling sign. Chiron is the wounded healer, and in Aries, you will be invited to review your relationship self-identity and self-confidence. To assist you, work with tangerine quartz. This crystal activates the solar plexus and sacral chakras to bring into balance feelings of self-worth. How do you gain self-worth? By understanding who you are. Self-knowledge is not about anything external—it’s an inside job. Tangerine quartz will help you focus on you, and not what others think of you. From this place, you can better align with your own being.
Dear Taurus, on July 16 you experience a full moon and partial lunar eclipse in Capricorn, asking you to review your relationship with money and abundance. What happens when things don’t go as planned? What happens when you feel that you are lacking? To help you regain confidence in your ability to manifest, attune to the vibration of pyrite. Pyrite is sometimes referred to as fool’s gold because it shares gold’s metallic brilliance. This stone is extremely powerful and reminds us of our own power to succeed in this physical world and to attain wealth, whatever wealth means to you. It also boosts our physical energy and helps us pick ourselves back up after a disappointment.
Dear Gemini, a sun-Neptune trine in Cancer and Pisces on July 10 invites you to connect with your heart and intuition, and not just your mind. You, or others, may not say what is meant, but the truth of what wants to be expressed will come through. To amplify the powers and receptive energy of your heart and intuition, carry Amazonite. This beautiful blue-green stone holds the power of the Amazon River—it allows energy and emotion to flow with no hindrance. Often people hold back what they truly feel because of fear, but Amazonite encourages you to live from your heart and to expand your empathy not to absorb others’ emotions, but to understand them on a soul level.
Happy Birthday July Cancer! On July 14, you enter a sun-Pluto opposition and you will come face to face with any limiting or self-sabotaging beliefs. Jealousies and insecurities are all indicators of the ways you feel unworthy, and it’s time to shine a light on what isn’t working for you anymore. These inner demons are not new to you, you’ve known of their presence for a very long time. However, now it’s time to integrate the wisdom, and finally learn the lessons they have been trying to teach you. Muscovite is a stone of inner healing; its glassy surface asks you to reflect. It does not point the finger at anyone else, it focuses only on you. Work with muscovite when you are ready to take responsibility for your own soul evolution.
Happy Birthday July Leo! You have the opportunity to ride a wave of excitement and passion with Mars in Leo on July 1, the sun in Leo on July 22, and finally the new moon in Leo on July 31. Garnet can assist you in amplifying this energy—grounding it into your physical body and harnessing it to boost your personal power and drive. If feeling lethargic, garnet will act as your personal motivator, your life coach, energizing you to do what you need to do to make the most of these magical transits. Sometimes it’s difficult to see your true potential, garnet can help you understand how powerful you really are.
Pink Calcite (Mangano)
Dear Virgo, your ruling planet Mercury conjuncts Venus in Cancer on July 24. You will be inspired to speak from a place of love and sincerity, and you will want to wear your heart on your sleeve. The key is to express your appreciation without expectation, and to share your love without depleting yourself. Pink calcite, also known as mangano, is the stone of universal love. This stone opens the channels that connect your crown and heart chakras—helping you understand that love is infinite and divine. Unconditional love is embracing people as they are, not as you want them to be. This does not mean being you have to be everyone’s doormat, you must set up specific boundaries toward people and activities that drain you and bring you down. You can still send love from afar, without having to physically engage. Allow pink calcite to infuse you with true compassion toward others, and yourself.
Dear Libra, on July 3 ruling planet Venus enters Cancer and your feelings for those you love will deepen, and you may want to check on everyone to make sure they are okay. As we care and nurture those we love most, it is important to make sure you take care of ourselves. Prehnite is the healer’s stone. It helps you show up for others, and help others heal without draining your own life force. Prehnite also enhances your psychic abilities. You may have a gut feeling about your mother who needs to hear from you, or a friend who could use a fun night out. Prehnite will fine tune your intuition and natural tendency to be there for those you love, but in a way that also enhances your life force energy.
Dear Scorpio, during the entire month of July Pluto, one of your ruling planets, will retrograde in Capricorn. What do hard work and practicality mean to you? Are you perfectly satisfied with the 9 to 5, the corporate structure, or the way things are? If yes, that’s okay. If no, this is the time to figure out what you want. Labradorite will open the gateway to your future, it will encourage you to see what is in your highest good, and help you channel your intention to lead you there. Labradorite also increases your ability to manifest the lifestyle you truly want by helping you meet the right people and align with the right circumstances at the right time.
Blue Lace Agate
Dear Sagittarius, all July, your ruling planet Jupiter continues its retrograde journey in your ruling sign. If your usual enthusiasm and adventurism feel slightly less energized, take this as an invitation to slow down and review your truths and motivation. This is a wonderful time to decide if the spiritual truths you carry still resonate with you. Blue lace agate assists you in integrating spiritual ideas or clarifying whether those ideas are right for you. It enhances deep spiritual and personal growth and understanding. Blue lace agate also gently uplifts you if you’re feeling lethargic or moody. It helps you communicate what you are feeling so others understand to give you time and space, or to give you loving assistance.
Dear Capricorn, the full moon and partial lunar eclipse in your ruling sign on July 16 may bring up feelings of confusion and hopelessness. Something is resurfacing, rising from the depths, to facilitate transformation and to heal hidden wounds. What events from the past still causes you pain? Snowflake obsidian will be your partner during this intense but necessary time. Snowflake obsidian is a form of black volcanic glass with pieces of white phenocryst. It will help you examine harmful patterns and past traumas and help pinpoint where you have stored them in your physical and energetic body so they may be cleared. Snowflake obsidian also helps you cultivate inner peace and keeps you grounded during chaos. Think of it as an anchor during a storm.
Dear Aquarius, your ruling planet Uranus rests in Taurus through the whole of July. Uranus demands change and revolution, and in Taurus, that change will focus on health and routine. Bloodstone can help give you that energetic boost when you know you need to do something to better your health, and it will help you sustain that energy so you can be consistent. If you’ve had any sort of illnesses or physical injuries, bloodstone can help facilitate the healing process as it is used to eliminate toxins in the body, boost the immune system, and increase blood flow. Think of bloodstone as your very own personal trainer, motivating you and reminding you of your strength and own power to heal.
Dear Pisces, your ruling planet Neptune continues its retrograde journey through the month of July. You will be asked to see clearly what you’ve been choosing to overlook, to see the ways you fool yourself, make excuses for yourself, or make excuses for others. Flow with this energy rather than fighting it. Work with the powers of hematite to help you cut through the fog of confusion and help ground your perceptions in reality. Hematite aids in clarity and non-partial judgment. Neptune retrograde may paint your world with rose colored glasses. There is nothing wrong with daydreaming or a bit of fantasy, but when you need a simple truth, use hematite to help you think with your logical mind.