This Is the Crystal You Need to Navigate May's Transits
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 add to 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.
May 2019 CRYSTALSCOPES
Dear Aries, you begin the month with power in communication with the Mars-Mercury sextile on May 1. If people think you’re generally confident and direct, they’ll get an extra wallop of truth and honesty from you this month. To assist you in speaking from your heart—so that everything you say comes from a place of love and consideration—work with amazonite. This stone connects your heart chakra to your throat chakra, and encourages you to communicate from a place of compassion and empathy. Amazonite also empowers you to believe in the future, especially in terms of romance, which will get a helping hand from the Venus-Mars sextile on May 14.
Happy Birthday, May Taurus! You are blessed by the new moon in your sign on May 4. This is the perfect time to not only set your intentions, but to take action and work toward achieving your goals. No goal is too lofty. Reach for the stars, lift yourself up and don’t play small, because the stars will not lower themselves to meet you. Citrine is the cheerleader of the crystal world. This crystal helps you stay positive and infuses you with the can-do attitude you need this month. Citrine also boosts your confidence, which aligns perfectly with Venus entering your sign on May 15.
Blue lace agate
Happy Birthday, May Gemini! Be aware of any aggression or arguments you may participate in when Mercury enters Taurus on May 6, and again when Mars enters Cancer on May 15. You may feel a bit more triggered than usual. However, I say “participate” because you have the choice to rise above a difficult situation, instead of further aggravating it. They key is to know that inner peace is sometimes more important than being right. Tap into the power of blue lace agate (yes, again!) to help you calm your mind. Blue lace agates also helps you to communicate your thoughts and opinions in a harmonious way.
Dear Cancer, you have the chance to have some fun this month. On May 15, Mars enters Cancer, making you more emotionally extroverted; make sure what you say aligns with what you feel. On May 18, the moon becomes full in the sign of Scorpio, making you feel mischievous and playful. Use these energies to spice up your life and come out of your shell—and use carnelian to help you tap into your inner fire. This stone stimulates your passionate side, and helps you embrace the adventurous spirit that you may have kept hidden. Carnelian is an aphrodisiac stone and aids you in embracing your carnal desires and expressing your sexuality in healthy ways.
Dear Leo, your intuition and energetic sensitivity will be heightened this month. On May 8, the sun will form a sextile to Neptune, empowering you to tap into your psychic abilities, your creativity, and your inner knowing. On May 21, the sun conjuncts Mercury in the sign of Taurus, and you may be prone to overthinking. To harness all this watery energy and calm the mind, work with moonstone. You may feel overwhelmed by your senses or have confusing (but vivid) dreams. Moonstone will help you attain emotional balance and calm anxieties associated with excess psychic energy. Moonstone will also help you make sense of visions, dreams, and any signs you may receive from the universe.
On May 6, Mercury enters Taurus. This combination grounds your thoughts, ideas, and plans into the physical. It is an auspicious time to get the ball rolling on any projects that require your analytical and organizational ingenuity. On May 21, the sun enters Gemini, encouraging you to learn new things—even if you feel you know all there is to know in a particular field or subject. Fluorite aids you in any task that requires mental concentration, offering the focus needed to help you structure your thoughts. It also helps you absorb and integrate new information.
Dear Libra, this month love is the name of the game. On May 14 the Venus-Mars sextile gives a positive boost to your self-confidence—take advantage by putting yourself out there. On May 15, Venus enters Taurus, energizing your sexual and romantic apatite. If you want to draw in a partner that wants more than a physical connection, work with Jade. This stone helps you heal from heartbreaks of the past and opens you up to receiving and trusting in new love. If you have been feeling jaded about love (pun intended) then this stone is for you.
Dear Scorpio, what is your game plan? The Taurus new moon on May 4 asks you to enjoy the present, but plan for the future. The full moon on May 18 in your sign continues this trend, calling you to dive deep within and focus on a clear direction in your life. Labradorite can assist you in seeing beyond what you know, envisioning what could be—what is aligned to your highest good. The magical, reflective sheen of this crystal mirrors the vast universe, with all the stars and galaxies. Labradorite brings you the space of pure potential, where anything can manifest.
Dear Sagittarius, how can you carry an attitude of success and positivity sustainably? The Mercury-Jupiter retrograde on the 2nd and the Venus-Jupiter retrograde trine on the 9th brings wonderful, prosperous energy at the beginning of the month. To keep these high vibes flowing, work with green aventurine. Known as the stone of opportunity, green aventurine will encourage you to look for all potential paths to prosperity. This stone also helps you in leading with your heart. You want to put the effort in things you believe in, you want to do what you love. Use green aventurine to align your ambition with your soul.
Big change is afoot this month. On May 18 you enter a powerful Venus-Uranus conjunction in Taurus. This transit will affect how you view your relationships with your friends, colleagues, romantic partner, and family. It will also change how you view your relationship with yourself. If you’ve been feeling stuck, get ready to shake things up. To help keep you grounded and ready for what comes your way, work with garnet. This stone activates your survival instinct, helping you navigate your course with strength and grace. It empowers you and wakes up your fighting spirit. Life is about change and transition; keep garnet in your arsenal to keep you nimble.
Dear Aquarius, finance is on your mind at the beginning of the month. The Taurus new moon on May 4 urges you to plant seeds that will reap a healthy harvest. The Mercury-Uranus conjunction in Taurus on May 8 activates new ideas to bring in wealth. To amplify these financially beneficial aspects, add pyrite to your crystal collection. Pyrite encourages you to be assertive and to understand what you are worth so you align with opportunities that deserve. Pyrite is a stone of abundance and manifestation, it was often mistaken for gold, and it will help you realize what true success and prosperity mean to you.
This month, it is important to differentiate between intention and projection. The sun-Neptune sextile on May 9 can affect your emotional sensitivity, making you absorb more than you usually do. Don’t be reactive, be introspective. Just because someone says something that may offend you, it does not mean that they meant to do so. Do not project your issues on others. To keep a rational mind and deflect negativity, work with black tourmaline. This stone absorbs heavy emotions, whether it comes from you or someone else. Black tourmaline helps you honor what you are feeling, so you can be aware of what your needs are in the present moment.
Per Erik Borja is a practicing psychic medium who connects with spirit and tunes into his clients’ energy to empower and help guide them on their soul’s journey. Find Per online at The Awakenist and on Instagram @TheAwakenist
Art by Johanna Martin (@blousesandhouses)