Crystal of the Moment
Venus in Aquarius: Prosperity and Abundance
There’s a change in the air and it is electric. Yesterday’s new moon amplified an already intense Capricorn stellium, and brought home an understanding that it is past time to change ourselves and our ways of relating to money. This Capricornian reckoning is affecting all of us at different levels, but suffice it to say that we are all becoming aware that something’s gotta give.
Venus is a planet associated with love and beauty, but we often forget that she’s also associated with prosperity and abundance. Her move out of the heavy, brooding, and sometimes recalcitrant dominion of Capricorn and into innovative, futuristic, and curious Aquarius signals that her intellectual circuit board is lit up with a new idea, a possible solution.
The larger world is examining and debating all manner of economic shifts and adjustments. Our collective dialogue will move increasingly toward concepts like universal basic income, crypto-currencies, and divestments from mainstream or traditional capitalism, and that will be especially piqued this week. In our own lives, we may find ourselves questioning aspects of our jobs, financial strategies, or monetary priorities that have gone too long unexamined.
Pyrite is a common iron sulfide mineral that amplifies responsibility, focus, and determination. It can create and attract prosperity and inform our behaviors so that we learn to keep aligned with our values while also ensuring our own survival. Marcasite, the gemstone of the moment, is the same as pyrite – the same but also very very different. They are both iron sulfides, made from exactly the same stuff, but they have a completely different structure: marcasite has a fanning crystal pattern rather than a cubic one. The point illustrated is that we can use exactly the same resources to create wildly different results. The same is true for our economies as a whole, and the same is true for ourselves and our relationship to abundance.
Marcasite is common as an accent stone for jewelry, especially in art deco pieces. It is an excellent ally to wear during bookkeeping, job-seeking, debating on solutions to late capitalism, or restructuring of one’s professional approach.
Remember: every dollar you spend is a vote for the kind of world you want to live in.
Grounding Elements Pro Tip: These marcasite earrings have a bit of jade in them to keep you cool, calm and collected.