by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
The Sagittarius Archer is brilliant at public relations. They tend toward the excessive, expressing it as carefree, adventurous and always searching. With their expansive nature, they are freedom loving and fortunate because of this attitude, yet very judgmental of others. They are both engaging and intuitive.
They enjoy traveling and exploration, because their minds are constantly open to new dimensions of thought. They are basically ambitious and optimistic, and continue to be so even when their hopes are dashed. Their strongly idealistic natures can also suffer many disappointments without being affected.
Besides their assigned birthstones, each sign of the zodiac has additional crystals that are used to help balance and align their karmic energies. Crystals do this by their correlation with color, mineral composition, and metaphysical associations most often related to them.
Sagittarius should consider these crystals:
Topaz: This Sagittarius birthstone is especially helpful for all travels. It is useful for alignment with our higher self, creative expression, and writing, This stone helps when focusing on your path. An empathetic stone, topaz gives out a warm glow quite readily. Topaz promotes understanding, compassion, kindness, and empathy.
Lapis Lazuli: A Sagittarius birthstone, this stone helps to reveal your aspirations and the ability to share them with others. A powerful thought-amplifier, Lapis is helpful in aligning all the elements of the body and mind. It can increase psychic abilities and will open the Third Eye Chakra.
Turquoise: This stone is most famous as an amazing over all healer for emotional stress in the physical body and mental/emotional issues. Turquoise is known as a stone of protection and communication on every level. Use turquoise at the Throat Chakra to encourage communication between heart and mind.
Aventurine: This stone protects the emotional heart, enhances creativity, and helps when working with spirit guides. Green is the color of healing and Aventurine is a member of the quartz family. It has a concentrated ability to dissolve emotional blockage. It’s a particularly effective crystal for overall balancing.
Obsidian: This stone is for pursuing your goals of self discovery. It is helpful for overcoming emotional blockages. This is a strong grounding stone and is known as “the protector”. It is said to “mirror one’s soul. This stone brings about objectivity, dis-attachment and is very centering. It reduces fantasy and escapism.
Amethyst: This stone is the stone of spirituality and dream recall. Used for contentment and meditation, it provides common sense and flexibility in decisions. Amethyst is believed to strengthen and enhance psychic abilities, imagery, and mind quieting. Slide this under your pillow when sleeping or wear when awake to reduce anger, impatience, and agitation.
Sodalite: This stone is most recognizably used for healing, meditation, and wisdom. This a good stone for general communication for self-expression and writing. It is used for expressing logic and ideas due to its connection with the Throat Chakra. It is also used at the Third Eye Chakra due to its ability to access intuition.
Rose Quartz: This stone represents love, beauty, and peacefulness.. It encourages forgiving, loving, self-love, and emotional balance! Rose Quartz works with the Heart Chakra. It is a soft, gentle, soothing stone that warms the heart center. Its value as a nurturing friend cannot be overstated. Neither can it’s calming influence.