~by Andrew Pacholyk, MS LAc
The seductive Scorpion is charismatic, powerful, magnetic, and intoxicating. They tend to be secretive, manipulative, and regenerative. The Scorpion is the most sexual sign of the zodiac. Their personalities are penetrating and very vindictive with a “do or die” attitude. The theme of death and rebirth are a reoccurring theme in their lives.
Scorpios are the most intense, profound, and powerful characters in the zodiac. Like the scorpion, they are serious in nature and those who have felt their deep sting, will realize they are not easily ignored. Even when they appear self-controlled and calm there is a seething intensity of emotional energy under their placid exterior. They like to keep their weapon in reserve and use it in true self-defense. They are like the volcano not far under the surface of a calm sea; it may burst into eruption at any moment.
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.
Scorpios should consider these crystals:
Topaz: This Scorpio birthstone stone is for “true love and success in all endeavors.” It can be used to manifest health and correct emotional imbalances. They promote understanding, compassion, kindness, and empathy. They open and heal the hearts of those who have closed them while also protecting the open-hearted.
Opal: A Scorpio birthstone, this stone clarifies by amplifying and mirroring feelings, buried emotions, and desires (including love and passion). This stone helps by lessening inhibitions. Great for both the Crown Chakra and Third Eye Chakra. Use this stone to help with visualization, imagination, understanding dreams, and overall healing. Opal allows for more spontaneous actions.
Garnet: This stone symbolizes faith, love, devotion, and trust. Garnet is most famous for balancing our emotional states. Therefore, garnet is one of the best stones for soothing emotional stress and balancing out anger that is held in and not expressed. Garnet is good for those who have anger issues directed towards themselves. Keep this stone close for selflessness and dedication.
Ruby: This crystal represents wealth, joy, and love. It has been associated with balancing overactive sexual energy and power. Ruby is a warm red stone that can assist in energizing mental exhaustion. It has been used to strengthen the emotional heart. Carry with you to enhance courage, confidence, and success over challenges.
Obsidian: This stone is actually natural glass that is formed when hot lava is submerged in water. This is a strong grounding stone and is known as “the protector.” It is said to “mirror one’s soul.” Obsidian brings about objectivity, dis-attachment, and reduces fantasy and escapism.
Hematite: Another stone most recommended for grounding, it is associated with the Root Chakra. It is a good stone to have around to encourage one’s survival instincts and helps to center a scattered mind. Hematite condenses disjointed feelings, turns fuzziness into mental clarity, and enhances concentration. Carry this stone for memory recollection and a sense of practicality.
Clear Quartz: This stone is thought to amplify both body energy and thoughts. It can assist in the creation of power, clarity of thinking, and peaceful meditation. Clear Quartz is considered the “stone of power.” It is a dedicated healing stone, cleansing and clearing the aura, and enhancing spiritual development.
Carnelian: This stone keeps your feet on the ground and balances sex drive. Associated with the Sacral/Spleen Chakra, it encourages confidence, boldness, and initiative insight. This stone embodies passion, precision, analysis, and encourages celebration – bringing awareness of our feelings.