With a collective breath of fresh air, we welcome in Aquarius Season- releasing us from the routines and seriousness of Capricorn Season that was paired with Mercury Retrograde and finally letting that New Year energy flow.
Aquarius Season: January 20 - February 17
Symbol: The Water Bearer
Planetary Ruler: Saturn (traditional) and Uranus (modern)
Aquarius season is one of idealism. To embody the Aquarian way fully, we enter a dimension where things can be better. Look through the visionary lens to find possibilities, whether you’re making the world a better place, exploring creative expression, or coming up with groundbreaking ideas. Challenge yourself this season. If you’re feeling bored or set in your ways, look for that spark of newness and take the uncharted path.
The essence of Aquarius is a truly community-minded soul, an activist, and a champion for the people. Zoom out and see the bigger picture. Can you find a new solution to an old problem? Once you help others, it can have a ripple effect that extends farther than you can imagine. We’re at our best when we’re all taken care of, and this season calls you to remember that we can all make a difference.
Astrology by Casey Chafouleas
Gemstones for Aquarius Season
Amethyst is a protective stone that brings feelings of inner peace to the beholder. Amethyst aids us in healing the body, mind & spirit. This courageous gemstone protects the wearer from negative energies.
Often used to help relieve insomnia, Amethyst brings a sense of calm as we sleep, as well as with aiding in remembering & understanding our dreams. It can help you connect with your higher self & even encourage lucid dreaming.
Amethyst also gives a boost to your creativity, helping the mind flow freely, making it excellent to have around when you're brainstorming and planning for the future.
The main birthstone for February Aquarians, Amethyst can help you feel more level, calmer, and even enhance your intuition.
For the New Moon on January 21st, turn to Amethyst to tap into your crown chakra, giving you deeper guidance and intuition for your manifestations.
Chalcedony brings feelings of inner peace and helps to center emotional energy. Excellent for use in meditation, Chalcedony brings complete harmony to the mind, body, and spirit.
Stimulating thought and flow, Chalcedony helps us to take a deep breath before we speak to allow us to engage with our intuition and then release from a positive place and not on impulse. Chalcedony stimulates mental flexibility and helps to improve ones memory.
Look to Chalcedony during Aquarius Season to help bring you back to center now that we've passed through Mercury Retrograde and the New Year will really get flowing. Chalcedony can help you communicate your goals and give you a social boost- stimulating optimism, creativity, and togetherness.
Quartz Crystal is known as the master healer as it absorbs, stores, regulates, and releases energy- amplifying your intentions and boosting the effects of other gemstones crystals. Quartz Crystal has the ability to neutralize negative energy and electromagnetic pollution.
Balancing mental and emotional realms, it aids in cleanses the body and spirit. Quartz Crystal enhances psychic abilities, unblocks memories, and aids in concentration, bringing clarity and new energy in any situation.
Because of it's ability to amplify other gemstones, Quartz Crystal is an amazing stone to keep close during Aquarius Season. Consider pairing it with any of the other stones listed here.
Rose Quartz encourages you to love yourself and to put your own needs first so you are better equipped to help others. Compassion and forgiveness are also abundant in this stone making it helpful with healing and communication. Rose Quartz is able to replace negative energy with loving vibrations.
If you're looking to attract new or more love into you life, wear Rose Quartz. Whether that be romantic love, friendships, or even learning to love yourself more, Rose Quartz can help those relationships by nurturing a deeper bond. Overall this gemstone can draw in more love into our lives by helping us find a deep sense of compassion and care in this world.
Bring Rose Quartz with you during the Full Moon in Leo on February 5th to support you during this intentional time of release. Opening your heart chakra, Rose Quartz helps heal and comfort you if you are looking to move beyond past pain or negative energies.
Rose Quartz is also the go to power stone for attracting love into you life, making it perfect to wear during the day of love on February 14th.
Amber is a unique healing stone in that it's neither rock nor crystal, but made up of fossilized tree resin. Especially useful for new beginnings, Amber is a powerful cleanser, ridding the body of toxins and cleansing the environment of negative energy. Not only does Amber cleanse your negative energy, but it absorbs that energy, turning it into positive energy.
Aquarians can be brutally honest, sometimes unemotional, unpredictable and spontaneous. Amber is perfect for this season, with its calming energy it can soothe the honesty and lighten up the unpredictability, restoring balance.
Keep Amber in your home and place of work to cleanse those places of toxic energy. Wearing Amber as jewelry such as a necklace or bracelet is helpful in shielding you from negative energy from others.
Amber Gem Focus by Chelsea Whitaker.
Garnet is revitalizing and energetic, activating the heart and stimulating courage, passion, and sensuality. Welcoming love, success, and luck into your personal relationships, Garnet helps ward off disharmony and soothes emotions.
Helping you to release old inhibitions holding you back, Garnet allows you to find your confidence and boost your courage in intense situations.
Garnet the birthstone for January Aquarians, it helps our Air element friends strengthen their commitments, plans, and dreams. This energy can lend itself to us all this season with how we commit- make those plans and show up for our to friends, lovers, and ourselves. Garnet lights the fire within, making it an excellent stone to helps us stay connect to our goals.
Keep Garnet close this Valentine's Day on February 14th to boost your sensuality, deepening the connections with those closest to your heart.
Silver is one of the most commonly used metals in jewelry making, and is popular for reasons beyond its soft, easily workable and aesthetically pleasing nature. When considering its metaphysical properties it makes perfect sense why it's used so often.
Silver is known to attract and retain positive energy without changing it. This is why it's so perfectly used in jewelry. It has the ability to capture whatever energy a gemstone has and enhance it. Because of its reflective nature it also repels or reflects away negative energy. So Silver is protective and energy enhancing at the same time.
Like the moon, Silver is reflective, psychic and balancing. In fact, the Moon and Silver retain almost the same properties, making them connected and energy enhancers for one another. Wearing Silver on a significant Moon centric event, like a Full or New Moon, can boost the moon's effects and paired gemstones on the wearer.
Silver is also believed by some to have positive effects on physical health, by boosting immunity, cleansing the system and purifying the blood.
While we move through Aquarius season, consider pairing silver with any of the Gemstones listed for this month. Silver will boost the gemstone's energy while repelling negative. Worn on a Full Moon it will be even more effective. It kind of gives the old saying "By the light of the silvery moon" a whole new meaning.
Important Dates for Aquarius Season
January 21 - New Moon in Aquarius
This new moon in Aquarius is in an out-of-sign conjunction with Pluto, the planet of profound transformation. But while Pluto’s still hanging out in the late degrees of Capricorn, this new moon plants itself firmly at the 1st degree of Aquarius. This moon has the flavor of endings and new beginnings. What story is ending and what is beginning, and can we use the Plutonic energy to propel us into something new and better? The answer is always yes. Set the intentions for something that is new and never before seen. The sextile from Jupiter in Aries lets you know you’ve got this. Try Amethyst to tap into your crown chakra if you’re working with crystals.
February 5 - Full Moon in Leo - Snow Moon
Expect the unexpected during the Snow moon. If you’ve been looking to let go of something painful, you might find a surprising way to get there. Whatever this full moon brings you, know there is an opportunity for a powerful and profound release. If you’re working with crystals, Rose Quartz is a nice choice for work with the heart chakra.
Valentine's Day- February 14th
While not an astrologically significant day, I'd like to invite you to use this day to welcome more love, friendship, and compassion into the world. Love is a powerful energy to give and receive- and it doesn't have to be in the form of material gifts. Be intentional with how you show up for friends and lovers, show it in how you listen and support them. Show yourself love by setting boundaries and being authentic in how you want affection in your life. Even the simple act of kindness to strangers can do so much to celebrate love.