Becoming the Water Bearer | Crystals for Wisdom & Compassion

Aquarius the Water Bearer has been compared to the Goddess Kuan Yin, and to the Star Card in the Tarot. Learn how all these figures relate to the concepts of spiritual wisdom and infinite compassion, and how to embody these qualities by working with crystals like Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Amazonite, and Aquamarine.

"The Aquarian idea of life-giving wisdom and compassion is an age-old concept that has been symbolized in many traditions beyond astrology: The goddess Kuan Yin is often portrayed holding a vial or vase, from which she pours out the waters of compassion and mercy to all of humanity.

Pouring out pitchers of water, the figure in the Star card of the Tarot represents seeking and sharing wisdom in the depths of the psyche. You could see spiritual awakening as a call to become the water bearers ourselves--containing our experience with wisdom, and radiating our compassion with effectiveness. What greater human power can there be?"

~adapted from Betty Bland, "The Power of the Water Bearer"

The Star

If you aspire to embody the qualities of the Water Bearer, here are some crystals to work with:

Amethyst | Amethyst is a stone for serenity, spiritual wisdom, and connection to higher planes of awareness. Amethyst calms the mind and eases anxiety. This crystal works in the emotional, spiritual and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace.

Amethyst opens and activates the crown chakra, and assists in the integration of new ideas and new patterns. It promotes awareness and spiritual insight; enhances psychic gifts and intuition. Draw on the power of Amethyst when you desire a deeper connection with Source.

Lapis Lazuli | A deep blue stone of protection that inspires a deep sensation of peace.  Lapis brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge in the form of revelations and new perspectives on the self and your experiences.  

Incorporate Lapis in your rituals to help unblock the free flow of wisdom and self expression, raise your vibration by speaking the truth, and allow pent-up frustration or anger to dissolve into a state of openness, confidence and kindness to self and others. Clears and stimulates the Third Eye and Throat chakras for clarity of perception and communication on all levels.

Amazonite | A stone of truth, honor, and trust, Amazonite helps prioritize integrity within yourself and others. Enables you to see a situation more accurately from multiple points of view, and balance intellect with compassion and intuition. Amazonite supports self-discovery, and deep dives into the subconscious.

Aquamarine | A light blue colored stone of courage, Aquamarine's calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. This crystal clarifies perception and sharpens the intellect, helping to feel the greater depth and vastness of life. Aquamarine promotes self-expression, soothes fears, and enhances natural intuitive strengths.

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