Pisces is the twelfth and final astrological sign in the zodiac calendar, ruled by the planet Neptune, which represents dreams and spirituality. Its symbol – the fish – represents the ichthyocentaurs, who aided Aphrodite when she was born of the sea.
In this article, we explore the meaning of the Pisces birthstones, as well as some of the best crystals for the Pisces zodiac sign (including the crystals to be wary of!).
Dates: February 19th – March 20th
Zodiac Element: Water
Associated Colour: Light Green
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Cancer and Scorpio
Pisces Personality Traits: Empathic, deeply caring, emotionally sensitive and artistic.
What is the Pisces Birthstone?
The Pisces zodiac begins in the third quarter of the month of February and continues throughout the majority of March. As all zodiac signs cross over two months, each usually has two birthstones associated with it, one representing each month it spans. For those Pisces descendants born in February, this is the purple Amethyst crystal, and for those born in March, this is the Aquamarine crystal.
The vibrant purple complexion, rich history, and innate allure of amethyst have made it an enduring favourite for centuries among royalty and aristocrats seeking spiritual guidance.
Known to be the most powerful crystal for a Pisces, the purple Amethyst can activate the crown chakra, releasing a universal sea of spiritual energy. This awakening of the crown chakra is represented by a violet light and is believed to improve certain brain functions, including focus and memory.
Amethyst also resonates with the emotionally sensitive side of a Pisces and nurtures them, bringing with it feelings of safety and calmness, whilst expelling feelings of anxiety.
Aquamarine is a gorgeous blue gemstone brimming with enchantment from ancient Greek mythology and healing properties. The cooling quality of this crystal keeps a Pisces’ mood balanced. This protects them from unnecessary conflict, which a Pisces normally likes to avoid. Its connection with water is apparent in its healing properties, as the Aquamarine crystal encourages a Pisces descendant to explore and navigate life smoothly, like a flowing stream, rather than remaining idle and becoming stagnant. As the Amethyst activates the crown chakra, the Aquamarine invigorates the throat chakra, boosting the confidence of the Pisces to finally speak up and own their voice amongst others.
What Are the Best Crystals for Pisces?
These two main birthstones are not the only gemstones known for their positive influence on a Pisces. In fact, there are a variety of crystals known to work harmoniously with the various Pisces traits. If you are a Pisces descendant, you can further enrich your life by including the following crystals in your personal collection.
Nicknamed the ‘supreme nurturer’, this earthy red gemstone radiates its protective powers over an empathic Pisces who may feel overwhelmed by the negative energies of others. As well as being nurturing and a rock of support, Jasper can help its wearer feel more grounded on a daily basis, which can be especially beneficial to a Pisces who tends to live in the clouds, drifting between reality and imagination.
The Jade gemstone is closely connected to the heart chakra, making it a complementary stone for the empathic and caring Pisces. This precious green stone is also known to bring good luck and wealth to its bearer. As a dreamer and an imaginative soul, a Pisces can rely on the Jade crystal to keep their dreams alive and bring forth more insightful dreams by resonating with the Earth's natural healing rhythm.
The Bloodstone crystal frees the Pisces descendant from their sometimes overly-agreeable and willing nature that sees them branded as “a doormat”. Bloodstone can be used to boost your confidence in potentially dangerous situations and give you the courage to stand up and be true to your beliefs. This crystal can also pull a Pisces out of a ‘victim of the past’ mindset, and help them to move forward and focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses.
Known as the ‘truth stone’, Lapis Lazuli heightens the desire to speak one’s truth, which is of great support to a Pisces who tends to shy away from voicing their opinions, preferring to go with the flow. This crystal also embodies wisdom, bringing clarity to the sensitive Pisces mind during periods of emotional unrest.
For the Pisces that tends to find themselves drowning in the emotional landscape of others, the Black Onyx crystal comes to the rescue. Being connected to the base root chakra, Black Onyx possesses strong grounding properties, reminding the wearer that their feelings are not to be consumed by others. This crystal can give mental strength and stamina, helping a Pisces overcome their fears and encouraging them to believe in their own personal strength.
For mental clarity and aura balancing, a Pisces should wear Fluorite. This crystal is all about balance: that of the mind, energy, and even the physical body. It is associated with the heart chakra and throat chakra, and aims to neutralise stress in these areas. Fluorite is also known to expand the third-eye chakra, enhancing the wearer’s perception of higher dimensions.
Being the ‘ultimate healing stone’ the Clear Quartz crystal is beneficial to the already intuitive and spiritual Pisces. It promotes inner healing by encouraging the wearer to delve into their past and recover childhood memories. With its help, a Pisces will find it easier to clear out negative energies and create a path for positivity to flow through instead. Clear Quartz can also purify the body and mind – bringing a new, fresh perspective to the wearer.
What Crystals Should Pisces Avoid?
For a Pisces, there is a vast library of healing crystals to choose from, each with the potential to bring some form of goodness into their lives. However, as a Pisces, you must be wary of a few specific crystals that might bring positivity on their own, but - if paired with a conflicting crystal - negativity and problems could make their way into your life.
In isolation, Carnelian is a fiery orange stone that boosts motivation and reignites creative passions. However, if paired with Amethyst conflicts will begin to arise and each stone’s individual properties collide with another. As Amethyst brings forth calmness and mellows your energy, the Carnelian crystal rivals this with its surge of energy, resulting in an uneasy and confusing state of mind for a Pisces.
Blue Lace Agate
This rare, yet natural blue crystal can be a friend to a Pisces at times, linking its serene quality with the peaceful nature of their mind. However, be careful of having Blue Lace Agate on you when you are already wearing Red Jasper, as these crystals have very different purposes. The blue crystal focuses on healing emotions and relaxing the wearer, whereas Red Jasper focuses on boosting vitality. It is best to avoid this pairing of crystals and instead wear them independently of each other.
Not a Pisces? Find out what your Zodiac Birthstone is and explore the most powerful crystals that favour your star sign.
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