Scorpio is the eighth zodiac sign of the astrological calendar. Its corresponding zodiac constellation is called Scorpius, with Mars and Pluto named as its ruling planets.

Scorpio zodiac sign

Dates: October 23rd - November 21st
Symbol: Scorpion
Zodiac Element: Water
Associated Colour: Black
Compatible Zodiac Signs: Taurus and Cancer
Scorpio Personality Traits: Intuitive, fierce, passionate and mysterious.

As with each zodiac sign, Scorpio has many crystals and gemstones aligned with it. In this article, we introduce you to Scorpio birthstones and delve into the details of some of the best crystals for Scorpios to wear and own.

What is the Scorpio Birthstone?

The Scorpio star sign overlaps the months of October and November. As birthstones are assigned both according to month and zodiac sign, there is therefore more than one birthstone associated with Scorpio.


A topaz birthstone

Since the majority of the Scorpio season runs through November, the main birthstone for Scorpio is Topaz. It’s a rock-forming mineral that’s colourless in its natural state. However, with particular heat treatment the stone can be formed into various colours, with the most popular being blue Topaz and golden yellow Topaz. It’s believed that those who own this gemstone or wear it in their jewellery attract good health, abundance and happiness into their lives. The Topaz gemstone also symbolises strength and intelligence, and it’s assumed to pass these qualities on to the wearer.


A citrine birthstone

The Citrine gemstone also favours those born in November. It is a yellow quartz stone, named after the Latin word Citrinia for “yellow”. Much like its bright outward colour, the Citrine birthstone is associated with cheerfulness and optimism. Widely known as the ‘Good Luck’ stone, Citrine employs the law of attraction to invite wealth and prosperity into the lives of those who carry this crystal.

If you’re a Scorpio born in October, there are two birthstones that are closely connected to you: Opal and Tourmaline.


An opal crystal

The Opal gemstone is a naturally occurring mineral-like substance that’s been formed from silica-rich waters deep in the Earth’s crust. It’s known to help balance emotions and is associated with truth and purity.


A pair of tourmaline crystals

Bearing a slightly different purpose, Tourmaline is thought to create a protective shield around the wearer, protecting them from unwanted negative energy. It radiates healing energy and soothes the mind. It’s a mineral crystal that can be found in a range of colours, all of which possess their own special healing properties and uses.

Healing Crystals for a Scorpio

When the sun is in Scorpio, the energy of the eighth zodiac is in full bloom. Regardless of star sign, these present energies will likely have an effect on most people, but this is especially true for Scorpios. There are many healing crystals connected to your zodiac sign. And these can help support and balance energies during the Scorpio season.

With these crystals, you can take advantage of the positive energies, keeping your mind grounded and your emotions balanced.


An amethyst crystal

Amethyst is a powerful stone that expands your spiritual awareness and raises intuition. This crystal is particularly beneficial as you head to the latter months of the year, as it balances mood swings and lessens the feelings of fear and anxiety that are associated with darkness and loneliness.


An aquamarine crystal

Known as the stone of courage, Aquamarine connects with the more sensitive individuals of the Scorpio sign, giving them the courage to express their innermost feelings.
As a water stone, it promotes clarity, for the mind and clear communication, and washes away stress and judgement towards others. Due to its links to the throat chakra, it also eases symptoms of sore throats.

Lapis Lazuli

A lapis lazuli crystal

The truth stone. Lapis Lazuli restores the connection with the true self and realigns you with your true life purpose. Due to Scorpios’ sensitive nature, emotional unrest is likely to appear during this season, and this crystal is known to help battle these tough emotions and establish clarity of the mind.


A malachite crystal

This healing crystal activates the heart chakra, opening your inner self to unconditional love. It absorbs negative energies from your surroundings and kindles your ability to empathise with others. Prepare yourself for change and break old patterns of behaviour during the Scorpio season with a Malachite crystal in your home.


A ruby crystal

The Ruby gemstone is considered auspicious for a Scorpio. The deep red colour mirrors its link to the heart chakra and encourages passion and fervour for life. For the ambitious Scorpio, Ruby can help you to concentrate on achieving personal goals.

Smoky Quartz

A smoky quartz crystal

This crystal will encourage you to release your fears and express your emotions rather than keep them bottled up. There’s a focus on building your confidence through trusting your gut and listening to your intuition. Its healing properties encompass the soothing of cramps, alleviating muscle spasms and strengthening nerves.


A sodalite gemstone

A crystal which brings order and rational thinking to an otherwise confused and panicked mind. This calming crystal encourages the expression of true feelings and promotes self-acceptance, gradually building self-confidence for the individual that keeps this stone close. It’s also known to prevent insomnia and improve blood pressure.


A turquoise crystal

The Turquoise crystal envelops its wearer in tranquilising and calming energy. It has been commonly worn for hundreds of years, acting as a protective charm during periods of long travel. As a strengthening stone, it restores vitality during periods of exhaustion and fatigue.

Which Crystals Should a Scorpio Avoid?

Luckily, there are many favourable crystals for a Scorpio, and only a select few that should be avoided. We’ve named them below.


An emerald crystal

Emerald is the gemstone for Mercury, which is disagreeable with Mars, the governing planet for Scorpio. Therefore, it should be avoided. The power of the Emerald can be difficult to steer for Scorpio and can have an adverse effect on the stability of emotions.


A diamond crystal

Diamond represents the planet Venus, which is a destructive planet for Scorpio. For a Virgo or Libra, wearing a Diamond can bring good luck. However, for a Scorpio, it can interfere with their destiny and bring friction into their life.

Not a Scorpio? Find out what the most powerful crystals are for a variety of circumstances, or discover your Zodiac Birthstone and explore the healing crystals that favour your star sign.

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