Zodiac Stones: Crystals for Scorpio
by Adrienne Goff, Crystal Healing Expert
Scorpio season comes during the darkening time of the year, when the days are getting shorter and when Halloween is celebrated. If your birthday falls between October 23rd and November 21st, Scorpio is your sun sign. Scorpio is symbolized by the scorpion, a calculating creature that waits to strike at the most opportune time.
Although intense Scorpio is often mistaken to be a fire sign, it is a water sign that draws its power from the psychic and emotional spheres. Scorpio is ruled by two planets, Pluto and Mars. Pluto is associated with the underworld, death and rebirth, transformation, the subconscious and shadow work. Mars is the planet of war, power, and passion.
Enigmatic, powerful, psychic, and seductive, Scorpios are a force of nature that should be approached with respect--and perhaps with a healthy dose of caution and awareness. You definitely don’t want your enemy to be a Scorpio, but If you can get in a Scorpio’s good graces, you are golden. They are extremely loyal and will always come to the aid and defense of their loved ones. Scorpios are blessed with charisma and a magnetic charm, which draws in plenty of friendships, lovers, and social opportunities. They are curious, creative, and more emotionally sensitive than what they might project. Scorpios are also known to be the most sexual sign in the zodiac. They thrive on emotional intimacy.
Scorpios don’t dwell in the shallows. They like to go very deep and are not afraid of the dark. They are drawn to what’s mysterious, hidden, and below the surface--as well as fringe culture, occult practices, or esoteric secrets. For them, it’s all about finding and revealing the truth. Scorpio’s intuition and psychic perception is dialed in, which helps them get to the bottom of everything. They make great healers who can guide you through your inner shadows.
Scorpios have what it takes to succeed at any endeavor that is important to them. They are tenacious, focused, fearless, and sharp. Scorpios never show their cards, making them hard to read (or defeat). They are strategic and calculating, usually at least three steps ahead of any competitors in mapping out their next moves. Scorpios are independent, confident, and not easily intimidated. They put their whole being into their important undertakings. All of this is a recipe for success and leadership.
All signs have their challenging points, and Scorpio is no exception. Scorpios feel everything quite deeply and can have intense emotional responses. They are prone to becoming jealous, possessive, and resentful. When they don’t get what they want and feel entitled to, they can get vengeful, and the stinger comes out. Scorpios have a reputation for being abrasive and controlling. They will go out of their way to hide their vulnerability with a tough exterior. Scorpios often have trust issues, which is why they keep people at arm’s length and are so secretive and private.
Working with the right crystals can smooth out Scorpio’s rough edges, while enhancing the positive traits. Here are the most highly recommended crystals for Scorpios.
Astrophyllite: This enchanting stone features mesmerizing, bronzy starbursts and is packed with metaphysical power. As a stone of transformation, shadow work, and spiritual acceleration, it is rightfully assigned to Pluto and Scorpio.
Astrophyllite is energetically intense and spiritually powerful, just like Scorpio is. It resonates with the storm element and vibrates in harmony with the full spectrum of light. Therefore, it can quickly activate, clear, and align all of the chakras. Astrophyllite awakens and enhances psychic gifts that come naturally to Scorpio, such as telepathy, astral travel, clairvoyance, clairaudience, and channeling abilities. Astrophyllite also strengthens Scorpio’s already healthy self-confidence and bravery, while promoting deeper levels of intimacy, honesty, passion, and openness in romantic relationships.
Scorpio is the rare sign that does not shy away from investigating, embracing, and addressing what’s in the shadows. Unearthing what’s hidden is a top Scorpio pastime. Astrophyllite takes you on a deep dive into your shadow aspects, so that you can rapidly heal and clear all that stands in your way of self-actualization. It acts like a mirror, revealing to you your hidden negativity, subconscious patterns, karma, behaviors, and addictions that hold you back. It highlights where you are out of alignment, while also providing high vibrational light for clearing and transforming all that does not serve you.
Scorpios can work with Astrophyllite to address their own emotional spikes. It can crack open the tough exterior, infuse greater compassion, and help Scorpios to soften up tendencies toward aggression, jealousy, vengefulness, and domination. It does so by revealing the underlying cause, which is usually related to feeling a lack of love, respect, or trust. Astrophyllite can give Scorpios a higher spiritual perspective or understanding of the situation and people involved, so that they can react in a higher, more loving way. For Scorpios who might have made some enemies, Astrophyllite also offers powerful spiritual and energetic protection.
Rhodochrosite: Scorpios have a deep emotional nature that subtly, or sometimes not so subtly, affects many facets of their reality. Rhodochrosite, a heart chakra stone that looks like a Valentine, is assigned to Mars and the water element. It can address matters of the heart that matter most to Scorpio.
Rhodochrosite is a stone of new beginnings, transitions, and fresh starts, which aligns with the Scorpio theme of rebirth. It also fosters success, creativity, manifestation, and personal power--perfect for ambitious, ingenious Scorpio. But what Rhodochrosite is best known for is its positive effects on the emotional body. It enhances joy and playfulness, and in intimate relationships it boosts sexuality, passion, and the expression of erotic desires. Some Scorpios are already adept mind readers, and Rhodochrosite is known to enhance telepathy between lovers and loved ones. For Scorpios who are looking for love, meditating with Rhodochrosite can attract a twin flame or a high-level soulmate.
Scorpios are always down for an emotional treasure hunt. Rhodochrosite is perhaps the best crystal for shadow work that relates to childhood wounds or past emotional trauma. Rhodochrosite brings to the surface old emotional wounds, traumas, repressed feelings, and anything you have stuffed away because it was too difficult to accept or process at the time. It supports you in facing what happened and understanding the higher purpose, reasons, and lessons behind it. This allows you to access forgiveness and release it from a space of spiritual awareness and love. Rhodochrosite provides the energy necessary to clear the old emotional blockages and to gently mend any holes or damage around the heart chakra and emotional body where the emotional injury took place. It also helps you to assimilate the wisdom gained from these experiences, which creates a complete healing.
Scorpios can work with Rhodochrosite in this way to completely heal and transform their top challenging emotional patterns: jealousy, anger, resentment, distrust, and the need to control and manipulate. Rhodochrosite has a loving, calming vibration that can disrupt Scorpio’s instinct to sting. It promotes a courageous heart and opening up emotionally, which is helpful for guarded Scorpios who don’t want to let others in.
Charoite: Scorpios are not here to play around. They are deep, penetrating, and purposeful--here to alchemize their life experiences and go for the gold. Charoite, a major multitasking stone assigned to Scorpio, enhances and delivers everything that makes them tick.
Charoite is known as a “stone for this age,” and Scorpio is made for these metamorphic times. Charoite lends support through necessary spiritual growth, upheaval, and major transformation. It inspires rebirth and the courage to start over in a way that is in a higher alignment. But first comes the death of the old, the facing and tearing down of structures, roles, and ways that no longer serve. All of this is Scorpio’s forte.
Charoite supports those who dare to look at facades and false realties they have created in order to provide a sense of safety and security. Playing safe often prevents growth, change, and accomplishing your true mission. Charoite helps you identify and release deep subconscious fears that interfere with ultimate fulfillment and forward movement. It is especially well-suited to assist you in moving through fears associated with big, sudden events and life changes. Charoite surfaces the root causes of fear, whether it originates from your recent past, childhood, genetic line, or other lifetimes. It provides the power to transmute the energetic imprint of these experiences and to reframe them from a higher perspective. Charoite heightens intuition and the psychic senses, which are natural Scorpio strengths. It illuminates Scorpio’s inherent wisdom, purpose, and highest path of service--guiding them to shoot for the right target.
Once a Scorpio is on mission, nothing can stop them. Charoite naturally boosts many of Scorpio’s mental traits that will ensure their success: analytical ability, observation skills, strategic thinking, quick decision-making, and responsiveness.
It increases tenacity, passion, and determination to overcome obstacles and keep going. At the same time, it keeps Scorpio’s crown, heart, and root open, so that they don’t lose sight of the bigger picture: that everyone and everything is connected, and that all should be done with love and benevolent intentions for the whole.
Charoite has a powerful cleansing effect on the chakras, aura, and emotions. It brings in the purple ray to transmute Scorpio’s negative emotional traits and responses, such as anger, vindictiveness, envy, and possessiveness.
Black Obsidian: For Scorpios who are drawn to the dark, mystical, and mysterious side of life, Black Obsidian is a crystalline soulmate. Ruled by Pluto, Black Obsidian is known as “the Warrior of Truth” that can take you on a healing trip to the underworld and the dark corners of your psyche.
Historically, Black Obsidian has been used as a magic mirror to access the spiritual realms and beings via scrying. Gaze into Black Obsidian by candlelight and with intention, and it can activate the third eye and clairvoyance. Upon the surface of this stone, you might see visions of your deceased loved ones and receive their messages in your mind and heart. This activity might be right up Scorpio’s alley on Halloween, when the veils are naturally thinner. Black Obsidian has also been used to summon the Ascended Masters and learn the secrets of the universe, which should speak to Scorpios who are on a quest for spiritual knowledge and truth. It’s an asking stone that, when placed on the third eye, will bring answers to questions about your spiritual purpose, karma, and lessons.
The energy of Black Obsidian is not unlike that of Scorpio. It is blunt, direct, powerful--and is ideally approached with caution and awareness. This stone does not pussy foot around a delicate ego. It is here to dredge up the deepest and darkest secrets hidden in the subconscious, for the purpose of healing and releasing them. It quickly unearths negative emotions, problematic truths, and repressed inner darkness that is often difficult to face. This process can be quite uncomfortable and intense for most signs, but Scorpios are a different breed. They are well equipped to look directly at the dark, heal the wounds, and distill the power that was lost.
Scorpios can work with Black Obsidian to get to the bottom of their negative emotional behaviors and heal them. It can also provide high level protection and grounding for Scorpios who like to flirt with danger.
There you have it, the best stones for Scorpio. Here are some other beautiful crystals that have been traditionally assigned to Scorpio: