In our monthly Crystal Horoscope column, spiritually savvy Gemini Chartreuse ChiChi Tembo—who is the founder and headMIZtress of The Venus Academy —selects the most powerful stones for the solar season. She teaches us how to use crystals in meditation to stay aligned with the energy of both the heavens and the Earth.
Malachite and black obsidian are two crystals for your Scorpio season crystals horoscope. Working with these stones helps you to clear triggers, gain clarity and assist reproductive system health.
What These Scorpio Season Crystals Represent:
Malachite: Intense energy healer, works well with meditation; a stone of goddesses, assists female sex organs
Black obsidian: Powerful stone for deep insight, helps with blockages and can improve circulation
Scorpio is the star sign of intense, fiery passion, often compared to the Phoenix that rises from the proverbial ashes to be born again. Working with these crystals helps you explore Scorpio season themes such as the underworld, the afterlife and the metaphysical. Many cultures recognize otherworldly spirits during Scorpio season, such as Halloween, the pagan ritual “Samhain,” and Day of the Dead.
Scorpio rules the eighth house in astrology and is known for its traits of power-mergers, sexual energy and transmutation. The transformational energy of this sign is deeply personal for me, as my daughter, Eleven, is also a Scorpio (born on 11/11).
In medical astrology, Scorpio is associated with the sexual organs of the reproductive and excretory systems.
Malachite is a deep green mineral that forms alongside copper in layers of different shades of green. Its copper properties give it both an energetically conductive charge and a highly toxic composition if inhaled or ingested.
Similarly to malachite’s properties, Scorpio detonates at the push of a button, so stay grounded when working with such intense energy, such as by meditating. Malachite encourages you to look deep into the metaphysical causes ailments or troubles, particularly reproductive. Similar to copper, malachite’s mineral formation is believed by crystal healers to protect against radiation, energize cellular structure, enhance blood circulation through the sex organs, and ease any challenges with menstruation or childbirth.
Historically, malachite is associated with goddess energy. In Egypt, it was the stone of Hathor, the goddess of joy and feminine love. In classical times, it corresponded with Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. In Norse mythology, it was associated with Freja, the goddess of flowers, fruit trees and gardens. In Slavic mythology, malachite was dedicated to the Mistress of the Copper Mountains, also known as the Malachite Maid.
Malachite’s Metaphysical Properties:
Malachite is an intense stone of transformation that resonates with Plutonian energy, Scorpio’s ruling planet. It helps us to understand deeper concepts, and fortifies our capacity to observe. As a stone of the monoclinic crystal structure, it embodies the state of “permanent flux,” or “making flexible plans.”
My home country of Zambia produces a lot of malachite in a region called the Copper Belt. Malachite is also abundant in South Africa, Zaire, Russia, Australia, Germany, Romania, Chile, and in many states in the southern region of the United States.
The green color of malachite resonates with the heart chakra. Its forceful nature can absorb negative energy and pollutants and bring to light to that which blocks your spiritual path. Since it forms banded, circular layers, it complements the mystical, watery depths of Scorpionic energy.
Black obsidian can be one of the most powerful stones to work with for taking you to the depths of great psychological insight.
In antiquity, obsidian was used as an aid for spiritual rituals and indigenous shamanic ceremonies because it dissolves tension and moves stagnant energy. Often polished like a black mirror, obsidian can be used in the process of crystal gazing, also known as scrying.
Obsidian can help relieve physical pain, emotional grief and subconscious trauma, and initiate psychological release of blockages. Similar to malachite and its copper-like qualities, obsidian also improve circulation.
Black Obsidian’s Metaphysical Properties:
Obsidian goes straight to the subconscious realm and unearths the shadows of your nature—even ones you don’t want to see. Working with obsidian can help you to understand to understand your triggers.
Obsidian brings blunt, direct insights and answers when you work with it. It is not a stone to be taken lightly! But working with obsidian can also bring clarity.
Note: Since black obsidian is so intense, apache tear and snowflake obsidian are softer varieties you could use during Scorpio season.
Apache tear is a lighter, more translucent variety of obsidian and may be gentler on the psyche. Rather than blasting you with a surge of deep energy, apache tear brings comfort in times of grief and helps you gain understanding.
Snowflake obsidian is a slightly older formation of the obsidian mineral that has already begun the crystallization process, hence its gray specks of feldspar. This gentler version of obsidian helps you to recognize the beauty in aloneness and go deep into meditation/surrender to the process.
Differently from malachite’s monoclinic crystal system, obsidian is amorphic, meaning it has no set crystalline structure on the molecular level. Obsidian is volcanic glass which cooled too quickly for any significant crystallization to occur. In essence, obsidian is a “young” mineral compared to other stones which are old enough to have crystallized.
Amorphous stones form under extraordinary circumstances, and working with these stones helps you to see how every moment is new and that you are in a position to experience a full spectrum of emotions. Amorphous stones help you to let go of rigid plans and go with the flow.
Meditation, Intentions, and Affirmations with Scorpio Season Crystals
Meditating with these Scorpio season crystals can help amplify your intentions. During Scorpio season when the nights grow longer, sunrise meditations are especially powerful, setting the tone for the day as darkness gives way to light.
Meditation Intention: May I integrate my lower and higher chakras, and operate through the heart center.
Ritual: Place the malachite over your heart chakra while lying down. Close your eyes and take nine complete deep breaths before repeating the below affirmations:
I create my life.
I recognize the lessons in each moment.
I accept responsibility.
I spiral upward to wisdom.
I embrace all parts of me.
I rebirth anew and transformed.
Meditation Intention: May I remain grounded and protected as I do this deep inner shadow work to bring my subconscious blockages to light.
Ritual: Place the obsidian on your lower abdomen while lying down, or if sitting up, place obsidian at your root chakra. Close your eyes and take eleven complete deep breaths before repeating the below affirmations, in your mind, whispered, or spoken aloud.
I trust the process.
I recognize the suppressed aspects of myself.
I integrate my shadows.
I liberate myself from the underworld.
I embody true magic.
I productively magnify my power.
Sit comfortably upright, or lie on your back and focus on your breath. Don’t worry if you still have thoughts, just bring your focus to your breath.
Inhale: Take a deep breath in and count to five, expanding your belly. Envision your energy drawing up the right side of your body.
Pause: Hold your breath and envision a ball of energy above your head, for five counts.
Exhale: Slowly blow out all the air from your body for the count of five, flattening your belly. Envision your energy moving downward to the left side of your body.
Pause: Hold your breath and envision the ball of energy swirling below your feet for five counts.
Repeat: For five to ten minutes each morning before you start your day.
Crystals and Astrology “101”
Discover more about the way crystals form, how to cleanse and program your stones. Read meditation tips and find out how these natural wonders correspond with astrology. All this in our Crystals and Astrology 101 section!
This information should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health condition or disease and is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or healthcare provider.
mizChartreuse, the headMIZtress of The Venus Academy, is a Zambian-American womb wellness astrologer, writer, and metaphysicist in the business of #DecodingTheAll. She is the author of The Yoni Egg Shadow Integration Workbook: Your 28-day Astrological Guide through the Womb Wellness Journey. From print to the web, mizChartreuse’s work has appeared at Tarot.com, AOL, Yahoo, HuffPo, AstroStyle, Numerologist, Sharpe Astrology and more.
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