P.S. It's always fun to compare what you got this year to last year! Click here to see the Crysal Companions for 2016 (or check December 2015 in the archives.)
Capricorn Dec. 22 - Jan. 19
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is sugilite! Get ready to feel the love, Capricorn, as sugilite brings this most divine experience into your life in numerous ways. Expect passion, pleasure, enthusiasm, inspiration, and compassion--the highest form of love--to take starring roles in your new year. Open up to feeling a divine touch in each of your experiences, and remember that no matter what 2017 brings, everything we receive is a gift from Spirit wrapped in love. While earthy Capricorn likes to keep both feet on the ground, this is a year to get swept up and carried away. So think crown chakra, sea-goat, and let the good times roll!
Aquarius Jan. 20 - Feb. 18
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is apophyllite! Aquarians have a higher calling this year, one of authenticity. It's time to dig deep, Aquarius, and realign with your most authentic self. 2017 will be a year of brutal honesty, a time to face facts and get real about who you are, what you want, and where you're headed. But this doesn't have to be an unpleasant experience. As you take inventory and adjust your life to be a truer reflection of your deepest self, you'll make space for new blessings to arise and find that everything flows with greater ease. Apophyllite is a crystal of purity and truth, use it to help you when the answers aren't clear at first glance.
Pisces Feb. 19 - March 20
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is atlantisite! Healing is the name of the game for Pisces this year. Atlantisite, a crystal which purges and perfects on all levels, comes forward to help Pisces clear old karma and find fresh new energy for 2017. We all get weighed down in ugly patterns and familiar conflicts, and sensitive Pisces may find these energy traps even more draining than others. This year, focus on identifying where your karmic debris is hiding, keeping you locked in negative feelings and repeating experiences. Use atlantisite to help you reframe and redirect, freeing up valuable energy for more constructive pursuits. Here's a hint, Pisces: think relationships. It's likely some of this bad juju is playing out in relationships old and new. Introduce healing through compassion, forgiveness, and communication where possible--and move on with love when necessary.
Aries March 21 - April 19
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is chrysocolla! Busy, busy Aries needs to focus inward in this new year. While the ram tends toward power and strength, 2017 is calling for a soft touch and gentler virtues, like kindness and generosity. In order to answer that call, Aries will need to spend a little time in quieter pursuits, such as contemplation and reflection. It's likely there's some emotional clearing that needs to take place, and introspection is in order if Aries is going to heal old wounds, release old baggage, and lighten its load. All this down time may feel uncomfortable for the more typically extroverted ram, but fighting and action aren't the answer to everything. Explore your inner landscape this year, and get to know your soul. Make peace in 2017, Aries, not war.
Taurus April 20 - May 20
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is selenite! Think positive, Taurus, 2017 is a year for affirming yourself and others. Take time this year to scrutinize your thoughts and words so you can root out negative patterns and replace them with uplifting ones. It's easy to get in a rut, and the bull can be particularly stubborn, but selenite wants you to know that there's room for change you may be overlooking. Whatever you're not happy with in 2017, ask yourself how you can reframe the way you think and talk about it, and then watch the magic happen as you begin to relate to the ordinary things in your life in extraordinary ways.
Gemini May 21 - June 20
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is pyrite! Show me the money, Gemini! This year will be all about stepping into your worth and truly valuing what you have to offer. The twins are gifted in many ways, but when things come easy, we're less likely to realize just how important they are. Low self worth often translates into financial and relationship woes as we transmit a message that allows us to be taken advantage of. This year, the twins are getting a double dose of what it means to value yourself. It's high time Gemini starts insisting on getting all that its been giving.
Cancer June 21 - July 22
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is sapphire! For the crab, 2017 is a year to exercise wisdom and stand in truth. Sapphire, a stone for leaders, may be our highest crystal of wisdom and truth, as it connects so strongly with the third eye and throat. And that means that normally emotional Cancer will need to lead with their head this year and not their heart. This could prove challenging for such a watery sun sign, but never fear, sapphire is here to help. It's important that you weigh each decision carefully in 2017, rather than rushing in. Allow your deeply intuitive nature to guide you, and when in doubt, err on the side of caution. Most importantly, keep communication clear and honest. Don't mince words, Cancer, as this is a year to say what you mean and mean what you say.
Leo July 23 - Aug. 22
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is malachite! Leo exudes confidence and appeal, but malachite turns up in 2017 to remind the lion that they are more than what meets the eye. It's time for Leo to focus beneath the surface, and put attention on their heart chakras. Old flames, broken hearts, and past grudges may resurface this year, giving you an opportunity to bring healing to wounds left untended. Meet these challenges with your usual confidence, and see them as opportunities rather than threats. It's a chance to sort out what no longer serves the lion-hearted.
Virgo Aug. 23 - Sept. 22
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is indigo gabbro! Gabbro brings higher awareness and spiritual understanding to your new year, Virgo. 2017 will be a year of increased awakening for the virgin, and a time to focus on self over others. While Virgo loves to serve, this can become an excuse to neglect their own well being. This year, gabbro calls on the virgin to bring some of that altruism to their own natures and needs. Expect 2017 to bring some challenges along with your blessings, and use them as an opportunity to connect to higher consciousness and develop a deeper understanding of the "big picture". Lean not on your own understanding, Virgo, but turn to Spirit when times get tough.
Libra Sept. 23 - Oct. 22
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is blue lace agate! Diplomacy and peace are in order for the new year, and Libra is called to model their natural tendency toward fairness and balance for others to follow. This means Libra will be on display in 2017, and should remember that they're in a position to set an example, even when they may not realize it. Temperance is key, and that means you need to bring an extra note of conscientiousness to all you do throughout the year. Be vigilant, Libra. Think before you speak, and act only when you've weighed all the options. Consider how you want to be perceived, and act accordingly. While it may be in your nature to move with grace, this year will test even the scales' ability to maintain balance.
Scorpio Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is azurite! Scorpio is used to swimming in deep waters, and this year will be no different. Azurite is a third eye stone with powerful abilities to open up new channels of consciousness. Scorpio needs to explore the astral realms in 2017, walking the path of the shaman and following their spirits to ever expanding vistas. Rid yourself of the fears which hold you back, fair Scorpion, and allow your deeply spiritual nature to take over. The key to your ability to thrive in 2017 will depend on it.
Sagittarius Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Your 2017 Crystal Companion is bloodstone! Ever optimistic Sagittarius has some detoxing to do in 2017. The archer likes to travel light, and that's why they need to focus on cleaning house in the new year. Something is weighing you down, Sagittarius, and if you want to coninue being your bouyant self you need to eliminate it. Your focus in 2017 will be on clearing what no longer serves, with an emphasis on dead-end relationships and health habits that are self-defeating. Bloodstone is an excellent crystal for restoring energy, well being, and optimal health because it clears the aura of all the energetic debris which clogs the flow of qi. Spend this year replacing worn out modes and methods, like dieting and efforting, with modalities that really work for you, like feng shui, yoga, or juicing.