Guest Post: How to Bring Out Your Best Self with Crystals for Your Rising Sign


How to Bring Out Your Best Self with Crystals for Your Rising Sign

Using crystals for your rising sign can help you understand and embrace the strengths of your ascendant and improve the way you present yourself to the world.

Most of us know our birthstones well, and we might even be familiar with our sun sign, but you should also get to know your rising sign.

Also called the “ascendant,” your rising sign lies in the first house of your birth chart, the “house of the self.” As such, this sign gives you insights into your identity and how you present yourself to others — in other words, the first impression you make.

Understanding your rising sign can help you harness your strengths and put your best foot forward.

Here, we’ll break down the best crystals for each rising sign and how you can harness their power!

How Do You Know Your Rising Sign?

Your rising or ascendant sign is the constellation on the horizon at your birth. Unlike a sun sign, the constellation aligned with the sun for roughly a month, rising signs change every two hours.

To figure out your rising sign, you’ll need to know the time and location of your birth. So text your parents or check your birth certificate to find yours.

Once you have all the information, you can quickly find your ascendant with an online calculator like those on Cafe Astrology or AstrogSofa.

Once you’ve found your rising sign, you’re ready to learn about what it means for you and the best crystals to bring out your particular strengths.

Best Crystals for Each Rising Sign

Now that you know your rising sign, let’s talk about what it means and which crystals are best suited to you.


Having an Aries rising means you’re probably action-oriented, straightforward, and decisive. Those with this placement are often great leaders, though they have high standards for both themselves and others. However, Aries risings tend to be less aggressive than Aries suns — though similarly witty and sometimes impatient.

You can benefit from using crystals that bring emotional balance, encourage compassionate communication, and promote harmony, like:

  • Amazonite

  • Rhodonite

  • Bloodstone


Taurus risings exude warmth and inclusivity, coming off as easygoing and considerate. With a Venus ruler, this placement emits luxurious yet comforting energies. However, a Taurus ascendant may not open up to others for a while — there’s a lot of nervous energy brimming under the lush exterior.

You can benefit from Taurus rising crystals that bring out your confidence (especially creatively) and ease anxieties, such as:

  • Carnelian

  • Opal

  • Citrine


Someone with a Gemini rising is a sociable, fun-loving conversationalist. You’re probably the one planning parties and talking to strangers to learn about their lifestyle. However, you may also come off as impulsive or gossip-hungry.

Great Gemini rising crystals can encourage stability, self-control, and mindfulness, like:

  • Obsidian

  • Black Tourmaline

  • Pyrite


Cancer risings may seem initially reserved, but this is because they’re taking in all the emotional information around them. If you’re a Cancer ascendant, you’re likely family-oriented and intuitive, often anticipating your loved one’s needs. However, you may struggle with self-doubt or forget to care for your own needs.

You can benefit from Cancer rising crystals that boost confidence and encourage self-care, such as:

  • Labradorite

  • Onyx

  • Amethyst


Meeting a Leo rising may feel like meeting the sun personified — with a regal yet charismatic presence, these folks are the enthusiastic life of the party. If you’re a Leo ascendant, you may seem intimidating to some, and it’s important to wield your “king of the zodiac” status with benevolence.

The best Leo rising crystals can help you keep your confidence and optimism high while encouraging compassion:

  • Citrine

  • Bumblebee Jasper

  • Rose Quartz


Ruled by Mercury, the planet of intellect and communication, Virgo risings are known for being purposeful, observant, and growth-oriented. You’re analytical and detail-oriented, quickly identifying present (or potential) problems and how to solve them.

However, you’re often prone to perfectionism, which hinders progress and hurts your confidence.

Opt for Virgo rising crystals that encourage self-acceptance and personal growth:

  • Green Aventurine

  • Snowflake Obsidian

  • Amber


Those with a Libra rising are charming, relationship-oriented, and sophisticated. You’re often at the center of the party or your friend group, likely being the go-to negotiator for resolving conflicts.

The best Libra rising crystals bring you the balance you crave along with helping you embrace your divine goddess energy:

  • Moonstone

  • Ametrine

  • Selenite


Scorpios are often misunderstood, and Scorpio risings are just as mysterious, if not moreso. You’re likely poised and quietly observant. Though you don’t open up to many people — until they’ve earned it — others instinctively confide their deepest fears or confessions to you. Though you value deep connections, you may succumb to pessimism and avoid letting anyone into your world.

Opt for Scorpio rising crystals that encourage optimism and communication:

  • Rhodochrosite

  • Lapis Lazuli

  • Blue Lace Agate


Sagittarius risings are adventurous free spirits who love philosophical conversations, traveling, and sharing their opinions. Your sunny disposition is contagious, and you can always find humor in a situation.

However, you may come off as flighty, uncommitted, or even reckless. You can benefit from Sagittarius rising crystals that promote grounding and self-reflection, like:

  • Black Tourmaline

  • Obsidian

  • Hematite


Capricorn risings appear ambitious, dedicated, and serious. You highly value security and stability, so you’ll work hard to achieve them. Compared to Capricorn suns, however, Capricorn risings may suffer from imposter syndrome and self-doubt.

We recommend using Capricorn rising crystals that replace self-doubt with self-confidence:

  • Tiger’s Eye

  • Morganite

  • Garnet


Aquarius risings come across as unconventional, independent, and open-minded. You’re often inquisitive and enjoy embracing your “weird” side along with gravitating towards the outcasts of a group.

The main pitfalls for Aquarius risings are being unpredictable and valuing independence over the stability of committed relationships.

Helpful Aquarius rising crystals can encourage stability, understanding, and vulnerability:

  • Aquamarine

  • Calcite

  • Charoite


Pisces risings come across as soft and gentle, from their style to their speaking. You’re sensitive and compassionate toward everyone, often humble to a fault. Your dreamy disposition means you may get lost in your thoughts, and your tendency to see the best in others means you may be taken advantage of.

We recommend using Pisces rising crystals that empower you and help you stay in the present:

  • Smoky Quartz

  • Sunstone

  • Alexandrite

Now that you know your rising sign crystals, it’s time to start using them!

How to Use Rising Sign Crystals

You can think of using rising sign crystals as sort of branding yourself — what do you want people to feel when they meet you? What strengths do you want front-and-center? Conversely, what pitfalls do you want to start improving?

Here are some ideas for using your rising sign crystals:

Set Intentions With Your Crystals

Just like any transformative journey, knowing what you want to achieve with your rising sign crystals is important. The best way to start is by setting your intention with your crystal.

Your intention might be a simple goal like “I will release negativity and find the positive.” Or maybe a mantra like, “I open myself to positivity.” Regardless, knowing what you want to achieve with your crystals is crucial.

Plus, this method can be combined with the other methods — in fact, we recommend it!

Wear Crystal Jewelry

Merging style with spirituality, you can wear your rising sign crystal! Whether it’s a ring, necklace, earrings, or otherwise, wearing your crystals keeps their energies close while reminding you what intentions you set for your journey.

Wearing your crystals in a noticeable place will also allow others to feel the vibrations of the strengths you want to exude.

Practice Crystal Meditation

Meditation is the practice of focusing and thinking deeply as a form of contemplation, relaxation, or enlightenment.

Meditating with crystals helps you understand their benefits and connect to their healing energies, enhancing this time of focused self-exploration.

Find a quiet, comfortable place to relax. Hold your crystal or have it near you. Breathe deeply, close your eyes, and focus on your intention. Visualize your crystal absorbing your intention and sending healing vibrations toward you.

Try Crystal Surgery

Crystal surgery involves harnessing crystals to operate on your energy field and energy body.

You can use your rising sign crystals during Crystal Surgery by applying Vivien Schapera’s 3rd-manual insights on removing “what doesn’t belong” and adding “what’s missing” — in this case, addressing the pitfalls of your rising sign and enhancing the positive traits you want to put forward.

Practice these methods as often as needed, and you’ll be feeling connected to the healing powers of your rising sign crystal in no time.

Ready to Bring Out Your Best Self?

The way you present yourself to the world is a big part of your identity and the relationships you create. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your rising sign can help you reflect on the first impression you give, and using rising sign crystals can ensure that they’re seeing you for your best qualities.

Need a little more guidance on crystal healing? Check out our crystal surgery courses and books to get started.

By Dragan Veselinovic