Why is 2022 the Year of the Water Tiger?
According to Chinese zodiac, each year is associated with a different animal. These animals bring in different energies. Not only that, but each year is also assigned a different element. As I learned from Martha Rogers at Full Moon Acupuncture, in Chinese culture, there are five: water, wood, fire, earth, and metal.
Depending on your birth year, you could be a water tiger, wood tiger, fire tiger, earth tiger, or metal tiger. 2022 is the year of the water tiger.
Sometimes called Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, here are some crystals for the Lunar New Year & crystals for the year of the water tiger 2022.
5 Year of the Water Tiger Crystals
Crystals water tigers in particular below. For a list of crystals for 2022 year of the tiger, click this link.
Oh, smoky quartz! This calming crystal sits on my desk at home and will forever remain a staple in my life. If I could find a piece to wrap around my whole body, it would be mine!
Like a beautiful overcast winter day, smoky quartz is perfect for those who want to focus on releasing fear and anger, overcoming negative emotions, or letting go.
Smoky Quartz comes with a long list of healing properties that entwine the body, mind, and soul. This powerful grounding stone is ever-ready to keep you connected to the here and now - and provides strength to protect you from overwhelming negativity. Like a deep breath, this black crystal nurtures and neutralizes, keeping you protected and grounded.
Kyanite is a stone to help you in the communication department. It soothes down as much as it strengthens your gut to say it as it is, no sugarcoating. It’s especially useful to be gentle (and honest) in tough conversations (like during a family dinner).
Kyanite has the power to inspire us to speak with honesty, catch social cues, improve social skills, and open paths to communication where needed. It is one of the crystals for communication that sharpens our perception, intuition, and mind.
It can help calm the waters when we are faced with conflicts and has the power to bring more understanding and peace when interacting with low-vibrational people. Kyanite helps us speak calmly and effectively, supporting unique self-expression.
Botswana agate is a comforting and protective stone. This stone provides you with creative energy and enables you to locate or develop equitable solutions to issues. It helps you find ways to remove discord in your personal environment, explore the unknown, and helps you to more deeply and easily enter into the realm of silence and inner peace.
Dendritic Agate is known as the Stone of Plenitude. It brings prosperity, growth, abundance and fullness to all areas of life. Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security, confidence and self-acceptance.
Dendritic Agate is an emotional stabilizer, encouraging its wearer to remain centered during times of confusion or when dealing with perceived obstacles. This stone is believed to support perseverance and the ability to experience difficulties as an opportunity for change. Agate overcomes negativity and bitterness of the heart, by healing anger, fostering love, and lending the courage to start over.
Aquamarine is a calming, soothing, and cleansing stone. It has the property to inspire the truth, trust, and letting go. It is perfect when it comes to sooth unpleasant emotions such as grief or loneliness.
Aquamarine is also known to enhance feelings of peacefulness by encouraging inner strength and bravery, whatever the situation is. This gemstone is believed to help its owner to speak their feelings and thoughts clearly, without hesitation, anger or judgement. Like water, emotions flow and negativity will float away.
But I couldn't leave out our other tigers!
Having trouble finding the motivation to actually start working on your next big project? Or maybe you just don’t know where to start. A red jasper stone is perfect for improving your motivation and manifesting those creative juices.
Red Jasper is a gemstone for grounding and passion. It helps draw out your inner strength, allowing you to become more active and driven to action.
If you need to light that fire in your belly and get work done - red jasper stones are here to give you spark.
Soft, soothing, and ever ready to tempt you back off the emotional ledge, Howlite is all about tempering the storm.
Howlite is a stone of patience and perspective, for those who feel they need to slow it down, absorb, and clear the constant stream of chatter from the mind, it’s a crystal that marries you to a more mindful way of life.
Above everything it is an amazingly calming stone, ever ready to slow down the heartbeat, cool calamitous tempers, and show you the way of wisdom. It’s gentle vibration connects and flows, raising your own awareness and granting you clear vision.
If you often find your mind is filled with a constant stream of noise, then Howlite is here to bring a spot of calm and contemplative silence.
Lapis Lazuli invites us to grow in our own self-awareness, to connect deeply with others through the branches of communication, and to be humble.
Lapis Lazuli makes communication more lighthearted and gentle, without taking away from our assertiveness.
When this crystal is by our side, it makes us receptive to the world around us but also helps others have a better understanding of who we are.
As a guiding stone, rutilated quartz helps align your chakras and encourage clear, insightful thinking. Rutile is a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide (with large amounts of iron oxide), leading to the nickname of this stone as Angel’s Hair Crystal. Rutile in quartz creates the effect of antennas or channels of connection to various multidimensional realms, beings, or potential timelines.
The spiritual meaning of Rutilated quartz is that of the “illuminator,” the connector of all 114 chakras in the human body. It will connect your entire being to the divine, from your root to your crown. Rutile quartz is a powerful manifestation stone, assisting us to pull in the potential reality that is best for us. It’s also a vibrational healer that cleanses and vitalizes the aura and removes negative energy.
Using sound as part of your practice
The Chinese New Year celebrates the changing of these five elemental energies. For that reason, regardless of element, you may consider adding sound healing or frequency healing to your practice which is great for clearing out old energies.
The new moon, new year, and lunar new year are all times to start fresh. They are opportunities for new beginnings and an invitation to call in rebirth and change. It's a time to release and let go what is no longer serving you.