Naz's Crystal Horoscopes 20th - 26th August 2017

Naz's Crystal Horoscopes 20th - 26th August 2017

Aries: Rose Quartz

Like the beautiful flower it's named after - which is so often cherished and adored at the height of its beauty, and then sadly discarded once it's lost its glory - this spellbinding crystal suggests you may find yourself feeling very used and abused by someone around you this week. Ungrateful behaviour from friends, family members and colleagues may leave you feeling very vulnerable, and someone you thought you could trust could let you down too.

Taurus: Chrysocolla

This stunning crystal is thought to have captured the hearts of some of the world's greatest icons - including Cleopatra, who is thought to have carried the gem wherever she went! Like this beautiful queen - who relied so faithfully on her beloved crystal to protect her - this enchanting crystal suggests you may have been relying too heavily on someone around you lately, and encourages you to rely on yourself (rather than another) for the love and approval you seek.

Gemini: Moss Agate

Adorned with bewitching patterns - resembling everything from plants and trees, to flowers and leaves - this captivating crystal symbolises the start of a new - and truly wonderful - cycle in your life. New relationships, work opportunities and friendships can all be expected, and love could blossom between friends, colleagues and new acquaintances too. Wave the past goodbye - and keep your spirits sky high - by keeping one of these beautiful crystals nearby.

Cancer: Apophyllite

Like a cool breeze on a summer's day - or relaxing bath to wash our stresses away - this beautiful crystal takes its names from the Greek word 'apophylliso', meaning to 'flake off', and is thought to be one of the only crystals in the world to flake apart when heated. Like this mesmerising crystal - which so helplessly falls apart under pressure - this enchanting crystal suggests you may find yourself feeling very fragile too this week. Wash your fears away by holding an Apophyllite each day.

Leo: Carnelian

This stunning crystal was highly prized by the ancient Arabs, who would often engrave little prayers on to the gems to protect their wearers from jealousy! Synonymous with protection, it suggests someone around you may try to steal your thunder this week. Petty behaviour from friends and colleagues could leave you feeling very frustrated, and someone's attention seeking behaviour could drive you up the wall too! Shield yourself from their drama - and leave the rest to karma - by keeping a Carnelian crystal nearby.

Virgo: Black Tourmaline

This powerfully protective crystal is synonymous with the Roman Earth Goddess, Cybele - who is thought to have been so devoted to protecting wild women and animals, she travelled on a chariot driven by lions wherever she went! Like this brave goddess - who so selflessly devoted her life to protecting the people and animals most people feared - this beautiful crystal suggests you may find yourself wanting to protect someone other people have forsaken too this week.

Libra: Chrysoprase

Synonymous with the Goddess of Love and Beauty, Venus, this enchanting crystal suggests someone around you may be feeling more emotional than an Adele album this week! Tearful outbursts from friends, colleagues and family members can all be expected, and someone's constant need for attention could really test your patience too. Prevent their attention-seeking from leaving you weeping by keeping one of these beautiful crystals nearby. 

Scorpio: Rhodochrosite 

Known as the 'stone of compassion', this beautiful crystal suggests you may find yourself feeling very sensitive this week. Painful memories from your past could leave you feeling very emotional, and you may find yourself falling into old - and destructive - habits as a result. Nurture your body and mind - and leave those painful memories behind - by placing one of these pretty crystals by a photo of yourself as a child, or holding one by your heart.

Sagittarius: Amethyst

This enchanting crystal is synonymous with the Roman God, Bacchus - who is said to have been so enraged when he was rejected by a goddess, he ordered his tigers to attack the first person they saw! Luckily, his victim - a beautiful young maiden - was rescued by the goddess, who turned her into a beautiful crystal. Seeking forgiveness, he's said to have poured wine over the crystal, forming the Amethyst crystal we know today. As such, it suggests you may find yourself regretting an angry outburst too this week.

Capricorn: Citrine

With a rich and magical history - dating back to 300 BC - this bewitching crystal was highly prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans, who believed the gem could protect them from venomous thoughts and jealousy! Like the sun - which so selflessly shares its light with the moon - this beautiful crystal suggests someone you've helped could reveal a darker side to their character too this week. Protect yourself from their negativity - and rise above their jealousy - by keeping a Citrine nearby.

Aquarius: Malachite

Covered in spellbinding patterns and swirls, this stunning crystal was highly revered by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians, who would often crush the gem into pieces and use it as eye shadow! Taking its name from the Greek word 'malakos', meaning 'soft', it's often associated with the Egyptian Goddess of the Sky, Nut - who is thought to have dropped tiny pieces of the gem on to the Earth as a gift for its people. As such, it suggests someone may surprise you with a very thoughtful gesture too this week.

Pisces: Garnet

Thought to heal and nurture the body and mind - and help us love and appreciate the beauty inside - this enchanting crystal suggests you may find yourself feeling very insecure this week. Cold or distant behaviour from friends and loved ones could leave you feeling very vulnerable, and someone's thoughtless words or actions could upset you too. Protect your heart and mind - and leave your worries behind - by keeping one of these stunning crystals nearby.

For more information about crystals, order Naz's crystal book, The Essential Guide to Crystals