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The Best Crystal for Each Chinese Zodiac Sign – Not Just Birthstones

Zodiac signs help us find our identities, tell us who we’re compatibile with and assist in learning our strengths and weaknesses. Just like the western zodiac, each Animal Sign will feel an attraction to a particular crystal vibration.

The Chinese zodiac cycle comprises 12 animals, each with its unique set of years, months, days and hours. Gemstones and healing crystals are supposed to be worn based on your date of birth, hence the name “birthstones.”

In this article we will discuss which crystal is best for each of the signs and why that crystal lattice and vibration helps the most. Keep reading to find out which crystal you should buy according to your Chinese birth year.

Here are the best crystals for each Chinese zodiac sign:

  1. Black Obsidian for the Rat.
  2. Citrine for the Ox.
  3. Tiger’s eye for the Tiger.
  4. Rose Quartz for the Rabbit.
  5. Labradorite for the Dragon.
  6. Moonstone for the Snake.

7. Smokey quartz for the Horse.
8. Selenite for the Goat.
9. Sodalite for the Monkey.
10. Amethyst for the Rooster.
11. Howlite for the Dog.
12. Lapis Lazuli for the Pig.

1. Black Obsidian for the Rat

(Rat Birth years: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 & 2020)

The Rat is the first animal in the Chinese zodiac. Interestingly, you can see the tail in the simplified Chinese character for Mouse/Rat (鼠). The Rat is considered graceful, witty, cautious, but also can be aggressive. People born in the Year of the Rat are known to be charming and attractive. They’re also hardworking and are likely to be perfectionists.

Sometimes, Rats are thrifty with money and have a short temper. Like the animal, Rat people are cautious but ambitious, which means they’re often successful.

If you’re a Rat, the best healing stone you can get is Black Obsidian. This crystal isn’t only crucial for protecting you from bad energy but also for attracting wealth and prosperity. Being the ambitious character you are, you also need a crystal to relieve you of stress and help you stay grounded.

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Other protective and lucky crystals for people born in the Year of the Rat include Diamond, Garnet and Emerald.

2. Citrine for the Ox

(Ox Birth years: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 & 2021)

The Ox comes second after the Rat in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Traditionally, many people in China didn’t eat beef. Many farming households considered their ox a part of the family and treated them as such. In Chinese culture, an ox is considered a symbol of opulence, perseverance, and prosperity.

People born in the Year of the Ox are known to be silent and to inspire confidence in others. When they do speak, they’re quite eloquent. However, they also tend to be eccentric and have uncontrollable tempers. Ox people are generally easygoing but can be stubborn at times. They also hate failure or opposition.

As an Ox, you’re one of the more reliable Chinese zodiac signs. You know what you want and aren’t afraid to pursue it. As a result, the best feng shui crystal for you is Citrine. More than just a money stone, it helps you with psychic growth and opens your eyes to different perspectives, allowing you to take a leap of faith once in a while. It also enables you to balance your energy, preventing you from losing your temper or focusing on negative thoughts.

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Other healing crystals for people born in the Year of the Ox – Tiger Eye, Aquamarine or Lapiz Lazuli.

3. Tiger's Eye for the Tiger

(Tiger Birth years: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 & 2022)

Placed third in the zodiac cycle, the Tiger symbolizes courage, vitality, power, and majesty. Unfortunately, Tigers have undesirable zodiac characteristics due to their constant conflicts with other people, especially those in authority. As a result, the Tiger ranks low on the compatibility scale, being only truly compatible with Pigs, Dogs, and Horses.

However, many tigers end up becoming millionaires because of their firm determination.

You should get a Tiger’s Eye crystal bracelet if you’re a Tiger. It promotes strength and confidence, bringing out the leadership qualities a Tiger should have. It also grounds you, fostering clarity and focus on your path.

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Other lucky stones for people born in the Year of the Tiger are Touramline, Agate, Topaz or Vanadinite (which has toxic properties, use with care).

4. Rose Quartz for the Rabbit

(Rabbit Birth years: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 & 2011)

The Rabbit is a gentle Chinese animal. It represents kindness, graciousness, compassion, sensitivity, and elegance. Rabbit people are diplomatic by nature. They hate controversy and love to see everyone get along. They excel in making others feel comfortable and helping them find peace.

If you’re a Rabbit, a Rose Quartz crystal bracelet will build loving energy within you, which you can then spread to others. It’ll also promote self-love as sometimes Rabbits invest in the well-being of others and forget to take care of themselves.

Rose quartz further promotes inner healing when things aren’t working out. It reminds you of who you are and restores Bagua balance.

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More beneficial crystals for people born in the Year of the Rabbit – Turquoise, Pearls or Emerald (and green lucky stones in general).

5. Labradorite for the Dragon

(Dragon Birth years: 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 & 2012)

Although Dragons are placed fifth in the Chinese zodiac cycle, they’re considered the most propitious creatures in Chinese culture. Dragon images are associated with royalty and Chinese emperors. As a result, many Chinese people dream of having a family member born in the Year of the Dragon.

However, the high number of births during the Dragon years means Dragon babies grow up in very competitive environments.

People born in the Year of the Dragon are considered honest, brave, and sensitive. They inspire confidence in others and despite appearances, can be very soft-hearted, which sometimes allows people to take advantage of them.

If you’re a Dragon, the crystal for you is Labradorite. It helps you tap into your inner potential and consolidates your Yin energy. It also enables you to tap into your spiritual side, which keeps you grounded in the physical realm.

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Other very good crystals for people born in the Year of the Dragon are Amethyst, Rose Quartz and Hawks Eye.

6. Moonstone for the Snake

(Snake Birth years: 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 & 2013)

Snakes are feared and hated in the West as lethal and undesirable creatures. However, in Chinese culture, snakes are considered prophetic symbols commonly referred to as “little dragons.” They’re calm and mysterious, and many believe they can prolong life.

In fact, it’s considered unlucky to kill a snake when it enters your house as it might bear good fortune.

Snake people are deep. They say very little, but ooze confidence and wisdom when they speak. They’re also financially fortunate and rarely have to worry about money.

If you were born in the Year of the Snake, Moonstone is your ideal healing crystal. It helps you connect with your deepest emotions and comfortably express them. It also helps you move on from past events and better focus on your path.

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Crystals that can really help people born in the Year of the Snake include Amber, Fluorite or Agate (especially red agate).

7. Smoky Quartz for the Horse

(Horse Birth years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 & 2014)

Horses rank seventh in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Horses are hailed in Chinese culture for being loyal, noble, and full of spirit. Horse people are cheerful and careful with money, but sometimes they talk too much.

They’re also known to have a weakness for members of the opposite gender and have a habit of rarely listening to any advice. They also like entertainment and large crowds due to their social nature.

If you were born in the Year of the Horse, Smoky Quartz is the perfect gemstone for you. It’s a powerful healing stone that restores calmness and relieves stress. Additionally, it grounds you and helps you release negative energy, restoring the cheerfulness your zodiac is associated with.

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Other healing crystals for the Year of the Horse are Hematite, Tiger Eye or Carnelian – use this one for a quick boost in energy since Carnelian can make Horses seem overbearing to others.

8. Selenite for the Sheep / Goat

(Sheep / Goat Birth years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 & 2015)

In China, goats are symbols of peace, auspiciousness, and good fortune. Famous Goats include Julia Roberts, Joe Pesci, and Kevin Costner. Goat people (also known as sheep) are elegant and well accomplished in their fields. However, sometimes they are pessimistic, shy, and generally puzzled about life.

Goats might be clumsy in their speech but are always firm in their beliefs. They can be deeply spiritual or religious and often turn to astrology for answers.

Although there are many healing crystals for the Sheep, Selenite is the best. It keeps you in touch with your higher self, especially during the full moon and new moon phases. It reminds you of your life’s purpose and lifts your spirits when things are not looking up.

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People born in the Year of the Sheep can get a lot of benefit from Chrysoberyl, Almandine and Onyx.

9. Sodalite for the Monkey

(Monkey Birth years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 & 2016)

Monkeys are curious, clever, and mischievous. Monkey people are considered geniuses because they’re skillful, flexible, and intelligent.

Although they’re good at decision-making, they’re sometimes arrogant and look down on others. They also have an excellent memory and a deep thirst for knowledge.

If you were born in the Year of the Monkey, Sodalite is the ideal crystal for you. It enhances your intelligence and allows you to see different perspectives in every situation. The solidity also improves your communication skills and allows you to voice your deepest emotions.

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If you are born in the Year of the Monkey you can also use Calcite, Blue and Pink Halite or Jasper as additional healing crystals.

10. Amethyst for the Rooster

(Rooster Birth years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 & 2017)

In Chinese culture, roosters represent physical and moral fortitude as well as honesty. Rooster people are considered talented, capable, and freethinkers. They’re hardworking and often aim to surpass their abilities. When they fail, they are often disappointed and fail to maintain a good relationship with others.

That said, Roosters are also determined and hardworking and never stop until they reach their goals.

For a Rooster, the Amethyst crystal will heal you internally when things aren’t looking up. It’ll also increase your sense of empathy by seeing situations from different perspectives. Amethyst has a fantastic way of bringing clarity to confusing situations, allowing you to see past the doubt and forge forward with vigor and confidence.

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Other healing crystals for people born in the Year of the Rooster include Diamond, lapis lazuli or sapphire. Any lucky stone in a real gold setting will be beneficial to the Rooster.

11. Howlite for the Dog

(Dog Birth years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 & 2018)

Of course, man’s best friend isn’t left out of the Chinese Zodiac. Dogs are known to be playful and extremely loyal. 

People born in the Year of the Dog are known to be honest, trustworthy, and compassionate. However, sometimes they tend to be selfish and eccentric. They don’t care too much about money but always have it in spades.

If you were born in the Year of the Dog, Howlite is the perfect crystal for you. It initiates calming thoughts and relieves stress.

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Other stress relieving and self-esteem boosting crystals for people born in the Year of the Dog are Carnelian, Bronzite or Rhodonite.

12. Lapis Lazuli for the Pig

(Pig Birth years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 & 2019)

The Pig comes last in the Chinese zodiac cycle. Unlike Westerners who perceive pigs as fat, lazy animals, the Chinese appreciate pigs for their ability to work hard and enjoy life.

Pig people are full of inner strength. They’re quiet but always informed and seldom shy away from pursuing their goals. They have few friends but are loyal to their circle.

If you’re a Pig, Lapis Lazuli is a fantastic lucky stone for you. It helps you make informed decisions and enables you to see things for what they truly are instead of how you’d like them to be.

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Other crystals that help people born in the Year of the Pig with protection and peace are Aquamarine, Labradorite and Ruby.

Lucky Stones for the Chinese Zodiac

All of the healing crystals talked about are based on what each of the Animal Signs needs at various times in their lives.

For example, a Tiger person can make use of Vanadinite when they need a boost in sexual energy and self-confidence. Be sure to remember that an excess of Chi is considered as bad as a lack of Chi, so Vanadinite can be replaced by Touramline to keep the base chakra’s in balance after recharging.

Before you choose a crystal for your birth sign, look at what your zodiac’s strengths and weakness are first. Then think about what areas of your life need healing and support. This will tell you exactly the crystal properties you are looking for. For an even better idea of your Chinese astrology, try looking at your entire BaZi chart.

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Dean French

With over two decades of practical Feng Shui experience, Dean is known for his down-to-earth attitude and his direct and honest communication. A writer for Wellbeing Predictions and former writer for Wellbeing Astrology magazines, he has turned to a wider audience through this website. Visit to book an Astrology reading or Feng Shui consultation.

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