In the times we are currently living in, anxiety and stress are at their peak for a lot of us, as we feel stuck and depressed with the global news and events but also as we have to be confined, which seems un-natural for so many people. This feeling of anxiety can strike at any time, and sometimes it can even progress into a more debilitating emotional state – a panic attack.
Introducing to your life crystals and stones that are said to soothe and calm anxiety can be a wonderful way to help overcome this unwanted negative energy. At Jewels & Gems, we always disclaim that crystals are NOT the solution to a physical ailment or illness, yet, we love to use crystals every day as a powerful and mindful tool reminding us of the energy we want to attract in our life. Because it's by working on attracting what you want, that you will get rid of what is not serving you. We have a blog post about our must-have crystals for beginners, you can check it here.
A wonderful example of this is how a daily practice such as yoga and/or meditation can bring so much to everyone. We have a blog post about our favorite crystals for meditation, you can find it here.
If you are looking to instill some healing energy around your home, here is a blog post about the best crystals to have around your home, for balance and harmony.
Here is our selection of the best soothing crystals for anxiety:
Amethyst stands for "peace and harmony" and is a must in any crystal collection! Amethyst is a powerful soothing and healing stone that is known for purifying the mind and clearing it from negative thoughts, this includes stress and anxiety, giving a sense of calmness and peace. This gemstone also is said to bring emotional healing, while strengthening its owner's intuition. It strengthens the imagination putting thoughts into action. Amethyst is the perfect crystal for improving meditation, headaches and sleep.
BLUE LACE AGATE
Blue Lace Agate is a stone of communication, helping those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who need confidence and articulation to share their truths with conviction. It provides clarity of thought and unwavering intent in regards to what matters most. Blue Lace Agate is a gentle crystal that will boost your ability to communicate, especially the thoughts and feelings that you receive from your higher self. This soothing and nurturing stone will bring you calmness and peace of mind, and is an excellent emotional healing stone, with strong metaphysical properties that are said to work very well against anxiety. It brings a feeling of tranquility to alleviate tension, stress and anger.
Peach Moonstone is a stone of sensitivity, femininity and sensuality. It brings soothing relief to emotional issues, such as depression or anger. Peach Moonstone supports the heart as it stimulates the mind, soothing worry or anxiety, and bringing out the best in people. Its loving energy promotes the Divine in all situations, and is an emotional support for intuitive or sensitive people. It increases self-development, creativity and self-expression while balancing the emotions. Peach Moonstone is a stone of sudden inspiration and intuitive knowing. It has a warm feminine energy which can help us to sort through our emotions and understand them better. It teaches emotional intelligence, and helps us to navigate uncomfortable emotional terrain with ease. It strengthens feminine intuition, especially as it pertains to relationships.
Chalcedony is known as the Speaker's Stone, the stone of one who must measure his words. It encourages reflection and meditation while stimulating growth and learning. Its gentle radiance prepares us for action but helps to hold back words we might regret. It promotes good will, opening the mind to new ideas, instilling feelings of benevolence and generosity. A stone of peace and peace-making, it brings joy, love and kindness to its wearer, calming one to reduce fear, anger and self-doubt.
Though Rose Quartz is thought to be the stone of love, it is not just romantic love that this crystal embodies. This quartz facilitates loving energies entering your life. It helps you to forgive, understand and see situations from a different perspective. Rose Quartz also provides greater support for the psyche, and allows to let go of lost love and protects from fear of renewed disappointments. A powerful stone of unconditional love, self-esteem, infinite peace, compassion and joy, Rose Quartz gently removes negative energy and replaces it with loving vibrations. It teaches you to love yourself and encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance.
Black Onyx, also called the Stone of strength, is said to promote stamina and strength during times of stress, confusion or grief. It is a soothing stone, and is good for wearing, especially during times of emotional turmoil. It is known to help release negativity, a protective stone that guards the wearer from the 'evil eye'. It has a grounding effect that anchors the physical body to the earth and it brings harmony to the mind and the body.
Lepidolite has a soft nurturing energy that helps us love ourselves. it is said to detoxify the emotions, bringing calm and reducing dependency on others for emotional well-being. Associated with the Heart and Crown chakras, Lepidolite is said to heal pain from relationships. A stone of transformation, it assists in making positive life changes. Boosts trust, confidence, while eliminating stress and anxiety. Connect with Lepidolite to center you in times of chaos, it reduces stress associated with change or transition. It is said to reduce insomnia and other sleep disorders, as well as balance emotions and promote inner peace.
Amber is a stone of protection, good luck and warmth. It is said to help its wearer attract everlasting love and romance. It increases calmness and peace. Wear Amber to lighten your mood, and help you move forward from any negative energy (anxiety, depression...). A great crystal for the Solar Plexus chakra, associated with confidence, creativity, self expression and mental clarity. A resin made of fossilized tree sap, Amber is one of the world’s oldest and most coveted treasures, over millions of years old.
Malachite is a Heart chakra stone that is said to help battle against depression or anxiety by encouraging to uncover the reasons for your distress and then helping you to break negative patterns or behavior. Speak your fears and sorrow daily aloud as you hold the crystal and then leave your Malachite in a sheltered place outdoors overnight to carry away the fears on the winds. Malachite personifies the deep healing green of nature and represents the innate beauty of flowers, trees, roots and plants. It is a Stone of Transformation, assisting one in changing situations and providing for spiritual growth. It encourages risk taking and change.
Labradorite is the stone of good luck, courage, and dispels bad energy. It rises consciousness and it is the stone of protection and new beginnings. Labradorite protects one against negative energies. It allows effective communication, and dispel depression and anxiety strengthening our own positive energy. Labradorite encourages one to embrace new ideas and opportunities. A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition - promoting psychic abilities.
Ametrine combines the power of the Sun with the gentleness of the Moon to maintain enthusiasm and impetus without becoming stressed; it is very healing since Amethyst removes pain or tension while Citrine brings energy and sense of well-being to mind and body. Ametrine calms the mind by clearing stress and tension from the head. Balances and soothes emotions and relieves depression. This crystal overcomes prejudice by enhancing compatibility and acceptance of others. It stimulates creativity and supports taking control of one's own life.
Chrysoprase is a beautiful bright green crystal associated with problem-solving and finding new opportunities and angles. It is a stone of hope, creativity, acceptance and forgiveness. Chrysoprase is said to help balance hormones. It has metaphysical properties for healing as well as being a stone to attract new love, good luck, abundance and prosperity. It promotes joy and happiness and brings through the vibration of Divine Truth, while helping to heal the heart of the energy of depression and anxiety. Chrysoprase is said to heal a broken heart, it increases compassion and helps overcome jealousy.
Epidote is a dark green mineral that is said to increase perception and interaction with spiritual beings, and brings spiritual growth. It is a great stone for releasing negativity, raising one's vibrational energy and provides deep emotional healing. Associated with the Heart chakra, it is a helpful crystal for those stuck in modes of depression, hopelessness, or other negative thinking pattern. Epidote can inject a sense of hopeful optimism into one's emotional body, helping to bring the mind into a higher vibration. A great crystal for manifestation that can help one to practice raising their vibration and make the changes in their life that they are seeking.
Rhodonite is a stone of compassion and brotherhood, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures pure love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart, it promotes forgiveness. It is an ideal stone for processing and dispelling emotional pain. Rhodonite grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one's highest potential. A powerful healing stone for relationships, it encourages clear communication. Rhodonite is an emotional healer and promotes the energy of love. In this case, the love is more outer-
Agate is also called the Stone of hope and possibility. It is comforting and protective stone, beneficial in overcoming depression, and strengthening during a grieving process. It helps alleviate obsessive thoughts and destructive mental patterns, and assists in overcoming fears, such as agoraphobia and panic attacks in crowded places. This stone supports decision seeking and resilience, while increasing strength.
A stone that integrates physical and spiritual energies, stimulating love and passion while energizing the soul. Rhodochrosite opens the heart, lifting depression and encouraging a positive and cheerful outlook. It improves self worth and soothes emotional stress. A calling-back crystal, whether a lost lover, a friend, or a family member who has broken off all contact or a missing pet. Very good for new or first-time mothers to learn trust their maternal instincts.
Opal encourages you to express your true self. You will feel confident and comfortable in your own skin, and this will radiate in your words, thoughts, and actions. Opals enhance beauty and inner radiance, and should be worn if you have lost confidence in yourself. It assists post-natal depression. Opal is a symbol of lasting love on a deep level. It is the stone of all who write, dance, play music or sing, or who teach or organize creative and performing arts / art therapies. Wear Opal if you one day hope to turn professional / full-time in these fields.
MANGANO PINK CALCITE
Mangano Calcite is the gentlest of the Calcites, it is all about heart awareness and connections. It is a female-friendly stone, but can be used equally by men who are feeling vulnerable and lost and who need to cherish themselves. Associated with the Heart Chakra, it is a nurturing stone that aids with emotional healing, grief, post natal depression, loneliness, anxiety. It fills the heart with self-love, and encourages love for all others.
Turquoise has the quality to enhance communication, instills serenity, creativity, empathy, and positive thinking. It is also a protective and purifying stone, known to bring strength. Turquoise is a stone associated with the Throat Chakra which makes is a good ally for anyone who has a fear of public speaking. It is believed that Turquoise has the ability to make a speaker more eloquent, creative and honest. Turquoise is also a calming stone that can induce internal serenity and lift depleted spirits, as it is said to aid tranquility, Turquoise is a great stone to accompany meditation.