WHAT ARE THE BEST CRYSTALS FOR PROTECTION?
We have been asked very often since the beginning of Jewels and Gems, what are the best crystals for protection for empaths, in other terms, what are the crystals that can prevent us from being negatively affected by internal or external unwanted energy. This could be for example your own stress and doubts, other peoples’ overwhelming emotional energy, or the negative energy you may feel coming from a physical space.
The answer is, there is not just one crystal for protection, indeed the key is to pick the right crystal for you, one that matches the energy that will shield you from the kind of vibration or harm you're trying to protect yourself from. From our list, you will notice that there is some great crystals for deflecting energy, while other stones would be more for shielding / blocking.
Based on our usual recommendations to customers, here are our favorite crystals for protection:
Black Tourmaline is definitely on our list, this is the ultimate shield against bad vibes. It deflects, dispels and shields the wearer or carrier from external negative energies, psychic attacks and internal conflicts. It will stop you feeling spooked in dark places or those where atmosphere in frightening; it returns bad wishes to the sender. Black Tourmaline is a grounding stone that also aids in the removal of negative energies within a person or a space. This stone will cleanse, purify, and transform dense energy into a lighter vibration.
Labradorite is the perfect crystal for protection for empaths. It is known as the stone of courage, intuition, change, and dispels bad energy. It is the stone of protection, new beginnings and is said to help the owner purify his/her energy, strengthening the aura. It clears and opens all the chakras. Labradorite is all about self-confidence while providing clarity and is believed to bring determination and motivation, as well as success.
Shungite is a powerful protective and healing stone found in Russia, said to shield you from the electromagnetic radiation given off by electrical equipment, including computers, mobile phones, microwaves and televisions (electronic pollution). Estimated to be 2 billion years old, it is known to be one of the strongest mineral healers, and associated with the root chakra, giving us a stronger connection to the earth, with makes us feel grounded. Shungite is also known to help vanquish negative energies and thoughts, promote mental clarity, increase personal power, and alleviate spiritual imbalances.
Black Obsidian is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog created within your aura, and is a strong psychic protection stone. This stone has powerful metaphysical properties that will help to shield you against negativity. It forces facing up to one's true self and releases imbalances and negative energies. Black Obsidian is a deeply grounding and protecting stone, defending the carrier. Obsidian carries a dominant black color energy and deepens our connection to the physical, natural world. It brings power and strength.
A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions, while dispelling fear and anxiety. The use of Tiger's Eye at the Sacral Chakra will facilitate the manifestation of one's deepest desires. It will also bolster one's creative energy. It has powerful and dynamic energy with a watchful quality to it. Its distinctive colors, from golden yellow to deep red, express strengthening and grounding energies.
Pyrite attracts abundance and contains hidden fire and the ability to generate wealth by ones own efforts. Pyrite is a very protective stone against ongoing control, criticism and manipulation by a partner, parent or employer, giving the power to resist without becoming angry or upset and to change the balance of power. This stone inspire leadership qualities and should be kept near you in your work environment. It contains hidden fire and the ability to generate wealth by one's own efforts. Carry or wear Pyrite as a protective amulet when you are away form home.
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.
Amethyst is a powerful 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.
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, and 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.
Sunstone attracts unexpected prosperity by uncovering your talents. It also protects you from those who drain your energies and finances and makes you tougher if people try to exploit you. An excellent crystal if you tend to be dependent on others emotionally. Sunstone is linked to luck and good fortune. It instills good nature, heightens intuition and allows the real self to shine through happily. It dissipates fearfulness, alleviates stress and increases vitality.