Calling all empaths, it’s time to get your emotional sword and shield at the ready. We have handpicked some of the best protective crystals to keep you free from all those bad vibes out there.
Replace Negative Energy with Positive Energy!
So much more than just a pretty face, healing crystals also come with plenty of protective properties too. Life is a wild ride and when times are tough, there can be a lot of tricky energies flying about and for empaths it can be all too easy to soak up these negative energies like a sponge.
While connecting to other people’s energy is a beautiful skill to have, there are times when it can be a chore. Empaths are often left feeling burnout, emotionally exhausted, and dragged down by external weights unless they have some form of protection or spiritual boundaries in place. Energy is forever coming at us from all angles; it could be the remnants of someone else’s bad day, toxic feelings and thought patterns, ill fortune, or even just the stars or planets doing some weird stuff out there. Add to the fact that energy is everywhere, and it becomes even more essential to keep yourself protected and standing in your power.
Healing crystals can help keep you surrounded in a positive forcefield of light. These precious stones are rich in bright vibrations and high frequencies which can provide a protective layer that is tricky for those bad vibes to breakthrough. Not only do crystals keep you safe and well-guarded, but they are also busy keeping your chakras cracked right open. Protective crystals are super clever, some grant protection by cloaking you whereas others deflect bad juju and shift the energy around your space so that it turns from dark to light.
If you want to keep yourself protected from psychic attacks and let that bad juju roll off you like water from a ducks back, then keep reading to find out which protective crystals are here to lend a hand.
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What are the Gemstones you Need?
Dark and dreamy crystals that cloak you in a cloud of night or positive and bright buzzing crystals that make it impossible for anything but good vibes to thrive, there are many amazing crystals out there that are well equipped to work with your energy field and to soak you in shades of bountiful health and wellness. Empaths truly do need to take care out there and these healing gemstones are just the ticket to keep you slaying in your lane without any negative outside influence. Here are some of the best crystals for protection:
1) Black Tourmaline
One of the most powerful protective stones known for sweeping toxic vibes out from a space, Black Tourmaline brings all the good luck to the party. This dark delirious stone transmutes super-strong grounding forces all while cloaking you in a fierce protective veil that no energy vampire would ever dare break through. Not only does Black Tourmaline work on keeping your emotional forcefield protected, but it also prevents you from falling under the negative side effects of EMF’s and boosts your immune system. Find out more about the meaning of Black Tourmaline.
Sunny and bright, the pure positive rays of this great crystal are as warming and glorious as the first rays of spring after a long dark winter. Citrine brings endless abundance and crazy high energy. Blinding with its light, there’s not a dark shadow that could ever squeeze through the radiant force field that Citrine puts out. The summer stone works simultaneously with keeping your own spirits riding high thanks to its connection with the sacral and solar plexus chakra, all while spinning negative energy on its head. Find out more about the meaning of Citrine.
Endlessly serene in its shades of sweet purple, the Amethyst stone is known for bringing beautiful healing energy, a high dose of inner strength, and forging a protective shield that keeps you standing in the space of light and love. Amethyst comes with super high vibrations meaning that it can easily fend off psychic attacks. Not only does Amethyst work from the outside but it also sends its healing vibrations deep within, keeping you in a state of sheer tranquility and ever open to your deepest intuition. When we are connected with our intuition we learn to trust that wisdom and this can be one of the safest spaces to occupy. Find out more about the meaning of Amethyst.
4) Black Obsidian
This volcanic glass rock is a sword against negative energy. As a super protective stone, Obsidian starts by keeping your body beautifully detoxed and ensuring that all chakra blockages are cleansed and clear so you are fully open and aware. It works in harmony with your third eye to deepen intuition and inner wisdom but also comes with a full flow of grounding forces to keep you tethered and standing strong no matter how hard the wind blows. Find out more about the meaning of Obsidian.
Rainbow bright, the Fluorite stone is here to slay all negative influences. Fluorite is a special stone with one-of-a-kind superpowers. This piece of magic works by cloaking your aura completely so you are off the radar and closed to any kind of darkness or psychic attack. It also works by neutralizing all kinds of negative energy that enters its field, meaning that it literally stops all bad feelings and emotional messes in its tracks. With Fluorite on side, you can be sure of crystal-clear vision and a strong sense of purpose. Find out more about the meaning of Fluorite.
6) Lapis Lazuli
Rich in grace and soaked in serene shades of the cosmos, Lapis Lazuli flushes out the bad to keep you thriving. This stone is known for healing both the throat and the third eye chakra, granting empaths that inner wisdom to see deep within and to vocalize all their truths. Nicknamed the stone of wisdom, Lapis Lazuli doesn’t allow any breathing room for bad vibes, instead, it ignites old dormant dreams and pushes growth and glory. Find out more about the meaning of Lapis Lazuli.
7) Smoky Quartz
This version of healing quartz comes shot with smoky clouds, mystique, and magic. Ever ready to banish unwanted energies, Smoky Quartz protects the root chakra and keeps you ever in touch with your true and authentic sense of self. When we are able to stand rooted and strong, there is less chance of negative vibes coming to knock us off our feet. Smoky Quartz also works by keeping your aura shrouded in a protective light and clears your own energy at the same time.
There are tons of different styles of Agate out there like the gentle Blue Lace Agate, but one of the most potent healing versions of this radiant and earthly stone has to be the Fire Agate. Just like the name suggests, Fire Agate has a flaming vibration that creates a powerful shield around the body. Any negative energy that tries to pass through this shield is sure to burn up in an instant, leaving you cleansed and charged and kissed by the healing light of fire. Find out more about the meaning of Agate.
If you want to keep your mind a sacred personal space and free from all those who would try to creep inside, then Carnelian is here to be your flaming knight in shining armor. This ripe red stone is believed to drive away all kinds of evil and can cut through those negative feelings of jealousy, anger, resentment, and fear just like a knife through butter. Carnelian brings warmth and joy and a radiance that cannot be rocked by anything or anyone. Find out more about the meaning of Carnelian.
Wave farewell to all flavors of negative thoughts as you bring the healing powers of protective Hematite into your life. For more than three thousand years, Hematite has been working to protect people thanks to its ability to tap into our survival instinct, provide a protective layer against soaking up the energy of others, and ensuring that your confidence levels stay luminous no matter how dark the sky seems to get. Hematite is a dab hand at stopping toxic emotions in their tracks and even keeps your circulation flowing so you can be physically strong too. Find out more about the meaning of Hematite.
Get ready to tune in and kick out self-doubt with the dutiful wonder of cool and calm Kyanite. Ever the logical thinker, Kyanite comes in the room singing its sweet high vibrations. It keeps the muddied mind clear of anxious feelings, stops you overthinking, and makes sure that you aren’t open and vulnerable to any forms of manipulation. For those who need a little help in holding onto healthy boundaries, Blue Kyanite is your calling card. This stone connects to the throat chakra so it makes sure that you can communicate your needs effectively. Find out more about the meaning of Kyanite.
Another of the magical and mystical stones, Labradorite makes our hearts shine. This precious stone is deep and fascinating and provides a shield of protection over your heart chakra so you can keep it open. Protection doesn’t need to mean shutting down and closing yourself off and with Labradorite onside you never need to worry about anyone taking advantage. It keeps you covered and cloaked even when dealing with the desires and pains of others, meaning that you can be there for those you love without leaving yourself in emotional jeopardy. Find out more about the meaning of Labradorite.
13) Rose Quartz
One of the most powerful heart chakra stones in the pack, we often think of Rose Quartz as being a stone that encourages softness and vulnerability. Au contraire! While Rose Quartz may be in touch with its feminine side and may be all about love and trust, it also comes with swathes of protection too. It builds beautiful emotional resilience through strengthening trust and foundations of self-love. When we are strong and ripe with love for ourselves this gives us exactly what we need to make decisions that keep us safe and steadfast without risking the fall of our own self-worth. Find out more about the meaning of Rose Quartz.
The angelic stone of Selenite is not to be messed with. Sure, it may look like a drop of delicate snow but this gemstone gleams with highly protective powers. Selenite is one of the best spiritual stones out there thanks to its deep relationship with the waxing and waning of the moon. It can be used for all kinds of spiritual guidance, from releasing energy blocks to nurturing psychic visions. It keeps the wearer free from all kinds of emotional and spiritual attacks by throwing up a defense field so tight that not even a pinch of negativity can pass through. Find out more about the meaning of Selenite.
Glimmering in gorgeous shades of emerald green, Malachite comes soaked in pure and vibrant energies. A creative stone, this green gem brings more than its fair share of protective properties to the table. Malachite helps to deepen your intuition all while creating a strong barrier around you. With this barrier in place, you can move through the world dressed in confidence and soft in mind and body, knowing full well that Malachite will use its protective properties to absorb any pollutants or toxic energies that could otherwise be coming your way. Find out more about the meaning of Malachite.
Dressed in shades of glimmering gold, Pyrite is one of the finest protective gems. It’s known as being one of the strongest protectors against the fallout from EMF’s. Along with being a stone of purity, Pyrite also keeps you well protected against energy vamps and is ever ready to step right in should it sense a spark of negative attention coming your way. Not only will Pyrite protect you from external forces but it also swoops in and stops self-made toxic emotions from running rampant inside your head. Find out more about the meaning of Pyrite.
17) Clear Quartz
The Clear Quartz crystal is one of the most powerful stones when it comes to fending off bad vibes. This glass-like stone works with the power of duality. Not only does it fend off negative vibes but it also attracts an abundance of positivity too. When you have Clear Quartz on side you can set an intention and have every faith that it will come into fruition as its just that powerful. Find out more about the meaning of Clear Quartz.
How to Use These Protective Crystals
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There are many ways to use your crystals to form a shield of fabulous protection, whether you choose to keep them on you at all times or use them in ceremony. Keeping your crystals on you in the form of protective gemstone jewelry will ensure that no matter where you step into the world and no matter what is going on, that you are always protected. Having the gemstone pressed against the skin also brings double benefit as it is able to transmute its powers directly where needed.
You can also use crystal healing in certain spaces that have negative energy. For example, if you are living with someone who saps your energy, you may want to place a crystal in the shared area. For protection against EMF’s and technology, you can also place a crystal close by and let it do the work mopping up the toxins. For those days when you are feeling pulled thin and as though some negativity has ben flying your way, you can curate a crystal grip, build an altar, or meditate with your worry stone firmly in hand.
Protective crystals are an easy and effective way of making sure you don’t step out the door without your shield. We all need to find ways to keep ourselves safe, physically, emotionally, and also spiritually. For empaths or anyone who constantly finds themselves at the mercy of others energy, these crystals can bring that sense of power, shielding, and comfort so you don’t have to worry about parts of yourself being chipped away.