In today’s fast-paced society, we are often faced with an overload of fear and toxic emotions, more so than ever before. Therefore it is vitally important to know how to cleanse yourself and keep yourself protected.
It is often easy to know where our boundaries are with places that make us feel uncomfortable, or negative social media that drains us. With these kinds of practical things, we have the power to steer clear of “that post” or “that place” with ease.
But when it comes to negative energies/people in our home, work, or somewhere we can’t avoid, then we owe it to ourselves to find ways of protecting ourselves. This is one of the highest forms of self-care you can gift yourself.
There are plenty of different ways of practising this kind of self-protection and self-care. One of the ways you can take control of your own energetic safety and protection is by utilizing the earth-given gift of crystals for protection.
We have compiled a list of what we think are the top 6 stones and crystals that are the best for protection from any unwanted energies. Keep reading to find out more about what they are, what they can do, and how to use them.
Uses: Black tourmaline is a very strong and powerful protection stone. It is grounding and highly protective. It helps clear and repel negative energy from the body, home and work environment and assists the user in feeling more grounded and peaceful.
How to Use: If you are wanting to clear the energy or your home space, place a piece of Black Tourmaline at your front door. If you are feeling threatened or unsafe from the outside world then making a crystal grid in your home will help. Do this by setting the intention for safety and protection and place a piece of Black Tourmaline in each corner of your house. As you are laying them down, imagine an energetic line reaching from one crystal to the next one. This creates an invisible barrier of safety made up of stones for protection.
Uses: Clear Quartz is a versatile stone with many varying uses and benefits. One of its main claims to fame is how easily it dispels negative energy and at the same time, attracts positive energy. These awesome protection crystals are known for absorbing, balancing and regulating negative forces and energies.
How to Use: Clear Quartz works best as a protection stone when kept close to the body. Wearing it on your body in a necklace or a ring is a great way to keep it on you at all times. It is an impressionable stone, so remember to set your intention with it every time you put it on. You can also place this protective crystal next to your bed to keep you safe whilst you sleep.
Uses: Citrine is known as the manifesting stone, it can bring abundance in all forms. But it has an amazing ability to morph into a protection stone too. It is a wonderful crystal for protection as it absorbs negative energy and transmutes it into positivity and calmness. These protection crystals are also helpful to use with protecting yourself from negative people that you perhaps cannot avoid.
How to Use: If you struggle with bad dreams or interrupted sleep, then place a piece of Citrine under your pillow. Wearing Citrine around your neck or as a pair of earrings will help keep your thoughts clear of negativity and abundance flowing into your life.
Uses: Amethyst crystals are such richly healing stones. Their uses range from assisting in healing addiction, helping to heal grief, and of course to protect from negative energies. Amethyst is especially good to use when you have been around lots of people. If you have been to places with big crowds and are left feeling a bit drained and overwhelmed, then using a protection stone like Amethyst can really help you.
How to Use: If you are wanting to protect yourself from negative energies whilst in a crowd or a public place then wearing Amethyst in a necklace will keep the negativity at bay. Place a piece of this purple beauty under your pillow to protect you from nightmares and psychic interference while you sleep. Putting Amethyst around your house to uphold the vibration of your home is also a great way to harness the power of these protection stones.
Uses: Pyrite is sometimes referred to as fool’s gold due to its golden hue. It is a powerful detoxifier, especially if you find yourself needing protection from spending too much time around technological equipment. Pyrite is known to assist with manifesting financial abundance and bringing safety and protection to its user. It helps you release negative thoughts and energy.
How to Use: Pyrite has a strong energy and reach, making it one of the ideal crystals for protection. You can place this protective crystal almost anywhere in your home or on your body and still reap its benefits. It makes for beautiful and unusual looking jewelry, so wearing it on your body is an option. You can place a piece of Pyrite in a pouch and keep it in your purse or in a pants pocket.
Uses: Black Obsidian is a strong and absorbent stone that will highlight whatever truth you are needing to see in your life. It is a powerfully protective stone and should be cleansed often due to how much energy it is able to absorb. It can bring avoided emotions or truths to the surface and force you to deal with things you may have suppressed. It absorbs negative or dark energy easily and will keep you and your home protected.
How to Use: Black Obsidian has the ability to draw in the negative, transmute, and expel it back out again. This means that the optimum place for these stones for protection is by all entry ways in and out of your house. If there is a specific spot in your home that you feel has some unpleasant energy, place more than one Black Obsidian protection crystal there to absorb the unwanted energy.
Pairing a Black Obsidian with a Clear Quartz has a wonderful effect. Where the Obsidian draws the negative out, the Quartz replaces it with light and positivity.
Any of these crystals for protection can give you peace of mind and help you feel calmer, safer, and more relaxed. Protection stones are so much more than just stones, they are a connection to the goodness of the earth and the power within.