Crystals for Protection: Stones for Guarding the Spirit & How to Use Them
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Crystals for Protection: Stones for Guarding the Spirit & How to Use Them

If you wanted to make a simple, almost cartoon-like visual for how it feels when your spirit is carrying a lot of negative energy, it would definitely be a dark gray rain cloud over your head, relentlessly stalking you everywhere you go! Luckily, this rain cloud’s got a silver lining. With crystals for energy protection, you can cleanse and shield your energy from gathering heavy, limiting, harsh, harmful, or just overall unwanted vibes. Having the right crystals for protection is an essential tool to have, because negative energy can attach to us in a lot of ways. Sometimes it happens when we’re in crowds and surrounded by other people’s energy; sometimes it happens from long days at work or disputes with relatives or even strangers at the grocery store or while stuck in frustrating traffic. No matter how your positive energy gets depleted, it’s important to fill it back up and protect it. The first step to doing that is knowing which of the best crystals good for protection to pick and how to use them.

Our 9 Favorite Crystals for Protection & How Protection Crystals Can Help You: 

#1 Black Tourmaline

  • Creates a protective energy shield around you and your space. 
  • Helps dispel negative energy especially from arguments, bad moods, or road rage. 
  • Black Tourmaline protects you and your space from negative and unwanted energy. Consider these scenarios: have you ever felt like someone’s bad mood was contagious, possibly oozing into your own energy body or affecting the energy of the entire space you’re both in? Or perhaps you’ve walked into a room and felt the lingering effects of a fight that took place earlier in the day? What you’re feeling are leftover vibrations from negative energies! We’re all susceptible to getting entangled in these lower frequencies, but Black Tourmaline is kind of like armor, helping you create an energetic force field around yourself and prevent these bad vibes from leaving their downer-style impressions on you.
  • Learn more about the Black Tourmaline meaning

#2 Amethyst

  • The ideal crystal to release negative thoughts tied to a situation or person.
  • Protects against psychic attacks so nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  • Amethyst brings you peace of mind. At the end of an exhausting day or in the middle of a chaotic meeting, have you ever wished for even just a minute of peace and quiet? These moments of total stillness and calm may be few and far between, but Amethyst helps you access inner peace regardless of the energetic noise and potential threats from the outside world. Its deep purple color connects Amethyst to your third eye chakra, which is why Amethyst is an extra powerful support when it comes to absorbing any negative psychic energy and transmuting it to tranquility, balance and serenity. 
  • Learn more about Amethyst

#3 Black Kyanite

  • Cut cords from any negative attachments with this crystal in hand.
  • Helps you recover your energy when loved ones are draining it.
  • Slice through negative emotions and toxic ties with the power of Black Kyanite. It is said to protect your energy field from energy vampires (people who seem to always drain your energy), relationships or people who feast on your positive vibrations but offer nothing in return. Purifying your energy with a Black Kyanite raw stone is not about cutting your connections with other people. It's simply to ensure that no one else's energy is influencing your own and that you are refilling your energy reserves. Doing this type of energy work helps you continue to be a source of support for others rather than feeling energetically down yourself.
  • Learn more about Black Kyanite

#4 Clear Quartz 

  • As the master healer of the crystal world, Clear Quartz ushers in positivity and light.
  • Acts as a force field of white light to surround your spaces. 
  • Clear Quartz illuminates the path to deep, soul-level clarity. First, you must get clear on the path you want to take. Clear Quartz helps by clearing your mind to bring to light your authentic desires. It acts as a spam filter for your mind, helping you scan for mental “garbage” and delete it. Not only does it help you rise above your erratic thoughts, insecurity or confusion mentally, Clear Quartz also helps you illuminate vibrational and energetic “garbage” that doesn’t serve you and only holds you down. For all those times when you feel lost, unsure, or misguided, reach for your Clear Quartz to get the clarity you need and avoid energetic traps. 
  • Learn more about Clear Quartz

#5 Lapis Lazuli

  • Helps unlock both your own inner wisdom and the wisdom of the universe, empowering you to feel more secure in the world through knowledge.
  • Frees your mind of negative thoughts and energies.
  • Lapis Lazuli connects you with your inner wisdom so that you can feel secure and confident in your decisions. This brilliant blue stone connects with the third eye chakra to release tension and expand the mind. By inducing a calming energy, Lapis Lazuli allows you to step into your power and tap into your inner wisdom. This stone leaves you feeling strong, secure, and protected as you go about your day. Lapis Lazuli is also believed to hold an energy that provides protection against psychic attacks and energy vampires. Many Buddhists believe that its healing properties help to free your mind of negative thoughts and energies. Let the soothing energy of this stone protect your spirit from penetrating forces so you can hold onto a sense of tranquility and serenity.
  • Learn more about the Lapis Lazuli meaning 

#6 Selenite 

  • We consider Selenite “liquid light” because it helps clear energy blockages and allows for liquid-like energy fluidity. 
  • Its extremely high vibration floods your energy field with the highest vibrations of light, uplifting your spirit and guiding you to an elevated state of being.
  • The Selenite crystal stone meaning is all about purification, clearing, and positive energy. The soft white appearance of the stone is a perfect reflection of its gentle but highly effective energy, which emits white light and high vibrations. Whether you are clearing your own energy field, your environment, or your crystals, the Selenite crystal healing properties are perfectly suited to remove unwanted energy and replace it with light and positive energy. By filling your entire being with light, you can block out lower vibrational energy to protect your spirit. In this way, Selenite can be used as a protective stone to shield you from darker energy.
  • Learn more about Selenite meaning 

#7 Tourmalinated Quartz

  • Known to remove negative and stuck energy, leaving space for lighter energy to take its place. 
  • Protects your energy and teaches you to transform anything that doesn't serve you into something more positive.
  • One of the most powerful conductors of energy, black tourmalinated quartz properties are excellent for absorbing and transmuting any negative energy in your body or environment. Black tourmalinated quartz is also a wonderful addition to your home healing sanctuary because it neutralizes toxicity in the environment, such as high levels of radiation and electromagnetic energy. Keep your space free of harmful electromagnetic waves by placing the crystal near a computer or TV, an excellent way to benefit from its neutralizing and grounding effects.
  • Learn more about Tourmalinated Quartz meaning

#8 Black Onyx

  • Helps to let go of negative and self-defeating thoughts so you can face your faces. 
  • Also keeps unwanted energy from penetrating your spiritual space and influencing your mood.
  • As the wise Japanese proverb says, fear is only as deep as the mind allows, which makes the Onyx crystal a strong and sturdy companion on your spiritual journey. A powerful warrior stone, Onyx crystal helps stomp out negative thought patterns stemming from the most debilitating and toxic emotion of them all – fear. Include Onyx in your gem collection and always know that whatever happens, this powerful root chakra stone always has your back.
  • Learn more about the Black Onyx meaning

#9 Pyrite

  • Like a trusted bodyguard, the properties of the Pyrite meaning help protect your environment from negative energy, leaving your space free of bad vibes. 
  • Pyrite’s healing properties are easy to remember: Power, Protection and Prosperity! It helps you make things happen without fear of harmful influences.  
  • Although it’s mostly known as a stone for abundance, Pyrite is also a powerful crystal for protection: it’s a warrior stone: infused with the masculine power of the Sun, Pyrite can be considered a protective shield, especially with its dazzling reflective surface. Pyrite floods you with a surge of energy and encourages you to pursue your passions with conviction. Instead of laying around and feeling sorry for yourself, Pyrite gets you to see the best parts of yourself that you can use to fulfill your potential. Wearing Pyrite or placing it in your spaces will have you operating at a full capacity that NO bad vibes can challenge.
  • Learn more about Pyrite

How to Use Crystals for Protection

How to Use Protection Stones:

There are several ways you can bolster your emotional strength with protection stones. Healing crystals for protection can be worn, used to create grids, kept on sacred altars, or worked with in meditation. It just depends on your intended function for the crystal.

CUTTING CORDS

When someone we care for shares with us that they are going through a difficult time, it’s not uncommon for us to feel the weight of their experience in our own energy field. This creates an energy attachment. In order to continue being a strong source of support and positive energy for this person, you have cut your energy attachment with them. This keeps you from getting drained, and allows you to be completely there for them when they need you. To cut energy cords, take a piece of Black Kyanite and hold it in your hand as you trace an invisible line around your body, moving the crystal over the front, sides and back of your body. Visualize the cord attached to you, and see yourself cutting through it with the Kyanite. You can add an intention to this practice, stating aloud something like: I release this energy and send it back to [insert name] with love and light. I am cleansed.

WEARING A STONE FOR PROTECTION

Wearing protection amulets goes back thousands of years. Today, we can wear protection stones as a way to remind ourselves to check in with and give importance to our energy. Sometimes when we’re at work, or surrounded by other people, we feel the need to cater to other people at the expense of our own energetic needs. A protection necklace or bracelet allows you to keep a protective shield around you all day.

If you are beginning to feel someone else’s bad energy getting to you, step away from them to find a peaceful area, and reconnect with them by touching your stone for protection with your hands. The most important thing to do before wearing your protection stones is to give them a job. To do this, cleanse them with the smoke of sage, hold them in your hands, and set an intention for your work with the stone. You can set an intention by stating aloud an affirmation, such as: I call forth divine protection.

CREATING A PROTECTION GRID FOR THE HOME

You can create a protection grid for the home easily with crystals for protection. Put four pieces of black tourmaline by each corner of the room, or around the exterior corners of your home to set up a protective shield. Placing a piece of black tourmaline in a bowl of water and salt by the door also helps to keep you from bringing outside negativity into the home.

If you want to expand to other crystals for front door protection, Selenite and Black Obsidian are excellent choices. Selenite surrounds your home with a dazzling white light of higher frequencies and Obsidian, along with Black Tourmaline, act like energetic bodyguards, shielding your front door and therefore the rest of your home from harmful, low-frequency   

MEDITATING WITH HEALING CRYSTALS FOR PROTECTION

Meditating with crystals is a great way to fill your body and spirit with the restorative properties of protection crystals. Start by finding a place in your home that’s quiet and brings you peace. You can hold whatever protection crystals make you feel most secure. You can also create a body grid to deepen the grounding of your meditative state.

MAKE A CRYSTAL BODY GRID WITH PROTECTION STONES

We recommend using a combination of black tourmaline, selenite and black onyx in your body grid. Lay flat on the floor, and place the piece of black onyx by your feet, allowing it to connect to your root chakra. Then set a small chunk of black tourmaline on your throat, allowing it to cleanse any tension caused by blocked energy you’re holding there. Set a rainbow obsidian over your heart, so that it can send loving, purifying vibrations to your heart chakra. And hold a piece of selenite in each hand.

As you work with crystals for protection, you’ll begin to feel more grounded and emotionally durable. That’s the true power of these stones. Even when people do try to push their own negativity onto you, your shift into a higher perspective will keep those vibes from affecting your joy. That’s why it’s important to not only use crystals for protection when you're feeling vulnerable, but also as a preventative measure to lend yourself strength before you leave the home.

PROTECTING YOUR HOME OR OFFICE 

Gossipy coworkers, difficult-to-please bosses, or even a workplace that’s constantly filled with the various and sundry energies of the countless customers and clients that come in and out: all of these factors and more make it almost a requirement that you create intentions of peace, serenity and tranquility by placing gemstones for protection at work. Adding protection stones to your office, store, or studio is like having an extra team of security guards that work round the clock to shield, deflect and defend the energy of the space and all those who work within it. Who wouldn’t want to have beefed-up security at work?! When your mind and spirit are at ease, you are free to ideate, innovate and create more freely and with an easier flow. Because we spend so much time at our workplaces, it can often feel like a second home, and everyone deserves to feel safe at home. 

Crystals for Protection

The most powerful crystals for front door protection: 

BLACK TOURMALINE 

Black Tourmaline protects you and your space from negative and unwanted energy. Consider these scenarios: have you ever felt like someone’s bad mood was contagious, possibly oozing into your own energy body or affecting the energy of the entire space you’re both in? Or perhaps you’ve walked into a room and felt the lingering effects of a fight that took place earlier in the day? What you’re feeling are leftover vibrations from negative energies! We’re all susceptible to getting entangled in these lower frequencies, but Black Tourmaline is kind of like armor, helping you create an energetic force field around yourself and prevent these bad vibes from leaving their downer-style impressions on you.

SELENITE 

  • The Selenite crystal stone meaning is all about purification, clearing, and positive energy. The soft white appearance of the stone is a perfect reflection of its gentle but highly effective energy, which emits white light and high vibrations. Whether you are clearing your own energy field, your environment, or your crystals, the Selenite crystal healing properties are perfectly suited to remove unwanted energy and replace it with light and positive energy. By filling your entire being with light, you can block out lower vibrational energy to protect your spirit. In this way, Selenite can be used as a protective stone to shield you from darker energy.
  • Learn more about Selenite 

A SIMPLE CRYSTAL PRACTICE FOR PROTECTING YOUR HOME OR OFFICE 

For your workplace and your home, we recommend using a combination of Black Kyanite, Black Tourmaline, Selenite and Tourmalinated Quartz in your crystal practice. First, hold your crystals in both hands and say out loud, “I am protected and so are my living spaces and work spaces” three times. Next, Place your Black Tourmaline outside your home or workplace on either side of any entryway to protect the frequency within. Then, place your Black Kyanite, Selenite, and Tourmalinated Quartz on the windowsill of any room in which you feel you need extra energetic protection. Finally, cleanse your crystals weekly to remove any energy they’ve absorbed, allowing them to function at their highest capacity again. Lastly, put them back in place. 

SAFE TRAVELS! CRYSTALS FOR PROTECTING YOUR CAR AND WHILE TRAVELING  

From road-rage to traffic, fear of being late, car woes, and bad vibes being beamed at you from overly aggressive drivers, negative energy can come from a variety of places when you’re on-the-go in a vehicle. And just like your home or office, the car needs energetic protection, too! In the same way as you would use crystals in your home or office to protect the energy, you can use crystals in your car to protect yourself, your passengers, and your vehicle when you're on-the-go. To make it easy, we're breaking down the exact steps to take and which crystals to keep in your carÿto protect against all sources of negativity. And if this is the first you're hearing of protection for your car, the car protection crystal kit has everything you need to ensure energetic safety in your mode of transportation.

CRYSTALS TO CARRY WITH YOU OR PACK IN YOUR LUGGAGE FOR SAFE TRAVEL:

  • Black Tourmaline - Like your own personal bodyguard, this crystal serves as a protective shield.  Particularly as you navigate through crowds and congested areas, carry it with you to add a protective boundary between you and any unwanted energy that might surround you.
  • Moonstone - has long held the reputation as a traveler’s stone because it brightens your spirit and encourages good luck. Moonstone can help to lift your mood whenever you are feeling homesick or fatigued from travel. Keep this crystal packed with your luggage to avoid loss or misplacement.
  • Angelite – This crystal is used to comfort, support and reassure.  It will keep you calm and protected during periods of panic, stress, turbulence or fear of flying.  It will also help provide patience with delays. Hold this in your hand as a calming stone and take comfort in this portable guardian angel.
  • Unakite - This stone reminds you to stay present throughout your travels. Instead of letting the past or the future distract you, this crystal helps you live in the now. This stone also helps us let go of negative energy and evens us out during delays or unforeseen obstacles. Carry it to stay grounded, present and released from things that are out of our control.
  • Amethyst - Let’s face it – travel can be stressful! Amethyst has a peaceful and relaxing energy that helps you unwind and find your calm no matter where you or what is going on around you. is one of the best crystals for travel. Known for soothing anxieties and encouraging relaxation, Amethyst urges you to enjoy your adventure. By shielding your spirit from negative energy, Amethyst helps to secure a safe and peaceful journey.  
  • Aquamarine - Helps with fear of flying or traveling over water. This stone has a uniquely powerful effect when paired with water. If you are wanting to attract more travel into your life, especially overseas, wear Aquamarine.
  • Rhodonite - is the ideal stone for those entering foreign surroundings because it helps to shift your perspective. This way, you can see how your actions are perceived by locals. Make deeper connections with people as you travel and keep yourself energetically protected with the energy of Rhodonite. 
  • Malachite - known as a guardian stone for travelers, works to emphasize the wisdom you need to keep yourself out of danger. If you’re in a negative thought cycle about travel, get a fresh perspective about your trip with Malachite.

STONES FOR PROTECTION AND STRENGTH

If you find yourself feeling vulnerable when you’re out in the world (perhaps when starting at a new school, moving to a new country, state or neighborhood, a new job, a new relationship, even a new friendship), Black Tourmaline, Lapis Lazuli, Pyrite and Tiger’s Eye are the top crystals used for protection. 

Create a bubble of protection with the help of the Black Tourmaline stones, whether as standalone crystals or in crystal jewelry like our best-selling spiritual protection bracelet. Black Tourmaline helps with both protection from and elimination of low vibrational energy. It puts an energetic barrier around you to absorb and shield you from unwanted, negative energy.

Lapis Lazuli is believed to hold an energy that provides protection against psychic attacks and energy vampires. Many Buddhists believe that its healing properties help to free your mind of negative thoughts and energies. Let the soothing energy of this stone protect your spirit from penetrating forces so you can hold onto a sense of tranquility and serenity.

Pyrite and Tiger’s eye are quintessential crystals for a potent combination of both protection AND strength: both are strongly connected to the Sun and to warrior energy. The reflective nature of Pyrite allows you to hold a mirror up to any oncoming negativity or unwanted energy and send it away from you, keeping your energy protected and shielded from anything you do not want in your energy field. 

Wondering how to use Pyrite for protection? Carry it with you in your purse or pocket or in jewelry form to keep bad vibes at bay. You can also use it as a centerpiece in your home to reflect negative energy back to the sender and keep it out of your energy field. 

Tiger’s Eye, like Pyrite, has a very warrior-like and courageous energy, and has been used for centuries to ward off the evil eye. It’s also a popular talisman in jewelry form: wear Tiger’s Eye Earrings to keep your upper chakras protected from harmful frequencies and energies and carry a Tiger’s Eye Touchstone in your purse, pocket or backpack (even in your car!) for a vigilant, powerful scan of your surroundings. Tiger’s Eye, along with Pyrite, both have either dynamically patterned or reflective characteristics, making them perfect for not only creating a powerful bubble of protection but also deflecting harmful energy away from you and wherever you place these crystals for protection in. With Pyrite and Tiger’s Eye, all bad vibes are banished and your bubble of positivity and peace is left undisturbed. 

WHY YOU NEED CRYSTALS FOR PROTECTION

We cannot control so many factors of the world we live in, from large-scale events to the energy of the people around us in our day-to-day lives. Once we have made sure to stay as safe and protected as possible through other means, like staying alert and vigilant or getting into dangerous situations, we still need and deserve protection that goes further, and that's what crystals can provide. Crystals for protection help with forces one cannot see, creating a more complete, more well-rounded energetic shield around you, your living spaces, and the people in your life. Getting the peace of mind and security that you have done all that you can to provide protection is worth its weight in gold, because when you’re feeling secure, shielded and protected, you can approach  your life with a sense of security and confidence and not fear, timidity, and insecurity. 

WHAT IS BLACK TOURMALINE?

Tourmaline is a typically black or blackish mineral that occurs as prismatic crystals in granites and other rocks. It consists of a boron aluminosilicate and has pyroelectric and piezoelectric properties. Even though Tourmaline has been around since Medieval times, it wasn’t until the late 1800s, when mineralogist George Kunz sold Tourmaline to Tiffany & Co., that it gained widespread popularity. 

Before it made a name for itself in popular culture, the power of Black Tourmaline was known only to those who worked with it. Many shamans of African, Aboriginal, and Native American tribes carried Tourmaline to protect themselves from danger. 

In the 18th century, Dutch traders discovered another unique attribute of Black Tourmaline. Rubbing Black Tourmaline quickly causes the stone to become electrically charged—with a positive charge on one end of the stone and negative charge on the other end. After making this discovery, the traders used the positively charged Black Tourmaline to collect the dust from their Meerschaum pipes. 

WHAT IS SELENITE? 

Selenite forms in enormous crystals the size of telephone poles or redwood trees. Also known as satin spar gypsum, Selenite has shed a light on the origins of life on Earth. Prior to 2004, gypsum was only thought to exist on the planet Earth. However, it was confirmed to also be found on Mars in 2004, which hints at the presence of water on Mars, and thus the possibility of life. In mythology, Selenite was associated with Selene, the Greek goddess of the Moon. This is also where this crystal gets its name. Origin & Regionality Selenite is found in Mexico, Morocco, the United States and many other places around the globe.

WHAT IS BLACK OBSIDIAN? 

The Obsidian stone meaning can be traced back to Paleolithic times where it was used to make arrowheads and other tools. During prehistoric times, the Obsidian meaning and uses weren't just a stylish way to accessorize a loincloth – this warrior stone also protected our ancestors from marauding invaders and the perils of hunting. Cherished for its deep, glossy sheen, Obsidian crystal meaning is often called volcanic glass because it is formed from molten lava that has cooled very quickly. Many cultures have used Obsidian rock as the spiritual ally to call on for stargazing and making prophecies. 

Obsidian is found in Europe, Japan, Mexico, South America, the United States, and many other places.

WHAT MAKES A CRYSTAL PROTECTIVE? 

Looking for crystals for negative energy? A general rule you can follow is that black crystals contain the most protective energies because they help absorb and transmute negative energy. The Black Tourmaline crystal stone meaning is connected to its deep pitch-black color. Because of its dark coloration, this stone has a strong energy and an ability to absorb negative energy without compromising its own energy. Because it can absorb negativity, it can both protect and cleanse you and your environment. The versatility of this stone makes it a must-have for everyone. 

Transmuting basically means these protective black crystals are absorbing negative energy and turning them into positive energy. Think of it as similar to how a tree takes in carbon dioxide and converts it into oxygen! Powerful black crystals that have been used for centuries, are an important tool in an entire energetic toolbox for wellbeing. 

THE BEST PROTECTION STONES AND CRYSTALS YOU CAN GIVE AS GIFTS 

There are so many important people in our lives we wish we could always keep protected, though we know it’s impossible to personally ensure everyone is safe at all times. One of the next best things you can do to help everyone in your life stay shielded, protected and untouched by harmful, low-vibrational, or negative energies is to give them protection stones and crystals they can incorporate into their homes, vehicles, even just their backpacks, purses or directly on their bodies as crystal jewelry. 

PROTECTION JEWELRY: 

Working with crystals in the form of wearable technology jewelry is an extremely powerful and effortless way to harness the power of crystals no matter the intention, like love, peace, and especially protection. Amulets and talismans of all kinds (but especially those that incorporate precious gemstones and crystals!) have been worn for centuries, in cultures all over the world, to keep the wearer shielded at all times, no matter where they may travel to. The fact that all you have to do is put it around your neck, wrist, finger or in your earlobe make them extremely ideal for everyday use!  

Gift idea: a protection crystal necklace

Perfect for any age, gender, or style, our selection of protection crystal necklaces either feature exclusive, 

The Evil Eye Crystal Necklace is the perfect way to carry protection around with you everywhere you go. This beautiful cobalt blue glass pendant features a painted Evil Eye (nazar) pendant: the evil eye deflects harmful energy and adds an additional power of vigilance, an intuitive sixth sense that perceives what may not be visible to the human eye. Wear your glass Evil Eye necklace everywhere you go for extra protection.

The Shield Necklace features both Black Tourmaline and Tourmalinated Quartz for a double dose of protection. Wearing the Shield Necklace is like having protection in disguise: while you’re out in public, you are shielded from harmful frequencies in a completely discreet way. Black Tourmaline firms up your foundation and clears your energetic body of negativity. While this piece is beneficial for all manner of uses, it is especially powerful for financial and prosperity-centric intentions.

If you are ready to feel more assured and protected in the world, we’ve created the new I Deflect Harmful Energy Affirmation Necklace exactly for you. It’s designed so that you can discreetly and easily work on feeling safe and secure, no matter where you are, without requiring tons of time and focus. Harness the power of your words when you wear this necklace and this user-friendly affirmation practice.The I Deflect Harmful Energy Necklace features Protective Evil Eye Bead, Lapis Lazuli, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, and Tibetan Striped Agate. Ward off trouble and harm with heightened senses that shield and a perpetual all-seeing intuition that keeps you safe.

Give your loved ones the Energy Shield Necklace so that, as they wear it while going about their day, they have an extra layer of protection over their chest. Think of this piece as energetic armor, which is needed now more than ever. Featuring Black Tourmaline beads, a Black Obsidian pendant, Clear Quartz, and Copper, this protection necklace is one of the most powerful and effective energy formulas to keep your energy safe and secure.

And don’t think you have to stick to solid black jewelry for protection! Selenite has the highest vibrations of any stone in the mineral kingdom, which is why it is the centerpiece of the Energy Clearing Necklace. The Selenite pendant is a form of “liquid light” that infuses your mind-body-spirit with positive frequencies. A protective stone, Selenite also cleanses your energetic field of negative energy.

Gift idea: a protection crystal bracelet 

An easy way to give the gift of pure black tourmaline protection is with the Black Tourmaline bracelet: it was created to provide the full strength and support you need to protect yourself from any toxic frequencies. Simply by wearing our Black Tourmaline Bracelet, you can create a protective energy shield around yourself and visualize a large ball of white light surrounding your entire body. It helps you stay balanced and centered throughout the day, inspiring calm and collected state of mind.

Want an effortless bracelet for power banding? Choose to wear the Psychic Protection Bracelets when you want to both block negative energy and invite in positive energy. The combination of these bracelets and their respective stones means that you'll be protected against unwanted, low vibrational energy and be flooded with a feeling of security.

Gift idea: protection crystal earrings 

Giving Tiger’s Eye Crystal Stud Earrings as a gift helps the recipient harness Tiger’s Eye meaning – it’s all about courage, power, protection and passion. Tiger’s Eye is a member of the Quartz family and has been revered for centuries. It bestows on us the ability to maintain a confident presence and power in this physical world. Tiger’s Eye also protects from the evil eye and can remove negative energies. When worn on the ears, Tiger’s Eye protective energies help what one hears and speaks. 

TOP 3 GIFTS FOR HOME PROTECTION  

Know someone who just moved into a new home, apartment, even dorm? While it’s one of the most exciting times of transition in anyone’s life, it can also feel a bit trepidatious or panic-inducing, simply because of the sheer level of unknown energy that inhabited the space before! There are also times when, even though we aren’t sure who lived in the home, apartment or dorm before us, we can still sense a lingering energetic presence and we likely want to clear the space of this presence as soon as possible. 

Several of the same crystals that we can use to protect ourselves, our vehicles, workspaces, and even bodies as jewelry will make a great home protection gift. 

Besides giving your loved ones good crystals for protection, you can also gift them energy tools to tackle the vibrations of a space on a different frequency: through smoke, scent, sound and more. 

Burning sage is a quick and effective method for dusting off old energy that may have settled in a living space. If your loved one’s new home, apartment or dorm feels heavy, stagnant or dirty even though it's clean, they would probably benefit greatly from an energy cleanse. It doesn't mean that you have bad energy, it just means that your space could use a spiritual refresh. The top-selling Sage Cleansing Set features 3 must-have products that’ll help clear stuck, stagnant, dense, heavy or otherwise unwanted energy from new spaces that your loved ones will appreciate. Their new lives in their new spaces will begin from a much brighter, cleansed, and high-frequency place rather than combating stuck energy that may influence their own energy in negative ways. 

Everyone who walks into one’s space brings their energy with them, and because we can't ask people to leave their negative vibes at the door, that energy gets in. Also, any kind of high-energy exertions (like arguments, exercise or work) that occur in our living spaces will leave behind energy that will begin to clog the circulation of fresh energy. That's why we always suggest giving your loved ones the gift of regular saging so they can keep their spaces total high-vibe havens.

Another easy gift to give for home protection is the Clearing Crystal Candle: armored with super powerfully protective Black Tourmaline, plus the soothing aromatherapeutic effects of sage and lavender, this candle helps protect the energy of one’s home with a Protection Candle from Energy Muse. Made with Black Tourmaline crystals, sage, and lavender, this healing, one-of-a-kind candle burns away negative energy and leaves only good vibes behind.

Although not typically thought of for protection, lavender is both calming and protective. The scent from this flower is known to clear negative energy away. A popular herb for energy clearing, white sage has been used for hundreds of years to remove negative energy from a room. By burning white sage through this candle, the Black Tourmaline candle from Energy Muse has a similar effect to saging your home with a sage stick.

The Black Tourmaline crystals within these positive energy candles provide the ultimate form of protection by absorbing negativity and shielding your space from unwanted energy. Once the candle has burned down, you can even use the crystals in your home for added protection.

Another powerful crystal gift for home protection is a set of Shungite cubes. Shungite cubes are the epitome of stabilizing energy. Not only is the shungite stone itself a balancing force, but when cut into the shape of a perfectly symmetrical cube, it takes on a whole new level of grounding. Though these Shungite cubes make a great housewarming gift, their true power lies in extended use:  they work so well to ground the energy of one’s home continuously, especially from accumulated energy and electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) we bring in ourselves. When there’s a lot of this accumulated energy, we let our mind get weighed down by stress, anxiety and negative thoughts and we may start to feel unbalanced and top-heavy; almost like we can't quite gain a stable mental footing. Shungite cleanses the space plus one’s mind and body of all negative influences so that you can establish peace of mind, body and spirit. Shungite absorbs negative energy, removing it from your space and ensuring that your environment remains clear and cleansed, making it an excellent crystal gift for home protection. This set of 4 Shungite cubes also helps to replace stress and negative emotions with positive energy, while at the same time keeping you grounded and protected.

THE BEST CRYSTALS FOR MERCURY RETROGRADE

Mercury Retrograde is a three-week period in which the planet Mercury appears to be traveling backwards, or retrograde. This time period is notorious for challenges and disruption, especially when it comes to communication, technology, and travel. To keep your energy high vibe and prevent yourself from getting swept up in the potential chaos, the best crystals for Mercury Retrograde will be the only tools you need to navigate the period as the highest version of yourself. Labradorite helps you understand and discover the underlying lessons that Mercury Retrograde brings up. It also helps with emotional stability and grounding during a usually very topsy-turvy time. 

Unsurprisingly, Black Tourmaline is a top crystal to work with during Mercury Retrograde. It’s perhaps the most powerful protective stone, and during this time period it will assist in letting  go of fear, anxiety and chaotic energy. Think of it like an anchor that also surrounds you in a bubble of protection so that you’re safe and sound from the chaos of Mercury Retrograde. 

Hematite is another powerful grounding crystal that pulls negative energy from the body. Meditating with Hematite and placing it directly on your body is a wonderful way to upkeep your peace - not only during Mercury Retrograde but always - via meditation or conducting silent breathing practices. 

Amazonite offers calm and soothing energies which is especially beneficial during this time of anxiety and stress. Another major attribute of Amazonite is that it’s all about fun and going with the flow. This kind of playful flexibility is imperative, because Mercury Retrograde is known to be a bit of a trickster and loves to throw wrenches into plans big and small. If you aren’t too tied to the result, you’re more able to be resilient, understanding and compassionate when your plans fall through, miscommunications happen, tech stops working, and anything else that infamously occurs more often during Mercury Retrograde. 

FINAL THOUGHTS ON CRYSTALS FOR PROTECTION 

Our favorite crystals for protection are not only black stones like Black Tourmaline,  Black Kyanite, Black Onyx and Black Obsidian, but also crystals for protection that may be less well-known, like Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Lapis Lazuli, Selenite, Tourmalinated Quartz, and Pyrite. Working with many different kinds of crystals, not just the “big guns” like Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian and Black Kyanite but also diversifying into Amethyst, Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli and more. Whether you are protecting yourself, your home, your workplace, your vehicle, your loved ones, or giving gifts, crystals for protection are a must-have addition to your energetic practice.

Heather Askinosie
Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.

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