Fear Not! How to Use Crystals for Fear + Release
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Fear Not! How to Use Crystals for Fear + Release

This time of year always brings out the frights, but nothing can spook us quite like the ghosts of our past. Our true fears in life, the ones that go deeper than surface fears like spiders and clowns, are often derived from the experiences of our past. Fear of abandonment, fear of commitment, fear of humiliation, fear of letting go—these are the big fears that threaten to kill our personal progress. Like most fears though, they only hold the power that we deem to give them. Remember as a child, being afraid of something like a spider, and having your mother say, “It’s more afraid of you than you are of it?” The wisdom behind those words helped us to recognize that we were allowing our fear to have an irrational hold over us. Applying this sentiment to the fears we have as adults can assist us in gaining that same perspective. Using crystals in inner reflection turns a spotlight on the dark aspects of our soul. Through this exercise, we can recognize the source of our fear, and strip it of the mysterious power it has over us. Understanding your fear is the first step to healing from it. So to address our fears with crystals, we need crystals for fear, crystals for compassion and crystals for release.

—The Best Crystals for Fear—

Crystals for Understanding

This is the hard part. This is where you have to face your fear, and acknowledge where it came from. Luckily, through using crystals for fear, you can approach this from a state of peace and balance that allows you to feel safe.


We like to think of the obsidian meaning as a sort of mirror to your soul. It will show you the positive aspects of your being, and force you to look at your darkness as well. Anything that you have had trouble processing and chosen to repress, can be worked through with obsidian reflection. As a stone of strength, it will lend you the spiritual protection that you need to break through your emotional walls and be vulnerable. Unblock stagnant energy with crystals for understanding, and replace a tendency to blame with the energies of love and forgiveness.

Picture Jasper

One of the best crystals for understanding, picture jasper relieves the stress brought on by fear, so that you can feel comfortable confronting it. Picture jasper helps you to address the ghosts of your past, by gifting you the wisdom and confidence to understand them in a new light. Any feelings of guilt or hatred can be assuaged with the profound sense of harmony that picture jasper lends you.

Crystals for Compassion

Now that you understand your fears, it’s time to minimize their power by flooding them with love. Crystals for compassion let us reframe our mind to observe the world and our relationships from a healthier point of view.


With Rhodochrosite’s energy of universal love, you can finally unload the weight of your emotional baggage. Learn to love yourself, emotional scars and all, and you’ll eventually work your way to trusting again. When you have the optimism to trust and love yourself, fear can’t control you.


When our mind is focused on the joy and love that exists in our life, our fears fade away into the background. Uplift your spirit from the fears that anchor you with Chrysoprase, and you will be free to progress beyond them.

Crystals for Release

Black Kyanite

The ultimate stone for cutting the toxic ties that hold you back from your spiritual potential, use black kyanite as one of your crystals for release. Don’t let the past cast a shadow over your ability to shine. Reprogram your mind to a more cleansed and positive outlook through setting intentions in meditation with black kyanite.


Transform your energy as you break free from negative patterns with the help of malachite. Malachite will give you the tough love you need to stop allowing your past to hold you back in fear. It can be a beneficial energy to tap into when you just need one last push to get out of a negative mindset.

—How to Use Crystals for Fear—

What you’ll need:

  • a crystal for understanding (i.e. obsidian, picture jasper)
  • a crystal for compassion (i.e. rhodochrosite, chrysoprase)
  • a crystal for release (i.e. black kyanite, malachite)
  • a candle
  • a pen and sheet of paper
  • a sage cleansing set

Crystals for Fear Ritual Steps:

  1. Begin this ritual by saging your space.

  2. Then light a candle. The flame symbolizes illumination, as well as the power you have to extinguish what no longer serves you.

  3. On a sheet of paper, write in large letters at the center of the page: I RELEASE.

  4. In the space surrounding this declaration, write down all of the fears, pain, grudges and past experiences that you are deciding to consciously free from your spirit. Take your time to think about it, and get all of your deep-seated issues out onto the surface. For every fear on the page, you’ll perform this ritual.

  5. On one of the fears you wrote down, place your crystal for understanding. State what you understand about where this fear comes from.

  6. On the same fear, place your crystal for compassion. State how you deserve compassion, forgiveness and love. Say aloud how you will gift yourself this energy the next time your fear pops up.

  7. Then, set down your crystal for release. State that you are releasing this fear and the power it holds over you. Say aloud how you will conquer this fear now and in the future.

  8. Leave these three crystals atop, and meditate on your intention for 11 minutes.

  9. When you finish, repeat your intention and waft out your candle.

  10. Each day, tackle another fear on your sheet by repeating steps 1 to 9. You should do this ritual once a day for at least 11 days, or until you have finished all of the fears on your sheet.

This ritual using crystals for fear sets the stage spiritually for you to approach your fears from a healthier mindset. In working to reprogram your mind away from your fears, you’ll empower yourself to make more courageous decisions in the future.

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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