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Many people (especially empaths, sensitive people and intuitives) find their way to using crystals because they are looking for some spiritual protection.
And for good reason- crystals are great for protection on all levels!
Spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically– they can offer us an added layer of security, sanctuary and shielding.
When I first started working with crystals, I was looking for a way to protect myself from negative energy and energy that did not belong to me. As an empath, I often get bombarded by external energy that interferes with my own thoughts and emotions.
Enter, crystals! I consider them gifts from the earth (I know, I’m so woo-woo) but truly. They are a natural, organic substance that for some reason appears here on earth and we can use them for protection, among so many other things.
In this article I’ll share some of my favorite crystals to use for protection.
I’ll share some that are good for spiritual protection, some that are good for mental protection, some that are good for emotional protection, and some that are good for physical protection.
Read on to see my favorite protection crystals, and if you’re interested in crystals that you can use for grounding your energy, check out this post here: 10 Most Powerful Crystals for Grounding
Best Crystals for Protection
Black tourmaline is one of my favorite stones and I use it, quite literally, every day. I have a necklace that I wear when I leave the house that has a beautiful piece of black tourmaline on a dainty gold chain. It’s my favorite!
It helps protect me from negative energy and repels any low vibrational frequencies from entering my auric space.
Not only that, but it keeps me clear and protected from any unconscious, unfavorable energy I may pass through or come in contact with.
Black tourmaline is also a great stone to use for protecting your home- I keep several pieces around my house to help protect from negative, harmful energy.
Black Tourmaline Recommendations:
Black onyx is another one of my favorite crystals for protection. It helps keep your own energy from getting drained and simultaneously protects you from absorbing any negativity.
Black onyx can also protect you from bad decision making.
Black onyx Recommendations:
Black Onyx Tumbled Stones (great for using in crystal grids)
Labradorite is not only a beautiful stone but a powerful one for psychic protection. It helps to shield you from any type of psychic “attacks” such as negative energy from people gossiping about you, fantasizing about your failure, or who are intruding on your energy in order to fill a need of their own.
Labradorite is wonderful for protecting the heart chakra and will help shield your energy from any ill-intentioned external forces.
I love blue kyanite for so many reasons. Its a gentle and supportive yet very protective stone. I like to use this one for mental protection- against manipulation, lies, anxious thoughts, doubt, brainwashing or bullying.
blue kyanite Recommendations
This beautiful and colorful stone is a wonderful crystal for protection. It can help cloak your energy when subject to any type of “black magic” (curses, spells, psychic attack, etc). When using this stone for auric protection it’s important that you have a proper energy clearing beforehand, your aura needs to be cleansed before fluorite can properly shield you from the things mentioned above.
Another thing fluorite can protect you from is the harmful effects of computers and electronics. It also helps protect against chaos.
Black obsidian is a very powerful protection crystal. It protects against bad luck and can banish negative energy away from yourself and your aura. It protects against curses and ill wishes. Black obsidian also is great for providing a shield against negativity.
black obsidian recommendations
Purifying Positivity Spray (with black obsidian)
Spirit quartz is another one of my favorite crystals for protection. Not only is its mystical and beautiful but it helps protect you against the negative influence of fear. It’s a wonderful stone for protecting your personal power and your aura.
spirit quartz Recommendations:
Smoky quartz helps for protection by taking any negative energy and grounding it back into the earth to be released. Its great for removing negative energy from you body, it will absorb all negative or dense energy and release it- leaving you protected and clear.
smoky quartz Recommendations
I wanted a piece of moldavite for so long but always held off on buying one because it’s a little pricey! I got my small piece of moldavite for about $30, and it’s the size of a bean. Regardless of size this is one of the most powerful stones I’ve ever worked with.
It helps protect you from any dark energy and assures that you stay connected to the “light” when doing spiritual work. It’s a highly transformative stone especially for those with healing gifts. Read more about it here.
Working with this stone has not only helped protect me spiritually but has also helped me strengthen my spiritual gifts.
Last but not least, Shungite. Shungite is one of the most powerful stones I’ve come across personally, and I keep a piece of it on my desk. The main thing I use it for is to help protect against the harmful effects of electromagnetic emissions and radiation from computers, cell phones, wifi and electronics (aka EMF). It’s also great for grounding your energy!
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Throwin Stones on Etsy– Tumbled & Raw Stones, Crystal Bracelets
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Lindsay Light Weaver on Etsy– Banish Spray, Empath Essence
Tree Fort Bazaar on Etsy– Moldavite, Crystals
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I hope you come across some crystals that you can use for protection and shielding! Do you have a favorite? If not, which one from this post calls out to you most? Let me know in the comments!