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Maybe you’re facing a heartbreak, journeying with grief, or trying not to carry the weight of the world (empath probs)… whatever you’re going through, crystals are a powerful way to support yourself with emotional healing.
Crystals can influence us to remember our self-care, foster our self-love and even wrap us in good vibrations as we journey through challenging emotional healing.
They can also help us clear out processed emotions that we’re struggling to let go of and protect us from energy that hinders our emotional healing.
It takes a little belief, a little time, and a little intention to use emotional healing crystals to your growth benefit.
Grab a cup of cacao, and let’s dive into the 29 best emotional healing crystals.
Quick List of the Best Emotional Healing Crystals
Here’s the list of the best emotional healing crystals that will be covered in this post. For more information on their specific emotional healing properties and when to use them, keep reading further below.
- Rose quartz
- Lapis Lazuli
- Black obsidian
- Blue calcite
- Clear Quartz
- Tangerine Quartz
- Blue Kyanite
- Black Kyanite
How to use emotional healing crystals?
Set your intention and connect with your emotional healing crystals:
First, you always want to set your intention and connect with your crystal before using it for emotional healing, or any other purpose for that matter.
To do so, simply place the crystal in between your palms and close your eyes. With the crystal in your palms, take a deep breath and focus on opening your heart center.
As you connect to your heart, envision the energy of your heart chakra flowing down your arms and into your palms where it meets and encompasses the crystal.
With silent prayer (other choice words for prayer: intention, invocation, devotion, communication) invite the crystal to work with you on your emotional healing.
This can be something like “Hello selenite, thank you for finding your way to me. I ask for your assistance healing and releasing xyz. I invite you to assist me with this and appreciate your energy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Be sure to cleanse your crystal if you’ve just received it and keep it cleansed as you intuitively feel it’s needed. Some crystals need more regular cleansing than others, you can read more about cleansing your crystals here: How to Cleanse Crystals: Easy How-To Guide
There are many different ways to use emotional healing crystals. Here are a few different ways:
- Wear them as jewelry like bracelets, earrings, and necklaces
- Carry them in your pocket
- Carry them in your bra
- Meditate with them
- Make a crystal grid
- Add them to a manifestation box
- Sleep with them under your pillow
- Place them on your altar
- Hold them while you journal or practice another ritual (worry stones are shaped perfectly for this)
- Place them on your body while you practice or receive reiki
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The 27 Best Emotional Healing Crystals: Healing Properties and What to Use them For
Emotional healing properties: clearing away negative emotions and toxic energy. Heals connection with your higher self and the angelic realm.
Best times to use it: when you feel overwhelmed, stagnant or like energy is weighing you down.
2. Rose quartz
Emotions healing properties: healing broken hearts, amplifying self-love, providing comfort, peace and a sense of connection.
Best times to use it: after a break-up, when you’re struggling to love yourself, or when you feel alone in the world and are in need of comfort.
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Emotional healing properties: reducing stress and anxiety, healing pains connected to addiction.
Best times to use it: anytime you feel overwhelmed or anxious, when you’re struggling (directly or indirectly) with addiction energy in your life.
Emotional healing properties: helps with connecting to inner wisdom, provides guidance during confusing times, brings clarity and insight on the situation you’re struggling with.
Best time to use it: when you feel lost, disconnected from your intuition, confused or when you feel like you need guidance.
Emotional healing properties: bringer of joy and good luck, elevates vibration to a higher state and assists with manifestation.
Best time to use it: when you feel down, sad, depressed, out of luck, like a failure or like success is never going to happen.
6. Lapis Lazuli
Emotional healing properties: helps bring clarity to chaos, can help you overcome feelings of depression and sadness, connects you to higher wisdom.
Best time to use it: through feelings of depression or sadness, when you feel lost or disconnected
>>>Fun fact about lapis lazuli: Cleopatra used it in powdered form as eyeshadow! Regal.
7. Black obsidian
Emotional healing properties: absorbs negative emotions, grounds your energy to the present moment, helps navigate grief and loss, helps increase self-control. Also great for energetic protection and deeper-level soul healing.
Best time to use it: releasing rituals, when you need protection, when you feel unsafe or ungrounded.
8. Blue calcite
Emotional healing properties: helps to soothe and balance emotions, removes emotional blockages.
Best time to use it: when you’re feeling upset, when you need to cry, when your emotions feel out of control.
Emotional healing properties: inspires enjoyment in life, cleanse aura, energize stagnant chakras, connects to personal power, carries vital energy of the sun.
Best time to use it: when you feel disconnected from your personal power, when you feel helpless, when your life-force feels drained or stagnant.
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Emotional healing properties: offers stability and grounding, improves ability to think analytically, sharpens the mind and concentration.
Best time to use it: when you feel disconnected from your body or unable to ground your energy, when you can’t think straight, when you can’t rationalize or logically analyze your emotions.
Emotional healing properties: calming the mind, helping to ease feelings of fear and worry, reduces stress, gives hope and assists with letting go.
Best time to use it: when you can’t stop thinking (over-thinking), when your fear feels loud, during times of emotional stress.
Emotional healing properties: healing perception of love, empowers your heart center, helps your energy flow freely, assists you in seeing and feeling the richness surrounding you.
When to use: when you feel lack or scarcity in love or finances, when your energy feels stuck, when your outlook on the world feels negative.
Emotional healing properties: helps integrate spirituality with material realm, stimulates passion and love, opens the heart center, boosts and attracts compassion and connection.
When to use: when you are manifesting heart-centered desires, when you’re trying to amplify the love that you feel surrounding you or when your heart feels closed off.
Emotional healing properties: soothes anger and grief, stimulates patience and aids in calming turbulent emotions.
When to use: when you’re going through grief, when you feel angry or impatient, when your emotions feel out of control.
Emotional healing properties: absorbs pain to help heal emotionally, absorbs and clears negative energy, brings protection to you, offers a nurturing energy.
When to use: when you feel like you need psychic / energetic protection, anytime you’re experiencing negative emotions or whenever you feel you need more nurturing energy.
Emotional healing properties: soothe internal negativity, assists with negative self-talk, helps banish fears and reveal truths.
When to use it: anytime you feel negative or pessimistic, whenever you feel fearful or anytime you’re seeking to know the truth.
17. Clear Quartz
Emotional healing properties: enhances clarity, provides emotional stability, helps to harmonize energy, and is great at amplifying intentions or the power of other crystals.
When to use: anytime your energy feels muddled and unclear, when you’re making a crystal grid, when you’re making a manifestation box, or anytime you don’t have a specific crystal you need- you can program clear quartz with the same intention.
Emotional healing properties: helps harmonize the mind, body & soul, provides an unmistakable energy of peace, calm and nurturing, promotes sweet serenity and good cheer.
When to use it: anytime you feel nervous (like before a presentation or interview), anytime you need to feel soothed, or under times of stress.
Emotional healing properties: balance and release, assists with rebirth of the self, grounds energy and connects you to the earth.
When to use it: anytime you feel unbalanced or disconnected from mother earth, when you are trying to stimulate or already going through a rebirth, anytime you don’t feel your energy grounded.
Emotional healing properties: helps you to feel cared for and supported, relieves stress, assists you in feeling calm, provides courage, helps with grounding.
When to use it: if you’re an empath going into busy places, if you need help grounding and releasing your emotions, anytime you feel lacking in courage, or during times of physical or emotional stress.
>>>Jasper is one of the crystals I recommend in my Crystals for Empaths post, I think its a wonderful stone for empaths to have. If you’re interested in reading that post, head over here: The Best Crystals for Empaths
Emotional healing properties: assists in the balance and regulation of emotions, helps soothe and stabilize moods, can help to rekindle optimism, gives a boost to inner strength and willpower.
When to use it: anytime you feel dysregulated, when you’re in need of some optimism, when you feel disconnected from your personal power or inner strength, and when you’re feeling moody.
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Emotional healing properties: offers strength and support in difficult times, boosts courage and motivation, helps reduce irritability, gives you access to that inner-warrior energy.
When to use it: anytime you need a boost of courage, when you can’t connect to your inner-warrior, when you’re going through a difficult time or feeling irritable.
23. Tangerine Quartz
Emotional healing properties: assists with manifesting new ideas, promotes playfulness, piques curiosity, helps to raise vibration, gives off an energy of joyful optimism.
When to use it: anytime you feel dark and gloomy, when you need help coming up with ideas or creating something new, when you need to connect to that inner child playfulness.
Emotional healing properties: reveals root of problem, helps with acceptance and releasing of dense energy.
When to use it: anytime you need to get to the root of a habit, behavior or issue.
Emotional healing properties: helps protect your aura and entire being, assists with grounding and purification, helps to illuminate shadows or emotions that need to be healed.
When to use it: anytime you feel you need protection (especially from electronics or stress), whenever you are ready to face shadows or repressed emotions that you feel inspired to heal.
26. Blue Kyanite
Emotional healing properties: assists with healing the throat chakra, encourages and supports self expression, inspires and empowers you in speaking your truth.
When to use: anytime you need support with speaking your truth or expressing yourself, for important conversations.
27. Black Kyanite
Emotional healing properties: helps with manifesting your vision, activates and aligns chakra system, offers calming energy, protects the aura, cuts ties with anything draining your life force.
When to use it: anytime you feel drained or like energy is being pulled from you, whenever you are ready to cut ties or emotional cords, whenever your chakras feel stagnant or out of alignment.
Where to buy crystals for emotional healing:
Crystals good for emotional balance:
Agate, Bloodstone, Moonstone, Amethyst, Citrine, Carnelian, Lepidolite.
Crystals that help with grief:
Obsidian, Apache Tears, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Rhodochrosite, Tourmaline, Amethyst, Pink Opal, Rose Quartz, Lepidolite.
What are your favorite crystals for emotional healing? I’d love to hear from you!
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