Some Crystals for protection can help improve your self-esteem, subtly boost your emotional state or improve mental clarity, depending on the crystal’s unique properties.
So let’s dig to find the best protection stones out there and how they can benefit you.
Amethysts are well-known crystals for protection and stress relief. This rich purple crystal is known to bring its wearer clarity of thought, relief from grief, protection, and wisdom. Amethyst can help repel negative energy. While most of us don’t usually project our emotions onto others, sometimes it happens. Negative emotions and energy can rub off leaving you feeling drained, but protection crystals, like Amethyst, are a fabulous fix to help protect you against other people’s projections and keeping negative energies at bay.
Diminishes fear, bolsters your natural defenses, and is good for house and land spirits.
While I was last in NYC, I wore spirit quartz daily to help keep my aura strong and clear, protect me from negative energy, envy, and ill-wishing, as well as to keep me unaffected by the spirits that lived in the building where I was staying. The main strength of spirit quartz (also known as cactus quartz or fairy quartz) is it’s dampening effect on fear: it doesn’t completely dissolve your fear, but it relieves you of your fear’s influence. This is key, because when you give your power away to your fear, you’re also giving it to the cause. Fear has a debilitating effect on your psyche as well as your defenses. If you allow your fear to affect you, you’re opening the door to whatever wants to harm you. Wearing spirit quartz helps to shut that door and keep you in your power.
If you’re looking for an energy boost or are feeling low, you could probably use a piece of Citrine in your life. Citrines are powerful protection crystals that reduce stress and exhaustion, leaving its wearer with a feeling of calm that radiates throughout the body. Citrines are also notable crystals for protection against mercurial mistakes leaving their wearer with a clarity of thought. Placed under your pillow, Citrine can ward off bad dreams and aid with a night of more peaceful and restful sleep. Citrine also reverses degenerative disease and helps balance chemical imbalances in the body. Beneficial in the treatment of diabetes, it stimulates digestion, the spleen and pancreas. Negates kidney and bladder infections. Citrine helps eye problems, increases blood circulation, detoxifies the blood, activates the thymus and balances the thyroid. Relieves constipation and removes cellulite.
Protects from fixation, sorcery, and ill fortune.
Black Obsidian Stone is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog created within your aura, and is a strong psychic protection stone. Black Obsidian Stone is also an excellent aid to help you to release any negativity that your day to day life may have caused. This negativity may be present within your auric field and needs to be removed... to aid your ongoing physical, emotional and spiritual health.This powerful stone can help cut through illusions, lies, fearful facades and blockages, etc. The amount of information that black obsidian can reveal and the intensity of this truthful energy can be overwhelming. The perfection of its black colour reveals the darkness that blocks the light in any situation and in any person.
This is why the black obsidian is best used with much respect and care, especially the black obsidian spheres. Another facet of the black obsidian identity is its ability to draw in negative energy, thus protecting the wearer or the surroundings in which it is placed. As such, the black obsidian was (and still is) used as protection in various body adornments, jewelry, as well as in many areas of one's home.
Obsidian is born out of quickly cooled volcanic lava, so it has the most potent energy of the interaction of several raw and powerful elements - fire, earth and water. In healing, the black obsidian is used to help one become more grounded, focused and clear in all practical matters. This stone acts to remove any built up negativity caused by your own or others anger, fear, resentment and even stress... as well as aiding you to remove any negative attachments. It has powerful metaphysical properties that will shield you against negativity, and their energy may stimulate the gift of prophecy.Obsidian is truth-enhancing.
A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Black Obsidian is protective and provides support during change. It repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts.
One of the best protection stones is Moonstone, named for the celestial ruler of the night sky. Moonstone is an amazing crystal that soothes and calms its wearer by dispelling cosmic fog and negative energy. Known for its karmic healing, Moonstone has been used as a protective talisman for travelers for generations. This stone is known to aid in focus, awareness, and even to enhance psychic powers. To make the most of this powerful protective crystal, cleanse and recharge it in the light of the full moon.
“Of all precious stones, it is Opal that presents the greatest difficulties of description”, writes Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder in his tome Natural History. Opal is one of the best stones for protection against negative energy as it is a highly reflective stone. With properties that make it extremely absorbent and reflective, Opals are powerful protection crystals that will pick up on thoughts and emotions, magnify them, and send them back to you. Opals can also absorb the energies and vibrations of people around you, including negative or harmful ones, and reflect them back to their source, making them one of the best stones for protection from negative energy.
Blushing pink Rose Quartz is the ultimate “self-love” stone. Associated with gentleness, soothing energy, and love, Rose Quartz is one of the most dynamic crystals for protection known to be helpful in both deflecting negativity and attracting positivity. This humble pink crystal is also very impressionable, so it's important to set a clear and direct intention when working with this gem. As Robert Simmons explains in The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach, “Meditating with one of these stones provides an envelope of love energy around oneself and activates the heart chakra for the emanation of one’s innate love.” Whether you’re looking to manifest love or repel the negativity of a breakup, Rose Quartz is one of the best stones for protection.
Bolsters your own defenses by healing and strengthening your aura. Your aura (the energy field that surrounds your body) is part of your natural defense system. When you’re healthy, fit, have a sustaining spiritual practice, honor your boundaries and self-care needs, and maintain a generally balanced and positive state of mind, your aura will be strong, bright, and clear. You’ll find that you’re far less affected by negative vibrations when you’re in this state. Unfortunately, daily stress, bad habits, unhealthy lifestyle choices (especially taking recreational drugs, eating too much sugar, or binge-drinking), lack of sleep, illness, and/or negative self-talk or patterns of thought, can have a deteriorating or damaging effect on your aura. Enter infinite: it rapidly boosts your sense of vitality, wellness, and strength, while it repairs, heals, and strengthens your aura. It’s not always easy to find, but I consider it a must-have in your crystal collection.
Cloaks your energy signature to avoid the effects of sorcery, psychic attack, or curses. If that sounds like total nonsense to you, then you’re lucky! Unfortunately, in my experience sorcery or “black magic” is real and does happen to good people. Essentially what fluorite does is cloak your aura so it takes you off the radar. The poisoned arrow being sent your way misses its target. The one thing with fluorite is that it only works in this way after you have had an energy clearing, either professionally, or from a heavy duty salt bath, purification rite, or fire ceremony. Your aura needs to be cleared for the fluorite to cloak you properly.
Keeps people from f-ing with your head. This is a really important one for anybody who’s experiencing manipulation, coercion, bullying, lying, or the like. Blue kyanite helps you keep your head, and keep it clear of worried or anxious thinking, self-doubt or second guessing, and it also helps you to read between the lines and be aware of what’s really being communicated. Blue kyanite is so powerful in this way that it can even be beneficial in cases of brainwashing or cult influences. If you find you need extra help with this, add in hematite to hold your ground, and sunstone to maintain healthy boundaries.
Repels lower, harmful frequencies. If there’s one crystal I’d recommend in general for all-round protection, it would be black tourmaline. It creates the equivalent of an electrical force field around your aura so that lower vibes and psychic debris will bounce right off you. This is usually why it’s the most commonly recommended crystal for protection. Its weakness, however, is that I’ve found it only works for un-intentional energies – vibes that are being sent at you willfully and powerfully can penetrate, as can spirits and spirit attachments. Still, this is a good choice for a daily protective crystal.
This fiery stone has a protective energy quite unlike most other stones. The vibration of this crystal brings through the flow of spiritual energy... and this flows through your entire being. Its energy resonates within you... firing a spiritual blaze, yet its vibration is quite calming, and brings through feelings of safety and security.
This crystal has a powerful energy that aids you if have been working on your spiritual growth, as it aids authentic spiritual practices. This beautiful agate is known for its action to create a powerful shield around the body, that confers psychic protection. Its energy will assist you if you like to work with high crystal energy stones. This crystal may also serve to lighten the amount of fear that you might be feeling when an attack of any sort is happening to you. It has a soothing energy that makes you feel calm, safe and secure. It may be beneficial to keep a piece of this stone on you...as this can help you to feel more relaxed and confident that this will not happen to you.
Fire Agate has a deep connection to the earth and brings strong grounding energy. It calms, bringing security and trust, and support in difficult times. Its protective properties build a shield around the body against ill-wishes, returning the harm back to its source, so the source may understand its effects. Fire Agate provides the motivation required to overcome harmful addictions, lending courage and confidence, and prevents exhaustion that often accompanies such changes. Agate is beneficial in self-analysis and uncovering hidden circumstances that might interfere with well-being. It promotes self-acceptance and confidence, encouraging the speaking of one's own truth.
Agate stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negative energies. Its cleansing effect is powerful at all levels. Fire Agate represents the spiritual flame of absolute perfection, dispelling fear at the deepest level of the inner being.
Jet is commonly used as a stone of protection, yet it also carries some wonderful healing properties, including pain relief for headaches/migraines and enhanced healing of traumatic injuries. Working almost like an energetic filter, Jet is a wonderful grounding stone that has intense purification and protection properties. Jet is known for clearing the aura of impure energies and is an important stone for the medicine bag.
Jet can also be helpful for those experiencing an overabundance of negative energies or emotions, and has traditionally been used as a stone to alleviate grief. Not only does it draw off negative vibrations, but Jet can help the victim of these vibes to understand their original purpose and the lesson to be learned. Sensitive’s or empaths who suffer from exposure to negativity in the environment should carry a piece of Jet with them while exposed.
For anyone working with magic or the elemental forces it is absolutely a required stone as it is very protective. It helps one to draw upon the earth energies and channel this where one desires. It has been in use since ancient times... and myth says that if you find any old jet jewelry take great care... as the ancient stone properties relate to legends that say that it is able to retain the energy and is difficult to remove.
Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It balances yin and yang. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation. Jasper is protective. It can align all the chakras and balance yin yang energies, it is stabilizing and healing. Legend says that Jasper would drive away evil spirits and protect against snake and spider bites. There are many types of Jasper stone varieties but when it comes to protection, Red Jasper is my favorite.
Red Jasper is gently stimulating and also an extremely protective stone. It can neutralize radiation and other forms of environmental and electromagnetic pollution. Red Jasper rectifies unjust situations and grounds energy. Brings problems to light and provides insights into difficult situations. An excellent “worry bead”, Red Jasper calms the emotions. Aids in dream recall. Cleans and stabilizes the aura. A fine protective stone it is often used in defensive magic, as it sends negativity back to the original sender. It is also used during health and healing spells, as well red jasper is worn by young women to promote beauty and grace