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Crystals for protection

Create your own crystal shield.

Crystals and stones have numerous benefits and can be utilized in a variety of ways to help spur on changes within yourself and your environment. When choosing a crystal to work with, it’s important to keep in mind what you’d like it to amplify or activate within you. Each crystal and stone has its own unique metaphysical properties. While the crystal you decide to work with should always be intuitively aligned for you, there are groups of crystals which are known to be helpful for certain purposes. Some of these purposes include crystals that are good for love, for prosperity, for creativity, and for protection.  

For those who feel susceptible to the moods and emotions of people around them – and therefore need to practice better energetic boundaries –  crystals for psychic protection may be a good choice. When we talk about crystals for protection, what we’re really talking about are the best crystals to help strengthen your own energetic field when encountering negativity and lower vibrational energy. The more centered you are in your own energy, the less likely you are to be knocked over by the energies of other people. The more firmly grounded you are in your connection to the Earth, the less  affected you may be by the chaotic vibrations around you.  

Protection crystals and stones can also include those that are able to lessen our exposure to electromagnetic radiation. These EMF’s or electromagnetic fields are emitted by all of our digital devices, including TV’s, computers, tablets, and phones. There are many people who find they are sensitive to EMF’s and choose to call upon certain crystals and stones to block these waves. In either sense, protection is about creating stronger boundaries between you and others, so that you can better discern what types of energies you want to amplify within your own field.

The following list includes some of the best crystals for protection.  


Black Tourmaline

 Black Tourmaline is a stone of substance and solidity, used and trusted by many energy workers during readings and healings. It is naturally grounding and purifying. In addition, it blocks psychic attack; which is really just another way to describe negative feelings directed towards another person. Black Tourmaline makes a great housewarming gift; it can be placed at each corner of the home to strengthen the house’s energetic boundaries. It is also one of the best stones to have around your office – or wherever you use Wi-Fi – as it provides substantial EMF protection.



Obsidian is created by quickly cooling molten lava; making it a naturally occurring volcanic glass. There are a few different varieties of the stone, including Rainbow Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian, and Black Obsidian. Black Obsidian is probably the most readily available type and it is often considered the most popular Obsidian for psychic protection. Associated with the element of fire, it activates our own power and resilience as we courageously move through life. Obsidian, and particularly Black Obsidian, prevents us from absorbing the negativity or fear-based thoughts others might project onto us. For this reason, it helps us trust in our own unique life path; keeping our actions in integrity with our deeper values and our heart’s desires.


 Labradorite is a rejuvenating crystal with naturally protective qualities. It realigns our chakras and re-attunes our energy to its ideal, balanced state. It encourages us to be our best and most magical versions in the world while still maintaining our necessary energetic boundaries with others. Labradorite works as an aura shield as well as a magnifying glass; protecting us from unwanted vibrations while also allowing us to see deeper into the energies around us and discern illusion from truth. Labradorite is a wonderful crystal for anyone on the path of self-actualization, as it can help you stay grounded while going though your spiritual awakening.

Smokey Quartz

Smoky Quartz is another one of those crystals that is equally as protective against the bad moods and vibes of other people as it is protective against harmful EMF radiation. That’s why it is an incredibly popular protection crystal. Used by empaths, HSP’s (highly sensitive people), and others who may have difficulty in setting energetic boundaries, Smoky Quartz helps fortify the aura and emotional body so it is less porous and susceptible to any emotions and moods projected onto us by other people. It encourages a deeper sense of trust within ourselves and allows for us to feel safe when trusting others.

Black Onyx

Black Onyx is a boundary-builder; it naturally creates an energetic buffer between you and other people. While absorbing the negative vibes emanating from those around you, Black Onyx can simultaneously activate your own inner fortitude. It is associated with both the root and the solar plexus chakras; which represent our sense of security as well as our individual will. Black Onyx is a powerful stone for anyone courageous enough to pursue their dreams, as it helps protect us from naysayers and fearful instigators who may try to get in the way of our intuitively guided paths.


Hematite is an iron oxide that carries the properties of strength and protection present within iron; making it a wonderful grounding stone. It is also helpful for those wanting to develop or expand their intuitive faculties. Hematite keeps our focus on the here and now of our 3D reality while simultaneously opens us up to receive divine insights and inspiration through our higher chakras. Hematite is the type of protective stone that is encouraging and strength-building from the inside out. It reminds us of just how supported we are by the planet and our own higher self; allowing us to safely express our authenticity and walk through the world with calm confidence.

Disclaimer:  Please consult a healthcare professional for any medical advice. The information in this article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or condition.


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