Crystals for Protection
Crystals and stones have a wide variety of uses and can become a source of support and stability in your practice and your daily life . Practitioners can use crystals in rituals, for purification purposes, as well as to help with energy control, shielding, and protection
Just like every practioner is different, keep in mind that every crystal is different too! When choosing stones, you should feel for ones that resonate with you. For an introduction on connecting with your crystals, check out Spirals of Life’s guide How to Connect With the Energy of Crystals and Stones.
A note that not all protective crystals work in the same way- different crystals will have different abilities and qualities. It is recommended to try out several to find the type that works best for you!
Here are some of the most popular crystals with protective qualities:
Black Tourmaline . One of the most well-known protective crystals, black tourmaline is an over-all protector, as it defends both the physical body as well as protecting against negative thoughts and energies. Black tourmaline helps to prevent against bad things, and protects us from things we are unaware of. Protection from the unknown and the mysterious. It is recommended to keep your Black Tourmaline close to your physical body for its protection to work .
Adam Barralet talks about the protective powers of black crystals such as Black Tourmaline in his video Crystals for Protection. Black crystals tend to have absorption-like qualities, sucking in bad forces like a black hole.
Obsidian . Another black protective crystal, obsidian is actually volcanic glass and holds the immense energy of fire . Extremely absorbent, Obsidian draws negative fiery energies into- it works well in protecting against violence and aggression. Because obsidian collects and holds these bad energies, it recommended to periodically cleanse your obsidian.
Melanie Beckler talks about the benefits of obsidian and gives a few helpful ways to properly cleanse this special crystal (such a soaking it in salt) in her video Crystals for Protection .
Tiger’s Eye. Considered by many to be a symbol of good luck, Tiger’s Eye has a luxuriously shiny surface that acts as a mirror to reflect and expel bad influences . Tiger’s Eye has played a traditionally protective role in Feng Shui practices and is recommended to be placed near your front door or by large windows to keep bad energies out and draw good luck into your space.
A good introduction to Tiger’s Eye is The Spruce’s article How to Use Tiger’s Eye in Feng Shui.
As crystals absorb negative energies it is a good idea to periodically cleanse and purify them! A guide to cleansing different kinds of crystals (complete with a very handy chart!) can be found in the forums here: Physically Cleansing Crystals.
Are you familiar with any of these crystals?
- Black Tourmaline
- Tiger’s Eye
- I’m new to these crystals!
Do you have another stone or crystal that you use for protection? Have any spells or rituals for safety and security?
Feel free to share your experiences, tips, and tricks with everyone!
May you all be well and safe from harm, and may your collections be full of powerful crystals!