We’ve all had those days. You know, the ones where your stress level is big enough to fit in a whole bottle of wine (or pint of ice cream), your to-do list keeps getting bigger rather than smaller, your boss continues to hound you about deadlines, and all you want to do is curl into a ball and let the magic stress fairies take it all away.
While I’m still searching for the existence of magic stress fairies, one of the easiest ways to get started in protecting your personal energy is crystals. They’re easy to use and inexpensive.
For those with an office, put some next to your computer.
Struggling with people? Find yourself a crystal bracelet or necklace. Or, make it really easy, and just stick them in your pocket before you leave home.
The protocol is really simple. Just wear or hold your chosen crystal to help the stress level. That’s it.
Crystals can often help immediately, if held, but are always most effective if worn consistently. For instances, I always have my clear quartz on my person (ladies, this is when bras come in handy). If I know I’m going to have a particularly trying day, I may tuck a small amethyst next to my clear quartz or slip on a hematite bracelet. It’s all about experimenting with which crystals work for you. This short list has my top defensive players.
Clear Quartz – The Master Healer
It would take less words to tell you what this crystal can’t do for you. To start, it improves the energy movement in your body, and as such, brings you into balance. The quartz likes to target it’s superior healing on your circulatory system, immune system, and on all of your chakras. It helps you to concentrate and can even help with headaches.
However, we’re tackling stress today. Clear quartz repels negativity. That’s right, this crystal super hero works to keep all that bad juju from your lunch meeting from causing you stress. And while it’s keeping all that crabby away from you, it’s helping you to be more positive. Thoughts become more clear and pave the way for you to be more productive.
Energetically, it strengthens your connection between the physical and the spiritual, helping you become more aware and grounded.
Bonus: Clear quartz is also an amplifier. This means a couple things. It will help increase the effectiveness of other crystals, and will also help those feel good feelings be more consistent. Couple the clear quartz with any of the crystals below to enhance their properties.
Lepidolite – Clam, Balance, and Trust
This little sweetheart wraps you up in a giant, warm spiritual hug. It engenders self-love, self-acceptance, and optimism while lending you some extra patience to get you through your day. It works best with emotional struggles such as stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, anger, and panic attacks.
As an extra perk, it’s said to attract success in your career. And in addition to wearing it, you also have the option to put it under your pillow to help quiet your mind so you can get a good night’s snooze.
Moon Quartz – New Beginnings
I can’t contain the amount of love I have for these beauties! Moon quartz is all about inner strength and growth. It soothes emotional turmoil, including stress, to give you a deep sense of serenity. Because of this, it’s said to guide you to emotional mastery (yes please!). Moon quartz will also bring inspiration your way, and, help strengthen your intuition.
This is also the perfect stone for women as it supports the female reproductive system, promotes fertility, and has strong connections to the feminine energies.
Amethyst – The Gem of Fire
Amethyst is on double duty, both soothing your emotional turmoil and awakening your passions. It’s going to protect you from all sorts of detrimental energy: emotionally, electromagnetically (hello corporate workers!), psychically, and
even negative intentions from others.
Amethyst also loves to partner with your mind; it’s said to “sober” your mind and wipe out any lingering negativity, balancing your mood and emotions. And while amethyst is cleansing your mind, your ambition has the chance to rise through the roof, leading you straight to the things that make you happy and fulfilled.
A note on meditating with this crystal: I find that it does two things very effectively. It keeps my meditation room clear of any negative energy, keeping it a safe space, and amplifies my meditations immeasurably. My mind quiets easily, making recovery from a stressful day a pleasurable experience.
Hematite – Protection and Mind
You can consider this stone as your knight in a crystal. It’s most well-known for it’s heavy duty protection capabilities. It’s going to absorb any negativity around you, whether that be from a person or from your surroundings, and will even crack (literally!) when it’s absorbed massive amounts of negativity.
Less well-known is hematite’s supportive effects on your mind. It promotes more productive thoughts, self-esteem, willpower, concentration, and courage.
What are your go-to crystals for a stressful day? Share your experiences and smarts below!