The 10 BEST Crystals for Protection list includes all of my top protection crystals that I use daily! These crystals offer both spiritual and physical protection from lower energies, energy “vampires”, and anxiety due to feeling other’s energy.
They are also great crystals for protecting your home, car, and protection from EMF radiation.
Feel free to put any of these on, or in (if you’re shy), your desk at work, your pocket while traveling, in the entryway of your home, or under your bed or pillow for crystal protection while you sleep!
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How to Use Crystals for Protection?
I have been using protection crystals since my spiritual awakening, and have found certain ones to be incredible! You can use certain stones and crystals for protection in a variety of ways, such as: Wearing them in jewelry or placing them under your bed or pillow, pocket or bra (thanks for the tip grandma!).
You can also place them in your entryway to protect your home or on your desk for crystal protection at work. I also really like meditating with protection crystals and stones by forming a circle of them around me.
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What is the Strongest Crystal for Protection?
Black tourmaline is generally considered to be the strongest crystal for protection, and with good reason. It cleanses lower energies (even your own), and keeps your auric field balanced (so negativity isn’t attracted to you in the first place).
How Do You Charge Crystals for Protection?
Protection crystals can be charged in a number of ways, including: Leaving in the sunlight, holding them in your hands and visualizing gold and white light around them, and my favorite way is to use a Selenite Charging Plate.
Selenite holds a very high vibration and is great for cleansing and charging protection stones and crystals. Plus, it never needs recharging or clearing itself!
What Crystals are Good for Protection?
These top 10 crystals that are best for protection have been carefully chosen by me after using several crystals to protect myself as an empath over the years.
I love these crystals for their ability to protect and clear not only my own auric field, but also my home and personal space.
Some of these protection crystals also hold such a high vibration, that your energy has no choice but to match their pure love, which helps with protection as well. (We attract that which we are through the Law of Attraction!)
Here is my top 10 BEST crystals for protection:
1. Black Tourmaline for Protection
Black Tourmaline is the first stone recommended to me by my guides for psychic and energy protection, as well as healing.
It is one of the black crystals for protection that siphon off negativity and lower energies well!
Black Tourmaline is an excellent crystal for empaths and HSP’s because it keeps your auric field balanced and protects from psychic attack. It works like a vacuum cleaner to suck in negativity and transmute it into usable energy.
Another property of black tourmaline is that of purification. It can purify your own anger, anxiety, and negativity.
On a side note, please clear and recharge your black tourmaline often. Anyone who has ever worked with black tourmaline for long knows that it can easily break if not cleared regularly (I found this out the hard way!)
I wear this Black Tourmaline Necklace that comes with a piece of selenite for clearing and recharging it!
2. Selenite for Protection
Selenite is a beautiful crystal that never needs clearing or recharging. It is great for clearing and recharging other protection crystals, and it also works like a battery to recharge us when we’re stressed, overwhelmed, and tired!
When my energy gets low, I’m often shown selenite and a picture of the Energizer Bunny! This is my symbol from my guides to meditate and sleep with selenite to recharge.
Besides recharging your energy, selenite also helps open your third eye and crown chakras. Selenite also helps create a channel between you and your guides and amplifies the energies of any crystals it is next to.
Besides wearing something like a Selenite Bracelet, you will also want a Selenite Bowl for easily clearing and recharging your other crystals!
Instead of having to learn which crystals will be damaged by salt or water, just clear and charge them all with your Selenite Bowl!
3. Amethyst for Protection
From my guides, amethyst balances the mental and emotional bodies of the wearer. Amethyst helps keep you neutral, protected, and calm.
Amethyst is often used to help people quit addictions such as smoking and drinking. Amethyst clears negativity and creates a powerful energetic shield of light around the wearer.
Using amethyst clusters in the home creates a safe, protected space of upliftment that helps calm your mind. Therefore, an Amethyst Crystal Cluster is ideal to put in your Meditation Room or Sacred Space.
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4. Apache Tears for Protection
Apache Tears are a type of obsidian that are very effective grounding and protection stones as well. Because they often contain iron, apache tears help “turn us on” and “tune us in” to our own psychic gifts.
See Magic Hacks for Reaching Higher States of Consciousness for more information about iron and psychic abilities.
Like black tourmaline, apache tears work as a sort of “ethereal vacuum cleaner” to clear and neutralize lower energies from the user.
This makes apache tears a great crystal for clearing all that is no longer serving you.
Apache tears also help clear old wounds, hurt, and baggage and are a powerful stone when added to your protective crystal arsenal.
This Apache Tears Necklace can also double as a “worry stone” to hold and rub when you are stressed!
5. Aqua Aura Quartz for Protection
Although created through a special treatment process (powdered gold is bonded to clear quartz), Aqua Aura Quartz is still a powerful crystal for psychic protection. Aqua Aura Quartz quickly transmutes negativity into pure usable light and is therefore a powerful protection crystal!
When I write about aqua aura quartz, I Clairaudiently hear, “De-fense, de-fense!” It is one of the strongest crystals I know for energetic and psychic protection!
Aqua Aura Quartz calms the emotional body and releases negativity. Aqua Aura is a powerful protection crystal for anyone looking to safeguard against psychic attack. It quickly transmutes lower energies into pure, beautiful light that can be used to heal the situation.
The more negativity that gets thrown at it, the more healing light it creates! This makes Aqua Aura a perfect crystal for Reiki healers, counselors, caregivers, and guides to others.
I am in looove with this Aqua Aura Quartz & Lava Stone Necklace from Amazon! You can put your favorite essential oil fragrance on the lava stone to diffuse the scent and lift your vibration while you wear it!
Try Lavender for calming or Sweet Orange for depression!
6. Black Obsidian for Protection
Black Obsidian is a wonderful stone for grounding and protecting you from psychic attack. It also works like a vacuum to clear disharmonious frequencies, negativity, and lower emotions.
Obsidian easily clears cords of attachment to negative people, places, and thoughts and illuminates harmful patterns so they can be changed.
Black Obsidian makes an excellent “worry stone” to hold while asking Archangel Michael to cut cords of attachment to people, places or thoughts that are dragging you down!
7. Labradorite for Protection
Oh, how I love labradorite! From the first moment I saw this stone, I knew I had to have it! With it’s flashes of gold, green, and especially turquoise – it is both beautiful and magical to look at.
Often called the gemstone of magic and protection, Labradorite opens psychic abilities (especially clairvoyance) and creates a powerful shield within your aura. It is an excellent stone for protection because it stops psychic vampires from draining and tapping into your energy.
Labradorite is a “magical” protection crystal!
You can try out a Labradorite Necklace for psychic protection or wear Labradorite Earrings to help you hear your spirit guides!
8. Moldavite Raises Your Vibration
Many believe Moldavite to have extraterrestrial origins. It is mainly found in the Czech Republic as a remnant of a large meteor crash around 14.8 million years ago.
Holding a very high-frequency vibration, Moldavite can be incredibly intense for some users. However, once your vibration is raised to match that of Moldavite – negative energies cannot cling to or invade your field.
They simply are no longer a match to your frequency, which makes Moldavite a perfect crystal for protection!
Referred to as a “Starborn Stone of Transformation”, you can wear a Moldavite Ring to simply vibrate at a higher level than negative energies!
I absolutely love this Protection Crystal Necklace that combines moldavite, hematite, and black tourmaline for psychic and physical protection in one!
9. Smoky Quartz Crystal for Protection
My guides have told me that natural Smoky Quartz is rare. It is quartz that has been naturally or artificially irradiated to give it it’s brown color.
I bought a cluster of Smoky Quartz years ago that I instantly resonated with and have loved having! Besides protection, Smoky Quartz is also an excellent grounding crystal.
It has the incredible ability to absorb and syphon off huge amounts of negativity into the Earth’s core. When you get dragged down by other’s bad moods, Smoky Quartz will clear it and elevate you again.
Smoky Quartz works great as a healing, mood-lifting and manifesting crystal as well!
10. Amber for Protection
Warm, comforting and not technically a mineral, Amber is also a top healing crystal. It’s light heals and soothes those who need psychic protection. Created by trees and bathed in sunlight, Amber carries the energies of solidified sunlight!
This makes Amber a perfect adornment to wear throughout winter to combat seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.
Amber is also an excellent protection crystal because of its ability to transform negative energy into lighter, usable frequencies.
I love this Baltic Amber Necklace for healing and protection!
Final Thoughts on 10 BEST Crystals for Protection
These top 10 crystals for protection are excellent for empaths and highly sensitive people (HSP), but will work for anyone who needs protection from ghosts, spirits, negative entities, and energy vampires.
These crystals also offer powerful protection against EMF radiation, especially the dark or black crystals for protection (black tourmaline, smoky quartz, and black obsidian!)
Have you tried any of the above Crystals for Protection? Which protection crystals have worked for you? Do you have any other crystals for protection you’d highly recommend I add to this list? Please like, share and comment!
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References for BEST Crystals for Protection:
Simmons, Robert; Ahsian, Naisha; Raven, Hazel. (2007). The Book of Stones. Berkeley, CA; East Montpelier, VT: North Atlantic Books; Heaven & Earth Publishing LLC.
Hall, Judy. (2006). The Encyclopedia of Crystals. Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press, a member of Quayside Publishing Group.
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