Crystals for Protection

Aleena Stuckey Owner of WiccanWitchcraft
By Aleena Stuckey
Updated: February 12, 2023
Crystals for Protection

Everything in life contains energy. 

Although we find peace in solitude or during a spiritual practice, being exposed to negative energies is inevitable for everyone. Negative energies can enter the auric field as a cloud in your head or as a mental barrier causing you to become uninspired, lazy, short-tempered, jealous, or insecure. 

Fortunately, nature has your back. 

There are a lot of protective crystals you can benefit from. Crystals like black tourmaline and obsidian generally clear out any type of negative blockages in the body or your area while other crystals like Kunzite and Labradorite can both dispel unwanted energies and nurture specific areas in your life.

Protective crystals are important for a lot of reasons. It can be used to clear out a sacred space where you do meditation or psychic readings. These types of crystals can also be used to improve the quality of your relationships by taking away the dangers of ego and insecurity.

How to Use Crystals for Protection

Protective crystals can serve as a shield from daily stresses that may stem from work, commute, or strangers that you meet as you drive home. 

Just as much as we want to, as modern witches, we can’t remain in meditation forever. We are obligated to face the world, go to our day jobs, face traffic, get groceries, and meet our family and friends once in a while.

If you decide to live in a natural environment, you’d have to face similar yet different kinds of problems as well. May it be the weather, the pests, or the surrounding animals that can disturb the structure of your home. 

Despite the rocking disturbance of everyday life, we must learn how to face it with confidence, trust, and clarity. 

If at some point in your life, you experience situations that provoke your urge to react negatively, protective crystals can help inspire you to stop holding on to things that do not serve you any longer.

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The Best Crystals for Protection

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline is one of the most commonly used stones for protection because of its powerful ability to shield from anxieties, anger, and excessive thinking. It protects the user or the wearer from unwanted thoughts that are unbeneficial and unproductive. This crystal can also be used to protect the home.


Labradorite is a protective crystal focused on keeping the auric field clear of unfavorable intruders that can disable the user or wearer to connect with the higher self. This crystal is best used for doing focused work that highly requires intuition or for doing psychic activities such as tarot reading.


Selenite is a great crystal to have in your sacred space or in your home to cleanse out unwanted energies. Because of this crystal’s powerful energy, it can cleanse itself and other crystals surrounding it. It is a crystal that radiates light, clarity, and peace.


Kunzite is a beautiful, pale pink-violet variety of crystal that protects from forces that can disrupt relationships. It is focused on maintaining the harmonious flow of communication between you and a loved one. Kunzite produces loving thoughts among the self and the people you are intimately connected with.


Obsidian may not be an eye candy like other crystals but it is one of the most potent crystals to have in your collection. Obsidian can aid in easing the emotional trauma brought by scarring events and help protect you from lies that may distort your perspective of the truth.


Ruled by the sun, Citrine is a great crystal to keep close to during times of darkness and mental stress. It can serve as sunshine, a natural motivator, to keep you moving towards your goals, may it be physical or spiritual. Citrine protects you from the dangers of procrastination and idleness.!

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