Each crystal has a unique Energy signature and specialty. Some crystals are useful for meditation or enlightenment while others are popular for their powerful negative Energy blasting abilities. Whether you wear them on your body or keep them around the home, these amazing stones are essential for overall wellness and vitality.
When we talk about negative Energy, it can mean anything from unresolved emotions (anger, sadness, anxiety, fear, grief, guilt, depressions) to evil spirits and evil eye, to curses and spells, to energies that cause injuries, diseases or addictions. It could also be other peoples’ stress or emotional energy, ill-wishing, cursing or psychic attack, sorcery or manipulation, a run of bad luck or even the bad vibes of a room or house, etc.
So, the most common question you may asked yourself: “What’s the best crystal for protection?”. That means that you’re looking for a crystal that could prevent you from being negatively affected by unwanted Energy or influences, right? Well, it depends of what kind of negative Energy you feel.
If you’re concerned that someone’s using Witchcraft on you, the best defense is working with a crystal that alters your energy signature so that the cursed Energy can’t find its target.
Some crystals are great at deflecting Energy, others are good for cloaking or blocking. Some can help you from being swayed by manipulation, others can transmute the energy around you so that it’s rendered harmless.
The crystals given below are said to impart protection against negativity. Read about them and decide which one is the best for you!
Black Tourmaline is often the first choice. It is considered to be one of the most powerful protectors in the crystal world, since it repels negative Energy from the receiver and gives it back to the sender. It creates an electrical force field around your aura so that lower vibes and psychic debris will bounce right off you. This is why it’s the most commonly recommended crystal for protection.
Tourmaline can also remove Energy blocks or stagnancies, including anxiety, fear, and stress. Keep it close to the lower half of the body to help ground your energy. This is a great stone to place near electronics, as well, which can sap energy.
Note: Its weakness is that vibes that are being sent at you willfully and powerfully can penetrate, as can spirits and spirit attachments. Still, this is a good choice for a daily protective crystal.
Jet holds intense grounding properties. It can help its owner release unhealthy attachments, disconnect Energetic cords, grudges and ease grief. So, it clears internalized emotional Energy for empaths. It absorbs Energy more than it emits, so when you get hit with someone else’s emotions, it will draw those vibes out of your system.
Jet protects by preventing negative Energy from infiltrating our own energy system. It’s associated with the root Chakra due to its connection with wood. It has the ability to ground Energy, ease anxiety, clear the mind and ward off depression. This should be your go-to stone when you’re around people who you don’t get along with. It protects you from their negative Energy and acts as a conduit to repair bad Energetic connections. Some people place it underneath their pillow to encourage pleasant dreams and deep sleep.
Note: Jet needs to be cleared regularly, sometimes several times throughout the day if it’s working hard, so bear that in mind.
If you wear or carry Black Obsidian with you, it acts as a strong barrier against negativity. It can also assist in emotional well-being by eliminating negative thoughts and it helps in deflecting negative energy that is sent to the wearer.
It protects us from fixation, sorcery and ill fortune. Black obsidian matches the frequency of banishment, which is why it’s such a powerful crystal for witches, shamans and magical workings that involve the breaking of curses.
If you feel like you’ve got a black cloud following you around, if you’re veiled in dark energy or have the keen sense that someone’s cursing you, it’s best to wear it all the time until such time as you resolve the issue.
It is also considered as a powerful healer and it helps you become aware of the shadow aspects of yourself that could be contributing to your situation.
Note: Remember that Obsidian is volcanic glass so it has a direct fiery Energy. Perhaps due its origin, is not always gentle with our uses. Generally, it’s a powerful stone and if you feel very emotionally fragile or vulnerable, I recommend you to try another stone instead.
If you’re full of negative emotions and you’re looking for a way to overcome it, you should wear a Smokey Quartz crystal. It is a powerful crystal that can dispel all kinds of negative Energy. The crystal is known to safeguard emotions and thoughts that negatively affect emotional balance. It is also used for grounding negative energy, which helps keep you down to earth. It is believed to ward off negative emotions, uplift mood, and offer protection from psychic assaults. It is also very helpful in elevating moods, relieving depression and increasing inner strength.
When put in a fearful position, hold this crystal in the palm of your hands, giving it your heavy fears and burdens and then place it on the dirt for transmutation. Some people like to pepper a few pieces of this crystal in their office or workspace, since it discourages gossip and office drama while creating an ideal place to collaborate.
This crystal is a really important for anyone who’s experiencing manipulation, coercion, bullying or lying. It helps you keep your head clear of anxious thinking, self-doubt or second guessing. Blue kyanite is so powerful in this way that it can even be beneficial in cases of brainwashing or cult influences.
Note: If you find you need extra help with this, add in Hematite to hold your ground and sunstone to maintain healthy boundaries.
This crystal is known to create a protective environment around the body, a sort of reflective shield around the person who wears it. It’s convenient for meditation, since it can block out distractions and other focus disruptors. The created shield reflects negative Energies, thoughts and feelings back to their source. Irrational fears, worries about survival and feelings of unsafety can be eased by this powerful crystal.
As you noticed, most of these stones are dark in color and this is no accident! Black crystals are considered to more powerfully “soak up” or deflect negative Energy. In addition, all of these crystals resonate with the root Chakra, as this Energy center holds our link to the earth and our very survival. Without a strong anchor to mother earth, we’re more susceptible to negative Energy.
Here are the differences between Black Tourmaline, Jet & Black Obsidian:
In its natural form, Black Tourmaline is hard to confuse with the other black stones. The clue is that it may be a well polished stone but not perfectly polished and that’s how you can separate it from the others. It also has some divots or some rust from its iron content.
It’s not actually a crystal/mineral because it lacks a crystalline structure. It originates from a once living thing; a tree. So it’s organic & not a mineral at all.
It’s actually considered to be coal & forms when pieces of wood from a tree get buried in sediment and get “coalified”. Under a microscope you can actually see the old tree’s cell walls!
It’s very lightweight & that’s one of the clues when comparing it to other black stones. Pick it up and compare its weight in your hands. It almost feels like plastic, it’s so light.
Although it’s usually pretty dull in its raw form, it can be polished up to a high luster & be quite shiny. Another clue is that jet can sort of look a bit dark-silvery-metallic (sort of like a really dark Hematite.
Obsidian is also non-mineral. It’s a volcanic glass, which born literally of forceful fiery energy. Birthed in a volcanic eruption, when lava spews up from a volcano, Obsidian flies out and then cools quickly once it touches the cooler land or much cooler water. Sometimes, teeny bubbles are forming within. So, that makes it a glass and not a crystal.
So, the clue is that all Obsidians (not just the black variety) will be very smooth, shiny & glassy-looking. See how the sunlight can shine through it!