Updated: Nov 12, 2020
So many of us deal with anxiety and stress on a daily basis. We sometimes get lost in the haze and forget we can turn to our spiritual practice for relief. Crystals are one way of diminish anxiety and stress. Here are my top 10 crystals for anxiety and stress.
1. Rose Quartz: Soothing Crystal for Self-Healing and Self-Love
One crystal everyone should have on-hand is rose quartz. Quartz with a light to darker pink color, rose quartz has a soothing, calming vibe. During stressful times, this crystal will help calm your nerves while exuding loving vibrations. Carry it in your pocket, purse, or wear it daily.
2. Black Tourmaline: Negative Energy Absorbent
Anxiety and stress come from negative energies. Black tourmaline is a crystal that relieves anxiety and stress by absorbing negative energy in one’s aura and environment. I keep a piece on my nightstand to grab after nightmares and a piece by my computer where I spend a ton of time.
3. Moonstone/Rainbow Moonstone: Calming Emotions
Moonstone is connected to the moon itself, therefore it carries healing lunar vibrations. The moon rules over emotions, and when we’re anxious our emotions need balance. Moonstone brings stability and calm. It’s a great crystal for anxiety and stress due to its soothing properties.
4. Smoky Quartz: Ability to Move Forward
Smoky quartz lifts fear and clears negative thinking patterns. Quartz is a clarification stone, and smoky quartz in particular helps us to identify our problems so that we may work to solve them. It’s also known to lift depression and is a strong grounding crystal.
5. Amazonite: Soothes Trauma and Calms the Soul
A pretty green stone, amazonite is linked to the heart chakra. It’s the perfect stone to balance chakras and clear out negative energy from the aura. It promotes harmony and balance while also helping you to express your own thoughts and set clear boundaries. If you have some time, place it around your bathtub when taking a relaxing bath to soothe anxiety and calm your nerves.
6. Obsidian: Grounding, Protection from Negative Influences
One of my all-time favorite crystals is obsidian. Particularly black obsidian is beneficial for anxiety and stress. Why? Anxiety is an emotion that gets us all up in our heads. To ground ourselves, we need to get down into our base chakras. Obsidian releases imbalances and negative energies. It is protective and provides support during change. It repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts.
7. Citrine: The Sun Crystal
Citrine is yellow and is linked to the sun’s vibrant energy and our solar plexus chakra. Anxiety can stem from a place of low self esteem or lack of self-confidence. Citrine helps boost our self confidence and connects us with a burst of positive, solar energy. Its a good stone to get rid of emotional toxins.
8. Labradorite: Calms an Overreactive Mind
Want a crystal that raises one’s consciousness while subsequently relieving anxiety and cleansing negative energy? Then you want labradorite! When we’re anxious or stressed, our minds sometimes race to what-ifs and Labradorite breaks through the illusion of the future and reminds us to live in the present. It also helps us to cope with change which is a huge factor for stress in many cases.
9. Blue Aventurine: Speak Your Truth
Blue aventurine is connected to our throat chakras, helping us speak our truth. When we hold onto our true emotions and don’t speak up for ourselves, our throat chakras become blocked. In turn, our other chakras are thrown off balance and this can cause anxiety and panic attacks. Blue aventurine, when worn or used in ritual, works to balance our chakras, break through selfish habits, and prevent anxiety before it happens.
10. Blue Lace Agate: Peaceful Anxiety-Relieving Crystal
Any light blue stone typically has a soothing vibe. Blue lace agate is no exception to the rule. This stone is a very cooling and calming stone, endowing us with a sense of peace and tranquility. A powerful throat healer, it assists with verbal expression of thoughts and feelings. Blue Lace Agate is a great nurturing and supportive stone, neutralizing anger.
How to Use Crystals to Diminish Anxiety and Stress
There are many different creative ways to use crystals in daily life. Here are just a few ways you can use these crystals to diminish or prevent anxiety and stress:
Wear jewelry with crystals to relieve anxiety
Keep the crystal in your pocket or purse
Place crystals and stones around the house to clear negative energy and exude positive vibes
Place around the bathtub and take a relaxing, stress-relieving bath
Put in intuition bags or bottles to prevent anxiety and promote self love
The easiest and sometimes most effective way to use crystals to reduce anxiety and stress is: simply hold the stone in your hand and let it’s energy calm yours :)
I hope this helps you to diminish or even prevent some of those stressful moments. I wear an Amazonite and a Labradorite bracelet that reminds me to take a breather when I need to. Crystals and stones can be used for tons of purposes and all of these stones are useful in more than one way so you don't have to have a ton of them to reap a full array of benefits.