8 best crystals for protection & how to use them

Grounding & protection are so important when developing our psychic awareness and sensitivity. For those who need a little extra help, here are the best crystals for protection.

By: The College of Psychic Studies.   Posted

The art of energy protection is an essential life skill. When we begin developing our psychic awareness, and our sensitivity increases, energy protection becomes even more important. It's for this reason that grounding and protection is taught from day one in our beginners' courses at The College of Psychic Studies. However, many of our students are extremely sensitive souls. Some of us may wish to add another layer of protection to our usual go-to grounding and protection methods. This is where stones can be very useful. Here, we list the eight best crystals for protection, and how to use them.

Black tourmaline: The best crystal for protection

Black tourmaline is considered one of the best crystals for protection. Its black colour absorbs and neutralises negative energies. This helps to create a shield of protection around us. Black tourmaline is often used to demarcate an energetic boundary, keeping away harmful influences. This promotes a sense of security and safety, which allows us to flourish in our psychic development.

Amethyst: The space purifier

Amethyst is used as a crystal for protection because of its ability to purify and transmute negative energies into positive ones. Its soothing energy creates a protective barrier around us, preventing psychic attacks. This beautiful purple crystal also promotes spiritual clarity, enabling us to detect unhelpful energy.

Clear quartz: The all-rounder

As a versatile and powerful crystal, clear quartz amplifies and enhances positive energies while dispelling negativity. Its ability to cleanse and balance energy fields contributes to its reputation as a protective crystal, shielding us against harmful vibrations.

Selenite: The vibration-elevator

Selenite's gentle and high-vibrational energy is associated with spiritual protection. It's believed to create a calm and peaceful environment that helps ward off negativity and creates a safe space for spiritual growth. No heavy energies can survive for long with selenite in the vicinity!

Hematite: The grounding protector

Hematite is known for its grounding properties. And as every student at The College of Psychic Studies knows, grounding goes hand in hand with protection. By anchoring your energy to the Earth, hematite can help repel - or at least neutralise - negative energies. This makes it an effective shield against emotional and psychic attacks.

Smoky quartz: The energy transmuter

The smoky hue of this crystal absorbs and transmutes negative energies. This makes smoky quartz one of the best crystals for protection. It's often used to neutralise electromagnetic stress and shield against psychic and energetic disturbances.

Obsidian: The negativity reflector

Obsidian's association as a crystal for protection stems from its volcanic origin and dark, reflective surface. It acts as a mirror, reflecting negativity back to its source. This makes obsidian a powerful tool for blocking psychic attacks and creating a barrier against negative influences.

Labradorite: The aura strengthener

One of the methods we can use to enhance our protection is through activating and strengthening our auric field. Labradorite strengthens the aura and creates a barrier against negative entities. This crystal's iridescent play of colours creates a protective shield that deflects unwanted energies and prevents energy leakage.

    How to use crystals for protection

    It's all very well knowing the best crystals to protect us... but how do we use them effectively? The key is to find a way that resonates with you. We are each so different, and the way we work with protection crystals will vary. Here are some suggestions that can help you enhance your protection with crystals.

    Carry it: Keep a protective crystal in your pocket, purse, or wear it as jewellery. This way, you can have the crystal's energy with you wherever you go. Just remember to cleanse it regularly.

    Create a protective crystal grid: Place crystals strategically around your living space to create a protective grid. You can arrange them in a pattern that feels right to you, such as in the corners of a room or at key entry points.

    Protection elixirs: Create crystal-infused water or elixirs by placing cleansed crystals in a glass of water and allowing their energy to infuse the water overnight. Drink this water for a subtle form of protection.

    Amulets and talismans: Turn a protective crystal into an amulet or talisman by wearing it on a cord around your neck. This can serve as a physical reminder of the protection you seek.

    So many techniques: There are many other techniques. Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. Choose methods that feel natural and comfortable for you. Trust your intuition when working with crystals, and believe in the intention you set for their protective qualities.

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