HEALING CRYSTALS NEWSLETTER - September 2007
"Stones for Protection"
By Crystal CAT
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I have heard it said that we live in strange and uncertain times. Some people are currently living in a state of fear based on what they are seeing in the media. After seeing a number of requests for information on protective stones, I felt it would be useful to write an article on the subject. By working with the energies of crystals, it is possible to understand the perfection of the universe and one can often find a peace in knowing that all is as it should be.
There are so many protective stones in the mineral kingdom, that I could probably write a whole book on the subject. In this article, I will focus on those crystals that can give you the most “bang for the buck” so to speak, so as to make the prospect of working with protective stones feasible for all who wish to do so.
Here is a list of protective stones that we recommend:
Black Tourmaline - A very widely known stone of protection is Black Tourmaline. Commonly used by Crystal-Healers, Black Tourmaline is a great ally for those exposed to negative energies regularly. It can protect you against electromagnetic smog and debilitating diseases. Black Tourmaline helps to clear the aura and surrounding environment of negative vibrations. It can be very helpful during these changing times, and is supportive of the vibrational shift that the planet is currently undergoing. Black Tourmaline helps to balance all of the subtle energy bodies with the physical, encouraging a harmony of vibration which in turns, can facilitate a greater flow in our lives. Specifically, Black Tourmaline can protect against psychic attacks, negative entities, and psychic debris.
Hematite - Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms you in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone, and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite can boost confidence, and is also good for working with the Root Chakra.
Selenite - A protective stone, Selenite shields a person or space from outside influences. Selenite can evoke protection from the angelic realm and also dispels negative energy. Selenite calms and brings deep peace, and offers access to past and future lives. Selenite brings mental clarity, clearing confusion and revealing the bigger picture behind problems. Use Selenite in a grid around your home or in the corners of a room to create a safe and peaceful space. Selenite also removes energy blocks from physical and etheric bodies. Selenite is said to reverse the effects of “free radicals” to heal and repair on the cellular level.
Malachite - Popular in metaphysical circles, Malachite is another stone of protection. Often carried as a good-luck charm, Malachite offers positive vibrations to fill one’s energy field, which repels negativity. Malachite can facilitate the opening of the Heart Chakra, making one more aware of the subtle energies nearby. It also can fortify the aura against any malevolent vibes that may be coming your way. Malachite can pull lower density energies out of one’s energy field, which helps to fortify the aura against any attachments. For those who tend to play the victim in most situations, Malachite can free us to become participants in life, consciously creating our reality instead of thinking that it is happening to us. By working with the flow of life, attachments to negative thought patterns can be released, which attracts more positive synchronicities to the individual. Be sure to "clear" your Malachite often as it absorbs energy quickly and will lose its effectiveness until it has been cleared.
Amber - Another excellent stone for protection is Amber, which isn’t a crystal at all. As fossilized tree sap, Amber has the ability to envelope one in the Earth’s protective vibrations when necessary. It brings a warm, loving energy that helps one to resist the infiltration of negative vibrations into the auric field. Amber can be an aid to any karmic work undertaken by cleaning up negative vibes from the past. By grounding higher energies into the physical density, Amber can help one to connect with the energies of Spirit. It absorbs and transmutes negative energies, which in turn facilitates healing on all levels.
Amethyst - Amethyst is a spiritually protective crystal, possessing a high vibration that helps to strengthen the aura against negative energies. It carries a serene vibration that helps one to remain calm in the face of any adverse situations, and also stimulate energies to rise in response to a problem or threat. Amethyst can work to protect one from the self by elevating and balancing mood, and by removing anger and frustration to be replaced by peace and selflessness. This raising of one’s own personal vibration has a tendency to attract higher experiences to the self, repelling the negative ones. Keeping an Amethyst Cluster in one’s home or office can protect the space from negative energies coming in, and emit a higher vibration, allowing for a greater connection to the spiritual realms. Amethyst also protects astral travelers from negative entities trying to attach themselves to one’s energy field. Protecting against all forms of psychic attack, Amethyst facilitates a connection to the Divine by activating the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras.
Citrine - Highly protective, Citrine never needs to be cleared, making it a great tool for transmuting negative energy. Powered by the Sun, Citrine warms, cleanses, and energizes. The stone of success, Citrine attracts abundance and promotes wealth. Most often associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, Citrine can also be used to cleanse many of the Chakras.
Pyrite - Pyrite is a very protective stone, shielding the user from negative energy of all kinds. Pyrite blocks energy leaks and mends auric tears. Carry pyrite in your pocket to protect you from both environmental pollution and physical danger. Used on the Third Eye, Pyrite strengthens mental abilities and awareness of higher forms of knowledge. Pyrite also promotes good physical health and emotional well-being.
Jasper - Jasper is an ancient stone of protection, especially loved by travelers. A nurturing stone, Jasper can provide sustainment to those enduring hectic, transitory phases in life. All Jaspers have some connection to the Solar-Plexus Chakra, which can help to enhance one’s personal will and power. It is this action that allows one to take more control in life, prohibiting one from becoming a victim in any circumstance. Balancing Jasper has been used by Shamans in protective rituals since before recorded history.
Black Onyx - A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress. Use Black Onyx for working with the Root Chakra, for grounding, and to help realize material goals. Because it helps to hold physical memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds or past life issues.
Ruby - Protective Ruby can help shield against psychic and emotional attacks. Ruby is a powerful heart stone, opening and activating the heart chakra. Ruby protects against the loss of heart energy, and dissolves emotional congestion. A powerful heart healer, Ruby heals and balances emotions, makes you more emotionally aware, and helps you connect to others emotionally. The intense and vivid energy of Ruby stimulates loving emotions, helps with the expression of love, and can facilitate states of passion and bliss. Ruby helps us to see the true nature of love, and reveals the Divine Love in every thing in the Universe. Using Ruby can help you open up to and receive this Divine Love, as well as become a vehicle through which Divine Love can flow to others.
Brown Tiger Eye - Known as a stone of protection, especially for travelers, Tiger Eye brings good luck and prosperity to the user. Ancients used Tiger Eye as a talisman against bad luck and curses. Tiger Eye attracts abundance and can also stimulate the rise of Kundalini energies. Combining Earth energy with that of the Sun, Golden Brown Tiger Eye draws Spiritual energy down to the Earth, while still keeping you centered here on the ground. Sunny Tiger Eye brings brightness and optimism to a situation, and shines insight onto problems. Metaphysically, Tumbled Brown/Golden Tiger Eye is a powerful Solar Plexus Chakra stone, helpful in manifesting ideas into reality and giving courage in times of change. Use Golden Brown Tiger Eye with the Solar Plexus Chakra to increase your personal power. Tiger Eye enhances psychic abilities and balances the lower Chakras.
Clear Quartz - Many use Clear Quartz Crystals to increase the strength and fill in holes of the aura. Wearing Quartz Crystal can help to form an etheric bubble of protection for the highest good, absorbing and transmuting negative energies into more positive ones.
Smokey Quartz - Smokey Quartz is also very protective as well as grounding. Like Clear Quartz, Smokey Quartz can transform negative energies into more useable energies, and then grounds them into the Earth. Both crystals can be programmed specifically for protection as well. Since Quartz can absorb energies easily, it is important to clear these crystals regularly.
Something to keep in mind when considering working with stones for protection is that intention is an important key when doing any type of energy work. Be clear about what it is you are trying to accomplish, and think of it in positive terms. Since we are talking about protection, in your work with protective stones, it is important to visualize yourself as being comfortable, peaceful, happy, well, free, confident, or whatever adjectives that describe for you what it feels like to be protected. Because what we think about expands, it is useful to focus on what you want and on the desirable qualities that you are trying to achieve. Above all, know that your Angels are always with you, that all is as it should be, and that the Universe was created in Divine perfection.
Peace and Blessings,
Author and Project Manager for Healing Crystals
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The suggested uses and metaphysical descriptions of the inventory items are our personal opinions and should be used at your discretion. These suggestions are not intended to be used as medical advice. If you resonate and like our suggestions and descriptions, please use them freely. However, if you don't resonate or agree with any of them, please consider them for entertainment purposes only. We have done our best to represent the crystals and minerals accurately and chosen only high quality items that we would use ourselves. Please use your own intuition about what "feels" right for you.