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Crystals For Protection: How To Hack Your Vibes And Block Negative Energy
Spiritual Health

Crystals For Protection: How To Hack Your Vibes And Block Negative Energy

Give it a try and see how protection crystals can enhance your sense of peace.

All sorts of things can bring us down, making the general vibe about us more negative than positive. Whether your energy is sapped by a downer person or from reading the (always depressing) news, you may be in need of a pick-me-up from a bad vibe. 

You can bring your mood (and vibe) up by doing self-care but for more spiritual protection you may want to consider harnessing the power of healing crystals. Particular protective crystals can repel negative energy and help you restore inner peace.

Here’s what you need to know about using these dynamic crystals as well as a primer on the best protection crystals for all kinds of negative vibes. 

What Are Protective Crystals?

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Protection crystals essentially help provide a protective shield to block you from negative energies and bad vibes from negative people, places and situations. These crystals protect your peace and provide positive energy to help restore your mental health.

While they are not replacements for medical treatment (like therapy and depression or anxiety medication), powerful protection crystals can be part of a good vibe practice to help you release internal negative energy and gain emotional protection from the harshness of the world around you. People have been using healing crystals for centuries and they are part of many meditative and psychic practices. 

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When you incorporate a protective crystal into your life, you signal to your brain that you want to be free from unwanted energies and you proactively help create a more positive mindset for yourself. 

Protect yourself from negative energy

Why should we worry about protecting ourselves from negative energy? Because we essentially become what we surround ourselves with. When you spend your time around people who give off negative energy or not ideal vibes, it’s important to protect your peace by any means necessary before these negative emotions invade your own mind and heart. 

When you can block negative energy that comes your way you can find more happiness, feel more grounded and live a more positive life. 

How To Use Crystals For Protection

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Before we get into the best protection stones, it’s important to understand the different ways you can use these crystals for protection. There are so many options for incorporating these precious stones into your life so that you can reap the benefits of feeling more good vibes. 

Here are a few ways that these protective stones can be used to help you:

For grounding

Keeping a stone in your pocket, feeling the weight beside you or the texture in your hand when you touch it, can be a powerful practice to help you feel rooted in the current moment. When you feel anxious or overwhelmed by negative energy, a protective crystal can become a literal touchstone to help you feel grounded. 

For abundance

When you’re feeling anxious about not being enough, or not having enough, you can manifest this negative energy away from you from the inside out. Use a protection stone to remind yourself of your positive light by allowing it to attract good vibes, good fortune and good opportunities. 

For breaking negative thought patterns

You can meditate with a protective crystal to help interrupt unhealthy thoughts.

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In this way, your stone can form an invisible protective barrier between you and the negative chatter in your mind. 

For spiritual cleansing

When you move into a new home or any new-to-you space (like a different desk at work), you can use a protective stone as a way to detox the space. This will help sweep away any negative influences or vibes to clear the air. 

For attracting positive energy

Protective crystals can be kept in your pocket, or worn as jewelry, to form a protective bubble of sorts around you, keeping out bad vibes and encouraging you to attract positive energy. 

For absorbing negative energy

Many protective crystals are black because they are thought to absorb the negative energy around you, thus providing emotional protection from bad vibes and people. 

Best Protective Crystals

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Different types of crystals are considered optimal for countering various bad vibes, from full on psychic attacks to negative energy from other people to negative thoughts in your own head. Each powerful protection stone below has its own unique properties.

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They all provide protective powers in different ways. (If you find that you’re super interested in these precious stones, you can also look into some of the more popular crystals for beginners to expand your knowledge.) 

Here are a few of the best crystals for protecting your peace and some more specifics on how and when you should ideally use them. 

Black jade

This crystal's unique properties can help you tune into your intuition and guide you toward understanding the source of any bad vibes you’re sensing. Consider placing this stone near your root chakra to find clarity and provide spiritual protection.

Black tourmaline 

Black tourmaline is one of the best protection stones if you’re needing to break patterns of negative thought or if you’re trying to block bad vibes coming from a specific person. It’s also known for being one of the best crystals to ease anxiety and restore inner peace. 


This protection crystal—which is actually volcanic glass— is characterized by its onyx hue and absorbs negative energy. Just like lava cools into solid rock, this protective stone tempers bad energy, halting it in its tracks. It’s also known as the stone of truth, encouraging you to go deeper to discover your own authenticity. 


As a protection stone, this golden crystal is known for helping people manifest positive change, as well as release negative energies. It can encourage confidence and offer protection, making it an ideal protective stone for when you embark on a major life change or enter a new chapter of your journey. Pyrite can help you manifest the inner strength you need to succeed. 


Quartz is not only a powerful protective crystal but one of the most dynamic crystals in your arsenal. Clear quartz, for instance, takes on the energy of other stones, so if you use it with other protection crystals it will boost the energy from those crystals. Clear quartz is also known as a cleansing stone, so it can help clear negative vibes.

In addition to clear quartz, smoky quartz and rose quartz can also enhance and balance the properties of other protection crystals.

Protecting Your Peace

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Using crystals for protection can help you maintain positive energy and bring more good vibes into your mental and physical space. Protecting your peace is important for maintaining mental health so any practice you can incorporate into your life to do that will serve you well. Give it a try and see how protection crystals can enhance your sense of peace.


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