5 Crystals that Protect You from Negative Energy

Crystals are much more than pretty decor or eye candy.

Each type has a unique energy signature, purpose, and specialty. Some crystals are useful for meditation and enlightenment. 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 powerful protection crystals essential for overall wellness and vitality.

Black Tourmaline

This stone is known for its ability to positively transform and “cleanse” negative energy. Black Tourmaline 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. Tourmaline can also remove energy blocks or stagnancies, including anxiety, fear, and stress. It corresponds with the base (root) chakra, so 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. The transmutative properties of Black Tourmaline are very intense, and it is one of the most highly sought-after members of the Tourmaline family.

Black Onyx

This smooth, dark crystal is known to protect its owner from harmful spirits, psychic attacks, and black magic. It’s theorized to capture and ground negative influences, acting as a shield of sorts. Black Onyx resonates with the root, solar plexus, and third eye chakras; helping to ground energy, increase confidence, and enhance intuition.

Place it on or near the forehead during meditation to enhance the experience, strengthen the third eye and further protect it from attack. Wear it on a necklace that reaches to the stomach to help heal ego-based fears and actions. This stone can ease environmental stresses and prevent the body from being drained of personal energy. This is a great stone for Reiki masters, energy healers, and lightworkers to keep around the massage table.


Although Jet is technically ancient petrified wood, it has powers of its own. This stone holds intense grounding properties. It can help its owner release unhealthy attachments, disconnect energetic cords, grudges, and ease grief. Jet protects against another’s negative thoughts, by preventing negative energy from infiltrating our own energy system. It’s associated with the root chakra due to its connection with wood; imbued with 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, draining, energetic connections. Some people place it underneath their pillow to encourage pleasant dreams and deep sleep.

Smokey Quartz

This enchanting crystal grounds and removes negative energy from the aura, and resonates with the base chakra. It can help protect your material objects and valuable possessions, such as money, vehicles, jewelry, etc. from theft or misuse. Smokey Quartz essentially absorbs negative energy and gives it to the earth, which eases burdens and anxiety. When put in a fearful position, hold this crystal in the palm of your hands, visualize 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.


Hematite stones are known to create a protective environment around the body; a sort of reflective shield around the person who wears them. These stones are convenient for meditation since they can block out distractions and other focus disruptors. Crystals for negative thoughts like hematite create shields that reflect negative energies, thoughts, and feelings back to their source. And – you guessed it – this stone is beneficial for issues surrounding the root chakra. Irrational fears, worries about survival, and feelings of unsafety can be eased by this powerful stone.

In exploring the world’s most powerful healing crystals, you may have noticed a trend. Most of these stones are dark in color, and this is no accident! Black stones 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.

Simply wear these gems on the body, use them during meditation, or keep them in busy areas of the home for overall peace and protection.


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  1. sandy henry
    What is the stone that takes care of negive energy on your landReply
    • Shanna
      Hi Sandy, any of these would be helpful. You can purchase pieces to place around your land. Hope this helps!Reply
      • Khim
        Hi, Shanna, Just want to know where I can get those stone Specially the protection stoneReply
        • Shanna
          Hi Khim, You can find all of the stones mentioned in this article at https://healingcrystals.comReply
    • Janice Wilson
      Where can u buy crystalsReply
      • Shanna
        Hi Janice, You can find all of the stones mentioned in this article at https://healingcrystals.comReply
  2. Patricia Flores
    Where can I get these 5 crystal or where can I buy them??Reply
    • Shanna
      Hi Patricia, You can find all of the stones mentioned in this article at https://healingcrystals.comReply
    • Desefie
      Where can I buy them tooReply
    • Desefie
      Where can I buy them too I need to ward out negative thoughts of my husbands affair into thoughts it never happenReply
      • Shanna
        You can find all of the stones mentioned in this article at https://healingcrystals.comReply
  3. V. K.
    Can I use all of them at once?Reply
    • Shanna
      Yes, you can use them all at once.Reply
  4. Siedah
    Thanks for sharing this with me Shanna in the Spiritual Boss Babe group. I am going to look into each one and see which is drawn to me when I visit my local store. xoReply
    • Shanna
      Wonderful! I love that you are going to use your intuition on which feel best to you! ~xoReply
  5. Jade Larsen
    I just found your site and I've been working with crystals for a few years... I wanted to say that I really enjoy your site, all your information and especially the meditation videos that I've come across. You are an amazing soul and it makes me happy that there are more people than I thought that are out in the world to help others! Much Love and LightReply
    • Shanna
      Hi Jade! Thank you for your kind words and I am happy you are enjoying the site and the meditations. We infuse a lot of love in everything we do. Glad you are feeling the good vibes ~ Much love!Reply
  6. Tammy
    High my name is Tammy I need a little help my sons girlfriend brings negativity energy it sounds weird but I can feel her negativity energy come from her how or what crystals can I use in my home to get rid of the. Negativity energy and bring in positive energy to my home and feel happy again please help me on this I use to be really happy now that she. Moved out I need to bring back all that happy and positive energy please help me I am kind of new to crystals I do how 2 crystal books but I need some one help in getting rid of the negativity energy and bring in positive energy thank you for all of your helpReply
    • Shanna
      Hi Tammy, All of the crystals mentioned in this article are great. Also, I would sage the whole house and set an intention for only things of the highest love and light to enter your home. Much love!Reply
      • Kellie Anderson
        If I can interject a tiny extra step... After smudging with sage, burn a little bit of Palo Santo. It smells Divine and I believe it's supposed to bring in the positivity after you smudge.Reply
  7. L. Jones
    Hi Shannon, I am a female , got laid off a few years ago ,mom passed away 7years ago and daughter passed away 4 years ago after that . We 3 hung together.I have always been there for everyone I could not get a job ,had to move in with family until I got retirement funds ,but still don't have me together . I need to Shake this negativeness off . I can not afford to get the wrong stone so Which stone do I need ? ThankyouReply
    • Shanna
      Hello, I am sorry to hear about the loss of loved ones. One of the things I have found helpful in my life is to allow my emotions to flow in a safe way. It is amazing what happens when I really allow myself to feel deeply not attaching to the emotions but just letting them flow like a fountain. Emotion is energy and it just needs to move and as soon as it moves out of my body, I feel washed clean, light and positive. As far as stones, there is no "right" answer. Usually, the one you are drawn to is the best one. Much love!Reply
  8. Shanna
    Hi Caley, Stones are helpful and also you can protect your own energy before going into any environment. I write about this in my book - The Soul Frequency. Much love!Reply
  9. Shanna
    Hi Amy, I have had clients who choose to take an alternative route for medical choices. I am not a doctor and I do not make medical recommendations, but you can Google for alternative medical providers for tics or Brainwave Optimization. Much love!Reply
  10. Shanna
    Hi Chris, If you felt instantly different, you may interact well with this stone. Sounds like it may be helpful!Reply
  11. prashant
    what about Amethyst?Reply
    • Shanna
      Hello Prashant, Amethyst is helpful with physical or emotional issues and I always say, trust your intuition. If it feels like a protection stone for you personally, definitely use it!Reply
  12. Paula Kalman
    Hello Chris, I’ve just discovered this site a few minutes ago, and read your comment. I’m not a doctor, but I had been studying and using alternative medicine for the past 40 years. I might be wrong, but what you describe happening with you, sounds like a serious medical issue, that should be seen, tested, diagnosed and treated by a professional health care practitioner, like a gastroenterologist. In my humble opinion, that lizard might be an easily acquired parasitic infection, since childhood. Good luck, PaulaReply
  13. Shanna
    Hi Alisa, You can use energetic protection practices before doing bodywork, but equally important is for the massage therapist to explore her own anger and hurt. To allow those emotions from the past and present to flow energetically out of the body. Storing emotional energy in the body can affect physical outcomes. So beautiful you are supplying support and ideas for her!Reply
  14. Olivia King
    does the black tourmaline help headaches?Reply
    • Shanna
      Hi Olivia, Selenite has been known to help with headaches. You may also want to explore magnesium, B-complex vitamins, essential oils and drinking pure filtered water.Reply
  15. Kait Werley
    I think I have an unwanted entity in my home what would be the best thing or crystal to use as protection?Reply
    • Shanna
      Hi Kait, Tourmaline is good for that.Reply

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