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Crystals For Protection – 6 Powerful Protective Stones

“When you stop chasing your dreams, your dreams start chasing you.”

― Dez Del Rio

Hi Beauties, and welcome to Wicca Now! Recently I’ve been talking a lot about crystals, like these posts about how to cleanse your crystals, which crystals are good for anxiety and how healing crystals work. Today I thought we’d continue on this path and explore crystals for protection.

We must share the standard disclaimer that we are not a doctors and cannot give out medical advice. Crystals for healing should be used only as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care and or medication. Please always consult a medical professional.

Crystals for protection onyx in cupped illustrated hands
Working with the frequency of certain crystals to help protect from negative energies has a long tradition within shamanic cultures.

The word crystal actually comes from the Greek word ‘Krystallos’ meaning ‘ice and ‘kruos’ meaning cold. The Greeks found quartz crystals high-up in the alpine mountains and assumed that these were chunks of ice, frozen so deeply that they could never thaw (hence the name ‘ice-cold’). Because of their crystalline structure and ethereal beauty, crystals have been highly prized throughout history and many ancient cultures believed that with the help of crystals a direct connection to the divine could be established.

Crystals really do make wonderful companions, whether placed on an altar or a night table, carried in a pocket during the day, worn as jewellery or placed under a pillow at night when its time for sleep.

Just as some plants are more suited to certain types of spellwork and magick than others, certain crystals are also more suited for protection purposes than others. As with all magickal work, take your time to really get to know each crystal and discover its unique benefits before moving on to the next stone.

It’s important to ensure you have a clear intention and that you are not overly tired or stressed before attempting any spellwork or crystal magick. I always suggest at least a short meditation before you starting with any spellwork. Having a clear and focused mind will make your spells so much more effective. It’s really worth the effort I promise.

rose quartz illustrated on spotted background with pentagram and eye layered over the top
Rose quartz is a wonderful all-round healing crystal that connects us with the frequency of love.

What Is The Most Powerful Protection Crystal?

Clear Quartz

Clear quartz acts as an energy amplifier and can be used to ‘wash’ negative energies away from the body and the environment. If you are feeling in need of strong energetic protection (perhaps there is someone toxic at work or within your family whom you feel negatively affected by) I suggest wearing or carrying a piece of clear quartz with you.

To activate the crystal carry it in your pocket for 7 days. This will attune the crystal to your own specific frequency.  Keeping quartz close to you will help to protect you from day to day stress and the stones piezoelectric charge will help to dispell negative energies.

illustrated clear quartz as a crystal for protection
Clear quartz is a powerful energy amplifier. Use it to boost your protection spells or while you meditate.

When you meditate hold the charged quartz crystal on your ‘crown or third eye’ chakra and allow it to bring you clarity and insight. 

Place your charged quartz crystal under your pillow before sleep to help your subconscious mind work through issues and help to remove any negative thought patterns that you may have.

Passing a clear quartz crystal over each of your bodies energy centres will help to clear any energetic blockages. You can also rub the affected area with a charged clear quartz crystal as you visualise a beam of golden light passing from the crystal into the area of concern.

What Crystal Protects From Negative Energy?


Jasper is a wonderfully protective stone. Carrying or wearing jasper is said to provide protection from misfortune and in ancient cultures, jasper was known as the ‘rain bringer’.

illustrated jasper with eye and butterfly as a crystal for protection
Jasper has a powerful protective frequency

Jasper is great for ‘grounding’ –  when you need to feel connected to the earth again. Hold a piece of jasper or place it on your solar plexus as you lie on the ground and focus on feeling the connection to the earth.

If you are feeling anxious or lacking in confidence carry a piece of green jasper with you. In moments of insecurity take the stone in your left hand and gently rub it on on the palm of your right hand in circular motions. Feel the calming energy of the stone and visualise it throwing a green circle of protection around you.

Wear an amulet made from a piece of jasper or carry a charged piece of jasper in your pocket to protect you from negative energies. This works wonderfully if you have been the victim of gossip and will help to protect you from slander.

What Stone Protects Empaths?


Carrying a piece of obsidian will help to protect and shield you from negative energies Once you have chosen a piece of obsidian, charge it with lunar energies and then carry it around with you. Repeat the lunar charge ritual on every full moon phase. 

Crystals for protection - Obsidian
Obsidian offers a powerful protective energy

Wearing or carrying a round piece of obsidian is thought to provide even stronger protective energies due to the belief that corners provide a space where negative energy can manifest. Carry this round stone with you when anticipating a situation where you will meet people who give off negative energy. When your surrounding atmosphere feels unpleasant, frosty or awkward, touch your obsidian and imagine all of the negative energy being absorbed by the stone. You should always cleanse the stone after using it to keep it from storing any of the negative energy it has absorbed.

Rose Quartz

Because the colour of rose quartz has the same pink tone as that given off by the aura of the heart chakra it’s often called the ‘love stone’.

The crystal is associated with unconditional love, healing and beauty and peace. 

rose quartz illustrated as crystal for protection with zodiac signs
Rose quartz corresponds to the heart chakra and is often referred to as the ‘crystal of love’

Rose quartz is a wonderful crystal for protection which can aid in preventing nightmares and help to ensure a restful nights sleep. Place a piece of charged rose quartz underneath your pillow to deflect the negative energies that cause nightmares. 

Carry a piece of rose quartz in your pocket or wear some as jewellery to benefit from its protective powers. For an extra boost affirm the crystals positive vibration by gently touching it with your hand and stating ‘I am a strong confident person. I will not be affected by any negative energy around me’.

Two More Powerful Crystals for Protection

Smokey Quartz

Smokey quartz has a unique vibration which helps you to connect with universal source energy. The crystal facilitates astral travel and journeying into the deeper parts of the subconscious mind. Because smokey quartz also has a unique grounding energy, while it may push you into uncharted psychic dimensions, it will protect and guide you at the same time. 

smokey quartz illustrated graphic
Smokey quartz is a wonderfully grounding and protective stone

Place a piece of smokey quartz at the foot of your bed and one underneath your pillow to keep your astral body safe while you dream

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline has powerful safeguarding energy and represents intense protection.  If you have been feeling alot of negative energy around you, take a piece of black tourmaline (make sure you cleanse the stone before working with it) and charge it with a powerful protective affirmation such as ‘I am safe and protected’. Carry the stone with you and place it underneath your pillow at night. Whenever you feel negative energy or notice a negative thought occuring, think of the tourmaline and visualise it throwing a protective shield around you.

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Black tourmaline offers powerful psychic protection

 A Crystal Grid For Protection 

This grid can be used to create an environment wherein which you will be protected from negative energy. It can also be used to create a protective shield around you.

Crystals for protection
This powerful protective grid uses the power of black tourmaline, jasper and smokey quartz

What you’ll need:

  • 1 piece of black tourmaline
  • 6 jasper crystals
  • 6 smokey quartz crystals
  • I seed of life grid

How To Create Your Crystal Grid:

1 – Gather all of your stones, ensuring that all have been properly cleansed. Create an affirmation which you will use to programme the grid such as ‘I am protected’ or ‘I am shielded from negative influences’.

2 – Set the black tourmaline into the centre of the grid. The black tourmaline represents intense protection so make sure that you clearly state your chosen affirmation as you place the stone.

3 – Place the jasper stones around the black tourmaline. Jasper is known to disperse and repel negative energy so visualise the stones doing so as you place them.

4 – Set the smokey quartz crystals on the outer edges of your grid. Quartz is known as an energy booster and the smokey quartz will help to enhance the protective power of your grid.

5 – Leave the grid in place as long as needed. Be sure to thoroughly cleanse your crystals once you have finished with the grid to remove any negative energy that they may have collected.

So lovelies, that’s it from me today! I hope I’ve given you a few helpful hints about how to work with crystals for protection!

Until next time, 

Blessed Be,