5 Happy Crystals That Ward Off Negative Energy

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In my opinion, people love crystals for two main reasons: (1) because they look pretty on a windowsill and/or (2) because they add something to their wellness routine. Maybe they keep a hunk of selenite by their bed for sweeter dreams. Or a kunzite in their purse for self-love. Or a piece of quartz on hand to help them meditate.

There's also a whole class of crystals that are meant to offer up protection — from bad spirits, negative energy from others, downer thoughts. And even if you're not a full believer in the rocks' powers, they can be a way to set an intention, a visual reminder that you are trying to think or speak more positively. Plus, they double as decor.

We asked Sterling Bowen, an astrologer from Sanctuary, to name the crystals that will help keep you and your thoughts calm, uplifted, and positive. Swipe through for his top picks.

<h2><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/696649513/raw-amber-stone-copal-amber-healing" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amber" class="link ">Amber</a></h2><br>"Amber is like if the Sun were your bodyguard," Bowen says. The warm crystal is like carrying a beam of light around with you, clearing away sadness.<br><br><strong>NewMoonBeginnings</strong> Raw Amber Stone, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/696649513/raw-amber-stone-copal-amber-healing" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link ">Etsy</a>

Amber


"Amber is like if the Sun were your bodyguard," Bowen says. The warm crystal is like carrying a beam of light around with you, clearing away sadness.

NewMoonBeginnings Raw Amber Stone, $, available at Etsy
<h2><a href="https://houseofintuitionla.com/products/blue-calcite-palm-stones" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Blue Calcite" class="link ">Blue Calcite</a></h2><br>"Blue Calcite helps keep anxiety at bay," says Bowen. "The watery blue stone also keeps you checked-in with [your] deep well of inspiration."<br><br><strong>House of Intuition</strong> Blue Calcite Palm Stones, $, available at <a href="https://houseofintuitionla.com/products/blue-calcite-palm-stones" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:House of Intuition" class="link ">House of Intuition</a>

Blue Calcite


"Blue Calcite helps keep anxiety at bay," says Bowen. "The watery blue stone also keeps you checked-in with [your] deep well of inspiration."

House of Intuition Blue Calcite Palm Stones, $, available at House of Intuition
<h2><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/654115559/raw-black-tourmaline-rod-log-premium" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Black Tourmaline" class="link ">Black Tourmaline</a></h2><br>Bowen calls Black Tourmaline a "powerful blocker of negativity from all directions."<br><br><strong>Worldincensestore</strong> Black Tourmaline, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/654115559/raw-black-tourmaline-rod-log-premium" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link ">Etsy</a>

Black Tourmaline


Bowen calls Black Tourmaline a "powerful blocker of negativity from all directions."

Worldincensestore Black Tourmaline, $, available at Etsy
<h2><a href="https://moonrisecrystals.com/tumbled-stones/ruby-gem/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ruby" class="link ">Ruby</a></h2><br>"This fierce and fiery warrior stone acts as a conduit for your own passion and power," says Bowen. When your confidence is built up, you're able to let negative energies roll off your back more easily. <br><br><strong>Moonrise Crystals</strong> Ruby, $, available at <a href="https://moonrisecrystals.com/tumbled-stones/ruby-gem/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Moonrise Crystals" class="link ">Moonrise Crystals</a>

Ruby


"This fierce and fiery warrior stone acts as a conduit for your own passion and power," says Bowen. When your confidence is built up, you're able to let negative energies roll off your back more easily.

Moonrise Crystals Ruby, $, available at Moonrise Crystals
<h2><a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/612072187/amethyst-raw-crystals-rough-amethyst" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amethyst" class="link ">Amethyst</a></h2><br>"Amethyst is a beautiful ally for emotional protection," Bowen says. The best place to put it? Next to your bed or around your neck — that way, its calming powers will wash over you.<br><br><strong>RockAndTumbleCo</strong> Amethyst Raw Crystals, $, available at <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/612072187/amethyst-raw-crystals-rough-amethyst" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link ">Etsy</a>

Amethyst


"Amethyst is a beautiful ally for emotional protection," Bowen says. The best place to put it? Next to your bed or around your neck — that way, its calming powers will wash over you.

RockAndTumbleCo Amethyst Raw Crystals, $, available at Etsy

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