Crystals don’t just look pretty—they can provide spiritual protection too. These sparkly rocks keep negative energy away, block off stressful situations, and prevent cosmic dramz from affecting your ~vibes~. Carrying, wearing, or even keeping a protective crystal on your desk during a challenging time (like Mercury Retrograde!) can reduce the effects of what’s happening in the sky.
While crystals can be used for many purposes, they’re particularly potent for protection. Think of them as projecting a little force field that keeps bad vibes away. When you choose a crystal, pick one that you feel drawn to—your intuition knows what you need, okay??? Then cleanse your new crystal friend before you use it. There are a few different ways you can do that—hold it under running water, cover it in brown rice, let it soak up the sunlight or moonlight, or use sound cleansing by playing a single tone or pitch, like by chanting or using a tuning fork.
After you’ve cleansed your crystal, you can hold it while you meditate, keep one in your pocket/purse/bra, wear it on a piece of jewelry, or put one on your desk—it’ll send you good vibes and also look pretty. Protection crystals can subtly boost your emotional fortitude, help you see powerful truths, or help your self-esteem—it all depends on each crystal’s unique properties.
I suggest placing a protective crystal on your phone or computer during any planetary retrogrades to avoid miscommunications or stressful communication from occurring. You can do this at any time to make sure that the flow between you and others is smooth. Or try opening your web browser or app to your Instagram page and place a crystal on your phone/computer to get positive feedback from your followers and no noise from pesky trolls.
A lot of people like to place crystals in the entranceway or outside their dwelling to keep negativity outside the house. After all, energy is contagious, and no one wants to have bad vibes in their home! Similarly, placing a crystal by your bed (like on top of your bedpost, on a shelf on the wall, underneath your bed, or on your nightstand) is a wonderful way to ward off nightmares.
Here, I’ve found protection crystals that fit your zodiac sign’s traits. But if a crystal for another zodiac sign—especially if it’s your Moon sign or Rising sign—calls to you, go for it! I’ll take all the protection I can get.