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9 Best Crystals for Anxiety

Anxiety is becoming increasingly more common as time goes on, and the need for ways to cope grows alongside it. There are numerous forms of anxiety, as well as triggers. Sometimes, the best and only thing to do is to ground yourself in the moment. As a witch, you have an abundant amount of pocket-sized, powerful tools to use to help ease and prevent these anxieties from taking over.

As a witch who struggles with mental health, I like to keep a few crystals with me at all times. I call these my “balance stones”. You can read more about where I got them, and how I use them in My Balance Stones and Their Importance. 

For now, let’s go over some stones that are specifically useful for anxious times. Here are the nine best crystals for helping diminish anxiety, preventing it, and grounding you when you’re experiencing particularly anxious moments.

1. Clear Quartz

There are many variations of quartz, and all of them have unique properties. Clear quartz is the colorless and purest form of quartz. Many call it the “master healer”. Its power lies mostly in overall healing, but it’s also used to deflect negative energy. The presence of clear quartz is known to bring a sense of calm and clarity.

This crystal is also known to help concentration, which is super important when you can’t seem to narrow your focus. Clear quartz serves as a symbol for the crown chakra, which is the chakra most related to your mind. Any type of mental struggle can use the support of clear quartz, especially anxiety.

2. Black Onyx

Black onyx is an opaque black stone that’s known to really amplify your intentions. It’s super useful when you’re manifesting which is helpful when it comes to really any situation.

 When you’re trying to ground yourself, you’re manifesting mental peace and stability which is why it’s so great to have onyx on hand. In addition to clear quartz, it’s another way to assist your mind with clear thoughts as well as reflecting negative energy away.

3. Rose Quartz

Self-love is of utmost importance when working towards any type of healing, including mental healing. Rose quartz is known as the crystal of love and heart, and when used in relevance to you, it can promote self-love

Followed by that, rose quartz is wonderful when seeking inner peace and a sense of reassurance. It’s also just super pretty to look at, which can be grounding just in nature!

4. Garnet

Garnet is used in association with balancing and purifying energies. Garnet is also said to enhance survival instinct, and in turn, promotes courage in times of need. A lot of anxiety can be triggered by overwhelming times as well as the negative thoughts that follow. 

Garnet is a beautiful stone to have around to add purification to the energies you give off as well as the energies that surround you. When situations get tough or energies are out of hand, garnet can also provide clarity to your fight or flight instincts.

5. Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate is is a crystal known to bring a presence of peace. The calm blue tones of the stone can promote ease and stability. It’s also known to aid in healthy relationships and personal growth as it brings more intuition towards forgiveness and empathy in the person carrying the stone.

6. Citrine

Citrine is an amber-shaded stone that negates negative energies. Alongside that, it’s known to increase intuition, boost self-esteem and help the beholder hone their confidence. The stone itself radiates positive energy and can boost auras.

Confidence can play a big role in diminishing anxiety. If you’re calm and confident within yourself, a lot of situations won’t seem as big and scary as they once did. If you struggle with confidence, consider citrine your new bestie.

7. Purple Amethyst

Purple Amethyst tends to be a fairly popular stone. Alongside its beauty, it decreases stress, irritability, and alleviates sadness, which are all common side effects of anxiety. As many of the other stones mentioned, it also helps dissolve negative energies that may be affecting you and increasing anxiety.

Essentially, amethyst shoos off all the negative emotions you don’t need bothering you when you’re in an already stressful situation. 

8. Sodalite

Sodalite is another blue stone that helps with mental health. It provides thought clarity and promotes rationality

Some anxieties are triggered by fears or worries that may be irrational. This isn’t to say that your anxieties are invalid, however, sometimes our minds can make things seem much larger than they are

When you have sodalite on your side, you’ll find yourself thinking more rationally and emotionally stable which is exactly what you need when facing anxiety. 

9. Selenite

Selenite is almost a must-have have for owners of any crystals. It’s used to help cleanse your crystals as well as release negative energies from them. 

This process is called “cleansing”. In addition to being a cleanser for crystals, selenite aids in clearing confusion, enhancing the depth of thoughts, and providing ultimate protection.

So now what?

At this point, the question comes down to “how?”. Once you have your choice of crystals, the next step is putting them to good use!

The first thing that you want to do when you get your crystals is give them a good cleanse. This purifies their energies and makes sure they’re ready for use. A schedule for cleansing crystals is up to you, but the best times to do so is during full moons and when you feel as though you’ve used your crystals a lot and they need to be re-energized.

How you use your crystals is up to you. Keeping them close, in your purse or in a pocket is the best for if you’d like to be able to retrieve them as a grounding tool when you’re anxious. But even just having them nearby does wonders.

I like to keep some hung in a pouch on the review mirror of my car. I also keep my balance rocks in my wallet so I always have access to them. When I’m anxious, I’ll take them out and hold them in my palm. Rolling them around in my hand while taking deep breaths helps me ground myself even in my most anxious moments.

Which crystal is your favorite for helping you face anxiety? What crystal isn’t on this list that you always keep on hand? Let me know down below!