Empath Protection Crystals And Stones: Meanings & Pictures

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Empath Protection Crystals And Stones: Meanings & Pictures

The right crystal can provide you protection, but knowing what type of stone to use (and what it looks like) is hard to do.

An empath who feels things deeply should familiarize themselves with the various meanings and purposes jewels have.

There are specific protection stones that help to dispel negative energies.

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Certain cultures advocate the use of stones to guard against people who drain energy fast. Since empaths are people who feel for others they should take breaks and set time to recharge themselves so as not to feel overwhelmed. They are highly sensitive, intuitive, and absorb both positive and negative energies from others.

The need to care for people and their surroundings comes naturally to them. However, it can be draining emotionally for one since they are the sensitive type.

A clear mind in a difficult situation is better than a cluttered one. ​Stones can help to separate personal feelings and to balance emotions. The right stone can you keep grounded. Wearing one can make an empath feel safe from physical or emotional harm when energy vampires are around.

The following empath protection crystals and stones with meanings and pictures can help you decide which one to try:

Black Tourmaline protection crystal and stone

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Known for its powerful protection against negative energy, the Black Tourmaline links to the electrical force around one’s aura.

It stops lower vibe energy and psychic debris from attaching and transmutes into positive.

This stone is good for empaths that attract negative people, who feel ungrounded or lack positive mindsets.

How to use Black Tourmaline for protection:

Keep a piece in your pocket during work or at social events.

Hematite protection crystal and stone

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Also known as the Stone for the Mind, Hematite acts as a reflective shield that deflects unwanted energies and vibrations.

It’s one of the strongest stones for grounding and helps empaths from becoming emotionally overwhelmed.

Hematite is good for those who feel like their days are dark and want to remain centered or want to avoid those who drain them easily.

How to use Hematite for protection:

Wear the stone as jewelry so as to gain its protective energy.

Malachite protection crystal and stone

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Having the power to clear and release stagnant energy, Malachite (Stone of Transformation) allows one to be themselves.

It unbalances the heart chakra from being overwhelmed and returns balance while strengthening a sense of compassion.

It can be toxic in its natural form so fair warning and needs to be cleaned regularly, so just keep on the lookout when purchasing the stone.

How to use Malachite:

Carry it in your pocket when at work or when you have to be around people for a long period of time.

Amethyst protection crystal and stone

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A stone for spirituality, contentment, and meditation, Amethyst has a high vibration that protects one’s energy field.

Great for clearing one’s aura to resin calm, boosts psychic ability, and sharpens empathic intuition by opening the third eye.

Using Amethyst while meditating also helps to gain a higher state of consciousness.

How to use Amethyst for protection:

Keep a cluster of the stone in your office or home to block any negative energies that try to come your way.

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Lapis Lazuli protection crystal and stone

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Helping to trust one’s intuition about others, the Lapiz Lazuli is the stone of friendship, truth and awareness attracts people naturally who need help.

It teaches one to respond with information appropriately, innates one’s ability to protect, repair and strengthen the auric field while also providing auric maintenance.

This stone is best for complete protection while speaking spiritual truths.

How to use Lapis Lazuli for protection:

Wear it around the throat chakra.

Fluorite protection crystal and stone


Coming in an array of colors, Fluorite balances several chakras, including the heart, throat and third eye. It heightens psychic and intuitive abilities while neutralizing harmful energies.

Its structure makes grounding energy easy and helps keep healthy boundaries while helping to overcome any intense situations.

How to use Fluorite for protection:

Place it in your home so as to absorb and neutralize negative energy.

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Black Obsidian protection crystal and stone


With fiery protective energy, Black Obsidian keeps unwanted negative energies away by providing a barrier from outside influences and emotionally needy people.

The stone helps to see the truth in the situation while keeping neutral and brings imbalances to the surface to be released.

Black Obsidian helps to ground those who feel heavy from negative energy, experience shock or trauma or sense of those talking negatively about oneself.

How to use Black Obsidian for protection:

Wear as jewelry or keep in the pocket when going into an energy-depleting social event.

Lepidolite protection crystal and stone


Reducing absorbed stress, fear and anxiety, this stone of transition and peace helps to bring a calming influence.

Acting as a filter, it keeps outside influences away so one can be less affected by others negativity.

It helps to also support emotional imbalances and restores those imbalances caused by outside emotions.

How to use Lepidolite for protection:

Place it under one’s pillow for relief while sleeping.

Smokey Quartz protection crystal and stone

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A stone of cooperation, the Smokey Quartz is best for people who absorb lower energies.

It transmutes unlimited amounts of negative energy and connects to the root chakra.

It encourages one to let go of feelings, thoughts and emotions that don’t help one’s best interest.

How to use Smokey Quartz for protection:

Place it around the house to dispel negative energy.

Clear quartz protection crystal and stone

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Used to release, absorb, store and regulate energy, the Clear Quartz resonates with all chakras and focuses with the crown and third eye.

Also known as the “master healer”, the stone amplifies one’s energy and thought and brings inner balance.

Clear Quartz increases awareness, improves perceptions and dispels feelings of negativity while encouraging positive feelings and thoughts.

How to use Clear Quartz for protection:

Place it around your house when wanting to expand your energy field and protect your aura.

Citrine protection crystal and stone

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Also called the success stone, Citrine contains natural healing and balancing energy.

It connects warmth, comfort and power and encourages personal will along with the realization of hopes, dreams and free-thinking.

Energy is activated and directs creativity, intelligent decisiveness and personal power to enhance the body along with protection from unwanted blocked energies, or can be used to attract luck.

How to use Citrine for protection:

If you want to boost your energy while going about your day, wear it around your neck or place it around your house. It helps to take away feelings of extreme exhaustion and stress while keeping one calm.

Rose quartz protection crystal and stone


A stone of universal love, Rose Quartz restores trust and harmony in relationships, encourages unconditional love, and purifies the heart to open its levels of love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and peace. Its healing properties wash out toxic energies and emotions that are trapped and dispels fear and suspicion that poison’s a person’s outlook.

The stone brings healing while stimulating the heart chakra and brings both into balance.

How to use Rose Quartz for protection:

While meditating, hold it close to your heart to bring love and compassion in and let it clear your mind while you sit with your emotions.

Labradorite protection crystal and stone

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By protecting against energy from others, Labradorite lifts insecurities about life while providing strength.

The stone also boosts psychic abilities and sharpens intuition, stimulates one’s imagination and relaxes minds that become overactive.

Labradorite brings in luck and invites transformation by removing bad habits, thoughts and feelings preventing you from reaching full potential.

How to use Labradorite for protection:

While meditating, keep it near you to clear your aura and to seal the good energy from escaping.

Moonstone protection crystal and stone

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Attracting good fortune, the Moonstone amplifies inner growth and strength.

It calms and soothes stress for those who deal with emotional instability while stabilizing the mind.

The Moonstone also opens the heart and sacral chakra to increase psychic abilities and stimulate inner growth.

How to use Moonstone for protection:

Keep it near your bed when wanting to normalize a sleep cycle, as it uses the moon to heal and support normal rhythms.

Fire Agate protection crystal and stone

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Known as a stone of the spiritual flame of absolute perfection, Fire Agate creates an impermeable shield and sends unwarranted negative energy back to its source.

It uses calming energy to ground and aids in building a protective shield around one’s body to deflect outside harm.

Its vibration brings a flow of spiritual energy that goes through the entire being and aids in psychic protection, boosts creativity and sexuality and works with the lower three chakras below the heart.

How to use Fire Agate for protection:

When wanting to feel safe and secure, keep it in your pocket or wear it around your neck throughout the day. It resonates a spiritual blaze that soothes and calms the body.

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Purple Jade protection crystal and stone

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Used for grounding and protection, the Purple Jade opens the crown and third eye chakra.

It helps to distinguish one’s energy from others and keeps open access to mental and spiritual clarity.

Purple Jade is a stone of discernment and it grounds one to the earth.

How to use Purple Jade for protection:

Keep it in your pocket during the day when wanting protection from outside emotions while engaging with others.

Lodestone protection crystal and stone


A magnetite stone, the Lodestone retains the natural magnetic energy within oneself.

It balances the polarities within the EMF and auric field and helps to strengthen, stabilize and balance the energy field.

It helps with any of the psychic overload that was taken in too much.

How to use Lodestone for protection:

While meditating, keep it near you when wanting to re-energize after being drained or to re-balance.

Sugilite protection crystal and stone


Aligning with the body, Sugilite allows you to work with an energetic shield of protection.

It helps to balance the electromagnetic field while enhancing the third eye and crown chakra.

The stone assists with keeping up the shield so as to keep energy-draining emotions from the body along with making one impervious to negative influences.

How to use Sugilite for protection:

Hold it close to you when wanting to keep away intrusive emotions that might prevent entity attachment.

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Isabell Tenorio is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, love and relationship topics.

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