Stress is part of life. It’s part of being human. Even if you have regular self-care routines or daily rituals to keep you feeling your best, sometimes life throws us surprises that can knock us off balance. Whether it’s our finances, relationships, health problems, or something else – we all get hit with disappointments, shocks, and traumatic news from time to time.
When stressful situations show up for you, turn to these 8 calming crystals. Each reduces stress in a unique way. The effects are often subtle but powerful, bringing you back into balance energetically, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.
Amethyst is excellent at transmuting negative energy and helps you think and act at your highest level. Wear an Amethyst pendant to prevent migraines, reduce tension headaches, and alleviate arthritic pain. Keep an Amethyst cluster at your desk or in your therapy room to clear away stale or stressful energy and fill the room with positive, high vibrational energy.
Citrine – the “Success Stone” – can lift you out of a stressful state by encouraging a bright outlook and happiness. It also attracts wealth and joy. If money is stressing you out, keep a piece of Citrine in your wallet or purse to enrich your financial flow. Seek out Citrine if you need assistance with stabilizing emotions, soothing family problems, or improving stress-related digestive problems.
Clear Quartz is an excellent general physical system fortifier and protector. Using it when you’re stressed helps to bring mental clarity. Hold a clear crystal at your solar plexus and breathe evenly for several minutes; it’ll melt away stress by calming your emotions, relaxing the body, clearing the mind, and refreshing your energy.
Fluorite’s superpower is unblocking stuck energies. When stress starts to manifest as physical pain or discomfort, Fluorite can come to the rescue. For digestive system problems, use the yellow/green color combination. For head area complaints, use the purple/clear combination. To help congested mental thoughts, use a purple cluster in your work area, or position a cluster at your crown chakra while sleeping.
When stress is weighing you down, Garnet will revitalize your energy. Garnet is excellent for strengthening the base chakra and increasing circulation to the legs and pelvic area, which help you feel more grounded.
Malachite is excellent for those prone to heart disease and stresses to internal organs. It helps to detoxify the liver and to increase blood circulation. Malachite is also excellent for breaking up old energy patterns. Use it with Rose Quartz to soften the effects of a broken heart! Due to the possibly toxic copper content of this stone, keep Malachite away from pets and children, and do not wear it against the skin for long periods of time. This stone is for external use only (IE do not place in water to drink).
Rose Quartz – the “Love Stone” – is protective and soothing for many issues, especially those related to loving your SELF, harmonic and loving relationships, and calming the heart chakra to remind you that all is always well. Place a large chunk of the stone at your Heart Center for 15 minutes to relax after a stressful day. Rose Quartz helps to unblock anxiety and promotes healing of private emotional issues. It helps you to become more receptive and open to challenges.
Smoky Quartz is an excellent stabilizer for mood swings. It helps ground feelings of depression, and both absorbs and transmutes negativity. Smoky Quartz is great for PMS, cranky people, and imbalances due to extreme stress and burn-out. It provides a protective field for recovery.
Stress is a natural part of life, but we don’t have to simply suffer through it. Crystals and stones are powerful tools that can help you manage stress in a healthy way. Add them to your holistic toolkit if you haven’t already! Rely on them next time you find yourself feeling out of balance because of a hectic schedule, health problems, or one of life’s many other surprises.
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