The Best Crystals for Anxiety
April 06, 2024 11 min read

The Best Crystals for Anxiety

By Lady Saoirse

Anxiety is an illness that can be debilitating, but it doesn’t have to be. Besides help from doctors, using crystals for self-care can help manage symptoms. Find out what anxiety is and the best crystals for helping with soothing they symptoms of anxiety.

Anxiety strikes fear in the hearts of many, and some people believe that anxiety is the worst thing that could ever happen to them. It can be crippling and sometimes, other people just don't understand. They might tell you to “snap out of it” or just stop “being scared”. Anxiety sufferers know that anxiety is real, but they also know that it is something that can be managed. Besides going to doctors, different self-care regimens exist. One thing that some people use for self-care of their anxiety is crystals. Join Spiritual Blossom to learn what anxiety is, what it isn't, and different crystals that you can use to help with your anxiety.

What is Anxiety?

The Best Crystals for Anxiety

The Mayo Clinic says, “ People with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes.” They also say, “ These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, and are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time." Anxiety is normal, and just a reaction to stress. It can be beneficial and alert us to danger, warning us to get out of harm's way. Anxiety disorder is amplified anxiety and you can read more here: Anxiety disorders - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

What Anxiety Is

Anxiety disorder can keep you from functioning normally. There are various anxiety disorders including panic disorder, phobias, separation anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Women experience anxiety disorder more than men. Anxiety disorder happens for different reasons. Sometimes it's genetic, but sometimes it's a response to traumatic events of the past. If everybody who raised you is terrified of a certain thing, you might develop that fear also. Some physical conditions such as heart rate issues or thyroid problems can cause anxiety disorder, and too much caffeine can cause anxiety disorder as well. One creature that terrifies people is the snake and you can read about them here: Dreaming of Snakes- Meaning and Symbolism

What Anxiety Isn’t

It isn’t just being afraid. It isn’t something you can “just get over with willpower.” It's also not usually a problem that will just go away. Anxiety might be worse depending on what's going on in your life, but if you have anxiety disorder, chances are even if the symptoms go away for a while they may come back again in the future. Anxiety is also not something that sufferers do to get attention. It might be noticeable, but they're not doing it to be noticed. Some people believe that all you have to do is take a pill and the anxiety will go away, but some people do not respond to medication. Anxiety disorder is a condition that over 300 million people worldwide struggle with. If you have anxiety disorder, there is help.

When to See a Doctor

The time to see a doctor is when your anxiety disorder interferes with your life and you can't combat it all on your own. Some people benefit from medication and that's all the help they need. Others benefit from counseling, and still others need help with lifestyle restructuring. Reducing stress, and removing yourself from situations of unnecessary drama can reduce your anxiety greatly. You may need to work with multiple doctors to manage your anxiety, and use different methods to control it. There's no day that's better than today to get started working on getting your anxiety under control. Read about being your best self here: How to Be Your Best Self

What is a Panic Attack?

The Best Crystals for Anxiety

Mayo Clinic defines a panic attack as a " sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause.” Panic attacks and panic disorder - Symptoms and causes. The symptoms include a pounding heart, shaking, shortness of breath, chills or hot flashes, a feeling of detachment from reality, tingling or numbness, lightheadedness or feeling faint, chest or abdominal cramps, a sense of extreme danger, or the sense of a loss of control or terrifying feeling of death. Sometimes panic attacks happen all on their own. 

Sometimes, though, panic attacks can occur when you are in a situation that triggers you. For example if you have been in a life threatening car accident, getting in a car can trigger a panic attack even if there's nothing wrong. If you were bitten by a dog when you were a child, being growled at by a strange dog might trigger a panic attack. Panic attacks don't necessarily come on just because you're triggered, however. They might come for no reason. The good news is panic attacks can be controlled through therapy, redirecting your mind, or even medication. One thing that can trigger anxiety is a relationship that you need to let go of and here is how to let go of a relationship: The Ultimate Guide on How to Let Someone Go

Why Use Crystals for Anxiety?

The Best Crystals for Anxiety

Not everybody benefits from medication for anxiety or panic attacks and they might need more than therapy. Some people need something to keep with them in case they start experiencing anxiety. People carry religious scriptures, wear special jewelry, or even eat a piece of candy to get their anxiety under control. One thing that some people say helps their anxiety is crystals, but what is the benefit of crystals for anxiety? They can help to redirect you, give you energy, or be part of your self- care.

To Redirect Yourself

Some people need to still their minds and focus on something else to make their anxiety ease off. You can wear a piece of jewelry made with a particular crystal and you can also carry a single stone in your pocket, or a bag, and take that out and hold it to redirect your mind. There is something that some merchants make called a worry stone and it can be made out of any crystal you like. Simply take out your worry stone and rub it between your fingers to calm and redirect yourself. You can order a worry stone online here: Worry & Palm Stones-Azuregreen

For Their Energy

Some people believe that each type of crystal has its own power naturally. Other people believe that you should bless your crystal with the energy that you want it to have yourself. If you believe that crystals hold the power that you put into it, here is a simple magical operation you can use to give your crystal the energy that you prefer. Sit quietly with your crystal in your hand and say,”Iit is my will that all energy that resides within this crystal leaves immediately.” This will cleanse the crystal. Then concentrate on what energy you want the crystal to hold and visualize that energy washing over it and filling the crystal completely. Then visualize that energy sealed into the crystal and that nobody can access it but you. This simple exercise will and bless your crystal. Some people who work with energy are called witches and you can read about them here: The Truth About Witches

For Self-Care

Self-care is simply tending to your own well-being and there are different things that you can do to ensure that you practice good self-care. Some people make sure that they get enough sleep, exercise, drink a lot of water, and eat healthy food. They balance rest with activity, and they make sure that they get plenty of social interaction. They surround themselves only with people who are positive and uplifting, and they don't do things that would interfere with their sense of well-being. Using crystals can be a part of that self-care regimen. Some people will use crystals to bless themselves, and others will use them to fill them with the energy that they want. Try crystals and if they make you feel good, use them. One Zodiac Sign that keeps up with self-care is Libra and you can read about them here: Libra Traits and Love Compatibility

The Top Crystals for Anxiety

Some people choose their own crystals to help them with their anxiety. It's always best to experiment and see which crystals are best suited to help you personally. However, there are some crystals that a lot of people say help them with their anxiety. Among the top crystals listed to help ease anxiety are amethyst, rose quartz, citrine, hematite, and tiger’s eye. Then, black tourmaline, smokey quartz, clear quartz, kyanite, and blue lace agate are other crystals that are at the top of the list that help ease anxiety.

Amethyst

The Best Crystals for Anxiety

Amethyst is used to ease tension, soothe headaches, and help with sleep. Drop some amethyst chips in a small bowl of water overnight to bless the water with amethyst’s energy. In the morning, you can rub a little bit of this water on your pulse point on your wrists and absorb the anxiety relief of amethyst. Read about the Water Zodiac Signs here: What are Water Signs?

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz helps create self-love. At times when you're feeling anxious, being reminded that you are loved and valued can help. Sew a piece of amethyst into your clothing so that you can have it with you at all times to reassure you and comfort you. Read about spiritual love here: What is the Spiritual Meaning of Love?

Citrine

Citrine builds confidence , attracts abundance, and creates a positive outlook. It improves mood as well. Wearing a pendant made of citrine any time you go someplace that might trigger your anxiety will help to combat it and keep your mindset positive. Read about the confidence of Aries here: Aries Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Hematite

Hematite is used to block energy. It is an excellent stone to have with you anytime you go into a high stress environment. Before you go, do a quiet meditation by visualizing yourself bathed in the protection of the universe. Visualize that nothing can get through this protective energy and nothing can cause you any harm. Then put on a ring made of hematite, sealing in this energy and go into that stressful environment assured that all will be well. Read about the bear’s protective powers here: What Do Bears Mean Spiritually?

Tiger’s Eye

Roman soldiers wore a tiger's eye in battle for protection and in the Middle Ages, it was carried to ward off the evil eye. Place a piece of Tiger's eye on something that you carry most. A key chain on your keyring will help protect you and a piece of it in your purse or wallet will also. Carry it anyplace you go where you want protection. Read about blue jay’s power of protection here: Blue Jay Spiritual Meaning

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline deflects negativity and creates a sense of well-being. Bury a piece of black tourmaline at each of the four corners of your home, and if you can, do so at your workplace so you are always surrounded with black tourmaline’s protection. Read about the Earth Signs here: What are Earth Signs on the Zodiac?

 Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz absorbs bad energy and dispels all forms of negativity and anxiety. Place a piece underneath your car seat to help with road anxiety and keep a piece under your pillow to combat anxiety at night. Read about foxes and their positive energy here: What is the Spiritual Meaning of Seeing a Fox?

 Clear Quartz

The Best Crystals for Anxiety

Clear quartz creates harmony in the environment and balance within the body. It also amplifies the power of all other crystals. Keep a piece of clear quartz with all of your other crystals to make them even more powerful. Hold clear quartz in the palm of your hand anytime you feel anxious to balance and calm yourself. One Zodiac Sign that values harmony is Pisces and you can read about them here: Pisces Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Kyanite

Kyanite is a powerful stone used to enhance communication and it aids in recovery from past traumas. Carry a piece of kyanite to spiritual counseling sessions and in family therapy sessions to help you heal emotionally. One Zodiac Sign that is symbolic of of communication is Gemini and you can read about them here: Gemini Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Blue Lace Agate

The Best Crystals for Anxiety

Blue lace agate promotes calmness and peace. A bag of blue lace agate crystals can be given as a gift to anyone who stirs negativity at business meetings, and pieces of them can be kept in your pocket to keep you balanced and soothed. One Zodiac Sign that takes business very seriously is Capricorn and you can read about them here: Capricorn Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. When you have anxiety, getting it under control so that it doesn't control you is very important. Crystals don't work for everybody’s anxiety, but they might work for you. Together with help from doctors, therapists, and possibly medication, crystals can be used as a part of your personal anxiety self-care regimen. Try all of the crystals we have listed here to help manage anxiety and try other crystals to see which crystals work best for you.

Sometimes, you need a doctor to help with your anxiety, and there is no denying it. However, psychic consultations and use of crystals are forms of self-care that some anxiety sufferers swear by. Reach out to a Spiritual Blossom psychic to see how they can help you today. Sign up for our horoscopes and get them delivered right into your email's inbox.

About the Author: LadySaoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom, and she writes for The Green Egg. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.