People have been turning to crystals for various forms of healing and support for centuries. Each stone holds a particular energetic vibration based on its unique crystalline structure, which is said to resonate with our individual energetic fields to create shifts in our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual states. While some crystals might manifest uplifting, positive, or motivational energy, others may be more helpful by absorbing negative energies, removing blockages, or helping us to heal the ways in which we limit our own growth.
Crystals + Earth Energy
Crystals offer us an opportunity to connect with the earth’s own energy, which can feel very grounding and stabilizing. The process of selecting, connecting with, and utilizing crystals involves reflection upon the aspects of our lives we would like to change. They assist us in deepening our conscious understanding of what we are looking for to support that change.
Many turn to crystal therapy when they are looking for a way to harness more energy, such as boosting focus and clarity of the mind, increasing alertness, upping physical strength and stamina, or revving up passion and creativity, and we have compiled a list of some of our favorite crystals to help you out.
How To Use Crystals for Energy
Note that crystals may be called upon for more than one thing, so if you feel drawn to one that isn’t listed here, trust your instincts and roll with it!
Spend time connecting your energy with the crystal, and set a clear, specific intention for each before you put it to use. For example, try holding it in your hand during a short meditation while you visualize how you would like the crystal to support you. Even the act of touching a crystal throughout the day—whether it’s in your pocket, on a necklace, or on your desk—offers a helpful moment of mindfulness.
Also, remember to clear your crystals regularly, and give them a cleanse after you bring them home for the first time.
1. Pyrite crystals
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Pyrite, or “fool’s gold,” is a dense mineral that is often used to ward off negative energy but also to increase motivation and stimulate mental energy. This is a great one to set on your desk or in your workplace, as it lends the energy of attention and focus to help you get work done.
2. Clear quartz crystals
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Clear quartz is one of the most commonly used crystals as it is considered to be a master healer, a “supercharger” that amplifies the energy of surrounding crystals, and it also provides a strong, positive energy boost. It is particularly helpful when looking to strengthen qualities relating to the third eye or crown chakra, such as wisdom, intuition, clarity, memory, and discernment.
3. Citrine crystals
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This sunny yellow gemstone works with the energy of the solar plexus chakra, which is the subtle-body seat of our personal strength and willpower, drive, and manifestation. It is a perfect stone to work with when you need more playful, optimistic, creative, and uplifting energy in your life. Place a small citrine in your pocket when you are digging deep for inspiration for new big, bright ideas or for some positive vibes whenever you’re struggling with issues of self-confidence.
4. Red Jasper crystals
Red jasper is a mineral known as the “stone of endurance” and is thought to bring strength, vitality, drive, confidence, and passionate energy. Aligned with the strong, supportive energy of the root chakra, this dark red stone is stabilizing and calming and provides energetic support in times when worries are high or physical health is less than optimal. Feeling exhausted or defeated as you work through challenges or face daunting obstacles? Try carrying red jasper.
5. Black Onyx
This strong, earthy crystal boosts energy by lowering stress and removing energetic blockages. It is also thought to absorb any toxic or negative energies that may be draining you or holding you back. Wear black onyx as an amulet, or carry it in your pocket to keep the protective powers close.
6. Bloodstone crystals
Bloodstone, also known as heliotrope or sun stone, is thought to be one of the best crystals to turn to when we need more strength, stamina, and vitality, and it also helps with exhaustion and the blues. Pulling an all-nighter or working hard to meet a deadline? Try wearing or carrying bloodstone to help get you through.
7. Rose quartz crystals
When the energy we need is heart-based, rose quartz is key. This crystal helps you find the courage to heal emotional wounds that may be holding you back, to open your heart to love, and to welcome in new, positive experiences after pain. If you’re feeling tired, listless, or lacking in motivation due to heartache or disappointment in matters of the heart, this is the crystal that may help you find your way through. I like carrying a heart-shaped rose quartz in my pocket when I need it, though wearing it as a pendant would be nice and close to the heart space.
8. Malachite crystals
Malachite is rejuvenating and uplifting. It stimulates life force energy, removes blockages, and helps us find energy and courage during times of upheaval or transformation. If you are looking for support as you leap to the next level, work through a major growth cycle, or navigate beyond your comfort zone, this is the stone that has your back.
9. Tiger’s Eye crystal
Now here’s a great stone for those times when you need a real kick in the pants. Anyone dealing with procrastination, lethargy, or general sluggishness may benefit from tiger’s eye supporting their focus and drive. This is a high chi stone with lots of activation potential, giving you the get-up-and-go, so you can get things done.
10. Carnelian crystals
Carnelian is a vibrant orange-red mineral that works with the energy of the sacral chakra, making it one of the best stones to help you find your inner strength, overcome creative blocks, stoke your inner fire, and break out of self-defeating habits. It may also be called upon when you are visualizing and manifesting goals and dreams, as it sparks innovation and empowerment. Hold one in your hand during meditation sessions where you keep your mind open to waves of inspiration, or carry it in your pocket during long, meandering walks and see what percolates.
Whether you are seeking the energy to overcome obstacles, clear away negative patterns, cultivate creativity, heal emotional wounds, think more clearly, or increase physical stamina, working with crystals may help you to feel more motivation and support as you find your way through. What’s your favorite crystal to work with when you need an energetic boost?6