Today we’re looking at the best crystals for protection and what kinds of things crystal energy can help to protect you from. When we talk about protection regarding crystals, we are referring to protection against energies. These could come from internal or external sources, so when choosing a crystal for protection, get really clear about what it is you’re protecting yourself from.

Some of the most common reasons for needing protective crystals are:

  • Self-negativity

  • Negativity from others

  • Self-sabotage

  • Toxic relationships

Sometimes, what we need from a crystal is not necessarily outright protection, but support in which we have the ability to protect ourselves. Again, this will depend on what you are trying to protect yourself from. It might be that someone is bringing you down by bullying you, or manipulating you, but instead of finding a crystal to deal with their negativity, you can find a crystal to help give you the strength and resilience to walk away from that toxicity.

With that in mind, I’ve picked a few different types of crystals for protection below. Each one has its own properties, to either help you help yourself, or support you when dealing with external forces.



Element: Air

Zodiac: Libra & Cancer

Chakra: Third Eye & Crown

Labradorite is a crystal that not only looks beautiful, but it also has an energy that can help you through any situation. This stone is great if you need help protecting you against your own negative self-talk or self-limiting thoughts.



Element: Earth

Zodiac: Aquarius & Leo

Chakra: Root

Hematite is perfect for those looking for protection against negativity during transitional or transformative periods. It grounds you and balances you, so you can do what you need to do.



Element: Water

Zodiac: Taurus & Scorpio

Chakra: Heart

Malachite is a rich green crystal that helps to protect you from intense negativity. This could be negativity from within, or even negativity being radiated by those around you.

Black Onyx


Element: Earth

Zodiac: Gemini & Scorpio

Chakra: Root

Black Onyx helps to support you with strength and self-confidence, so you have the tools you need to protect yourself, no matter what life throws at you. Use it to stabilise you and create solid foundations.

Smokey Quartz


Element: Earth

Zodiac: Capricorn

Chakra: Root

Smokey Quartz is a grounding crystal, allowing you to plant yourself like a tree and weather any storm. It helps you to release anything that is holding you back and protects you from self-sabotage.

Using Your Crystals

When it comes to using your crystals for protection, there are a few ways I’d recommend.

  • Wear them as jewellery – You can buy crystal cage pendants to wear as a necklace, crystal bracelets or rings.

  • Carry them with you – Even if you just pop a crystal in your bag, pocket or wallet, keep it with you as you go about your day.

  • Meditate with it – This works best if you can do it consistently every day, even just 10 minutes will do the trick

  • Create a protection charm – This could be a little charm bag or bottle that contains your crystal and some protective herbs like sage, thyme or rosemary