Some of us go through periods in our lives where we seem to be riddled with anxiety, while others suffer constantly from its effects. Whether you've recently been through a trying time or your spirit is one of constantly buzzing energy, I've come up with a little power kit of crystals to help quell anxiety. The crystals below can either be used together in a satchel, tucked in your bra or pocket, as a meditation tool or even left on your bedside table to watch over you at night. Used all together, their combined energies induce a well-rounded state of ease and balance, while providing protection and guidance from the Angelic Realm. Below, I outline each crystal and what exactly its soothing effects are.
When a person is grappling with stress and anxiety, I often hear them reaching for a black stone to absorb negativity. I want to share a bit of caution with this because some black stones are extremely intense and transformative. Some black stones may actually be too much for certain individuals.
If you feel like you're dealing with a stressful situation, but you still feel like yourself and that you still have control over your thoughts and feelings, working with a black stone like obsidian or onyx would be very beneficial. But if you feel extremely fragile, overwhelmed or crippled by your anxiety, working with a black stone may actually feel too intense for you. Many black stones will bring up all the "bad" to its highest point so it can be dispelled, but for some individuals this could cause a lot of havoc, and sometimes in dramatic situations even cause a bit of soul loss.
If you feel vulnerable, anxious, fragile or overwhelmed, reach for one or all of the stones below instead of a black stone.
BLUE LACE AGATE
If you suffer from anxiety, this might singlehandedly be the one major crystal you need to track down. Its periwinkle hue alone is calming. This crystal is very supportive - like a parent carrying you when you're a child once you've fallen down. It is encouraging. Soothing. Graceful. Its attunement to angels summons them down to you, allowing them to embrace you in their restorative wings. Blue Lace Agate will help you reprogram your thought processes so you can think clearly and calmly, pulling some of the anxiety out of your aura. It is great to use over long periods of time, but be sure to cleanse this crystal every week if you are using it every day.
Mangano Calcite is one of my all-time favourite stones. It is extremely nurturing and is sometimes called the "mother's stone" since its energy emanates in a way that feels like the comfort and knowingness of maternal energy. Many people crave this stone once they see it. And it's also in contact with the Angelic Realm! This crystal's greatest ability is inducing unconditional love, as many people suffering from anxiety are either hard on themselves or feel guilty about not being able to "fix" their anxiety or themselves. This crystal puts you in a state of allowance and ease, and promotes self-love. It will help you learn how to appreciate yourself and all your abilities, while wrapping you in a state of pure calm.
Sometimes called Celestine, this crystal is great for bringing hope to its owner. Like the others, it is also an Angelic stone, and can help promote relationships with specific angels if you continuously work with it. Celestite also pairs well with meditation, helping its owner pursue focused thought and attention while bringing great awareness from the angels. Through continued use, when a specific angel greets you, ask the angel its name and if it will be working with you on a regular basis. Celestite quiets the things causing you anxiety so you can focus on what is important. It purifies the aura and promotes smooth conversations, making it a great companion during therapy and angel work.
Scolecite is said to be one of the most peaceful stones available. Its marshmallow-y appearance is soothing and comforting, helping to invoke a calmness in your daily life. If you feel you need immediate relief, Scolecite works quickly and is a great choice to seek out and keep on you for long periods of time. It helps you understand the root of a problem so you can work toward a solution quickly and more effectively. It can help you to take back your control over your life by persistently encouraging relief and control. Reach for this stone if waking up every morning feels challenging or gruelling, and keep it on you throughout the day.
* BONUS STONE *
I wanted to add a fifth stone because it is one of my favourites and I find its energy to be extremely effective. Pink Halite draws out energy blocks that may have stagnated in your energy system. It removes feelings of suppression and suffocation. If you feel down in the dumps and need a jolt of clarity and empowerment, reach for this stone. It also helps ground the properties of other stones you are working with, allowing them to activate their full potential since your energy system will be a fresh blank slate - which is huge. Read more about Pink Halite here.