9 Best Crystals For Empaths

Negative energy can attach to us in many ways, such as being in crowds of people, being with someone who is low in energy or unhappy, from arguments with loved ones or from being in a low energetic area.

It is important to clear this negative energy from our energy fields and fill ourselves back up with positive energy!

We can also take steps to shield and protect ourselves from negativity in the first place. 

I have put together a list of 9 different crystals below that can help us all with our spiritual protection, but I feel these crystals are especially beneficial for Empaths.

The best way to choose a crystal to help you is by understanding which crystal is tuned into the frequency of energy that will shield you from a specific kind of vibration.

For example: If you’re an Empath, there is no crystal that will make you immune to feeling the energy of others, but specific crystals can help shield you from an energy overload!

The best way to find out what works for you is to experiment with different crystals and see what happens!

My favourite crystal to work with is Black Obsidian and I have large and small pieces all over my home. I find this is the best one to help me with any form of negativity energy and I also find it a powerful ally in my own spiritual & healing work.

The easiest way to use crystals for protection is to carry them. A small tumble stone will do well to start with and if you find it works well for you then you can invest in larger pieces for your Home or as a piece of jewellery.

You can also program your crystal to aid your spiritual protection even more, which I shall be posting more about soon!

I have also written an article about how to clear your own energy fields quickly and easily too, which you can find here. This is especially important for Empaths!

I have got back into writing spiritual articles, rather than just focusing on my Energy Forecasts, which I hope help others and these can all be found in the ‘Spiritual Library’, which you can find easily in the menu at the top of the blog.  There will be lots more articles coming soon, so watch this space!!

Black Tourmaline


Black Tourmaline is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy of all kinds, as well as being a strong spiritual grounding stone. It’s probably the best crystal for repelling lower energies and frequencies.

The reason Black Tourmaline is so effective is that it transmutes negative energy into positive. This acts like a force field around you, to keep other people’s bad thoughts and feelings away.

By activating the connection between the Base Chakra and Mother Earth, it also protects you from negative attitudes, whilst cleansing stagnant energy in your environment.

It also encourages positive attitudes, good luck and happiness, regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in.

Black Onyx


Black Onyx grounds and stabilizes the emotional body, bringing strength in difficult circumstances and during times of stress.

Black Onyx symbolizes purity. According to ancient legend, the dark colour of the stone is due to absorbing a lot of negative energy.

It can help to reduce stress and give you a good night’s sleep and also repel negative air, improving intelligence and spiritual inspiration.

Wearing or carrying Black Onyx can help to release any sort of negativity from a person. The stone is soothing and helps the wearer to deliver himself/herself from negative emotions, thoughts, and ultimately, situations.

This crystal helps people get over their previous relationships and let go of any negativity that has happened in the past.

It is also said to be excellent for entrepreneurs who are thinking of or are in the process of, starting a new business. It helps them to make quick and good decisions regarding their business, and it also wards off negative opinions, thoughts and emotions from others around them

Black Onyx can also help to deflect inner and outer negativity and protects the wearer from the ‘evil eye’ or bad luck that is caused due to jealousy or negativity from others.

Black Obsidian


Black obsidian is a formidable healing stone for protection. It’s formed through volcanic eruptions and combines several raw and powerful elements such as fire, earth and water.

An interesting feature of obsidian is that it fractures like flint. The resulting sharp edges can be metaphysically used for cutting through lies, blockages, unresolved relationship and destructive habits.

This stone is also favoured by Shamans and white witches to protect and return sorcery, ill fortune and curses.

Additionally, Black Obsidian is great for Empaths. If you need to shield yourself from negative people in your life, are being bullied, or sense unwanted emotions from others, Black Obsidian will cut the ties from this draining energy.


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Blue Kyanite is the most widespread colour of Kyanite. However, all colours of Kyanite have the ability to bring all of the Chakras back into alignment.

It has a strong energy for psychic protection, as it protects you from psychic attack so it is an excellent stone to use for spiritual work.

Black Kyanite is especially protective as it surrounds the aura with a protective energy shield that eliminates adverse energies.

It is also a strong spiritual grounding crystal, and it is well known for its action to also ground any excess energy stimulated by the spiritual journey as well.

Lapis Lazuli


Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man’s history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honour, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.

It is a stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks. It is said to stimulate the higher levels of the mind encouraging clarity and objectivity. It is also believed to allow the release of stress bringing deep inner peace.

Lapis Lazuli can help you trust your intuition about other people. This is vital for Empaths, as you’ll naturally attract people who need help. The crystal also teaches you how to respond to this information appropriately.

With its innate ability to protect, repair and strengthen your auric field, Lapis Lazuli can also provide a full auric maintenance program.

If you’re looking for a stone that can offer complete protection whilst allowing you to speak your spiritual truths, look no further than Lapis Lazuli.



Labradorite’s combination of iridescent colours gives you the confidence and ability to be who you are, without worry that others are going to feed off your energy.

Labradorite holds a strong vibration of protection against negativity & it can help you take steps forward on your path, especially if you have been feeling stuck!

Wearing or carrying Labradorite can help one’s innate magical powers to surface and its energy can shield your aura against psychic attacks and ill-wishing, ensuring your aura stays intact and clear from unwanted influences.

If you need protection from negative energy and unwanted attention from other people, such as jealousy or obsessions, use Labradorite to deflect it from you.



Jet is another excellent protection stone against negativity and psychic attacks. It is an especially helpful stone for Empaths as it can help protect against energy vampires.

Jet’s energy is also very protective to finances and business, which can help bring about stability.

Jet is fossilized wood, which is harder than coal and is said to protect against violence or illness.

It’s a choice for older souls who’ve reincarnated to Earth often and is believed to hold ancient memories.

Jet has a very calming energy and can help to heal grief. It brings grief to the surface in a gentle manner to be alleviated and healed with the protection of sympathy and comfort.

Make sure you cleanse Jet regularly as it does tend to absorb more negative energies than most crystals.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz
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Smoky Quartz is known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth Gods and Goddesses.

Smoky Quartz’s phenomenal power, then and now, lies in its ability to help protect and ground physically and spiritually to this world, and to absorb and transmute significant amounts of negative energy and release it into the Earth to be neutralized naturally.

Rather than merely surfacing negative energies and emotional blockages, this crystal gently dissolves these energies as it encounters them, allowing positive frequencies to take their place. It relieves fear, stress, anger and unspoken resentment, lifts depression and fatigue and teaches one how to let go of what is no longer necessary for growth.

Smoky quartz transmutes unlimited negative energy and is a must-have for spiritual or psychic protection. It can dissolve negative energy fields, caused by thoughts such as anger and resentment, before grounding them back to into the Earth

Smoky quartz is also a good choice to protect against radiation and electromagnetic smog.

Staurolite (Fairy Cross Stone)

Fairy Cross
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Staurolite stones are quite unique in that they naturally form a cross within the stone and are also known as Fairy Cross stones.

Staurolite is stone of magic that dramatically heightens your psychic abilities, helps you to see through the veils into other realms, connect with mystical beings, spirits, elementals and the dead, and protects you while doing astral travel and spirit journey work.

Its energy helps to protect you against unwanted spirits and attachments. It is said that you should always wear a piece of Staurolite when moving through the veils of time, space, and reality, as it helps protect you from unwanted or negative influences.

They are also strong stones to aid spiritual grounding, and this grounding to Mother Earth also helps you to make a stronger connection with beings in the natural world, such as the fairies and with the spirits of animals and plants. Grounding can also help you release any negative energy you may have picked up.

They are known to be used as an amulet for good luck and are used by practitioners of white magic.

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Blissful Blessings,

Sarah x

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2 thoughts on “9 Best Crystals For Empaths

  1. thank you Sarah!

    I was just wondering how best to support my son who is highly sensitive and keeps picking up all sorts of energies in school and from teachers.

    Big hug Mirjana

    On Tue, 25 Jun 2019 at 23:05, Spiritual Shifts 2019 wrote:

    > Sarah Shepherd posted: “Negative energy can attach to us in many ways, > such as being in crowds of people, being with someone who is low in energy > or unhappy, from arguments with loved ones or from being in a low energetic > area. It is important to clear this negative energy from” >

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