Chronic anxiety and stress was one of the main catalysts for my deep dive into crystals and crystal healing. As long as I can remember I have been drawn to crystals. I remember browsing crystal shops as a child with my mum, feeling strongly drawn to their power and healing properties. I remember buying my first crystal necklace, a tigers eye in a wire cage hung on a black cord and I have strong memories of being in my twenties and browsing all the new age shops in NewQuay, Cornwall (UK) while on holiday, deliberating over which crystals to buy and enjoying reading up about all their properties.
This attraction to crystals has waxed and waned over the years, but it’s really over the last year I have started to delve more deeply and discover new crystals and their healing properties. I frequently use crystals as an aid when I am suffering bouts of stress and anxiety and find them especially effective alongside my self reiki. Here’s my run down of my top 5 crystals for anxiety, there are way more but these 5 are the ones i find myself reaching for most often.
1. Rose Quartz
I’ve always been strongly drawn to Rose Quartz, it has such a soothing and calming vibe and if I’m feeling particularly anxious its always the one i reach for first.
Rose Quartz is said to be ‘the heart stone’ and is particularly supportive of the heart chakra, when I combine wearing rose quartz with self reiki this has the most powerful effect on my anxiety.
Rose Quartz is said to help one express emotions and brings overwhelming feelings of love, encouraging love and self love. It is reassuring and calming and is fantastic for trauma, drawing negativity energy away and replacing it with love.
Amethyst is easily recognised by its beautiful violet colour, amethyst is said to be one of the most potent crystals and tends to be the one i reach for when i’m feeling depleted and need some self care. Amethyst also has a strong calming effect, aids in meditation and is great for insomnia, protecting against nightmares.
Amethyst is said to have strong healing and cleansing powers, which is why i think i am drawn to it when I need some self care. It is also said to dispel anger, rage, fear and anxiety, calming the mind and alleviating sadness and grief.
Aquamarine is a powerhouse against all things negative, it is thought to clear the mind and calm the soul. Aquamarine is particularly useful for combating fear and relieving stress.
A stone of ‘courage’ its calming energies are said to quiet the mind and it is particularly recommended for highly sensitive people, giving support to those feeling overwhelmed by responsibility and encouraging courage.
Aquamarine is said to be good for those who overthink – errrm hello anxiety!!
The ‘Happy stone’ Citrine promotes joy over sadness and is said to help remove blocks and obstacles from life. Citrine is said to foster self esteem and confidence, reducing anger.
Citrine harnesses the energy of the sun, warming, cleansing and regerative it energises every area of life. It is especially healing for the solar plexus chakra and activates the crown chakra.
Gloom and negativity have no place around citrine and I personally reach for my citrine when i need some joy in my life.
Lastly moonstone, moonstone is especially good for women and I love my moonstone around a full moon or that time of the month. Moonstone is said to aid in emotional healing, menstrual health and general wellness associated with moon and it’s phases. I find it particularly helpful with anxiety related to PMS.
Moonstone is said to be a stone of new beginnings, reminding us that everything is linked to the cycle of change. Moonstone calms the emotions particularly overreactions and emotional triggers and promotes intuition and empathy.
Moonstone is said to soothe stress and emotional instability, improving emotional intelligence.
You can find all these stones in my shop, just hit the shop link in the menu or go to https://www.littlewingdesigns.com/product-category/gemstone-jewellery/ for the full range of Little Wing gemstone jewellery.