Crystals have long been used to for their spiritual and emotional benefits, and are believed to offer relief from anxiety, stress, bad luck—if you believe in that, with positive, healing properties. Here are some of the best healing crystals to carry with you in your day-to-day, to bring positive energy wherever you go.
With its charming, pink hue, you’ll fall head over heels for this stone of affection and compassion. Rose quartz can help in all areas of love—whether that be romantic love, platonic love, or even self-love. It can help patch relationship issues, strengthen bonds between friends and family, and introduce new relationships and friendships into your life. It can even alleviate emotional trauma if you’re going through a rough patch, so this is the perfect stone to have by your side if you’re looking to heal—or strengthen—your heart. Pop it under your pillow at night to have loving dreams.
Because of its sunny energy, this happy, yellow stone can lift your spirits, promote positivity, and relieve fatigue and depression if you find yourself in a slump. It can also encourage confidence and motivation so that you can tackle your day-to-day tasks and achieve your goals with ease. If you’ve been experiencing a creativity block recently, citrine can help your creative juices flow as well. You can carry the sun in the palm of your hands with citrine, and let it be a guiding light through moments of darkness or self-doubt.
Stressed and not sure why? Obsidian can help uncover the cause of any stress or trauma you may be repressing, bringing you one step closer to overcoming your greatest obstacles—whether that be pressures from school, difficulties fitting in, or even uncertainty about the future. With its sleek, midnight-black finish, this stone has the power to shield you from any negative energy and support you through your darkest times. Wear it as a necklace or pendant to channel its energies even closer to your heart.
If you’re seeking some peace and tranquility in your life, this dazzling purple stone is the one for you. When you’re tackling multiple responsibilities at once, it’s not uncommon to feel like your life is moving too fast and hectic. Not only can this stone help you slow down, clear your mind, and relax, but it can also release any built-up anger and tension in your body. And, if you’re experiencing some ups and downs in your mood, amethyst can help bring a sense of balance back into to your life.
With its translucent, sometimes-cloudy appearance, clear quartz is by far one of the most versatile healing crystals. In fact, it shares several characteristics with other stones. Like citrine, clear quartz can help you maintain a positive outlook on all facets of life, school, and work. Like amethyst, it allows your mind to achieve a sense of clarity and balance. Clear quartz also enhances the energy and effects of any other crystals nearby, which is why it’s considered a staple of the crystal world.
To carry these crystals with you throughout the day, you’ll need the perfect backpack that matches your energy. Consider the SuperBreak® backpack, which has a unique, elegant pattern, or the SuperBreak® Plus, for a calming celestial print. For something more lightweight, the Half Pint Mini Backpack is the way to go.
Crystals need charging in order to reap the most out of their benefits. So, before you slip these stones into your backpack, place them out under the moonlight—full moon is the best, to soak up some natural energy. If you’re feeling down, stuck, or unmotivated, keep these crystals near to you to channel their healing properties.
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