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Top 8 Protection Stones for Highly Sensitive People (Empaths)

Nature's gift of crystals and stones contain amazing healing properties and instantly bring your life positive energy and healing.

By Silena Le BeauPublished 6 years ago 13 min read

From ancient times to the present day, mother nature's stones and crystals have been in use for its beneficial properties.

Discover how you can harness the unique power of crystals and stones and use it to improve your life today.

Empaths and highly sensitive people can especially benefit from protection crystals to help control the emotions that they tend to take on unconsciously from others.

Protection Stones can help you dispel negative energies and keep you safe from physical harm as well as safeguard your energy from being under attack by energy vampires (otherwise known as narcissists).

Protection stones have been around for ages simply because of their many different purposes.

When it comes to choosing between protection stones, there are many metaphysical properties that you can enjoy and benefit from.

There are also many stones that can keep you centered and grounded, as well as focused and motivated.

We are all sensitive creatures, that function as absorbent sponges by nature because we are not only physical, but also energetic beings.

But some of us are extremely open to other energies, and by the conditioning of our experiences, we are easily overwhelmed by our chaotic, fast paced world no matter where on Earth you may reside in.

Listed below are my top eight crystals that lead you will benefit greatly from by incorporating them into your life for overall peace of mind.

Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is a colorless stone, yet it is found in a huge range of varieties and colors.

Ordinary yet extraordinary, Quartz crystals are amongst the most common and abundant in the world.

Clear Quartz is also called Crystal Quartz or Rock Crystal. It effortlessly releases, absorbs, stores, and regulates energy.

It resonates within all of the chakras, but particularly strongly within the higher chakras (crown and third eye)

Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer." This stone will amplify your energy and thought, as well as enhance the effect of other crystals.

Its gentle yet dynamic energy brings inner balance.

Nonetheless it has very strong powers of protection against anyone who doesn't mean you well.

Clear Quartz is a powerful and pure energy source that has the ability to transmit and receive energy as well as dispel outside negativity energy.

The emotional healing properties of this stone dispels feelings of negativity while encouraging positive feelings and thoughts.

Clear quartz increases awareness while it improves one's perceptions. Thought processes are improved and clarified and energy levels are increased.

Interestingly, clear quartz is rather easily programmable, and you can program positive affirmations into the stones. This technique is very helpful for its ability to assist us in numerous different ways.

It has quite a positive effect on all of the chakras and expands the human energy field as it protects the aura.


Citrine is a yellowish-orange stone also called the success stone, which contains natural healing and balancing energy. For centuries, it was also called gold topaz.

Known for its connectedness to the warmth, comfort, and power given by the sunlight. Citrine is all about personal will, the realization of hopes and dreams and free thinking.

It controls the flow of energy and is the center of gravity within the body. It's foremost attribute is to aid in manifestation.

The stones energy activates, opens, and energizes the solar plexus and navel chakras, creativity, directing personal power, and intelligent decisiveness to enhance the physical body.

It is most commonly used for protection. It works to easily remove unwanted blocked energies, while some use it to attract luck and bring protection to the wearer.

As with other yellow gemstones, citrine is used to treat bladder diseases and imbalances in the thyroid gland.

Citrine is believed to be of value in healing the spiritual self as well, as it is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. It carries the virtues of self-healing, inspiration and self-improvement.

If you happen to feel like you want a boost of energy to help you with your daily activities, you can definitely use a piece of Citrine. It will help to take away any feelings of exhaustion and stress, as well as giving your body a calming effect.

The healing properties of citrine help alleviate problems in relationships as well as problems directly associated with negative energy can manifest in obvious, physical ways or in more subtle ways that are less easily detected

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.

It may not come as a surprise that this crystal is associated with the heart chakra.

Rose quartz stones open up the heart chakras to unconditional love and positive energy, making it one of the most important gemstones.

Rather famous for keeping and attracting love. The rose quartz is also used when it comes to healing one's heart from pain and heartbreak.

The rose quartz property of restoring trust is one of its most powerful and important uses.

Associated with the water element, rose quartz healing properties are fluid naturally. It washes out toxic energies and emotions that you may have trapped inside of you.

Moreover, the heart cannot move on from hurt and have faith to restore a renewed sense of trust until it fully understands and accepts past situations.

Rose quartz is responsible for dispelling feelings of fear and suspicion which tends to poison one's outlook.

The feminine energy of rose quartz brings forth healing, while it stimulates the heart chakra, it easily brings it into balance with our third eye and crown chakra.

Meditate with rose quartz crystal to bring love and compassion into your life. If you’re feeling down on yourself, bring a rose quartz stone up to your heart so that it can connect to the heart chakra. It also serves to clear your mind as you sit with your emotions, both good and bad. Feel how whole and powerful you feel afterwards.


Labradorite is one of the best stones for protecting against energy coming from other people. It efficiently deflects undesirable energies

Often carried as protection against misfortune.

Labradorite lifts insecurities about life by providing one with the strength to see the true worth of their purpose. It's vibration also holds a broad level of protection to guard from ...

The labradorite crystal can also boost your psychic abilities and sharpen your intuition.

Labradorite can stimulate your imagination and relax your overactive mind by helping you remove stress and anxiety. It’s the perfect stone to have on you when you want to both be energized and soothed!

It’s good for women who have heart conditions or heart problems because it’s also very effective in lowering your blood pressure. It can even address hormonal imbalance and relieve pains suffered from having your menstruation.

It aids in good digestion and can also help in regulating your metabolism. It stimulates mental awareness, making you more immune to depression or feelings of hopelessness.

Labradorite in regards to wealth attracts luck, which is why it’s also called the Good Luck Stone. If you’re wishing for more abundance, good fortune, and success in your life, this is a stone that you should never be without.

You need a labradorite in your life mainly because it’s a stone of transformation. This is a stone that will help you become the person that you are destined to be. It will cleanse your aura and work with your chakras to remove the bad habits, thoughts, and feelings that are preventing you from reaching your full potential.

It will clear your aura and seal it to prevent the good energy from escaping. The labradorite stone’s vibrations also gives you protection against negativity.


A moonstone crystal is milky white with hints of marbleized blue, gold and purple and it's known to attract good fortune.

It has been referred to as “The Lovers gemstone “

Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. Often called a stone for “new beginnings.

It calms and soothes stress and emotional instability, while stabilizing the emotions. Moonstone promotes inspiration, good fortune and success in love and business matters and enhances intuition.

Believed to act as a talisman for travelers, this sacred stone is one of prophecy and an ultimate gift for the lovers. It opens up the heart and sacral chakra in the body to increase the psychic abilities and stimulates inner growth.

It is the stone of the mother moon, deep healing waters, and sacred feminine energies. With its high energy rays of purple, gold and blue colors, the mysterious moonstone is always enveloped in a shimmering white energy; this makes it a very protective stone.

Physical Healing. Moonstone healing properties on the human body revolve around supporting normal rhythms, in keeping with moonstone meaning. Moonstone benefits feminine reproductive systems, improves fertility, reduces menstrual cycle issues, encourages hormonal balance and reduces retention of fluids

It helps in normalizing a sleep cycle. Individuals who have insomnia and other sleep related disorders should keep a Blue Moonstone under their pillow at night.


Hematite is a shiny, dark-colored stone found all over the world. It is made mainly of iron, which gives it its metallic sheen.

Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations

If you're naturally drawn to hematite, it could be a sign that you're in need of grounding and balancing in your life. As soon as the Hematite crystal stone touches the skin, you instantaneously feel more calm and centered with its intense yet subtle vibrations.

Hematite crystals are superb excellent grounding and balancing energy. They also are powerful aids to stimulate the mind. They enhance memory and evoke deep thought.

It is said to be effective in healing pain because it maintains the charge of nerve cells. This is perfect stone for blood circulation problems such as anemia.

The iron content found in magnetic hematite cures blood pressure disorders and kidney problems. Magnetic hematite will also regulate the blood flow in the body.

Hematite works with our root chakra, helping to transform negative energy into a more positive vibration as well as helping to absorb negative energy and calmness in times of stress or worry.


Amethyst is a violet stone.

It carries a high frequency that protects the energy field, clears the aura and chakras, and purifies the individual, removing any negative energy and allowing them to move forward in life, into higher states of consciousness

Known as the Intuitive Eye, An Amethyst stone holds the exact kind of relaxing energy that we could all use after a long day.

Amethyst acts as a natural stress reliever that brings for protection as well as spiritual growth.

Not only does it protect from negative vibes, but it also attract positive vibes to us.

It brings us protection, balance and harmony from outside influences into the environment

The high vibration of an amethyst stone protects our energy field. It is a highly beneficial for anyone working in any type of healing profession ( caregivers, nurses, doctors). Those working with sick or mentally ill people greatly benefit from wearing this stone as these people literally drain energy from you if you are not protected.

There are tons of amazing properties of this stone including calming the mind, assists in breaking free from bad habits and limiting behaviors, brings forth peace and tranquility in the home, helps bring forth clarity in decision making, reduces anxiety, fear, stress and grief, works to open the third eye, enhances psychic abilities and intuition, as well as helps assist in meditation and dream work.

It is the stone that connects us to our higher power, because of the amethysts connections of the higher realms, it's astonishing abilities of purification are legendary. Most often a healer 's crystal of choice when their clients seek to rid any kind of addiction.

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline is a black opaque stone.

There are tons of benefits of black tourmaline. Black tourmaline crystals are outstanding for its protection properties.

It has been used for ages for its ability to transmute and “cleanse” energy. It protects us from negative energy, entities, or destructive forces.

It is known as a powerful grounding stone, providing a connection between the human spirit and Mother Earth.

It is also excellent for meditation and healing and for relieving stress and anxiety.

We are mostly surrounded by electronics. This stone is awesome at shielding us from electromagnetic radiation

from cellphones, TVs, and computers by emitting a small electric current.

For this reason, it is highly useful in purifying and neutralizing one’s own negative thoughts and internal conflicts, and turning them into positive, usable energy

Its supportive energy aligns our energy centers of the body (chakras) and channels healing light throughout the system.

Black Tourmaline helps to keep your own energies balanced and positive for those who work or reside in a stressful environment.

Considered by many since it was discovered to be the most powerful protective stone because it is one of the only stones that protects and heals on multiple levels, including emotional, physical, mental and spiritual.

Fire Agate

Fire agate, is a deep brown stone known as the spiritual flame of absolute perfection.

It is a variety of chalcedony, a natural semi-precious gemstone. Mainly discovered only in certain areas of the central and northern parts of Mexico and the southwestern region of the United States.

This stone creates an impermeable shield, as it sends any unwarranted negative energy back to the source. An amazing protective and grounding stone with tremendous calming energy. It aids in building a protective shield around the body, deflecting ill-wishing and outside harm.

This stone contains a powerful vibration that sharpens our desire to take action, even when we're not sure what the next best move to make should be.

The beautiful agate stone is known for its action to create a powerful shield around the body, that confers psychic protection.

It can help you to feel fully grounded and physically aware, and it quickens the fire in your spirit and makes you aware that being alive feels great!

This fiery stone has a protective energy quite unlike most other stones. The vibration of this crystal brings through the flow of spiritual energy, and this flows through your entire being.

Fire Agate is a Protection Stone that will give you a shield of protection from negative attacks, while also dispelling insecurities and fear.

It aids us in psychic protection, boosts creativity and sexuality, as well as works with the lower three chakras below the heart.

Its energy brings through feelings of safety and security and resonates within you firing a spiritual blaze, yet its vibration is quite soothing and calming.


Obsidian is a dark brown, blackish lustrous, shiny stone often called Black obsidian. Known for is truth-enhancing. It can help to anchor erratic energies, allowing for more balance to one's life by clear our mind of distractions and fears.

It is a highly protective stone, as it forms a shield or barrier against outside interference of negative energy.

Obsidian will also protect you from bad fortune. It gives us strength of mind and body to keep you inspired and motivated, no matter how many bumps along the road that you may encounter.

Obsidian is also a great Protection Stone that will shield you from any kind of physical, emotional, or psychological attacks and absorbs negative energies from the environment

It will help you bring repressed or hidden feelings to the surface so that you can air them out and begin your process of emotional healing.

It’s also a healing stone that will remove your emotional shock or trauma from a past relationship or partner. It will help you to clear away past issues so that you will truly be able to start over.

The Obsidian stone will help you to understand who you truly are and not who you think you are, by integrating these two perceptions into a whole

It's an extremely powerful stone because it can help cut through illusions, lies, and fear.

Another notable component of the black obsidians identity is its ability to draw in negative energy, thus protecting the wearer or the surroundings in which it is worn or placed.

The black obsidian was (and still is) widely used as protection in various body adornments, as well as in many areas of one's home.

In healing, the black obsidian is used to help one become more grounded, focused and clear in all practical matters. It can also help develop razor-like mental abilities and the powers of discernment.

Because the black obsidian expresses a clear, detached energy of truth without "taking any sides," it can be very helpful for those who tend to react emotionally to people and events in their life. A piece of black obsidian jewelry— be it a ring, a bracelet or even an ankle bracelet.

The powerful alchemical properties of obsidian are due to its natural origin. Since black obsidian is born out of quickly cooled volcanic lava, it has the most potent energy due to the components of the interaction of several combined powerful elements such as, fire, earth, and water.

What stone protects against negative energy?

Just about any dark-colored or black stone will repel or dissolve negative energies.

Two very good stones to protect against psychic attack are Black Tourmaline, which wards off negative energy, and Rose Quartz, this is because they replaces negative feelings with positive ones and raise your vibrations.

My Pick. It can only affect those who vibrate low. Try incorporating 15 minutes daily of meditation or Yoga to raise your vibration which raises positive energy within the body.

How to use Protection Stones for Best Results

Now that you have taken in all the many ways and benefits of nature's healing stones you are now able to make an informed decision on which stones to add to your collection.

Therefore, now that you actually have an idea of what you need and the purpose it will serve you, you're now ready for the next step. Most often, people wear their astrological birthstones in a ring or chain without realizing it significance.

It is most effective when you incorporate it into your daily life. Some that ideas that can easily be included and worn as jewelry, earrings, bracelets, anklets, on an alter or carried in your pocket to help guard against outside influences.

Discovering the exact way you can use quartz or crystals to channel your healing powers and energy for yourself and use them for your benefit will be personal to you since it's based directly on your needs and desires.


About the Creator

Silena Le Beau

She expresses her gift of writing through each piece. She studied writing in college and has been inspiring people for 20 years. She gives back to the community & enriches them with enlightenment. Philanthropist, Empath and Nature lover.

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