Ghosts be Gone! 👻👻 (Part Two): Protective Crystals
As we come near the end of October, the nights are getting chilly, and the air is getting spooooky!!! This is the time of the year the some say paranormal activity is at its height, and you may be feeling some hints of spirits and energies floating around between this world and the next. This post is a continuation from our last one, where we talked about paranormal activity this time of year, experiences that might hint at paranormal activity, and how you can use herbs and oils to smudge (cleanse/bless) yourself and your home! If you haven't yet, make sure to read that post!
In this post, we will talk about the use of protective crystals that may help you if you are in the presence of ghosts, dark energies, and spirits from the other side! Those who work with gemstones believe that crystals all have different energies that, at different vibrations, interact with us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Crystals that are used for protection are said to take in or repel negative energies and put out positive energy. These stones can be carried on your person, in a pocket, or a purse, worn as jewelry, or kept in significant places in your home. Below are five of my favorite stones to be used for protection, especially when talking about paranormal or dark energy, as well as some bonus stones! You will notice that most protective crystals we will talk about are black stones. Black crystals have naturally protective energies, help you feel safe from fear and harm, and cloak you from negativity.
Let's start with the top left! This is Black Tourmaline, also called Schorl, is considered by some to be the single most helpful stone when dealing with the paranormal activity! This is because it is a considered a general protection stone that basically "cloaks" you, surrounding you and forming a protective shield. It is also said to be a good protection against electromagnetic energy and psychic smog. In addition to "hiding" you from these energies, Black Tourmaline is also said to take in negative energies, transform them, and release the as positive energies. This is a great, every day protection stones, especially when the people or spirits aren't intentionally trying to affect you.
To the right of Black Tourmaline is Smokey Quartz. This crystal is said to naturally absorb negative energies and release them back to the Earth to be neutralized. This makes is a good shield against psychic attacks and negative energies in the environment. However, this stone is also said to help the wearer become more likely to observe paranormal activity, as the smokey quartz is believed to tempt spirits and energies into revealing themselves! This combination of properties makes it a great stone for paranormal investigators and ghost hunters!
On the bottom left is Hematite. Hematite is also said to absorb negative energies, and dissolve the energy so that your body does not take it on. Hematite sometimes contains a natural magnetic charge, and therefore may protect the body from electromagnetic smog. Hematite is said to help ground the wearer and help keep you balanced in times of stress, keeping the mind, body, and spirit working together effectively and preventing mental confusion. This may help the wearer be less open to psychic and magickal attack, and prevents negative spirits and energies from latching onto you!
Next, in the bottom middle, we have onyx. Onyx does have many of the properties of some of the other stones we have discussed: it is said to absorb and release negative energies and prevent psychic attack. Onyx is also believed to prevent a drain on your energy, which is helpful in times of stress and may make you less open to curious spirits. However, onyx is specifically recommended by some if you suspect you have already taken on a negative spirit or energy. Onyx is said to help banish the presence.
Finally, in the bottom right we have Jet. Unlike the above stones, Jet is primarily useful for drawing negative energies out of you, instead of preventing them from getting in. This is a great stone for natural empaths, who have a tendency to be extra-sensitive to the energies of those around them. Empathic people often hold onto these energies and can get bogged down by them. Jet is said to help by taking in more energy than it puts out, which prevents further emotional drain, and draw negative energies out and away from the person. Unlike other stones that do similar things, Jet is not supposed to dull your ability to sense these energies--with Jet, you will still be aware of the energies and spirits around you, but you are less likely to be affected by them.
Some runner ups!
Obsidian: Although this is a great protection stone, I did not include it simply because it accomplishes a lot of the same things these other five do. It is said to form a protective shield, reduce mental confusion, and banish spirits and energies that may have latched onto you.
Labradorite: A great stone to be used for psychic protection, but I generally recommend it more for use against the living :) This stone is said to shield you from those who have ill intentions for you, as well as those who are demanding more attention from you than you have to give.
Fluorite: Like Black Tourmaline, this stone is said to "cloak" the wearer, but this one is supposed to be a more heavy-duty stone, protecting you against a curse, sorcery, and those who are really out to do you harm.
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