13 Crystals for Fear and Anxiety & How to Use Them
INSIDE: Letting go of fear can be a scary process. But with crystals for fear to help, you can find a new sense of strength and power to overcome the anxieties and fears holding you back.
We seek thrills that push us to the edge of fear – roller coaster rides, bungee jumps, haunted houses, and horror films, for example.
What is it about the fear factor that makes us feel satisfied and entertained?
One media scholar who teaches about horror movies attests that the popularity of the horror genre comes from humans ability to toe the line of fear through these films and experiences. In other words, entertainment like movies gives us a context to confront our fears without facing a true threat.
We get the opportunity to try and understand our fears and to discover their roots. When we emerge from this made up danger scenario, we feel some satisfaction in having faced fear.
For many of us, we continue to carry fear with us everyday, and not just the kind involving spiders, monsters, and the dark. We might harbor fears of failure, rejection, abandonment, and so much more.
These fears have much deeper emotional, mental, and spiritual roots that sometimes latch us too tightly to our fears. We forget to let our roots grow to support us, protect us, and allow us to truly live with courage and abundance. Instead, we stay wound tight and entangled with our fears.
In order to confront the fears that prevent us from living life to its fullest, we have to release the control that fear holds over us. Frankly, we do not have much control over what life has in store for us, so spending our time trying to avoid our fears only holds us back from experiencing an amazing world.
What we do have control over is our own reactions and preparations for the challenges we will inevitably face through life. That’s why learning how to face your fears and overcome your anxiety around them can powerfully transform the way you approach your everyday life.
13 Best Crystals for Fear and Anxiety
There are many ways to come face-to-face with your fears and learn to handle and reject them. Crystals for fear can offer powerful ways to explore your relationship to fear and mend the ways it has held you back.
Try one of these fear crystals or combine them to enhance their fear-fighting vibrations…
The complexity of Ametrine is an excellent weapon against fear. Combining the crystal structures of Amethyst and Citrine, this stone provides the ultimate energy balance.
The vibrations of Amethyst target our feminine energy qualities and reverberate through the third eye and crown chakra. This helps us to recognize our fears and to study the root causes of our fear and anxiety.
Citrine, the masculine energy balancer in this stone, works on the solar plexus chakra to instill personal power and grounded strength to dominate the feelings of fear.
Ametrine contains differing amounts of these two crystals, giving each stone a unique combination of purple and yellow hues.
The stones with deeper purple colors in them can help those who feel able to confront fear but uncertain of why the fear keeps arising. Ametrine with more yellow is great for those who fully understand their fear’s roots but don’t yet have the courage to face it.
We often think of fear in terms of feeling scared, trembling in horror. However, some of the most powerful fear actually manifests as hesitancy and the inability to act.
Carnelian stones are powerful crystals for fear. They can empower you to move forward towards your fear rather than avoiding it and running in the opposite direction.
Carnelian’s fiery red and orange colors burn away fear as you finally bring it to your awareness. It then promotes feelings of passion and courage to protect you from succumbing to fear.
Lepidolite has incredible properties to ease anxiety. Mostly made of lithium, an ingredient often used in anti-anxiety medication, Lepidolite helps bring us mental and emotional stability.
As fear can hyper-increase our vibrations, many crystals for fear work to lower our vibration to a tranquil, calm frequency. Lepidolite especially reduces our overactive, anxious thoughts so that we can address our fears with rational choices and action.
Fear almost always stems from emotional scars or spiritual turmoil. Unakite Jasper provides healing energy to come to terms with the traumas and experiences that spark fear.
Because Unakite Jasper, with its pink and green color combinations, has such deep ties to the heart chakra, it works centrally on the body to gently bring the upper and lower chakras into balance. This invites calm, soothing approaches to work on releasing fear.
Selenite works a bit differently than some of the other crystals for fear and anxiety. It has extremely high vibrations, but rather than over-amplifying frenetic energy around fear, Selenite emboldens our spiritual understanding. We realize that we are much greater than what our fear tries to tell us.
You most often find Selenite as a wand of fibrous white stone. It can help point you in the direction of intuition, a strong force over inhibition.
The gentle pink Rose Quartz helps heal the fears we have of ourselves. It’s surprising, but the fear of our own abilities or inabilities can hold the most control over our lives.
Rose Quartz brings soothing energy to manage stressful situations. It invites love and understanding to our fears.
Some fears have a role to play in protecting us from situations that have harmed us in the past, for example, spending time with toxic people. This loving stone urges us to recognize these fears not as fears but rather as protective forces that can be understood, managed, and cherished.
Grey Botswana Agate
Grey Botswana Agate has cool psychedelic grey swirls that can hypnotize you into a calm, serene mindset. This crystal for fear doesn’t leave you swimming in anxious thoughts or intense visions but rather guides you to a stable, centered space.
Grey Botswana Agate healing properties are especially attuned to address feelings of loneliness and abandonment. It gives us the awareness of our own individual strength and ability to nurture and protect ourselves.
With its beautiful ranges of blue, Aquamarine works to cleanse our thoughts of fear and anxiety. It allows us to handle uncomfortable emotions and to ultimately release these feelings and trust our own abilities and intuition.
A major part of confronting fear involves acknowledging and communicating our fear. Aquamarine helps us articulate the fear and anxiety we feel so that we can seek the help of others and realize how little power that fear actually holds.
Black Tourmaline has been used since ancient times as a great protective amulet, one of the strongest protectors against dark forces and evil.
Connecting with the root chakra, Black Tourmaline offers balance and strength that keeps you rooted with the earth, a reminder of the great power we have as humans to trust in the divine as we live on the ground.
In the myriad colors of Sodalite – including hints of yellow, green, grey, pink, white, and black – this crystal reminds us to ground and take root even amidst chaos.
As chaotic thoughts breed fear and anxiety, Sodalite soothes our minds so that we can think rationally and be at peace. It promotes trust in ourselves and our divine spirit guides.
Blue Tiger’s Eye
For those afraid to move forward in the direction of progress, Blue Tiger’s Eye crystals for fear target anxiety over failure. This stone has properties that combine yin and yang, masculine and feminine energies to bring holistic balance to the mind.
Tied to the solar plexus and throat chakras, Blue Tiger’s Eye establishes our human strengths that can harness divine influence and ability.
For example, Blue Tiger’s Eye can help confront the fear of flying – an ability that humans do not naturally come by but with divine guidance and knowledge have acquired through courageous learning and science.
Bronzite, with its brown colors and bronze-like sheen, reminds us of our earth connection. It reroutes our thoughts away from fear, doubt, and anxiety towards the understanding of our abilities and strengths to succeed.
These crystals for fear work incredibly well with Black Tourmaline, repelling negative thoughts and fears then absorbed by Tourmaline.
Another crystal that offers low vibrations to calm and balance, Smoky Quartz gives steady energy for you to take steps to move past fear and find your potential.
If you are afraid to take the leap forward to manifest what you desire out of life, Smoky Quartz can serve as a protective stone to illuminate the way.
How to Use Crystals for Fear
With this catalog of crystals for fear to work with, now you can try out one of these methods for confronting and overcoming the fears and anxieties that block you from living your fullest life...
Create a Safe Space Built with Crystals
Building a sanctuary where you feel safe from the uncertain, negative energies that can circulate around us all the time can be a great step to dealing with your fears.
Use a crystal grid or simply arrange your crystals on a shelf or in a room where you can go and focus, reflect, and meditate. Dedicate this space as a sacred area where you feel safe to come and let your fears and anxieties be carried away. Accept the energy of your crystals to urge you forward.
Carry Crystals to Shield Against Danger & Fear
Fear stems from a sense of danger, so let crystals for fear work as a coat of armor.
You can simply carry a few tumbled stones in your pocket to keep a protective aura around you throughout the day. Or, better yet, you can wear your protective crystals as jewelry – a pendant on a necklace or a crystal-embedded bracelet.
The act of putting on crystal jewelry will feel like you are suiting up, ready to confront any fear or anxiety ahead and conquer it.
Use During Sacral & Solar Plexus Chakra Care
We carry much of our fear and anxiety in our sacral chakra and solar plexus – that’s why you might feel a pit in your stomach, a wrenching in your gut, or extreme nausea when you think about your fears and doubts.
Spending time understanding and balancing your sacral and solar plexus chakras will reveal the roots of your fears and will reinforce your own personal strength.
By placing your crystals on your naval and abdominal region as you lie in reflection, you amplify the energy directed at these chakras. You will bring ease and healing as well as discovery and insight to what holds you back.
After watching a scary movie or walking out of a haunted house, we usually laugh, relieved we got through the experience. When a friend pops out behind a door to scare you, after a moment of surprise, you laugh at having felt so scared.
When you work through fear, you often emerge with the joy that you have overcome a force that held you back. Crystals for fear and anxiety can help guide and lead you to the other side of fear with a renewed sense of strength and adventure to manifest and discover more out of life.
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