Five Crystals for Highly Sensitive Persons & Empaths

Five Crystals for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People

Although, TarotPugs is primarily centred around Tarot and Oracle cards, I also love crystals and combine them with my daily life and practice.

Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve always been around crystals and collect them as often as I can. I’ve studied and research, experimented and tried a variety of crystals over the years and like anyone else have learned first hand about some of the attributes of certain crystals that have helped me in different ways.

I’ve found that I’ve become quite overly sensitive to many things, especially tone of voice and other subtle things that normally wouldn’t bother me.

Ever since I got my hands on a fluorite tower/point, I’ve always kept it by my side or around me since I feel it helps me to attune EXCEPT my sensitivity goes into overdrive at certain times and fluorite seems to magnify it by 100%. As soon as I remove it and replace it with a more grounding stone or crystal, I seem to level off. (Lesson learned.)

So, here are my five choices for crystals for highly sensitive persons and empaths to help protect, shield and balance when feeling overly sensitive to energy, people, feelings or situations:

Obsidian / Snowflake Obsidian

This is one of my go-to protection and barrier crystals. If you are very highly sensitive, obsidian may feel a bit too “dull” or “heavy”, so Snowflake Obsidian is a little gentler. I find Snowflake Obsidian to be very light compared to its tumbled size than regular obsidian or other forms of obsidian, but has a nice protective affect.

Carry obsidian on you or wear as a necklace and imagine its energies protecting your aura to create a barrier between the outside world, your aura and you.

Smoky Quartz

This is another crystal that I must have around. This crystal is a great one to have in your home or apartment. If you have neighbours that give off a bad “vibe”, place some on the adjoining wall and near windows and/or doors that are close to the neighbours. The crystal will absorb and repel the negativity.

However, it’s best to remember to cleanse the stones every week or every two weeks, depending on the amount of negativity there is. If problems go away after placing cleansed stones, then reappear after some time, then you’ll know it’s time to cleanse the stones again.

Rinsing them under clean water and/or placing in direct sunlight or moonlight for a few hours can help to cleanse the stones. Giving the stones a good smudging with sage is also another technique.

Black Tourmaline

As you can see, stones that offer good protection can tend to have darker tones and colours, and black tourmaline is no exception (although there are other colours of tourmaline). Black tourmaline is a good stone to use for protection and can come in different forms.

Black tourmaline can provide psychic protection from others who may be emotionally draining and can transmute negative energy into positive so the harmful energy isn’t absorbed.


This stone can feel “heavy” in the sense that it is very grounding if you are feeling overwhelmed and scattered. If worn for long periods of time, it can make you feel “sluggish” if you are sensitive to its grounding properties.

Hematite can be used for meditation in order to centre yourself and not feel pulled in several directions at once. Hematite can also help with anxiety since it is a grounding and stabilizing stone.

Amethyst (Purple)

Amethyst is well known as a psychic and intuitive aiding stone and can have protective qualities. If you are finding that you are feeling overwhelmed and it’s affecting your sleep, you can place cleansed amethyst crystal(s) under your pillow. (This worked for my husband without him knowing that I put a crystal under his pillow. He had trouble sleeping for a week until I did that.)

Amethyst protects against psychic attack, ill-wishing and harm and send it back to the universe after being transmuted into positive, loving energy. It can counteract negative earth energies; so if you feel a certain area is “off” you can wear amethyst or place crystals around to absorb the energy. This crystal also calms and soothes, which can help if you are feeling over anxious and nervous.

That’s my five choices for crystals for protection that I love to have around myself at almost any given time. The beginning of the week may be overly emotional or heighten sensitivity for some due to the energies of the Summer Solstice, Full Moon and the zodiac season of Cancer all starting in one day.

So remember to be gentle with yourselves, do something that makes you smile and laugh, have a cold or hot beverage and take some time for yourselves too!

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