Crystals and Healing Q and A

Questions and Answers about crystal meanings, stones, Reiki, other crystal or energy healing, metaphysical, and spiritual topics by Robyn Harton and related miscellanea.

What Is The Best Stone for Anxiety and Stress?

QUESTION: "I am was wondering what is the best stone for anxiety and stress? " 

MY ANSWER:   The crystals I find best for anxiety and stress are lithium stones: lepidolite, lithium quartz, kunzite. Some people prefer stones that are particularly helpful for centering such as agate, bloodstone, brecciated jasper, fluorite,  hematite, smoky quartz. There is no one stone that is going to be the best stone for anxiety and stress for everyone.

Below are lists of stones which are frequently used for anxiety and for stress relief. You will notice that there is significant overlap between anxiety and stress crystals. Stones that are calming of both stress and anxiety are often considered the best for both. You can try several to see which works best for you or simply go with the one(s) your intuition indicates are best for you. 

Anxiety stones: agate, astrophyllite, azurite-malachite, berlinite, bloodstone, blue phantom quartz, botroydal hematite, cerrusite, bustamite, castle (cathedral) crystals, celestite, chrysocolla, covellite, diopside, dinosaur bone, dolomite, dravite, fluorite, friedelite, galaxite, graveyard plume agate, green millennium, growth interference calcite, hematite, kambaba jasper, labradorite, lepidolite, lithium quartz, malachite, nuumite, picasso stone, pink manganocalcite, plume agate, puddingstone, rhodonite, richterite, rose quartz, sandalwood (wood), snowball included crystals, strontianite, tanalite, tourmalated quartz, tsavorite (financial anxiety), variscite, wonderstone.

Stress stones: agate, aragonite, azurite-malachite, bloodstone, brecciated jasper, bustamite, calcite, caribbean blue chalcedony, chevron amethyst, diopside, dioptase, dolomite, dravite, fluorite, galaxite, gold, hematite, howlite, kunzite, labradorite, lepidolite, lithium quartz, malachite, moonstone, peridot, picasso marble, pink manganocalcite, richterite, rose quartz, smoky quartz, spinel, staurolite, sunstone, tourmalated quartz, tsavorite, turquoise, variscite, wonderstone, yttrian fluorite.

Kunzite Example

Kunzite Example

Dravite Example

Dravite Example

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