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    4 Must Have Crystals For Anxiety & Depression

    So many of my friends and family are struggling with some level of anxiety and depression. It's something I've personally battled with for years too, even into my 40's.

    As someone who uses crystals daily to support my mental and emotional well-being, I'm going to share the crystals that have helped me, my friends and my family with anxiety and depression over the years. Hopefully, these tips will help you too xx

    Which Crystals Are Best For Anxiety & Depression?

    For anxiety and depression, the following four crystals are especially helpful...

    1. Amethyst - This beautiful purple crystal is known for its calming properties. It can help to reduce stress and anxiety, promote restful sleep, and enhance intuition. According to crystal expert Heather Askinosie, "Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer that helps to soothe the mind and emotions, and it can be used to help release emotional and physical pain, including anxiety, fear, and depression."

    2. Rose Quartz - This gentle pink crystal is all about love and compassion. It can help to soothe feelings of sadness or hopelessness, promote self-love and forgiveness, and open up the heart chakra. According to crystal healer Hibiscus Moon, "Rose quartz is the ultimate stone of love - love for oneself, one's partner, friends, family, community, and the Earth. It can help to heal and balance the emotional body, and its loving energy can help to relieve stress and anxiety."

    3. Citrine - This sunny yellow crystal is associated with abundance and joy. It can help to boost self-confidence, release negative thought patterns, and attract positive energy. According to crystal expert Judy Hall, "Citrine is a powerful cleanser and regenerator, helping to revitalize and uplift the mind and body. It can help to dispel fear and anxiety, and its joyful energy can help to lift the spirits." 

    4. Black Tourmaline - This protective black crystal is believed to help ward off negative energy and promote grounding. It can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, enhance mental clarity, and promote physical well-being. According to crystal expert Katrina Raphaell, "Black tourmaline helps to alleviate stress, dispel negative energy, and promote a sense of calm and stability. Its grounding energy can help to reduce anxiety and promote feelings of security and stability."

    These are a great start, but there's plenty more crystals that can help with anxiety and depression. When choosing crystals, the color and physical characteristics are important too. For example, purple and blue crystals are often associated with calming energy, while yellow and orange crystals are associated with joy and happiness.

    Finally, let's look at which chakras are associated with anxiety and depression and the specific crystals that can help unblock and balance each of them:

    • Root Chakra: The root chakra is associated with grounding and stability, which can be helpful for people with anxiety who often feel disconnected from their bodies or the present moment. Black tourmaline, which is associated with the root chakra, can help to promote a sense of grounding and stability, which can in turn reduce feelings of anxiety.

    • Third Eye and Crown Chakras: The third eye and crown chakras are associated with intuition, spiritual insight, and connection to higher consciousness. Amethyst, which is associated with both of these chakras, can help to promote feelings of calm, clarity, and spiritual connection, which can be helpful for people with anxiety or depression who may be struggling with feelings of confusion or disconnection.

    • Heart Chakra: The heart chakra is associated with love, compassion, and emotional healing. Rose quartz, which is associated with the heart chakra, can help to promote feelings of self-love and compassion, which can be especially helpful for people with depression who may struggle with feelings of worthlessness or self-criticism.

    • Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras: The sacral and solar plexus chakras are associated with creativity, confidence, and personal power. Citrine, which is associated with both of these chakras, can help to promote feelings of confidence and self-esteem, which can be helpful for people with anxiety or depression who may struggle with feelings of low self-worth.

    • All Chakras: Clear quartz is associated with all of the chakras and is believed to help promote overall balance and harmony in the body. For people with anxiety or depression, working with clear quartz can help to promote feelings of calm and balance, which can in turn help to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.

    For more about Chakras, be sure to check out: How To Balance Your Chakras Using Healing Crystals.

    And remember, while crystals can be a powerful tool for supporting your mental and emotional well-being, they are not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, please seek help from a licensed healthcare professional.