Whether a witch or not, we all need protection. As spiritual and energetic beings, we are greatly susceptible and vulnerable to external influences that can cloud our true nature.
Before we are even born, we are given by a gift from the divine: a choice. A choice to acknowledge our “completeness” or a choice to see what we are deprived of. However, despite our completeness and fortune to be all-powerful spiritual beings, we are born in an environment where our thoughts of ourselves are inevitably shaped by everyone else.
Although protection magic is especially important for those who practice divination, spellwork, and astral projection, protection magic is also particularly important in our daily lives when we are exposed to the bad intentions and negative thoughts of others.
Crystals for Protection Magic
One of the ways we can protect ourselves from external influences is by getting help from crystals that hold energy essential to shield our auric field from harm. Crystals are pieces of nature that come from beneath the surface of the earth as recrystallized from other minerals and other substances. When they are formed, they continually recharge themselves by absorbing the powerful energetic qualities of the earth.
Each crystal has their own special vibration, each with different properties. Crystals, in particular, have been used for protection since the ancient times and kept as a talisman or a purposeful ornament for the altar. It’s also popular for cleansing second-hand items and newly bought crystals that may have absorbed negative energies from its previous owner.
Three of our favorite crystals for protection are Black Tourmaline, Hematite, and Obsidian.
Black Tourmaline is known for its protective capacity and ability to shield the wearer or keeper from anxiety influenced by its external environment. Ideally, this crystal must be kept close during social gatherings or in crowded offices where there is an inescapable commune of vibrations from different walks of life.
Hematite is a stone for the mind. It guides our intuition to follow the path of the truth. Hematite allows us to see beyond what we think is real in the material world. Its powerful protective energies dispel addictive habits and overindulgence that blinds us from our true power.
Obsidian is popularly cherished for its deep, glossy glow. For years, it has been used by our ancestors as a protective stone for hunting and as a meditative crystal for deep cleansing the spirit. Hematite is also described as a grounding stone, enabling the keeper to get rid of scattered energies and blockages.
As you might have noticed, the color black is eminent in protective crystals. Black, by definition, is comprised of all the colors of the spectrum which explains its magnetic properties. Although it is defined as a color of the darkness, black is a color that absorbs the unnecessary blockages to enable light to find its way within the soul. Black crystals protect you by taking the darkness within your soul to help you see the light that’s always been there.