Gemstones for Anxiety & Depression
Amazonite helps to harmonize apparently different motivations and interests by bringing the truth to light without emotionality, and allowing one to see another point of view. It facilitates this process both between people, and within an individual psyche. Therefore it is good for meditation and inner work to clarify inner conflicts and confusion and integrate the self.
Aquamarine cools anger and helps create a calm, centered, relaxed but alert state with balanced energy. It is a stone of the Divine Feminine–teaching a form of power that is yielding and yet resilient, and letting you speak your truth clearly from a place of inner knowing rather than reactivity.
There are many varieties of calcite, and each has specific properties. In general, calcite is gentle and revitalizing and works to clear energy blockages in the body’s energy systems. Pictured is orange calcite, which works with the 2nd and 3rd chakras, healing and giving energy toward creativity, sexuality, and the will. You can match the color of calcite to the chakra it works with: Blue = Throat, Green & Pink = Heart, Red = Root.
Larimar empowers you to speak directly from the heart. It is one of the best stones for diffusing anger and transmuting it to relaxed, clear communication. It helps you tap into a deep sense of calm that transcends the current situation and your emotional responses to it–helping you to accept what is, and see the Divine in every moment.
Lepidolite helps with stress and worry when life feels turbulent and overwhelming. It can help you stay focused on the present, relieving worry about the future and letting go of stuck patterns from the past.
Rhodochrosite is a powerful stone for emotional healing. It helps you gently revisit painful childhood memories, heal the past, and reclaim the parts of yourself that you may have suppressed or disowned for emotional survival. It is also a stone of joy and nurturing, helping you access the freedom and magic of a child when they feel safe and loved.
Tiger eye helps you stay centered and calmly practical despite the ups and downs of life. It helps you balance polarities and accept contradictions, taking life as it comes and responding to the needs of the moment without judgment. It is a helpful stone for protracted difficult situations, as it lends endurance and keeps you in the best state of mind to deal with problems as they come without getting overwhelmed, hopeless, or reactionary.
Like most blue gemstones, turquoise activates the throat chakra, helping us speak our wisdom and truth. The gift of turquoise is in bringing an awareness that every part of us is an element of our Divine self, to be understood and embraced. The heart of compassion is knowing that darkness and pain is a universal human experience, and only by integrating these aspects of existence can we become whole. Turquoise encourages to accept ourselves, warts and all.
How to Use Gemstones & Crystals for Anxiety & Depression
How to Choose a Gemstone or Crystal for Anxiety & Depression
Start in a calm state of mind. Gaze at the images of the stones and feel your energetic link to them. Look for crystals that “call” to you, and confirm your intuition by reading the description.
Ideas for Using Your Anxiety & Depression Gemstone or Crystal
- Wear it as a necklace or other spiritual jewelry, or carry it in you pocket. Good for everyday, ongoing support.
- Place it in your environment. Good for changing the mood in the room, or supporting specific activities, like focusing at work.
- Meditate while holding it. If you have a spiritual practice, incorporate stones into it. Good for receiving deep insight, guidance, and healing.