Updated: April 26, 2020
Can crystals help you get through the coronavirus crisis? While the Centers for Disease Control is where you should get your medical information, crystals may be able to help you deal with your stress.
Pandemics. Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Mass Shootings. There is no escaping it. At times, life can be tough. Not only are there periods when our personal lives can be stressful, but lately it seems like the entire world has been going flat-out crazy. Most recently, the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the globe has many of us understandably on edge.
Metaphysicians, like scientists, economists and academicians have been working overtime to try to make sense of the coronavirus and bring the world out of the crisis. (Click here to read astrological predictions about the coronavirus.) Those who work with crystals are also sharing their insights on how we can use crystals to soothe our nerves throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
How crystals can shift our vibration
Every crystal has a vibration. When we hold a crystal, its vibration interacts with our own vibration and actually alters it. Why would we want to alter our vibration? Consider this: When we are stuck in a pattern of negative or fear-based thoughts, our vibration drops. Holding the right crystal can bring our vibration back up.
The anxiety level around the world right now is high. One recent survey by the American Psychiatric Association found that nearly half of Americans were anxious about the possibility of becoming infected with the coronavirus.
Some people prefer to ignore things they don’t like. Maybe this is an effective strategy at times, but I don’t subscribe to apathy when it comes to politics, world events and personal issues that need tending to. But that doesn’t mean we have to suffer. Grounding ourselves is critical, and wearing certain crystals close to our bodies is one of the best ways to do that.
Crystals for grounding during the coronavirus
When there is a lot of chaos going on in our world, we tend to become anxious and it can be easy to lose touch with our spiritual natures. By grounding ourselves, we root ourselves to Mother Earth and get back in tune with our higher selves. We become calmer and we become still enough to listen to the messages of our souls. The chaos may still be going on all around us, but we will respond to it differently. We’ll be calmer in the face of it and we’ll be able to act consciously rather than react subconsciously.
If that sounds like a good idea to you, here are the crystals for grounding you might want to turn to. You don’t need to use all three; any one is fine. Always use your intuition to choose the crystal that you are drawn to. Also, you might find it helpful to take this crystal test. See which crystals your eyes are drawn to and trust that those are the crystals that are begging to work with you right now. Click here to take the crystal test.
The following crystals for grounding during the coronavirus pandemic are some of my favorite grounding crystals for anxious times.
Hematite: This is one of my favorite crystals and I always have a piece of hematite jewelry (usually a bracelet or rings) that I can slip on when I’m feeling particularly stressed. It also has another benefit. Hematite absorbs negative energy, so if your vibration is a little sullied thanks to events that are going on around you, hematite can help.
Jasper: Jasper stones are known for their strong connection to the Earth. When we wear Jasper it reminds us to stay in our bodies and feel what we are currently experiencing. You may be asking, ‘why would I want to feel what I’m experiencing during tough times?’ Well, feeling emotions fully helps to ensure that they pass through your body more quickly.
Smoky Quartz: Like hematite, smoky quartz helps to remove negative energy from your aura. It is cleansing and it is often used to balance one’s root chakra, which is tied to one’s foundation and rootedness to the earth.