Crystals for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People

Posted on May 21, 2019
Updated on October 28, 2020

Some quartz crystal sits on a table.

Esoteric, intuitive people with a tendency for psychic gifts come in all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and cultures. But there are two groups of people for whom intuition seems to come naturally, which are empaths and highly sensitive people.

Empaths are people who not only empathize with the feelings and moods of others, they actually feel them for themselves. When an empath is around someone who is sad or angry, they will begin to take on those emotions and experience them as if they were their own.

Highly Sensitive People, as the name would suggest, possess keen nervous systems that are more perceptive and responsive than those of the rest of the population. It is said that about 15 to 20% of the population is comprised of highly sensitive people, who can become overwhelmed in overly stimulating situations, such as noisy crowds and concerts.

Both empaths and HSPs possess myriad other talents and gifts that should not be overlooked. Empaths are compassionate and caring, while HSPs are astutely aware of their surroundings and feel things with intensity. There are innumerable benefits to being an empath, an HSP, or both. Crystals can bring on a certain amount of intimacy that empaths or HSPs know better than others.

Yet, it can also feel overwhelming and even isolating when you aren’t in control. It may not be possible to turn off these traits, nor would you want to ignore your natural gifts. But there are tools that can help you protect yourself from any unwanted effects, such as taking on too many of other people’s emotions or becoming overstimulated to the point of anger and irritability.

5 Best Crystals for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People

Crystal healing is an excellent tool to use for many of life’s challenges and ailments, and there are tons of crystals available that can really take the edge off for empaths and HSPs.


Fluorite usually comes in hues from emerald and jade greens to lavenders and purples. This stone is sometimes referred to as the “Genius Stone” because of its association with mental stimulation and intellect. Fluorite will help you in the face of mental and emotional challenges by allowing you to see the bigger picture. It helps your brain feel sharpened and prepared to tackle issues that are more complex or complicated. It sparks a charge between certain cells in the brain and promotes harmony between both brain hemispheres, which is especially useful if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by your surroundings.


Amethyst is protective and soothing, with a nurturing energy that heals. This stone comes in varying shades of purple, from French lilac to glossy grape. Amethyst, whose name comes from the Greek “ametusthos” – meaning “not intoxicated” – is historically regarded for its ability to inhibit overindulgence. This crystal has deep meditative qualities and quiets the mind during stressful moments. Amethyst also cleanses the aura of negative energy while simultaneously shielding it from external negative energies. This stone will ward off the emotions of others and help you resist taking them on for yourself.

Healer’s Gold

Healer’s gold, also referred to as Apache gold, is a grounding stone that helps establish and reinforce emotional boundaries – which is especially useful for empaths and HSPs. This stone is opaque, typically dark blacks and browns with many golden, shimmering flakes. It helps you clearly express your preferences and needs while arming you against negative energy or draining emotional outbursts from others. Healer’s gold also resonates with and clears each chakra, further balancing and soothing your emotions. This stone also balances yin and yang, the feminine and masculine energies within the body. It is a must-have for empaths and HSPs alike.

Aqua Aura Quartz

Aqua aura quartz is a clear quartz that has been bonded with gold, but it appears as shimmering with an angelic blue hue. This is a powerful stone for protecting the aura from unwanted energies. This stone vibrates with an intensity and works to calm the spirit. The use of this stone works to ignite your soul energy and help you connect to your spiritual purpose. Aqua aura quartz also fiercely protects against energy vampires or psychic aggression or attacks.


Hematite is a metallic, grey-black stone that absorbs the negative energy around it and neutralizes it. It is a grounding stone that connects to and clears the root chakra. Hematite assists in increasing self-control and discipline, which comes in hand in overstimulating situations, allowing you to remain calm and balanced. This stone also dispels and protects against electromagnetic smog, which is increasingly prevalent in our technological society.

These stones work for all zodiac signs.

Remembering Your Unique Gifts

It doesn’t matter which metaphysical tools you use, as long as they assist you in remembering your worth and appreciate your talents. It isn’t always easy to remain upbeat as an empath or an HSP when faced with the swirling, chaotic energies around us, gemstone healing will help you stay focused on your spiritual path and learn to protect yourself, first and foremost.

Related Article: Crystal Healing - 5 Clearing Crystals to Help You Just Say No

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