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Calming Crystals for Empaths

Are you “peopling” today? During the Holidays we empaths are immersed into a world that we would rather view from our cozy couch, with a good book in our hands. However, we know that really isn’t realistic. It is not that we don’t want to hang out with you … we are just a bit out of sorts in this world. We feel everything, and I mean we feel it deeply to the core. Your thoughts are our thoughts, and sometimes we may not know the difference. It can fill us with anxiety, worry, and stress – sending us from a state of bliss to utter chaos in seconds. It is just who we are. (Love us anyways!) So, when I “people” I like to wear a necklace similar to the one pictured to the left – it is simple enough to wear with many outfits, can be worn long and swaying, doubled, or a combination of the two. I am at my best self when I wear this style of necklace – it is my “shield” and without it I would be off in the corner with my face in a book or plowing thru social feeds on my phone (not the worst thing in the world, right?).

Read below for the crystals that I recommend for when you go out into social situations. I have included multiple grounding and protective stones, as well as a few to help you from feeling so overwhelmed.

Labradorite with smokey quartz, moonstone, and tourmalinated quartz.


Labradorite calms your anxiety and self-loathing, and replaces these thoughts with self-confidence and joyfulness. Labradorite dispels negative thoughts and energies (yours and others) and brings harmony during social interactions (which can be needed by many families as they mingle together over the holidays). Labradorite helps you to express your ideas, beliefs, and emotions. It energizes your imagination, and awakens your sense of adventure - perfect for all of those holiday parties.


Shungite assists you in identifying and dealing with your toxic emotions and mental thoughts, as well as anything or anyone that no longer serves your highest good (such as that comment from your co-worker). It is considered a guardian crystal and infuses your auric field with positive light energy. This in turn protects you from others negative emotions and energy. It also strengthens your resolve to cut energetic cords that are keeping you from own personal truth.


Larvikite is another protective and grounding crystal. This stone, related to Moonstone, removes toxins and negative energies from both your physical and etheric bodies. It removes unnecessary thoughts and sharpens your intellect. It helps you to understand and resolve complicated situations in a rational, non-emotionally charged way. It also teaches patience and adaptability (such as those long, awkward conversations during holiday gatherings).


Obsidian creates a strong shield against negativity from others. It relieves stress and tension in both the mind and body, as well as dissolves emotional trauma (think of your wounded inner child here). It helps you to stand your ground by bringing clarity and strength. Think of this as warrior energy that will give you courage and strength. This is also a wonderful stone for maintaining boundaries (such as that pushy co-worker or Aunt).


Hematite is extremely beneficial when you are overwhelmed as it will attract, negate, and dissipate all non-beneficial energies (including that energy-vampire co-worker of yours). This stone helps release toxic emotions so that they are no longer consuming your energy. This stone is incredibly grounding and calming as it transmutes all negative vibrations from your energy field.

Tourmalinated Quartz

Black Tourmaline is a must-have for your energetic cleansing routine. It easily absorbs any negativity that it encounters - purifying and transmuting it into positive energy. It has a calming effect when you are stressed and grounds you to Earth when your thoughts are scattered. Quartz amplifies this energy, as well as brings in its own purifying and light energies.

Now we all know we have to “people” on an almost daily basis, so it is good to have something quick to put on to help you thru the day. This Tourmalinated Quartz & Shungite necklace or the coordinating bracelet and earrings can help you do that. Or I would love to make a custom Empath piece just for you. DM or email me!

Need more ideas? Check out my post on Grounding to Earth Using Crystals where I talk about my Top 10 stones for keeping grounded (some of which are included above). Any of these would be a great addition for when you walk out the door to “people” this holiday season – or just to go to the grocery store (or is that just me?!).

I hope this helps you to have an even more wonderful holiday season!

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