Amazonite, Black Tourmaline, Shungite, Hematite, Labradorite, Smoky Quartz, and Black Obsidian are excellent crystals for boundaries. These crystals have unique energies that help create a shield of protection around you.
Any discussion about your emotional and mental health will entail a discussion about “boundaries” and the importance of setting and maintaining them.
Likewise, any advice you may seek about parenting is bound to cover the importance of boundaries for children of all ages.
A boundary is a line that we use to demarcate territory. A boundary is the limit of one space before it becomes another.
In terms of metaphorical boundaries, we usually mean behavior and attitude.
We cannot control other people’s thoughts or make them behave in a way that we approve of.
However, we can, and must, control our own reactions and responses to what is happening around and near us.
In short, if you are frequently upset, or drained, after being in certain individuals’ company it is time to set firm boundaries for yourself, over which you do not allow anyone to cross!
Crystals of protection are wonderful for helping you to set energetic and emotional boundaries.
Other crystals bring the strength, confidence, and courage you need to state your boundaries clearly and keep them intact.
Along with Rose Quartz, Amazonite is recognized as a stone of Universal love and is connected to the Heart chakra.
The reason for blurred or porous, energetic boundaries often lies in a lack of self-love, self-worth, and self-confidence.
Sometimes, we find ourselves giving much more than we receive in the way of love, support, respect, and honor because we lack the confidence to put our own needs front and center.
We avoid conflict through fear of upsetting someone, especially if we love them.
We do not want them to feel bad, and in consequence, we ourselves end up feeling bad, upset, depleted, and even physically ill.
Amazonite protects your aura from negative vibrations, opens your heart chakra to the importance of receiving love, and promotes courage and strength.
Protect your mental and physical well-being by wearing Amazonite jewelry.
Meditate with a piece of this crystal to increase your confidence and self-worth.
2. Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline can be used to create a shield around your energetic body to deflect negativity and clear energy blockages in your aura.
This shield keeps your bio-magnetic field clean and clear so that you live with positivity, unaffected by the negative vibrations of other people’s thought forms.
If possible, try to avoid spending time with people who are constantly complaining or looking for the negatives in every situation.
When this is not possible, use a piece of Black Tourmaline to ground you into the protection of the healing energies of Mother Earth.
Rub the crystal over the soles of your feet and your palms to create a protective shield that guards you against unwanted vibrations.
Shungite is the oldest mineral on earth and has some remarkable properties that have been scientifically proven, earning researchers in the area a Nobel prize for their efforts.
Shungite sets boundaries between purity and impurity.
The bed of the lake where Shungite is found is composed of this dark, unassuming-looking stone.
And the water that leaves the lake is cleansed of all impurities, pollutants, toxins, and harmful microbes.
Shungite can do the same for you.
Wearing a bracelet of Shungite beads keeps your energetic body free from pollutants and helps to “reset” cells that are mutating into disease.
Place a block of Shungite in your home to clear it of physical and energetic pollutants and negativity.
Hematite harmonizes the mind, body, and spirit.
It helps you to set boundaries with others, and with yourself and your environment by balancing the meridians and redressing any imbalances in the Yin element of your life force energy.
If you have an excess of Yin energy you may be inclined to passivity and be overly receptive to other people’s ideas and opinions.
You may avoid conflict because you fear the consequences of speaking your truth, leading to others trampling all over your boundaries!
Hematite grounds your energy and dissolves negativity.
It removes critical self-talk from your aura and enhances willpower and self-discipline.
Wear Hematite rings or bracelets on your left hand to bring more Yang, or masculine, energy into your system to promote assertiveness and dynamism.
Labradorite is excellent for setting psychic boundaries.
It is a beautiful stone that many people are drawn to because of its iridescent qualities, reminiscent of a butterfly’s wing or the tail feathers of a male peacock.
It has mystical qualities that enhance psychic visions, but it also forms a protective shield around you that deflects negativity from other people’s thoughts and actions.
Over-exposure to bad news in the media, spending too much time with complainers and moaners, focusing on the bad instead of the good in all situations, and even using words and phrases like “I know it won’t work” or “I always have bad luck” will drain your energy field of positivity.
Wear a beautiful Labradorite pendant to signal to the world that you are not open to negativity in any form.
6. Smoky Quartz
Smoky Quartz never needs cleansing.
It works continuously to soak up negative energies and send them down into the Earth for transmutation into positive vibrations.
It then draws this positive energy back up and releases it into the atmosphere.
One of the best ways to take advantage of this incredible quality is to place a Smoky Quartz lamp in your environment.
The heat from the bulb encourages the absorption and release of energies into the air around you, and into your own bio-magnetic field.
7. Black Obsidian
Use black Obsidian crystals when you need to stay steady, focused, and alert.
This remarkable stone is formed through fire and water and is the result of molten lava erupting from the earth and cooling so quickly in water that it contains no crystalline formations.
It is smooth, glassy, and reflective.
It holds the energies of all four elements and offers powerful protection and strength during turbulent times.
A Black Obsidian egg, or worry stone, is ideal for grounding, protecting, and anchoring you no matter what your external circumstances.
Final Thoughts: Crystals for Boundaries
Creating and maintaining personal boundaries is essential for your mental and emotional well-being.
It is not always easy, especially if you are still carrying the effects of early conditioning from authority figures or society.
Giving children firm and clear boundaries is also essential for their growth and development, not to mention your own peaceful home environment.
This also takes work, but crystals can certainly help you to put these essential boundaries in place.