Healing crystals can be powerful tools when it comes to supporting and growing your self-love. When it comes to taking care of yourself, having a strong sense of self is non-negotiable, but it’s sure as hell not always easy.
We’ve all faced moments in our lives that bring us down and cause us to question our true potential. For some people, brushing off a small defeat and moving on to the next challenge is a breeze. For others, the time it takes to bounce back after a failure, big or small, can be much more long lasting than one would hope.
Confidence and courage arise from inner clarity and knowing your self-worth, and fears of rejection, low self-esteem, doubt, and unhealed trauma and wounds can really get in the way of the self-belief we all deserve.
The following stones can help restore your natural confidence, courage, strength, and optimism. Some act to boost your will and sense of self-love and inner power, while others bring renewed vitality, abundance and life-force energy to increase your confidence.
Carnelian works to activate the first three chakras in order to cultivate your spirit of creativity. It is one of our favourite crystals for confidence and raising your self worth. Carnelian is the perfect antidote to a bad case of the “can’ts”, like all agates, it has protective energies, and is a powerful wingman when negativity and self-disbelief strike.
Incredibly useful in restoring your sacral chakra and encouraging self-confidence, many find Carnelian useful to bring on interviews or on the start of a new job to keep you on top of your game. Whenever you're called on to perform, whether it's on stage, in the office or between the sheets, be the star of your own show by accessing the healing properties of Carnelian, the fiery companion guiding you in facing your fears.
Red crystals bring you energy, courage, passion and love. Red Jasper is often used for protection, especially rescue from danger and is used to protect from EMF and other radiation as well. It is said to be outstanding for promoting survival and overcoming survival issues.
Red Jasper is a stone of empowerment, bringing strength to withstand emotional domination by others, and the courage to overcome domestic violence. It also supports those in the course of healing from violent sexual experiences. Red Jasper is the perfect stone of courage and strength for a child being bullied at school. It is a fiery, tangible reminder and a great confidence builder.
The stone of unconditional love, Rose Quartz radiates tender, soothing vibrations that normalise your feelings and reestablish your emotional nature after overwhelming events. Helping you to forgive and empathise, Rose Quartz is strongly associated with the element of water, its healing properties are naturally fluid. They wash out those toxic energies and emotions that threaten to weigh you down.
Used in love rituals and ceremonies for centuries, Rose Quartz attracts harmonious, long-term relationships by opening your heart chakra. Rose Quartz opens the gateway to your heart allowing you to embody the vision of love and beauty you deserve.
Sunstone embodies the generosity and expansiveness of the sun, supporting and motivating creativity, leadership, and vibrant aliveness. The effervescent energy of Sunstone breeds confidence and power and reminds the bearer of the joy that creativity is meant to inspire. Use this creativity to inspire positive progress in your relationships, work and passions.
Sunstone will encourage you to reveal your hidden talents, heighten your sensuality and put a pep in your step when it comes to romance. Bringing Sunstone into the bedroom with your partner (or partners… no judgement here) can have a heady, next level effect, kindling and igniting the passions within.
Known as the crystal of opportunity, Green Aventurine has been known to help boost self-confidence, courage, and strength. It can assist in the releasing of limiting beliefs and is also known for attracting wealth and abundance.
When a gamble starts looking less like a game and more like a fork in your path, sometimes you have to take a risk, and leave what’s safe and secure in the dust – and it’s at these times that Green Aventurine is at its most powerful. Said to benefit all areas of creativity and imagination, as well as intellect and mental clarity, Green Aventurine is a gentle stone that gives a sense of calm and enhances happiness, it also helps the bearer to see alternatives and potentials in any situation, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength.