9 Best Healing Stones and Crystals for Motivation

By Mary Ancillette |

A guide to crystals for motivation

Do you struggle to stay motivated? These nine healing crystals can boost motivation, so you feel more productive, driven and enthusiastic.

Motivation is the key to achieving your goals. Without feeling motivated, it’s hard to face the continuous roadblocks you’ll face during any major project.

It’s often easy to feel motivated when you start a new goal. After the initial excitement has worn off, however, procrastination, self-limiting beliefs and tiredness can make progress much more difficult.

This is where crystal healing excels. The unique vibrations of crystals can stimulate your energy field to boost motivation and endurance. They also help you to remember why you’re dedicating time and energy to achieving a goal.

Here are nine of my favourite crystals for motivation. Use them whenever you feel your enthusiasm starting to dip!

Which are the Best Crystals and Stones for Motivation?


1. Carnelian (Stone of Career, Motivation and Endurance)

Colour: Orange, Red
Root, Sacral
India, Romania, USA, Peru, Britain, Czech Republic, Iceland, Slovakia, Brazil

Carnelian is my favourite crystal for motivation. It has a stabilising energy that promotes movement and vitality, which is wonderful for overcoming loss of energy for a project.

As well as encouraging you to reach targets, carnelian’s warm hues of sunset bring joy to all endeavours.

This crystal opens the Sacral Chakra and stimulates creative passions. It gives you the courage to push through procrastination or fear, which can often hold back creative tasks. It’s also great for training sessions or other situations when you need full focus.


2. Ruby (Stone of Nobility)

Colour: Red
Heart, Root
Mexico, Madagascar, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Russia, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma

Ruby is an energising crystal that stimulates passion for a project. It fills you with courage, so you can tackle difficult tasks that might otherwise sap your drive and ambition.

This crystal is also great for a quick positive energy boost. If you feel tired after working on a project, ruby can help you to remain productive.


3. Amethyst (Stone of Spirituality, Contentment and Meditation)

Colour: Purple to Lavender
Crown, Third Eye
USA, Mexico, Canada, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Britain, Brazil, Uruguay, Siberia, Africa

Amethyst has an empowering energy that promotes a motivational mindset. It inspires you to take action by reducing stagnant energy, helping you to make life changes and achieve goals.

Through promoting a calm focus, amethyst will help you to explore why you want to achieve a certain goal and help with the decision-making process. It also encourages you to set realistic goals in the first place, which is crucial to your success.

As well as stimulating action, amethyst cleanses the aura of negative energy and soothes anxiety. So, this creates the perfect environment for a motivational mindset.

Citrine jewel

4. Citrine (The Lucky Merchant Stone)

Colour: Yellow, Ranging from Pale to Honey or Even Brown
Solar Plexus, Crown
Brazil, France, Madagascar, Russia, UK, USA

Motivation and happiness are closely linked. In other words, it’s vital to enjoy the journey, not just focus on the destination!

Citrine is a happy, sunny crystal that promotes a positive attitude. This is so important when you want a motivational mindset and to attract what you want in life.

It also balances the Solar Plexus and helps you to look forward with optimism.

Tip for Using Citrine: As a stone for success, use a citrine point for motivation.

Blue APatite

5. Blue Apatite (Stone for Inspiration and Manifestation)

Colour: Light, Bright or Dark Blue
Throat, Third Eye
Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Norway, Africa, Sri Lanka, USA, Madagascar

Blue apatite is a motivational stone that can help you achieve your ambitions.

Through balancing the yin-yang energy, it dissolves apathy and boosts inactivity.

As well as having a resourceful energy, blue apatite encourages a positive outlook and stimulates intelligence. It also builds energy reserves so you can stay focused.

This is a wonderful crystal for students and business people who need to improve concentration to achieve end goals.

Red Jasper

6. Red Jasper (The Supreme Nurturer, Stone of Endurance)

Colour: Red
Root, Sacral

If you need to stir life back into your chi, red jasper is the perfect crystal for motivation.

Its connection with Earth provides a stabilising energy. This enables you to move forward with confidence, and is particularly useful during times of stress.

Red jasper is a gentle crystal, but don’t think this makes it any less potent. It’s brilliant for promoting courage and endurance, whilst imbuing you a positive attitude. This makes it useful for motivating you to make new plans when tackling life’s challenges.

Related Article: How to Cleanse Red Jasper

Almandine garnet

7. Almandine Garnet (Stone of Tangible Truth and Commitment)

Colour: Black, Red, Reddish-Brown
Root, Heart
India, USA, Brazil, China, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Australia, Czech Republic

Almandine garnet is the most common type of garnet and a fabulous stone for accessing your personal truths. It motivates you to keep pushing forward when you’ve been held back through a lack of self-belief

This crystal is bold. It’ll promote confidence through grounding and has a strong protective energy that’ll dissolve inhibitions. Almandine garnet will also fuel your passion to succeed through using your own talents.

Note: Almandine is also known as almandite.

Red tiger's eye

8. Red Tiger’s Eye (Stone of Survival)

Colour: Brownish Red
India, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, USA

If you’re feeling lethargic, red tiger eye’s vitality can boost motivation and help you to overcome tiredness.

It’ll also keep you connected with your true sense of self. This is so important when life can pull you in many different directions, draining your energies and halting progress.

Note: Red tiger’s eye is also known as dragon’s eye.

Orange Calcite

9. Orange Calcite (Stone for Creativity)

Colour: Orange/Yellow to Deep Orange
Sacral, Solar Plexus

Orange calcite has a beautiful soft energy that resonates with motivation, willpower and success.

It’s the Stone for Creativity and, as well as helping you to tap into your talents, will clear stagnation or apathy. This will boost your ambition and confidence, so you can reach your true potential.

This crystal is also an energy amplifier. So, if you’ve lost your ambition or have feelings of lack of self-worth, orange calcite will fill you with positivity.

Tip for Using Orange Calcite: For a strong balancing or motivational effect, place a natural orange calcite stone on the Sacral Chakra.

BONUS CRYSTAL: Tangerine Quartz

Tangerine quartz is a joyous crystal that resonates with angelic qualities. It’s an energising stone that keeps you focused on a task until its complete.

By activating the Sacral Chakra, tangerine quartz can also help you generate a continuous flow of new ideas. This makes it one of my favourite crystals for when you’re lacking inspiration.

A woman running

Other Tips for Using Motivational Stones and Gems

Crystal healing is a wonderful way to boost motivation so you can achieve your goals. Here are a few tips for using crystals for this purpose:

  • Crystal jewellery is a fantastic way to keep the motivational effect of gemstones inside your energy field. Wear blue apatite and amethyst in necklaces or earrings. Carnelian, ruby and red jasper are better in bracelet, belts or even kept in your pocket.
  • Place motivational crystals around your home, office of workspace. This will infuse energy and enthusiasm into the space, which will benefit everyone who goes there.
  • Yoga and tai chi are excellent for injecting enthusiasm into your day. Place motivation stones around your mat or sip an elixir made from motivational crystals.
  • Hold a motivational crystal of your choice whilst using positive self-talk and mantras. Doing so will deepen the effect of your mantras.
  • Walk in nature whilst holding motivation crystals or carrying them in your pocket. This will inspire passion and awaken creativity through linking to Earth energies.

If you find it difficult to focus on a task, you may also want to read my page about the best crystals for focus. These healing crystals can improve mental clarity.

Angel Grotto Angel Icon

Which Angels are Associated With Motivation?

The angels I most associate with motivation are:

  • Angel Sehaliah – This is the Angel of Motivation. He will inspire you to find the willpower to succeed. Use black tourmaline or the magenta or violet crystals, such as amethyst, when you invoke him.
  • Archangel Jophiel – This angel helps you to develop a positive mindset and motivates you to find your sole purpose. He resonates with the colour yellow – specifically sunstone and citrine.
  • Archangel Machidiel – When invoking Machidiel for enthusiasm and motivation, I like to use either garnet, carnelian, ruby or bloodstone.


Low motivation can affect your productivity and block progress towards your life purpose. It may also hamper you from getting started on a goal and leave you feeling deflated and frustrated.

The nine crystals in this article can boost motivation. They’ll help you to feel successful and accomplished, whilst also encouraging self-belief and confidence.

My favourite crystal for motivation is carnelian. I love to use this crystal when I’m working, as it stimulates my creativity. It also encourages me to stop procrastinating, so that I can focus on reaching my targets.

Mary Ancillette

About the Author: Mary Ancillette

Mary is a spiritual teacher, published author and crystal healing expert from the UK. With over 15 years of crystal healing experience, she’s passionate about helping others improve their lives by harnessing the power of crystals and spirituality.

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