Do you struggle to think positively? Positivity is the key to a happier and more successful life - and these nine crystals can help.
Positivity isn't something we’re born with. It’s a state of mind that takes practice. By retraining your mind, which is pre-wired to think negatively, you can respond optimistically to any situation.
However, the brain reacts quicker to bad news than good, so it’s no wonder we experience self-doubt, worry and pessimism. It becomes familiar and seems contagious!
How can we change this?
Crystals encourage emotions of joy, hope, gratitude and love, whilst shielding you from negative energies.
By stimulating a positive vibration within our own energy fields, healing crystals strengthen your intention to be positive. So, if you want to boost your mood, chase ambitions, and enjoy being in the present moment, these nine crystals will help you stay more positive.
Which are the Best Positive Energy Crystals and Stones?
1. Pyrite (Fool’s Gold)
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Origin: Australia, South Africa, Spain, Japan, Peru, Russia, Greece, Sweden, Czech Republic, UK, North America
Pyrite is a phenomenal crystal for positivity.
Nestled within its cubic structure is a force field that blocks out negative energy and pollutants. This stops outside influences affecting your mood and thinking, which is vital for achieving your potential. Pyrite also stimulates the flow of ideas and memory.
Interestingly, pyrite tends to have a slightly different effect on men and women. It often boosts self-confidence in men, while women find it useful for overcoming inferiority complexes. Either way, it’ll ease any sense of inadequacy - plus it's great for boosting your energy levels.
Tip for Using Pyrite: As pyrite is a positive energy stone that promotes clarity and focus, place a piece on your desk to energise your working environment.
2. Sunstone (Stone of Leadership)
Colour: Yellow, Orange, Red-Brown
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Sacral
Origin: USA, Norway, Canada, Greece, India, Russia
Sunstone radiates happiness. Its positive energy shines a profound light on self-empowerment and independence.
If you feel drained by other people, sunstone can free you of possessive or over-demanding energies. It also acts like an antidepressant and increases your optimism and enthusiasm.
Sunstone brings the regenerative powers of the sun right to your doorstep and will show you the positive in any situation.
3. Peridot (Study Stone)
Chakra: Heart, Solar Plexus
Origin: Brazil, USA, Egypt, Russia, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Canary Islands, Afghanistan
Peridot’s loving energy gives a cheerful disposition to anyone who wears it in jewellery, or uses it in their meditation practice.
By clearing blockages in the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakra, peridot releases guilt, negative patterns or obsessions. The new positive vibration teaches you the importance of self-love and taking responsibility for your own decisions.
This crystal’s ability to turn negative energy into positive is a powerful form of alchemy. If you need a boost to your positivity, emotional health or even luck, peridot is a great crystal to try.
4. Chrysocolla (The Goddess Stone)
Colour: Green, Blue
Chakra: Sacral, Heart, Throat
Origin: USA, Peru, UK, Mexico, Russia, Chile
Chrysocolla is a wonderful crystal for calming the mind of worries and negative thoughts. This will allow serenity and inner strength to surface, which is important for a positive mindset.
As it connects your Heart Chakra with the Throat Chakra, this crystal gives a unique emphasis on expressing your thoughts with heartfelt communication. This will encourage a more respectful and compassionate approach in your response to people and will help you to feel better about yourself.
Positivity thrives on self-belief. And this crystal, also known as The Goddess Stone, will help women, in particular, embrace their feminine power.
5. Yellow Jasper (Supreme Nurturer)
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Origin: India, Russia, Australia, Venezuela, USA, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa
Yellow jasper is one of the best stones for positivity and happiness.
As a type of chalcedony, the Supreme Nurturer encourages kindness, generosity and goodwill, through balancing the energies of the emotions, mind and spirit.
By replacing negative emotions with positive energy, this crystal improves optimism and ensures a confident approach when under stress.
As it’s said to hold the energy of the sun, yellow jasper is also the perfect crystal to encourage positive thinking through the colder seasons.
6. Black Tourmaline
Origin: Brazil, Zimbabwe, Australia, USA, Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Black tourmaline is my go-to crystal for protection. But it’s also excellent for softening inner conflicts and negative thoughts, so they can be turned into positive. This will improve motivation and relationships.
By placing a metaphysical energy field around you, black tourmaline protects from other people’s negativity. It also acts like a sponge, soaking up bad energies that might be lingering in the environment.
As a result, you'll feel an increase in your energy levels. Happiness and positivity will follow.
7. Ruby (Stone of Nobility)
Chakra: Heart, Root
Origin: Mexico, Madagascar, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Russia, Cambodia, Thailand
Ruby is a dynamic crystal favoured by royalty and Ancients. Its powers stimulate passion, a courageous attitude and awakens the kundalini.
So, it’s no wonder that when you bring ruby into your energy field, you’ll get a sense of your energy rising. It’ll also encourage you to step outside your comfort zone with positive risk-taking.
8. Lapis Lazuli (Stone of Friendship, Truth and Total Awareness)
Colour: Deep Blue
Chakra: Throat, Third Eye
Origin: Afghanistan, Russia, USA, Chile, Egypt, Middle East
Lapis lazuli’s energy helps you accept that life may not be as you planned, but you’ve still got a lot to be grateful for. And gratitude is fundamental to being positive.
Through stimulating your intellectual abilities and encouraging honest communication, lapis lazuli brings emotional calmness to a life full of stress.
This will raise your energy levels and help you to trust your intuition.
Tip for Using Lapis Lazuli: Wear a lapis lazuli necklace or earrings to promote a more positive attitude. It's also one of the best crystals for friendship, so wear it at social events.
9. Citrine (The Lucky Merchant’s Stone)
Colour: Yellow, ranging from pale to honey or even brown
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Crown Chakra
Origin: Brazil, France, Madagascar, Russia, UK, USA
Citrine has a positive, sunny energy that shines on any endeavour.
If you've been through a period of grieving or intense stress, you may need this type of boost.
By restoring balance to your Solar Plexus, any feelings of self-doubt or worthlessness will be eliminated, clearing the way for you to move forward again.
This crystal is also super for manifestation. With a positive attitude and citrine stone in your pocket, you’ll attract success and prosperity.
BONUS CRYSTAL: Diopside
Diopside is a powerful crystal for promoting positive vibes. It teaches us how to live in the moment, while also creating a promising future.
As it has a strong vibration that resonates with the Heart Chakra and Higher Heart, diopside also encourages compassion and forgiveness.
We tend to fail through a lack of self-belief and motivation. Diopside will relieve stagnation and help realise your true potential.
Other Tips for Using Gemstones and Crystals for Positivity
While the nine crystals in this article promote positivity, there are various ways you can use their healing properties.
Here are some of my favourite ways to use positive energy stones:
- Positive affirmations are beneficial for boosting positivity - and they are even more effective when holding a positivity crystal. You can also wear bracelets and necklaces.
- Meditation is an important daily practice. It clears your mind of unwanted thoughts and replaces them with calming positivity. Having chosen your crystal, sit in a quiet space and focus on your intention. Then allow the crystal’s energy to deepen your intention and experience.
- Visualisations are another effective daily habit. Start by surrounding yourself with a crystal grid for positivity, then create a mental image of your goal. This programs your brain to recognise opportunities and attract the right people to help you.
- You can also do this with vision boards. Surround the board with crystals for positivity to increase its power.
- Getting a good night's sleep goes hand in hand with maintaining a positive outlook. You can place crystals under your pillow or on your bedside table. Another nice tip is to sip an elixir an hour or so before you sleep. For more information about crystals to help sleep, please see my article about the best crystals for sleep problems.
As well as using crystals for positivity, mindfulness is also an effective way to remain positive.
Which Angels are Associated with Promoting Positivity?
All angels radiate a positive energy. However, the ones I most associate with positivity are:
- Archangel Michael - This angel’s name means ‘Who is Like God’ and is the angel of courage and protection. I use Lapis lazuli, sugilite or blue kyanite when invoking this angel for positivity.
- Angel Ananchel - Angel Ananchel is known as ‘The Grace of God’ and brings graceful acceptance of life. He will encourage you to look on the bright side of life.
- Archangel Jophiel - This angel resonates with the colour yellow and specifically with citrine and sunstone. He helps you to develop a more positive mindset and optimism.
Summary and My Favorite Positive Stone
Positivity is essential for happiness, growth and gaining the most from life.
Crystal healing is a unique and effective way to attain this. These nine crystals, that each resonate at their own vibration, will promote gratitude, optimism and resilience to help you remain positive.
My favourite crystal for positivity is yellow jasper. Its sunny, nurturing energy encourages me to be positive without being over-assertive. I love the way its energy aligns to kindness and generosity. This is in line with the ‘pay it forward’ and ‘small acts of kindness’ energy, both of which are perfect ways to boost positivity.
About the Author: Mary Ancillette
Mary is a spiritual teacher, published author and therapist from the UK. She's passionate about helping others improve their lives through harnessing the power of crystals and spirituality.