Do you get tense or nervous when travelling? Whether you’re worried others may cause an accident, or find the bustle of busy airports and stations overwhelming, these nine crystals can promote safe travel.
Travelling can be a mind expanding experience – but that doesn’t mean it’s stress-free.
Busy airports, delays and road congestion make any journey difficult. Many people also feel anxious about their safety, particularly when flying or visiting foreign countries.
The good news is that healing crystals can promote safe and enjoyable travel. If you have a fear of flying, feel outside your comfort zone, or are just home sick, these nine crystals and gemstones may help.
Which are the Best Crystals & Gem Stones for Travelling?
1. Amethyst (Stone of Spirituality, Contentment and Meditation)
Colour: Purple to Lavender
Chakra: Crown and Third Eye
Origin: USA, Mexico, Canada, Russia, India, Sri Lanka, Britain, Brazil, Uruguay, Siberia, Africa
Amethyst has traditionally been used for protecting travellers against thieves. But it has other attributes that make it a crystal to take on your next journey.
With its soothing energy and calming influence, amethyst helps you find a balance between common sense and an easy-going attitude when travelling. This can reduce anxiety when making a decision, so you have a more pleasant and safe journey.
Besides soothing anxieties, amethyst’s protective nature promotes a peaceful journey whilst shielding you against negative energies.
Tip: Do you often feel anxious even when you’re not travelling? If so, take a look at the best healing crystals for anxiety by clicking here.
2. Black Tourmaline
Origin: Brazil, Zimbabwe, Australia, USA, Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Black tourmaline is the master for protection when travelling.
Its grounding properties can protect against the negative energies of frustrated drivers and fellow travellers in airports. In fact, it’s one of the best all-round crystals for protection. You may also find it useful in other crowded environments, such as tourist attractions or train stations.
Aside from its energetic shielding, black tourmaline can promote a more positive and laid back approach when travelling. If you need a bear hug of reassurance, it’s a great crystal to choose.
Tip for Using Black Tourmaline: Carry or wear black tourmaline on the left-hand side of your body, as it’s believed energy enters your aura on the left.
3. Malachite (Stone of Transformation)
Chakra: Heart and Throat
Origin: Romania, Zambia, Russia, Germany, Middle East, Australia
Malachite is the Guardian Stone for Travellers. It protects against accidents and is a must have for your collection when travelling.
This crystal’s immense power of transformation encourages you to take responsibilities for your actions. This allows the “ego” to take a back seat, making for a safer journey.
If you’re fearful when flying, suffer from vertigo or have a deep-seated dread of congested highways, Malachite’s protective nature will calm you and surround you with loving energy. These range of benefits make it one of the best stones for travel.
But be mindful: should it start to crumble it’s said that danger is imminent!
4. Moonstone (Stone of New Beginnings)
Colour: White, Cream, Yellow Milky Sheen
Origin: Sri Lanka, India, Australia, USA
Moonstone is a lovely healing stone if you’re travelling, as it’s thought to bring luck and joy to your adventures. It’s also useful for soothing motion sickness and can ease feelings of being home sick when abroad or away for long periods.
With its links to the moon and reputation for being a traveller’s stone, moonstone is said to lighten pathways and protect you when travelling at night. It’s also an excellent stone for protecting against road rage, accidents over water and easing symptoms of jet lag.
5. Yellow Jasper (Supreme Nurturer)
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Origin: India, Russia, Australia, Venezuela, USA, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa
Yellow jasper is a talisman for protection when travelling both physically or spiritually.
It stimulates and balances the solar plexus, which reduces the stress and anxieties that can sometimes occur when travelling. So, if you’re out of your comfort zone or have lost your sense of direction, yellow jasper can ground you and give a welcome boost to confidence levels.
Yellow jasper is also a sunny stone of happiness. Take it in your suitcase for protection and to enhance mental clarity and positive energy. It can also help ease motion sickness.
6. Tiger’s Eye (Stone of the Mind)
Colour: Brown, Yellow, Red
Chakra: Solar Plexus, Root
Origin: Mexico, USA, South Africa, Australia, India, Brazil, Thailand
Tiger’s eye has a myriad of healing properties that make it a good crystal to choose when travelling.
Combining the earth and sun energy, this gemstone can keep you grounded whilst promoting enthusiasm for exploring new places.
It’s also a stone that promotes courage, releases fear, protects against negativity and provides an overall sense of mindfulness, which are all beneficial when travelling.
7. Smoky Quartz (Stone of Cooperation)
Colour: Light to Dark Smokey Grey/Brown
Smoky quartz is a wonderful crystal for absorbing negative energy. It’ll help relieve tension and can protect you around erratic drivers or stressed travellers.
It’s also a peace token. So, if you’re feeling unsure of your surroundings or need more clarity, holding smoky quartz brings a calming sense of awareness.
As well as physical travel, smoky quartz can boost intuition during spiritual travel.
Tip for Using Smoky Quartz: Smoky quartz with amethyst makes a powerful tool for travelling safely.
8. Aquamarine (Stone of Courage and Protection)
Colour: Pale Blue/Green
Origin: Brazil, Madagascar, USA, Russia, Mexico, India, Afghanistan, Mozambique
Aquamarine’s lovely soothing energy makes it a talisman of good luck for sailors and those travelling on or over water.
Ancient folklore says Aquamarine was the treasure of mermaids. Coming from the Latin Aqua Marinus, meaning ‘water of the sea,’ and combined with it being a Stone of Courage and Protection, this is a wonderful gemstone to travel with.
Aquamarine can also bring a sense of joy to your travels, alleviate stress, calm over-wrought emotions and help avoid delays.
Tip: Want to learn more about using crystals to increase courage? Click here.
9. Rose Quartz (Stone of Unconditional Love)
Origin: USA, Japan, India, Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, Argentina, Mexico
Rose quartz is the crystal of love. So, can you imagine how self-love can enhance your experience when you travel?
By imbuing yourself with compassion and love, you’re tuning into the best version you can be. This amplifies positivity and enhances how you react to situations.
Travelling alone in unfamiliar places can be unnerving. But rose quartz’ loving properties can reduce home sickness, attract positive energies and maybe even protect against accidents.
BONUS CRYSTAL: Shungite (Stone of Life & Winner of Nobel Peace Prize 1996)
If you want a crystal for airports, this is the one!
Shungite, with its natural fullerene (carbon) content, can shield against electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones, laptops and security scanners in airports.
Tip for Using Shungite: Due to its powerful antioxidant properties and purifying ability, take a shungite elixir with you when travelling. You can also place shungite stickers on the backs of your phone, and shungite pyramids by computers and routers.
Other Tips for Using Crystals and Stones for Safe Travel
The energetic vibrations of the above crystals for travel can help protect you from erratic behaviours and negative energies. They can also bring calmness and clarity.
Here are a few ways to get the most from these crystals:
- Wearing crystals in jewellery, such as rings, bracelets and necklaces, is an easy way to travel with them.
- Place crystals in your luggage, handbag, purse or pocket to minimise negative influences on journeys.
- Make a travel pouch with several different crystals. Place it in your bag or suitcase to benefit wherever you go.
- If you’re staying in a hotel, lay a crystal grid around your bed or place your favourite crystals on the bedside table whilst you sleep.
- Make a crystal cleansing spray before you travel so you can cleanse any stagnant energies in cars, hotel rooms, airplanes or train carriages.
- Don’t worry about choosing smaller stones that take up less space. This won’t affect the crystal’s energetic properties.
Note: While crystals for travel can protect against negative energies, don’t rely on them for travel safety. Proper planning, researching your destination, and using common sense are vital.
Which Angels are Associated With Travel?
St Christopher is the Patron Saint of Travel. Some people like to protect themselves by carrying a St Christopher medal with them to invoke a blessing. However, you can also call upon the angels to protect you.
The ones I most associate with safe travel are:
- Archangel Michael (Archangel of Safe Travel) – Archangel Michael releases fear and offers protection when travelling.
- Archangel Raphael (Patron of Travelling) – Archangel Raphael has a green aura and is linked to the healing crystal of malachite.
Modern transport has made travel more accessible, safe and enjoyable. But it’s also caused a culture of short-tempers, frustrating queues and negative energies.
These nine crystals, with their links to safe and enjoyable travel, ensure you stay grounded and protected from negative energy. They can also allow your common sense and intuition to guide you.
My favourite crystal for safe travel is malachite. It’s the Guardian Stone for Travellers and gives the sense of protection from accidents whilst empowering me to take responsibility for my actions.