7 Crystals for Travel
Healing crystals are great travel companions and can be utilized in promoting a safe journey, arrival and adventure. Healing crystals are becoming mainstream – yay! – so I hope it doesn’t shock you to read what I just wrote! Crystals radiate frequency and energy because they are living creatures, like you and me. When I was first introduced to crystals, I appreciated them for their beauty and uniqueness. Even if I had a small collection, I was still skeptical about their properties and abilities. Only until I started reading a little more about them – and mind you, very recently – have I been able to acknowledge their properties and power. I’ve come to understand a little about how they work, and I can finally stand behind this post. I believe that crystals can be integrated into our daily lives and daily quests, and our travels. If you’re new to crystals, a great resource is Doreen Virtue’s Crystal Therapy pocket guide. Without further ado, let’s jump in!
7 Crystals for Travel: Protection, Grounding and Calming
Usually, you see turquoise in jewellery – delicate to ornate rings, necklaces and bracelets, even earrings – more than as tumble stones or in bigger chunks. I have a few pieces of turquoise jewellery and usually wear them daily, so I was happy to learn that turquoise is a great stone for travellers. Actually, Hibiscus Moon (an ah-mazing resource for learning about crystals) explains that turquoise is the traveller’s companion and a good protector. It was traditionally given to people getting ready to go on a long journey. Takeaway: you have permission to get yourself a big, gorgeous hunk of turquoise!
Malachite is one of the stones most known and recognized for travel protection. Malachite is an especially powerful gemstone offering protection from accidents and protection for air travel. Besides being among the most powerful protection stones, malachite makes for a great travel partner because it absorbs negative energy and pollutants, has soothing properties, and helps eliminate fear associated with flying. With malachite taking care of the gross plane air, easing your tension and taking care of any fears you might have about flying, the stone will (as a result!) help with jet lag. I’ve finally gotten myself a small piece of malachite to wear for future travels.
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Hematite is a grounding stone and can help get rid of jet lag. For this one I’ve got to give props to Hibiscus Moon again. HM explains in a short video an effective way to be relieved of jet lag by using hematite. I won’t give away any spoilers here (so check out the link!) but I can’t wait to try this the next time I travel by air.
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Angelite isn’t traditionally a travel stone but it is a protection stone. I like Angelite for travel because it promotes peace and helps in connecting with the higher self, your intuition, psychic abilities – whatever you want to call it. I believe that if you are connected to your highest self and intuition, then you are protected from harmful situations and interactions, as well as negative energies or encounters.
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Amethyst is another go-to stone for travellers. Amethyst protects the wearer while traveling and get this – even from thieves! If crystals are new to you (or even if they aren’t), this probably sounds a little far-fetched. But it’s really want you make of it. I carried my amethyst in a small pocket in my luggage throughout my stint in Europe, and despite having a very close encounter with a thief (see What I Learned in Paris) I came out of the encounter “scuff-free” and with all my money and belongings accounted for. Of course, I still keep my wits about me – so don’t let your guard down just cause you got some amethyst on 😉
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I like howlite for travel because it is a calming stone. Howlite decreases stress or anxiety for the wearer and even helps with insomnia. If you tend to be a little more nervous or anxious (but then again, who isn’t?), this is a great stone for you when you travel. I’ve been seeing more and more beautifully shaped howlite hearts at metaphysical shops and howlite beads on bracelets.
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Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a more subtle, supportive stone. I carry my blue lace agate with me everyday and also keep it close when I travel. I like blue lace agate because it has a harmonising energy, balancing the emotions and natural forces, and encourages self-confidence – all important components in successful and safe travel!