In this post, we reveal the top crystals for happiness and positive energy and explain how they can help you. Let's get started!
If there’s one thing crystals can bring to any user, without much effort, it’s happiness and positive energy. Even beginners to crystal healing can learn to harness the high vibrations of these stones for long-term benefit. Here’s how!
In this article we discuss the following:
- How to Use Crystals for Happiness and Positive Energy
- 10 Best Crystals for Happiness
- Black Tourmaline
- Lapis Lazuli
- Yellow Jasper
- 10 Best Crystals for Positive Energy
- Rose Quartz
- Clear Quartz
- Tiger’s Eye
How to Use Crystals for Happiness and Positive Energy
Even people who are not interested in crystals at all will tell you that there is something undeniably light and alluring about being near one of these stones. They’ll justify it using the stone’s appearance; how could you not feel good when looking at something so shiny and intricate?
In reality, these individuals are not being enamored by the colors and textures of the rocks; they’re experiencing their very first encounter with crystal energy, and it’s affecting their auric frequency in a way that feels good.
Crystals can do a lot of things, but their foundations are rooted in the vibrations of happiness and positivity. There exists no negatively oriented stone; it’s simply not part of natural phenomena.
How and why crystals are able to bring about happiness and positivity in users remains largely metaphysical. Science will acknowledge the rise and fall of energetic waves, but it will not give mind to reasons why a stone from the Earth may amplify the emotions of a human being.
Different people will direct their positive energy crystals in different ways. For example, one person’s definition of happiness may entail an abundance of love; in this regard, a love-oriented crystal could be best to work with. Working with happiness and positive energy stones is very subjective, which is great news for beginners as there are really no wrong choices!
To properly use crystals that promote positive energy you’ll need to find ways of incorporating your stone into your everyday life. If you’re a seasoned crystal professional, feel free to jump ahead!
To use your chosen stones in everyday life, you can adopt one of a few methods so that your crystal regularly has the opportunity to interact with your energy. Some usage methods are as follows:
- During meditation, hold your happiness crystal in the palm of your hand and bring your overall intention into your mind’s eye. Using as few human words as possible, use visualization to send your desires from your mind into the stone, as though you were using visual telepathy.
- Place your crystals on your chakras whilst lying down, and allow them to attune the vibration of each energy center to one that is more in alignment with the essence of happiness and positivity.
- Place your chosen crystal in the base of your drinking glass, either at work or at home. Drink water throughout the day, and allow the stone to charge each sip. Note that this method is only suitable for those crystals that do not dissolve in water! Or, alternatively, use a crystal water bottle.
- Sleep with your happiness stone under your pillow, or next to your bed. Often crystals are most effective when given the chance to work directly with the subconscious mind that we give way to as we fall asleep.
- Wear your crystals as jewelry as often as possible.
Essentially, the goal is to have your healing crystals as near to your physical body as possible, as this is the energy that needs to be directly affected and attuned in order to experience an abundance of happiness and positivity.
Always remember that crystals have naturally high vibrations: much higher than that of a human being. They are formed over millions of years beneath the Earth’s surface (though some do come from outer space) and are changed with the minerals and elements of this realm. Their powers were known by ancient civilizations, and we are slowly beginning to tap back into their potential; the goal in all this is to help create a happier, kinder and more positive world.
How to Cleanse Crystals
Bringing happiness and positivity to a user is a natural ability of almost every crystal on the market. That being said, crystals want to help anyone and everyone, and can’t necessarily decipher between your energy and that of another who is handling the stone intermittently.
For this reason, it is imperative to make time to properly cleanse your crystals every so often. Once a month is standard, but there is no such thing as too much crystal cleansing.
Why cleanse? You want your happiness stones to stay attuned to your vibration, and your vibration only. Crystals are personal tools and shouldn’t really be shared between multiple individuals. If a friend, lover or child picks up your stones out of interest, the crystal might pick up some of their energy, thus confusing the frequency.
The following are the simplest ways of cleansing crystals once a month or more:
- Not all crystals can be placed into water; some dissolve on contact. Those that can should be cleansed using a saltwater solution (either homemade or collected from an ocean). Place the stones in the solution and leave them submerged for a minimum of 24 hours.
- Crystals can also be cleansed using water in motion. Place each stone under running water for a minimum of 1 minute each.
- Once a month, leave your crystals under the light of the full moon overnight. Retrieve them in the morning after they’ve had at least two hours in the sun.
- Bury your stones underground and leave them there for anywhere between 24 to 48 hours.
- Burn sacred herbs or incense over your crystals, while cleansing them with intention. Sage, sandalwood and Palo Santo work wonders!
If you invest in new crystals for happiness, we recommend doing an initial cleanse when they arrive in your possession. This will remove any energy that was accumulated during their retail journey, and leave them clear and recharged to begin the work you are intending to do. For more information, check out our comprehensive guide here on how to cleanse and charge crystals.
10 Best Crystals for Happiness
Selenite is a special stone, and we recommend that all avid crystal users have at least one piece of it within their collection, particularly if happiness and positivity are your desire. Selenite is typically sold in wand-form, and has a shape resembling that of icicles.
This is a light, ethereal stone that offers direct connection with the angelic realms. These realms are the culmination of happiness in their purest forms. Sometimes called a ‘light bringer’, selenite is a great companion to anyone who can’t necessarily place where or why they want more happiness, but know that they need it.
This is one of few Earth crystals that are able to self-cleanse. You won’t have to worry about tending to energetic build up on your selenite wand; in fact, you can even use it to cleanse other crystals in your collection.2. Shungite
Some ancient civilizations believed that detoxing the body, mind and spirit was the surest path to heightened levels of happiness. Shungite is a stone of happiness, because it is a detoxifier.
Shungite works to amplify the vibration both inside and outside the body. What we mean by this is that it detoxifies your blood, organs and tissues, as well as pulls harmful EMF frequencies out of your external environment, so they don’t work to re-toxify your insides over time.
The result is a newfound sense of happiness and settlement: almost as though you finally feel “at home” on Earth. Keep a piece of shungite in any water that you drink.
Happiness is all about abundance, so stones such as amethyst make great cocreators for this experience. Amethyst is abundant to the Earth; it’s one of the easiest crystals to find, mine and buy, and as a result it is incredibly affordable.
As far as gemstones for happiness go, amethyst just "gets it". It works to pull the user away from the mundane, monotony of the physical world, and connect them to their more metaphysical bodies. Your psychic abilities will become amplified, and this newfound sense of ‘something greater’ will eventually have a direct effect on your perception of happiness.
Amethyst also works throughout your day with your subconscious mind, helping to rewire your frame of reference for how you perceive the world.4. Sunstone
There’s a reason why human beings generally feel happier when the sun is shining. For one, we get vitamin D, so our mood is immediately lifted and we feel better. Secondly, the sun is a powerful energetic force that is rooted in the active, and not the passive.
Sunstone retains the energy of the sun, and brings it into your daily experience. It is a stone of passion, joy and motivation to get things done. Like the moon, the sun has its own way of nurturing the human spirit, and there is something very supportive and grounding about it.
Sunstone works so that you may be empowered. If you feel stagnant in your home or work life and feel that this may be contributing to your unhappiness, then this could be the crystal for you.
5. Black Tourmaline
We usually use darker crystals when in need of protective qualities. While black tourmaline is a powerful protector, it is also one that can ward of any energies that have been working to burst your happiness bubble.
Black tourmaline is incredibly grounding, and works directly with a lesser known chakra situated underneath the feet. Grounding yourself to Earth often has a profound effect on your experience of happiness in everyday life, as you become more affiliated with the physical world and live less in the clouds. Being so disjointed in your own energy can contribute to a perception of unhappiness.
If anyone is sending black magic your way, this could also be contributing to your feeling of lack of happiness. Black tourmaline will protect you from such threats.
6. Lapis Lazuli
The thyroid gland, in many ways, rules the body. When there is imbalance in this energetic hub, we feel it physically, emotionally and mentally. Sufferers of thyroid disease almost always report spells of deep depression and unhappiness.
Lapis lazuli is the stone of royal blue that works directly with the throat chakra to clear and heal whatever imbalances are occurring. While it works on an energetic level, the effects are experienced physically and relief is often felt within just a few weeks of working with this stone.
Blue crystals also affect our communication for the better. If poor communication skills are something that make you repeatedly unhappy, a blue stone is recommended. Lapis lazuli is also linked to clairvoyance, and may give you the ability to connect to intelligence of higher realms.
Fluorite is one of the most common crystals to be sold as fakes. They are easy to replicate using just glass and dye, so always purchase fluorite from a reputable source.
This is one of the best stones for beginners to crystals for happiness. What we mean by this is that anyone seeking elevated levels of happiness needs to have all of their energy centers unblocked and in full flow before the experience of happiness can find them.
Fluorite goes straight to work and clears out whatever is living in your chakras and not serving you. Stagnancy is the antithesis of happiness, so once this is resolved you’ll be amazed at how effortless happier emotions seem to be.
8. Yellow Jasper
Sunstone isn’t always easy to find, and yellow jasper is the closest alternative.
This crystal is also harnessing the energy of the sun. It is best suited to anyone who experiences seasonal depression or those common winter blues.
Jasper is a naturally high vibratory stone. Its specialty is confidence, which in many instances comes with the illusion of happiness — a good place to start! Worrying about what others think day in and day out will also severely harm our ability to feel happiness, and yellow jasper will ensure that this tendency becomes a thing of the past.
Named after the Latin word for ‘celestial’, the abilities of this heavenly blue stone become somewhat self explanatory.
If there were a natural tranquilizer to offer peace and happiness throughout the whole body, it would be in the form of celestite. This crystal is best described as the sight and feeling you get when laying on soft grass under the big blue sky: that eternalness, that infinity.
Tranquility comes naturally to celestite, which is why many users opt to keep a piece next to their heads as they sleep. A restful slumber leads to a positive morning, which in turn fuels a more positive day. Keep this stone close!
If any of your perceived unhappiness is rooted in an ailment of your physical body, then bloodstone can probably help.
This is a profound healer and blood cleansing tool, one that is based on the belief that the physical body plays a catalyst to any negative emotions we may experience in everyday life.
In addition to physical healing, bloodstone will work closely with your intuition and creativity: two factors that have the ability to harness happiness when used constructively.
Some call bloodstone the ‘audible oracle’. There is a possibility of becoming more attuned to any mystical powers you may currently be suppressing. Don’t let this alarm you; the crystal will never bring up anything that will frighten or overwhelm the user.
10 Best Crystals for Positive Energy
1. Rose Quartz
When you really want to increase your chances of finding and maintaining positive energy, we suggest creating a crystal grid in your home using rose quartz. Because this is an abundant and affordable stone, one can invest in multiple pieces to be placed in each corner of their house.
Rose quartz works very closely with the heart charka. Earlier in this piece we mentioned that, for a lot of people, happiness and positivity are rooted in the presence of love. Rose quartz can work to amplify, attract and nurture all avenues of love in a user's life, especially that of self love.
Rose quartz makes for great jewelry; wear it on your body and showcase it in your home.
Rhodochrosite is one of our personal favorite positive energy stones. It goes deep into suppressed trauma and emotional wounds that may be contributing to your lack of positivity.
Healing is the end goal for rhodochrosite. You’ll slowly but surely be guided to revisit whatever is being pushed down, in a gentle way, so that it can be evaluated and eventually released, making way for more positivity to flow in.
After this, you will be able to reclaim all of the parts of yourself that were previously contributing to your perception of negativity.
In the process, your compassion for others will be amplified and your heart opened to other positive avenues that you were perhaps ignoring up until this point.
3. Clear Quartz
This is another crystal that is incredibly easy to fake. Clear quartz looks exactly like glass, so polished fakes are sold by the dozen. Always opt for raw clear quartz when you can, or purchase polished stones from a reliable source.
This is the most versatile crystal on the market; it can be used to attract and amplify just about any positive experience one has the foresight of dreaming up. Even when your intentions are not necessarily clear or refined, clear quartz will tap into your inner being’s wants and needs for you, knowing that they are in line with your highest good.
Any physical pain in the body can also be managed using clear quartz. Place it directly on the area of ailment and go into a meditative state while it works. We also recommend wearing it as jewelry.
There are very few people who aren’t drawn into the energy of moonstone at first glance. The milky white hue of the stone, refracting all colors of the light spectrum, makes it the most alluring crystal for positive energy.
Moonstone works with the energy of the moon. It’s gentle, nurturing and motherly, which are positive aspects no matter how you try to frame them.
Moonstone will balance your emotions and strengthen your intuition. Anyone seeking a new beginning or second chance can use this crystal as a tool. It will also work closely with sensuality and femininity of all beings, regardless of whether they are male or female. Positivity is all about balance!
If you’ve been living out some false identities or facades, they are likely the reason for your perceived lack of positivity. Amazonite works to ‘call bullshit’ on your false narratives; it knows and loves your authenticity, and this is the root to a more positive existence.
Amazonite is one of the best crystals for positive energy as it is an incredibly rational stone. It helps you make thoughtful, considerate decisions in everyday life. Sleep with a piece next to your bed to absorb these properties.
Making genuine connections is one avenue toward a more positive life, and this crystal facilitates just that. You need to start attracting souls who amplify the vibration of happiness, and rejecting those who attempt to leech your energy.
Citrine is a gentle, must-have positive energy crystal. It works toward purifying your emotions, which in turn leads to a more positive life experience.
First, citrine works with your external environment to decontaminate the air and energies that surround you. Over time, this will fuel a natural boost in emotions and thoughts, which will feel subtle in the beginning and then gradually more tangible. This will continue for a number of months.
Simultaneously, citrine gets to work on the internal world of the user and works directly with one’s levels of self-esteem. Self-esteem is a branch of positivity; the two go hand in hand.
Citrine is a great crystal to gift to anyone suffering from anxiety and depression.
7. Tiger’s Eye
Tiger’s eye is one of the most protective stones on the planet, but it also happens to be one of the most effective crystals for positive energy.
It achieves this by harnessing the energy of the tiger: confident, willful and full of integrity. In this way, it brings out these characteristics in you, enabling you to take on life from a newfound sense of authority. This is a positive experience for anyone who has been living out the role of the sheep since before they can remember.
Any energies that attempt to contaminate your charkas in everyday life will be warded off by the tiger’s eye. It keeps you in alignment, even when your external environment is continuously changing. This is a great crystal for travelers and we recommend wearing it as a ring or necklace.
Quality, authentic turquoise can be expensive, but there are few more powerful gemstones to work with the human aura.
This is a tranquil stone rooted in calmness, ease and peace. The user, or wearer, will be transported into an elevated state that feels more positive, even if they don’t necessarily understand how or what is happening.
Turquoise helps you to trust in the unfolding of life, and what the universe has planned for you. It’s so powerful, in fact, that it actually ends up amplifying the positivity in those around you, which works to reinforce this notion of trust.
Fear of existence is one of the main contributors to a lack of positivity. Perhaps you spend a lot of your energy in deep concern for the environment, humanity or individual people with whom you walk this path.
Carnelian wants you to experience fearlessness, courage and motivation to change that which does not sit well with you. It is concerned with vitality of the mind, body and soul of the user, maintaining that so long as fear is present vitality will always be compromised.
Carnelian is also a very sexual stone. It can be used to reignite the tantric energy that flows through all of us; often this flow of energy becomes burned out over the years. Gift carnelian to a lover if you perceive there to be a tantric imbalance occurring between the two of you.
To end off this roundup, we introduce a stone that radiates the pinnacle of positive energy and abundance.
Peridot, aesthetically, is a crystal that pulls you deep into yourself, similarly to how people with translucent green eyes can do the same with a glance. It wants you to face yourself, so that the physical reality that makes up your life experience can shift into a more positive frequency.
Joy, growth and renewal are all properties attainable with peridot. This crystal is a close relative to the diamond, so sourcing a piece tends to come at a price but, as far as amplification of positivity goes, it’s well worth it.
Transformation is a specialty of peridot: dark into light, negative into positive.
Crystal healing is a self-care practice that can bring you peace, rid you of negative thoughts and energy and improve your overall well being. The crystals named in this article are great crystals that will help bring you positivity and happiness, as long as you are open to the experience!
If you are interested in incorporating crystals into your life, you should consider a mindful breathing necklace made of a crystal that resonates with you. Mindful breathing jewelry made of crystals not only help provide the benefits of the crystal you choose to wear, but they can also be used to help slow your breath, leading to a greater sense of calm and serenity. Also, if you are interested in reading more about anxiety and crystals, check out our comprehensive blog post on the 15 Best Crystals for Anxiety!