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Crystal Allies in Shadow Work

Shadow work is something I have been talking about a lot in the last few weeks. It is the time of year for this vital part of our growth and healing. Next week I will write more about the whys of Shadow work, but this week I wanted to highlight one of the most helpful tools you can have on your side when you start this work; Crystals. 

While most crystals can assist in some way, these are the ones that feel custom designed for the task. As you shop for them, and handle each one, you will probably find three or four on this list that call out to you in some way, these are the ones that will be of the greatest help to you in your healing journey. 


Labradorite: with its beautiful eye-catching rainbow sheen, Labradorite has a lovely soft comforting energy that helps to shine a light on the truths that we may have been hiding from. It is an expert at showing us the patterns in our behaviors and in shedding light on the root of the patterns that we seem to play out over and over without knowing why we do it. 


Rose Quartz: known as the stone of love, Rose Quartz is a strong

Rose Quartzally in this work as it helps us to regain self-love. It targets the emotions of resentment, anger or long nursed grudges, helping to gently clear them out. While showing us our own perfection and lovability. 

Selenite: a cleansing, clearing and purifying stone, it helps us clear out the connections, emotions and memories that no longer serve us. It will also help keep all your other crystals clean. 

Lapis Lazuli


Lapis Lazuli: no matter what the spiritual or emotional wounds we might be carrying are, Lapis can aid us in healing them. 



Amethyst: a powerful detoxifier and known for aiding in Divine connection, amethyst not only helps to heal, but also brings calmness and peace to our surroundings. 


All of the black crystals listed here are powerful shields against outside negative energies. And each also brings its own unique properties with it as well. 

Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian: can help to show you your inner truth. Its energy is strongly associated with our ancestors and with healing the wounds that have been passed down to us from previous generations. 


Snowflake Obsidian

Snowflake Obsidian: like Labradorite, Snowflake Obsidian helps to bring hidden patterns and emotions to the surface where we can clearly see to deal with them. The white flakes are believed to soften and balance the vibrations. The black and white combined help in the release of negative mental patterns. 

Black Onyx


Black Onyx: can help to heal the traumas that we are carrying from our past. It can also bolster our strength and help regenerate happiness within us. 


smoky Quartz


Smoky Quartz: helps us gain and maintain a positive outlook and perspective as we begin to move forward. 



Black Tourmaline


Black Tourmaline: is a powerful aid in relieving the fears and anger that can sometimes be left by old memories. 






Hematite: last on this list, the stone known for clearing negativity can also help to boost our willpower and our self-esteem, aiding us in gaining confidence. 



Simply having these crystals nearby as we journal or talk with the cards about our shadows can aid us in unlocking more than many of us are able to on our own.