Whether you consider yourself a spiritual person or just love the idea of a crystal having a specific meaning or intention, it doesn’t really matter. Either way, crystals are a beautiful way for grounding and to connect more to the Earth as these often sparkly objects do come from the ground we walk on.
I’m not here to tell you that crystals will help you cure your woes or are confidence-boosting magic rocks, I simply believe that they’re beautiful and that having an intention for them can be meaningful. In this case, the intention behind these is that they’re crystals for confidence and I see no harm in believing so if you choose to.
That being said, take this information and do what you wish with it. Believe it or not, it’s up to you. I personally choose to just see the beauty in them and never claim for them to be healing crystals.
Crystals for Confidence
There is an abundance of crystals for confidence out there so this round-up is by no means the only crystals that are connected to confidence.
Sunstone is a bright and fiery crystal that is said to be connected to happiness, hopefulness, and light, which are all things that the sun itself represents. This pretty orangey-red crystal is connected to both the sacral and solar plexus chakras which are the chakras that are worked on when you need a confidence boost as they are central to keeping us stabilized in our cores and to build on in higher chakras. As vibrant and hopeful as the sun’s rays, sunstone is a sure-fire way to help instill confidence and even just make you smile!
Associated with positivity and joy, citrine is an excellent go-to crystal (it’s one I personally wear as a necklace often!). Pick up this yellow crystal to feel more confident by focusing on the positive things that are happening in your life. This happy crystal is also connected to the solar plexus chakra, the chakra that is most closely associated with confidence.
The stone of creativity and endurance makes this gem a top pick when it comes to taking action. Said to activate your first three chakras (root, sacral, and solar plexus), this stone helps you to build your foundation which is essential for building confidence, releasing self-doubt, and overcoming low self-esteem. This orangey-red (see a theme here?) stone is a must for those who need a push to start taking action in their lives.
A little bit of self-love is always a bonus when it comes to confidence, because without any love for yourself, how can one expect to feel confident? Both are inherently linked, in my opinion. Rose quartz is one of the most popular crystals, mostly because of its beautiful pink appearance and also because it’s the stone of unconditional love. Associated with the heart chakra, rose quartz is not only a great all-round crystal but also great as a confidence booster.
Most commonly known as the stone of hope and success, Amazonite brings a soothing feel to your crystal collection because of its gentle blue colour. Associated with the heart and throat chakra, Amazonite assists in your self-confidence through building your courage and is said to be a plug to stop your confidence and courage from leaking.
Named the stone of the mind, tiger’s eye is famous for helping you to see clearly (aka through your own bullshit and self-doubt) to build your self-esteem. Tiger’s eye is a beautiful brown/gold colour and provides confidence through focus and insight.
Black tourmaline, as the name suggests, is solid black and is known as a stone that protects you by warding off negative energies. Whether it does or not, who knows, but this beautiful gem is a great-looking crystal for your collection as it’s an ideal all-rounder. Black tourmaline is said to help in grounding as well, which is a key component to confidence and finding your sense of self. Without solid grounding, it’s difficult to build your self-worth up.
Clear quartz is another popular crystal and another beauty (anything quartz is!). Clear quartz is said to strengthen whatever stones are around it, but on its own it’s said to have healing properties as well. Pick up this crystal to connect more to your intuition, a great connection to have not only for self-confidence but for self-belief too.
Known as the stone of new beginnings, I think moonstone is a wonderful choice for self-belief and self-esteem as it is a great representation for yourself that you’re not starting over, just starting a new chapter in your life. What a beautiful way to look at boosting your confidence and self isn’t it? Moonstone is also said to help in easing fear and is a gentle stone as it’s associated with, as the name suggests, the moon.
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This bold red stone is ideal for connecting to your passions, and its energy that instantly boosts your confidence. Said to protect you and calm you, why wouldn’t you want this gorgeous crystal as a part of your crystal collection?
A beautiful lilac coloured gemstone, spirit quartz is said to ease you into believing that you can do more than you thought possible for yourself. Connected to the crown chakra, pick up this crystal for confidence for positive energies and to keep self-doubt at bay.
How to Use Crystals
You’ve got some crystals or an idea of which ones you want to get, but what now? While there is no set way to use crystals and is more so based on what feels good for you, here are some ways that you can incorporate using crystals in your life and routine.
- Use them for decoration; think beside your bed or on your desk at work, alternatively, you can even create an altar and place them there along with other spiritual possessions.
- Sleep with them under your pillow. While I don’t believe this makes any difference, having the reminder before bed as you place your crystal and then again when you take it out from under your pillow in the morning is a great way to be reminded of your intentions.
- Wear them as pieces of jewelry.
- Meditate with them, either sit them around you or hold them.
- Use them as a part of a ritual such as a new moon ritual or a full moon ritual.
- Carry one around in your bag.
- Have them around you as you journal or place them on your journal.
- Place them in the water you use in a bath or to wash your face (be sure you clean the crystals first though!).