Written By Liz Oakes
Black crystals embody some of the most powerful metaphysical properties of any colored stone and are a great addition to any crystal collection.
Their color may be dark but their energy is not, as they incorporate many powerful and positive ways to benefit your life.
The black stones are some of my favorites as they have an excellent grounding and protection energy.
Their action also helps to remove negativity and density from your energy field, and many are powerful protective stones for those with EMF sensitivity.
In addition many black stones are powerful healing crystals for you to use every day, and individual pieces of this color have potent ways of assisting your life.
The color black is dark but it encompasses a strong action to remove negative vibrations and encourages the flow of light into your auric field.
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It is important to understand the properties of black crystals, as many people are not fully aware of their strength, power and efficacy to produce the desired result in your life.
Once you comprehend the significance of their potent vibration you may begin to take on board the many ways you can utilize their strong positive energy.
As you gain a full understanding of the meaning of each individual crystal in this color group you will be able to correctly interpret their properties and be enabled to use them in your day to day life.
Their vibration is emotionally calming and they encourage feelings of safety and security and help to release fear, especially if you are a victim of psychic attack.
The black color group comprises deep black as well as various slightly lighter shades of the black color, including silvery grey color, charcoal and deep grey.
Many black stones are not pure black, but are a dark color with inclusions of various darker minerals in them, in addition to minerals of other colors.
Many stones naturally occur in more than one color, and good examples of this are Smokey Quartz, which may be black or brown, Black Amber and Black Elestial Quartz.
This group also takes in stones that are white crystals with black inclusions in various amounts, and these crystals that contain white with the color black may be referred to as black and white stones.
Members of this group includes Blizzard Stone, Merlinite, Snowflake Obsidian, Chinese Writing Rock, Chrysanthemum Stone, Dalmatian Jasper, Lunar Quartz, Spiderweb Jasper and Vatican Stone.
Tourmilated Quartz is in this group and is a blend of white or clear quartz with Black Tourmaline pieces within it.
The colors in black and white stones embody each of the ends of the color spectrum, and this could be thought of as dark and light.
In some cultures the dark or black color is thought to be negative due to the absence of light, while the light or white colors are thought to be a positive color.
Yet the black crystals are some of the most powerful stones to remove negative vibrations and negative entities from your energy field.
The vibration of black stones will help you in a various ways which you can read about in the following sections:
The two main chakras that most black crystals resonate within are the base chakra also called the root chakra and the earth star chakra.
The base chakra is also related to the color red, and the earth chakra is also related to the color brown, but black colored stones resonate strongly within both areas.
The earth chakra is well known for its association with the color black and with the energy of the natural world.
People in ancient civilizations who commonly walked barefoot were aware of the energy of this chakra.
From ancient times up until the middle ages most people lived their daily life in contact with the soil and had a greater awareness of the energy of the minerals and rocks in the world around them.
The energy of the earth star chakra helps you to make a deep connection down into the area located below the earth’s surface, and this is strongly related to grounding.
Black Diopside is a powerful grounding stone, and along with Black Onyx, Hematite, Black Obsidian, Prophecy Stone and Black Tourmaline stones, they are some of the most effective crystals to normalize the energy of the human body.
Other well known and efficacious grounding stones includes Apache Tears, Jet, Black Spinel, Black Jade, Black Andradite Garnet, Black Amethyst and Shungite.
Many of the black stones that resonate within the base chakra have a strong energy to ground you, also known as earthing.
When you walk on the earth, or hold grounding crystals, this works to assist the release of any build up of excess energy that can make you feel unwell.
If you are not aware of the health symptoms of being ungrounded, check out my in-depth article to discover: Are You Ungrounded?
In addition to the black crystals listed above there are a large number of other grounding stones that will assist you to return to feeling normal.
If you have been using any of the high frequency crystals, you may find that you may be helped by holding one of the grounding stones to aid you to normalize afterwards.
Other strong grounding stones include: Augite, Nuummite, Black Kyanite, Cassiterite, Sphalerite, Ilvaite, Shamanite Black Calcite, Snowflake Obsidian, Black Moonstone, Larvikite, Black Flint, Tourmalinated Quartz and Tantalite.
Many of these stones are pictured elsewhere other than here, especially if they have other properties that relate to other sections.
You can read more about the benefits of using these stones and see other colored grounding stones as well.
One of the most powerful black crystals for assisting the removal of negativity is Black Tourmaline, including Mica included Black Tourmaline or Schorl.
Black Tourmaline works by transmuting or changing the negative energy into positive energy, which is extremely advantageous to help you.
It also works to assist you to think more positively, and is helpful to aid you to let go of negative thinking and replacing it with encouraging and positive ways of looking at life.
There are a number of other black crystals that will help you to let go of negative energy and assist the release of negative emotions and associated bad vibes.
By replacing bad feelings with more optimistic ways of thinking you may find that you will have a positive attitude on a day to day basis.
To help you to release negative energy of all kinds there are a number of other potent stones that will help you.
This includes using stones such as the black garnet known as either Melanite or Andradite Garnet, Black Onyx, Black Spinel, Black Amethyst, Black Chalcedony, Shungite, Sulieman Agate, Black Ammonite, Pyrolusite or Black Coral.
Snowflake Obsidian, Apache Tears and Black Obsidian are all closely related and have many properties in common including to aid the release of negativity.
Many of the black stones give physical protection for the space in which you live and at the same time are powerful for psychic protection for your personal energy.
If you are looking for crystals for home protection, you may wish to consider placing specific protective crystals around your front door and the area nearby.
This may help to create a safeguard and prevent unwanted visitors from wanting to enter your home. For this purpose there are some excellent black stones that can help you.
Black Tourmaline is the most powerful protective stone over and above any others, and is a potent protective shield stone for protecting your home.
In addition to Black Tourmaline there are quite a few other strong black protective crystals to use to protect your property.
Black protective crystals for home protection includes Black Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian, Apache Tears, Black Agate, Jet, Smoky Quartz, Lava Stone, Hematite and Black Onyx which is a black type of Chalcedony.
For front door protection, you may like to obtain some small stones and put them around the actual door frame.
Blutac works well to keep them in place and you can also use them to grid the area close to your front door.
In addition you may place protective stones anywhere in your home where there may be a line of sight to outside areas.
If you have neighbours who are noisy or aggressive, you may benefit by placing a piece of Rose Quartz with the black crystals listed above, to calm the energy.
This is something that is easy to do and I can say from personal experience that it seems to work.
There are a large number of powerful psychic protection stones and these are covered in my in-depth article on psychic protection.
You may discover that many of the stones for home protection in the section above are also listed in the page listing psychic protection stones.
Some of these stones are very dark crystals that may be a mix of black and brown depending on the stone. There are many strong black crystals that have a highly protective energy.
If you feel you need help to prevent psychic attack, black stones for this purpose includes Black Tourmaline with Mica, Aegirine and Tantalite.
You may find it beneficial to obtain a piece of protective jewelry to wear, and it is also possible to get protective amulets made from these many of these stones.
You can read about many of these powerful crystals on their own page, just click on any link under a photo.
Stones for this purpose includes Nuummite, Aegirine, Shungite, Black Amethyst, Prophecy Stone, Black Jade, Tourmalinated Quartz, Black Rutile, Black Spinel, Tantalite, Pyrolusite and Black Moonstone.
There are a number of black crystals that have a high vibration and many of these are powerful stones to use in meditation.
The black high vibration crystals includes Prophecy Stone, Black Elestial Quartz, Tibetan Black Quartz, Brookite, Black Kyanite, Tibetan Tektite, Campo Del Cielo, Agni Manitite or Cintamani Stone, Guangdong Tektite Columbianite or Piedra Rayo and Darwin Glass.
Many of these stones are rare minerals, and only a few of these have in-depth pages which is why there is no link.
Those that have an article about them will have a link on the name to take you to their specific page. Those not pictured here will be shown further down the page.
The articles about them will explain more about ways you can use them to benefit your life, and you can discover some of powerful ways that they will help you.
The high vibration crystals strongly resonate within the higher chakras including the third eye, crown chakra and soul star chakra.
They are highly effective for meditation and may assist your spiritual growth to move forward more quickly.
Black Tourmaline is one the most powerful and positive black crystals for healing and along with Jet and Hematite are good pain relief crystals.
A number of the black crystals are used by crystals healers as they have a potent energy to assist health issues within the physical body.
The healing powers of black stones are well known, and they are great tools for crystal healing. Most of these crystals have a number of powerful properties, but that does depend on the individual stone.
They are known to enhance physical strength, boost vitality, aid the immune system and are said to assist problems related to issues in the bone marrow.
Other issues that they are said to help includes allergies and inflammation, and some are known to help depression and may also be good crystals for stress.
EHS is a sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation from electronic devices, such as mobile phones, ipads and other similar pieces of equipment.
If you have EHS also called electrohypersensitivity, there are a number of powerful black crystals that may help you.
One of the most well known stones to wear that helps to block the energy of electromagnetic fields is Shungite which may be either black or a silvery shade called Elite Shungite.
Many of the symptoms of electrohypersensitivity are the same as the symptoms of being ungrounded, but in addition there are many other health problems caused by EHS.
You can read more about EMF protection crystals in a specific article about this and learn the symptoms and more about ways to mitigate these issues as well.
Other black stones that help EMF sensitivity includes Black Tourmaline, Aegirine, Hematite and Black Moonstone.
Wearing a piece of jewelry or a protective amulet made from one of the black gemstones is an effective way to use them.
Keep a Black Tourmaline necklace on you to throughout the day to protect you from harmful energies.
There are a number of types of black precious stone that you could also obtain, including Black Diamond, Black Pearl, Tahitian Pearl and Black Opal.
Many of the black crystals are popular and they make very attractive jewelry that are also very powerful to help you.
There are various types of jewelry made from the black crystals including pieces especially made as protective amulets to protect you from psychic attack.
In order to benefit the most from these stones keep the vibration of any of these black crystals close by, so that they can have a positive effect on your auric field.
There are many benefits of having a piece of Schorl Tourmaline on the bedside, as they are highly protective and will help you to sleep better.
Carved pieces made of any of the black crystals, like my gorgeous Basinite skull pictured here, also can be placed where you spend time. The gorgeous heart on her head does not show up except in this picture. Amazing!
Place any of them in the area where you spend the most time to assist you to receive their vibration for as long as possible each day.
The pictures of crystals that have a link below have a specific in-depth page.
Those that don't have their own page written yet, may do in the future. In the meantime they may have some information on the alphabetic page related to their name.
Checkout The A to Z of crystals minerals and stones page to learn more.
Black and White Crystals: there are a few crystals that are both black and white, including Blizzard Stone, Snowflake Obsidian, Chinese Writing Rock, Chrysanthemum Stone, Merlinite, Dalmatian Jasper, Spiderweb Jasper, Lunar Quartz and Vatican Stone.
By the way in case you wondered, Black Tourmaline is my favorite crystal, it just has so many benefits to help your life. The piece pictured below is one of three pieces of Schorl sitting in front of me on my desk every day.
I have an enormous piece on my bedside too, which I haven't taken a photo of yet, and have other pieces scattered around my home as well.