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And while there are many powerful gemstone combinations, there are also plenty of conflicting crystals.
When most people first hear about conflicting crystals, they imagine crystal pairings that attract negative energy and chaos into their life. Luckily, this isn’t the case.
Conflicting crystals are when two (or more) crystals used together and cancel out one another’s benefits. While conflicting crystals won’t bring you bad vibes, they also won’t work to their full potential when paired together. Keep reading to learn common conflicting combinations.
Common conflicting crystal combinations
It’s incredibly common for people to wear multiple crystals at a time, or decorate their homes with many different gemstones.
So today, I’m going to list some common conflicting crystals, but there’s something you need to keep in mind.
There is no definitive list of conflicting crystals. That’s because there are endless combinations of crystals that don’t pair nicely together and on top of that, it depends on why you’re using the crystals. In the below examples, I’m going to give some very common situations I come across and why the crystal combinations are less than ideal.
And then later on, I’m going to teach you how to identify which crystals should not be kept together or used together based upon your intentions!
But first, let’s talk about some common conflicting crystals that I see people use often.
Clear Quartz and The Wrong Crystal
Clear Quartz is an amplifier. This means whenever you pair Clear Quartz with another crystals it will amplify its vibrations and powers.
That can usually be a good thing, but you want to be careful and make sure the gemstones you are using are the correct ones.
For example, let’s say you are anxious and accidentally reach for your Citrine. Citrine is a great crystal for things like motivation and energy, but when you’re nervous system is firing at 100 miles per hour, you probably don’t want a shot of energy. Pairing Clear Quartz with the wrong crystal in this instance can amplify the wrong feelings.
When you pair Clear Quartz with other crystals, make sure you have a strong understanding of what those crystals are used for so you don’t accidentally amplify the wrong energy.
Tiger’s Eye and Smoky Quartz
Tiger’s Eye is one of my favorite gemstones for confidence. It gives you revitalizing energy and allows you to live boldly and freely—just like the tiger.
Smoky Quartz, on the other hand, is a wonderful crystal for empaths as it grounds you and shields you from energy.
It makes sense then that these two conflicting crystals don’t work well together if you’re using Tiger’s Eye for confidence and Smoky Quartz for empath protection. One tries to harness the energy around you to turn it into something you can use, while the other tries to block that same energy!
Pairing these two crystals together won’t do any harm, but you also won’t feel any major benefits.
Tiger’s Eye and Amazonite
While we’re talking about Tiger’s Eye, it’s worth mentioning that Tiger’s Eye and Amazonite also don’t make the best crystal combination. Since many people use Amazonite to sleep, pairing it with Tiger’s Eye will cancel out the relaxing benefits and keep you wide awake, all night long.
Orange Calcite and Blue Lace Agate
I love both Orange Calcite and Blue Lace Agate, but generally not together.
Orange Calcite will kickstart your creativity and imagination, letting ideas flow freely to you! It’s the perfect gemstone to sharpen your mind and give you the energy you need to follow through with projects.
And Blue Lace Agate is a good crystal for stress and anxiety as it calms your mind and washes you with peace.
These two crystals are trying to achieve two very different outcomes: one wants to rev up your mind’s engine while the other wants to park the car in the garage and let you rest.
You can see how these two crystal combinations aren’t going to be too powerful together. These are best used apart in most cases (again, depending on your intentions).
How to combine crystals and find which crystals should not be kept together
Like I’ve mentioned a couple of times, it all depends on what you want to use your crystals for. If you came here to find a list of conflicting crystals, you won’t find it. That’s because it’s impossible to list all of the potentially conflicting crystal combinations since it entirely depends on your intentions.
That’s why setting your intentions when you use your crystals is so important. This way, the Universe knows exactly why you want to use each crystal and there won’t be any funky energy going on.
By this point, you’re probably confused. I’ve pretty much told you that some crystals don’t work well together but now I’m telling you that they might actually be ok if you set your intentions. What the heck!
Let me explain…
Above, I mentioned that Tiger’s Eye and Smoky Quartz might not play nicely together.
And this is a big one…depending on your intentions, they might actually work very well together.
In the above example, I explained that if you’re an empath using Tiger’s Eye for confidence, pairing it with Smoky Quartz might not work.
You’ll be telling the Universe you want high-vibe confident energy, but if you’re also an empath, you’re also asking the Universe to protect you from external energy.
But let’s say you want to use Tiger’s Eye as a crystal to help you focus and Smoky Quartz to protect you from the energy surrounding you.
Now you have a winning combination!
When you want focus, it makes sense you also want to block out any unwanted energy. In this case, being clear about why you want to use each crystal and what you want from it (setting your intention) makes a huge difference.
I also recommend getting a Selenite slab to cleanse your crystals.
As I’ve mentioned, you need to set your intentions with your crystals. But if you forget to cleanse your crystals and begin to use them for another purpose, they might hold unwanted energy from your past intentions. The easiest way to cleanse them is by placing them on a Selenite slab. I like to let my crystals rest on Selenite when I’m not using them, because Selenite also acts as a charging device and lightly charges my crystals.
I love this shop on Etsy; they have beautiful Selenite slabs, wands, and bowls at great prices.
Here are three questions you can ask yourself when pairing crystals together:
- Will any of these crystals amplify this energy and make it too unbearable for me? This is especially important to ask when using an amplifier stone like Clear Quartz.
- What am I using these crystals for? Asking yourself what you’re using the crystals for will help you figure out if they will cancel one another out.
- How do I feel? Ask yourself this after trying new crystal combinations. If you’ve used conflicting crystals, you’ll either feel worse than when you started or you won’t feel anything at all. Your intuition is one of the best tools you have for identifying conflicting crystals!
One last note: one crystal I caution anyone to pair with other crystals is Moldavite. Many people warn of Moldavite dangers, as this stone is so incredibly powerful. Combining it with other crystals is fine, but only if you are experienced and know what you’re doing.
What happens if you wear too many crystals at once?
Nothing bad will happen if you wear to many crystals at once. It can be tedious at first to figure out what crystals work well together along with your goals, but once you’ve figured that out, you can wear as many crystals as you’d like!
Conclusion: conflicting crystals
Using conflicting crystals won’t be any negative or disorderly energy in your life. You may notice your crystals aren’t working, in which case, it’s likely that they aren’t the right crystals to use together.
If you switch out your crystals and make it clear to the Universe what you want (either by thinking it in your head or asking it out loud) you can avoid using crystals that conflict with each other.
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