The Best Crystals for Samhain

The Best Crystals and Gemstones for Samhain & Halloween

calendar_today   10/22/2022
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What is Samhain?

Samhain was first observed by Celtic Pagans. 

On this day, the Celts believed the veil between the living and the dead was especially thin.

Because of this, Samhain became a time to honor your ancestors and deceased loved one, do protection rituals, reflect on the year that has passed, and set your sights on the year to come.

  • It marks the Celtic New Year, and the end of the harvest season.
  • It also signaled the beginning of winter, which they associated with death.
  • Samhain begins on October 31st and ends in the evening on November 1st.

Read on to discover the best crystals and gemstones for Samhain based on their metaphysical properties.

samhain crystals

Black Tourmaline for Samhain

Black tourmaline is an excellent crystal for samhain, as it is a powerful talisman of protection.


This is a time when we are particularly susceptible to negative energy, and black tourmaline provides a strong shield against it. It can help to deflect and dispel negative energies, entities, and destructive forces. It is also highly effective in purifying and neutralizing one's own negative thoughts and internal conflicts.

It is also a great grounding stone, which helps us to feel more connected to the earth.

This connection is especially important during Samhain, when we are striving to connect with our ancestors and the spirit world.

Black tourmaline helps us to feel confident and empowered, so that we can face the challenges of this season with strength and perseverance.

Black tourmaline is also a grounding stone, providing a connection between Earth and the human spirit.

Its supportive energy can help to align the energy centers of the body and channel healing light throughout our system.

Promoting a sense of power and self-confidence, black tourmaline allows for a clearer, more objective view of the world. 

All of these qualities make black tourmaline an ideal crystal for samhain.

Smoky Quartz for Samhain

Smoky Quartz is one of the best crystals to use for Samhain. Smoky Quartz is a powerful protector against negative energy, and it helps provide stability in times of stress, and to encourage inner strength and courage

Smoky Quartz activates and balances the Root Chakra, which is associated with the Element of Earth. This makes Smoky Quartz a strong grounding stone that can help to connect you with the Earth and nature.


Smoky Quartz also activates and balances the Root Chakra, making it a strong grounding stone.

Smoky Quartz can help you to open your path to clarity and learning, making it an excellent crystal during Samhain.

samhain candle with black tourmaline stone and bracelets

Carnelian for Samhain

Carnelian is a supportive and protective stone for a soul’s peaceful crossing into the after.

It helps one accept the cycle of nature and life. It can ease the transition into a new cycle, remove the fear of passing, and help in overcoming negative conditioning.

Carnelian stimulates the mind and maintains personal power and vitality. Carnelian’s bright color radiates positive energy and life force.

Carnelian embodies the strong energy of the Element of Fire. It is a powerful Sacral Chakra stone and is supportive during new beginnings and spiritual rebirth. 

For these reasons, carnelian is an ideal crystal for samhain, when we honour our ancestors and reflect on our own mortality. It can help us to overcome our fears, embrace change, and start anew with confidence.

Black Obsidian for Samhain

Black Obsidian is the perfect stone for a time when the veil between life and death is thin.

Black Obsidian is one of the best crystals for protection. It is a powerful cleanser of negative energy that can help to remove negativity from your environment, emotions and mind. Black Obsidian stimulate the Root Chakra, which is especially helpful for grounding you, spiritually and emotionally.

Because of its ability to deflect negativity, black obsidian is helpful for clearing energy blockages and aids in bringing truth to the surface to be revealed - making it an excellent crystal for Samhain.

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