I have found certain crystals that have been beneficial to my empathy. They are Citrine and Brecceated Jasper. I am more partial to citrine since it never has to be cleaned but the brecceated jasper was recommended to me by someone at a shop in the spiritualist town of Cassadaga.
Properties of Citrine
This wonderful stone is associated with the Solar Plexus and it DISSIPATES all kinds of negative energies (clears the aura of negative energies and influences). The awesome thing about this stone is that it DOES NOT absorb any negative energy and therefore never has to be cleaned. Not only can it be used to clear negative energy for its environment but also family issues caused by negative issues are resolved and cleared by this little gem.
Citrine also relieves depression, anger and irrational mood swings. It is also good for dream recall and dream work and I can attest to that. When I place citrine under my pillow at night I have a much easier time recalling dreams but holding on to them longer after I awake.
Properties of Brecciated Jasper (also known as Brecceated and Bracciated Jasper)
If you want stone which will help to keep your feet solidly on the ground, promoted tranquility and wholeness then this is the stone for you. Although I need to look into it further I have also read that it is a dream inducer stone. I will have to actually test that to tell you if I think it is true however.
This form of jasper contains hematite and is the reason it has grounding properties. It is said to encourage empathy and communication with animals.
I hope this information was helpful. If you are an empath who have found a crystal to be helpful to you please post a comment so other can know as well. Thanxs! Smile!
Update as of April 7, 2011:
I originally wrote this post in 2008. In all that time, and from personal use/experience, I have found no other crystal that keeps an empath clear of most connections they would normally pick up in a day than the Citrine Crystal. So yes, I still swear by it!
As far a brecceated jasper, to be honest it is beautiful, grounding and I am energetically attracted to it but that is about all it has done for me. I did not find it to be affective with my needs which I think are in line with most empaths needs…to stay as clear as possible especially if we are also healers and helpers.
Citrine is not very expensive. Locally I can buy small pieces for .50-.75 cents each and so can afford to grab a handful every time I am in a store that sells them. If you are having trouble finding them in your city try calling or emailing some bead and craft shops. That is what I did and I found one that sold them lose polished, lose rough and also polished on the strand for those of you who would like to make a bracelet.
I recommend making bracelets using a few of your favorite crystals. So buy a stand of maybe three different types, such as Citrine, Obsidian, Rose Quartz, or Amethyst, and purchase some elastic cord in the craft store or Walmart and you can quickly make a bracelet that is fashionable and serves an even more important purpose of keeping you clear.