Crystals for Someone Who Is Dying

Crystals for Someone Who Is Dying

Dear Ron and Sue, I am hoping you can help and give me some advice on crystals for someone who is dying. My dear friend has a terminal illness and is dying. She has only been given a few months to live by her doctors. Unfortunately she is having a hard time coming to grips with her circumstance and is not coping too well. She is definitely in denial and in fear of dying. She has always loved beautiful things and has often admired my crystal collection, so I was wondering if there are some crystals that could help her at this time. Is there is a crystal that will help her to transition through this time and pass peacefully when her time comes.


Crystals for Someone Who Is Dying

We are sorry to hear about your friend and we hope this information will be helpful to both you and your friend.

Passing or the transition into and through death and beyond can be a fear filled time. This can be especially true for those who are not prepared for it, because of a belief system (or lack of one) or because of denial. For some this is more so than others. And let’s not forget about the fear of the unknown. For those who are open to it, crystals may indeed make the whole affair much more gentle and accepting. As death comes near, crystals can make the experience of transition so much calmer and less fearful.

All of the crystals listed below, will provide comfort and support, whilst letting her know that she is not alone. They can also buoy those who are providing support at this time.  These Crystals for Someone Who Is Dying are just as beneficial and supporting for those who are left behind to grieve as they are for those who are passing.

Amethyst Release is a prime function for this crystal, as well as reducing the emotion of fear. It addresses fear of the unknown, along with the fear of death. It helps to relieve tension and stress and to dissolve the bonds that tie us to the physical plane. Amethyst promotes emotional poise. It diminishes anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief and supports coming to terms with loss. During the passing process it also helps to ease transition and provide comfort to those who are grieving.





Conveys acceptance of the cycle of life and removes the fear of death. It grounds and anchors you within the present reality. In ancient times it was used to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife. In the Egyptian Book of the Dead, it is said that Carnelian was placed inside tombs as “magic armour” for the life after death. It gives courage which is particularly helpful when facing the unknown. It will also help you to trust in yourself and your view of the world.


Has long been revered as a highly spiritual stone, as the cross within it is seen as a sign from God. Since ancient times it has been known for its highly protective qualities. It has the power to dispel negative thoughts and feelings and to help you find your path as it transmutes conflict into harmony.  It is a gateway into the mysteries, and is supportive when making the transition into death. Chiastolite facilitates understanding and exploration of immortality and is linked to death and rebirth. It dissolves illusions and calms fears, enabling you to face your current reality.


Encourages the energy of love into your life, including experiencing the love of the Great Divine Spirit. Its vibration helps to release negative feelings, heal emotional problems such as anxiety and stress and relieve panic and fear. Lilac Kunzite is a Celestial Doorway and a symbol of infinity. It assists with transition for the dying by imparting the knowledge the departing soul requires and helping them move over into enlightenment. It breaks through the barriers of time into the infinite.


Stimulates psychic abilities and intuition. It helps you connect to your spirit guides and instils compassion. It also grounds spiritual vibrations and articulates spiritual integrity and maturation. By cutting through fears and blockages, it helps those who are making the transition through death.

How to use Crystals for Someone Who Is Dying

A crystal, any crystal or selection of crystals is an excellent gift for a person who is dying, or even for those that are effected by their coming transition.

A heart shaped crystal that they could hold and fondle would be most suitable. Any of the crystals above would be a good choice, however if you feel drawn to another, by all means use it. Rose Quartz is also a popular choice because of its soothing, loving and accepting properties, as is Rhodonite. Amethyst is very well suited for this purpose.

Crystals put together in an attractive bag or pouch is another good way to use them. These could then be placed under the pillow of the person so they could be comforted by their presence.

A selection of crystals could be utilized in a display of some sort. Perhaps used to cover a pot with a plant in it, or strategically placed on a tray of raked sand to form a mini Zen garden.

Of course crystal jewellery may be employed to provide comfort and joy.

Naturally, these crystals may also be procured by the individual who is dying; they are not required to be gifts. 



© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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