13 Crystals for Driving Anxiety (and Increase Confidence)

By Maple Crystals Staff

Woman scared of driving

There’s no shame in being scared of driving. 

It’s basically several tons of metal flying at you and past you at miles and miles per hour.

Honestly they’re like death machines. So we totally get it. Driving can be terrifying.

Good thing you can protect yourself and overcome driving anxiety with crystals.

Snag one of these powerful crystals below to conquer your fear behind the wheel and move forward – in life and on the road.

1. Obsidian

Hand holding an obsidian bracelet

Black stones are some of the best crystals for protection, and obsidian is right at the top of the list.

This crystal absorbs negative energy, sucking away feelings of creeping anxiety you may feel at the prospect of driving.

Obsidian also increases intuition while reducing uncertainty. This means your confidence is amplified while on the road, helping you keep your cool.

So if you’re just learning to drive for the first time, obsidian is the perfect crystal to keep with you. Wear obsidian as a bracelet during your driving lessons, or keep a piece in your pocket while you’re out on the road.

2. Turquoise

Turquoise bracelet on blue silk

While used as a popular crystal in jewelry and home decor, turquoise has an immense healing power. This wonderful crystal has been used by ancient cultures to attract positive energy, boost mental clarity, and provide protection.

These powerful properties are probably why turquoise got so popular in the first place. In addition to its gorgeous blue hue, of course.

Wear a bracelet made with turquoise stones to keep your mind clear and calm as you drive. You may also keep a turquoise bracelet hanging from your rearview mirror, or place a stone right below the driver’s seat. 

You’ll find your intuition and awareness sharpen the closer you keep turquoise to you.

3. Tiger’s Eye

Close up of tiger eye worry stones

Tiger’s eye is known for its grounding properties and centering, enhancing alertness and concentration.

This beautiful stone of everchanging brown and golden bands radiates positive energy. If you’re a new driver, keep tiger’s eye close to you for encouragement and good vibes on the road.

Tiger’s eye is also great for long journeys, especially for road trips across flat terrain. This crystal will help keep you awake and aware of your surroundings as you drive long distances.

Keep this stone close to you as a bracelet, necklace, or as a decoration on your dashboard to fill your car with positivity.

4. Clear Quartz

Holding clear quartz stone with green background

Clear quartz is considered a master healing crystal, so it’s no wonder it may help overcome driving anxiety.

As an amplifying crystal, it’s important to only use clear quartz when you’re feeling a burst of confidence. This crystal will take your positive energy and enhance it, shielding you against stress, anxiety, and fear while driving.

Clear quartz also helps with concentration and focus, keep you grounded while repelling fatigue and distractions on the road.

Wear clear quartz as jewelry while driving or keep a piece in the glove compartment of your car.

5. Amethyst

Amethyst crystal cluster on wood background

Worried that your car may break down while driving? This fear is often a huge part of driving anxiety, along with accidents on the road.

Amethyst is believed to help protect you against such bad luck. 

This gorgeous purple crystal is a popular healing stone for its spiritual and protective properties. Amethyst increases your intuition and gives off a sense of security to help you drive safer and avoid accidents.

Amethyst is especially helpful at keeping you grounded and aware of when you may need to take a break from driving.

Guilty of closing your eyes behind the wheel for just a second, and waking up in a jolt as your car swerves? Amethyst will help keep you awake.

6. Black Tourmaline

Hand holding rough black tourmaline crystal

Another black protection crystal on the list, black tourmaline is one of our favorite  stones for conquering driving anxiety.

It’s perfect for when you’re feeling negative energy coming from inside your car. Maybe you purchased a used car and your feeling some negative vibes.

Keep a black tourmaline specimen on your dash or hang a necklace with a black tourmaline pendant from your rearview mirror for protection.

It’s believed this crystal protects you from careless drivers and increases confidence for driving on the interstate.

So if you live in a large city and have trouble driving, black tourmaline should definitely be on your list.

7. Howlite

Howlite stone bracelet on wood

Maybe your anxiety manifests as road rage, or perhaps it overflows as motion sickness while on the road.

Howlite is the perfect healing crystal for this.

This calming, white stone settles your nerves by grounding you with your surroundings, sharpening your focus while soothing your fears.

It’s also believed to help reduce feelings of nausea brought on by motion sickness. Maybe you’ve been car sick several times in the past and the prospect of a long journey makes you so nervous to the point of nausea, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Howlite can help with that. Wear a bracelet made of howlite stones or a necklace with howlite to keep the crystal on your skin.

8. Aquamarine

Woman wearing aquamarine necklace

Sometimes you can take all the precautions in the world, but you still end up in fender benders.

Use aquamarine to protect you against distractions that may cause you to lose focus behind the wheel.

This light blue stone enhances your concentration and intuition, allowing you to think quickly on your feet to prevent accidents on the road.

Aquamarine’s soothing energy can also calm road rage and promote patience to keep you from losing your cool.

9. Malachite

Close up of malachite jewelry

Use malachite on its own to sharpen your energy and concentration while on the road. 

Its tantalizing green swirls and rejuvenating healing properties may help you grow your confidence and strengthen your driving skills.

Malachite is an excellent crystal for new drivers who are terrified of driving, or experiencing the first pangs of anxiety while in driving school.

Wear a malachite bracelet to protect you while out on the road and to keep your hands in control of the wheel.

10. Jasper

Close up of jasper stone heart pendants

If your anxiety manifests more panicky – difficulty breathing, uncontrollable thoughts – then jasper is the ideal stone for you.

This red crystal protects you against panic while on the road. It centers you and keeps you grounded so you can concentrate.

It’s best to wear a jasper bracelet or a necklace with a jasper pendant, something that you can keep against your skin.

When you feel you start to feel shortness of breath, it’s important to calm down as soon as possible to stop it before from getting worse. Hold the jasper in your hand, press it against your skin, and feel its soothing effects kick in.

11. Selenite

Polished selenite crystal on moss background

Selenite is a semi-translucent white crystal that is often used to cleanse other crystals.

However, you can also use selenite to protect the energy in your vehicle.

This crystal provides sharp clarity to help you stay alert while on the road. It’s clarifying properties also make it especially helpful for driving at night.

Selenite also works to relive any tension you may feel caused by anxiety. Place a specimen or two on your dashboard, or keep a small piece in your pocket for close protection.

12. Hematite

Close up of polished hematite stones

Hematite helps with driving anxiety because its healing properties work through the body’s system to promote relaxation.

This stone’s ability to absorb negative energy make it a popular stone for stress relief. Hematite is believed to create a protective shield around you, guarding you from external stressors such as comments from backseat drivers.

This is important for those who suffer from driving anxiety. Wear a hematite bracelet around your wrist to keep its protection close, or keep a specimen in your glove compartment.

13. Moonstone

Hand holding moonstone crystal pendant

Some people don’t feel stressed out about driving until they’re actually in the car.

Others begin to feel anxious at just the thought of driving. We call this “pre-driving anxiety.”

If your fear of driving is so strong that you start to feel anxious just by thinking about it, moonstone is the healing crystal for you.

Moonstone promotes inner peace, balance, and relaxation. It creates a deep sense of well being and is commonly used to treat mental stress.

This crystal helps to balance the chakras and harmonizes the physical, mental and emotional levels of the body.

Try wearing moonstone jewelry to calm yourself when you feel overwhelmed by feelings such as depression, fear, and worry due to driving anxiety.

Conquer your fear of driving

The best way to conquer any fears is to take them on one at a time.

Each time you do something new, you build confidence. So each day when you drive for the first time, keep your crystals close to help overcome your anxiety and sharpen your sense of awareness.

By facing your fears, you’ll slowly build up your confidence and become less scared of driving.

Please note: We at Maple Crystals recognize there are no substantial scientific studies that prove the effectiveness of crystal healing. But we believe crystals can be used to center one’s self for positive manifestation. Crystal healing is not to replace treatment from medical professionals.