Getting away on an adventure is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but as much as we love it, traveling can be anxiety inducing too. Setting intentions with rituals, symbolism, and crystals can be a powerful way to ground yourself before travel and offer a layer of protection.
There are so many uncontrollables when it comes to traveling, especially if you’re visiting a new place. I’ve got a list of rituals to offer peace and protection during any summertime travels you may have coming up! Read on to learn 4 protective tools for traveling.
Invoke Green Tara
Tara is an adored Buddhist Goddess that is portrayed in many colors, 21 to be exact, each with their own qualities. Green Tara, one of the more well known of the 21, is your go-to Goddess for protection. She will help shield you from negative energy and soothe your fears and anxiety.
Invoke Green Tara’s protective energy by inviting her into your meditation, carrying around a card or image of her, or repeating her mantra, “Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha,” (Ah-um Tah-ray Too-tah-ray Too-ray So-hah). Mantras like these are a good opportunity for our custom handmade jewelry. Have a bracelet created with a mantra on it here.
Protective Crystal & Stones
There are a multitude of protective gemstones, but some are better for traveling. Here’s my list of favorite crystals to keep in my bag, on my rearview mirror, on my finger, or around my neck while traveling.
This stone has long been used as one of the most powerful stones for protection and warding off evil. My favorite part about this stone is that it can bring confidence and a sense of security when going through anxiety provoking situations. Tiger eye is perfect for wearing to act as a protective shield during travel.
This stone is specifically helpful for traveling, mentally and physically. It is protective like tiger eye, but it also connects with your solar plexus chakra. The solar plexus chakra often becomes drained during travel, and yellow jasper is ideal for keeping the energy of your solar plexus balanced and energized. Place yellow jasper on your solar plexus chakra (in between your belly button and heart center) to balance and restore your will and power center.
This is your stone for grounding and protecting any valuables as you travel. Put a piece of smoky quartz in your suitcase or purse to help guard them. Between flying and projecting fears about the unknowns during travel it’s easy to throw your root chakra out of balance. If you’re feeling detached from Mother Earth place a couple of smoky quartz piece in each hand pointing down and take several deep breaths to restore your root chakra.
Want a protective crystal amulet to wear during travel? We always have some tiger eye point crystal amulets in stock and sometimes have yellow jasper available in our popular point crystal necklaces. Click here to create your own protective point crystal necklace.
Wear a Protective Hamsa Hand Amulet
If you prefer to keep your crystals in your luggage or purse wearing a Hamsa Hand is beautiful and powerful alternative. The Hamsa Hand is perfect for traveling because it is said to see all things and ward off evil for the wearer. Beyond protection the Hamsa Hand is also good for bringing good fortune, blessings, and strength.
The Hamsa Hand has roots in many cultures so its meaning will vary from person to person. Some believe that each of the fingers represents an element, the combination of these elements is said to change the flow of energy within the body and offer healing.
Whatever your beliefs are about this symbol, they all come back to protection! We offer a variety of Hamsa Hand jewelry, customize something of your own or grab one of our Hamsa Hand charm necklaces here.
Protection Magic Charm Bag
Charm bags are one of the easiest magical tools and great for travel because they’re small, powerful, and easy to create. I travel often and like to tuck away a protective charm bag somewhere in my luggage. During my most recent trip back home, I drew a Hamsa Hand on my charm bag for an extra layer of protection and it made it look extra fun!
To create your magic charm bag, put any combination of the following ingredients into your choice of bag color. As you place the items in the charm bag image a white shielding light enveloping you and your luggage. This is a perfect time to invoke Green Tara too! Place your charm bag in a suitcase, on your rear view mirror, or in your purse as you travel.
- Bag color: black, blue, or yellow
- Stones: Any of the stones listed above!
- Earth: Pointed shell, black and white feather, pine, acorns, cinnamon
- Amulet or Symbol: Hamsa Hand, Eye of Horus
Now you have all the tools you need to travel with confidence that you’re protected mind, body and spirit. Wishing you a summer full of new and magical experiences!
Cassie Uhl is the founder and owner of Zenned Out, a jewelry company that handcrafts jewelry with meaning and provides a community that inspires a mindful and spiritual lifestyle. Cassie grew up with a open minded, astrology obsessed grandmother and a father that would take her and her sister star gazing in the wee hours of the night. These experiences shaped Cassie and Zenned Out into what they are today by bringing spirituality and astrology into the forefront. Cassie hopes to give spiritual souls a place to feel at home on the Zenned Out blog and offers handcrafted jewelry with meaningful symbols, powerful gemstones, and mindful quotes to enable people to wear jewelry that aligns with their souls purpose.