by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac ~
Crystals, gemstones and minerals have played apart throughout history as ancient relics, symbols of power, wealth and glory and have been given as tokens of affection! Over the centuries, crystals have been given as gifts of love and affection, used in love spells, ground and made into dyes to color ceremonial marriage gowns and utilized as perfume bottles, natural remedies and worn as jewelry.
Crystals have a very special place in the subtle energy therapies and a modality I always honor. Here you will find my tribute to some very special “Love Stones“, which help to generate self love, affection, romance and beauty!
Joy, balance, clarity, Universal love, truth and prosperity are traits we can gain by working with Aventurine. Spiritually, Aventurine protects the heart, enhances creativity and working with spirit guides. Green is the color of healing and Aventurine, as a member of the quartz family, has a concentrated ability to dissolve emotional blockage. It’s a particularly effective crystal for emotional healing and is especially helpful when worn for this purpose or placed on the heart center during Chakra balancing.
“Love Stones”: Trust and Humility with Diopside
This beautiful. deep green healing stone encourages expansion of the Heart Chakra, enhancing the power of love, commitment, trust and humbleness. Mental clarity results from healing layouts that include Enstatite and/or Diopside. Diopside is recommended for public speakers, students, and surgeons. Diopside is utilized for encouraging a positive attitude in life. It has been used to help those who suffer from long term problems in their life and who have yet to find a resolution.
“Love Stones”: Love, Empowerment and Kunzite
Kunzite is a powerful, high level stone. It is used against negative energy and empowers positive and loving thoughts. Most effective on the Heart Chakra, this pink beauty opens the emotional heart and spiritual heart. It represents unconditional love and compassion. Used for healing abuse/loss/addictions. Helps emotional balance, confidence, connection to higher self and oneness. Kunzite is also used on the Brow and Crown Chakra for the reason that it deepens altered states: psychic readings, healing and being centered emotionally and spiritually.
Gentle, yet probably the most vibrant loving stone to heal the Heart, especially for giving/receiving love. This is the “Stone of Love and Balance”. Also for loneliness, loss, heartache, fear, insecurities, inner-child issues, abuse, and coping with incest. This stone helps us recognize self-forgiveness, deserving and trust issues. It is a powerful stone for spiritual and self-love, a desire to live and to help us find purpose. Rhodochrosite has an electromagnetic pulse. Most effective for opening the healing Heart Chakra. It is used in times of transition by providing comfort and support. Helps you alleviate irrational fears and paranoia. Will enhance the dream state.
“Love Stones”: Love, Beauty and Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, love, self-love and emotional balance! Rose Quartz works with the Heart Chakra. It is a soft, gentle, soothing stone that warms the heart center. Its value as a nurturing friend cannot be overstated. Neither can it’s soothing influence. Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us discover the ability to love ourselves and makes us more open to other people. It is of particular value in helping us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance. Helps us realize that all change is important, even difficult change. Stimulates love and tender appreciation of all things.
“Love Stones”: Self Realization with Rhodonite
This Stone of Love symbolizes “self realization”. Rhodonite works with the Heart Chakra by soothing the heart center as well as the Root Chakra for grounding and balancing, due to the presence of black oxides in this stone. This balance of colors allows for a powerful and vibration for caring for one’s self. Rhodonite allows for confidence and self worth. Helps us express confidence and love on physical plane in day-to-day ways.