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, grounded 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 “top 10 tribute” to some very special “Love Stones“, which help to generate self love, affection, romance and beauty!
Aventurine for Heart Awareness, Truth, Prosperity
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 the 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.
Copper for Amplifying Love, Sexual Esteem, and Self-Expression
Cooper is an excellent energy conductor! It sends and amplifies thoughts, healing energy, and electrical energy into wearer’s energy field. Because of this, it encourages the physical/emotional bodies to find alignment. The result is clearer thinking, less aggressive behavior, a more calming persona and a boost to self-esteem. Copper helps to release the “excess charge” of resentment and anger. Copper will balance your personal energy reserve and confidence. Copper is often known as the “love metal” as it helps us open up to love energies and physically helps with sexual imbalances.
Diopside for Trust and Humility
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. This Heart Chakra stone can be placed in the center of the chest for a calming and healing meditation.
Garnet for Love, Faith, and Devotion
This stone symbolizes faith, love, devotion, and trust. Garnet is most famous for balancing our emotional states. Garnet is a stone of passion. It is given as a gift of love’s attraction, a gift of estranged love or a gift of a quick return. Red represents love and helps the aspirant to strive for improvement in moral conduct. Garnet has been used for protection against the perils of travel. It encourages strength and therefore, personal power, which increases success, a victorious attitude and sparks the energies of creativity.
Jade for Humanities’ Virtues
Traditionally, Jade symbolizes the Five Virtues of Humanity: wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty, and courage. Therefore, it is used for emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony, courage, wisdom, justice, mercy. Very beneficial to the heart in both physical and spiritual senses. It is a very protective stone and will keep its wearer out of harm’s way. Jade bounds us to our earth energies and physical instincts.
Kunzite for Loving Thoughts and Empowerment
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.
Lodestone for Magnetic Attraction, Prosperity, and Grounding
Lodestone or what is sometimes called, “lovestone” has been used as a powerful amulet to “draw and attract” love, money, power, wealth, and prosperity to its user. It is used as an all-around good luck charm for “pulling in” all that you desire. This polarizing stone will balance both male and female energies. Lodestone has been used for grounding energy, clear thinking, and focused, detailed work, as well as, helping one with making decisions.
Pink Agate for the Inner Heart Journey
This stone is a promoter of love. Pink agate is the (tertiary blend) of red and white. Pink is the color or compassion. Pink is associated with the Heart Chakra. It represents the soothing love and purest joy of our emotions! This stone represents the inner journey of the heart. It is the steps we take to connect with our spiritual sense of love and compassion. Pink agate brings us to an emotional state of acceptance.
Rhodochrosite for Heart Healing, Giving and Receiving
Probably the most vibrant loving stone to heal the Heart, especially for giving/receiving love. This is the “Stone of love and balance”. Also, it is comforting in times of loneliness, loss, heartache, fear, insecurities, inner-child issues, abuse, and coping with incest. This stone helps us recognize self-forgiveness, a feeling of deserving and trust issues. It is a powerful stone for spirituality 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. This stone will enhance the dream state.
Rose Quartz for Ultimate Self-Love, Beauty, and Forgiveness
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. It 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.
Rhodonite for Self Realization, Grounding, and Balance
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 mix of colors allows for a powerful and positive vibration when caring for one’s self. Rhodonite allows for confidence and self-worth. It helps us express confidence and love on our physical plane in day-to-day ways.
Ruby in Zoisite for Heart Healing, Strength, and Amplifying Energy
Ruby is often given as a gift since it is considered the stone for love. Centuries of use have shown us that it is most known to strengthen both the physical and the emotional heart (or Heart Chakra), especially after mental exhaustion. Famous for enticing love, courage, and confidence, this vibrant stone offers vitality, stamina, strength, leadership, and success over challenges. Ruby in Zoisite doubles its “heart attraction”. Also known as Anyolite, this natural combination of ruby and zoisite are often found growing together. Zoisite, provides a rich, earthy green color as it compliments the ruby’s pink and red highlights. It is also a very powerful Heart Chakra stone because of its beautiful combination of colors. Ruby in zoisite is known to amplify the entire energy field of the body.
Unakite for Union of Emotions with Heart and Mind
Unakite can be very helpful in the steady release of feelings long held in. When one is supported by deepened self-esteem and self-awareness, it is easier to allow old feelings to arise so that they may be released. This stone gives additional support to one’s heart and balances the functions of these internal body processes. This stone can help those who suffer from stress, allowing these individuals the peace of mind and ability to get a good night sleep.