by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac
From the phallus stones to the deep red crystals that stir our “sexual-self esteem”, passion is endowed by the power of the rock hard stones in this “favorites collection”. These are some of the most notable crystals throughout history that have been traded for virginity, offered as a sacred sacrifices and given as gifts to allure its receiver!
“Passion Stones”: Sexual Energies and Carnelian
Sexual relations can be the most intimate and satisfying communication two people experience. Yet sex is difficult for people to talk about, let alone improve, when problems occur. We are all sexual beings. It is important to acknowledge and always celebrate this fact. We are sexual beings so it’s natural that we are sexually attracted to others. Carnelian represents confidence, boldness, initiative, dramatic abilities, assertiveness, outgoing. Precision, analysis, appetite, and awareness of feelings. Used at both the Sexual Spleen Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra, this stone warms emotions, passion, sexuality, physical energy, celebration, and the reproductive system. Helps you feel anchored and comfortable with your surroundings. Provides a connection to the past or to historical events. Strongly influences the reproductive organs and fertility. This stone can improve motivation. Helps one achieve greater success in career or personal matters.
“Passion Stones”: Connecting Energies with Moonstone
From captured moonlight to the cause of moon beams, moonstone has a long standing history as a stone of love, passion and romantic connections. The Hindus, Greeks and Romans, all dedicated Gods to the moon and associated them with the mysteries of duality, intuition, fulfillment, and the Sacred feminine. This stone helps women (and men) to be more comfortable with their gentler feminine/yin receiving side. This stone is also an excellent remedy for overly aggressive females or for men who need to connect to their more feminine/emotional side.
“Passion Stones”: Warmth of Blood and Spirit with Coral
Part of the mineral kingdom, red and orange coral stimulate the Root and Sacral/Spleen Chakra for energy, warmth and fertility. Energizes the emotions. Best used for blood and blood circulation issues. Coral is a symbol of joy and happiness. It enables the wearer to enjoy their life and strengthen their capabilities. Red coral is attuned to Scorpio and is one of the 9 sacred Vedic stones associated with Mars.
“Passion Stones”: Phallic Passion of Sceptre Quartz
Fertility quartz Aka the sceptre crystal or fertility stone is considered a naturally formed crystal that belongs to the quartz family. These crystals can have a unique clarity that almost looks like water. The crystal actually looks like a ruler’s sceptre or male phallus; a rod at the base with a crown-like configuration on the top. The clearer the point on the sceptre the stronger it’s ability as a healing tool. This crystal has an excellent configuration for the transmission of directional energy.
“Passion Stones”: Intimacy and Garnet
Intimacy is feeling close and connected to someone (developed through sharing and very good communications over time). Intimacy is what makes you want to share and offer emotional and material support to each other. This is where garnet can help. Intimacy implies the desire to strengthen our moral character in a relationship. It allows us to find and keep, as well as show our best side to others. Garnet stimulates creativity, passion, and the circulatory system. Red garnet stimulates the Root and Spleen Chakra. It is a warming stone and energizes us emotionally and physically. It is also a very grounding stone. Used by ancient cultures to stimulate life force and sexuality, hormone balance, fertility, persistence, stamina, passion, confidence (and stubbornness). This stone is Yang in nature. Red represent passion and helps the wearer to strive for improvement in moral conduct. Garnets teach patience and constancy. They help us develop love and compassion. They sharpen self-perception and extend that openness to others.
“Passion Stones”: Vitality and Stamina with Ruby
Joy, love, sexual energy and power are all traits of this warm, deep red stone, It is an energizes stone after that strengthens the physical and emotional heart or Heart Chakra. Courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength, leadership, success over challenges are the empowering abilities given to this stone. It has been used to intensify all emotions (including passion, jealousy, impatience, love…) Attempted use for pressure/control (for love) backfires onto its user, when used for selfish reasons. Used for reproductive connections of both the Root and Sacral/Spleen Chakra, it also helps with sexual blocks. A wonderful stone whose stimulating energy can bring startling things to light. An amplifier of energy (both positive and negative). It stirs up passion. Can also amplify positive energy. Helps us in all matters of love, including love of ourselves. Stimulates motivation and visualization. Ruby is famous for promoting sexual energy when moved back and forth over the genital area.
“Passion Stones”: The Yoni Power of Shiva Lingham
Lingam is the sacred Sanskrit word for phallus. In Tantra, the shape embodies the masculine energy; dynamic expression and knowledge. The markings or Yoni depicts female energy; wisdom and intuition. The Tantric Shiva Lingam unifies the dualistic female/male world into harmonious balance. This Sacred Stone relates to the Heart Chakra, and represents the harmony and balance of the soul that is maintained within the hearts of all of us. Shiva Lingham stones are used for spiritual detox, allowing us to see the higher knowledge within ourselves. The stone gives us the capacity for hanging on to the beliefs which work the best for us and letting go of those beliefs which no longer serve us. When used during meditation, lingam shows us how to connect with our physical and spiritual energies and therefore, our higher selves.