Our fourth chakra, known as the heart chakra, is (unsurprisingly) located at the centre of our chest, and is responsible for our feelings of love. If you find yourself having problems in your relationships or feeling unattached to the people you love, it may indicate that your heart chakra is weak.
When it’s blocked it can cause grief, anger, jealousy and 6-tequila shots levels of crushing self-esteem issues. When it’s overactive, you may find yourself way too attached to things (Stage 5 Clinger anyone?).
Physically, this chakra is responsible for playing a vital role in our lungs and endocrine system. When blocked, it can exacerbate breathing issues, like asthma, or heart conditions.
These five crystals for the heart chakra can balance, unblock, and activate this vital energy centre. Once your heart chakra becomes realigned, you will radiate love of all kinds. Your relationships will begin to strengthen again and your hope and optimism will come rushing back.
The message of heart chakra stones is simple: align yourself with the vibrations of love, and you will bring more love into your life.
Rose Quartz has been used in love rituals and ceremonies for centuries and remains the stone of the hopeless romantic (for good reason – crystals with aphrodisiac properties are great for igniting passion between lovers), but it’s not just romantic love that this crystal embodies. The Rose Quartz stone’s meaning is one of unconditional love in any form. Whether that be self-love, family, platonic or romantic love, the way Rose Quartz facilitates love is through its ability to bring your consciousness to a higher level.
Helping you to forgive and understand, Rose Quartz is strongly associated with the heart charka and the element of water, its healing properties are naturally fluid. They wash out those toxic energies and emotions that threaten to weigh you down.
The Chicken Soup of the crystal world, Green Calcite’s message is clear – an optimistic outlook on life is the best remedy.
The Green Calcite crystal is a grounding and centring stone that fosters stability. It increases success, prosperity, business and fertility of all kinds. As with all calcites, Green Calcite is a healing machine. It is said to have a positive impact on everything from heartburn, nervous tics and stammering, to arthritis and joint pain, sinuses and lung infections. It can be used to balance and heal the endocrine system and is a powerful mental and emotional health aid.
Green is the primary colour of the heart chakra. And once you go green you’ll never go back.
Rhodochrosite is a wonderful crystal to use as a deep cleanser of the fourth chakra. It's particularly useful for easing stubborn blockages caused by past hurts. Being an emotional releaser, it raises self-confidence and eradicates self-doubt and self-criticism.
When it comes to heartache, it’s all about balancing emotions. No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, whether it’s floating in the Cloud 9 haze of new love, crying on the floor of Heartbreak Hotel or anywhere in between, the fiery, yet comforting pretty-in-pink Rhodochrosite crystal brings the most powerful medicine of all – unconditional Burning Love.
Rhodochrosite’s loving vibrations calm the heart and encourage stability when tensions are high. With Rhodochrosite included in your healing crystal first aid kit, witness an amazing healing transformation in your relationships when jealousy and anger evolve into forgiveness and loving acceptance.
One of the four precious gemstones, Emerald is well used for intuitive awareness, meditation and spirituality. Rich and verdant green, Emerald is thought to be the purest form of green ray energy, so it's a great option for healing and opening the heart chakra.
A stone of the heart, Emerald also supports truthfulness, cultivating the courage is takes to loved and be loved. When you live your life according to the truth in your heart, Emerald can help stabilise the astral body and cleanse the energy of all levels of the subtle body.
Yaaasss Queen, time to embrace your Emerald stone and let love in.
An interesting property of this stone is that it supports both the heart and throat chakras, while forming a bridge between the two. This brings balance to a controlling relationship and can make us less critical.
In crystal healing, people often say that the crystal chooses you, rather than the other way around. It’s kind of like how the wand chooses the wizard in Harry Potter (it’s a thing, OK?)
Anyway, if Amazonite has found its way into your life, it's a sign that you're in need of the truth, even if it hurts. And with Amazonite by your side, you CAN handle the truth, it is first and foremost a stone of loving communication and its crystal healing properties remind us that it's time for our voices to be heard.
Above and beyond its power in communications, Amazonite is awesome for lessening stress and self-defeating behaviours by calming and building self-esteem, and for healing emotional disturbances and the after effects of psychological trauma.