Crystals for Love

In honor of Valentine’s day we thought we would share our top five favorite crystals for love!Rose Quartz for Love

1. Rose Quartz is used for love, happiness, balancing, confidence, and compassion.  It emits a calming energy, promoting self-love and bringing peace to relationships.  It is an excellent stone for healing emotional wounds and helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories.  Helps heal loneliness, ease fear and soothe grief.  It is said to help in disorders of the kidneys and adrenal glands. Chakras: Heart.

Chrysocolla Druzy Specimen

2. Chrysocolla is a stone that is used for peace, relaxation, balance, wisdom, and love. It clears away blockages in the emotions, and belief systems. It eases emotional heartache giving renewed inner strength and balance. Held in the hand it is said to drive off unreasonable fear and illusions and soothe emotions. When worn the stone grants the power of discretion and increased wisdom. It strengthens expression, communication and increases one’s capacity to love. Chakras: Third Eye, Throat, Heart.

Pink Tibetan Quartz

3. Tibetan Pink Quartz is a rare stone used for unconditional love, self love, inner peace, spiritual protection, overcoming betrayal or abandonment and healing emotional wounds. It is believed to support heart health and is useful for those suffering from auto-immune diseases such as lupus. It can also be used to enhance fertility and prevent miscarriage. Like Tibetan Quartz it is an excellent stone for healing work on mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. Chakra: Heart.

Green Tourmaline Needles from Brazil

4. Green Tourmaline is used for love, creativity, calming, strength, compassion, healing, clearing emotional thoughts, and transforming negative energy into positive. Has also been known to attract success, abundance, and prosperity. It is said to help with weight loss and treats disorders of the heart, eyes, thymus, immune system, and ductless glands. Chakra: Heart.

Charoite

5. Charoite is used for love, and cleansing of the self. It helps ease subconscious fears, and clears thought patterns that cause conscious feelings of guilt, sin and fear. It facilitates acceptance of others and enhances ones giving nature. It strengthens the body while releasing negative energy. This stone is known to treat disorders of the eye and heart (it stimulates and regulates blood pressure and the pulse rate). It is also known to treat headaches and aches and pains. (Chakras: Crown, Third Eye, Heart)

Cleansing and Energizing Crystals and Gemstones

Stones absorb energy from their surroundings so it is important to cleanse and recharge them every so often to clear away negative, stagnant, or unwanted energies. There are many methods used to cleanse crystals, and the one you use should depend on what works best for you. The amount of time you use for each method for also depends on what works best for you. Generally we recommend cleansing them overnight unless you are holding them under running water, or cleansing them in sage or incense which generally takes a few minutes.

To cleanse crystals:

1. Bury them in sea salt. We like to use coarse sea salt, but have also used fine grain “table style” sea salt. Just make sure that you are in fact using sea salt and not iodized table salt.

2. Place them into a solution of sea salt and cool water. For the type of sea salt to use see above. As for the water, you can use tap water, or water from a natural source like a spring, river, or lake or even rain water/ snow water.

3. Hold them under cool running water. This works with either tap water or water from a natural source such as a stream or the ocean. If you use a natural water source it is best that the water flows or has a current.

4. Bury them out doors in the snow. Look for a spot that is untouched, and uncontaminated.

5. Hold them over the smoke of Sage or Incense for a few minutes. It can be helpful when using this method to visualize the unwanted energies being drawn out of the crystal.

6. Surround with Selenite or Malachite stones. These stones have incredible drawing power. This is a great no fuss method to use. If you have crystals that you like to use every day it is often a good idea to store them with either Malachite or Selenite (or both). You can place the stones in a box or pouch when not in use and the Selenite and Malachite will keep them cleansed and ready to go for you.

7. Bury them in the dirt. Try to find uncontaminated soil and bury them a few inches down. When you take your stones out wash them in cool water.

After you cleanse your crystals it is a great idea to charge or energize them. The amount of time and method you use is again, completely up to you. You want to find a method that works well and that is convenient for you.

To charge or energize your crystals:

1. Expose the crystals to bright sunlight for a few hours.

2. Expose the crystals to the light of a full moon over night.

3. Leave them out in a rainstorm – especially if there is thunder and lightning.

4. Place them in a Pyramid box for 24 hours (the ones we use are made of glass).