Heart Chakra Crystals
HEALING CRYSTALS FOR BALANCING YOUR Heart CHAKRA
About the Heart chakra
AKA Anahata chakra
The fourth chakra is the heart chakra, also known as the Anahata chakra. It is located along the spine at the center of the chest and governs the heart space and chest area of the body. The heart chakra is a bridge between the three lower chakras (root chakra, sacral chakra, and solar plexus chakra) and three upper chakras (throat chakra, third eye chakra, and crown chakra).
The energies of the heart chakra is believed to align with inner peace, joy, and love, including self love. This chakra also promotes a deeper understanding of self and others, assisting you in developing deep compassion.
Heart chakra healing
Oftentimes unbalanced energy in the heart chakra points to feeling stuck in the past or the inability to heal from old emotional wounds, such as a broken heart. You might be afraid to share your true self or to place your trust in others, which can negatively impact your relationships.
With a balanced fourth chakra, you may experience more understanding toward others and yourself, more compassion, a stronger belief in yourself, more optimism, and a profound sense of self love that extends to others. This energy center is associated with unconditional love and compassion. When this chakra is blocked you may feel unable to connect, isolated, or lonely, all of which are negative emotions that have an impact on your life.
Many heart chakra stones are reminiscent of the heart chakra with their green color, a color of growth, vitality, and abundance. But pink stones are also associated with this chakra, including most popular stone for the heart chakra, rose quartz. The vibrations of these heart chakra crystals assist to heal emotional wounds, achieve emotional balance, attract love, and improve self esteem.
To use heart chakra stones, place the crystal on your heart while meditating. Keep your heart chakra stones close throughout the day to bring a continuous flow of energy to this center of emotional healing and self love.
Below are a number of heart chakra stones that you can work with as healing stones for healing and balancing your heart chakra.
Signs of blocked heart chakra
An unbalanced heart chakra with blocked or excessive energy flow can manifest in a variety of ways:
- Feeling stuck in the past
- Inability to heal from old emotional wounds
- Feelings of a broken heart
- Afraid to share your true self
- Unable to trust others
Signs of unblocked heart chakra
An healthy and balanced heart chakra will present in a variety of ways:
- Feelings of inner peace and joy
- Ease of love, both romantic love and self love
- Deep understanding of self and others
- Feelings of compassion for all
- More understanding towards others
- Strong belief in yourself
Healing crystals for the Heart chakra
Love • Compassion • Harmony
From improving your love life to preventing wrinkles, Rose Quartz has long been linked with all things regarding love and beauty and is decidedly one of the pre-imminent crystals for love, including that of romantic relationships and self love. A beautiful, pink crystal, Rose Quartz is featured in many myths and legends from Greek gods to Egyptian royalty, who would often wear rose quartz jewelry.
Rose Quartz's calming energy is helpful to the Heart Chakra, opening the space to allow for more giving and receiving. It is great for cultivating all types of love, including self love and in bringing more romantic love into your love life. Rose Quartz is a great stone to use in a love crystal grid for amplifying loving energy and tapping into the infinite wisdom of self love and unconditional love.
Growth • Heal • Balance
Recently discovered in Madagascar, Flower Agate is a soft pink Agate that contains opaque Chalcedony inclusions shaped like flower blooms and seeds. Some say these shapes are a crystalline metaphor for growth.
Since ancient times, Agate crystals have been used for healing. Flower Agate is said to be especially useful for emotional healing. Its nurturing, gentle energy aids in connecting the Root and Heart chakra, helping to heal emotional trauma and emotional pain, and clear emotional blockages.
Love • Heal • Joy
Pink Tourmaline awakens compassion with it's beautiful pink crystals that represents feminine or yin energies. This coveted Heart Chakra stone is said to have the healing properties to increase feelings of love and joy. Ancient alchemists believed it to be a sort of philosopher's stone that could bring the beholder enlightenment, power over spiritual affairs, and even the ability to transform base metals into gold!
If you've been practicing energetic cord cutting, carry a piece with you to repair the "holes" in your auric field caused by negative attachments with its positive energy.
Balance • Heal • Manifest
Moss Agate is not technically a true Agate because it lacks the signature banding. It is Chalcedony with green, fern-like dendritic inclusions. It has long been considered a stone for connecting with nature and inviting abundance. European farmers must have been in on the secret, as they once hung Moss Agates from trees and the horns of oxen while plowing to encourage a bountiful harvest.
Moss Agate is one of the best crystals for Heart chakra work, as it encourages a healthy relationship with Mother Earth, which acts as the base framework for all other relationships. Through this work it aids in emotional stability and is a wonderful stone for accompanying deep breaths amongst the trees.
Luck • Growth • Vitality
Need a dose of optimism and assistance in drawing (or maybe just seeing) opportunity? Green Aventurine has long been associated with great luck and manifestation. Its green color and sparkling shine are reminiscent of the vitality of new spring growth, but also reminds us that the only constant is change, assisting in releasing one phase, project, or opportunity for what comes next.
Green Aventurine is one of the green crystals that is a powerful heart chakra healer, encouraging you to breathe deeply, tap into what you truly desire, and open yourself to receiving.
Heal • Balance • Love
Green Calcite, a calcium carbonate crystal, is usually found in massive rather than crystalline form. Meaning it does not terminate or come to a point.
It is a powerful heart chakra stone that can help to relieve stress and assist with decision-making. If you tend to lead with your head and not your heart, try this stone to invite compassion and altruistic love to assist in your decision-making. It is also a great stone for cultivating self love and is excellent for letting go of negative patterns of behavior and embracing forgiveness.
Protection • Creativity • Change
Found most often in botryoidal, aka globular masses, Malachite gets its brilliant green color from copper. This indelible color made Malachite perfect for creating bold pigments and was used until about 1800 CE for paints, eyeshadows, and more.
A protective stone, 17th century Spaniards thought that wearing Malachite would protect them from the evil eye. Energetically, Malachite is a powerful stone with a high vibrational energy. It is often used by energy healers who can attune to its transformational qualities for removing negative energies and its powerful healing properties.
Stability • Nourishing • Growth
Also known as "crocodile rock" and "crocodile jasper," Kambaba Jasper is a favorite of the beautiful green stones, with swirls and inclusions.
It is believed that this stone calms the mind and nerves with its soothing energy, allowing you to ground and find focus for moving forward with your goals. It's also believed to be beneficial for the growth and health of plants, as it has the nurturing, gentle energy of nature and Mother Earth. Kambaba Jasper can also aid in the bolstering of self confidence, with its powerful positive energy.
Clarity • Focus • Amplification
Abundant around the world, Clear Quartz is found on every continent. "Quartz" comes from the Greek word for "ice," reflecting the once held belief that this stone was a permanent form of ice, once so cold it would never thaw.
It been used in cultures all around the world as spiritual tools, talismans, and healing aid, known for it's support of mental clarity, improving negative thought patterns, and dispelling negative energy. Clear Quartz is great for amplifying energy, from you or other crystals around it. In crystal healing, Clear Quartz is a master healer, working to bring the all the chakras into balance, not just the heart chakra.
The Best Crystals for Each Chakra
When choosing chakra stones to work with you'll want to look for crystals that have the same energetic quality as the chakra when it is balanced. For example, if you wanted to work with crystal healing for your first chakra or Root Chakra, you would look for stones that are known to remove negative energy and possess grounding properties.
Each of the seven chakras also has a corresponding color. So you might start with finding a chakra stone that also has this hue. For example, many Crown Chakra crystals are clear or white as this chakra is represented by the color white.
How to Use Crystals for Chakra Healing
Chakra healing stones work by resonating with the energy of specific chakras, helping to restore balance and flow. Each chakra is associated with a specific color and energy frequency, and certain stones are believed to correspond with each chakra.
For example, amethyst is associated with the crown chakra, while citrine is linked to the solar plexus chakra. By placing these stones on or near the corresponding chakra during meditation or energy healing sessions, they can help to clear blockages and restore balance.