If you are looking to open your heart chakra or align it, specific crystals can help you do that. Whether you are placing them under your pillow, wearing them as a necklace, or using them in your spiritual practice, the properties of certain crystals such as rose quartz and emerald can help you grow in love and compassion. Below is a guide to the heart chakra and how to use crystals to amplify love and open your heart chakra.
What is the Heart Chakra?
You have probably heard about chakras. They are the seven energy discs that start at the crown of your head and travel down to the base of your spine. These energy wheels spin, allowing Qi energy to flow through the body. If these energy wheels become blocked from emotional upheaval, stress, or anxiety, you will struggle to operate at your best. The heart chakra is the fourth energy center, Anahata. If this is blocked, you may struggle to maintain healthy relationships, develop boundaries, and embrace self-love.
Heart Chakra Opening Symptoms
Suspect your heart chakra may be blocked? You may exhibit the following emotional symptoms:
- Lack of empathy
- Unable to forgive
- Fear of rejection
Behavioral symptoms of a blocked heart chakra can include:
- Bottling up emotions
- Holding grudges
- Pushing others away
- Holding onto the past
- Putting other people’s needs first before your own
- Struggling with commitment
When our chakras are blocked or not in alignment, this can manifest as physical symptoms in the body. Physical ailments that may indicate an unbalanced heart chakra include:
- Breast cancer
- Chronic heart disease
- Lung ailments
Heart Chakra Stones
Crystals can help you balance your heart chakra if it is blocked and open up to trust, empathy, self-care, and unconditional love. Generally speaking, crystals that are green or pink in color correspond to the heart chakra. The following gemstones can help activate your heart chakra and clear out negative energy.
If your heart needs a little courage, this is the stone for you. Amazonite connects the heart chakra and throat chakra so the yearnings of your heart can find a voice. Needing to face your fears and speak up? This is the gem for you.
This regal green gemstone has powerful healing energies for your heart. It is a prophetic stone that helps you to gain wisdom in matter of the heart and step into higher levels of self-love. It teaches you to be more comfortable in your connections and trust in the yearnings of your heart more. Emerald is a great stone to wear as jewelry.
Green Aventurine encourages growth and abundance. It is great for balancing the heart chakra and guiding you on how to grow in self-love. Use this stone during your spiritual practices.
The earth stone of Mother Gaia, Green Tourmaline improves the physical strength of your heart and raises your levels of compassion.
Jade is a good luck talisman and an excellent stone for manifesting abundance. Jade can help balance your heart chakra by reminding you that you deserve more and not to settle for less than you deserve. It can help you grow in self-love and establish healthy boundaries.
Malachite is a powerful stone connecting the heart and throat chakra to give your feelings a voice. This one will help you if you have a hard time expressing your heart’s desires.
Not only is the bright green stone beautiful, but it also has many healing properties for your heart. Wear this one if you are struggling with jealousy, resentment, and hanging onto anger from the past. Peridot is very soothing and can also balance your solar plexus chakra. Because of this, it can also help you find your inner confidence
Rhodonite is a high vibrational stone that balances the heart and the root chakra. Rhodonite can help with feelings of loneliness to make you feel loved and included. It is a calming crystal that can raise your levels of compassion.
This pink stone is well-known for romance and love but plays a big part in opening up the heart. The crystal emanates radiant heart healing properties increasing self-compassion and empathy. Wear this crystal around your neck or place the stone under your pillow while you sleep.
How to Use Heart Chakra Stones
Aside from wearing your stones as jewelry, you can also use them in your spiritual practices to help unblock your heart. Here are a few ways to harness the healing power of crystals:
- Place the gemstones around you forming a circle while you meditate. For increased energy, hold the gemstones in your hand while meditating.
- Hold the gemstones while you repeat affirmations.
- Place them under your pillow at night while you sleep or lay them on a windowsill by your bed to charge in the moonlight.
- Take a crystal bath. You can place them in the bath with you along with some bath salts.
- Take them to the ocean or into nature and sit in quiet reflection with them. You may wish to have them beside you while journaling.
Bringing your heart into alignment with love raises your vibration and the vibration of the planet. When your heart chakra is open, you radiate positive energy and can step into your true power – an individual who does not need anything external to complete them. While the trials and tribulations of life can cause us to close our hearts, your superpower lies in your ability to stay open, learn the lesson, and trust in the process.
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