For centuries, people have been using crystals to invoke healing, blessings, and protection into their lives. This practice is rooted in the belief that these natural treasures carry radiant energies that help actualize desires and aspirations.
And as tools for manifesting desirable outcomes, crystals are popularly used in attracting love and even achieving certain emotional states ” things that many of us strive for especially during Valentine's Day.
Whether you want to attract romance, heal from a recent heartbreak, exude calmness, or grow more in love with yourself, there's certainly a crystal you can work with that suits your needs.
Find out what these crystals are and how you can use them this love month!
Amethyst is one of the oft-related stones to Valentine's Day. It's because according to legend, St. Valentine was believed to have worn an amethyst ring himself which had a Cupid carving on it. Besides promoting sobriety, amethyst boosts intuition, creativity, and passion for dreaming big and achieving more in life.
Uses: It is often combined with smoky quartz (a stone of grounding and stability) and is gifted to a romantic partner to let them know that you believe in their aspirations and you'll be there to help them achieve their plans.
This stone, as well as the colour green, is associated with the heart chakra. It works as a good luck charm and a bringer of good vibes.
Green aventurine helps make you prosper in the romance department by putting you in the right time, place, and situation where you can meet your special someone.
And if you're trapped in a vicious cycle of toxic relationships, this stone will liberate you from them so you can start afresh with healthy ones.
Uses: Wear a green aventurine stone or carry it in your purse/pocket to be surrounded with good luck wherever you go and increase your chances of meeting the love of your life.
If you're single or are heartbroken and not looking for a partner at the moment, use a heart-shaped green aventurine for an added boost of love and good vibes.
To crystal healers, moonstone stimulates the kundalini energy which then activates love and eroticism.
Not only does it awaken your sexual energy but it also increases your ability to give, accept, and express love. For couples, working with moonstone helps them connect with their partner better and match their sexual energy.
This iridescent stone is related to the moon goddess and symbolizes feminine power. It's the ideal stone for women who want to fully tap into their goddess energy this Valentine's season.
Uses: To activate fertility and fidelity, form a crystal grid using 13 moonstones (representing the 13 moon cycles there are each year) around your bedroom and one under the bed. You can also place a single moonstone under your bed throughout the night.
Been struggling to move on from a messy breakup? Using a rhodonite crystal might soothe the pain you're feeling and empower you to give romantic love another shot.
Rhodonite is known as the ultimate heart healer that has the ability to comfort and mend a broken heart. So if you're going through an emotionally challenging time this Valentine's, let rhodonite be your companion.
Uses: To experience its healing effect, meditate with a rhodonite crystal. Hold the crystal with both hands and ask it to help you free yourself from unrealistic expectations and situations that no longer serve you. Use it to release grudges and any ill will from your heart, leaving only hope and acceptance. Try to be in a focused and meditative state.
Relationships may not always be fun and full of excitement. At times, it can get boring or may feel like you're just going through the motions. If you think your love life could use some refreshing, bring in a carnelian stone.
Carnelian is linked to the sacral chakra (also called the sex chakra), the center of joy, pleasure, and enthusiasm. When this energy field is boosted or activated, it:
- Improves your creative expression
- Increases sexual intimacy
- Heightens intuition
The stone is also thought to provide courage, enhance creativity, and reduce anxiety.
Uses: Meditate with a carnelian stone to tap into its powers while stating the affirmations, I trust my feelings. I trust myself, I am safe to express my sexuality, or I allow my creativity to flow freely. If you desire to confess your feelings to someone, use this stone to gain confidence and to be able to articulate your intentions.
As a stone of communication that promotes wisdom and good judgment, lapis lazuli has been used by journalists, psychologists, and business executives. But this is also very useful for promoting deep and loving communication in relationships. The stone helps facilitate knowledge, understanding, honesty, and compassion when dealing with others.
Uses: Wear or carry a lapis lazuli stone to bring harmony in your relationship through effective communication.
If there's one crystal that represents all types of love, it has got to be rose quartz. It's the ultimate love stone that symbolizes passion, romance, and all matters of love.
With a soothing energy, rose quartz is the best crystal to work with if you want to nurture love for yourself and for others. It's also great for stimulating joy and emotional healing.
Uses: You can incorporate rose quartz into your life this Valentine's by:
- Wearing it
- Placing a stone on your bedside or under your pillow
- Meditating with it
- Using it in crafts and jewellery
- Decorating your home with it
- Placing it in your meditation space
Note: There is no scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of mineral stones and crystals in treating ailments. All information published here is purely for educational purposes.
Scientists attribute the healing impact to the placebo effect that takes place when using stones and crystals. Holding stones and meditating with them is said to trigger the release of feel-good hormones (endorphins and dopamine) in the brain.
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