Do you feel like you have trouble loving yourself?
Do you feel disconnected from life or from your emotions?
Do you have trouble trusting yourself or others?
Are you having trouble moving on from heartbreak?
Do you have trouble receiving love or receiving manifestations?
If so, balancing your heart chakra with crystals and energy work can help!
The heart chakra is responsible for feeling self-love, empathy and compassion for others, connection, acceptance, and transformation.
It is the connection from the upper chakras to the lower chakras, helping you translate higher vibrations into the physical and transform lower vibrations into the ethereal.
Heart chakra crystals can help remove energy blocks and align your heart with the vibration of love.
They can help you open your heart so that you can feel love for yourself and others.
They can also help you receive love.
Your heart chakra is the integration chakra.
It helps you take what you’ve learned from the higher realm and physical realm and use it to transform your life.
Using crystals for the heart chakra can help make this process easier and faster!
The Function of the Heart Chakra (Anihata)
The heart chakra is the fourth chakra.
It is located in the center of the chest, right above the heart.
It is responsible for the respiratory system, the cardiac system, and the thymus gland.
It is also the center of love, compassion, harmony, healing, and personal transformation.
It is what allows you to give and receive love, form attachments and relationships, and feel connected to life.
Its mantra is “yam.” Its affirmation is “I am love.”
The heart chakra is responsible for:
- Emotional Balance
- Heart and cardiac system
- Thymus gland
- Respiratory system and lungs
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Symptoms of a Blocked Heart Chakra:
The heart chakra can become blocked due to stress, stuffing down your emotions, illness, or being affected by other people’s energy.
When the heart chakra is blocked, it stops energy from flowing between the upper chakras and lower chakras.
It can cause emotional imbalances or physical problems with the lungs, cardiac system, or thymus gland.
That is why using crystals for the heart chakra is so important – it unblocks the energy flow and allows things to move more freely.
When your heart chakra is blocked, you can experience:
- Inability to forgive
- Fear of intimacy or love
- Feeling unloved or unwanted
- Judgmental of self or others
- Poor self-care or lack of self-love
- Heart or circulation problems
- Lung or respiratory problems
Symptoms of an Overactive Heart Chakra
Your heart chakra can become overactive when other chakras are blocked.
It can cause your heart chakra to “take over” the space where other chakras would normally function.
When your heart chakra is overactive, you can feel:
- Emotionally sensitive
- Too concerned with others
- Lack of boundaries
- Overly dependent on others for your wellbeing
- Feeling too emotionally connected to the world or others
- Unable to separate yourself from others
- Unable to put your own well-being first
- Falling in love with everyone and/or everything
Using Crystals for the Heart Chakra
Heart chakra crystals fall into two categories: pink stones and green stones.
Pink crystals are generally associated with love, compassion, romance, relationships, emotional balance, self-love, and divine love.
Green is the color associated with the heart chakra, so green crystals can also unblock and balance it.
Green crystals usually represent love, strength, truth, luck, good fortune, transformation, growth, healing trauma, and emotional balance.
The following list of heart chakra crystals combines both types of crystals, but it’s not an exhaustive list.
If you have a crystal that is in the pink or green category, it is most likely a heart chakra balancing crystal too! Use your intuition!
Heart Chakra Crystals (and Their Meanings)
Pink Heart Chakra Crystals:
Rose Quartz – the stone of unconditional love, compassion, and romance
Pink Opal – hope and encouragement, nurturing, emotional healing
Pink Tourmaline – regulates emotions, releases stress and worry, helps heal emotional wounds
Rhodochrosite – attracts romantic love, nurtures the inner child, gives you the courage to love and receive love from others
Pink Calcite – calms and heals emotions, encourages peace and tranquility, promotes forgiveness and acceptance of the past
Pink Amethyst – transmutes negative energy and emotions, helps you see things from the higher perspective of love, encourages you to be non-judgemental and accepting of yourself and others
Morganite – the stone of divine love, releases heartbreak, turns grief into wisdom, helps you align your energy with your higher self
Cobalto Calcite – frees you from emotional burdens, encourages inner harmony, creates a feeling of safety and increases gratitude
Pink Aragonite – calms the mind and emotional body, connects your mind and heart, reduces stress, encourages trust, compassion, and understanding in relationships
Green Heart Chakra Crystals:
Green heart chakra crystals not only open the heart but they also attract abundance and prosperity of all kinds (including an abundance of love!)
Green Aventurine – stone of opportunity and luck, attracts good fortune and good luck of all kinds, attracts love and strengthens your connection with nature
Green Calcite – helps you let go of beliefs and things that no longer serve you, protects and grounds energy, reduces stress and fear
Green Jade – the stone of Heaven, restores emotional balance and wellbeing, attracts nurturing energy, and increases your connection with Earth and her abundance.
Green Opal – the stone of change, helps release fear and increases support from the Universe, strengthens all types of relationships, heals and rejuvenates the mind, body, and spirit
Green Tourmaline – increases joy, compassion, and optimism, encourages gratitude and connection to nature, aids emotional healing
Green Fluorite – promotes growth and healing, inspires new ideas and increases mental clarity, releases emotional traumas and helps you align your energetic body with your true purpose
Green Amethyst – integrates divine wisdom with the truth of your heart, increases spiritual insight, inspires originality and self-reliance
Malachite – the stone of transformation, encourages change, helps you break unwanted ties and bad habits, gives you the strength to take control and responsibility for your life
Serpentine – increases motivation and confidence, helps solve conflicts, supports transformation and transition, can help you manifest anything you want in your life
Chrysoprase – attracts new love, increases compassion and hope, reduces anxiety and depression, soothes heartache and stimulates creativity
Prehnite – the stone of prophecy, connects you to the higher realms and enhances inner-knowing, helps you connect your heart to your will so your actions are guided by your heart
Peridot – helps you live your best life, increases happiness and joy, attracts positive manifestations and prosperity, increases harmony in relationships
Fuchsite – the healer’s stone, can help you channel health guidance from the Divine, rejuvenates and renews health and vitality, encourages self-reflection
How to Use Crystals for the Heart Chakra
Heart chakra crystals can help unblock your heart and align its frequency with the inherent vibration of the crystals.
This will help balance your heart chakra so that energy flows more freely throughout the chakra chain.
Because the heart chakra is the bridge between the upper chakras and lower chakras, keeping it balanced and open is very important.
It will allow you to feel emotions more deeply without getting “stuck.”
It can even help you manifest things into the physical realm more quickly!
Three ideas for using heart chakra crystals:
Meditate with them.
You can place heart chakra crystals directly over your heart chakra (in the center of your chest) while lying down.
You can also hold them in your hands or keep them near you while meditating.
This will help clear energy from your heart chakra.
You might even find that hidden emotions come up while meditating!
That means the crystals are working and you are processing and transmuting the energy that’s been blocking you and holding you back.
Keep them near your yoga mat.
Keeping heart chakra crystals near your yoga mat will infuse your practice with unconditional love and emotional balance.
Yoga can help you move stuck emotions through your body so you can process them.
A few heart chakra opening yoga poses are: sphinx pose, cobra pose, and dancer pose.
These open and activate the heart chakra so that the crystal energy can work!
Keep them in your bedroom or near your bed.
Your bedroom and your home’s love and relationship area are the two areas of your home that are related to the heart chakra.
Keeping heart chakra crystals here can activate those areas and increase energy flow!
Keeping a heart chakra crystal near your bed can also help align and balance your heart chakra while you’re sleeping.
And since your bedroom is the area of your home that is related to your relationship with yourself and your romantic partner, crystals will also increase the love and romance in your relationship!
You can also come up with your own healing ritual with your crystals. Your intuition will never lead you astray.
Now that you know how to use heart chakra crystals, you might also want to know:
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Throat Chakra Crystals [19 Crystals for the Throat Chakra]
Third Eye Chakra Crystals [and How to Use Them!]
Solar Plexus Chakra Crystals: 20 Crystals for the Solar Plexus