As the song goes, “the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return”.
Whether you are seeking a soul mate, to mend a broken heart, or simply to feel more self-compassion, love is surely a priority in your life. To be human is to need love. That explains why love hacks of all kinds have been around for about as long as we humans have.
If you feel like you have exhausted all avenues in search of love, you have probably missed one – crystal healing. In fact, matters of the heart are something of a speciality in crystal work and semiprecious stones for love in all its forms abound.
In this post, we’ve gathered up, in no particular order, the top 20 stones for love (or self-love) to get you started:
- Blue Calcite
- Rose Calcite
- Mangano Calcite
- Red Jasper
- Ocean Jasper
- Rose Quartz
- Lapis Lazuli
- Rainbow Obsidian
- Pink Opal
Below, to help you hone in on the type of love that most concerns you, we have grouped these crystals for love into categories. Remember that true love is universal, so crystal healing in any one area is bound to overflow into the rest of your life.
Crystals For New Love and Kindness
Dating life may have moved on from courting to cruising Tinder, but the fact remains attracting new love into your life begins with having an open heart.
The best love crystals for this purpose are those that focus on your heart chakra, which is located in the centre of your chest near your heart. Love crystals for the heart chakra will help to clear any blockages in this area so this energy centre can function optimally. It is interesting to note that crystals of this kind tend to be in shades of blue or green, like:
Open-hearted people are a pleasure to be around and so are more inclined to attract new people into their lives. Warm, kind-hearted people are magnetic. To further tap into your common humanity and become a kinder person, you might consider:
For a more direct approach to attracting romance into your life, you can’t go wrong with:
Crystals For Burning Love
Like we said, there are crystals for all sorts of love, and that naturally includes the carnal kind. If your aim is to rev things up in the bedroom, red and orange crystals are likely to power your passion to new heights. This is because these crystals for love are closely linked to your sacral chakra and so enable you to clear energy blockages in and harness the full potential of this area.
For more intense new encounters or to reignite the flame with your familiar, try:
Crystals For Enduring Love
It may be that your life is already filled to the brim with love, be that in the form of a significant other, a strong family unit, or a loyal circle of friends. In this instance, there are crystals for love to help you cement the ties that bind.
Combining the forces of these relationship crystals will help ensure continued harmony through clearer communication, calmer moods, and greater self-awareness. At the same time, the inclusion of a love crystal for passion like those listed above will keep the spark alive in romantic relationships. Consider the combination of:
Stones in shades of pink, meanwhile, expand the holder’s capacity for tenderness and compassion. They deepen our ability to love and be loved by further opening our hearts and healing our spiritual wounds. Pink love crystals to help you on your journey to embrace and experience unconditional love include:
Crystals For Broken Love
When we open up our hearts to love, we also open them up to the possibility of being broken. This may mean that our love is not reciprocated or that we must part ways with a loved one. So, part of being open to love means nurturing resilience in our hearts to carry us through those tough times.
Fortunately, if you are suffering from a broken heart, there are several crystals for love to help you mend it. Such love stones enable us to safely process our sadness and pain so that we can come out stronger on the other side of our suffering. These stones foster forgiveness, optimism, stability and inner strength.
Love crystals for the broken-hearted include:
- Rainbow Obsidian
Crystals For Self-Love
Of course, we can never fully love others and receive their love until we have learned to love ourselves. If we don’t start with ourselves, then the crystals for love in other areas will not be able to work their magic properly.
The ingredients for healthy self-love are as vital as they are simple. In order to truly love ourselves, we must learn to self-soothe and, where appropriate, prioritise our own needs. We must value ourselves and sincerely believe that we are worthy of love and acknowledgement. We must also learn to silence our inner critics by turning compassion and kindness inward.
A great self-love crystals combination includes:
Using Your Crystals For Love
Ask yourself which of the categories in this post most resonate with you. You can use this as a guide to setting your intention for your crystal work. Based on this, you can select the crystals best suited to your needs.
Crystals for love begin their work as soon as they are in your possession. So, just by carrying your stones for love in your pocket or placing them in a special place in your home or even your office, you can access some of their benefits. Crystal jewellery is also great as it facilitates skin contact, strengthening your connection to the stones.
If you like to meditate, incorporate your crystals for love into your practice by holding them over your heart chakra while meditating on the love you wish to manifest.
For more targeted crystal healing work, you may consider creating a crystal grid. Crystal grids use sacred geometry to magnify the holder’s intention as well as the healing properties of the selected stones.
Stop looking for love in all the wrong places! Bring crystals into your life and enjoy the energy they provide.
Chermaine’s journey into the world of gemstones and crystals began as a child, collecting shimmering stones on family vacations. Today, she’s a certified gemologist and spiritual healer, intertwining the physical beauty of jewels with their metaphysical properties.
Chermaine has traveled to mines in Africa, marketplaces in India, and spiritual retreats in Bali, always seeking to deepen her understanding.