With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it is important to remember that the aim of the celebration is to express love, not just to our partners but to the whole world. Crystals have been used for healing and positive energy for centuries, they can also be used to send out love. Here are some extracts taken from the book Crystal Love by Judy Hall.
Crystals for love and healing:
Sending love into the world: the more love that goes out to the world, the more loving your own world becomes – and the safer it feels to love, and everyone benefits. As more and more love is generated, love comes back to you in a self-replenishing cycle facilitated by the love crystals.
World love crystals: Rose Quartz is probably the best universal love stone there is. Programme one to send out love to the whole world, neutralizing terror and hostility wherever it finds it and replacing it with unconditional love and forgiveness. Picture this love radiating out from the stone until it surrounds the whole world and returns to you. Touch the stone each day and send out more love as you do. A Selenite Pillar, or a large Spirit Quartz cluster that has lots of tiny points wrapped around several big points to radiate love in all directions works equally well. Additional crystals include Rhodochrosite, Danburite, Larimar, Elestial Quartz, Amethyst.
Crystals to enhance positive attitude. Carrying a crystal with you or placing it over your heart chakra or solar plexus chakra enhances a positive attitude, as does rubbing the gem essence over these chakras. Clear Quartz is a master healer, which enhances all constructive emotions and attitudes and energises you towards being positive. If it has rainbows inside, it brings great joy into your life and can be programmed to ensure a happy outcome.
Self acceptance: Ametrine is an excellent stone for encouraging acceptance of yourself and of others. The stimulating yellow of Citrine combines the loving energies of Amythist to encourage you to open your heart to acceptance. Additional crystals are Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Hemimorphite, Agate, Carnelian, Muscovite.
Emotional honesty: Lapis Lazuli has the power to enhance your ability to be honest about your emotions while retaining sensitivity to how those feelings are being received so that you speak in a way that is heard. Additional crystals are Jasper, Hemimorphite, Melanite Garnet, Topaz.
Empathy: Moonstone enhances sensitivity and empathy. Wearing Moonstone helps you to feel how other people feel but if you are sensitive, especially at full moon, it may be better to choose a less sensitizing but equally empathetic stone. Additional crystals are Rose Quartz, Malachite, Aventurine, Moldavite, Topaz, Brown Tourmaline
Self-empowerment: if you need to feel empowered, keep Obsidian in your pocket. Additional crystals are Sunstone, Smokey Amethyst, Tanzanite.
Patience: if you suffer from chronic impatience, Emerald calms you down and instils serenity. Additional crystals are Danburite, Green Tourmaline, Watermelon Tourmaline, Spirit Quartz.
Potential: if you desire to enhance your potential, place a beautiful Dioptase Crystal on your desk or find one that has been set as jewellery as this crystal is too fragile to carry in your pocket. Additional crystals are Rhodonite, Hemimorphite, Herkimer Diamond, Moldavite, Opal, Aqua Aura.
Self responsibility: if you need to take more responsibility for yourself and your feelings, Malachite assists you. Additional crystals include Citrine, Ocean Jasper, Hemimorphite, Aquamarine, Opal, Peridot, Snow Quartz, Royal Sapphire.