As tomorrow nears and many of us are taking inventory on what is in our hearts at this time, I asked one of the many wise women in my circle to shine some light on how we can use the energy of Valentine's Day to uniquely optimize exactly what we are in need of and seeking at the this time. Here is Dana Schmalenberg of Gem + Remedy’s guide to crystals for Valentines Day.
ROSE QUARTZ | for the lovers
It is known as the 'love stone' as the message it emits is the strong vibration of unconditional love, joy, warmth and healing. This beautiful pink crystal has a powerful energy that resonates within both the heart chakra and the higher heart chakra, or thymus chakra—the area related to compassion.
This stone will also resonate out the love energy into its surroundings and aid all those nearby, such as your nearest and dearest. As quartz crystals are profound amplifiers of energy, it may help to kindle happiness, love, romantic feelings and sensuality.
Your relationship can have more sparkle and fire when you keep a rose quartz under your pillow. It helps the user feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worth love.
Rose quartz is the stone of universal love. It is also the stone of love in marriage. When worn in jewelry, the wearer feels a sense of self-worth. And it has a gentle vibration of love for the owner. It gives inner peace and helps in all matters pertaining to love in all its forms, and opens the heart to love. It also helps as a rejuvenator to the skin. It is a lovely stone for a young person. It is said washing the face in water charged by rose quartz will help fade wrinkles and keep the skin young.
GARNET | for the powerfully independent and the powerful lover
Powerful Garnet can cleanse the chakras of negative energies and re-energize them. Use Garnet to balance the Sacral Chakra and sex drive, and to aid in the controlled rise of Kundalini energy. Garnet inspires love and passion, devotion and loyalty. A stone of commitment, Garnet encourages personal relationships of all kinds, and is a useful relationship tool both personally and in business. The red color of the garnets suggests a connection with love and permanence, but also with passion and desires. Not only is this passion linked with sexual lust, it is also linked with all the different desires that an individual can possess. In this sense, red garnet can be used to restore lost passion. Garnets can also be related to the will to execute some decision.
On the physical level, the healing properties of garnet are considered to be helpful for cardiovascular problems, it regulates internal rhythms, normalizes blood pressure. It is the stone of Health and Life Force, promotes good health and vitality, and can enhance your love life and sex drive.
Not only physical, but glittering garnets also add to emotional well-being of the wearer. Garnet’s virtues are said to carry success, devotion, energy, consistency, and faith. The stone helps the person to know inner-self, resulting into spiritual enlightenment. Perhaps the most significant benefit of the gem is its guarding ability. It protects the owner from ill thoughts and malicious incidents, and helps overcoming depression. By and large, the blush of garnets engenders peace, courage, and optimism.
RHODOCHROSITE PINK | for those mending their hearts
Is a strong stone to aid emotional healing. It encourages you to feel love for yourself, and its energy will assist you in meditation—To reach a state of joy and sublime happiness. It's energy may stimulate your inner child and bring a deep childlike happiness and joy into your life—aiding you to bring deep forgotten memories to the surface for healing
Like most heart chakra stones, it vibrates with the energy of love. All have a strong heart based energy and are an excellent stone to support and heal the emotions. In this pink crystal, the love energy is directed towards your own self. They are particularly active stones energetically, especially to heal you if you don't have a good opinion of yourself. It will help you to bring through the intense joy that this enables.
Rhodochrosite is a self-confidence booster owing to bringing a sense of realistic balance to life. It is also used to help cope with problems in life in a graceful, balanced manner without avoidance or denial.
Traditionally in crystal healing rhodochrosite has been considered good for the digestion, the heart, the kidneys, spleen, pancreas, the pulse rate, and the thyroid. It is also used for stress related illness by transforming the energy of the illness with a balanced love of self and the universe.
MOONSTONE | for the mama-to-be
Has been used throughout history by women. Some call the stone a woman's best friend, for its healing powers come in handy in many phases of a woman's life. It is known for helping in all phases of having children; from actually getting pregnant, throughout the nine months of carrying the child, and then easing the actual pains of delivery. Even those that are not ready for childbirth can find relief from monthly cramps if they but keep it near them.
Physically, Moonstone can promote conception by aiding all aspects of the reproductive system. Moonstone is also known to help with digestive system, including the liver, and can aid in the absorption of essential vitamins and minerals. Many women like Moonstone for its ability to balance hormonal and menstrual cycles.
Physically moonstone is used in crystal healing to aid the pituitary gland and digestive system, obesity, water retention, hormonal problems, menstrual problems.
GREEN AVENTURINE | for those healing their relationship
Green Aventurine is a comforter and heart healer. It neutralizes all sources of electromagnetic pollution, blocking out emanations from computers, television and other electronic equipment. Green Aventurine settles nausea and dissolves negative emotions and thoughts. It brings wellbeing and emotional calm. A good all-round healer.
It is balancing and supports the immune system, assisting in general physical healing, and is the foremost green heart stone in crystal healing. It is considered so harmonizing that it is used in Shen Tao Feng Shui specifically to restore harmony in the home when there has been conflict between the inhabitants. Aventurine often contains pyrite, which aids protection and lifts the spirits.