Crystals For The Heart Chakra
The heart chakra is definitely one centered on our lives just as it is in our bodies. It is located in the center of the breastbone and regulates our interaction with the external world. The heart chakra is all about the balancing act. It keeps us involved in the world around us but keeps us from being too overindulged. It helps to balance our inner self with the environment around us. When in balance the heart chakra aids us in understanding our own needs and emotions clearly and we are more able to sustain balanced relationships as a result. However, when your heart chakra is out of balance you may feel either controlling or controlled in a relationship or you may become critical of the little foibles of others. You may feel a tightness in your chest or that things in life are beginning to feel overwhelming.
As spring continues to warm the earthâ€™s crust, a frenzy of growth converts barren landscapes into lush glades, and the leaves of plants and trees emerge in a thousand shades of green. As it is, green is the color of the heart chakra. Like their counterparts in the plant kingdom, the green gems and minerals are the â€œgrowth crystals.â€ They are powerful conduits of the earthâ€™s Life Force of birth, development, and creation, and of the power of natureâ€™s constant renewal.
Use Green Crystals
Crystals of pure green are potent aids in nurturing, whether of fledgling family relationships or new business ventures. They are the symbols of new life in all its manifestations. Use them to encourage growth and development. With a project well started, a gleaming green tourmaline or emerald will ensure that your focus remains constant and your path stays one of successful growth and development. Green talismans are perfect for keeping a venture on course, a project on schedule, and a life on track.
When thinking of protecting and calming green crystals, nothing comes to mind faster than the beautiful green Jade. Jade is a talisman of personal protection and one of the joy of nature and it is a powerful guardian of your loved ones and your physical security. The magnetite in these stones provides extra protection. This stone will bring you the blessings and protections of many Goddesses. Jade is a stone of the heart. It fosters a joy in the natural world and should be carried to remind you of the joys of nature.
Another crystals great for rebalancing your heart chakra is Aventurine. Aventurine is a potent talisman for being optimistic. It is used in meditation as a transition aid, and brings powerful earth energy to our efforts to see the best life has to offer. It is used to honor Brigit, the Irish Goddess of Fertility and it an excellent grounding and centering crystal. Green Aventurine is used for grounding and centering in the beginning of a meditation ritual. It will allow you to harmonize with nature and ease the transition to the meditation state. Keep it placed upon your heart chakra throughout meditation for maximum results.
Green Jade is an ancient talisman of protection and luck. It makes an excellent "lucky stone" to protect you against ill fortune. Keep it in your pocket.
What Authors Say About Crystals
Mentally, Malachite goes to the core of a problem, enhancing intuition and insight. It balances the heart and navel chakras.
Chlorites are most frequently found as strong green inclusions in or coatings on quartz, danburite, topaz, calcite and other minerals. This is the most useful form for healing and everyday purposes. It is recommended for the heart chakra.
When people hold Moldavite there are in some cases an opening of the heart chakra, characterized by a strange sensations in the chest, an upwelling of emotion and a flushing of the face.
If you find a tightness in your chest, overwhelming feelings from the outside world, or a general uneasiness in your step, your heart chakra may be out of balance. When in balance we can take on the world and find balance in both the good and the bad. We feel at ease with our inner self. If you are finding that you need to rebalance your heart chakra we suggest using green crystals such as Jade and Aventurine. You can also try crystals other authors recommend such as Malachite, Chlorite, and Moldavite.
Stones of the New Consciousness
Stones of the New Consciousness
(North Atlantic Books 2009)