What is the meaning of life? It is love. That's why your Heart chakra is the center of your etheric system. It is the epitome of joy and purposefulness.
The Heart chakra connects your spiritual self with your physical self. You are halfway there! Now that you have grounded your Root chakra, activated your Sacral chakra, and balanced your Solar Plexus chakra, you are well on your way to your Higher Self.
With the help of healing crystals, loving rituals, and mindful techniques, you can open your Heart chakra. By opening this 4th energy center, you tap into the meaning of life itself.
Let's learn all about crystal healing the Heart chakra! Meanwhile, join the Satin Crystals VIP club and keep updated on all of your chakras and healing practices throughout the year.
How can the Heart chakra benefit you?
When your Heart chakra is open and balanced, you will feel like:
You are open to all positive opportunities
You attract healthy relationships
You like yourself the way you are
You see the beauty in life's creations
You surrender to unconditional love
You easily forgive and let go
You are a magnet for love
It is easy to manifest your desires
What does your Heart chakra represent?
The Heart chakra represents your love energy. It is that fine particle, high-vibration emotion that can only be felt in your heart; it can never be captured fully in words.
This energy center is all about love and relationships. When thinking of love, romantic partners and soul mates probably pop first into your mind. While the Heart chakra does attract romantic love, it also governs self-love, friendships, and universal love of other animals, planets, and the spiritual beyond.
The Heart chakra is called Anahata in Sanskrit. It is related to the element of Air. Its symbol is a six-pointed star in the middle of a circle with twelve petals.
What color is the Heart chakra?
The Heart chakra is associated with colors pink and green. Green is the color of healing, growing, and life. Pink is the color of the High Heart chakra. Pink is gentle, nurturing, loving.
What is the High Heart chakra?
The High Heart chakra refers to the spiritual area of the heart. This is where divine love and the connection to the unseen forces of the universe reside.
Whereas the Heart chakra itself includes love for your physical self and humanity, the Higher Heart chakra deals directly with the Higher Self. It is your direct access to your all-knowing self, where all of your truths lie.
Where is the Heart chakra located?
The Heart chakra energy vortex flows in a clockwise motion through the center of the chest and out the backside.
Why do you need to balance the Heart chakra?
You need to balance your Heart chakra so you can maintain healthy relationships with yourself, your partners, and the world around you. This is your bridge connecting your lower three chakras of earth, water, and fire with your upper three chakras of pure ether, light, and thought.
Whereas the Solar Plexus chakra was all about your confidence and how you relate to others, the Heart chakra is about loving yourself and extending this love to others. It is a fine line that separates these chakras in their goals, but ultimately they should both be in a balanced emotional state.
A healthy and flowing Heart chakra exudes strong love vibrations. It attracts high vibration people to you and scares off those with low vibrations.
In the quest for a soul mate, many people become hung up on socially constructed ideals and seek out Prince Charming or Perfect Barbie. When the Heart chakra is blocked, we seek and attract the wrong type of person. This becomes a habit, and after we break up with Mr. or Mrs. Wrong, we end up getting together with the same type of partner again.
The reason this cycle goes on and on is that the blocked Heart chakra was never resolved. Opening and activating the Heart chakra will allow you to shed unhealthy patterns and become a magnet of positive love.
What causes an imbalance in the Heart chakra?
The biggest cause of Heart chakra imbalance is past hurt. Whether it was a heartbreak, an abandonment, or a lost love, the resulting emotions clog up your Heart energies.
The Heart chakra is the fuel for self-love and self-esteem. If you have a hard time loving yourself, you will have a hard time loving others and accepting the love of others. This will cause an imbalance in your Heart chakra.
You need to work on self-love before all else. Once you've mastered your acceptance and appreciation of yourself, your love vibrations will flow and spill out into your relationships with others.
The relationships you have with family, friends, coworkers, and others are also similarly affected by the Heart Chakra. To improve these relationships the heart must be open.
It is a monumental task to become selfless. Human beings are far from perfect, but by giving time and attention to the care of the Heart Chakra, we can evolve toward being the Beings we want to be.
How do you know when your Heart chakra is blocked?
When your Heart chakra is blocked, you don't feel empathy or compassion for others. You ignore their needs. This selfishness causes a lot of hurt in the world and may circle back into feelings of loneliness, fear of commitment, and isolation.
Heart chakra blockages occur when you have not released past traumas in your love department. These could be caused by childhood experiences in a dysfunctional family or through relationship pains in adulthood. The bitterness remains and may encompass your aura, creating an unintentional shield around you. This shield keeps out new love and opportunities in the false claim of not hurting you in the future.
Your energy block will prevent you from verbally or physically expressing your love to others. You feel awkward about connecting with others and feel uncomfortable when they are trying to connect with you.
You may take advantage of other people's giving nature and never return the favor. On the other hand, you could be overextending yourself and giving too much attention to others yet not accepting any love in return.
In either case, you could be classified as an energy vampire. Don't let that happen. Instead, open the Heart chakra and balance this give-and-take energy as soon as possible!
If you have found a romantic partner, your Heart chakra may become distorted if you let blame and stress take over your relationship. Arguments, grudges, and violence may replace your love.
Physically you may feel a tightness or ache in your chest when your Heart chakra is blocked.
How do you know when your Heart chakra is open?
You know when your Heart chakra is open when you can feel the love within and around you. You are happy with yourself. You would be perfectly content living life on your own. This is when true love is attracted to you like a magnet. It is when your desires come rushing to you because you have transcended the desire for personal gain.
You appreciate and celebrate the special people in your life. You know that the best things in life involve the ones you love. That means doing small things that make them happy and engaging in activities you both enjoy. You make lasting memories that you can look back on fondly anytime.
You feel at peace, living a drama-free life. You are not overextended nor overly cautious with your love. You partake in your passions and know when to say no.
Your Heart chakra is open when you can empathize with both joyous and tragic stories happening around the globe. Your love connection breaks borders and boundaries. Adjectives like big-hearted, open-hearted, and warm-hearted describe your generous nature.
What crystals are good for Heart chakra?
We can keep the Heart chakra open by working with and surrounding ourselves in lovely pink and green crystals. Surround yourself with Heart chakra crystals and always have your love flowing free.
Here is a list of top healing stones good for the Heart Plexus chakra:
Aventurine is known as the stone of abundance. When working with the Heart chakra, program Aventurine for an abundance of love. With love flowing freely through your heart, the world will be a magical place of prosperity.
Chrysocolla is a blue-green stone with a strong bond to the heart. This crystal helps to infuse hope into your aura. It is known to provide a sense of loving calm over groups to bring peace and harmony. Chrysocolla also heals the broken heart.
is a powerful force upon the Heart chakra. Although it is presented as a glassy green gemstone in the commercial world, the raw formation Emerald has a rich green and black color. Emerald brings an understanding between people. It is also known as the stone of successful love, used for maintaining healthy relationships for years to come.
has been a beloved stone throughout the centuries. It is a peaceful gemstone used to open the Heart chakra. With its patient and nurturing energy, Jade slowly brings emotional issues to the surface. It helps you deal with releasing the trauma of the past so you can open your heart to future love.
is known as a Power Stone. It is an aggressive opener of the Heart chakra. Whereas Jade is slow and gradual in its magic, Malachite's energies get right to the point to bring traumas to the surface. You may want to pair Malachite with a softer Heart chakra stone such as Aventurine or Rose Quartz if it is too powerfully abrupt on its own.
is also known as the Soul Mate Stone. It tunes your Heart chakra to attract important people. Whether it be a romantic soul mate or just someone who comes briefly to teach you a lesson, Rhodochrosite helps to enhance your life's journeys. The important thing is that you learn your lessons the first time around and not get stuck in a toxic cycle.
is the stone that is all about self-love. Rhodonite teaches you that you can not start loving people around you until you have accepted yourself as you are. It helps focus your Heart chakra on working through your issues and realizations before opening up to the world.
is the most popular stone of all for the Heart chakra because it is synonymous with "Love Crystal." This beautiful pink stone will have you seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. It is an attractive force of positive relationships. It helps you see the beauty in all things, whether it be a simple breath, an abstract painting, or a vast landscape.
How do you open the Heart chakra with crystals?
Once you have collected your desired Heart chakra crystals, you'll need to know how to use them.
With crystals in hand you can:
Visualize your Heart chakra like a ball of pink light. Imagine the light getting stronger and stronger as the crystals infuse the Heart chakra with strength. Now visualize a green light encompassing the pink ball like a watermelon.
Visualize yourself offering positive people a lifeline to your heart. Imagine connecting energy cords from your heart to theirs.
- Breathe deeply. Imagine the crystal infusing every cavity of your Heart chakra with its energies.
Here are some practical ideas on where to put the crystals:
Lie down and place the crystals on your Heart chakra area
Hold Heart chakra spheres and meditate
Hold gemstone eggs in each hand and visualize the Heart chakra opening
Use Heart chakra massage wands to your chest and upper back
Place Heart chakra tumbled stones in your pockets
Surround yourself with Heart chakra stones and do some gentle backbends to open the heart
Drink a Heart chakra gem elixir
Bathe in water infused with Heart chakra stones, or have them surrounding your tub
Place matching Heart chakra stones at your two bedstands
Gift crystal hearts to loved ones
- Fill a vase or potted plant with Heart chakra crystals placed on your desk or somewhere you spend most of your time
By healing the Heart chakra with crystals, you can find the right balance that becomes so easily lost when you forget to care for your energy field.
Is Moldavite good for Heart Chakra healing?
Yes, Moldavite is an extraordinary healer of the Heart Chakra. This meteoric gemstone has become popular in transforming lives and love. The green color of Moldavite aligns perfectly with your Heart Chakra.
Star-born Moldavite can help you attract love on a cosmic level. Moldavite helps you find a soulmate that was written in the stars. It heals broken love as well. Discover more benefits in Moldavite for Cosmic Lovers.
How can you strengthen your Heart chakra?
Alongside your healing crystals, there are many other ways to keep your Heart chakra balanced. Have your gemstones by your side while engaging in loving exercises like:
Gazing at pinks and greens. Stare into natural pinks and greens of nature and infuse your heart with these colors' gentle vibrations.
Applying essential oils that invoke romantic feelings and open the senses like Rose, Rosewood, or Jasmine.
Physical poses that are specific to tai chi, qigong, and yoga asana which balance the Heart chakra.
Appreciating beauty whether you are walking through a botanic garden or art gallery; realizing the efforts it took to create each masterpiece.
Seeking outside help to release your heartaches from the past with a crystal healer, hypnotherapist, or clinical psychologist.
Spreading kindness with a simple smile, a compliment, or a surprise gift.
Saying yes to your passions. Only say yes to things that bring joy to your heart. Everything else is a waste of your precious time left on earth.
Connecting with other animals. Animals are filled with pure love, spend time in their presence.
Just breathing. Close your eyes and connect with the Heart chakra's element, Air.
How should I wear Heart chakra jewelry?
If you are not actively engaged in a crystal healing session, but you want the benefits of Heart chakra crystals with you throughout your day, consider wearing pink or green gemstone jewelry.
Here are some ideas for wearing Heart chakra jewelry:
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Sheila's personal experience with Heart chakra crystals
The importance of the Heart chakra hit home when someone described it to me to be as vital to our energy bodies as the heart is to our physical bodies.
My favorite thing to do to keep my Heart chakra open is to use Malachite stones and tuning forks at my heart. I love the strength of Malachite's vibrations and activating a tuning fork to infuse this energy into the heart, makes it all the more powerful.
I am also a big jewelry person; you usually won't see me leave home without it. Wearing gemstone necklaces is easy for me and most of mine fall right around the Heart chakra. Necklaces don't get in the way like bracelets do since I'm always on the computer. This is an easy way to keep the chakra balanced throughout the day.
Lisa's personal experience with Heart chakra crystals
I give a lot of attention to my Heart Chakra because I know that when it becomes closed, I feel bitter or angry at others. On the contrary, when it is flowing and open the world feels easy and I have a stronger, fonder connection to those around me.
The stone of my choice for the Heart Chakra is Rose Quartz. This is quite a popular pick when it comes to healing relationship issues and attracting positive love. However, the type of Rose Quartz I am head over heels in love with is Star Madagascar Rose. I could sing odes to this lovely, shiny variety of pink Rose that has dancing asterism lines across its translucent layers.
When I gaze into Star Madagascar Rose Quartz, my heart is elated and my soul is dancing- the negative blocks and buildups of my chakra begin to dissipate. My favorite Heart Chakra stones are Star Rose spheres. Polished and perfect, they are representative of how love makes the world go round.
What is the mantra for the Heart chakra?
If you are doing some manifestation work at the Heart chakra, here are some affirmations to get you started. Chant these mantras to attract your desires:
I am happy within
I am filled with compassion
I am a balanced being
I accept love into my heart
I forgive and move on
I attract meaningful relationships
I love unconditionally
I only say yes to things that bring joy to my heart
The things I love, I set free
Learn How to write your own Mantras.
What food is good for the Heart chakra?
Naturally pink and green foods are good for the Heart chakra. Think limes, cucumbers, lettuce, green apples and rhubarb, raspberries, salmon.
What note is the Heart chakra?
Every chakra vibrates at a specific frequency. The Heart chakra vibrates at 639 Hz or the musical note F. At this vibration, you can align the Heart chakra to flow open.
Use tuning forks, musical instruments, and singing bowls specific to the Heart chakra's note to balance this area.
Where do I buy Heart chakra crystals?
If you are looking to purchase genuine gemstones to heal your Heart chakra, visit the Satin Crystals Heart Chakra Collection or find your perfect crystals right here:
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