If you feel unloved, unattractive, or are struggling with relationship problems, your heart chakra may be unbalanced. These nine crystals can help.
The heart chakra (4Th - Anahata) is the centre of love, compassion, relationships, unconditional love and forgiveness. It's the energy chest of your emotions, so a blockage or imbalance can have a profound effect on your life.
Found in the centre of the chest, it is both green and pink in colour and connects the lower physical chakras with the higher spiritual chakras. It's also said to be associated with the thymus gland.
Love becomes more challenging when the heart chakra is blocked. This can cause problems in relationships, such as jealousy and controlling behaviour. It can also make us feel detached and unlovable.
One of the best ways to balance an underactive or overactive heart chakra is by using crystals. The nine crystals below all resonate at the frequency of the heart chakra, so they enhance love and compassion. They also allow empathy and forgiveness to flow freely, which can bring harmony to any relationship.
Which are the Best Stones for the Heart Chakra?
1. Rose Quartz (Stone of Unconditional Love)
Origin: USA, Japan, India, Brazil, Madagascar, South Africa, Argentina, Mexico
Rose quartz, the crystal for unconditional love, is said to be the most important stone for healing the heart chakra.
It has a beautiful feminine energy that resonates with both the heart chakra and the higher heart chakra (also known as thymus chakra). Like many of the stones on this list, Rose Quartz can help deepen any relationship while purifying the heart.
Tip for Using Rose Quartz: Place rose quartz by your bed or in your relationship corner.
2. Rhodochrosite (Stone for Selfless Love and Compassionate Heart)
Colour: Pink, Orange
Chakra: Root, Solar Plexus and Heart
Origin: Russia, Argentina, USA, Uruguay, South Africa
Rhodochrosite is a wonderful crystal to use as a deep cleanser of the Anahata chakra. It's particularly useful for easing stubborn blockages caused by past hurts. Being an emotional releaser, it raises self-confidence and eradicates self-doubt and self-criticism.
Ruled by the planet Venus, the planet of love, Rhodochrosite's strong heart-based energy encourages selfless and unconditional love. It's one of the best crystals for relationships and can help you reconnect with a long-lost friend or family member.
If you wish to bring love into the world, reach your true potential or reconnect with your inner child to bring more joy and playfulness in to your life, this pearly crystal will assist.
Tip for Using Rhodochrosite: Guide an old friend back to you by placing a piece of Rhodochrosite near a picture of them.
3. Emerald (Stone of Successful Love)
Origin: Brazil, Egypt, Russia, Columbia, Africa, India, Zimbabwe
Emerald is thought to be the purest form of green ray energy, so it's a great option for healing and opening the heart chakra.
As the stone of successful love, it can bring balance to relationships, encourage loyalty, and enhance unconditional love. But be careful, as a change of colour can indicate unfaithfulness!
If you're looking for a crystal that brings physical, mental and emotional balance, emerald is a brilliant choice. As stone of prophecy, it can also bring wisdom to the wearer.
Tip for Using Emerald: Wear an emerald ring on your little finger or ring finger.
4. Rhodonite (Stone of Self Love and Unconditional Love)
Colour: Pink, Red
Chakra: Heart and Root
Origin: Sweden, Germany, Mexico, Spain, Russia, Brazil
As a rescue stone, Rhodonite is favoured by counsellors for encouraging forgiveness and honesty of speech. It's also one of the most powerful stones for resonating with the heart chakra.
Rhodonite has been referred to as an emotional balancer. It can help show both sides of an argument, while also offering balance when stressed. This can be helpful during difficult periods of a relationship, when compromise and compassion are vital.
Taking its name from the Greek word for rosy, Rhodonite is also a wonderful stone when your relationship is stuck. It brings youthfulness, joy and harmony back into your life, whilst encouraging the discovery of one’s passion.
Tip for Using Rhodonite: Wear Rhodonite as either a broach or long necklace that sits over the heart chakra.
5. Green Aventurine (Stone of Opportunity)
Origin: India, Spain, Italy Brazil, China, Russia, Tibet, Nepal
Green Aventurine is a lovely stone for promoting harmony. Its soft energy smooths friction or negativity in a relationship, while highlighting and releasing unhealthy patterns and bringing new opportunities..
As Aventurine is strongly linked to nature, it's a strong protector of the heart chakra. Use it for a sense of well-being, increased focus and stabilising of emotions - or for romantic luck later in life.
Tip for Using Green Aventurine: Meditating using Green Aventurine can keep you calm and relaxed - even when you're struggling with a hectic lifestyle.
6. Green Jade (Dream Stone and Stone of Fidelity)
Origin: China, Russia, Middle East, USA, Italy
Green Jade is the most common colour of the Jade ‘family.’ Imbued with purity and serenity, this crystal is great for increasing love, wisdom and cherishing to the wearer.
Aside from improving relationships, Jade has been used as a stone of protection by many cultures. It also brings luck to friendships and has the power to enhance your dreams.
If you're feeling less sure of yourself and need some extra confidence, Jade will assist.
Tip for Using Green Jade: Place Jade under your pillow when you sleep to bring luck to your relationships.
7. Amazonite (Stone of Hope and Courage)
Colour: Turquoise Green
Chakra: Heart and Throat
Origin: Brazil, Russia, India, USA, Madagascar
Amazonite’s powerful energy has a stimulating effect on the heart chakra and awakens compassion in the user.
An interesting property of this stone is that it supports both the heart and throat chakra, while forming a bridge between the two. This brings balance to a controlling relationship and can make us less critical.
Amazonite can also be used to clear blockages in the heart chakra and allow honest and loving communication to flow through.
So, if you're feeling out of sorts, or could do with a little fun and adventure, Amazonite will aid self-discovery, promote harmony and create a positive attitude.
Tip for Using Amazonite: Carry Amazonite when you're travelling (either physically or in your self-development) to encourage a safe journey.
8. Prehnite (Stone of Unconditional Love and Healing)
Colour: Green, Yellow
Chakra: Heart and Solar
Origin: South Africa
Prehnite is usually attributed to the heart chakra, but it also links to your Solar chakra. This combination can calm your worries, release emotional clutter and help connect your heart with nature. It can also bring unconditional love and serenity to the user.
Along with its relationship benefits, Prehnite is a wonderful stone for healers or shamans. This is because it enhances prophecy, visualisations and deepens meditations to aid connection to the cosmic grid.
If you wish to strengthen your spiritual vibration, feel more at peace or align your actions to your heart and the highest good, Prehnite will help.
Tip for Using Prehnite: Place Prehnite around your home or office to aid the heartfelt flowing of energy.
9. Malachite (Stone of Transformation)
Chakra: Heart and Throat
Origin: Romania, Zambia, Russia, Germany, Middle East
Malachite has a vibrant green energy and is one of the most powerful stones for the heart chakra. It absorbs negative energies and helps eliminate destructive thought patterns and behaviours.
Being a stone of transformation, its powerful energies will ease heartache and encourage letting go and moving on. It also has a lovely stabilising energy that brings loyalty to relationships.
If you are looking for a healing gemstone for both the physical heart and emotions, then Malachite must be your first choice.
Note: Malachite is also great for empaths, as it can restore balance if you're feeling overwhelmed by other's emotions.
Tip for Using Malachite: Wear Malachite jewellery to open your heart to love.
Other Tips for Using Crystals for the Anahata Chakra
Crystals are a wonderful way to unblock, stimulate and balance the heart chakra. Here are a few tips for gaining the most from your crystals:
- Try wearing pink or green crystals in jewellery (such as pendants). The vibrational energy can open your heart to the flow of giving and receiving love.
- Crystals can enhance mediation. Place a crystal on the heart chakra or hold it in your hands, then focus your attention on unconditional love (or any other heart chakra attributes).
- Placing green or pink Crystals around your home will improve the loving energy of anyone who lives there.
- Use crystal elixirs and essences to harness the beautiful soft energies of the heart chakra.
- Placing pink or green crystals under your pillow or beside your bed will calm emotions and induce a peaceful environment.
- A crystal singing bowl (tuned to the note of F) can activate the heart chakra.
Aside from gemstones, there are plenty of other ways to open and balance the heart chakra. Yoga, spending time in nature, surrounding yourself with flowers and thinking loving thoughts can all help. You may also want to try keeping a gratitude diary.
Tip: Want to learn how to activate and balance other Chakras? I've written an in-depth guide to Root Chakra stones that you may find useful.
Which Angels are Associated With The Heart Chakra?
The angels I most associate with the heart chakra are:
- Archangel Chamuel – for love and passion
- Archangel Raphael – The Master Healer
- Archangel Haniel – ‘Grace of God’
These are lovely angels to invoke when working with crystals. They bring compassion, joy and love into relationships, while assisting in balancing the heart chakra.
Whether you believe in rose-tinted glasses or being in the pink, or indeed have been green with envy, one thing is for certain… love is the truth.
By using these nine crystals, each with their unique personalities and benefits, you can open, balance and heal the heart chakra. This will bring self-love, forgiveness, gratitude and compassion to your life.
My favourite crystal for love is Rose Quartz. It has a beautiful feminine energy that opens the heart chakra and allows compassion and love to flow into all relationships. I like carrying heart-shaped Rose Quartz crystals to amplify the connection to love.
About the Author: Mary Ancillette
Mary is a spiritual teacher, published author and therapist from the UK. She's passionate about helping others improve their lives through harnessing the power of crystals and spirituality.