How to Balance Heart Chakra with Stones and Crystals

How to Balance Heart Chakra with Stones and Crystals

Do you struggle to open up in your relationships? Do you feel distanced from your friends, family or partner? Are you making decisions without caring for others? If so, you may just be experiencing a heart chakra imbalance

The heart chakra represents love and compassion. When the heart chakra is balanced you have healthy and loving relationships, a passion for living, and wish the best for everyone. On the contrary, an unbalanced heart chakra manifests as heartbreaking loneliness, depression and an inability to feel compassion. Stones and crystals can help you balance the vibration of your heart chakra to open it to give and receive love.

In this article, we will learn which stones and crystals can balance the heart chakra, how to prepare the crystals and the space to carry out a crystal healing session, what to expect from the healing session and what to do after the session.

1. Choose the Right Crystals for the Heart Chakra

Using stones and crystals for balancing the chakras is a technique known as Crystal healing. It forms part of a wide area of alternative therapies that are used for chakra healing, if you want to learn more about them check out this article.

There are different techniques to heal the root chakra such as meditation, pranayama, yoga asanas, essential oils, mantras, mudras, affirmations, sound and of course stones and crystals. Here we will focus exclusively on balancing heart chakra with stones and crystals.

There are several stones and crystals to balance your heart chakra. Stones and crystals can help you align the heart chakra to its natural vibration, which will manifest in physical, psychological and spiritual well-being.

There are various crystals you can use to balance your heart chakra. When it comes to using crystals for the heart chakra, consider those which bring love, and compassion and can connect you with your deeper self. Some of the best crystals for heart chakra healing include Bloodstone, Green aventurine, and Rose quartz.

If you are to place stones and crystals in direct contact with the skin, it is best to use tumble stones, also known as polished stones, slightly coated with polish, which provides them with a protective layer that stops them from reacting with your skin. 

If you are unsure whether a crystal may react or not with your skin, it is easier to buy the safest option.

Bloodstone has a gentle but powerful energy that helps open the heart, bringing overall emotional healing. As well as helping you purify your emotions.

Bloodstone can also help you work through the pain healthily. It can also be used to treat problems with the blood and physical heart symptoms.

Bloodstone radiates the energy from three zodiac signs, Aries represents new beginnings, Libra represents finding amicable solutions, and Pisces represents perfect balance and unlocking passion in healthy ways. The planet associated with bloodstone is Mars.

Green Aventurine is known as the crystal that helps dreams become truth. It also gives courage and enhances self-love.

Green Aventurine works by balancing your male and female energies, which helps unlock your heart.

Green Aventurine is used to solve complex love issues, demotivation and lack of self-confidence. It helps to let go of unhealthy relationships without anger and resentment as well as assists in healing any health issues.

Green aventurine resonates with the heart and third eye chakras. It can help you become more aware of what you do and say.

Rose quartz is well known for helping with the activation and opening of the heart. It brings romantic, new and unconditional love as it has an energy of compassion, nourishment, peace, tenderness and pure love.

Rose quartz helps heal emotional traumas, it has a soothing energy that can help you go through difficult times, such as divorce, breakup or grief.

You can use crystals as jewellery, such as bracelets, necklaces, anklets, rings or pendants with any stones and crystals that balance the heart chakra to keep a constant energy flowing.

You can carry the crystals with you by placing the stones in your pocket or purse.

You can also use stones and crystals as decorations in your home. Place them in areas where you normally spend most of your time.

2. Clear the Space for Your Crystal Healing Session

Before you have a heart-healing session with crystals, you should prepare and clean the space.

The space you choose to have your heart crystal healing session should be comfortable, quiet, and have no drafts so that you can fully concentrate and be present during the healing session.

You may do the session yourself or ask someone to help you place the crystals on your body.

To cleanse the space, you can burn some incense and allow the smoke to fill the space.

The incense recommended for cleansing the space are:

  • White sage clears the air of energetic impurities.
  • Palo santo clears all the energy of the space, both positive and negative. Be mindful that when using palo santo, you need to ventilate the area and then, invoke positive energy by burning white sage.

If you want to learn more about how to use incense and essential oils during your chakra healing session, have a look at our article on chakra healing with essential oils.

3. Cleanse and Prepare the Crystals

When you acquire crystals, you should clean them from any energy they may have picked in their journey.

There are several techniques to cleanse your crystals, but one that is safest for any stones or crystals is brown rice.

Use a glass or plastic container to avoid any reaction between the crystal and the material of the container. Place the rice in the container, and put the crystals on top, leaving it overnight. Discard the rice in the morning.

Once your crystals are cleared you need to charge them to unlock their energy.

To charge your crystals, you can place them under sunlight, this will excite the atoms in the crystals.

If you plan to place the crystals directly onto the skin, warm up the crystals under the light of a lamp or place a towel on a heater and put the crystals on top. This can also be useful if there is no sunlight when you do crystal healing.

4. Place the Crystals in Specific Areas to Heal Your Heart Chakra

When choosing which crystals to use for your heart chakra healing session, consider the properties of each crystal and see if that is something you would like to alleviate, eliminate or balance. If you are unsure as to what are the signs that your heart chakra is out of balance, check out this article.

You can use one crystal or a combination of crystals that we mentioned above to balance the heart chakra.

  1. Lay down in a quiet place and keep warm during the session.
  2. Place the crystals in the middle of your chest and at the back in between your shoulder blades. You can also place them by the side of your body at the level of your chest.
  3. Relax and let the crystals do their magic for 10-20mins.

To enhance the benefits of your heart healing session, you can wear jewellery daily with the Rose quartz, Green Aventurine or Bloodstone to help you maintain the vibrations created during the crystal healing session.

You can also carry the crystals with you in your pocket or handbag. You can also spread them around your house and office in the areas where you spend most of your time.

5. Let the Crystals Do the Healing

Be open to feeling and experiencing your emotions. Allow the crystals to heal your heart chakra.
Crystals will bring strength, self-worth and happiness. The stones and crystals will direct the right frequency to your heart chakra and balance it.

You can choose to be in silence and observe the thoughts and feelings that come and go during this experience.

You could also play a guided meditation, a mantra, affirmations or a binaural beat for your heart chakra during the crystal healing session.

Leave the crystals to do their work for 10-20 mins.

Close your eyes and breathe deeply during your healing session. Connect to the crystals and be open to receiving their guidance. You may fall asleep during your session, maybe ask someone to check on you to finish your session or set an alarm to wake you up in a calm and relaxed way.

Once your session is over, stay there for a minute or two, just contemplating, be grateful to yourself for allowing the time and space for your healing, and to your body for carrying you in this physical world.

Then, get up when you are ready.

6. Close Your Heart Chakra Healing Session

Once you finish your heart chakra healing session, you need to clean your crystals from the energy they absorbed.

You can do this by using a glass bowl filled with a mix of citrine and hematite chips. Place the crystals you used during your session on the chips mixture and leave them overnight.

Drink plenty of water after your crystal healing session.

7. Reflect on Your Heart Chakra Healing Session

After each heart chakra healing session, it may help you write down how you felt before, during and after the session. A longer-term observation can include changes in different areas of your life.

When healing your heart chakra, you may expect positive changes with:

  • Your relationships
  • Your job
  • Your memories
  • Your sense of gratitude
  • Your emotions
  • Your act of giving
  • Your sense of receiving
  • A deep sense of peace

For the heart chakra healing, you would observe an improvement in your relationships, a more open attitude to others, a warmth towards people or animals in need, and a great sense of wanting to help.

It is not uncommon to feel worse after a heart crystal healing session. This may be because the crystals draw out the stuck energy from your body. This is part of the healing process.

Continue having more sessions depending on how you feel, if your symptoms get better, you may need only a few more sessions. If you don’t feel any changes, you may need many more healing sessions.

If you are planning to work through all your chakras, it is a good idea to have a journal. You can divide your journal into 7 parts with the colours of the chakras. So, whenever you do a session for each chakra you can make an entry that includes the date, time, the healing method (e.g. crystals, asanas, meditation, oils, etc), and your experience before, during and after the session.

Having a chakra journal can help you record any vision, thoughts, emotions and experiences you get during a crystal healing session. This will give you a deeper insight into what is happening with you at a deeper level.


A heart chakra healing session with stones and crystals can reset your heart chakra to its right frequency. Sometimes different experiences in our lives cause us to be close to love. Maybe the loss of a loved one or a heartbreaking love we cannot let go of will affect us physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Doing a crystal healing session for the heart chakra is the first act of love you can do to yourself in your healing journey. Stones and crystals such as Rose quartz, Green aventurine and Bloodstone can assist you in bringing balance to your heart chakra.

Whether you do regular a heart chakra crystal healing session, just wear crystals for the heart chakra as jewellery, or spread them around your home, you will start aligning to the vibration of the heart chakra, the vibration of love.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you open your heart chakra with crystals?

You can use one or more crystals for the heart chakra by placing them on the chest area during a crystal healing session or by putting them by the side of your body at the chest level while lying down. Allow the crystals to align your frequency for 15-20 minutes.

How can I fix my heart chakra imbalance?

You can bring your heart chakra to balance using one or several holistic therapies such as meditation, pranayama, yoga asanas, essential oils, mantras, mudras, affirmations, sound, reiki, and stones and crystals.

How does Rose Quartz heal heart chakra?

Rose Quartz is known as the stone of love, it aligns the vibration of your heart chakra with that of universal love. Rose Quartz is well known for helping with the activation and opening of the heart. It brings romantic love, new love and unconditional love as it has an energy of compassion, nourishment, peace, tenderness and pure love.
Rose quartz helps heal emotional traumas, it has a soothing energy that can help you go through difficult times, such as divorce, breakup or grief.

Do you have to cleanse your crystals?

Yes, when you first acquire your crystals is essential that you cleanse them from any energy they may have picked during their travelling. To cleanse them, depending on the material the crystal is made of, you may be able to use water or not. A safe method to cleanse any type of crystal is brown rice. You only need to leave your crystals overnight and dispose of the rice in the morning.

How do I choose the right crystals for healing the heart chakra?

When choosing crystals for the heart chakra, they need to be compatible with the qualities of this chakra such as compassion, openness, love and forgiveness.

Where is the best place to buy crystals for chakra healing?

The most convenient place to buy your crystals is online, just check the reviews, the cost of shipping and the time of delivery, if in doubt contact the seller to clarify. Also, check your local area for a specialised shop for stones and crystals.

How should I look after my crystals?

When you acquire your crystals, do an energy cleansing by placing them in a bowl with brown rice and leaving them overnight. Remember to do another energy cleansing after using them, by placing them in a glass bowl with citrine and hematite chips overnight.

What benefits can I expect from healing my heart chakra with crystals?

Your relationship with yourself and the world will be balanced, you will have self-acceptance and self-love. This, in turn, will manifest in you being open to loving others and receiving love from others. Your relationships will improve, and you will feel more content with your life.

Where to buy crystals for the heart chakra?

You can acquire your stones and crystals for the heart chakra from shops online, but consider the time of delivery and the cost of shipping. Wholesalers tend to be cheaper if you are planning to buy a big amount.
Usually, you can find minerals, stones and crystals in specialised shops.
The prices vary depending on the shops and the country of origin. As well as, the rarity of the stones or their uniqueness.
If you are on a budget check places like eBay, or second-hand shops.

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