February is in full swing and if you’ve succumbed to its spirit of love and romance, then V-day should be highlighted with hearts in your calendar. If my previous statement just produced a feeling of heaviness in your chest (where lightness should be), you may consider adding a little crystal energy into your life for a little more luck in love. Now, why crystals? Because if there’s one thing a crystal is known for (aside from being really pretty), it’s that it helps enhance the energies that you program it for. Each crystal comes with certain traits and characteristics, so if you get the right type of crystal for whatever it is you want, it acts like a magnifier and aids in expediting the granting of said wish. Sounds good, right? It is. For centuries crystals have been used as tools for divination, healing, prosperity, protection and even love. Nowadays, they are also used to accessorize or even beautify one’s appearance, so why not take advantage of this and glam up your ensemble while amping up your sex appeal at the same time?
One thing is for sure: even if you are already in a relationship, looking for one, or even trying to get over one (read: bad break-up blues), crystals can be programmed to help you enhance or re-energize aspects of your love life. They can be used to call in a potential partner or, ease your way out of heartache. If you are already sensitive to energy, sometimes just holding the right crystal will start to soothe your emotions. I personally have a couple of bedside crystals to help me calm down before I sleep (or for meditation) several in my bag for protection and a couple that I wear constantly to attract healthy relationships (both personal and professional) into my life.
For those beginner crystal lovers out there, I highly recommend going to a reputable store. There are many crystal shops, for example, in Chinatown that sell bracelets, pendants and raw stones at cheap (almost too cheap) prices. Unless you have already developed an eye or knowledge for crystals, or you are close friends with the owner and the staff of the store, it’s easy to be fooled. Believe it or not, what you might think is a brilliantly colored life-changing crystal is actually just a brilliantly colored and cleverly cut piece of plastic. Also, if the staff isn’t trained well, they may choose the incorrect stone, and worse, not be able to teach you how to properly clean, program and energize it.
Say what? Crystals (if they’re the real deal) are alive and full of energy, so like anything that is alive, it needs to be taken care of. Like a loyal friend, if treated with love it will do its very best to bring to you what you want and need. I personally favor the creations and selection I find at The Accessory Lab in Power Plant Mall, owned by Ingrid Go and Rodina Velasco, who take great pains in sourcing some of the best quality crystals (for display or to tote around) and design wearable pieces that can be for day or night. An added bonus is that their girls can show you how to clean and program whatever it is your purchase.
So, as Feb. 14 turns the corner this weekend, what crystals should you take a shine to?
This pink-colored beauty is considered the queen bee of all love stones. It is the perfect symbol of what romantic love should be. Its energy invokes both tender and passionate love, making life more spontaneous and more exciting.
A high-energy stone that teaches the heart to forgive and be open to a more positive attitude towards life. It encourages spontaneous expressions of feelings that can help enhance your flirtation skills and sex appeal.
Because of its tiny points around its body, this stone helps in sending out love in all directions, creating an environment conducive for romance. You may even write down your wish list for traits you want in a partner on a piece of paper and place it under this stone so it sends out the right “signals” of attraction.
This clear-colored crystal is a representation of the “twin flame,” and helps to find one’s soul mate or life mate. It also helps one relax and sleep better at night as an added bonus. Beauty sleep is very important during the pursuit of love.
A healing crystal, it is especially effective post-breakup. This helps the wearer get rid of emotional debris, opening up the opportunity and space to attract another love companion.
For marriage and partnerships, this stone deepens love and fidelity most especially in times of trial and/or emotional upheaval during the relationship. It also strengthens self-confidence and boosts self-esteem.
Use this vibrant, orange-colored stone to activate and increase sex appeal. It can help in unleashing an irresistible aura of love and desire
Known as a highly passionate stone, it can help recharge stagnant energy. Great for firing up a relationship that has gone dull or suffers from routine.
And finally, for a little more spice in your love life, experts refer to this crystal as “the marathon stone.” Just use your imagination for that one, and get crystal creative.
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