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Down on love? Love crystals may hold the key!

In Philippine Star Column on February 10, 2012 at 12:22 am

A rose by any other name: wrist accessories made of the queen bee of love stones, the rose quartz.

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?

Stonehenge sweethearts: (L-R) Love bracelets made out of rose quartz, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, kunzite, and aquamarine

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.

(Not) a heart of glass: Rhodonite works with the heart chakra soothes it to its core, making it feel alive again and ready for love.

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.

Rest in peace: Rhodochrosite is not only for love, it is also a good stone for inner conflict resolution.

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.

Soul-mating: Spirit quartz in its natural form is for world love. It sends out love in all directions.

So, as Feb. 14 turns the corner this weekend, what crystals should you take a shine to?

Rose Quartz

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.

Rhodochrosite

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.

Spirit Quartz

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.

Danburite

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.

Kunzite

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.

Aquamarine

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.

Carnelian

Use this vibrant, orange-colored stone to activate and increase sex appeal. It can help in unleashing an irresistible aura of love and desire

Rhodonite

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.

Red Jasper

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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Accessory Lab is located at the 2/F Power Plant Mall, Makati. For inquiries call (02)890-9011.

*All photos courtesy of Accessory Lab

Down on love? Stones may hold the key
SOUL TRAIN By Katrina A. Holigores (The Philippine Star) Updated February 10, 2012


Tower Power

In Living a Life Off-Center on July 27, 2010 at 3:24 am

I collect crystals, and have been doing so with gusto over the last year and a half, and have noticed that lately, my tastes have been switching from the small and hand held, to wands (for healing) and then now, to towers. Crystals in a “tower” form are generators. In other words they will generate whatever energy they already have in them to give whatever you program into them (a wish or  intention) a boost.

Generate the power of Love!

These ones pictured here are some of the prettiest and most powerful I’ve seen, although I’m pretty sure I will encounter a lot more now that I have projected my desire to see more of them out there. The first is rose quartz, which as most of you know is one of the most common love crystals. Rose quartz is a fairly common one to be seen in many shapes and forms but this particular one is a deep pink and its gorgeous and smooth and can stand on it’s own (meaning you can remove it from its stand). The bonus with this kind of tower with a steady base is that you can write down your wish like “Please bring in my ideal partner/ boyfriend/ girlfriend etc) into my life” and place it directly underneath the crystal-like a makeshift paperweight.

Protect and manifest with this tibetan black quartz!

The Tibetan Black Quartz is one of the most powerful crystals used for protection. This particular tower is used to “guard” the entrance of the house protecting the bedrooms of the residents as it is placed on the 2nd floor. Holding within it energies generated from the tibetan monks by way of prayers and programming it acts as a silent and gentle forcefield from negative energies. Whether they be negative intentions, negative prayers, malignant spirits and the like. This is also a stone for manifestation, meaning it helps bring thought into action, or desires into form. I think this particular one, considering it’s height gives off a rather quiet energy, not invasive, but rather subtle. It can also be used as a meditation stone because it places a protective bubble over whoever is near it. It’s excellent as well for any entrance where lots of people pass since it can act as a filter.

Transformer-more than meets the eye!

This labradorite is truly a treasure. Found by a powerful healer this is in fact one of the most powerful tranformative stones. It calls in magic and can enhance one’s psychic abilites as well as protects one from harmful energies. Much like the Tibetan Black Quartz in that aspect of protection, the labradorite prevents people from tapping into your personal energy (emotional vampires) and draining you. It also acts as a tool to help one discover lifestyle patterns, habits or beliefs that are detrimental to ones emotional and spiritual states. It gives a boost to prayers and healing thoughts so it’s a great stone to use when you’re wishing good on someone else. It is a crystal that should be placed in a new office, or a new home because it allows the occupant to transform with the place, to adapt, to adjust and to enhance anything and everything that is positive from the “move”.

There is nothing like the power of a crystal tower, so if you’ve got the budget for it, think about what it is you need in your life that could do with a little boost. A tower will certain elevate you, bear in mind that there are many fakes out there, so only go to reputable dealers or go with someone who can tell the difference.