The heart is one of the most commonly carved stone and gem shapes. It is symbol of love, and is often exchanged as a gift of affection. Heart shapes are used in crystal healing for love and romance grids. Hearts are widely available and can also be used for Chakra work.
The heart shaped crystal is known to attract loving energy and can help those dealing with negative emotions. Crystals in a heart shape deal with the emotional and empathetic aspects of the spirit. They work to deter sadness, grief, suffering, and pain. The heart crystal has also been said to increase fertility.
The heart shape evolved from the initial symbol of an upside down triangle. An inverted triangle is an esoteric symbol of the Divine Feminine.
An emblem of truth, the “Sacred Heart” of Christ is the focus of Roman Catholic worship as a symbol of the Lord’s love. As a graphic representation of an inverted triangle, it symbolizes a vessel in to which love is poured.
We see an inverted triangle as a focal point in the center of the Muladhara, or Root Chakra. In the Root Chakra, this emblem signifies the tap root of primal or sexual power, igniting the spark that heats up the rest of the Chakra spine. Inverted triangles are also seen in the solar plexus (Manipura), heart (Anahata), throat (Vishudha) and third eye (Ajna) Chakras. A heart shaped stone or crystal can be very helpful in accessing the power of the Chakras to balance mind, body, and spirit.
The heart shape represents, through its relevance to an inverted triangle, the element of water. Water is the element associated with motion, transition, intuition, and emotion. These indications added to the power of The divine Feminine make a heart shaped stone ideal for strengthening our relationships with compassion, patience, and love. Heart shaped crystals can support healing work pertaining to forgiveness of self and family, by promoting empathy and patience.