I’m later than usual writing my blog this week because I was struck down with a horrendous migraine. It reminded me how important self-care and self-love are so what better time to talk about crystals for love and compassion and remind you about my very first Crafts for Crystals workshop happening in time for Valentine’s Day.

Why is self love important?

Self love is incredibly important because it allows us to develop a strong sense of self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth. When we love ourselves, we are able to believe in ourselves, our abilities, and our potential. It also helps us to set healthy boundaries, take care of ourselves, and make decisions that are best for us. It is only when we truly love and accept ourselves that we can start to make positive changes in our lives.

What is the difference between compassion and romantic love?

Compassion and romantic love are two different types of love.

Compassion is an unconditional, selfless love that is focused on understanding another person’s suffering and providing care and comfort.

Romantic love, on the other hand, is a passionate, intimate, and emotional connection between two people that can lead to a deep, committed relationship.

Both types of love involve a strong bond and connection between two people, but the focus and intent of each are different. Compassion is about understanding and providing support, whereas romantic love is about a deep connection and affection.

Why is it good to have a range of crystals for love and compassion?

Crystals can be powerful tools for increasing self-love and compassion. They provide a calming and supportive energy that can help us to connect more deeply with our own feelings and emotions, allowing us to be more compassionate towards ourselves and others. Having a variety of crystals for love and compassion can be beneficial because each crystal has its own unique properties that can help us to work through different aspects of our lives. For example:

  • some crystals are known to promote emotional healing
  • others can help us to open our hearts to unconditional love.

Ultimately, having a range of crystals for love and compassion allows us to find the right crystal for any situation, enabling us to heal and grow in our relationships with ourselves and others.

Check out my crystal bundle for love and compassion 

How does rose quartz help love and compassion?

Rose Quartz is a powerful crystal for activating and strengthening the heart chakra. It is said to open the heart to love, compassion, and acceptance of yourself and others. It is believed to help with emotional healing, calming, and understanding. Rose Quartz can also be used to attract and maintain love, and to bring a sense of peace and harmony to relationships.

Rhodonite and compassion

Rhodonite is a beautiful pink-colored stone that is said to bring feelings of love, compassion, and inner peace. It is believed to aid in emotional healing, self-love, and forgiveness. It can help to bring balance and harmony to one's life. It can also help to clear away negative energy and amplify positive energy, making it an excellent aid in meditation and spiritual growth. Wearing or carrying this stone is said to bring the wearer a deep sense of self-love and compassion, allowing them to be open to giving and receiving love from others.

Moonstone for feminine self love

Moonstone is a beautiful and powerful stone for fostering feminine self-love. It is believed to be a stone of new beginnings, intuition, and inner growth. It is often used for protection, as it is believed to help balance emotions and reduce stress and anxiety. It is also believed to help increase self-confidence and self-acceptance, allowing you to enjoy life more fully. Moonstone is known to help women connect to their feminine energy and strengthen their feelings of self-love and appreciation. To use moonstone for self-love, try wearing it in jewelry, placing it in your pocket or purse, or by meditating with it.

Why does malachite help men with love?

Malachite is thought to be a powerful aid to men in matters of love. It is believed to open the heart chakra and help men to express their emotions more freely, making it easier for them to connect emotionally with a potential partner and build strong relationships. Additionally, malachite is believed to aid in the development of self-confidence, which can help a man to feel more secure in himself and his ability to attract a romantic partner.

Where did Valentine’s Day originate?

Valentine's Day is believed to originate from the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia which was celebrated in mid-February. It was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus. During the festival, men would sacrifice goats and dogs and then whip women with the hides of the animals they had just sacrificed. Over time, the festival shifted to a more romantic celebration in which love was celebrated and exchanged with handwritten notes, known as Valentines.

How often do love songs appear in popular culture?

Love songs have been popular since the dawn of time and they continue to be a staple of popular music and culture today. In fact, it's not uncommon to hear a love song on the radio or in films and television shows. Love songs often evoke strong emotions and can be used to express a range of feelings from joy and happiness to sorrow and heartache. They can also be used to show appreciation for someone special or to simply remind us of the importance of love in our lives. Have a quick listen to these I found on YouTube, some of my favourites are in there.

What’s included in my Crafts with Crystal workshop?

During the workshop, you'll learn how to create beautiful and unique crafts with crystals. We’ll cover techniques such as beading and creating your own essential oil blend. You'll also receive a variety of crystal beads to use during the workshop and afterwards. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask crystal questions.

What’s different about my workshop?

Did you know I trained as a teacher and have taught/lectured from reception to university and adult learning? When you join my Crafts with Crystals not only are you benefiting from my crystal experience but also my teaching skills. These allow me to break tasks down into manageable chunks and present them in a way that can be understood across a range of knowledge and experiences.

This means my workshops are suitable for crafters and non-crafters.  I will be able to ensure you are in a safe, welcoming space where you are free to ask your crystal questions as we work and also by limiting numbers at the workshop.

How will I benefit from your Crafts with Crystal workshop?

Do you want to make a loved one a personalised piece of crystal jewellery for Valentine’s Day? That you have personally chosen the beads and the pattern they are placed in yourself?

Nothing shows you care more than a hand crafted gift that you have invested a bit of your soul in by creating something totally bespoke. Join my Crafts with Crystals online workshop and you can create a unique crystal bracelet, in time for Valentine’s Day, that will be cherished for years to come.

Suitable for crafters and non-crafters and if you struggle to part with your final piece there will be enough materials left to make something for yourself too. To ensure a safe, welcoming space where you are free to ask your crystal questions as we work, numbers are limited