is the “super activator” of the heart chakra, linking it to the higher self & fostering love, tenderness & friendship. this stone instills patience & teaches tact & diplomacy. alleviates depression & fear, it promotes inner security. assists in the understanding of situations & expressing intentions clearly. treats emotional dysfunction & releases old pain. beneficial for relationships & helps you to find the joy in situations. as a balancing stone, its known to aid in removing insecurities. it can help to inspire both creativity & practicality, & connects the heart chakra to both physical & spiritual vibrations. calms overactive emotions. also believed to help attract love & resolve issues in relationships, infusing them with joy & divine love. wonderful for connecting with nature spirits & the earth. this can be a blessing to those who find themselves feeling disconnected or otherwise out of sorts. can help to lessen depression & mend emotional wounds by allowing the owner to see the meaning for certain events in life. meditation with this stone can aid in the release of unhealthy patterns of behavior, making room for new ways of thinking that lead to a more complete life. helps bring harmony, joy & peace. known to encourage regeneration of the nerves especially in paralysis or multiple sclerosis & helps to treat stress. works with the heart chakra, cleansing & removing blockages.