"Where there is LOVE, there is LIFE."
According to the musings of the great Greek philosophers, love can be put into 7 categories: Eros, Philia, Storge, Agape, Ludus, Pragma, and Philautia. According to SoulKu (and all crystal experts), if you are looking for love or looking to enhance, honor, celebrate, or encourage the love you already have, the energetics of gemstones and crystals can help!
Crystals to support the 7 categories of Love and supportive crystals.
1. EROS LOVE
Eros love is a romantic and passionate love—a love of and for the body. It's based on personal infatuation and physical pleasure. Eros is a primal love that is part of our DNA. It's a deep and carnal desire for another person’s physical body.
Not feeling the EROS love but want to? Garnet inspires and encourages passion and intimacy. The term "Garnet" comes from an old word for Pomegranate—the symbol of power, fertility, sexulaity, femininity, beauty, and eternal life.
2. PHILIA LOVE
Philia love is an affectionate, friendly love—a love that runs deep in true friendships. It's the love you share with a friend you haven't seen in 10 years, but can always pick up right where you left off. It's the "I'll help you hide the body" kind of sisterhood love. It can occur between friends or family members.
Wanting to amplify or celebrate PHILIA love? Moonstones are touchstones of comfort, celebration, empathy, forgiveness, humor, affection, generosity and love—perfect for sisters and best friends.
3. STORGE LOVE
Storge love is a naturally occurring, unconditional familial love—a love that flows easily between parents and children or childhood friends. It’s infinite, built upon acceptance and deep emotional connection.
ROSE QUARTZ & MORGANITE
Wanting to deepen your STORGE love? Rose Quartz's megapower expands and strengthens unconditional love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging enduring and stable love. And Morganite nurtures a deep, divine love and compassion and your connection to spirit.
4. AGAPE LOVE
Agape love is a selfless, universal love—a love for all mankind. It's an empathetic attitude of love for everyone and everything. Agape is the highest level of love to offer. It’s given without any expectations of receiving anything in return. Offering Agape is a decision to spread love in any circumstance, including destructive situations.
Who doesn't want to grow and amplify AGAPE in themselves?! Quartz Crystal (or Clear Quartz) vibrates with the frequency of the Universe. They act as healers, harmonizers, peace givers, and as messengers between the physical and spiritual worlds—harmonizing the mind, body and soul as well as the community.
5. LUDUS LOVE
Ludus love is a playful, flirtatious, thrilling beginning stage of intimate love. Ludus is honeymoon love—expressed as teasing, playfulness, and laughter between two people. Although common in young couples, older couples who strive for this love find a more rewarding relationship.
Want some playful LUDUS love? Rainbow Tourmaline promotes happiness, laughter, light, and love. It's the joy stone, vibrating at a very high level to encourage one to look for happiness in every moment.
6. PRAGMA LOVE
Pragma love is a committed, long lasting love—mature love that endures and stands the test of time. A love between a couple that chooses reciprocity, respect, mutual compassion, commitment, and dedication. Instead of "falling in love,” you are “standing in love” with your partner indefinitely.
Want that long-lasting PRAGMA love? Turquoise is the stone of friendship that nurtures and amplifies communication, compassion, and support. Use this gemstone to celebrate your accomplishment. It will stand the test of time, just like Pragma.
7. PHILAUTIA LOVE
Philautia love is a self love from which all other love springs. Having a healthy and compassionate love towards oneself is the first step to being able to participate in other loves. Philautia is the recognition of your own worth, and it places a high value on your personal needs. Self love begins with acknowledging your responsibility for your own well-being and nurturing and accepting your whole beautiful self, just as you are.
If self love is what you need?! Let's face it, we could all use some PHILAUTIA self love. Rhodonite activates one's highest potential, encourages self-love and forgiveness. It's a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past.
No matter the person, we are all worthy of receiving and giving love. Gemstones and crystals can act as wonderful allies that help to support, amplify, encourage, celebrate and honor loves of all kind.