The Stone of
The universal stone of Quartz presents in a soft and lovely shade of pink called Rose Quartz. Very pale in color, transparent varieties are not as abundant, as they are usually so pale that they show no color at all except in very large specimens.
Regularly referred to as the “Love” or “Heart” Stone, Rose Quartz is a gem of unconditional love, whose energies help to open oneself to all forms of available love: self love, familial love, platonic love, romantic love, and more. Rose Quartz will give just the proper enhancement of love in virtually any situation. Additionally known to lower stress, bring happiness and soothing to the soul…as does love. It is also told to enhance one’s capacity to love others as well as oneself.
Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.
According to archaeological records Rose Quartz was used as early as the 800-600 B.C. by the Assyrians. Later it became popular with the Greeks & Romans
The name quartz comes from the Greek derivative krustallos, meaning ice, as it was thought that quartz was actually ice formed by the Gods.
Rose Quartz is said to bring inner peace and harmony though gentle forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance while balancing one’s emotions.
Raising one’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth, Rose Quartz is known to heal many emotional wounds, trauma and grief. It is said to remove fears, resentments and anger as well as overwhelming or unreasonable guilt, helping one to reconcile with family members or others one is having difficulties with.
Gently assisting in releasing and healing childhood traumas, neglect, abuse, lack of love, and abandonment, in part by enhancing inner awareness, helping one understand that love is ever present, unconditional, and not required from outside one’s heart and soul unless freely given.
Physically, in crystal healing Rose Quartz is of benefit to the heart, as well as the proper function of the circulatory system. Said to increase fertility, aid in the functioning of the genitals (male and female), assist during pregnancy as well as childbirth as protection and calm.
Said to curb depression and addictions, and helping to reach one’s ideal weight by clearing out any habitual food roles one may be stuck in as well as boosting one’s adrenal glands-boosting one’s metabolism.
Said to give a clear soft complexion, reduce wrinkles and slow signs of aging.
Rose Quartz is said to be beneficial to reduce headaches, migraines, sinus problems, earaches, throat issues, liver, kidney, lungs and spleen; as well as supporting higher brain function therefore increasing the intellect.
Element: Earth & Water
Planet: Venus & Moon
Deities: Freyr & Aphrodite
Candle Color: Pink
Used in rituals and spells associated with love. To attract love, wear a heart shaped rose quarts. Magically rose quartz is used to promote peace, happiness and fidelity in established relationships.
Rose quartz is an excellent calming stone for children. If you purchase one for a child though, please be careful with your choice as children tend to place things in their mouths. Simply handling the stone can have a calming effect, in addition to adding a vibration of warmth and security.
Wear or carry rose quartz when you are feeling despondent and need to feel loved and deeply cared for, it is an excellent stone for that. It’s also quite more effective on the psyche than chicken soup when you are feeling ill.
Zodiac Stone of: Taurus
Birthstone: Not a Birthstone for any month
Rose quartz is associated with the 4th, Heart Chakra this is a comforting and healing stone, assisting one to forgive others as well as oneself.
As a teaching stone Rose Quartz helps one to understand that love for oneself must be present before one can truly love another. Working with the Heart Chakra, Rose Quartz should help break up old memories that may be blocking one’s energy.