Rose Quartz

Introduction and Guide to the Healing Energies and Metaphysical Properties of Rose Quartz.

The most popular of all the crystals - Rose Quartz is a pretty pink hue. It's gentle pink essence is a stone of the heart and a crystal of unconditional love.

It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. Rose Quartz speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, circulating divine loving energy through out it's entire aura.

A silicone dioxide crystal, Rose Quartz is one of the most common varieties of the quartz family. It is found in abundance around the world and occurs only in a large form with no crystal faces, edges or terminations. It is hazy to translucent and is found in the cores of granite pegmatites. Its name is derived from its soft rose colour which can range from very pale pink to deep reddish-pink depending on the trace amounts of titanium, iron or manganese within its development. The colour of Rose Quartz is very stable and will not fade with heat or direct sunlight.

Key Facts:

Colour - Pink
Names - Pink Quartz, Hyaline Quartz, Heart Stone
Uses - insomnia, grief and loss, trauma and crisis, during pregnancy, to promote love, aphrodisiac.

Healing Properties & Uses:

Used as a love token as early as 600 B.C, it is quite effective in attracting new love, romance or intimacy and also is useful in developing a closer bond with family or friends. Prized in the ancient world for its powers of physical beautification, facial masks crafted from Rose Quartz have been recovered from Egyptian tombs.

The Mothering Crystal - inspiring nurturing of the self and promoting bonding, this is a good stone to place on the stomach during pregnancy and to take to the hospital to be nearby during birth. Placing baby milk or food within a circle of Rose Quartz can help ease colic or feeding difficulties.

The Love Crystal - call in love or strengthen a romantic relationship, keep nearby the bed or in a relationship shrine or corner of the home to restore trust and harmony and encourage unconditional love. Rose Quartz is a powerful aphrodisiac, stimulating sensual imagination.

The Sleeping Crystal - a wonderful sleeping aid for both adults and children, the Rose Quartz crystal provides beautiful dreams as well as aiding in preventing nightmares.

The Caring Crystal - Rose Quartz is a calming and reassuring crystal and many would not be without it during times of trauma or crisis. It strengthens empathy, sensitivity and aids in the acceptance of necessary change. Perfect for caring for oneself when experiencing difficult times in life or working through grief.