Gemstone crystals come in a myriad of colors and shapes. They carry specific properties and have been used for hundreds of years, because of both their beauty and healing powers. In this series, called “Gemstones 108”, you will learn everything about the beautiful crystals that are found in our mala necklaces. Let’s start with the Rose Quartz gemstone.
The use of crystal stones dates back to ancient times. Egyptians used Rose Quartz as a beautifying aid. They left healing Rose Quartz facial masks in the tombs with the sarcophagi of the Pharaohs. It is also believed that they used these alchemical creations to maintain a youthful beauty, glowing skin, and attract love, among other things.
In early America, the pink stone was carved into amulets. Rose Quartz was at one time used to detoxify the body and used as elixirs to counteract poisons.
There are countless legends and tales of love renewed, restored, and recharged by mythological figures who used the properties of Rose Quartz, such as Eros and Cupid, and Aphrodite and Adonis. According to legend, the pink quartz was used by Cupid to impart love, passion and warmth.
The story of Adonis and Aphrodite, goddess of love and procreation, is also linked to the Rose Quartz myth. According to this myth, Aphrodite arrived too late to save Adonis from Ares, the God of War. After being attacked by Ares, the blood of Aphrodite and Adonis spilled onto the quartz beneath them, turning the quartz to a rose color. The story of their powerful love is deeply tied to rose quartz love and fertility properties.
What makes the Rose Quartz stone so powerful is that it acts as a strong magnifier of the heart—the body’s conscious feeling-center—and hence, love. There are infinite opportunities to breathe in healthy love for the self and, in turn, compassionate love for others.
Rose Quartz is considered to be the stone of love. it is a mothering crystal, inspiring nurturing of the self if one has lost their own mother. As a stone of love, tenderness and sensuality, Rose Quartz is a powerful aphrodisiac, stimulating sensual imagination.
While very soothing and healing to the spirit, Rose Quartz is a powerful harmonizer of the body’s subtle energies and its myriad properties work to get us back in touch with love by helping us to remove the emotional wounds and beliefs that keep us separated from it.
Rose Quartz can be used to call in love or strengthen a romantic relationship. It may also be placed by the bed to restore trust and harmony, and encourage unconditional love. Strained relationships between friends or family members are smoothed by loving pink quartz vibrations.
Rose Quartz is a calming and reassuring crystal. It strengthens empathy, sensitivity, and aids in the acceptance of necessary change. It is also an excellent stone for comforting grief and dispelling negativity.
Rose quartz properties are extremely useful in meditation, imparting a warm and calming energy.
You can meditate or practice yoga with Rose Quartz nearby to amplify your practice and help you awaken heart-centered consciousness. Hold the Rose Quartz in your hand and receive the energy as it flows directly to your heart center.
Meditating with Rose Quartz assists one in reaching a resonance with the frequency of compassion. Rose Quartz is a common meditation stone used by women. It aids in efforts to understand and foster loving relationships and to bring a gentle energy to one's day.
Rose Quartz is the healer for those unable to experience the joy of living because of never having had love given to them. It reprograms the heart to accept the infinite source of love that comes from within the self. Only after learning to give love to the self is it possible to truly love others.
Rose quartz encourages healing with inner nourishment and comfort. A formerly heartbroken person begins to feel new energy and a sense of contentment, fulfillment and inner peace, when using Rose Quartz.
Rose Quartz is believed to facilitate a strong spiritual connection with The Divine, earth and the universe. A deep sense of personal fulfillment and energy forms a new foundation where inner peace and contentment can become a personal reality.
Rose quartz imparts a mild fire energy in Feng Shui. This fire energy will have a positive effect on concepts and ideas. This energy brings brightness, warmth and enthusiasm onto yourself.
Pink Rose Quartz is the most important crystal of the heart and the Heart Chakra, teaching the true essence of love, and purifying and opening the heart at all levels.
Rose Quartz is feminine in tone and one of the stones of the Great Mother. It not only activates the human Heart Chakra, it also links with the heart of the Earth and the heart of the Universe. This directly reflect and correlate to the state and health of your nervous system, which in turn is connected to your chakras.
When the heart chakra is healthy and in balance, the lower chakras feel secure and the higher chakras—the throat (truth), the third eye (intuition), and the crown (connection to the higher self) have the opportunity to come to life. They rest on the foundation of love found innately in the heart and that can be activated by the powerful healing properties of Rose Quartz. Love is the key that unlocks the whole chakra system.
The Heart Chakra regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It helps us in understanding our own needs and emotions clearly.
Rose Quartz stones open and purify each level of the Heart Chakra while imparting love's true essence. A healthy Heart Chakra improves interactions, encouraging better judgement in what we embrace or reject. It provides clarity of personal emotions and needs as well as relationships with others and the cyclic nature of these relationships.
Rose Quartz also balances the yin-yang energy, and can bring all the other chakras into harmony and unity with the Heart. It gently stimulates the Base Chakra to help rejuvenate the physical body. The Base Chakra is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When it is in balance, the physical body gains strength and spiritual energy is rekindled.
Is Rose Quartz for you?
You radiate of a peaceful and generous energy. Your natural empathy surrounds the people around you. Your light shines with grace upon the life of those in need. Kindness is love. You can utilize Rose Quartz to evoke your specific intention.