Rose Quartz Meaning and Benefits.
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~ Properties ~ Rose Quartz Meaning ~ Benefits ~ Healing ~
Rose Quartz Meaning – General Information
Rose Quartz stone ranges in colour from a very pale pink to a rose red hue, it is mainly transparent to translucent, with a vitreous lustre. It derives its name from its soft rose colour. It is usually available in rough chunks or polished pieces, as it rarely forms defined crystals. Rose Quartz belongs to the macrocrystalline Quartz family. It has a Mohs hardness of 7 and belongs in the hexagonal crystal system. Its colouration is due to the presence of trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese. Polished Rose Quartz often displays a chatoyancy (cat’s eye) effect, or asterism (6-pointed star) created by included microscopic titanium crystals.
Frequently cut as cabochons, and the more transparent material, faceted. Rose Quartz is also a beautiful ornamental stone when carved into spheres, figurines and ornate statues.
Rose Quartz Meaning – History
Also known as Pink Quartz or Hyaline Quartz, derived from the Greek hyalos, meaning “glass” and also referred to in antiquity as a Bohemian or Silesian Ruby.
Called the Heart Stone, Rose Quartz has been a love token from as early as 600 B.C. Furthermore, it is still an important talisman for relationships. It is also quite effective in attracting new love, romance and intimacy; as well as in developing a closer bond with family or friends. It supports connection within groups and the community. Furthermore, it also carries a high spiritual attunement to the Earth, the Universe, and the Divine.
Rose Quartz facial masks were prized for their powers of beautification and have been recovered from Egyptian tombs. Early Egyptians and Romans thought it cleared the complexion and prevented wrinkles. Tibetan and Oriental cultures also honour it and it continues as one of the major carving stones of China.
Rose Quartz Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits.
Rose Quartz, or the “Love Stone” as it is a stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart chakra to all forms of love and teaches the true essence of love. Its high energy gives Rose Quartz the ability to enhance love in virtually any situation. All in all, it is a very soothing and happy crystal with a soft and delicate energy, inspiring feelings of love and friendship.
Rose Quartz is a nurturing stone that fosters gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, tolerance, and lowers stress. It raises your self-esteem and sense of self-worth. It helps to balance emotions and heal emotional wounds and traumas; even grief, bringing peace and calm. Rose Quartz removes fears, resentments and anger as well as removes negative influences such as jealousy and avarice. It can also heal and release childhood traumas, neglect and lack of love, by enhancing inner awareness. It can help with mediation and reconciliation with family and others.
Rose Quartz encourages gentle self-love and compassion with a wonderful calming influence that can also soften up any harsh energy around you. It draws off negative energy and replaces it with loving and positive vibes. It strengthens empathy and assists with the acceptance of necessary change. Overwhelming or unreasonable guilt is eased with it and it is also excellent for dealing with a mid-life crisis. Holding Rose Quartz can remind you of your intentions and also enhance your positive affirmations. This beautiful stone encourages receptivity to all kinds of beauty; in self and others, in nature, and also in areas that stimulate the imagination – art, music and the written word.
In psychic and spiritual realms, Rose Quartz is regularly used to attract love, and for love spells. It is drawn on to ease the transition process in dying. Rose Quartz can be helpful for dream recall and dream work. Moreover, it is helpful for supporting brain functions and increasing intellect. And is said to promote peaceful sleep and provide creative inspiration.
Rose Quartz Meaning – Healing.
Rose Quartz is of benefit to the heart and the circulatory system. It eases sexual and emotional imbalance and/or dysfunction and can also improve fertility. Rose Quartz is also beneficial and protective during pregnancy and childbirth. It will relieve headaches, migraines, sinus problems, throat problems, kidney disease, earaches, and spleen problems.
It is also effective for overcoming depression and addictions, and for slowing the signs of ageing, for reducing wrinkles, and maintaining your ideal weight and achieving weight loss.
Tips for using Rose Quartz.
- It is said that washing your face in water charged by Rose Quartz will help to reduce wrinkles and keep your skin young.
- Put several pieces of Rose Quartz in your bath to promote a youthful appearance and soothe your skin.
- Use Rose Quartz as a worry stone to soothe and calm yourself.
- Keep Rose Quartz in your bedroom so you can have more sparkle and fire in your marriage.
- Rose Quartz in the bedroom will balance your sex drive.
- Wear or carry Rose Quartz to help ease general aches and pains.
- Promote love, romance and good relationships by placing Rose Quartz throughout your home and workplace, or by carrying a small crystal with you.
- Place on the stomach during pregnancy to promote bonding and keep near the baby during birth.
- Rose Quartz under your pillow provides beautiful dreams as well as prevents nightmares, for both adults and children.
- Carry a Rose Quartz in trauma or crisis including the emotional upheaval of a mid-life crisis for its reassuring energy.
- Hold it for support and for comforting grief.
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First presented in the May 2012 Newsletter, and edited April ’22 for inclusion here.
© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.