Do you wish to open your heart to better give and receive love? Rose quartz is the right crystal for you - one of the most lovable crystals because of her gentle energy. Rose quartz allows you to better appreciate art, nature, humanity, and the beauty around us, as well as your self-beauty - it’s a great self-acceptance stone. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance, invoking self-trust and self-worth. Bring more love and calmness into your life with this crystal.
The spiritual meaning of rose quartz
It’s a great crystal for practicing gratitude. It teaches forgiveness and tolerance and it’s the perfect stone for creating a positive image about yourself; it helps you resolve issues regarding self-love and acceptance.
Also known as a romantic stone, rose quartz can also be used to attract love. It may help you cement your current relationship, end unhealthy relationships to make room for healthy ones and clear out past relationship problems so you can move on.
Rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love. One of the most important stones for heart chakra work, because it opens the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends, romantic love.
What is rose quartz
Rose quartz is a rock formed from the solidification of magma. Magma is located beneath the earth's crust and is a high-temperature solution which cools down when in contact with the air as it rises. This happens slowly, over hundreds of years, and ends up forming rocks like rose quartz. Rose quartz is created in a gaseous phase, not from a watery solution, as most other quartz varieties do. So, rose quartz never forms crystals. It is one of the most desirable forms of quartz because of its attractive pink color. There is still debate as to what minerals cause this pink color. Some people say iron, some say titanium, some say rutile…
Rose quartz and its incredible legends
There are many fables about the rose quartz crystal and how it came into existence. According to one, Cupid, the Roman god of desire and affection, was said to have bestowed rose quartz crystal stone upon the Earth as a gift of love, passion, and happiness for all.
In Greek mythology rose quartz has a tragic story. Adonis was attacked by Ares and saved by Aphrodite. As she rushed to save Adonis, she cut herself on the briar bush. Their mingled blood fell on white quartz and turned it into rose quartz. Zeus took pity on the pair and restored their love for six months out of the year. Rose quartz thus became the symbol of reconciliation in love and was used as a gift of love among Roman youth.
In an Egyptian legend, Isis used rose quartz to maintain her divine youth and beauty.
How to use rose quartz for healing
Rose quartz aligns with the heart chakra governing the emotions, especially love. It can be used to nurture, attract love, promote self-acceptance or, on a more spiritual level, love of whatever you hold sacred. Like malachite, rose quartz will release many emotions if you allow yourself to release them, but in a gentler way.
By opening and activating the heart chakra, the rose quartz crystal can help you recognize your capacity for compassion. Its high frequencies will help you approach all situations from a more loving and kinder perspective. Rose quartz adds loving energy to relationships, bringing calm and peace.
The emotional healing of the rose quartz crystal stone comes from allowing you to let go of toxic energies and emotions that have become trapped inside of you.
Place a rose quartz stone by your bedside table and use it to attract new love or to add trust and re-commitment to existing relationships. The comforting and soothing energy of rose quartz can also help heal a broken heart, allowing release of built up emotions and sadness.
In addition, this wonderful crystal has a softening effect on energy vortices caused by electromagnetic stress, so it can be beneficial if you use a lot of electronic gadgets like computers or a cellphone. Carry or wear it, particularly near the heart, and keep it by your bed.
In Reiki and energy work, rose quartz properties are engaged to reset the heart chakra, release stress, and promote circulation and skin health.
Keep rose quartz nearby when you’re meditating, preferentially over your heart so it can connect to your heart chakra.
Fun facts about rose quartz
- The oldest recorded pieces of jewelry containing rose quartz beads were found in Iraq and dated all the way back to 7000 BC.
- Rose quartz was very cherished by Egyptians, who made facial masks out of the stone and placed it in tombs.
- The Assyrians were one of the first groups to use rose quartz and craft jewelry from it.
- Rose quartz is the birthstone for Taurus and Libra.
- The name quartz comes from the Saxon word querklufterz which meant cross vein ore.
- Rose quartz has been used as a gemstone and as other ornamental and religious objects for thousands of years.
- Rose quartz is the state mineral of South Dakota in the United States.
- Rose quartz was used in Tibetan and Chinese cultures as a token of love.
- It is an alternative gift to traditional cotton, which is gifted on the second wedding anniversary.
How to care for rose quartz
Rose quartz, like the entire quartz family, is as hard as glass. So be careful it doesn’t break. You should also take care not to bump it against hard surfaces.
Because rose quartz is relatively soft when compared to some of the other gemstones, it’s very prone to scratches, which is why you shouldn’t keep it in your jewelry box with other stones, especially not harder ones like diamonds or sapphires.
When cleaning your rose quartz, you should stay away from jewelry cleaners and detergents and instead simply use warm water with mild soap.
The Good Vibes Locket with rose quartz
The Wonther Good Vibes Necklace can incorporate several stones or crystals, and one of them is rose quartz, one of most loved stones. It’s a stone used in jewelry pieces since ancient times. Please take care of the necklace and the stone. This is a “soft stone”, meaning it can break easily. No stone is like another, so your stone is unique and… yours only. Remember, this crystal will bring you calm, healing and love. If you feel attracted to this stone, this is your stone!