Universal Love ~ Self-Worth
Found: Madagascar, South Africa and Brazil
Goddess Association: Aphrodite, Astarte, Turan
*Never place Rose Quartz in a window or anywhere it may be exposed to sunlight, the sun will take back its color leaving it clear or white.*
Rose Quartz is a member of the Quartz family that usually occurs in massive pieces but can sometimes grow in clusters of small prismatic crystals. It is a silicon dioxide (SiO2) crystal with a hexagonal crystal system. Naturally faceted terminations may occur on one or both ends.
It is estimated that about 1/3 of Earth’s crust is made up of some form of Quartz, with most Quartz said to be 100-125 million years old. Found on every continent, Quartz forms in a wide range of environments.
Metaphysical & Spiritual Properties
Rose Quartz is the ultimate heart stone. It is known as the stone of love and is said to be the most powerful for dealing with affairs of the heart. It opens the Heart Chakra, bringing calm to the emotions and inner peace to one’s being. The best stone to aid a broken heart, it heals the wounds of the heart and reawakens trust. Meditating with Rose Quartz creates an envelope of loving energies and connects you with the vibrational energy of Divine Love. Rose Quartz turns the heart toward love and expands the heart space allowing for a flow of love to enter your aura. It bathes the body, mind, and spirit in those same healing vibrations. Rose Quartz not only teaches the importance of loving others but also the importance of loving yourself.
Place a chunk of Rose Quartz in every room of your home to fill the entire structure with its healing vibrations – keeping the energy of love and focus with all who reside there. It will also promote peace and dispel negative energies that may be affecting the space.
~Restores the mind to harmony after chaotic situations.
~Releases tensions and stress.
~Helps release childhood trauma.
Legends centered on Rose Quartz can be found throughout almost all known ancient civilizations. In fact, it is believed that Rose Quartz has been used as a token of love since 600 BC. The Romans and Assyrians are among the first to have used Rose Quartz in jewelry, crafting the stone into beads that can be dated back to around 800-600 BC. Ancient Egyptians believed that Isis used Rose Quartz to maintain her eternal youth and beauty. There are many stories throughout Greek mythology that speak of the origin of this powerful stone. One legend tells the story of Adonis, the lover of Aphrodite who was killed by a wild boar after venturing into the domain of Artemis. Fearing for her lover, Aphrodite ran to be at his side. Getting caught on a briar bush, the blood of Aphrodite and Adonis joined together staining the white Quartz surrounding them to a rose pink color. Adonis then pleaded to Zeus to save his life. Zeus took pity on the lovers and decided to bring Adonis back for six months every year to be reunited with Aphrodite, thus bestowing the symbol of love renewed to Rose Quartz. Other lore says that Cupid and Eros, both being gods of love, gifted Rose Quartz to humans intending that it would spark love and desire within. Rose Quartz has many other historical uses, such as its use for facial treatments in ancient Egypt, where it was believed that Rose Quartz had the ability to prevent wrinkles and maintain a clear complexion. Rose Quartz is still used in many facial treatments and masks to this day.
Works well with…
To strengthen a weakening relationship, combine Rose Quartz with Chrysocolla. If your desire is to become braver or bolder in relationships utilize Rose Quartz in unison with Watermelon Tourmaline. To permanently remove jealousy from the heart and mind, use Rose Quartz with Chrysoprase. If you wish to lead a more adventurous life with new and exciting experiences or to become a more outgoing and adventurous individual pair Rose Quartz with either Peridot or Citrine.