Rose quartz is the semi-precious gem of love. Known also as the love stone, pink quartz and Bohemian ruby, this mineral rock imparts healing properties with far-reaching benefits. Wear rose quartz gemstone jewelry or just throw a piece rose quartz stone in your pocket to begin feeling the good vibrations.
ROSE QUARTZ MEANING
Rose quartz stones are minerals with a very long history. Beads made from rose quartz rock in 7000 BC were unearthed in Iraq, an area of the world that was called Mesopotamia. Assyrians made jewelry with pink quartz back in 800 to 600 BC, which is likely when the rose quartz gemstone was first used in this way. The Romans and Egyptians also used rose quartz.
Egyptians, Greeks and Romans believed rose quartz rocks had strong magical powers. They used pink quartz as powerful talismans. Egyptians thought that one of the rose quartz benefits was the ability to slow down the aging process. They used to carve rose quartz rocks into facial masks. Rose quartz was used as a seal by the Romans to indicate ownership.
The healing properties of rose quartz were utilized medically during the Middle Ages. In early America, rose quartz was carved into amulets.
Pink quartz was at one time used to detoxify the body. Rose quartz stones and elixirs were used to counteract poisons.
In Australia, sorcerers made powerful elixirs with rose quartz minerals. Rose quartz elixirs were considered a panacea and referred to as sacred water.
Rose quartz stones were at one time known as Bohemian or Silesian rubies. During this time people thought the pink quartz would fade when left in direct light. They believed the rose quartz color would only be restored when the pink quartz stone was put in a damp place.
Rose quartz is South Dakota’s state mineral. The pink mineral stone is found there around the southern Black Hills. This particular pink quartz mineral deposit has been there for around 1,700 million years.
ROSE QUARTZ MEANING
Rose quartz stone meaning is all about the heart. It can be utilized to reduce stress and encourage a calm demeanor. Rose quartz powers are believed to be strongest in matters of the heart. Stress arising from strong love or extreme grief can be calmed with rose quartz benefits.
According to rose quartz legend, the pink quartz was used by Cupid, also known as Eros, to impart love, passion and warmth. The story of Adonis and Aphrodite is also linked with rose quartz. According to this myth, Aphrodite became trapped in a thorn bush while rushing to assist Adonis when Ares, the God of War, attacked him. Aphrodite arrived too late to save Adonis. Because of their powerful love, the blood of Aphrodite and Adonis spilled onto the quartz beneath them. From that point on, the quartz in the area had a rose color.
Rose quartz also honors the Phoenician Goddess of Fertility, Love and War known as Astarte. This Goddess has found a place in mythology among a number of cultures. She is also thought of as the Queen of the Stars. Astarte was thought to encourage lovers to be faithful to one another and heal troubled relationships.
ROSE QUARTZ HEALING
Rose quartz healing properties are centered in spiritual matters of the heart. Rose quartz benefits include facilitating a strong spiritual connection with The Divine, earth and the universe. Pink quartz imparts the warm, loving, feminine energy of the Great Mother, in keeping with rose quartz color. Rose quartz stone vibrations reach deep within the body to dispel feelings of despair associated with death and bring out feelings of happiness and longevity. Rose quartz powers discourage feelings of anger, fear, resentment and suspicion, opening the body to healing light. Pink quartz gemstones bring feelings of hope and restore faith in a benevolent universe. Rose quartz meaning in Divination says to forgive yourself for mistakes you have made in the past and refuse to allow others to put the blame on you in order to compensate for their inadequacies.
How to use rose quartz:
- Place a rose quartz rocks or carvings throughout the home, especially in areas often used for meditation and prayer.
- Hold a rose quartz stone or carving in one hand while meditating or praying.
- Take a rose quartz elixir.
Rose quartz imparts a mild fire energy in Feng Shui. A rose quartz statuette or carving gives off an energy that can improve relationships within the family as well as the community. Rose quartz fire energy brings brightness, warmth, activity and enthusiasm. This fire energy will have a positive effect on concepts, ideas and sexual relationships. Traditionally, rose quartz is situated in a south room or area within the home which is also commonly known as the place of fame and reputation within a dwelling.
Pink quartz is believed to help people born between June 1 and 5 to establish a better connection with their guardian angel Hariel. It is also believed to provide a direct conduit to Ariel for people born between November 8 and 12.
Rose quartz healing properties center on the circulatory system and heart, supporting their health function. Rose quartz properties reduce stress and tension, help to stabilize an irregular heart beat and reduce skipped heartbeats and palpitations. Rose quartz gemstones can be beneficial for premature babies and young children. Rose quartz benefits also extend to skin problems such as rashes or dry patches.
How to use rose quartz:
- Place a polished pink quartz gemstone on a blistered burn for soothing relief.
- Rub the burned area gently with a smooth, rose quartz stone or rose quartz mineral elixir.
- Take a rose quartz elixir. Rose quartz elixirs are ionic mineral solutions. A common dose is five to ten drops mixed into a minimum of 4 ounces of tea or water.
- Place a rose quartz gemstone on the thymus at the center of the chest to relieve coughing and congestion.
Rose quartz elixirs help heal skin and eliminate wrinkles. They are said to give people a clear, soft complexion.
Rose quartz healing powers extend to the adrenals and kidneys. The pink gemstones encourage the body to release excess fluids and impurities. Vertigo can be relieved with rose quartz. Rose quartz stone benefits extend to female reproduction by increasing fertility, reducing sexual problems, helping new mothers with post-partum depression and supporting healing from childbirth.
Rose quartz properties are most useful when dealing with emotional stress connected with matters of the heart. Rose quartz powers melt away fear, resentment, sorrow and worry. With these negative energies gone, a person is better able to love and be loved. Rose quartz benefits encourage healing with inner nourishment and comfort. A formerly heartbroken person begins to feel new energy with a sense of contentment, fulfillment and inner peace.
Rose quartz healing benefits extend to people who have trouble finding happiness in life due to insufficient nurturing while they were a child. Pink quartz stones help heal old wounds and eliminate early imprinting that inhibits one’s ability to love oneself. Feeling worthy of the love of others allows a person to love and be loved in return, all of which are aided by this crystal. Relationships of all types are easier to repair with the help of rose quartz. Strained relationships between friends or family members are smoothed by loving pink quartz vibrations. Discord between spouses or partners can be reduced or even eliminated entirely with the warm, loving feelings encouraged by rose quartz.
How to use rose quartz:
- Take a rose quartz elixir to encourage emotional healing. Five to ten drops of rose quartz elixir in a 4-ounce cup of tea helps to heal heartache and emotional pain while improving sensitivity and a sense of empathy.
- Place a rose quartz rock or statuette in the bedroom to enjoy the warm, nurturing vibrations while sleeping.
- Wear a rose quartz pendant or other jewelry made with rose quartz gemstones.
- Put a pink quartz gemstone in a pants, skirt or shirt pocket. The rose quartz powers will be felt throughout the day.
- Drop a rose quartz crystal in a wallet and put that into a pocket if a loose gemstone might get lost.
- Slip a rose quartz rock, gemstone or carving beneath the bed pillow. The loving vibrations will calm a restless heart and encourage a warm, open, loving relationship.
- Rose quartz talismans and amulets are seeker or transformer crystals that align the rose quartz crystal energy with the mind’s natural power. This alignment opens the door to new abilities and new horizons. Also known as fresh start crystals or crystals of students and researchers, rose quartz benefits are especially useful for adventurers, hunters and scientists. Rose quartz crystals make it easier to bring about change in health, relationships and lifestyle.
ROSE QUARTZ MEDITATION
Rose quartz properties are extremely useful in meditation. Vibrations given off by the pink quartz stones impart a warm, calm energy that is very conducive to meditation. Meditation with rose quartz crystals, gemstones or statuettes make it easy to release negative feelings. Anger, fear, jealousy and resentment fade quickly away, leaving behind a sense of peace. Releasing these negative feelings is a very important part of a healthy, successful meditation session.
How to use rose quartz
- Hold a piece of rose quartz in one hand while meditating.
- Set a pink quartz rock or statue in the meditation room. It’s warm, soothing vibrations will emanate throughout the entire room.
- Wear rose quartz jewelry.
- Put a rose quartz crystals in a pants pocket.
ROSE QUARTZ BIRTHSTONE
Rose quartz is the traditional birthstone of those born in January. A rose quartz birthstone represents forgiveness and emotional balance. Rose quartz gemstones are also the natural birthstone of people born in the middle of autumn between October 22 and November 20. The deep, rosy-red rose quartz color in jewelry made with rose quartz birthstones increases energy levels, courage, love and passion.
ROSE QUARTZ ZODIAC SIGN
Rose quartz gemstones are the zodiac stones for those born under the sign of Scorpio between October 23 and November 21. The zodiac sign Scorpio is represented by a scorpion with his tail held ready to strike. This zodiac sign is also commonly referred to as the success sign. People born under the sign of Scorpio tend to be independent, complicated, creative individuals with a strong sense of humor. Scorpios are commonly rather competitive and usually make good leaders.
Individuals born under the signs of Libra and Taurus reap special benefits from wearing rose quartz. Pink quartz gemstones strengthen the determination of those born under the sign of Libra. Rose quartz gemstones intensify romantic feelings of individuals born under the sign of Taurus.
ROSE QUARTZ CHAKRA
Rose quartz benefits extend to the heart chakra and base chakra. Rose quartz rocks 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 in the realm of personal emotions and needs as well as relationships with others and the cyclical nature of these relationships. Pink quartz assists with keeping a healthy base chakra which is at the base of the spine. Spiritual and physical energy levels are controlled by the base chakra. Using rose quartz stones to open the base chakra will result in more spiritual energy and physical strength as well as a better understanding of personal power.