By Carol Clarke-Tiseo
Rose Quartz is a type of quartz that derives its name from its rose pink color. It is known as the love stone. The message it emits is the peaceful vibration of unconditional love, joy, warmth, and healing. It is perfect for anyone, since everyone needs an abundance of love in their life! It allows one to freely give and accept love to and from all beings, people, animals, the Earth, and especially to oneself. Rose Quartz is a necessity for every crystal healing toolkit and great to give as a gift.
J.D. Dana is credited with being the first to describe Rose Quartz in 1837, named for its color. A silicon dioxide crystal, Rose Quartz is a very common variety of the Quartz family and is usually found in the cores of granite pegmatites. Most Rose Quartz is found in massive pieces, and the crystalized form is actually rare. Translucent or transparent is how a lot of pieces can appear, however, most pieces of Rose Quartz are fairly opaque. All colors and types contain excellent healing qualities. The stone's color is accredited to the trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese contained within. Some has microscopic fiber inclusions of rutile and this creates a star effect. There is a variety called Strawberry Rose Quartz; many of these are deeper colored stones, some with a beautiful, light orange-pink color.
In the area of ancient Mesopotamia, Rose Quartz beads dating back to 7000 BCE have been found. Legend states that the stone was used for facial masks found in the tombs of ancient Egypt. In 800–600 BCE, Rose Quartz was made into jewelry crafted by the Assyrians. In 600 BCE, Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token, and is still an important charm for creating harmony in relationships. The Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians all believed in the healing properties of this beautiful stone. The ancient civilizations believed it held the power of allowing one’s inner beauty to shine outward from within and create a clear facial complexion free of wrinkles and signs of aging. It has been used in talismans and amulets for centuries. During the Middle Ages, Rose Quartz was a popular ingredient in love potions. It is a stone honored in traditional Asian cultures, and is still one of the major carving stones used in China.
As all quartz crystals are profound amplifiers of energy, Rose Quartz may help to kindle happiness, love, and sensuality. This stone has a powerful energy that resonates strongly within the heart chakra. It is able to resonate out its pure love energy into its surroundings and provide aid to all those nearby. It is a powerful attracting stone as the energy that it emanates attracts others through their heart chakras. It can be quite effective in attracting new love, more abundant romance, a renewed sense of intimacy in your own current relationship, or in forging a closer bond with family or friends. It supports universal connection within community and carries a high spiritual attunement to the Divine. It can be a very important aid in healing personal relationships.
It provides emotional healing by soothing etheric wounds the heart chakra may have suffered, deeply immersing the inner chambers of the heart. It dissolves sorrow and worry by removing fear and resentment. There are some people who rarely experience joy in life because they never received unconditional love from others or currently they hold an overtly negative or destructive self-image. Rose Quartz is the master healer for these issues, erasing and reprogramming the heart to be open and accepting of infinite love from the universe.
In physical healing, Rose Quartz’s major impact area is the heart. It aids in healing a broken heart by releasing blockages due to past trauma. It stimulates the proper functioning of a healthy heart and circulatory system, relieving tension and stress, palpitations, or skipped heartbeats. It is ideal for those with heart weakness or disease, or anyone who wishes to strengthen their heart. This stone can also be used to clear fluids in the cells of the body, release impurities, and heal the kidneys and adrenals. When placed on the thymus, it aids chest and lung problems, relieving coughs and clearing bronchial areas. Rose Quartz is especially sympathetic of the female reproductive system and genitals. It can alleviate sexual difficulties, increase chances of fertility, relieve postpartum depression, and promote healing for mothers after complicated births.
To surround yourself in some lovely Rose Quartz energy, simply place one of these love stones in each corner of any room that you use for healing yourself or others. You can use it in the bedroom, keeping it on your bedside or under your pillow, allowing the energy to resonate out into the area where you are sleeping. Using Rose Quartz in the bedroom will assist you with healing yourself, and using it in all rooms of the home will bring faith and hope to all in the vicinity. When wearing as jewelry, it is best to keep it closest to your heart, as the energy will help dissolve past issues and fill one with true self-love.
The soft pink emanations of Rose Quartz ultimately radiate deep, pure love. This unconditional love energy forms a new foundation where inner peace and contentment become a personal reality.
Carol Clarke-Tiseo is a Melody Master Crystologist, Reiki Master, and Licensed Massage Therapist who recently relocated to South Lyon, MI. She is a member of the Association of Melody Crystal Healers International™, which provides informational resources concerning instructors, workshops, and continuing education for instructors in the crystal healing profession. Carol has ten years of experience in energy healing and eleven years of experience in doing therapeutic massage and bodywork. To contact her, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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