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The Love Stone
Rose Quartz, the “Stone of Unconditional Love”, “The Romance Stone” and “The Love Stone”, is also known “Hyaline Quartz”. It is believed to have been in use as a love stone since 600 BC. The name comes from its soft rose colour. Rose Quartz is a commonly found crystal in America, Brazil, India, Japan, Madagascar, South Africa and South Dakota.
It is a Silicon Dioxide with Iron or Titanium inclusions of the silicates class of crystals. It comes in various shades of pink and is translucent to opaque in appearance. It is a pink variety of Quartz and thus, has an amplifying effect on other crystals.
Rose Quartz is the go-to crystal for all kinds of love such as love for family, friends, romantic and, of course, self-love. It can also help with emotional healing such as heartbreak from the end of a relationship but also helps to release old negative emotions that can hold you back from moving on with your life.
It may be used during pregnancy to promote bonding and is reputed to ease colic if placed around baby milk or food for a few minutes. It is a perfect crystal for feeling reassured during a crisis and although it is a high energy crystal, it feels very calming and soothing to use. If you wish to attract new love or to add trust and re-commitment to an existing relationship, place a piece of Rose Quartz on your bedside table or in the relationship corner of a room or home.
Legend has it that Rose Quartz was created when Adonis, lover of the Goddess Aphrodite, was attacked by Ares, the God of War, who was disguised in the form of a boar. As Aphrodite rushed to save him she snagged herself on a thorny bush, and it is said that their mingled blood stained the white quartz a pale pink colour.
Rose Quartz is associated with the following Goddesses: Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty who is also known as Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love, Astarte, the Phoenician Goddess of Fertility, Love and War, who is also said to be the Queen of the Stars. She assists in cases of troubled love and keeps lovers faithful to each other. Then there is Turan, the Etruscan Goddess of Love and Beauty.
Divine Love, Connection & Guidance
Rose Quartz is associated with Archangel Ariel whose name means Lion of God and is the angel of animals and confidence and the patron angel of animals.
Rose Quartz is primarily associated with the Heart Chakra (Anahata), relating to love and compassion. Its secondary Chakra is the Thymus or Higher Heart Chakra (situated between the Throat and Heart Chakras), relating to awakening higher consciousness, living your personal truth and doing so with passion and conviction. Rose Quartz balances the Yin and Yang energies and can also stimulate the Root (Base) Chakra.
In crystal healing, Rose Quartz is said to help with symptoms relating to the following illnesses and areas of the body: adrenal gland, Alzheimer's disease, asthma, breast cancer, bruising, burns, circulatory system, coughs, dementia, dying process and transitioning, eating disorders, emphysema, fatigue, fertility, headaches, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), hysterectomy, infertility, kidney disorders, lungs, menstrual cramps and menstruation, migraine relief, neck health, pain relief, PTSD, shingles, skin infections and irritations, spleen, thymus, vertigo and varicose veins. It is also an excellent support stone for most other forms of cancer too.
Emotionally, Rose Quartz is said to assist with acceptance, diffusing or releasing of anger, calming, caring, coping with grief, emotional healing, emotional strength and stability, empathy, fear, forgiveness, friendship, guilt, heartache, jealousy, kindness, love, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others, reducing stress, resentment, romantic and platonic love, promotes self-forgiveness, self-love, self-trust and self-worth, tension and relationships and unconditional love. It is a useful crystal to help restore trust and harmony in relationships.
Spiritually, Rose Quartz is said to aid in connecting with Christ Consciousness, divine love/connection/guidance, the Heart Chakra, increasing positive energy, spiritual love and unconditional love.
Rose Quartz is not a traditional or ancient birthstone but is a modern birthstone for the Zodiac signs of Taurus (20th April - 20th May) and Cancer (21st June - 22nd July).
Rose Quartz is on the alternative anniversary list for the second anniversary.
Rose Quartz is a perfect crystal for meditating with to release emotional patterns that can hold you back. It will also help to foster loving relationships with all people close to you.
Affirmation: I am full of love and compassion.
Important to Know
WARNING: As with all crystals you use regularly, don’t forget to cleanse and recharge it at least once a month.
For crystal healers who use crystals in their work, they should be cleansed after each client to remove any negative energy prior to being used on someone else.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Although the powers of crystals and stones are well documented and have been proven to help bring positivity into people's lives, they are never a substitute for medical advice.
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