Rose quartz is the ultimate self love stone. It holds a very gentle vibration of love for the holder and anyone who comes in contact with it. When I began my personal research into the spiritual nature of minerals rose quartz was the first one I worked with consistently. Developing a relationship with rose quartz has helped me tune into my softer side, listen deeply to my heart and mend relationships with grace.
Early on a teacher shared a very good piece of advice with me, work with one crystal at a time and learn its energy. Once you have built a relationship with it, get to know another one. As an over ambitious student (been like this my entire life!) with a thirst for knowledge of all things spirit, this suggestion helped me relax and remember there is plenty of time. I don’t need to study all of the crystals at once! It also speaks to the truth that true wisdom is about the experience of the mineral and that can’t be read in a book or even in this blog post. My aim here is to offer some background, share my experiences and encourage you to bring minerals into your life and see what unfolds.
I’ve been gifted many beautiful pieces of rose quartz over the years and they always come at the right time. I mentioned in our last post about smoky quartz the importance of paying attention to when minerals show up in your life. I received a beautiful rose quartz heart after my first Reiki level one training. As we closed the training the teacher gave each of us a small rose quartz to hold in our hands. She attuned our hands with the crystals in them. To this day I feel that unlocked a huge opening in my heart and since the Reiki energy has flowed through my hands effortlessly.
WHAT IS ROSE QUARTZ?
Rose quartz is in the quartz family and has a pink color that ranges in hue. The color is usually considered as due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese. Deposits of rose quartz have been found in India, Japan, and the US though most of them come from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Some say the color is photosensitive so I keep mine out of direct sunlight. [Wikipedia]
There are rose quartz beads dating back to 7000 BC that were found in modern day Iraq. People in the earliest recorded times believed in the magical powers of quartz. Ancient Roman, Egyptian, and Greek civilizations used quartz crystals as potent talismans. The Romans used rose quartz as a seal to signify ownership, and Egyptians believed the stone could prevent aging.
In the Middle Ages, medical practitioners used quartz in their healing potions. Early cultures of the Americas used quartz amulets. Known as the “love stone,” it was said to balance the emotions and to heal anger and disappointment. [GIA]
Rose quartz is my number one mineral anytime I feel I need to support my self care, healing process or want to call in some gentle love and kindness. It has been known to help restore romantic feelings so it is a stone I use in my relationship often as well. In addition to therapy and our own personal work, placing several rose quartz stones around our bedroom has created a very nurturing and safe space for us to move through some very difficult times in our relationship. If I have a tough night I put a small piece of rose quartz under my pillow to support healing dreams and self forgiveness.
Rose quartz is an amazing stone for mending personal relationships. It activates and balances the heart chakra and represents the vibration of calming, soothing love. Rose quartz also works beautifully to help balance our upper chakras and while keeping us living from our hearts, not our heads. I love to carry a small piece in my pocket to remind me to live from love instead of fear. Rose quartz gives a gentle nudge towards guiding me to relax in each moment as it comes. It’s especially supportive around family relationships too and helps me keep my heart open in those challenging times when the instinct is to shut down and check out.
The beauty of minerals is that they heal on an energetic and physical level. If you think about it, when we heal our energy, the physical comes into alignment. Any quartz is an amplifier of energy and rose quartz brings high vibrational feminine energy to the table every time. If you are working with deepening your relationship to your yin, or female energy rose quartz will be of great assistance.
When I was calling in my relationship with Jason I placed larger pieces of rose quartz in each room of my apartment. Just seeing them each day prompted me to stay grounded in my desire for a true partner and not get caught up in the shiney but unavailable men that continued to come my way. The energy of these stones is very sweet but don’t let that fool you, they are incredible heart medicine.
Rose quartz are also wonderful stones to give to pregnant mamas and children as it is easy for them to tune into their calm, loving energy.
HOW TO USE
There are many ways to incorporate rose quartz into your life. Below are some potent suggestions. See what works for you and trust your instincts here, you know what’s best ;)
Place rose quartz on your heart chakra to……..
- Call in the love you desire
- Heal past wounds
- Amplify the love you share with the world
- Soothe heartache
Carry rose quartz to…….
- Bring peace into your life
- Stay open during emotionally charged
- Ease anxiety, tension or stress
- Feel a strong sense of self worth
Meditate with rose quartz to…..
- Heal emotions that keep you stuck in the past
- Open up your imagination
- Call in universal love
- Tap into your feminine energy
- Recall past lives and tune into your purpose in this life
Place rose quartz around your home to…
- Send soothing vibrations into the room
- Bring in harmony and love
- Create an atmosphere of gentle kindness
- Generate romantic feelings (great in the bedroom!)
Do you have a relationship with rose quartz? How do you incorporate it into your life? I would love to know.
images via Asami Zenri