Today's feature is Rose Quartz, known as the stone of love and relationships. Rose Quartz appears in various shades of milky pink and is often used to help aid all types of issues associated with love. This Crystal is said to strengthen all types and forms of love as well as promote joy and emotional healing, strengthens hope, aids in overcoming despair, and instill peacefulness. Ancient Egyptians believed rose quartz would give one the perfect complexion and was often ground into a powder to make face masks. Some ways to use Rose Quartz for healing purposes are to place it on either your Root or Heart Chakra, wear it as any type of jewelry, carry it in your pocket, or display it about your home to promote a loving and joyful atmosphere.
According to one legend, when Adonis, lover of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, was attacked by the jealous Ares, god of war, Aphrodite tried to save Adonis and caught her arm on a thorn bush. As their mingled blood fell to Earth, it stained clear quartz the rose pink color.
Rose Quartz can be found in mines throughout Brazil, Japan, South Africa, and even the United States! Other uses for Rose Quartz include receiving stress, anger, and resentment; can replace negative energies with the feeling of calm and peace. Rose Quartz is also able to be added to bathwater and paired with Lavender, Jasmine, and Rose essential oils. Toss in some rose petals and emerge yourself in the healing energies of self-love and peace. Also pairs well with Lapis Lazuli or Citrine for opening up your heart to new relationships, or it can be paired with Smoky Quartz to help aid in subduing anger and promoting forgiveness.
Rose Quartz is considered to be very effective in attracting new love, romance and intimacy and is well known for its power to create a closer bond between lovers. Place a piece of Rose Quartz in the southeast corner of your home to restore trust and harmony into your love life. As a stone of love, rose quartz is considered to be a powerful aphrodisiac, stimulating sensual imagination. Rose quartz should be carried or worn daily to attract a new romance and to prevent fear or rejection.
*resources: The Citrine Circle, Judy Hall & Karen Frazier