Power & Benefits of Rose quartz:
Rose Quartz balances the heart with its gentle, yet powerful loving, and peaceful energy. It is thought to assist in balancing the physical heart and the emotional aspect of yourself including matters of the heart. It promotes receptivity to beauty of all kinds. It teaches how to love yourself and encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance, invoking self-trust and self-worth.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Rose Quartz helps you gain acceptance of your perceived flaws and imperfections to realize that you are always worthy of love. It is beneficial in times of trauma providing energy on the deepest level. It purifies the heart that is heavy from emotional recovery, grief, or sadness. It assists in expressing your emotions to flow through you and to be patient with yourself.
The Physical Connection:
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Since Rose Quartz is connected with matters of the heart, it also aids blood flow and circulation which is essential for overall health and wellness. Rose quartz is believed to balance the lungs. Rose quartz is also thought to be effective in calming the entire nervous system, reducing stress. It is said to have a positive effect on the kidneys, adrenal glands, and as a fertility aid for those trying to conceive.
The Chakras Connected to Rose quartz:
Heart Chakra. Use a Rose Quartz wand applied at the Heart Chakra to stabilize and bring the Chakras into harmony.
Locations Found & History:
United States, South Africa, India, Madagascar, Germany, Brazil, and Japan. Rose Quartz dates back to 7000 BC in Mesopotamia which is now Iraq. Even back then people believed in the balancing powers and used them for various purposes. It was used in potions, elixirs, talismans, and jewelry. The Egyptians thought the stone held anti-aging powers while the Romans used Rose Quartz to signify ownership. There have even been facial masks with Rose Quartz found in ancient Egyptian tombs and goddess Isis used it to keep her appearance youthful and beautiful. Rose Quartz beads have been found in Iraq which shows that it could have been used in jewelry much like it is today.
In Greek mythology, it's said that the blood of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and her lover Adonis fell on a White Quartz crystal making it pink. In another tale, it's said that Cupid and Eros hoped that the stone would help others find love and peace. In Tibet and China Rose Quartz has been seen as a symbol of good luck and love since 600 BC.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Rose quartz is fairly easily obtained making it one of the more affordable crystals in the world. Mainly pink in color, Rose Quartz can also have clear or white tones in it. Usually, it's fairly translucent with a soft pink hue but that pink can also be completely transparent or deep and opaque. The rarest Rose Quartz will be transparent and pieces that are 20 or 30 carats are very rare. Sometimes Rose Quartz can have the Tyndall scattering effect. This is where fine particles inside the crystal cause the light to refract which shines a blue color within the stone. Rose Quartz comes in all different sizes and shapes. You can buy raw Rose Quartz or polish that has been shaped into different forms such as hearts or wands. It has a Mohs hardness of 7.
How to Use Rose quartz:
You can wear Rose Quartz in jewelry to benefit from its loving energy. Place Rose Quartz in your home, specifically on your bedside table or in the relationship corner of your home to love toward you or support an existing partnership, restoring trust and harmony. Carry a piece in your pocket, wallet, or bag. Meditate with Rose Quartz by holding it over your heart or place it on your heart while lying down to receive its peaceful, loving energy. Place a crystal in your bath or infuse your water with Rose Quartz by placing a large piece at the bottom of your water jug and then straining the water out.