Rose Quartz Healing Properties, Meanings, and Uses
Welcome to the Crystal Encyclopedia page for Rose Quartz. Here you will learn everything you've ever wanted to know about this crystal, including Rose Quartz healing properties, Rose Quartz metaphysical properties, using Rose Quartz in meditation, Feng Shui, spiritual work, and much more!
Quick Overview of Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz Meanings and Introduction
The fair and lovely Rose Quartz, with its gentle pink essence, is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others.
Called the Heart Stone, Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token as early as 600 B.C. and is still an important talisman of relationships. It is quite effective in attracting new love, romance, and intimacy, or in developing a closer bond with family or friends. It supports connection within groups and communities and carries a high spiritual attunement to the Earth, Universe, and the Divine.
"Rose Quartz also inspires the love of beauty, in self and others, in nature, and especially that which stimulates the imagination – art, music and the written word."
Rose Quartz, a silicon dioxide crystal, is one of the most common varieties of the Quartz family. Its name is derived from its soft rose color, which ranges from very pale pink to deep reddish pink. It usually occurs in massive form, though it sometimes grows in clusters of small prismatic crystals. It varies in clarity from opaque to translucent to foggy transparency. Some specimens contain traces of Rutile within the stone, which creates six-rayed stars when polished into cabochons or spheres.
Rose Quartz is also called Pink Quartz or Hyaline Quartz, from the Greek hyalos, meaning “glass,” and was referred to in antiquity as a Bohemian or Silesian Ruby.
Prized for its powers of beautification, facial masks of Rose Quartz have been recovered from Egyptian tombs, thought by the Egyptians and Romans to clear the complexion and prevent wrinkles. Rose Quartz was also a stone honored by the Tibetan and Oriental cultures and continues to be one of the major carving stones of China.
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Healing Benefits Overview
Rose Quartz is a mothering crystal, inspiring nurturing of the self if one has lost their own mother. It promotes bonding and is a good stone to place on the stomach during pregnancy and to take to the hospital to be near the baby during birth. It is also soothing in the days to follow.
Placing baby milk or food within a circle of Rose Quartz for a few minutes helps ease colic or feeding difficulties.
To call in love or strengthen a romantic relationship, place pink roses and twin Rose Quartz hearts on a private love altar and light pink candles, or enclose a photo of yourself and a lover within a heart shape of tiny Rose Quartz crystals.
Rose Quartz may also be placed by the bed or in the relationship corner of the home to restore trust and harmony, and encourage unconditional love.
As a stone of love, tenderness, and sensuality, Rose Quartz is a powerful aphrodisiac, stimulating sensual imagination.
Rose Quartz is a wonderful sleep crystal for adults and children, providing beautiful dreams as well as preventing nightmares or night terrors. It also helps children to not be afraid of the dark.
Rose Quartz is a calming and reassuring crystal, excellent for use in trauma or crisis, including the emotional upheaval of a mid-life crisis. It strengthens empathy, sensitivity, and aids in the acceptance of the necessary change. It is also an excellent stone for comforting grief.
A large piece of unpolished Rose Quartz in the workplace provides ongoing protection against intrusion and gossip. It is also a professional support stone for beauty consultants.
Rose Quartz's healing properties can help with physical, emotional, and spiritual balance and issues. It has healing powers to help with physical ailments and emotional issues. It is also used in Energy Healing and balancing Heart and Root Chakras. Rose Quartz healing crystal therapies include stimulating the heart and circulatory system, dissolving sorrow, and grounding spiritual energies. The therapeutic uses of Rose Quartz have a long and well-documented history. Meditation with Rose Quartz is also highly recommended.
Physical Healing Properties
Rose Quartz may be used to soothe burns and reduce blistering if rubbed lightly with a polished stone or used as an elixir. It may also be beneficial in diminishing the appearance of unsightly scars. Use as an elixir to clear the skin, reduce wrinkles and promote a soft complexion.
Rose Quartz stimulates the proper functioning of the heart and circulatory system. It aids in relieving tension and stress, palpitations, or skipped beats and may stabilize irregular heart rhythm. It is ideal for premature babies, young children with heart weakness or disease, or anyone needing a stronger, more stable heart.
This stone is used to clear fluids in the body's cells and promote the release of impurities. It assists in healing the kidneys and adrenals, and placed on the thymus aids chest and lung problems, relieving coughs and soothing bronchial areas. It has also been used in treating vertigo.
Rose Quartz is especially supportive of the female reproductive system, the genitals, and an increase in fertility. It assists in alleviating sexual difficulties and post-partum depression and is thought to help mothers heal after complicated births.
Emotional Healing Properties
The soft pink emanations of Rose Quartz comfort and heals any wounds the heart has suffered, penetrating the inner chambers of the Heart Chakra where emotional experiences are recorded and stored.
It dissolves the sorrows, worries, fears, and resentments suppressing the heart’s ability to give and receive love and replacing it with healing, comfort, and inner nourishment. A deep sense of personal fulfillment and energy forms a new foundation where inner peace and contentment can become a personal reality.
Rose Quartz is also a stone for those unable to experience the joy of living because of never having had love given to them, possibly missing the love and nurturing as a child that is vital for developing security and a positive self-image. Rose Quartz is the healer for these internal wounds, erasing the primal imprints and reprogramming the heart to accept the infinite source of love that comes from within the self. Only after learning to give love to the self is it possible to love others truly.
Chakra Balancing Healing Properties
The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone, regulates our interaction with the external world, and controls what we embrace and resist. It allows us to be ourselves within the environment and helps us understand our needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.
Rose Quartz also balances the yin-yang energy and can bring all the other chakras into harmony and unity with the Heart. With the power of its light red rays, Rose Quartz gently stimulates the Root Chakra to help rejuvenate the physical body.
Located at the base of the spine, the Root Chakra controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. When it is in balance, the physical body gains strength, and spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of security and a sense of one’s power.
Benefits for Spirituality
Rose Quartz is feminine in tone and one of the stones of the Great Mother. It not only activates the human Heart Chakra, but it also links with the heart of the Earth and the heart of the Universe.
Its vibrations can penetrate the cellular level and reprogram cells for joy and longevity rather than despair and death. It encourages the dissolution of anger and resentment, fear and suspicion, and brings the Light of healing, the rebirth of hope and faith in the benevolence of the Universe.
The Color Energy of Rose Quartz
Light red or pink Rose Quartz brings the energy rays of determination, commitment, and caring. Its soothing color calms feelings of anger or resentment and can aid efforts to meditate and reflect. Pink is the color of new love, new romance, and new relationships. It increases the development of sensuality and can help overcome heartache, aiding in the improvement of our caring and loving abilities.
Meditation with Rose Quartz
Meditating with Rose Quartz assists one in reaching a resonance with the frequency of compassion, releasing emotional patterns that hold one back, and allowing for embracing higher and finer frequencies of Light.
Rose Quartz is a common meditation stone used by women. It aids in efforts to understand and foster loving relationships and to bring a gentle energy to one’s day.
Rose Quartz Meanings in Divination
The Divinatory meaning of Rose Quartz: Forgive yourself for past mistakes and do not accept the blame others try to offload for their inadequacies.
Crystals and Angels
If your birthday falls in any of the following periods, a Rose Quartz of the color listed can be a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel. The table also provides the name of the Guardian Angel of those born in that period.
|Date||Crystal Color||Name of Guardian Angel|
There are other Angels that are partial to Rose Quartz. The table below gives you the information about them.
|Purpose||Crystal Color||Name of Angel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates November 8-12; Scorpio.||Pink||Ariel|
|Guardian of the First Mansion of the Moon; Aries.||Pink||Geniel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates June 1-5; Gemini.||Pink||Hariel|
|Master of the 10th Tarot Card “Wheel of Fortune.”||Pink||Jophiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates June 22-26; Cancer.||Pink||Leuviah|
|Governor of the sign Aries.||Pink||Machidiel|
|Mumiel is the Angel of Health.||Pink||Mumiel|
|Protector and Ruler of the dates August 29-Sept.2; Virgo.||Pink||Vasiarhiah|
Rose Quartz for the Goddess
Rose Quartz honors Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty (also called Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love). She was one of twelve Olympians who governed all aspects of human life and is known for her beauty and passion.
Rose Quartz honors Astarte, the Phoenician Goddess of Fertility, Love, and War. She is known in many cultures by different names and is said to be the Queen of the Stars. She helps with troubled love and keeps lovers faithful to each other.
Rose Quartz also honors Turan, the Etruscan Goddess of Love and Beauty.
Rose Quartz Birthstone
There are several ways to find an appropriate birthstone. The traditional one is listed first. These are from the popular lists that most people are familiar with. The second way is to find your natural birthstone through the color wheel of life. Finally, many people use the traditional stones of the Zodiac.
In this section, you will find information on all three approaches.
Rose Quartz is not a traditional birthstone.
With its light red color, Rose Quartz is one of the natural birthstones of those born in mid-autumn (October 22 – November 20). Red crystals bring you energy, courage, passion, and love.
Zodiac Crystal for Scorpio
Rose Quartz is one of the zodiac stones for those born under the sign of Scorpio, at the end of harvest, from October 23 – November 21. Scorpio is represented by a scorpion and is known as the Success sign. Scorpios are complicated, independent, and creative, with a sense of humor. They are excellent leaders and sometimes a bit competitive.
Rose Quartz is also said to strengthen the romantic ardor of Taurus and Libra’s determination.
Meaning in Talismans and Amulets
Rose Quartz is a Seeker Transformer crystal. Seekers contain a crystal energy structure that aligns the natural energy of the crystal to the natural power of the human mind to find the way to new horizons and capabilities. They’re pointers, directors, and compasses, the fresh start crystals. These are talismans of the scientist, the adventurer, the hunter, the wanderer, and the explorer. They’re also crystals of the student and the researcher.
Transformer crystals enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook, or relationships. By transforming ourselves, we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become better spouses or children. Seeker crystals with the earth power of the Transformer are excellent talismans to aid our efforts to grow, develop new capabilities, and change our lives.
Using Rose Quartz in Feng Shui
Rose Quartz utilizes subdued Fire energy. Fire energy is the energy of enthusiasm, warmth, brightness, illumination, and activity. It is the energy of heat, action, emotion, and passion – of ideas, concepts, and sex.
It is traditionally associated with the south area of a home or room and with the fame and reputation area of your dwelling. Use its energy to give your life the boost it needs to enhance your standing in the community and within your family.
Meanings in Ancient Lore and History
Legend claims Rose Quartz was created when Adonis, lover of the Greek (and Roman) goddess Aphrodite, was attacked by Ares, god of war, in the form of a boar. When Aphrodite rushed to save him, she caught herself on a briar bush, and their mingled blood stained the white Quartz pink.
Once used for beautification, facial masks of Rose Quartz have been found in the tombs of ancient Egypt. The Romans and Egyptians believed Rose Quartz would clear, encourage a beautiful complexion, and prevent wrinkles. It was a stone honored by the Tibetan and Oriental cultures and is still one of the major carving stones used in China.
"Known as the Heart Stone, Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token as early as 600 B.C."
In antiquity, Rose Quartz was also called the Bohemian, or Silesian Ruby, and was believed to fade in the light and only be restored to its original color by being placed in the damp.
Australian sorcerers make powerful sacred water out of this stone that they call liquefied Quartz and consider to be a panacea.
As an effective detoxification agent, Rose Quartz was long considered a universal antidote to poison.
More Crystal Information
What is Rose Quartz?
Rose Quartz is pink Quartz. More specifically, a silicon dioxide crystal. It gets its pink color from titanium.
Where is Rose Quartz found?
Rose Quartz can be found essentially anywhere. However, the most popular sources include Madagascar, India, Germany, South Africa, Brazil, several parts of the United States, and Canada.
How is Rose Quartz formed?
Rose Quartz is formed when hot magma is pushed up to the earth’s crust and into stone pockets due to pressure build-up. In these stone pockets, the magma cools, and silicon mixes with oxygen. It then begins to form a Quartz crystal. If other minerals and elements are in the same area, they bond and create an impurity in the Quartz, which results in the rose-pink color for Rose Quartz.
What is Rose Quartz good for?
Rose Quartz is the stone for unconditional love. It dissolves the sorrows, worries, fears, and resentments suppressing the heart’s ability to give and receive love and replacing it with healing, comfort, and inner nourishment.
Can Rose Quartz go in water?
Rose Quartz is safe in water. It is recommended to avoid saltwater.
What does Rose Quartz mean?
Rose Quartz means love and compassion.
How do you cleanse Rose Quartz?
Rose Quartz can be cleansed using any of the methods. However, it is recommended to cleanse with water.
How do you charge Rose Quartz?
Rose Quartz can be charged using any of the methods. However, it is highly recommended to charge using a sound bowl.
Can Rose Quartz be left in the sun?
Rose Quartz is safe in sunlight; however, the color will fade overtime with exposure.
How hard is Rose Quartz?
On the Mohs Hardness Scale, Rose Quartz is a 7.
Why is Rose Quartz called Rose Quartz?
Rose Quartz is named for its delicate pink color.
How to use Rose Quartz?
Rose Quartz can be used in several ways. The best uses include bath rituals and wearing as jewelry.
What does Rose Quartz look like?
Rose Quartz is a pale pink stone that can be translucent.
How can you tell if Rose Quartz is real?
Conduct a scratch test. Rose Quartz can easily scratch a steel file or a piece of glass. Real Rose Quartz is cold to the touch and will not contain air bubbles inside or on its surface. Fake Rose Quartz weighs much less, and its color is very even. Real Rose Quartz will have imperfections and variations of pink color.
What does Rose Quartz symbolize?
Rose Quartz symbolizes love, fertility, beauty, and femininity.
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Written by Linda Mason
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