Rose Quartz also known as Hyaline Quartz from the Greek hyalos, meaning glass often referred to as a Bohemian or Silesian Ruby. It is a pink form of quartz and naturally associated with love and compassion hence it is called the “Love Stone.” Its hallmark is that of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra making it suitable for all types of love: self-love, family, platonic, romantic, and unconditional.
As a variety of quartz, rose quartz has high energy. This strong energy can enhance love in any situation. Spreading love into your life and daily situations, not only brings inner warmth but it lowers stress and soothes those around it.
In the classic myth about love and reconciliation, Adonis (God of plants and rebirth) found himself in a love story with Aphrodite (goddess of love and beauty) who could not bear to be apart from her lover. Her obsession with Adonis enraged her past lover, Ares (God of war) so much so that he found every opportunity to exact revenge on Adonis for stealing her away from him. Ares turned himself into a wild boar in the forest and set out to mortally wound his Adonis. He attacked Adonis’ who screamed in pain. Aphrodite heard this and rushed down from heaven to save him, cutting herself on a briar bush. Aphrodite held a dying Adonis in her arms and their blood combined to form anemones and Rose Quartz gemstones after it stained white quartz pink. The king of the gods, Zeus saw their blood intertwined and felt compassionate to help. He decided that for six months each year he would bring Adonis back to life and to be with Aphrodite. Rose Quartz became the main symbol of reconciliation and undying love.
Eros is the Greek (Cupid to the Romans) God of desire, love and attraction and the most instantly recognisable character in mythology. One story is that Eros brought the pink gemstone down from the heavens (Olympus) to spread love and romance around the mortal world, for it was the Love Stone itself and the qualities of the beautiful pink hue of the stone were thought so powerful that they would inspire love in humankind.
The Ancient Egyptians had a belief instilled by Isis (goddess of life, motherhood and fertility) that the stone had restorative qualities and prevented skin aging. They would use the pink stones to rub on their cheeks and eyes to heal the skin and prevent wrinkles. The practice is still conducted by Egyptian women today.
It is linked with the Zodiac sign of Taurus which is ruled by the planet Venus (just like the Rose Quartz). Venus is the planet most aligned with themes of beauty, love and the heart. Rose Quartz is a magical match for Taureans as she grants them all this and more. It also goes to work on their more stubborn side. It is a stone that recognises that there may be times when this hardheaded nature can work against the best interests of Taurus. It brings compassion to help Taureans learn to go with the flow a little more.
Libra’s can have Rose Quartz as their birthstone. It helps them to tune into their real thoughts and to cast aside superficial fantasies about love. Librans are forever trying to find a way to balance their feelings and Rose Quartz is an amazing stone to help them.
Cleansing Rose quartz
Being at one with the feminine divine, Rose Quartz is a great crystal to charge beneath the light of the moon. Both are synonymous with mother nature, and both are ripe with yin energy meaning that the Rose Quartz will drink up all the femme energy that the milk moon sends flowing in her direction. Place your Rose Quartz jewellery outside on nights when the moon is strong.
Rose Quartz, like most crystals, needs to be cleared of energy build-up to bring it back to its natural humming vibrations. This is especially true after the crystal has been used as part of a healing session. Soak your Rose Quartz in water with three tablespoons of salt for each cup to keep her pale in hue and radiant of heart.
Another way to clear Rose Quartz from negative energy is to smudge the stone with a sage bundle using traditional smudging techniques that will help to sweep away bad vibes.
Physical Healing Properties
In keeping with its theme of being a heart healer, Rose Quartz can help to prevent thrombosis and heart attacks, improve the circulatory system, and ensure that your heart muscles are as smooth and strong as possible.
There is a long history of using Rose Quartz during pregnancy as it is said to help protect the mother and unborn child from problems thanks to its deep feminine energy. For new mothers, Rose Quartz is said to help curate unbreakable bonds and lets the love energy flow like a fountain.
Mental & Emotional Healing Properties
Rose Quartz is also known is as The Heart Stone and intricately connected to the heart chakra. The crystal is often used in helping the heart heal from the pain or trauma left from deep emotional wounds.
If your heart chakra feels blocked you may experience the signs of unhealthy behaviour when it comes to relationships. You will lean more towards co-dependence, be quick to jealousy, have little trust in yourself (or others) and often feel unwilling or unworthy enough to give yourself to the grace of love. One of the most stunning Rose Quartz healing properties is its ability to crack open the heart and put you back in alignment so you feel connected, comforted, and open to all the possibilities that a joyous life can bring.
Rose Quartz has a deep vibration and attunement with the goddess energy. Rose Quartz relates to the feminine divine, meaning that it carries the aura of compassion and peace and the warmth of mothering.
Rose Quartz Associations
Chakras – Heart Chakra
Zodiac – Taurus, Libra
Planet – Venus
Element – Earth, Water
Vibration – Number 7
Typical colours – rose pink
Healing with Rose Quartz
Unconditional love, Self-love, Mother love, Caring, Kindness, Friendship, Romantic love, Platonic love