Learn about the crystal meanings and metaphysical and healing properties lore of pink rose quartz, a stone of love and more.
Alternate Names & Name Spellings: Love Stone, Pink Quartz, Bohemian Ruby
Hardness (Mohs): 7
Color(s): pale to strong pink
Common Locations: Brazil, Madagascar
Rock Lore & Tidbits: Rose quartz is a variety of quartz that is usually massive - not growing in visible crystal shapes - and translucent. The type that grows in obvious crystal shapes is suggested at MinDat.org to be called in minerology "pink quartz" instead. In practical use, both are called pink quartz and rose quartz interchangeably.
Natural rose quartz is often a very pale pink. The stronger the pink color, the more valuable most consider it, though metaphysically the paler pinks are equally valuable.
Crystal Meanings Lore of Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is often called the "Love Stone." It's energetic hallmark is that of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra. This makes rose quartz a stone for every type of love: self-love, family, platonic, romantic, and unconditional. As a variety of quartz, rose quartz has high energy, and this strong energy can enhance love in virtually any situation.
This stone of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. The high energy of quartz gives rose quartz the property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. Bringing love in to life and daily situations not only brings inner warmth, but it also lowers stress and soothes those around it. Rose quartz is a very happy and loving stone.
In the psychic and spiritual realms, rose quartz is often used to attract love, for love spells and charms. It is also used to ease the process of transition in dying to make the transition gentle and surrounded by the unconditional love of the Divine. Rose quartz can also be helpful for dream recall and dream work.
Rose quartz is used to raise self-esteem and a strong sense of self-worth. Its loving energies teach us to apply this love to ourselves and thereby find ourselves more worthy.
Emotionally, rose quartz is used to balance emotions and bring peace and calm. This calm emotional balance brings stress relief and easing of anxiety. All these things carry energies of forgiveness, tolerance, and compassion to the fore, enabling us to see the good in both ourselves and others.
Rose quartz is used in crystal healing to heal and release emotional wounds and traumas, even original childhood or sexual traumas. Fear, resentments, and anger can be removed. Trauma from abuse, neglect, and lack of love can be ameliorated, by bringing in Divine unconditional love and enhancing our inner awareness of such. This also brings ease of overwhelming or unreasonable guilt, bringing healing from this which we impose on ourselves.
Rose quartz is a lovely family stone. With its energies of peace and love, it can ease reconciliation with family or others. This can be useful in any group situation, transforming difficulty to cooperation.
Physically rose quartz is used in crystal healing to benefit the heart, the circulatory system, fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus problems, acne, throat problems, depression, addictions, ear aches, slowing signs of aging, reducing wrinkles, spleen problems, fibromyalgia, and reaching one's ideal weight or weight loss. Rose quartz is used for lung problems and others in the heart chakra area. Rose quartz is also helpful and protective during pregnancy and with childbirth. It is also sometimes said that rose quartz is helpful for supporting brain functions and increasing intellect.
Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
Rose quartz is primarily associated with the heart chakra.
All types of quartz have some energetic properties in common, and rose quartz is no exception. For more about this, see the Quartz page.
More on Rose Quartz, from My Personal Perspective
The voice of Rose Quartz says, "You are loved. Things will be all right." It carries a whisper of the sacred feminine. Its energy feels like a hug or a celebratory dance or the hand of the mother holding up her child until the child can walk on its own. Let rose quartz help you and the love instilled in your heart and your life will take you far in the direction you want to go.
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