Of all the rock minerals, quartz is the second most abundant, making up about 12% of the earth’s crust. There are many different varieties of quartz.
Once such variety is rose quartz.
Rose quartz ranges in color from pale pink to rose red, and can be hazy or translucent. Most rose quartz crystals come from Brazil, the U.S., and China.
Rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra.
As such, rose quartz crystals vibrate to the frequency of unconditional love, whether it is romantic love, familial love, or platonic love (friendship). Rose quartz can be used to strengthen existing bonds or to attract new love. It also helps to promote the love of beauty, art, music, and writing.
Most importantly, rose quartz can help foster love of self (positive and unconditional self regard). It can be a tool to help raise self esteem and self worth.
Rose quartz has a soft feminine energy that can help heal emotional wounds. It promotes bonding between mother and child. It also inspires self nurturing among those who have lost their own mother.
Rose quartz can help dispel anger, resentment, fear, and suspicion. Because it can help one to accept necessary change, it can be used in times of crisis to ease emotional upheaval, heartache, and grief.
Rose quartz is also used for dream recall and dream work. It is said to promote pleasant dreams and prevent nightmares.
Astrological signs associated with rose quartz are Taurus and Libra.
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Rose quartz promotes proper functioning of the heart and circulatory system. It can help relieve stress and stabilize irregular heat rhythm.
Rose quartz is associated with the female reproductive system and genitals, and has been used to help increase fertility. It is thought to alleviate sexual difficulties and postpartum depression and to promote healing after complicated births.
This stone is used to improve function of the kidneys and adrenal glands, and to relieve coughs and other lung problems. It also has been used to treat vertigo, promote weight loss, and protect against radiation from electronic devices (computers, cell phones, etc.).
Rose quartz is used to sooth burns and reduce blistering caused by burns, and to reduce scarring from other causes. Elixir made from rose quartz can promote clear skin, reduce wrinkles, and act as a skin softener.