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This Months Birthstone

October Birthstone Opal

Quartz, Rose

Properties, Meanings, Powers & Uses

"Stone of Self Love"

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ˈrōz, kwȯrts

The universal stone of Quartz presents in a soft and lovely shade of pink called Rose Quartz.  Very pale in color, transparent varieties are not as abundant, as they are usually so pale that they show no color at all except in very large specimens.

Regularly referred to as the “Love” or “Heart” Stone, Rose Quartz is a gem of unconditional love, whose energies help to open oneself to all forms of available love: self love, familial love, platonic love, romantic love, and more.  Rose Quartz will give just the proper enhancement of love in virtually any situation. Additionally known to lower stress, bring happiness and soothing to the soul…as does love.  It is also told to enhance one’s capacity to love others as well as oneself.

Scientific Properties

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Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure

According to archaeological records Rose Quartz was used as early as the 800-600 B.C. by the Assyrians. Later it became popular with the Greeks & Romans

The name quartz comes from the Greek derivative krustallos, meaning ice, as it was thought that quartz was actually ice formed by the Gods.

Metaphysical Properties

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Rose Quartz is said to bring inner peace and harmony though gentle forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance while balancing one’s emotions.

Raising one’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth, Rose Quartz is known to heal many emotional wounds, trauma and grief. It is said to remove fears, resentments and anger as well as overwhelming or unreasonable guilt, helping one to reconcile with family members or others one is having difficulties with.

Gently assisting in releasing and healing childhood traumas, neglect, abuse, lack of love, and abandonment, in part by enhancing inner awareness, helping one understand that love is ever present, unconditional, and not required from outside one’s heart and soul unless freely given.

Learn more about the Color Pink!

Healing Properties

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Physically, in crystal healing Rose Quartz is of benefit to the heart, as well as the proper function of the circulatory system. Said to increase fertility, aid in the functioning of the genitals (male and female), assist during pregnancy as well as childbirth as protection and calm.

Said to curb depression and addictions, and helping to reach one’s ideal weight by clearing out any habitual food roles one may be stuck in as well as boosting one’s adrenal glands-boosting one’s metabolism.

Said to give a clear soft complexion, reduce wrinkles and slow signs of aging.

Rose Quartz is said to be beneficial to reduce headaches, migraines, sinus problems, earaches, throat issues, liver, kidney, lungs and spleen; as well as supporting higher brain function therefore increasing the intellect.

Magical Properties

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Energy: Receptive
Element: Earth & Water
Planet: Venus & Moon
Deities: 
Freyr & Aphrodite
Powers: Love
Candle Color: Pink

Used in rituals and spells associated with love. To attract love, wear a heart shaped rose quarts. Magically rose quartz is used to promote peace, happiness and fidelity in established relationships.

Rose quartz is an excellent calming stone for children. If you purchase one for a child though, please be careful with your choice as children tend to place things in their mouths. Simply handling the stone can have a calming effect, in addition to adding a vibration of warmth and security.

Wear or carry rose quartz when you are feeling despondent and need to feel loved and deeply cared for, it is an excellent stone for that. It’s also quite more effective on the psyche than chicken soup when you are feeling ill.

Zodiac Properties

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Zodiac Stone of: Taurus

Associations: Venus

Birthstone: Not a Birthstone for any month

Chakra Properties

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Rose quartz is associated with the 4th, Heart Chakra this is a comforting and healing stone, assisting one to forgive others as well as oneself.

As a teaching stone Rose Quartz helps one to understand that love for oneself must be present before one can truly love another. Working with the Heart Chakra, Rose Quartz should help break up old memories that may be blocking one’s energy.

Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Love Is In The Earth by Melody, 1997
Wheels of Life
by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones
by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery by Shakti Carola Navran, 2008
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Gemstone Energy Medicine Healing Body, Mind and Spirit by Michael Katz, 2005
Healing Crystals and Gemstones
by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002
Personal Experience and Personal Accounts of Others In the Metaphysical Field of Work

The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.

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