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Rose Quartz: The Crystal of Love, Peace and Inner Healing

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This rose quartz is a beautiful gemstone used to promote love and reduce stress.

This rose quartz is a beautiful gemstone used to promote love and reduce stress.

All About the Rose Quartz Gemstone

The rose quartz is a variety of the quartz crystal that comes in shades ranging from a light pink to a rose red. The pinkish coloring is due to traces of iron, titanium and manganese within the quartz. Rose quartz has long been known to possess qualities and energy that inspires love, peace and well-being. This pink-colored crystal can aid in bringing spiritual attunement to the energy of love in all its forms including: self-respect, platonic love, forgiveness, compassion and romantic love. It also has a calming energy that helps bring about feelings of relaxation, inner peace and harmonizing peace with one's environment. In the fields of metaphysics and astrology, the rose quartz is often associated with the planet Venus. This seems very appropriate since Venus was the Roman goddess of love.

Rose quartz has the unique ability to draw a higher (what some may refer to as divine) energy and to open the heart chakra—one of seven energy centers located on the body. For these reasons people often use it to help promote the healing of past traumas and other emotional hurts such as anger and fear. The fluid and calming energy of the crystal can help you stay calm, balanced and in better touch with your inner spirit.

Utilizing the Rose Quartz for Sleep and Loving Dreams

Inspire healing, loving and peaceful dreams by sleeping with a rose quartz beneath your pillow or placed on your bedside table.

Meditating with a rose crystal before you go to sleep at night will also assist you with experiencing lucid or psychic dreams, a better nights rest or the release of negative feelings such as jealousy or anger. Form your personal intent in your mind (what you want to achieve) before you begin to meditate, and then focus on it throughout your meditation.

The beautiful stone of the heart in all of it's pink essence.

The beautiful stone of the heart in all of it's pink essence.

How the Rose Quartz Can Invoke Romance

As mentioned earlier, rose quartz is often associated with Venus, the goddess of love. This makes the crystal perfect for inspiring romance. There are many ways that you can use the gemstone to strengthen and inspire romantic love. Some of these methods include:

  • Keeping the gemstone in your bedroom or on your bedside table.
  • Wearing a rose quartz pendant or keeping one in your pocket to help open the heart chakra and inspire feelings of love.
  • Create a decorative centerpiece that includes one or more rose quartz crystals when having a romantic dinner for two at home, or place arrange several of them in a shallow glass bowl that is filled with rose petals.
  • Place the crystal in your bathwater to help invoke feelings of love. This can also be a very helpful way to release any feelings of negativity and promote inner peace.

Attention

The information provided in this article is not meant to replace the care of a qualified physician. If you are experiencing chronic pain, anxiety or depression, be sure to seek the advice of your family doctor.

How the Rose Quartz Can Bring About Peace in the Workplace

A rose quartz in your office or workspace can help promote feelings of calm, well-being and peace. If you are anticipating a stressful event such as a business meeting or a heated discussion with a co-worker, it can be helpful to keep a piece of it either in your pocket, on your desk or as a part of a decorative arrangement on an office table. Whenever you use your crystal to help absorb any negative energy, it's very important to cleanse it afterward so that this negative energy can be released.

Combining the rose quartz with roses decoratively in your bath, home or office is an effective method to maximize the healing properties of the crystal.

Combining the rose quartz with roses decoratively in your bath, home or office is an effective method to maximize the healing properties of the crystal.

Additional Healing Properties of the Rose Quartz

Because the rose quartz has such gentle and loving energy, it is said to be helpful with healing emotional hurts and traumas. If you've been hurt by someone, are in the grieving process or are dealing with emotional wounds from the past, it may be helpful to work with the rose quartz. Meditating with it, keeping a piece in your pocket or wearing a rose quartz jewelry item can help bring about the desired results.

Some other healing properties of the rose quartz include its ability to:

  • Provide a self-esteem boost.
  • Bring some relief to tension and anxiety.
  • Help relieve tension headaches or body aches associated with tension.
  • Promote self-love (understanding of and forgiveness toward oneself).
  • Promote compassion and understanding towards others.
  • Help clear negativity from a room after an argument.
Wearing rose quartz jewelry is a fashionable and convenient way to attract the energy of the crystal.

Wearing rose quartz jewelry is a fashionable and convenient way to attract the energy of the crystal.

Charging, Clensing, and Caring for Your Rose Quartz

When working with rose quartz (or any type of crystal) for a specific purpose it's always important to charge it with your specific intent before using it. This means sending the energy of your own desire into the crystal so that it can help you achieve your goal. For example, if you want your crystal to help you feel calmer then you would hold it in your hand and focus for a few minutes on calming energy. It can even help to say something like, "I charge this crystal with calming energy" or "I desire to be healed from my anxiety" while you're holding the crystal.

It is also important to cleanse your mineral from time to time. This means ridding it of any negative or stagnant energies that have built up within it. You can do this by rinsing it in purified water or in the water of a running stream. Another good way to cleanse the rose quartz is with the light of a full moon. Set it on a windowsill or anywhere that it can receive the light from a full moon overnight. These two methods can also help charge your rose quartz with more vibrant, active energy. It is important to remember that rose quartz is photosensitive and should never be placed or stored in direct sunlight. Doing so can cause it become dull and cracked.

Cleansing and charging should be done at least once a month or any time it feels that your crystal is filled with stagnant or heavy energy.

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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Robin Goodfellow from United States on January 21, 2018:

Yes, I've heard about rose quartz! Not only do they have plenty of uses, but they're also beautiful to look at! Nice article.

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