Quartz, Rose – (Heart Chakra) – (Zodiac of Taurus & Libra)
There are few stones that my Heart Chakra responds to as deeply as Rose Quartz. I have a large piece that meditate with if I am having difficulty in my personal relationships, connections with others, or even just to have compassion for myself.
Science – Rose quartz, like Amethyst, is another member of the quartz family. It gets the lovely pink color from microscopic rutile-iron mixed in the quartz.
Historical Significance – Rose Quartz has long been associated with Love. It’s was supposedly imbued with the warm, pink color by Eros, God of Love, to inspire love and attraction between people.
Metaphysical Attributes – This stone is by far the strongest Heart Healer in the crystal world. The effects of rose quartz are immediate, powerful and can tackle even the earliest traumas. Rose quartz is a stone to wear on you if you are working through break-ups and divorce, when you need some relief from heart break. It also helps us to work toward forgiveness. It increases love and compassion for all, so if someone has harmed you and you have been having trouble letting go, this stone will encourage healing and forgiveness.
As mentioned, rose quartz can assist with healing childhood traumas and broken relationships. If you grew up in a home that didn’t foster love and you feel inhibited now – this stone can help release those barriers around the heart. Take care with using rose quartz as it will initiate the processing of old wounds and cause a release of the pain and suffering you’ve been holding onto. Don’t hold back! Releasing the pain and emotion helps you learn from it and let it go. Be prepared to have a support system available when doing deep meditations and healing with rose quartz. Have a friend standing by, or your favorite blanket and soothing music to help ease you back into the world after an emotional release.
Rose quartz is an amazing crystal to encourage self-compassion. We are often very hard on ourselves; self-critical, unloving, unforgiving, and blaming. Holding rose quartz, closing your eyes, and breathing deeply will allow our critical feelings about ourselves to soften and release. You are beautiful, you are loving, you are perfect just as you are. This is the love letter from rose quartz to our souls.
Physical Effects – Rose quartz helps us to forgive and love; therefore, inviting peace, soothing and tranquility into our lives. This helps to reduce stress and tension. Rose quartz is also said to protect against radiation and improve circulation (which makes this a wonderful crystal during a detox). Finally, rose quartz is also associated with sexuality and desire, so is often used as a stone to promote fertility. Surrounding your bed with large rose quartz crystals, placing tumbles stones in your pillow case, and wearing rose quartz rings during sex are some suggestions to increase your openness to conception.
Practice Mantra – Sit in a seated meditation position, holding the Rose Quartz in your less dominant hand to receive its energy. Really feel the support of the cushion or floor beneath you. You are grounded and supported by the Earth’s energies. Place your attention on your Heart area, imagine a beautiful flower blooming open at your heart, and repeat these words. “I feel safe to open my heart and accept love that is offered”
Alternately, hold a Rose Quartz mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
For a more traditional, Buddhist chanting practice with rose quartz, try a session with “Om Mani Padme Hum.” This is the mantra of the Compassion Buddha and inspires compassion to ourselves and every living being.
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