Strawberry Quartz – (Heart Chakra) – (Zodiac of Aries)
One of the gemstones that I hold very dear is Strawberry Quartz. It has an energy unlike any other. It is a sister stone to Rose Quartz and also heals Heart Chakra issues, but Strawberry Quartz is much lighter, uplifting and joyous! Whenever I feel the need to embrace more joy and celebration into my life, I sit with my Strawberry Quartz gemstone. Find out the Strawberry Quartz spiritual properties and how you can benefit from their supportive and healing blessings!
The Science of Strawberry Quartz
There are two varieties of pink quartz – Rose Quartz and Strawberry Quartz, but how are they different, and how to tell them apart? Rose Quartz is a light shade of pink and is more translucent. It is colored pink because of inclusions of a pink variety if Dumortierite. Strawberry Quartz is a much darker shade of pink, more opaque, and gets its color from iron oxide inclusions.
**NOTE** This should not be confused with “Cherry Quartz” which is actually a man-made glass product.
Metaphysical Attributes of Strawberry Quartz
Strawberry Quartz is primarily a Stone of Joy. It enables us to see the happy, beautiful and pleasant aspects of Life. It increases optimism and positive thinking. If you have been stuck in a rut of negativity, pessimism, or depression, Strawberry Quartz helps to transform those feelings into more uplifting and supportive feelings. If your daily life is feeling stagnant and dull, then this stone helps you recognize the simple pleasures that used to make you happy. This is a perfect stone to wear or sit with while writing in a Gratitude Journal.
Strawberry Quartz is also a stone of celebration. It reminds us to reward ourselves for accomplishments, no matter how large or small. Take time to savor and appreciate what you have achieved. This gemstone encourages taking time to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and all those special moments in our lives. It doesn’t even have to be a formal holiday – if you feel like honoring a good moment in your life, then do so!
Along with Joy and Celebration, Strawberry Quartz encourages gathering and spending time with friends and family. Those special people around us have brought joy, love and companionship into our lives. If you’ve been working hard and not taking time out, the the Strawberry Quartz spiritual properties enable you to recognize that you need to step away, spend time with those you love and incorporate some laughter and smiles into your days.
Physical Healing Benefits of Strawberry Quartz
Strawberry Quartz is said to help lift depression and reduce stress and anxiety. Laughter helps people recover from illnesses and injuries faster.
Strawberry Quartz Mantra Practice
Sit in seated meditation, holding the Strawberry 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. Imagine yourself surrounded by a vast garden of bright, colorful flowers and are sitting in the warm sunlight. Repeat these words. “I am Happy. I am Relaxed. I am ready to Invite more Joy and Celebration into my Life.” Alternately, hold a Strawberry Quartz mala and chant this mantra 108 times.
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Additional Gemstone Resources:
- “The Book of Stones, Revised Edition: Who They Are and What They Teach”, by Robert Simmons
- “The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide to Crystals,” by Judy Hall.
- “Crystal Enlightenment: The Transforming Properties of Crystals and Stones,” by Katrina Raphaell.
- “Gemstones of the World: Newly Revised Fifth Edition,” by Walter Schumann
- “Love is in the Earth: A Kaliedoscope of Crystals,” by Melody.
- “Rocks and Minerals (National Audubon Society First Field Guides)”
- “The Rock and Gem Book: And Other Treasures of the Natural World,” by DK Children