What Is Rose Quartz?
Rose quartz is a pretty pink mineral, found in abundance in the Earth’s continental crust, and in particularly large quantities in Madagascar, India, Japan, Brazil, South Africa and parts of America. It is one of many different varieties of quartz and is a very popular choice for carving and jewelry. It is pretty easy to carve into shapes and generally affordable when compared to other, more rare crystals.
Rose quartz is so names because of it’s color, which can vary from a very pale pink, to a rosy red tone, and may be translucent, transparent or opaque. The color is thought to be the result of titanium, iron or manganese in the mineral.
Yet the appeal for these stones stretches far beyond this factual description. Many people actually attribute healing properties to rose quartz, and many other crystals that occur in the Earth.
Using crystals for spiritual therapy is an alternative healing practice, generally considered a pseudoscience by scientists. It is believed that crystals are charged with healing energies, that encourage the exit of negative energy from the body, while allowing positive energy from the stone to enter in it’s place. While many people believe in this, there is no hard evidence to confirm the theory.
Yet the history of crystal healing is a long one, and is most likely rooted in Chinese theories of Chi flow. Rose quartz has been a firm favorite since records began.
What Is The History Of Rose Quartz?
Rose quartz has been prized since Ancient Civilizations began to make records. There are references to its use in the times of the Ancient Romans, Greek and Egyptians (who, in line with stereotype used it to promote beauty and prevent aging).
Today, this pink quartz crystal is considered to be a magnet of love. An all encompassing love which includes self acceptance, compassion, devotion, generosity, joy, warmth and healing. In some circles of thought, it is also associated with the star signs Taurus and Libra, the planet Venus and the Number 7. We will let Energy Muse define it for us here:
Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. It is one of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work, as it opens that heart to all types of love—love of the self, love of family, love of friends and romantic love. The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation and forgiveness of others, lowering stress and tension of the heart. It can clear out anger, jealously and resentment towards others, allowing the healing of heart issues caused by holding onto these negative emotions.