This month’s crystal is rose quartz. It is another form of quartz that occurs in shades of pale to dark rose pink and can be opaque or translucent. As with other quartz it can be found in several forms like spheres, hearts, palm stones, beads, figurines, as well as gem cut stones. However, natural rose quartz is rarely found in natural terminated points like other quartz; this form is usually cut to this shape.
The origin of the pink color is not completely clear; it is believed to be cause by inclusions such as titanium, iron, or manganese but recent studies show it could be due to thin fibers of dumortierite within the crystal. This form of quartz can be found in different locations including Brazil and the US.
Rose quartz, also known as Bohemian Ruby, is aligned with the heart chakra and is considered the “love stone” for its ability to bring love into your life, especially romantic love. It is often used in love spells and is also very useful to promote self-love, help with self-esteem, as well as emotional balance.
As another master healer, this crystal is especially helpful for transition of the dying and to help with the grief of losing a loved one. Due to its gentle, loving energy, rose quartz can also be useful for strengthening the bond between a mother and her child(ren) or for connecting to your own inner child.
Other uses for rose quartz include promoting pleasant dreams, dream recall, restoring trust and harmony, acceptance of change, and stimulation of the imagination. It is also believed to help prevent wrinkles and promote beautiful skin. This is another crystal that is great to use for crystal grids, especially grids intended to attract love, peace, and acceptance.
Next week we’ll continue the quartz rounds with citrine.