It’s February and because we are close to Valentine’s Day, Rose Quartz seems to be a wonderful choice to feature this month.
Who doesn’t need more love and especially right now in all the local and global turmoil surrounding us.
Have you ever thought about wearing a crystal not just because of its color but because of the way it makes you feel?
Or perhaps you are tuned into the energies of the crystal you are wearing.
Consider surrounding yourself with love through this gorgeous light pink stone.
Where it’s found: Brazil, Madagascar, South Dakota
Key Words: Love, Gentleness, Compassion, Forgiveness
Chakras: Heart (4th), Throat (5th), Third Eye (6th), Crown (7th)
Emotional: Rose Quartz is a stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. Rose Quartz has excellent protection energies during pregnancy and childbirth. The elevated energy of quartz gives Rose Quartz a property of enhancing love in virtually any situation. It also brings gentleness, forgiveness, and tolerance. Some believe that rose quartz has calming effects and helps people develop strong friendships.
Physical: Skin, especially burns and blistering from heat; past emotional trauma; healing to the heart, release of worry, fear, anxiety
Rose Quartz is more powerful when it is clearer and deeper colored than opaque. But don’t think its gentle pink fool you- it is one of the most important stones. Rose Quartz is traditionally related to the heart, but is also believed to stimulate the upper chakras, the Throat, Third Eye, and especially Crown Chakras. Once stimulated, the upper three Chakras then opens the heart Chakra (4th), bringing a silky smooth, gentle love to you. Imagine using this stone to clear the upper chakras, then opening your heart chakra and pave the way for jump starting new love, in whatever form you are looking to find.
Meditation with Rose Quartz:
Hold your rose quartz in your hand or place it on your body, preferably on your heart (Malas and necklaces are especially good.) Sit or lie down, quietly breathing.
Imagine the left side of your body as receptive See the left side of your body surrounded with pink light. Then imagine this pink light surround your heart space. Start at the towpSee in your minds eye this area open like petals of a lotus flower. From this area shines an energy that is filled with love, that IS love. See this light expand until your entire being is outlined in a cocoon of loving light. Breathe it in and let it fill your lungs. Exhale out all past emotional trauma which is stagnant and no longer welcome.
Continue to breathe in and out slowly and mindfully, each time breathing in love and peace, breathing out all that does not serve you.
Gently open your eyes and take a moment to acknowledge how you feel. Remain open and curious to self-compassion, a lighter heart, a more joyful outlook.
Affirmation or Mantra: My heart is open to give and receive the energy of love.
Click here to see Rose Quartz in our jewelry.
Interested in more? Amethyst is the traditional February birthstone. Click here to see my blog on Amethyst.
Ever since I can remember I have worn and loved jewelry. I have pictures of myself at four dripping in my mother’s long beads and clip on earrings. Then while making jewelry as an adult, I began to wonder about the beautiful beads I was using… stones and crystals found in the earth- the colors, the swirls- the weight, characteristics. For years I have remained curious and open to this concept and do believe in potential in wearing and using certain stones and crystals for added health benefits. But just like astrology, I take it as another tool in my toolbox, not someone to depend on entirely for major decision making, but to enhance my sense of well-being and with the world and nature which surround me. I hope my blogs may educate you and peak your interest, and if nothing else, inspire you, to pick stones which call to you. and to wear more of the jewelry you love.