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From Crystal Connection:
Rose Quartz is known as the stone of unconditional love. It is one of the most important stones for working with the Heart Chakra. Rose Quartz opens the heart to all types of love – love of self, love of family, love of friends, love of the inner and the outer, and can even work with romantic love. Because it is a type of quartz, Rose Quartz does have a high energy, but its vibe is also both calming and soothing.
Rose Quartz opens the heart to compassion for self and for others, and can help raise ones self-esteem. Rose Quartz eases guilt and balances emotions, lowering stress levels and bringing about peace. Use Rose Quartz to enhance or enliven positive self-affirmations.
The soothing energy of Rose Quartz fosters empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others and even of the self. Lowering stress and tension in the heart, Rose Quartz clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues and dis-ease associated with holding on to negative emotions.
Known as a romance stone, Rose Quartz can be a good facilitator for attracting love (because it first comes from within). Put a piece of Rose Quartz by your bedside table, or in the relationship corner of a room or home to attract new love or to add trust and re-commitment to already existing relationships. Rose Quartz can bring about new love in a relationship, bringing calm and peace. The comforting and soothing energy of Rose Quartz can also help heal a broken heart, allowing the release of pent-up emotions and grief. Rose Quartz can also help release unexpressed feelings to and/or about others.
Rose Quartz allows the user to open to and accept love from others, and to recognize and connect with the unconditional love of the Universe. Use Rose Quartz to bring calm and harmony during times of increased stress. Rose Quartz may also be used to balance all of the chakras and/or to remove negative energy and replace it with love energy.
Physically, Rose Quartz is used to heal or alleviate ailments of the thymus, heart, and lungs. Rose Quartz is also known to help heal breast cancer and is a superb support stone for most other types of cancer as well.
Primary Chakra: Heart, Higher Heart
Astrological sign(s): Taurus, Libra
Stone Type/Family: Member of the Quartz family Hardness: 7
Chemical Composition: (SiO2) Silicon Dioxide with iron and titanium inclusions – Crystal System: Trigonal