love | calm | understanding
MINERAL FAMILY: quartz
CRYSTAL SYSTEM: hexagonal
COLOUR: very pale to rose pink
AFFIRMATION: “I am nurturing, and I accept nurturing from others. I am compassionate and kind. I give love to others and readily accept theirs in return.”
BEST FOR: Attracting love of all types, overcoming heartache + grief, increasing self esteem
ORIGINS: Brazil, South Africa, India, Madagascar, Namibia, USA, Sri Lanka
COMPANION STONES: for attracting love – malachite, communication in relationships – chrysocolla, for joy – citrine, for sex + fertility – carnelian + unakite, for heart healing - emerald
Looking to inject a little more romance into your boudoir and worried your partner won’t appreciate that life size portrait of Idris Elba/Emilia Clarke (whoever floats your boat) on the ceiling? Sweet Rose Quartz is your ally.
Rose Quartz has been used in love rituals and ceremonies for centuries and remains the stone of the hopeless romantic (for good reason – crystals with aphrodisiac properties are great for igniting passion between lovers), but it’s not just romantic love that this crystal embodies. The Rose Quartz stone’s meaning is one of unconditional love in any form. Whether that be self-love, family, platonic or romantic love, the way Rose Quartz facilitates love is through its ability to bring your consciousness to a higher level.
Helping you to forgive and understand, Rose Quartz is strongly associated with the element of water, its healing properties are naturally fluid. They wash out those toxic energies and emotions that threaten to weigh you down.
Be warned – if you’re planning on placing one in the bedroom for purely recreational purposes, Rose Quartz is also associated with the promotion of fertility.
If you’re living your best life, your days will be filled with many and varied loves. Rose Quartz will enable you to face every day with an open heart and stoke a fierce burning passion to take on the world and everything in it.
P.S. Keep Rose Quartz out of the sun, so as to not lose its pretty pink shade.