Rose Quartz Healing Properties, Correspondences and Meanings

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Many notice the big, mondo-sized rose quartz rock by my front door to entrain the vibrational frequencies entering my home. Why do I keep that crystal there?

Rose quartz is your crystal of love and compassion. It’s a crystal for all matters of the heart; both emotional as well as physical. Rose quartz invites us to connect with Divine Energy. This stone has a very gentle energy and is an ideal stress-reliever while it also invites in more kindness and compassion.

It’s known to assist with all matter of fertility and the menstrual cycle. I even include in my very popular fertility combo.

This is also a stone for beauty often used in baths and facials. Brings about a glowy, more youthful skin tone. I pop a tumbled stone into my facial moisturizer and also use rose quartz facial discs for my facial. Alternately, you can find a rose quartz roller to stimulate blood flow to your complexion.

These are the polished rose quartz discs I like to include in my regular facials.

It can become your “BFF crystal” that you cultivate a really close bond with (like I have). I also have one of these buddy-pieces that I’ve bonded with ever-present by my bedside; using that particular piece for a lot of different things. For instance, any kind of love, and we know there are different kinds of love in the English language. We should probably have different vocabulary words for the different types of love:

  • friendship love
  • family love
  • romantic love
  • self-love
  • compassion-love

I could go on but you get the picture. All of these different types of love obviously are very, very important, so rose quartz is one that you may want to have in your collection, in my opinion.

Affirmations
I love the crystal affirmations provided in The Book of Stones. I use these affirmations for so many things; to start off my intention for a crystal meditation, to help balance a chakra or to include in a crystal grid. This one is the one given in that book for rose quartz:
“I open my heart to receive and express the energy of love.”
Geology and Identification
As a type of quartz, rose quartz, just as other quartz varieties has a Mohs hardness of 7 and belongs to the trigonal crystal system. It’s usually a light pink,  but can vary in color, intensity, and hue; sometimes a very deep pink colored and at other times, very pale so that it’s barely pink. Sometimes they’re right in between. And to tell you the truth, geologists are totally confused as to what the exact cause of its rosy hue. The precise element has yet to be pinpointed but has been blamed on trace amounts of:

  • titanium
  • iron
  • manganese
  • dumortierite (this one seems to be the most likely culprit)
  • phosphate
  • or even aluminum

Who the heck knows!

This stone can be found in Madagascar, South Dakota, Namibia, India, and Brazil.

Although translucent, it’s rarely ever transparent with a cloudy opaque look. You usually don’t see them growing naturally in points, that’s a rarity. Rose quartz most often appears in masses, so no crystals or crystal faces.
Pink Quartz?
Sometimes you’ll find rare and unique (translate: very expensive) pieces that do grow in points and… wow if you have one of those; hold on to that baby because it’s worth quite a bit! They’re quite rare.  (BTW, serious geologists don’t even consider these scarce rose quartz natural points to be “rose quartz”. In fact, they officially call them “Pink Quartz”). One major difference that sets them apart is that their pink color is not caused by the same element so that technically makes them entirely different mineral. Another important distinction between the two is that pink quartz is light-sensitive (so don’t leave it under UV lights or exposed to sunlight) – rose quartz is not. Hey, if you want to geek-out on that, check it out. 

[caption id="attachment_21712" align="aligncenter" width="600"] EXAMPLES OF THOSE SUPER-RARE NATURAL ROSE QUARTZ POINT CLUSTERS. PHOTO CREDIT: ROB LAVINSKY, IROCKS.COM – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (HTTP://CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG/LICENSES/BY-SA/3.0)], VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS[/caption]The varieties from Madagascar and also from South Dakota are unique in that they exhibit a star rose (also known as asterism) caused by rutile inclusions. These star roses are usually visible when polished and they also are a deeper pink than rose quartz from other locales.

This is a great link to dive into more detailed geological info.
Chakra Association
This stone works very well with the heart chakra for emotional heart issues, spiritual heart issues as well as physical heart issues.
Rose Quartz Self Love Bath Recipe
This piggy-backs onto last week’s topic; Crystal Bath Therapy. Here’s a checklist of items you can add/use for a super-relaxing self-love inducing bath experience (each item is optional, there are no hard fast rules but the more items you can add in, the more amplified the effect):

  • Pink Himalayan sea salt: 1 cup
  • Rosewood essential oil: 4 drops
  • Rose absolut essential oil: 2 drops
  • Several tumbled rose quartz stones (4-7 depending on size)
  • Pink rose petals (organic, dried or fresh)
  • Rose quartz candles (you can make your own as discussed here)
  • Rose Water (a few squirts or use as facial toner post-bath)

Are These Meanings Reliable?
This section refers to a new disclaimer I’ve needed to give recently.

The info on this page relies mostly on common crystal correspondences that have been relied on for hundreds of years (much going back to ancient times), that I have also researched and have found to be consistent for myself, my clients as well as for the thousands of students and graduates of my Certified Crystal Healer Course. Now, the known-crystal-properties ring true for about 80% of the population.
However, recently, something has changed.
For those that don’t resonate with rose quartz’ usual correspondences; instead of being indifferent to it, now these people are seeing more of an intense negative reaction. Something has shifted with the energy there. Both with us as humans reacting to the stone as well as with the crystal itself, especially being a silicate.  If you’d like to learn more about this possible issue, I wrote a blog post here about why this may be occurring.

I don’t personally find this to be true for myself, but for some, it’s even bringing up feelings of anger and anxiety! Not a widespread issue but something to definitely keep in mind. You’ll need to experiment with it to see how you react to rose quartz. Hopefully, you’re in the 80%.
My Other Blog Posts Related to Rose Quartz

  • 10 Must-Have Crystals
  • Crystals for Anxiety and Stress
  • Navigating Depression; How Crystals Can Help
  • 2 More Cool Crystal Properties to Prove that Crystal Energy Ain’t No Scam!

Rose Quartz is included as part of my 10 Must-Have Crystals List:

Rose Quartz is an all-time sparkly fav and if you don’t have some in your collection, I highly recommend that you do get some.

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Crystal Blessings!

Crystals for an Energetic Shield of Protection

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Do you know how to create an energetic shield of protection around you if you’re an energy healer… or even if you’re not? We all need to mindfully protect our energy.

Years ago,  when I first started learning about energy healing, doing energy healing, and even teaching people about energetic healings, I started noticing something…
that I wasn’t really protecting myself correctly & I was zapping myself of energy after doing these healing sessions or teaching groups of people.
This type of work really zaps the energy from you…if you don’t know how to mitigate that. It’s important to protect yourself & protect your energy with an energetic shield of protection, and crystals can help you do just that.

Even for those of us that have been teaching or healing for quite a while, I find this is something we need to always work on, need to remember to continue to do, be conscious of & continue to learn more about…because there’s always something new to learn.

I’m never done learning.
I think it’s wonderful that we get to be here on Mama Earth School…that’s what I feel we are here to do; to constantly learn and add to our bag of tricks.
Protect Yourself
There are many things you can do to help protect yourself. Some things will work better for you than others, so it’s something you’ll have to experiment with, and try, and see what works best for you.

It takes some trial + error to get it right and maybe you need to do a mix of things.

You can even layer on and double up techniques. Heck! Triple up on some things if you need to…if you want to feel like you have an extra layer of protection with you. I give a whole bunch of tips to students in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, but I’m going to give you a few tips in this blog here today that anybody can apply to any sort of energy work.
Crystals for an Energetic Shield of Protection
Black Obsidian

Now, I usually tend to shy away from black obsidian, but some people like black obsidian to create this energetic shield of protection.

I usually advise to only go to black obsidian if you feel like you need it to be powerful protection, because it has the tendency for some—not everybody, but a majority of people—to bring them down into a low, low state, almost like grounding them way too much & can bring on some low-grade depression and things like that if they’re not prepared for the work that black obsidian does. So I would only really use this if something major serious is going on and you need mega protection.

SIDENOTE: I consider myself energetically dense & not as easily effected by certain energies. I recently did an experiment when meeting with a large group of people where the focus was on me (That’s usually a situation where I get energetically zapped & end up feeling hungover afterwards…sometimes for days if I don’t put the effort in preparing well.) So this last time I actually wore 1 black obsidian bracelet on each wrist…something I normally wouldn’t advise for most.

But for me, this worked wonders!

I had no ill after effects from the bracelets nor the event. I was able to enjoy meeting with all the lovely peeps and felt happy & upbeat afterwards too.

So, you just have to try out different things and experiment with them. We’re all individuals with a slightly different unique energetic frequency so different protection techniques will work slightly differently for each of us.

Black Obsidian is also a great stone for cord cutting; a process I explain in detail on another video/blog over here.
Black Tourmaline
For everyday kind of energy work that you would be doing if you’re an energy worker, a light worker, a teacher, that kind of thing, I would really lean towards black tourmaline.

Something that I find very practical is to have a black tourmaline pendant.  That way, you can just wear it and be wearing it all day long.

But try to remember to mindfully think of the black tourmaline you’re wearing before you go into a situation. Maybe before you’re going into a healing room or you’re going into a classroom…
Try to mentally remind yourself that you’re wearing a black tourmaline and that your energy, your whole electromagnetic field is protected by the black tourmaline!  
Making that mindful connection kind of bonds you to the crystal and then you don’t need to do it every single time, but I find that the protection is so much stronger when I remember to do that, or at least remember to do that more often than not. 😉
Sugilite
Something else you can do is to call in the energy of Archangel Michael to create an energetic shield of protection around you…

and a crystal you can use to more closely work with Archangel Michael is sugilite.

It’s pronounced “soo-ghee-lite”…with a hard “G”… ***just sharing that tip because most people mispronounce it.

It can come in different hues & vibrancy of purple, but it’s usually in a mass & sometimes it’s polished up into a nice shiny stone.

The the different shades of purple in the stone can range from a light lilac, all the way into a really deep, vibrant magenta. And when you get it wet, it does get very deep purple white-magenta-ish.

[caption id="attachment_19608" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]In the above video you’ll note I have a rough piece of sugilite and it gets the color from the element, manganese. Most sugilites come from the manganese mines in South Africa.

Sugilite is a crystal that:

  • aligns & helps balance or enhance your work with your third eye + crown chakra
  • helps to call in Archangel Michael to assist with keeping up that shield

You can work with this crystal whether you’re wearing it or you have it in your space and simply ask for that energetic shield of protection from Archangel Michael. Then visualize it enveloping your environment.
Smudge
Another thing that you can do is to sage smudge yourself & the space.

But… sometimes doing a smoke sage isn’t practical.

It may not be allowed, maybe there are sprinklers that might go off, or maybe somebody might complain about the smoke…or perhaps your own lungs might complain! So a spray sage smudge is always an option.

There are lots of different types of these available. I give out my personal recipe for this in my Certified Crystal Healer Course, but there’s lots of these available all over the place online, in metaphysical shops, etc. The important ingredients I like to include in these is sage (not clary sage) essential oil and some sort of transmuting crystal such as black tourmaline.

[caption id="attachment_2303" align="aligncenter" width="570"] Sorry Crystal Hotties. Not for sale. I can’t keep up with production on these. They sell out as quickly as I can make them! So, YEAH! It works!![/caption]

These sprays are super practical because you can just spritz it around and that helps to infuse the space you’re in with negative ions, helping to keep you protected while adding another layer of protection to your energetic shield.

I hope I’ve given you some good, practical tips that you can use in your energy work to keep you safe, and protected, and maintaining your energetic hygiene.

Do you protect yourself before doing energy work?  What tools do you find work best for you?  I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Crystal Blessings,

Hibiscus Moon

2 More Cool Crystal Properties to Prove that Crystal Energy Ain’t No Scam!

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A while ago I wrote a blog post answering the question:
“Is the power of crystals & quartz energy a scam?”
This is that post.

Well, my usual MO on questions like these is to simply throw some science at it. That usually gets the skeptics to sit up & listen. 😉

In that post, I dove deep into piezoelectricity; a scientific property of quartz crystals that explains 1 way they give off energy.

That blog post certainly was (surprisingly to me)…a big hit!

What I thought would be a topic that would sort of quietly disappear into internet wasteland (yeah… I needed to write it anyway simply b/c it brings me so much joy to share the sparkly musings in my head)…with me blissfully spouting off my science mumbo jumbo as I tend to do from time to time…ended up being a very popular post with it sort of getting viraly shared about…and had many of you in the comments asking for more info about the other scientific properties of quartz that I had mentioned.

Well you don’t need to ask me twice!

I’m on it.

Just took me a while to get around to this post. (You should see the pile of backed up draft blog posts I have going on over here.) I don’t think I’ll ever run out of crystal content to write about on my blog…for joy’s sake! I have so much fun doing this shizzle. 😀

OK, here we go.
What is Pyroelectricity?
Similar to piezoelectricity…pyroelectricity is the ability to transduce (**transform 1 kind of energy from 1 form to another) a temporary voltage when certain crystals are heated or cooled. So we’re talkin’ transforming heat energy into electrical energy or vice versa.

This word comes from a Greek prefix: “pyr” which means FIRE…so we’re literally talking about fire-electricity here!

It’s hard to demo this for you b/c the temp change has to happen slowly & uniformly…so all over the crystal at the same time.

But here’s a graphic I made that helps to visualize it…

So it’s the change in temperature that causes the crystal’s atoms to gain or lose energy, thereby changing their positions in the crystalline matrix.

For whatever reason it makes the atoms want to polarize.

Polarizing is when all the negatively charged atoms want to go hang out together on one end & all the positively charged ones want to go hang out together at the other.
When said polarization happens, the change & movement of the atoms generates electrical potential! The effect is commonly known as static electricity.

This property was first noticed in tourmalines in the 1700’s when it was noted they could be used for cleaning ash from tobacco pipes…b/c when briefly heated, the tourmaline would polarize & then they’d easily attract & then repel the hot ashes like a magnet. Tourmaline can also attract bits of paper, dust & straw. Amber can do this too!

SIDE NOTE: It’s this property that makes tourmaline crystal such a great choice for flat irons & curling irons…yeah, the ones we use on our hair!

Tourmaline hair straighteners have plates made from actual ground up tourmaline crystals. (Always choose these over the ceramic or metal irons for your hair.)

Why?

Well, now you know that the pyroelectric property means that when tourmaline on the iron is heated up, it will polarize…so 1 end will be negatively charged & the other will be positively charged. It’s the negatively charged end that will be making the hair pretty here by making your hair look super shiny & smoothing down the cuticles.
Pyroelectric Crystals

  • Colemantie
  • Dipotase
  • Amber
  • Hemimorphite
  • All tourmalines
  • All quartz

Triboluminescence
This scientific property is an exciting visual one where we actually see a flash of light!…best seen in the dark.

Here I am in our bathroom with 2 rose quartz chunks demo’ing this very cool property for you….

With this property we can see the energy with our own eyes being transduced from mechanical energy into light energy…we actually see the internal & external flash of light. This is a property that about 50% of minerals have. And with over 4500 minerals and counting, that’s quite a lot!

Science can’t explain everything (**gasp!**) & this property isn’t really well understood in physics…yet anyway.

Some think that triboluminescence is much like lightning, in that the impact causes an electrical current that travels through the crystal allowing trapped molecules of gas to emit light. Some explain it by saying that the impact adds energy to the system which excites the crystals’ electrons. Eventually, the electrons fall back to the original state & when they do, you get that flash of light. 
Try It Yourself!

  • Wear some safety glass just in case…small shards of quartz can go flying
  • Grab 2 rose quartz OR milky quartz crystals (not your prized pieces b/c this will damage them somewhat)
  • Go to a darkened room
  • Now take the edge or side of 1 of your crystals & strike it against the other crystal. Use force…like you’re striking a match
  • Since this is something that can damage your crystals, you may want to think twice before trying this out with specimens that you are very protective of
  • You’ll see that characteristic orange-yellow spark/glow inside the crystal! You’ll also get a strange metallic smell in the air. Totally normal, Chick Pea. 🙂

    Triboluminescent Crystals

    • quartz
    • sphalerite
    • fluorite
    • diamond
    • calcite
    • muscovite
    • opal

    You can get different energy glow colors too! It all depends on the type of crystal.

    So how does all this scientific property mumbo-jumbo help us with Crystal Healing?
    Now that I’ve explained how this energy transduction works, can you see how crystals can most certainly affect our environment on an energetic level?

    And as I said before, I feel that understanding (at least on some level) the very real power that our crystals have…power that can be proven scientifically and is taught in physics and used in technology is the key to 2 things:

  • getting others to accept it as a healing modality
  • giving crystal healers the confidence that they sometimes lack
  • Not to mention that the piezo, pyro and tribolumenescent properties of certain crystals are highly beneficial to our energy fields.

    In my Hibiscus Moon Method, I teach a very specific technique in detail that allows our Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers to tap into all the power inherent in these properties…and I teach you more on the physics behind why it works. We involve the transducing aspect, allowing it to play a big role in crystal therapy!

    So please let me know … Did this blog helped you to learn a bit more about the science behind crystal healing?  Or did it bore you to tears?  …let me know that too in the comments below!

    Crystal Blessings,

     

     

     

    P.S. If this sort of thing appeals to you & you’d like to go way deeper in your crystal practice this is just a taste of the type of info I teach in the Certified Crystal Healer Course. We’ll be enrolling again for our fall term very soon. You can get on the Wait List here.

    Living in Alignment with Your Life’s Purpose

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    Hi Crystal Hottie!

    I’ve got another “Crystal Healer Interview” today! Yes, more fresh, new & inspiring crystal perspectives from others that are living & breathing this crystal path.

    And just in case you’re not familiar with what exactly is goin’ down…these Crystal Healer Interviews allow me to introduce you to crystal healing from another perspective (other than my own). So we’ve got a few Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healers & Advanced Crystal Masters who are so generously sharing their stories with us. 

    Well, I’m excited to let you meet super-cute, ambitious & talented HMCA Advanced Crystal Master, Ryelle Eterna of www.crystalrockstar.com.

    Today’s message is about living in alignment with your life’s purpose.

    Ryelle shares with us some amazing ideas she’d like to realize in the future: think “uber-lux-crystal-spa-experience”! Plus, a warning about working with moldavite.

    And Here’s Ryelle …

    ♥♥♥
    What crystal has had the biggest effect on you?
    Moldavite has had the biggest effect on me lately.

    A few years ago, I purchased a raw piece…didn’t affect me at all. Then earlier this year, I felt called to work with moldavite again. I purchased and started wearing a faceted moldavite and diamond pendant and the combination of these two high vibration crystals really worked on activating my energies and clearing out my throat chakra issues. WARNING: I would limit wearing the pendant for only a short period of time because keeping it on too long would result in my throat getting really sore and raspy; almost to the point of losing my voice! [{Insert from me, Hibiscus} I also warn of working with moldavite too much in this blog post].
    Since working with that combination, so many synchronicities of new-found knowledge, meeting like-minded people and connecting with guides started to occur!

    What is your most favorite crystal in the whole wide world and why?
    Tugtupite!

    [caption id="attachment_17860" align="aligncenter" width="600"] By Parent Géry (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]I first learned about it in the Book of Stones when I was taking the my Hibiscus Moon courses. I consider this crystal my favorite because of tugtupite’s properties of tenebrescence and fluorescence, and the metaphysical stories centered around it being a mineral aphrodisiac!

    I fell in love with this crystal without even being able to touch it in real life. I even wrote about it in my blog a while ago to plant the seed of hoping to own this crystal one day.

    For a while I searched for the perfect tugtupite piece, but I couldn’t find just the right one.

    Then one day while visiting a gem show, I found the perfect sized pendant and it was love at first sight!

    I even grabbed a few extras to put in my shop in case others were interested in experiencing this crystal’s energies. ♥

    After working with tugtupite for a bit now, I also consider it my current fav because of my attraction towards crystals from Greenland (like Nuummite). Also, since this crystal “lights” up with sunlight and UV light, I feel like it’s energetically working on different dimensions and auric layers that are not seen with the human eye. I think of it as my multi-dimensional spectrum crystal!
    What do you think made the biggest difference to you on this crystal-path?
    The expansion of conscious awareness in how I live my life and how I interpret my current reality.

    Introducing crystals into your life can bring on a paradigm shift where you start to live more in alignment with your spiritual purpose and the veil of 3D life starts to dissipate. I believe a greater understanding of your purpose and your life experiences start to unravel once you entrain your body and subtle body with the positive energies of vibrational tools…like crystals.

    {Here’s a video of Ryelle on a rock-hounding adventure!}:

    What are your BIG DREAMS now that you’re an ACM (Advanced Crystal Master)?
    My biggest dream would be to create an ultimate crystal healing spa that involves all things crystal and includes color, sound and light therapies…that uses crystal charged, healthier water alternatives instead of harmful chlorine and fluoridated water. It would be a dream to have a spa like this aligned with a positive energy ley-line that has an ocean view amidst nature with beautiful weather!

    I would also love to one day perform healing retreats in beautiful tropical locations. It would be a dream to allow people to heal, relax and rejuvenate during their vacation time. I envision a retreat with crystal healing sessions, nature hikes, organic vegan menus for detoxing, yoga, sun and star-gazing, meditation, dance, water activities  and body/massage treatments!

    Our society is so programmed to work so much, that we are so disconnected with our inner selves and don’t have enough time to nurture ourselves. Creating a healing retreat where people can raise their vibration, consciousness levels and heal at the same time would be a dream come true!
    What do you love most about working with crystals?
    What I love most about working with crystals is when you work with them for a while and then start to feel their vibrational effects.
    The energy crystals exude can bring such profound experiences!
    I feel everyone should experience the feelings that crystals can bring. For some it takes time, and for others, the effects are instant.

    Another reason I love working with crystals is the feeling you get when you find the right crystal by using your intuition and connecting with it. It’s like finding a long-lost soul mate or treasure!
    Do you have any advice for anyone who is considering this path?
    Believe in yourself and follow your intuition.

    Don’t feel pressured to have to purchase every type of crystal on the market. I was overwhelmed at the amount of crystals out there at the beginning of my practice and would sometimes fall into the hype of what everyone else was trying and using. Different crystals have different vibrations, just like how people are different and have their unique energies and personalities. What may work for one, may not work for another.

    I believe you should tune into your needs and observe your energetic reactions, your intuitive gut feelings and dream messages, to see what crystal calls out to you and what you are strongly attracted to. I believe those crystals will be most beneficial to your healing, conscious awakening and energetic make-up. Then once you become more sensitive and intuitive to subtle energies, apply these practices to your clients’ healing.

    Ryelle’s Bio: Ryelle is certified as a Hibiscus Moon Advanced Crystal Master and Usui Reiki Master. She is the owner of Crystal Rock Star where she offers crystal healing jewelry, mini crystal grids, gem meditation body oils, distance healing sessions & intuitive crystal services. Check out her website at: www.crystalrockstar.com. You can also connect with her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/officialcrystalrockstar

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    Hibiscus again here…

    Thank you lovely Ryelle for sharing your personal sparkly journey with us & all your wonderful crystal insights!

    If you resonate with anything Ryelle has shared with us here please leave a comment below. 🙂

    Crystal Blessings,