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.

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BTW, each item listed here 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!

Crystal Bath Therapy | Immediate Energetic-Hygiene Fix

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Ever hear of a crystal water bath?

Let me fill you in.

Recently, I realized that my third chakra, my solar plexus, needed to be re-calibrated. (I discussed the circumstances surrounding that in my latest newsletter). It’s underactive at the moment; very out of sorts for me actually and therefore, really disconcerting too. If you’d like to find out more about the science behind crystals + chakras, you’ll want to start here with a classic blog post I have on that. So, I was getting ready to do a solar plexus crystal bath and thought to myself,
“This is a great topic to share about and explain why a crystal bath is a highly effective and immediate energetic hygiene-fix!”
A water soak with your chosen crystals is an excellent way to work with them. At the same time, you’re also creating your own relaxing spa experience. 

The Science
Now, let me explain why I feel putting stones in the tub (with water) can be so powerful.

It’s an easy and efficient way to infuse your auric field with their vibrational frequencies; to help balance chakras, influence certain energies or to help manifest certain things.

See, all matter emits electromagnetic frequencies, as do crystals, as do people. Those frequencies travel, just as electricity does (in the form of electrons). so we have something that’s a good electrical conductor; like me; a person.

GEEK ALERT: all living things are excellent electrical conductors (something that allows those electrons to flow with less resistance), hence why you don’t want to be out in the middle of a lightning storm! Metals are also good electrical conductors. Some things are better conductors than others. Gold, copper, silver are really good metals for this. And then we have water; water is also an excellent electrical conductor. The opposite would be a poor energy conductor (aka insulators); such as glass, plastic, rubber, air, and wood (not a living thing any longer).

So, we’ve got water + me; two effective energy conductors. Plus, water is highly programmable (will get to that in a bit).
Crystal Bath Frequencies
Crystals and stones emit their own individual resonant frequencies. Now with water being a good energy conductor, those frequencies are going to travel with less resistance and then come in contact with me, being another good energy conductor.  The less resistance, the easier it is for the energy to flow, therefore, that results in more efficient amplification of the vibrational frequencies.

So, with less resistance, the easier it is for my electromagnetic field be influenced by the frequencies of the stones I have in the water. In some ways, it’s more effective for us than a simple crystal meditation sitting on the cushion because you’re surrounded by water; an added powerful conductor.
Programmability of Water
We’re made up of about 70% water, just like our planet. Dr. Masaru Emoto’s research with water molecules has shown us that water is highly programmable. Through his experiments, he was able to show us that our thoughts and intentions have an effect on the molecular structure of water. When our intentions are positively directed towards the water, the water molecules are physically altered in a beneficial way.

(I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Emoto at a book signing shortly before his passing.)

Dr. Emoto noted these positive changes can be achieved through prayer, music or even by attaching labels to a container of water. The Institute of Hearth Math has confirmed these findings with waters programmed with prayers and healing intent from holy places around in various parts of the world.
This research shows us that water is an easily influenced energy transformer and an ideal delivery system.
This got me thinking if we’re beneficially affected by good intentions, compassion, kindness, and meditation due to the fact that we’re mostly made up of water; a highly programmable material?
So, to sum up…
Being that water and living things are such excellent conductors of energy and both so easily programmable, it seems very logical to me that combining the three (crystals + water + living being) will result in the vibrational frequencies of crystals and stones conducting energy with less resistance, thereby more easily influencing us!
Crystal Bath Recipe
The only three necessary items are:

  • You
  • Tub of Water
  • Crystal(s) of your choosing (following safety guideline below)
  • Each of the following steps is optional:

    • Fill the tub and add in some salts (Epsom and/or Himalayan Sea Salt). If you want more info on why it’s beneficial to add salts to your bath, I highly recommend you check out this book. Truly eye-opening! Be informed & get protected against EMF.
    • Choose a music selection specifically written to entrain your energy to help balance the chakra or achieve your personal goal.  Some music is expertly written to influence specific electromagnetic frequencies, connect with specific light codes, and can even be based on sacred geometry and numeric patterns. For my solar plexus, my go-to track is this one (I just keep it on repeat since it’s only 6 min. long).
    • Place your chosen stones in the water, but first… there are a few things to consider when choosing your stones. First, I  choose according to non-toxicity of the stone and next, because you don’t want your stone getting slowly dissolved or ruined by the water, you want to be sure it has a minimum Mohs Hardness no less than 6. Here’s a great resource for looking up the Mohs Hardness and other info about various crystals and minerals.  (If you’re really into learning more about the Mohs Hardness scale and some cool mineral ID tips, you might want to check out my Crystal Savvy Class Elective.) So, for my solar plexus chakra, I chose yellow calcite. It “ticks all the boxes”.
    • Next, you may choose to add 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils (no synthetics). They need to be safe for topical use as well as gentle on the skin. For solar plexus work, I usually choose lemon and/or peppermint. But only 1 or 2 drops because these can be irritating to the skin. Please do your own due diligence here; research, test and use caution!
    • I also love candles with a bath like this and I usually make my own chakra candles or you could go with something like this and place them around the tub. In this case, I’d be using a yellow candle (in alignment with the solar plexus chakra) that may also have essential oils and crystal chips embedded within. The candles allow me to layer in a few more similar vibrational frequencies to add to the total effect and further amp up the effectiveness of my chakra balancing.

    More Creative Options
    You can choose to adjust the frequency of your water and program it in a specific way using a tuner like this free one (528Hz is known as the Love Frequency):

    https://youtu.be/5qBiGIAShpo

    You can be highly creative in the types of crystal baths you can do.

    I share a recipe for a Self Love Ritual Bath here.

    I’ve seen some highly specialized crystal bath salts. For instance, You can add those little gemstone chips they sell in tiny bottles into a small muslin bag. Then mix in half Epsom salts, half sea salt or Himalayan salt. Next, toss in some herbs that align with the frequency of the chakra you’re looking to balance or with the intention you’d like to manifest.

    I’d love to hear your ideas or if you try your own Crystal Therapy Bath; how did it go? Did you like the results? Please share in the comments below.

    Crystal Blessings!