Romancing the Rose Quartz
As we meandered slowly up and down the small boutique filled lanes of this gorgeous town, mum suddenly disappeared.
I finally found her again 10 minutes later emerging from a crystal shop with a rose quartz crystal tea light holder that she gave to me as a gift.
When I joked that it was the day of The Mother tomorrow and I was supposed to be buying her the presents, she said without hesitation “You can’t be a mother without children, so this is my present to you to say thank you.”
As I swallowed the deep wave of emotion, I felt that this little object was right metaphor for what I believe can only be described as unconditional love.
I had just been telling mum how I love my adventures into the properties of various Crystals that I am being drawn to; but in that moment I knew very little about the true properties of rose quartz.
This was largely because until recently I have had an aversion to anything pink, especially baby pink, which is the natural colour of rose quartz. Naisha Ahsian, co-author of The Book of Stones says “Don’t let the soft pink colour and soothing energy of this stone fool you into discounting its power. Rose quartz is one of the most important stones of our time….precisely because of its heart healing properties.”
Most recently, however, the idea of rose quartz has taken root in my mind. It was not entirely coincidental that this idea came about after a recent Feng Shui course that I took. Here we found out that, among other things, rose quartz in the relationship area of the home—the south west corner—can attract true or pure love.
Rose quartz is the stone of unconditional love, restoring trust, harmony and infinite peace. Quite definitely the wave of feeling I had at that moment when mum gave me the gift in Bath. It strengthens empathy and sensitivity, and aids the acceptance of necessary change. It is an excellent stone for a mid life crisis, says Judy Hall author of The Crystal Bible.
Rose quartz, which is associated with the 4th or heart Chakra, is all about opening the heart to receive love or comfort grief if the heart has lost love. It is a teacher for self love by encouraging self-Forgiveness and acceptance. Many wear rose quartz over the heart as jewellery. Its role is to invoke self trust and self worth, says Judy.
In its chemical form, rose quartz, like many other crystals such as amethysts, is silicone dioxide. In its emotional role it is an important crystal for removing blocked emotional Stress. It releases stress and anxiety and dissolves anger and fear and brings hope and love. On a physical level it healing powers works on the kidneys and adrenals—my Achilles heals—as well as strengthening the heart, chest and lungs.
It encourages compassion and kindness, says Robert Simmons co-author of The Book of Stones. “It is the quintessential stone of love: love for oneself, family, friends, the community, the Earth, the universe and the divine.”
Rose quartz helps to dissolve one’s boundaries of isolation and mistrust, says Robert. He believes that putting rose quartz in every corner of the room for sleeping or Meditation is not overdoing it. I have a rose quartz tumble stone, given to me by Davina MacKail, author of The Dream Whisperer, to assist in dreaming, under my pillow.
“By learning to love our self and healing past wounds, we become able to love others and receive love in return,” according to Amanda Samson’s Crystal Deck card on rose quartz.
The Book of Stones always closes off the summary of a crystal with an affirmation. For rose quartz is: I open my heart to receive and express the energy of love. And I thought that putting a pink crystal in the South West corner of my flat would see my very own George Clooney appear in my life.