Rose Quartz Meaning & Symbolism
- Color: Pale to rose pink
- Meaning: Love, Understanding, Harmony, Empathy
- Vibration #: 7
- Chakra: Heart
- Elements: Water & Earth
- Energy: Feminine
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Planet: Venus
- Origin: Worldwide including India, Brazil & Sri Lanka
Rose Quartz represents universal love and harmony, and is naturally intertwined with the feminine divine. The loving vibrations expelled from the compassionate aura surrounding the Rose Quartz promotes deep feelings of love and tranquility. However, it is not confined to the notions of romantic love. The love and compassion associated with the Rose Quartz extends to other forms of love including oneself, familial, and platonic relationships. The comforting feeling of unconditional love and peace deeply impacts those who surround themselves with the presence of this powerful gemstone.
Rose Quartz is connected with the water and earth elements which manifest themselves through the calming and compassionate feminine aura. While gemstones affect their users differently, the qualities of the Rose Quartz are particularly desirable for those that are seeking a deeper sense of understanding and establishing an inner peace.
Rose Quartz Metaphysical & Spiritual Properties
Rose Quartz has a high vibrational energy that can be used to restore balance in the metaphysical healing space. These powerful metaphysical properties have been utilized by multiple past civilizations including the ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Romans to bring about peace and healing.
The Rose Quartz is most strongly connected to the heart (Anahata) chakra. Stress, psychological trauma, and emotional pain can block the heart chakra because of internal turmoil it causes. Blockage of the heart chakra can result from the loss of a loved one, insecurities about the self, feeling inadequate, etc. Because of the metaphysical healing qualities associated with the Rose Quartz, it can provide a sense of calmness for those healing from stress and emotional wounds. Being connected with oneself is crucial in order to extend true unconditional love to those whom we care about deeply.
How to Use Rose Quartz
There are a magnitude of ways that the Rose Quartz can be utilized in your daily life depending on what your intentions are. The high vibrational level can be incorporated into meditation routines and be placed around the home (or office) to manifest higher vibrations in low energy environments. Raising the vibration will allow you to release stressors that cast doubt into your heart and open your heart to experience love and clarity.
Crystals are often used in conjunction with meditation and the Rose Quartz is no exception.
Before beginning the meditation, you should state your intentions out loud so that your Rose Quartz crystal can support you with the frequency you seek. Resting your Rose Quartz on your chest near your heart allows for a deeper metaphysical connection with the stone’s emitting frequency. However, you may also meditate sitting upright: in this case, it is recommended to hold the stone near your heart using either one or two hands - whatever is most comfortable for you.
Visualizing a soft, glowing pink color that is exerted from the region where your heart sits outward to the peripherals of your body helps further connect you with your Rose Quartz and absorb the healing vibrations. Deep breathing exercises while meditating with crystals can increase the vibrations absorbed and encourage you to remain present in the moment.
Clearing & Balancing Chakras
The heart chakra is associated with love, harmony, empathy, forgiveness, and understanding. The energy generated by the Rose Quartz can help guide your heart chakra into harmonious alignment and bring one’s divine self back into centered balance.
The Rose Quartz has a powerful ability to clear the heart chakra and bring about a deeper sense of understanding. Clearing the heart chakra will replenish depleted levels of self-appreciation by manifesting clarity and encouraging kindness towards oneself. This allows us to not only empathize with and forgive others, but also with ourselves.
- In the bedroom, a Rose Quartz crystal can be placed near the bedside or under your pillow to promote calming vibrations. These vibrations facilitate a soothing energy and allow for a good night’s rest.
- Just as it can be used to restore the heart chakra of oneself, this special gemstone can be used to restore the heart of your home by placing the Rose Quartz in the center of your home.
- Many work areas are plagued with stress and chaotic vibrations, so placing a Rose Quartz in your workspace can uplift the vibrations and restore tranquility through its empathetic, soothing energy.
Cleansing & Charging Rose Quartz
How to cleanse Rose Quartz
It is recommended to cleanse Rose Quartz on a regular basis, especially if it is being used for meditation and cleansing of the Heart chakra. It is necessary in order to release excess energy from these powerful crystals.
Sage, smudge sticks, and incense can be used to cleanse Rose Quartz. It is recommended to do this outdoors or near an open window. This allows unwanted energies that are released during the cleansing process to freely leave the area. For cleansing to occur, gently move the sage, or the alike, around the crystal for about one minute and allow the sage smoke to engulf the Rose Quartz.
Cleansing Rose Quartz can also be done through a brief deep breathing exercise. To do this, visualize a soft, pink glow surrounding the Rose Quartz and upon exhalation, envision the excess energy being released from the gemstone.
How to charge Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz can be recharged in the sun or on a Selenite charging plate. Please note that sunlight is very powerful, so it is only recommended for short durations of less than 2 hours at a time. If you opt to charge your Rose Quartz on a Selenite charging plate, you may leave it there for a few hours or even up to a few days!
Rose Quartz Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Taurus is guided by Venus: Venus being the planet most closely associated with love and compassion, and the Rose Quartz is Venus’ gemstone equivalent. Taurus’ are known to be obstinate, but the Rose Quartz encourages them to open up to new opportunities by encouraging high vibrational energy to flow freely into their life and soul. If incorporated in meditation, the Rose Quartz can align the Taurus with their true self and guide them to the path of intrinsic fulfillment. Venus in Taurus values stability in relationships and favors comfort which explains why there is a natural connection with feminine soothing energy exerted by Rose Quartz crystals.
Rose Quartz Characteristics
Natural Rose Quartz is a semiprecious gemstone with pale to rich pink hues and a vitreous luster. Minerals like titanium, manganese, and iron are what give Rose Quartz its distinctive pink color. It can be purchased in rough/raw form or with a polished finish and the appearance varies from transparent to translucent. Rose Quartz comes in a variety of shapes including towers, hearts, ovals, and spheres. Some specimens contain rainbow inclusions which are desirable given their rareness.