Sacred Minerals: The Heart Healing Properties and Meaning of Rose Quartz
BY MEGHAN MCDONALD AND PAULA PAVLOVA
rose quartz is a powerful healing crystal, with many potent properties and meanings, but it is most well known as a stone for opening, healing and activating the heart chakra and intuitive centers of the body. photo: natalie cochran photocase.com
Rose Quartz: Reconnecting Us With Love
Sometimes we forget that our very essence is love. Like anything fundamentally integral to our being, it is easy to take it for granted at times. The problem is, love is something so innate that it can often get
But when you take a step back, you begin to realize that all the odds are in our favor. Just as there are countless ways to get lost in negativity, there are infinite opportunities to breathe in healthy love for the self and, in turn, compassionate love for others. Our Mother Earth, Gaia, is constantly creating, in abundance, naturally healing and refocusing resources that serve as conduits of love, such as crystals, essential oils, and herbs. The most notable of these heartfelt gifts from our gracious planet is Rose Quartz—a powerful healing crystal with deep metaphysical and spiritual meaning found around the world, including Madagascar, Brazil, India and South Dakota, to name a few. What makes this stone so powerful is that it acts as a strong magnifier of the heart—the body’s conscious feeling-center—and hence, love.
Geologically speaking, Rose Quartz is a silicon dioxide mineral compressed over eons of time at extremely high temperatures and then cooled into a soft pink crystallization of energy. But don’t be fooled by its subtle color! While very soothing and healing to the spirit, Rose Quartz is a powerful harmonizer of the body’s subtle energies and its myriad properties work to get us back in touch with love by helping us to remove the emotional wounds and beliefs that keep us separated from it. Metaphysical experts suggest to place Rose Quartz in every room of your house to invite in the graceful energy of the heart chakra. The same way that keeping a neat home creates a sense of calm; Rose Quartz chunks sprinkled throughout your house infuses a deep healing and rejuvenating energy and inspires those who dwell there to always move from a space of love and compassion. And no, you can’t possibly “over do it” with Rose Quartz because the specific frequency of energy that this stone emanates is rooted deep in the heart of each of us. Though this stone is typically used on yourself rather than others to invoke a deep connection to and feeling of love, it is selfless in its expression. Like a seed—if it does not properly ground in the soil and receive adequate nourishment and care in order to plant roots, it will never bloom into the inspirational beauty of a flower, plant or tree that it is destined to become. Our hearts work the same way, we must turn our attention inward, with the inspiration and guidance of our intuition and deep connection to Mother Earth, to ultimately reawaken and let the self-love within us then flow out.
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Physiologically, Rose Quartz is believed to strengthen a weak heart as it helps to improve circulation. Emotionally, all types of Quartz are pyroelectric, meaning they are able to transmute heavy, sorrowful energies into lighter, heartfull energy by actually reorganizing the structure of the atoms that surround the organ. Recent studies by the Institute of HeartMath have shown that the heart has it’s own nervous system and is a critical axonal junction in our emotional and intuitive processing systems. Ancient cultures were very aware of the healing properties crystals hold and particularly the meaning of Rose Quartz. There are countless legends and tales of love renewed, restored, and recharged by mythological figures who used the properties of Rose Quartz, such as Eros and Cupid, and Aphrodite and Adonis. Even the Egyptians, Chinese, and Tibetan cultures utilized this magical stone. For instance, the Egyptians left healing Rose Quartz facial masks in the tombs with the sarcophagi of the Pharaohs. It is believed that they used these alchemical creations to maintain a youthful beauty, glowing skin, and attract love, among other things.
These ancient cultures were very in tune with the rhythms of the earth and knew how to utilize the meanings and properties of Rose Quartz to evoke a specific intention. From the records and artifacts they have left behind, we know that there are many ways to connect with the love and power that is intrinsic to our Mother Earth. The lesson here is simple, surround yourself with those people, things and circumstances that evoke love to remind yourself of the love that you already are, because when you connect to and feel this in your heart you are then able to share it with the world.
Going Deeper: How to Access the Healing Properties of Rose Quartz With Gaia Collective
While crystals are effective on their own, to amplify their healing properties, you can create combinations with essential oils and special herbs.
If you’re feeling inspired by the metaphysical properties and meaning of Rose Quartz and you want to try it out for yourself, then you’ll definitely want to check out the GAIA Love Box. GAIA collective moon boxes are hand-picked and curated to include spiritually activating crystals, essential oil blends, and herbs to invite in a profound sense of love wherever you are needing it most in your life.
Their work reminds us to always remember: you are made of Love and you are Love itself—an essence which they clearly infuse into everything they do.
About The Authors
Meghan McDonald is the co-founder of Conscious Lifestyle Magazine. She holds a Masters degree in social psychology and has conducted award-winning research into the nature of human social behavior. Meghan loves exploring exotic destinations worldwide and learning about all things conscious, healthy, and whole.
Paula Pavlova is a dedicated yogi, focused and committed to illuminating the beauty in our human experience through soulful practice. She cares deeply about offering a space for individuals to drop in and connect to their collective, sacred meaning. Paula spreads this message as an instructor of yoga, jewelry maker, writer, and artist. Paula aims to inspire others to step into the magic of their being and begin to own their destiny. She firmly believes that movement, meditation, and creation of that which sets your heart on fire, is a recipe for self realization — the fabric of universal compassion.
As a member and co-founder of GAIA Collective, Paula hopes to be a part of ever-growing community of light workers, dream weavers, and spirit seekers, planting peace across the globe. Together, we have the power to charge the world with positive intention, magnified through the frequencies of our Mother Earth, Gaia.