Alternative Names: None
Origin: Notably Brazil
Mineral Species: Quartz
Mineral Group: Oxides
Chemical Formula: SiO2
Crystal System: Trigonal
Colour: Pale to dark rose pink
Typical Appearance: Usually massive crystalline, rarely as individual crystals.
Birthstone: Taurus and Libra
Chakra Alignment: Heart
Origin of Name & Mythology: Named for its rose pink colour.
Usually available in rough chunks or polished pieces, as it rarely forms defined crystals. The colouration is due to the presence of titanium, and polished rose quartz often displays a chatoyancy (cat’s eye) effect, or asterism (6-pointed star), created by included microscopic titanium crystals.
Rose Quartz aligns with the Heart Chakra, governing the emotions, especially love, and is known as the “love stone”. It can be used to nurture, attract love, promote self-acceptance or, on a more spiritual level, love of whatever you hold sacred or Divine. It is extremely supportive for the broken-hearted or recently bereaved, as well as strengthening the bond between mother and newborn.
In addition, this wonderful crystal has a deadening effect on energy vortices caused by underground water, and can dampen electromagnetic stress, so it is beneficial to keep some near your computer monitor or television.
Carry or wear it, particularly near the heart and keep some by your bed.