Like the name says, rose quartz is a rose to pink quartz gemstone. Rose quartz meaning is a stone of love, warmth and compassion.
Which is used when dealing with strong feelings of love or grief. Though more often simply to be calmed when you are stressed.
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Rose Quartz Meaning
Rose quartz stones are closely associated to everything dealing with the heart. Often it is placed under a pillow by a married couple to help deal with problems in the relationship, or to simply keep the marriage a happy one.
As a stone of the heart it helps dealing with powerful feelings. Not just feelings of love, but also when feeling stressed or dealing with grief. A small quartz crystal can be carried in your wallet or placed in your house to use as a calming stone.
Because rose quartz is the stone of love it can make you feel loved and give you a greater sense of self-worth. This soft pink gemstone is regularly used to preserve beauty as it can preserve and rejuvenate the skin.
It’s astrological signs are Libra and Taurus and its main chakra is the heart. Though not officially a birthstone it is often used as the birthstone for October. As the birthstone color of October is multi-color or pink.
Rose Quartz Meaning: Legends and Myths
A legend says that Cupid and/or Eros brought pink quartz stones to earth, hoping that it would spread love, warmth and passion.
Another myth mentions that when Adonis was attacked by Ares, God of War, his lover Aphrodite tried to help him.
On her way she caught herself on a thorny bush and when she finally arrived it was already too late, Adonis had died. Their blood mingled and the white quartz in the area was stained to a pink color.
Zeus felt pity for them both, and every year he would restore Adonis to life for half a year.
Rose Quartz Healing Properties
As a gemstone of the heart, rose quartz benefits are mostly centered around it. It benefits the heart, the circulation of blood and the blood itself. However mostly it is used to calm people, reducing stress and anxiety.
Disclaimer: Rose quartz should not be used instead of regular medical treatment, but in addition to treatments. Always seek professional help when dealing with health related problems.