15 July 2009

Rose Quartz

Element: Water

Deities: Pomba Gira, Ezulie, Yemaya, Mary Magdalene

Spiritual Use: Emotional healing

Rose Quartz is a pink variety of quartz, which is the most abundant mineral found in the Earth's crust. Other varieties include Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Rutilate Quartz, Citrine and others. It is a popular stone that can be found made into all sorts of things, including jewelry.

Rose Quartz is one of the best emotional healing stones that I have found. Rose Quartz works particularly well with women who suffered severe trauma as children. I have also used it to help people recover from more recent broken hearts (divorce, betrayl, etc.). Because of its healing action on the heart, rose quartz is associated with the heart chakra. All of that being said, Rose Quartz doesn't do well with drama queens.

Suprisingly, rose quartz (a very feminine stone) works well with hematite (a very masculine stone). I believe this is because hematite provides strength while rose quartz helps to heal. Because of the male/female polarities exhibited by these two stones, they tend to balance each other out when used together. If someone is feeling emotionally off-balance (in either direction) consider carrying these two stones together for a while.

Rose Quartz is also a common ingredient in love spells. To draw love to you, I would recommend actually carrying the stone on your person, either in a bag around your neck or in your pocket.