Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pink Quartz / Rose Quartz Healing Properties

Pink Quartz / Rose Quartz

The fair and lovely Rose Quartz, with its gentle pink essence, is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a Divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfillment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others.

Called the Heart Stone, Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token and is still an important talisman of relationships. It is quite effective in attracting new love, romance and intimacy, or in developing a closer bond with family or friends. It supports connection within groups and community, and carries a high spiritual attunement to the Earth, Universe, and the Divine.

Rose Quartz also inspires the love of beauty, in self and others, in nature, and especially that which stimulates the imagination - art, music and the written word.

Rose Quartz, a silicon dioxide crystal, is one of the most common varieties of the Quartz family. Its name is derived from its soft rose color, which ranges from very pale pink to deep reddish-pink. It usually occurs in massive form, though it sometimes grows in clusters of small prismatic crystals. It varies in clarity from opaque to translucent to a foggy transparency. Some specimens contain traces of Rutile within the stone which creates six-rayed stars when polished into cabochons or spheres.

Rose Quartz is also called Pink Quartz or Hyaline Quartz, from the Greek hyalos, meaning "glass," and was referred to in antiquity as a Bohemian or Silesian Ruby. 

Uses and Purposes
Rose Quartz is a mothering crystal, inspiring nurturing of the self if one has lost their own mother. It promotes bonding and is a good stone to place on the stomach during pregnancy, and to take to the hospital to be near the baby during birth. It is also soothing in the days to follow. Placing baby milk or food within a circle of Rose Quartz for a few minutes helps ease colic or feeding difficulties.

To call in love or strengthen a romantic relationship, place pink roses and twin Rose Quartz hearts on a private love altar and light pink candles, or enclose a photo of yourself and a lover within a heart shape of tiny Rose Quartz crystals.  Rose Quartz may also be placed by the bed or in the relationship corner of the home to restore trust and harmony, and encourage unconditional love. As a stone of love, tenderness and sensuality, Rose Quartz is a powerful aphrodisiac, stimulating sensual imagination.

Rose Quartz is a wonderful sleep crystal for adults and children, providing beautiful dreams as well as preventing nightmares or night terrors. It also helps children to not be afraid of the dark.

Rose Quartz is a calming and reassuring crystal, excellent for use in trauma or crisis, including the emotional upheaval of mid-life crisis. It strengthens empathy, sensitivity, and aids in the acceptance of necessary change. It is also an excellent stone for comforting grief.

A large piece of unpolished Rose Quartz in the workplace provides ongoing protection against intrusion and gossip. It is also a professional support stone for beauty consultants. 

Physical Healing Energy
Rose Quartz may be used to sooth burns and reduce blistering if rubbed lightly with a polished stone or used as an elixir. It may also be beneficial in diminishing the appearance of unsightly scars. Use as an elixir to clear the skin, reduce wrinkles and promote a soft complexion.

Rose Quartz stimulates the proper functioning of the heart and circulatory system. It aids in relieving tension and stress, palpitations or skipped beats, and may stabilize irregular heart rhythm. It is ideal for premature babies or young children with heart weakness or disease, or anyone who needs a stronger, more stable heart.

This stone is used to clear fluids in the cells of the body and promote the release of impurities. It assists in healing the kidneys and adrenals, and placed on the thymus aids chest and lung problems, relieving coughs and soothing bronchial areas. It has also been used in treating vertigo.

Rose Quartz is especially supportive of the female reproductive system, the genitals and for increase in fertility. It assists in alleviating sexual difficulties, post-partum depression, and is thought to help mothers heal after complicated births.

Emotional Healing Energy
The soft pink emanations of Rose Quartz comforts and heals any wounds the heart has suffered, penetrating the inner chambers of the Heart Chakra where emotional experiences are recorded and stored. It dissolves the sorrows, worries, fears and resentments suppressing the heart's ability to give and receive love, and replaces it with healing, comfort and inner nourishment. A deep sense of personal fulfillment and energy forms a new foundation where inner peace and contentment can become a personal reality.

Rose Quartz is also a stone for those unable to experience the joy of living because of never having had love given to them, possibly missing the love and nurturing as a child that is vital for the development of security and a positive self image. Rose Quartz is the healer for these internal wounds, erasing the primal imprints and reprogramming the heart to accept the infinite source of love that comes from within the self. Only after learning to give love to the self is it possible to truly love others.

Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy
Pink Rose Quartz is the most important crystal of the heart and the Heart Chakra, teaching the true essence of love, and purifying and opening the heart at all levels.

The Heart Chakra is located near the center of the breastbone and regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment, and helps us in understanding our own needs and emotions clearly. We can deal with the ebbs and flows of emotional relationships, understand their cyclic nature, and accept the changes.

Rose Quartz also balances the yin-yang energy, and can bring all the other chakras into harmony and unity with the Heart. With the power of its light red rays, Rose Quartz gently stimulates the Base Chakra to help rejuvenate the physical body.

 Spiritual Energy
Rose Quartz is feminine in tone and one of the stones of the Great Mother. It not only activates the human Heart Chakra, it also links with the heart of the Earth and the heart of the Universe.

Its vibrations can penetrate down to the cellular level and reprogram cells for joy and longevity rather than despair and death. It encourages the dissolution of anger and resentment, fear and suspicion, and brings the Light of healing, the rebirth of hope and faith in the benevolence of the Universe.

Color Energy
Light red, or Pink Rose Quartz brings the energy rays of determination, commitment, and caring. Its soothing color calms feelings of anger or resentment, and can aid efforts to meditate and reflect. Pink is the color of new love, new romance and new relationships. It increases developing sensuality, and can help overcome heartache, aiding in the improvement of our caring and loving abilities.

Meditation with Rose Quartz
Meditating with Rose Quartz assists one in reaching a resonance with the frequency of compassion, releasing emotional patterns that hold one back, and allows for embracing higher and finer frequencies of Light.

Rose Quartz is a common meditation stone used by women. It aids in efforts to understand and foster loving relationships and to bring a gentle energy to one's day.

You may like the other post for cleaning of crystals:
•    How to clean the crystals

 For purchasing any products:
•    Rose Quartz / Pink Quartz products 

The above details about the crystal stones is taken from the different varieties of crystals books such as :
Author Judy Hall  - Crystal Bible 1, 2, 3
Author Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian - The Book of Stones
Author Katrina Raphaell - Crystal Enlightenment
Author Cassandra Eason - The New Crystal Bible
Author Dorothee L. Mella - Stone Power II
Author Michael Gienger - Healing Crystals
As I love the crystal and so I keep wonderful collection of crystal related books and taken from that.

Difference between Quartz, Jasper, Agate and Chalcedony

Difference between Quartz, Jasper, Agate and Chalcedony?

Many people wonder what the difference is between quartz, jasper, agate and chalcedony.

If you read about the gem materials used for working in mines and rock tumbling, you will encounter three names over and over again. These are “agate,” “jasper” and “chalcedony.” These names are often misunderstood and often used incorrectly.

With a little knowledge you can use these names correctly for most specimens. However, some specimens can be difficult or impossible to name correctly with these terms if you must rely only on visual inspection of the material. 

Here you go..........

Comprised of silica (SiO2), there are two major types of quartz: macrocrystalline, meaning the “large crystal”, and cryptocrystalline, meaning the crystals are too small to be seen, even through a microscope.  Varieties of quartz include chalcedony, agate, jasper, clear quartz, rose quartz, smokey quartz, amethyst, citrine, plus many others.

Quartz is one of the most common minerals in the earth’s crust.  It absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy.  Quartz also cleanses, raises energies, aids in concentration, and unlocks memory.

One major variety of cryptocrystalline quartz is chalcedony, a generic term for cryptocrystalline quartz.  Chalcedony includes any cryptocrystalline quartz, although it is only generally used for white or lightly colored material.

Chalcedony is a generic name given to any material that is composed of microcrystalline quartz. Agate and jasper are both varieties of chalcedony.

Chalcedony is a very hard material. It has a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. It breaks with a conchoidal fracture, and freshly broken pieces have a very smooth, non-granular texture and a waxy to vitreous luster. These characteristics enable chalcedony to be cut and polished into a bright, durable gemstone.

Chalcedony promotes brotherhood and good will by bringing the mind, body, emotions, and spirit into harmony. 

Chalcedony also absorbs and dissipates negative energy.  Having a glossy to waxy luster, chalcedony is a transparent to translucent or opaque mineral.

The various colors of chalcedony contain additional healing benefits.  Chalcedony includes carnelian (sard), chrysoprase, agate, bloodstone, jasper, petrified wood, and many others.  When chalcedony is concentrically banded, it is called by the sub-variety name agate.

Agate is a translucent banded chalcedony. Agate is a translucent to semitransparent chalcedony. If you have a piece that is semitransparent you will be able to hold a very thin piece up and see distorted or foggy images through it. If you hold a translucent piece up to a source of light you will see a small amount of light passing through the thin edges. If you hold it up to the light and pass your hand between the material and the source of light, your hand will block the light passing through the material.

Agates are excellent grounding stones, promoting emotional, physical, and intellectual balance. Agates often have a banded or irregular, variegated appearance. The bands may be wavy or parallel, depending on the differences in mineral formation. Sometimes the banding is larger than the crystal and the banding lines are not visible as with carnelian where although it is an agate, the banding is not visible.

Another sub-variety of chalcedony is opaque quartz termed jasper. Jasper is an opaque variety of chalcedony. Neither light nor images pass through.

Microcrystalline quartz in its pure form is semitransparent. When a small amount of impurities or other mixtures of materials are added, the color of the microcrystalline quartz changes and its ability to transmit light decreases. Jasper contains enough impurities and other mixtures of material to render it opaque.

Jaspers can also be banded or striated, depending on the formation, and are usually red, yellow, green, brown, or a mixture of these colors.  Jasper sustains and supports during stressful times, all the while bringing a sense of tranquility and wholeness.  Various colors of jasper contain additional metaphysical properties.

The Difference Between Agate and Jasper
The primary difference between agate and jasper is in their diaphaneity. The word “diaphaneity” is used to describe “how easily light passes through a material.” There are three general levels of diaphaneity. They are, from highest to lowest:
  • Transparent (light and images pass through) 
  • Translucent (light passes through)
  • Opaque (no light passes through)
The real difference between jasper and agate is the amount of impurities and other mixtures of material contained with a specimen.  
Some examples of macrocrystalline quartz are clear quartz, smokey quartz, amethyst and citrine points.  These crystals sometimes form in cryptocrystalline or “massive” formations where the crystals are too small to be seen, however when they occur as singular crystal points or are found in clusters, these are examples of macrocrystalline quartz. 

Clear Quartz is the stone of power and can help to amplify any energy or intention.  The Sacred Geometry of a naturally formed 6-sided clear quartz point contributes the the ability of clear quartz to amplify any vibration or intention.

The above details about the crystal stones is taken from the different varieties of crystals books such as :
Author Judy Hall  - Crystal Bible 1, 2, 3
Author Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian - The Book of Stones
Author Katrina Raphaell - Crystal Enlightenment
Author Cassandra Eason - The New Crystal Bible
Author Dorothee L. Mella - Stone Power II
Author Michael Gienger - Healing Crystals
As I love the crystal and so I keep wonderful collection of crystal related books and taken from that.