Friday, March 1, 2013

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz(Rhodochrosite)

Rose quartz is a type of quartz which exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue. The color is usually considered as due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese, in the massive material. Some rose quartz contains microscopic rutile needles which produces an asterism in transmitted light. Recent X-ray diffraction studies suggest that the color is due to thin microscopic fibers of possibly dumortierite within the massive quartz.[10]
In crystal form (rarely found) it is called pink quartz and its color is thought to be caused by trace amounts of phosphate or aluminium. The color in crystals is apparently photosensitive and subject to fading. The first crystals were found in a pegmatite found near Rumford, Maine, USA, but most crystals on the market come from Minas Gerais, Brazil.[11]
Rose quartz is not popular as a gem – it is generally too clouded by impurities to be suitable for that purpose. Rose quartz is more often carved into figures such as people or hearts. Hearts are commonly found because rose quartz is pink and an affordable mineral.
Deposits have been found in Madagascar, India, Japan and Brazil, as well as in South Africa and South Dakota in the USA.
Rose quartz crystal colors range from very pale pink through to deep pink, and all have that wonderful loving vibration.
There are not a lot of quartz formations that this stone naturally occurs in. It is less often available as crystals... and is more commonly found in the massive form.
It may be translucent or transparent, although most pieces are fairly opaque. All colors and types have excellent healing qualities. There is also a variety called Strawberry Rose Quartz, and many of these are deeper colored stones... as well as some lighter very beautiful orangey pink stones.

Scientific Properties:

Mohs Hardness of 4 with a trigonal crystal structure.

The pink color of Rose Quartz (Rhodochrosite) is caused by the element manganese and it is formed when manganese is dissolved by ground water and combines with a carbonate material and then drips off the ceiling of caves and crevices deep underground. It is found in Argentina, Peru, and Montana, U.S.

Ranges from light red to rose red to pink, often with black spots and veins. The name is derived from the Greek word "rhodon" (pink) and "chros" (color). It is referred to as the Inca Rose by the Incas who believed the blood of their rulers turned into this stone.

Mystical Properties:

Healing, comfort, harmony and friendship. Rose quartz  promotes smooth energy flow, emotional expressiveness, kindness, tolerance, compassion and self-love.

It helps us live our spiritual beliefs, it facilitates the balancing of the emotional process such that the attunement to the higher self may be attained, and one's awareness and spirituality can be enhanced.

Rose quartz is the ultimate stone in helping your soul reach it's highest level. It will assist in the attainment of the solution to the puzzling concept relating to the contradiction of the duality of nature and the soul.

It further will assist in the acceleration of the expansion of the consciousness to both understand and initiate the practice of intensive relaxation, acceptance and balancing.

It removes tendencies toward avoidance or denial, and helps one to be more willing to accept and integrate new information while maintaining a clarity of intellect of the information already attained.

Healing Properties:

Rose quartz (Rhodochrosite )is known to stabilize the blood pressure and circulation and is used in the treatment of hardening and narrowing of the arteries. Which is what makes it such a great remedy against chronic migraines, but treatment must be prolonged over an adequate amount of time. For a cute attacks, a stone may be place on the site of the pain and the back of the head and left until the pain has abated.
Rose Quartz is used in healing to benefit the heart, the circulatory system,
fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus
problems, throat problems, depression, addictions, ear aches, slowing signs
of aging, reducing wrinkles, spleen problems, fibromyalgia, and weight loss.

Rose Quartz is also said to boost self esteem making it easier for one to
come to terms with past traumas or even childhood issues. It brings about
understanding and self love through these methods and is very helpful for
those that seek to release some of these old things that are no longer serving
their highest good.

Magical Properties:

Energy: Projective
Element: Fire
Powers: Energy, peace and love

This gentle pink stone has an incredible duality. It is worn to lend extra energy during times of extreme physical activity, but it is also soothing to the emotions and the body, de-stressing it.

You might wear a Rose quartz when extra physical energy is needed, but you may also use it in a bath to relax and de-stress. While this may seem unusual, remember that it is your empowering of the gemstone that fine tunes it to your magical need.


Associations: Mars

Not a Traditional Birthstone for any Month.

Stone of Leo and Scorpio, to dream of Rose quartz symbolizes and unresolved emotional issue that is troubling you.

Chakra Classification:

Rose quartz energizes and cleanses the base, sacral and heart chakras, as well as balancing the mental and emotional processes. Gentle, yet probably the most vibrant loving stone to heal the Heart Chakra, especially for giving and/or receiving love.

Being associated with the lower three chakras, (1st, or Root/Base Chakra,, 2nd, or Sacral/Navel Chakra and 3rd, or Solar Plexus Chakra) this stone can be used to clear away unresolved emotional issues which have created troublesome blockages. In doing so, it may also help you discover your purpose in life.

It can magnetize, strengthen and then hold the energy field around the wearer or an area. Rose quartz has a strong effect on intuition and creativity, enhancing the dream state


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