Thursday, February 12, 2015

Madame Z's Corner - Rose Quartz

Madame Z provides monthly posts featuring a different healing stone each month. She gathers her info from many different sources including the books: The Pocket Book of Stones; The Way of the Green Witch; Healing Crystals and Gemstones; The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones; and Grimoire for a Green Witch; the websites: That Crystal Site; Wings of Spirit; and Healing Crystals for You; as well as relying on personal experience. Healing stones are not a substitute for medical treatment. Anyone with serious medical or emotional issues should consult with a health care professional. When purchasing a healing stone, it is best to buy the stone you are drawn to. Healing stones should be cleansed and charged periodically. We cleanse our personal stones at least once a month, and sometimes more often if we feel they need it. Cleansing can be accomplished by holding the stone in a stream of water. A natural stream is best, but since most of us do not have access to one, filtered water is a good substitute. Some stones should not be placed in water. These stones can be placed in dirt or smudged with white sage. To recharge the stones, place in a sunny window or in moonlight for a few hours.

Our February spotlight stone is the beautiful love stone, Rose Quartz. Legend has it, Eros brought rose quartz to Earth hoping to arouse love among the people. 

Rose quartz is believed to help one attract romance, love, and even their soul mate. Considered a beneficial stone for grief, it is thought to bring a feeling of comfort and unconditional love towards yourself and others. Rose Quartz is believed to bring compassionate feelings, to heal the heart of negative emotions, to re-awaken trust, and to cleanse the aura. A protective stone, it is also thought to help one release stress, dissolve anger, and to calm fear. Rose Quartz is even believed to boost self-esteem and to transform negative energy to positive.

Physically, Rose Quartz is considered effective against radiation- placing it next to a computer is believed to prevent headaches and eye strain. It is also thought to improve sleep quality when placed next to the bed. Fittingly for a love stone, it is believed to increase sexuality and fertility. This beautiful stone is considered helpful in stimulating circulation, and in relieving the pain of shingles and fibromyalgia, too.

Magickally, rose quartz is associated with peace, love, and comfort.

Rose Quartz is a heart chakra stone, believed to help one connect their earth bound existence with their higher, spiritual self. Quartz stones in general, including rose, are thought to amplify and store energy.

Our personal experience with rose quartz energy is of a calming and loving stone. We also experience a feeling of being grounded when in contact with this stone.

Rose Quartz should be cleansed with warm water and charged by moonlight. All quartz will fade over time if exposed to sunlight.
Fading is believed to cause a stone's power to decrease. The energy of rose quartz is thought to be so powerful that it can be felt just by placing in a room.

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