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Crystals: Rose Quartz

Tumbled Rose Quartz

While Feldspar is the most abundant mineral in the Earth’s crust, quartz is the second most abundant, yet it is more commonly used than feldspar due to its piezoelectric abilities. It is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4 siliconoxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall formula SiO2. Many different varieties of quartz exist, several of which are semi-precious gemstones, like Amethyst and Citrine.  Rose quartz, which is pink in color and usually transparent, is found in South Africa, the United States, Brazil, Japan, India, and Madagascar.  The color is usually considered as due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese.

Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace and is one of the most important crystals for the heart and heart chakra.  This crystal teaches us the true essence of agape love.  It is used to purify and open the heart at all subtle energy levels, and brings deep inner healing.  Rose quartz is a perfect crystal for releasing unexpressed emotions and heartache and changing emotional conditioning that no longer serves a purpose.  Rose quartz may be utilized to strengthen the physical heart and circulatory system and helps release bodily toxins.

According to The Seven Secrets of Crystal Talismans, Rose Quartz is considered a Seeker and Simplifier crystal because of its crystalline structure.  Rose quartz’s structure helps us when we are beginning new endeavors and opportunities and achieving our goals.  The most popular type of crystal is a Seeker, because they help us find new love, new capabilities, or new ways of living.  Rose Quartz is also a Transformer because it is an oxide that becomes more stable in the presence of oxygen.  These types of crystals are utilized when we want to transform ourselves and situations, our health, and our outlook.

Archangels associated with Rose Quartz are Arial (Lion of God), Gabriel (Strength of God) , Haniel (Joy or Grace of God), Michael (Who is Like God), and Raphael ( God Heals).

Sources:

Wikipedia

The Crystal Bible, by Judy Hall

The Seven Secrets of Crystal Talismans, by Henry M. Mason

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