In honor or Valentine's Day our Featured Crystal this week is Rose Quartz
The quintessential stone of love: for ourselves, our lovers, our families, the Earth, the Divine. It activates the heart chakra, helping to heal wounds and create trust, self-esteem, self-forgiveness, and compassion, and releasing anger, fear, and resentment, so that we can live lives of joy and longevity.
Through this stone, we emanate love, which in turn draws love to us. It is excellent for jump-starting romance.
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.