There are a number of legends surrounding rose quartz and its powers of love and reconciliation. In one Greek legend, Adonis, who was Aphrodite’s lover, was attacked by Ares while he was in the shape of a wild boar. Aphrodite, fearing for her lover, ran to his aid and in the process caught herself upon a briar bush. Her blood mingled with Adonis’ and together it stained the white quartz pink. Later Zeus took pity on them and brought Adonis back for six months every year, thus helping rose quartz become a symbol of love renewed. In another Greek tale, Cupid and Eros brought rose quartz to humankind in hopes that its gorgeous pink color would inspire love and desire in mortals. In an Egyptian legend, Isis used rose quartz to maintain her divine youth and beauty. It has been reported that facial masks made of rose quartz have been found in the tombs of ancient Egypt, and it is believed that the ancients felt rose quartz would keep their complexions clear and prevent wrinkles. Rose quartz was also revered by ancient Tibetan and Chinese cultures, and some believe that this stone has been used as a token of love as early as 600 BC.
Rose quartz is a love stone. It is famous for attracting and keeping love, not just from others, but for oneself by oneself. It inspires compassion and appreciation, but it is also said to be beneficial in helping you heal your heart after loss or emotional anguish. It promotes unconditional love, and creates harmony in relationships already established. It is reported to work on the heart, opening your heart to love and giving you an outlet for expressing your emotions.
Rose quartz is said to be very calming, reducing stress and tension that might prevent us from being able to love fully. It promotes compassion for our own selves, which in turn assists us in feeling compassion for others. It will help you learn to trust yourself, trust in your self worth, and boost your self-confidence. Understanding your self-worth is an important step in knowing you are worthy of being loved.
If married or already in a relationship, try placing a piece of rose quartz under your pillow. See what happens. Some say this stone will stimulate sexual imagination.
Rose quartz is great for families, assisting in keeping all family members in ease with each other. It’s also said that it helps ease pregnancy and childbirth. On the other end of life experiences, it is said that rose quartz is beneficial to ease the transition when it’s the soul’s time to leave a dying body, helping surround the person in unconditional love and pillow them with gentleness. Rose quartz is also helpful for those left grieving, as its emotional healing powers offer great comfort.