Rose Quartz — How Can I Use it to Attract Love?
Rose Quartz is the crystal which is mainly associated with the heart chakra. There are seven chakras in the human body beginning at the tail of the body (root chakra) and rising up through the spine to the top of the head (crown chakra). Chakras are vortexes of spinning energy which keep us feeling balanced and emotionally well. When these vortexes get clogged or blocked with negative energy they can slow down which leaves us feeling out of balance and can often lead to illness. The heart chakra is the fourth chakra and is located directly in the middle of the chest and is associated with feelings of emotion.
Rose Quartz is a member of the quartz family and is found mostly in chunk form in Brazil, Madagascar, USA, Austria, India, China, Chile and Spain. It has a harness of 7 on the Moh’s hardness scale (talc having a hardness of one and diamond having a hardness of ten) which means that although it is strong enough to scratch glass, it can also get chipped if not taken care of so it is recommended that you store your quartz in a soft cloth or bag when not using it. It is also photosensitive so storing it out of direct sunlight is also recommended
When you first acquire your Rose Quartz it is strongly advised that you cleanse it first to clear it of any previous handling or negative energy. There are various ways to cleanse different crystals but the way recommended for Rose Quartz is to run it under a tap or through running water (such as a clear stream) and visualise all negative energy being washed away. You can also cleanse your quartz by leaving it on the windowsill under the light of the moon (a full moon is best). Or you could also pass it through smudge smoke to purify it. It is also advisable to cleanse your Rose Quartz after using it to disperse any negativity it has picked up during use.
Being the stone most associated with the heart, it comes as no surprise that Rose Quartz can help promote feelings of love (including self love), it can help heal past traumas including childhood traumas, it can comfort with feelings of loss or with help draw love towards you and as it can help promote feelings of inner balance and peace, it is the ideal meditation stone.
Some practical uses of the stone are:
Lie on your back with a piece of your quartz located on the centre of your chest just above the heart. Close your eyes and relax. Imagine your heart opening to be filled with love. Breathe deeply and with every breathe out, imagine all negativity and stress leaving you and being replaced with pure love on your in breath. Although Rose Quartz is a gentle healer, it can also heal deeply so you may experience tears as you finally let go of past traumas and heal yourself.
It can help promote a restful nights sleep by putting it under your pillow at bedtime. If you are using it to help a restless baby, the please put the stone under the baby’s mattress to keep it out of reach of curious fingers and open mouths.
Rose Quartz spheres can help store love so keeping one at the side of your bed to spice things up a little is another option!
Rose Quartz wands can help to focus and direct the healing energy of the crystal.
Dropping a cleansed Rose Quartz into your bath can help with a restful nights sleep.