Hi there Witchy Woo Woo’s!
I absolutely love working with crystals and my favorite are those that generate love and romance! It has been requested that I write more about crystals as well as sex magick so I thought I would combine the two. Please read my other blog on sex magick!
The premier love stone is the Rose Quartz. She is associated with clearing and healing the heart of old wounds associated with the past, allowing for the release of pains and hurts that impede receiving or sustaining love. Their gentle pink color harnesses the energy of the pink ray to bring a supportive and nourishing energy. This beautiful pink crystal has a powerful energy that resonates within both the heart chakra and the higher heart chakra, and resonates out the love energy into its surroundings. This energy will aid all those nearby by increasing the romance, peace and joy in the atmosphere.
Not only will it assist you with healing your heart of emotional pain but it also has many uses healing the body of physical ailments of the heart and thymus. Rose Quartz has an energy that aids in bringing faith and hope to all in the vicinity… and this energy is well known for its action to stimulate romance in your life.
In early Britain, the humble folk named rose quartz pebbles “star-stones” and were constantly sought for their curative properties. Nine star-stones collected from a running brook, boiled in a quart of water from the same brook, would impart their curing power to the water, which was given to the patient for nine successive mornings. In the Shetland Islands quartz pebbles were said to cure sterility; they were collected by women and thrown into a pool wherein they washed their feet. In Persian folk practice quartz crystals are sometimes put on babies to ensure their getting enough mother’s milk.
Thee Gods and Goddesses of Rose Quartz
Goddesses Freyja, Hathor, Shekinah, Mother Mary, Isis and Aphrodite are Venusian love Goddesses that lend their energy to this sacred love stone. One legend says that Cupid and Eros brought rose quartz to earth in hopes that its beautiful pink color would arouse love and desire among people.
In another legend, Adonis, the lover of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, was attacked by Ares (the god of War) who came in the form of a boar. Aphrodite rushed to save him and caught herself on a briar bush. Their mingled blood stained the white quartz to a pink. Zeus took pity on them and restored Adonis to Aphrodite for six months of the year. Because of this myth, this stone has become a symbol of reconciliation in love.
It is written that the Egyptian goddess Isis searched for river-tumbled rose quartz to use on her face. She would rub the stones in an upward motion over her cheeks and around her eyes because she found this helped keep and restore her beauty. Her beauty ritual, insight and knowledge has been passed on through the years among Egyptian women. Rose Quartz is associated in modern ritual with Isis – an astrologer dropped a piece of this stone into the water that surrounded Isis’s temple at Philae in Upper Egypt as a way of keeping contact with the location when she returned home.
The Isis Temple is one of many prominent buttes in the central region of the Grand Canyon created by millions of years of wind and water erosion. It’s colors tuned by the whimsy of sun and cloud, and are filled with seams upon seams of dull rose quartz.
In Ancient Egypt, before there was Isis there was Hathor, the seven fold spirit Goddess of love, the rainbow, hope, dance, passion, romance, rebirth and sustenance. She is the original Goddess that also predates Shekinah, Holy Spirit and Yemaya. These Goddesses became symbolic with Rose Quartz among many other love stones such as peridot, emerald, ruby, jade, malachite and lodestone. They also have wonderful Faery energy as well!
Composite of Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz, a silicon dioxide crystal, is one of the most common varieties of the Quartz family. It usually occurs in massive form, though it sometimes grows in clusters of small prismatic crystals. It varies in clarity from opaque to translucent to a foggy transparency. Some specimens contain traces of Rutile within the stone which creates six-rayed stars when polished into cabochons or spheres As quartz crystals are profound amplifiers of energy, it is used to help kindle happiness, love, romantic feelings and sensuality.
Quartz was in common use among the North American Indian centuries before the white man came among them. Arrowheads, knives, and ornaments of quartz have been found in the investigated mounds. Quartz crystals surmounting ceremonial wands have been unearthed in Southern California.. The Cherokee used them for divining stones. In Ife (West Africa) there are still ceremonial stools carved from a solid piece of quartz.
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, so it is great to inspire sexual creativity!
Well I hope you enjoyed my little magickal adventure into Rose Quartz!
Moonbeam Dreams and Rainbow Kisses,