Love, emotional healing, romance, compassion
Rose quartz is a gemstone of unconditional love. This gemstone has a definite feminine energy to it that is both powerful and yet gentle. Rose quartz enhances love energy including love of self, friendships, siblings, children and of course, attracts love of the romantic type. It's feminine energy offers potent protection (much like a mother) especially to women during pregnancy and childbirth and to children.
Rose quartz is an excellent healer for emotional issues. It encourages the empowering energy of gratitude, forgiveness, kindness, compassion and acceptance. It brings happiness and has a calming effect. I like to gift someone who is grieving over the loss of a loved one with rose quartz.
Rose quartz can calm and clear negative emotions like anger, jealousy and resentment. It helps overcome a difficult childhood or past emotional traumas. I have a friend who counsels troubled teens. He has the family members all touch a large rose quartz during the session.
Rose quartz is useful in gemstone magic to attract love or to heal troubled relationships (platonic or romantic in nature). It can also be used for spells for emotional healing or to bring a sense of peace. Rose quartz can be used to energize the heart chakra.