Crystals have been used by humans since ancient times as powerful tools for healing and balancing spiritual and physical ailments. Their use spans through many cultures, religions and healing modalities. They are powerful conduits for energy, which is why they are used so prolifically in technology but also explains their use in energy work on humans.
My 5-year old recently told me that my rose quartz necklace is an amulet. I asked her what power it had. She thought about it for a moment and responded, “friendship and love”. She’s right, that’s exactly what rose quartz is about. It is a crystal used specifically for the heart and emotional wellness. It helps heal emotional wounds, grief and trauma. It is used to open the heart to love – both giving and receiving it and encourages compassion and creativity. It is also protective of the heart and makes one feel secure and confident when around other people.
Rose quartz is a great stone to have near you while sleeping because it can protect against nightmares and inspire good dreams. It is also useful for children that experience night terrors or are afraid of the dark. For meditation or body treatments, it works to help release emotional wounds and embrace a higher vibration that is peaceful and centered on joy. Buddhist prayer beads are made with rose quartz to balance the heart chakra, the area close to your breastbone that rules emotions and self-love.
Rose quartz is also thought to prevent wrinkles which is why is was used in ancient Egyptian beauty treatments and can be found in spas all over the world. It is a stone that represents beauty.