Crystal of the Month - May 2021

Hello all, and welcome back to the blog! We hope you are just as excited as we are to disucss this month's special crystal, Rose Quartz! Listed below are a few quick facts about this lovely stone.

Rose Quartz


Color: Soft Rosey Pink

Zodiac: Taurus

Planet: Venus

Chakra: Heart

Benefit: Unconditional love and healing

Number: 7

Crystal system: Trigonal



Rose Quartz originates from Quartz, the most abundant single mineral on earth! Although, you may be wondering how this crystal differs from quartz itself, right? Well, most of the time rose quartz is formed in larger quantities, but is eventually broken down for distribution purposes.


Most rose quartz is formed similarly to quartz itself through magma crystallization, where it can form larger in size; but it can also be formed and found in hydrothermal veins (ex: hot springs/geysers) throughout the earths crust.


With this you may be wondering how quartz and rose quartz differ then, right? From what we can see, the only difference comes down to the color of the crystal, but this color distinction is actually very important and is what makes this crystal so unique! The presence of minerals like manganese, titanium, iron and a little something called dididumortierite (delicate fibers of borosilicateis), affects the stones color, vibration, and distinction from other stones, and therefore produces rose quartz.


Rose Quartz is known as the stone of unconditional love because of its ability to attract love, compassion, and kindness. This stone can also help one to better love themselves by building confidence, self-love, and acceptance within ourselves! According to Juliette Thorbury's, The Crystal Fix, rose Quartz's healing properties consist of love, healing, peace, rejuvenation, and harmony.


Rose quartz is the most important crystal for healing the heart and the heart chakra according to Judy Hall's, The Encyclopedia of Crystals. Since it is known to be the finest emotional healer, rose quartz aides in releasing unexpressed emotions and heartache that no longer serves us. With this power, we can then reopen our hearts to become more receptive to the abundance of love that this crystal so effortlessly attracts.


One of the best things about this stone is that it can be utilized in many different ways. Whether its carrying a raw crystal form with you wherever you go, or by even adding jewlery that contains rose quartz to your collection! Either way, by wearing and/or carrying this special crystal, you will never stop those loving energies from flowing your way! Rose quartz wands are also great for energy healing and can aide in drawing out any emotional stress, and help to stabilize the heart chakra.


Rose quartz comes in many shapes and forms. Here at SoderWorld, we even have a variety of options to choose from thanks to our lovely friends at Guardians of Nature! In our retail area, we have a variety of rose quartz crystals, in raw form $3, as crystal pendants $10, crystal hearts $10, and heart pendants! We even have an absolutely breathtaking larger form of the stone in stock which can be purchased for a retail price of $50! If this stone is calling out to you, be sure to visit us and pick one up for yourself!



Sources:

Hall, J. (2013). The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded. In The Encyclopedia of Crystals, Revised and Expanded (p. 157 & 190). Beverley, MA: Fair Winds.


Rose Quartz meaning, origin and benefits. Moon Magic. (2020, January 23). https://moonmagic.com/blogs/news/rose-quartz-meaning.


Simmons, R. (2007). The book of stones: What they are & what they teach. In The book of stones: What they are & what they teach (pp. 6-7). Berkley, CA: Heaven and Earth Pub.


THORNBURY, J. (2020). CRYSTAL fix: Healing crystals for the modern home. In CRYSTAL FIX: Healing crystals for the modern home. WHITE LION PUB.



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