Rose Quartz Meaning & How To Use It For Healing

Rose Quartz is a powerful crystal. Humans have been attracted to its pink hues for thousands of years. I go in depth on Rose Quartz Meaning and how to use it for healing, its benefits, the different types of rose quartz, and how to program and take care of it.

Rose Quartz is the gemstone of unconditional love. It may attract love to you. If you’re in an existing relationship it will restore harmony. If you’re grieving from a broken heart or great loss, it will comfort you in grief and heal your heart. 

The loving energy of Rose Quartz can heal you from emotional turmoil and anxiety. It will teach you to love yourself, trust in yourself and see your self-worth.

Where does Rose Quartz come from?

Rose Quartz is a very common crystal and can be found in South Africa, the United States, Brazil, Japan, India and Madagascar. It’s found in masses, having no crystal faces or points.

Unlike most quartz crystals, it doesn’t come in clusters or points. It comes in masses and can be polished and tumbled into many different shapes. It’s commonly used in jewelry, tumbled into beads for rose quartz bracelets like these or made into pendants for necklaces and rings.

Rose quartz crystals range in color from a light translucent pink to a deep rosy red and sometimes a light lavender. The color of rose quartz is not entirely understood, but may be from its mineral content such as titanium, iron and manganese or microscopic fibers in the crystal.

Rose Quartz Healing

It’s known as the crystal of love, so its benefits are all connected to love and relationships with others and even the relationship you have with yourself. 

Rose Quartz For Love

Love makes life more beautiful and vibrant. It infuses you with energy and purpose.

This healing crystal is good for all the different types of love; friendship-love, family-love, romantic-love, self-love, and compassionate-love.

It can help you attract love by emitting the vibrational energy of love. When you radiate love, you attract it. It’s very effective at being a magnet, drawing love and relationships towards you. 

If you’re looking for a romantic partner, wear a Rose Quartz bracelet on your left wrist to attract love. 

Place it by your bed or in the relationship corner of your house (the southwest corner).

Saying an affirmation with your crystal can program it and tell the universe what you want. This can help you manifest love in your life. 

Rose Quartz for love affirmation: “I am open to receiving love”.

If that doesn’t resonate with you, make up your own.

Rose Quartz Meaning and how to use it for healing, its benefits, the different types of rose quartz, and how to program and take care of it.

Rose Quartz For Fertility

Trying to conceive can be a stressful time. Finding out your pregnant can be overwhelming and pregnancy itself has its own emotional and physical challenges.

It’s good for fertility and pregnancy because it surrounds you with the strong vibrations of love, calms your heart and releases feelings of fear and worry.

When you’re pregnant it can strengthen your bond with your unborn child and it can remind you to support yourself no matter how you feel that day. 

Rose Quartz Affirmations

For Fertility: “I am fertile.”

During Pregnancy: “My baby and I are healthy.” 

Rose Quartz For Stress

Use this healing crystal as a reminder to have compassion for yourself and to take care of yourself during stressful times. It can help you release tension, fear and anxiety, so you’re not going through your day a ball of nerves.

This healing crystal is very soothing. It’s loving energy helps to reduce fear and clear away emotional wounds. As a heart chakra crystal it can open the heart allowing you deep inner healing and self-love. 

Wear a bracelet or necklace to keep it close to your heart chakra. This will keep you focused and calm during the day. 

Meditate and relax by holding the crystal in your hand. Place them around your house or room for their calming effect. 

Rose Quartz Affirmation For Stress: “I feel peaceful energy all around my body. I am at peace.”

Rose Quartz Meaning and how to use it for healing, its benefits, the different types of rose quartz, and how to program and take care of it.
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Rose Quartz For Forgiveness

Rose Quartz is good for all matters of the heart including forgiveness. Whether you need to forgive yourself or a partner, it can help you have more empathy and compassion. 

Rose Quartz Affirmation For Forgiveness: “I forgive myself for any regrets that I’ve been holding on to. I release them.”

Rose Quartz For Grief

It can bring you comfort when you’re grieving a loss. It can be any type of loss; a person who passed, a miscarriage, a break-up, a job loss, or a way of life that’s changed. 

It brought me great comfort during my grief. I wore a bracelet on my left wrist and carried a heart in my pocket. It’s beautiful energy made me feel more at peace.

Rose Quartz Affirmation For Grief: “I hold onto the love and let go of the grief.”

Rose Quartz For Your Heart Chakra

The 7 chakras are energy centers that run through your body starting from the root chakra at the base of your spine all the way up to your crown chakra above the top of your head. The 7 chakras connect your physical and etheric bodies.

The physical body is made up of your skin, bones, organs, fluids, thoughts and beliefs while your etheric body is made of your energy, spirituality, emotions and your connection to the higher realms.

Each chakra is associated with specific energies, body parts and emotional, mental and spiritual issues. 

If you’re dealing with health issues in your physical body chances are the related chakra is imbalanced.

Rose quartz is a heart chakra crystal and deals with all matters of the heart, both spiritually and physically. 

The heart chakra is in the center of your chest and is associated with love and healing. Physically it affects the heart, lungs, ribs, upper back, arms, shoulders, hands, circulatory system, and breathing.

Energetically it’s associated with unconditional love, anger, forgiveness, compassion and grief.

Signs your heart chakra is imbalanced or blocked:

  • Grieving a death, broken heart or any type of loss
  • Fear of commitment
  • Trouble with giving and receiving love
  • Asthma, allergies, shoulder tightness

Signs that your heart chakra is balanced and open:

  • You give and receive love easily
  • Feelings of gratitude
  • Appreciate the people in your life and feel compassion toward them and yourself

Chakra crystals that help balance the heart chakra are green or pink such as malachite, jade, aventurine, and rose quartz.

Rose Quartz For Beauty

It’s used in many beauty products, because it’s excellent for your circulatory system and removes impurities. It’s made into crystal facial rollers and other massage tools. You can put crystals into water to make elixirs that you can spray on your skin too.

Rose Quartz Physically

  • Strengthens the heart and circulatory system. It helps detox and remove impurities.
  • Place it near your heart to help with chest and lung issues. It’s also known to aid the kidneys, adrenals, reduce vertigo and to increase fertility.
  • Wear it around your neck, on your wrists or keep it in your pocket. 

Rose Quartz And Astrology

Rose Quartz resonates with the zodiac signs of Libra and Taurus, because they’re ruled by Venus. It helps them express their Venus qualities, so they can exude love, compassion and kindness. 

Libra is also associated with the kidneys and rose quartz is good for kidney function. Libra loves to love making this the perfect crystal for complimenting Libra’s desire for romantic partnership, friendship and long-term business relationships. 

Types of Rose Quartz

Raw Rose Quartz

Raw Rose Quartz comes in masses, so it doesn’t have any crystal faces or points. Its color can range from a light pinkish white to a deep pink. It’s then tumbled, polished or shaped into various shapes, like wands, points, spheres, obelisks, or made into jewelry.

Pink Quartz

Pink Quartz is an extremely rare Rose Quartz that forms points. The pink color is not created by the same process as rose quartz, so geologists don’t really consider it Rose Quartz. They call it pink quartz instead. 

The differences between them according to the Gem Society are…

Pink quartz occurs in euhedral or regular, distinct crystal shapes with well-formed faces, whereas rose quartz occurs in anhedral or irregular, intergrown crystal shapes with less distinct faces. Pink quartz may also show greater transparency.
Pink quartz with crystal points.
Pink Quartz

Rose Quartz Shapes & Meaning


Since Rose Quartz is the love crystal, having it in the shape of a heart will reinforce its benefits. I have a heart I carry with me when I need its loving, healing energy. 


Crystal points refer to a point on one or both ends. These don’t happen naturally so they’re carved into shape. These are great for use in crystal grids because the wide end of the point gathers energy while the narrow point directs the energy. 

Grids are crystals placed in groupings of sacred geometric shapes to direct energy to an intention. You can also use points to gather and direct energy in a room or space. 


Wands are carved cylindrical shapes with a point and a flat or rounded end. They’re used in meditation practice to direct energy to chakras, they can be used in reiki to direct energy and other energy work.


Spheres are a common shape you can find crystals in. Crystals carved into a rounded shape are good for diffusing energy and harmonizing and balancing a space. 

Besides these shapes, there are many more shapes you can find it carved into. You can find them tumbled and polished, carved into animal shapes and shaped into beads for jewelry. Choose what you’re drawn to or what your intuition tells you.

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How To Use Your Rose Quartz Crystals

As I described above, it can be used for many things. It’s all about love and the heart, so it can help you attract love, find self-love, be more compassionate, empathetic and it can reduce stress and help with fertility.

What can you do to experience all of the wonderful benefits? Wear it as a bracelet, necklace or carry a piece in your pocket or purse. Keep some around your house too.  

To get more out your crystals, you can program them with an intention. This focuses its energy on helping you for a specific purpose. Here’s how. 

How To Program Your Crystals

When you program a crystal or your healing crystal jewelry you are setting an intention for it. Doing so, puts energy towards manifesting what you want making it a very powerful tool. 

Step One – Identify How You Want To Use It

First identify how you want to use your Rose Quartz. Do you want to use it to attract a partner, to increase your fertility, for stress, etc. 

Step Two – Cleanse Your Crystal

Cleanse your crystals and healing crystal jewelry with moonlight, selenite, smoke or sound.

I go into detail on how to cleanse and charge crystals in this post here.

Step Three – Program Your Rose Quartz Crystal

  1. Hold the crystal or healing crystal jewelry in your hand and picture light surrounding it.
  2. Think about what you want to use it for and imagine it. For example, if you want to use it to attract a love interest, imagine yourself blissfully in love. 
  3. When you feel ready, say out loud three times, “I program this crystal for [attracting a boyfriend/ girlfriend]”. Then wear it or place it somewhere you can see it frequently. 

Rose Quartz Crystal Intentions

If you’re not sure what to say when you program your crystal, here’s a few intentions you can use. Making up your own is just as powerful.

Rose Quartz Affirmations
  • Love: “ I am open to receiving love”
  • Stress: “I am at peace”
  • Fertility: “I am fertile”
  • During Pregnancy: My baby and I are healthy.” 
  • For Forgiveness: “I forgive myself for any regrets that I’ve been holding on to. I release them.”
  • For Grief: “I hold onto the love and let go of the grief.”

I go into more detail about programming crystals here. 

Benefits Of Wearing Rose Quartz

Wearing healing crystal jewelry has many benefits. Wearing a crystal bracelet causes it to interact with your body’s energy field, aura and/or chakras all day long.

Crystals vibrate at different energetic frequencies depending on their shape, color and what they’re made of. If we wear the crystals or place them near us or on our bodies they’re energy can have an impact on our energy field.

Wear a crystal bracelet when you want to receive love. Hold a mala during meditation to affirm what you want. 

List of Rose Quartz Benefits

  • All Kinds Of Love (giving and receiving)
  • Forgiveness
  • Kindness
  • Compassion
  • Commitment
  • Opens the heart
  • Comforts grief
  • Fertility
  • Heart Chakra
Rose Quartz Meaning and how to use it for healing, its benefits, the different types of rose quartz, and how to program and take care of it.

How To Care For Your Healing Crystal Jewelry

Caring for Rose Quartz is easy. It’s relatively durable, but there are a few things I would avoid doing to keep it in top shape. 

  • Don’t leave it out in direct sunlight or it may fade. When you’re not wearing it, place it on a selenite crystal plate to cleanse it’s energy or in a jewelry bag or box out of direct sunlight.
  • Avoid wearing it in the shower, swimming pool or hot tub. The chlorine can make it fade and the elastic on the bracelet break if you’re wearing an elastic crystal bracelet.  Also, you don’t want soap residue on it either. It can make it dull. 
  • To clean it, use a microfiber cloth and gently rub it until it shines. 
  • Cleanse and charge your crystal jewelry in the full moonlight, on a selenite plate or with cleansing smoke to keep its energy vibrating high. 

Rose quartz is one of my favorite crystals because it has a gentle, loving energy.  I keep a heart in my pocket and wear my bracelet often. 

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