I have discovered the supportive properties of rocks. I am getting pretty into this and my home is starting to look like a geologist lives there. In the metaphysical realm rose quartz is associated with our Heart Chakra - it soothes and calms while it uplifts your spirits. It clears away any negative energy and replaces it with love energy. It's been said it can ease guilt, re-new hope, foster empathy, reconciliation, lower stress, clear anger, balance emotion, improve sleep, promote compassion, fuel forgiveness...all good stuff that brings the heart peace. For me it's a physical reminder to act from a place of love as much as possible. Plus, it is really pretty to look at. Hard to paint all the subtle shades of pale pink - I gave it my best shot.
I bought this from a rock specimen seller on eBay, and this Madagascar (supposedly THE place with the best energy charge) rose quartz has really had a happy effect on me. I am looking forward to the next new moon (May 14) when after a salt bath my growing collection of crystals and rocks will sit outside to absorb the universes' special energy. By that time my collection should be pretty rad as I have eBay'd an 'intensifier' (that should be interesting) and more rose quartz among other really cool stuff.
p/s everyday is earth day... ... . .