The Power of Rose Quartz and Amethyst
With so many different variations of stones, why is it that so often we come back to the rose quartz and the amethyst? Perhaps it’s because they’re so abundant...but then again, why are they so abundant? It may be because they’re relatively inexpensive, but we think it’s because of their amazing and useful properties, as well as their beauty.
Amethyst - The Purple Wonder
Amethyst has long captivated people’s attention with its deep purple hues, but what’s really kept it around is the calm that comes with it. It has been used by royalty and peasants alike, and no matter the owner, it always brings a balance to life when the mind is ill at ease.
Before it became possible to create amethyst in the laboratory, it was highly prized in the ancient world both financially and spiritually. It has remained relevant because of its powerful effects on the mind. It can boost intellectual thought and performance, which is a trait that has become especially important for success in the western world. Of course, it’s not the only important property of amethyst. Its mental boost can help in psychic effects as well, due to your inevitable increase in emotional intelligence.
According to ancient Greek lore, the amethyst is said to have gained its color when Dionysus, the god of winemaking, poured his signature drink upon it. It was imbued with the power to extract alcohol, hence its name meaning “not intoxicated”.
This doesn’t mean you can cover yourself in amethyst and drink to your heart’s content. However, keeping some with you may steer your mind away from the drink. It will also keep your mind from being intoxicated by the woes of modern life.
Rose Quartz - The Lover’s Stone
Much like amethyst, rose quartz is readily available. They’re both part of the quartz family, so their properties are complementary, though unique. It is quite beautiful, though in a more subtle way to amethyst. Its soft pink brings lightness and calm, which makes it a great compliment to the powerful calming and centering abilities of the amethyst. However, calming is a secondary property of the rose quartz. Its main gig is love.
If you are looking to set the mood with your partner, keep a few of these around the bedroom. It can be quite stimulating, both mentally and sensually. It can put you in the mood even when the struggle of life pushes it away. It has been used in romantic rituals and ceremonies for centuries, so it may just do it for you too.
Romance is beautiful, but it is not the only form of love. The rose quartz does not discriminate. It is also great for any loving relationship, whether it be siblings, parent and child, or friends. It can balance the love in a home through strategic placement, and can bring the love of unity out in our minds. It can even be effective in the workplace, where oftentimes animosity can creep in over time. The rose quartz will help to quell this negativity.
The Test of Time
These crystals have been around for millenia, and for good reason. They will serve you well in day-to-day happiness in all aspects of life. Be sure to use them whenever you are feeling unbalanced in mind or heart. They will stabilize you and bring the settled feeling of a whole being.