Rose Quartz: Properties: Rose Quartz represents love, beauty, peacefulness, forgiving, lovingness, self-love and emotional balance! Rose Quartz works with the Heart Chakra. It is a soft, gentle, soothing stone that warms the heart center. Its value as a nurturing friend cannot be overstated. Neither can it's soothing influence. Helps diffuse negative stimuli and uncomfortable memories. Helps us discover the ability to love ourselves and makes us more open to other people. It is of particular value in helping us to forgive ourselves, hastening self-acceptance. Helps us realize that all change is important, even difficult change. Stimulates love and tender appreciation of all things.
Folk Remedies: Rose Quartz can be used to facilitate emotional healing, ease loss, calm stress, relieve hurt, dissolve fear, help strengthen low confidence, resolves resentment and quells anger. Slowly eases childhood traumas/neglect/lack of love and low self-esteem. Rose quartz aligns mental, emotional, and astral bodies. It is deeply in tune with emotional states. Advantageous for the heart and circulatory systems. Also helps the cleansing organs. The reproductive organs may become healthier. Said to help increase fertility. Recommended for artists, acupuncturists, lecturers, and those suffering from low self-esteem. Cleanse and recharge this stone often. Especially if it fades.
Feng Shui: Rose Quartz can be used to balance both Yin and Yang. Use rose quartz in the Southwest area for relationships (be sure and use two). Use in the Center area for emotional balance or in any other area where emotional healing is needed.
History: Rose Quartz (SiO2) can be translucent to clear pink. Found in the US, Brazil, and Japan. It has been used throughout history in almost every great culture for jewelry, crowns and as decorative objects.
 
Rhodochrosite: Properties: Gentle and yet probably the most vibrant loving stone to heal the Heart Chakra, especially for giving/receiving love. Rhodochrosite is the "Stone of Love and Balance". Also for loneliness, loss, heartache, fear, insecurities, inner-child issues, abuse and incest. Helps self-forgiveness, deservingness and trust issues, spiritual and self-love, desire to live and purpose. Best worn 24 hrs. a day. Most effective for opening the hand healing Chakra. It is used in times of transition by providing comfort and support. Helps you alleviate irrational fears and paranoia. Will enhance the dream state.
Folk Remedies: This crystal is recommended for the Solar plexus, stomach (anxiety and emotional issues), food addictions, anorexia, asthma, eyesight (especially emotional not-seeing, to avoid pain) and thymus. Specifically used to detox/heal blood, liver, cancer. Works in the bathtub to de-stress the body. A very beneficial stone for those with asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Helps you filter out the irritants that trigger respiratory difficulty. Also purifies the circulatory system and the cleansing organs, especially the kidneys. Suggested to be used in conjunction with Malachite or Copper. Rhodochrosite is used for clearing and balancing.
Feng Shui: Rhodochrosite is used in the Southwest direction for love, relationships and partners and any area where there needs to be a shift or transition.
History: Electromagnetic, Rhodochrosite (MnCO3) is a fairly recent discovery in the mineral kingdom it was discovered in Argentina just before World War II. Also found in rare shades of orange and pink. Has stripes of various width in shades of white. Most come from the US or USSR. Because remnants of this stone were also discovered during the time of the Incas, it is sometimes called "Inca Rose". Today, rhodochrosite is used as an industrial mineral in the production of alloy steel and for floor and wall tiles.
 
Rhodonite: Properties: Rhodonite is the "Stone of Love"! Rhodonite works with the Heart Chakra by soothing the heart center as well as the Root Chakra for grounding and balancing, due to the presence of black oxides in this stone. This balance of colors allows for a powerful and vibration for caring for one's self. Rhodonite allows for confidence and self worth. Helps us express confidence and lovingness on physical plane in day-to-day ways. Calms and feeds the soul through the heart; love and service. It helps us with confusion and allows us to focus. This stone helps to strengthen mantras, chanting, affirmations, singing and toning.
Folk Remedies: Rhodonite has been used to facilitate stress, heartache, loss and reflection. The Ancients use it also for speech/hearing problems, growth, fear, illness (emphysema, asthma...) and for soothing nightmares. Use for trauma, confusion, and confidence. Very beneficial for the growth of bones.
Feng Shui: Rhodonite can be used to balance both Yin and Yang. Use rhodonite in the Center area for emotional, spiritual balance, in the Southwest area for love, in the Northwest area for helpful people or in any other area where emotional healing is needed.
History: Rhodonite (Mn+2Fe+2MgCa[SiO3] is red to pink with black inclusions.
 
Rhyolite: Rhyolite was named "streaming rock" because of its beautiful bands, bubbles and crystal-rich layers that form as lava flows onto the surface of stone and moves forward. Rhyolite can look very different, depending on how it erupts. Rhyolite has a composition similar to granite but has a smaller grain size. It is composed of the light-colored silicates and is usually buff to pink in color. Because of its varied formational traits it represents change, variety and progress. It sparks creativity in individuals who are ready to move forward and make things happen in their life. It allows us to reach out and beyond our capabilities of what we think we can achieve by helping us to break through the mental barriers and to reach a profound and joyous state of knowing. Rhyolite shows us how to relish in the vast potential within ourselves. This is a stone used for meditation, progression in life, focusing on the present moment and resolving issues not yet complete.
 
Rubellite/Red Tourmaline: see "Red Tourmaline"
Ruby: Red Corundum. Contains chromium (blood sugar balance). Wealth, Joy, Love, Sexual Energy and Power. Warms, energizes after exhaustion. Strengthens physical and emotional heart (4th chakra), love, courage, confidence, vitality, stamina, strength, leadership, success over challenges. Intensifies all emotions (passion, jealousy, impatience, love...) Attempted use for pressure/control (for love) backfires onto user. Used for reproductive/root Chakra; infections, cholesterol, clots, blood detox (alcohol, caffeine), sexual blocks. Stimulates circulation, menses, pituitary healing the earth. This gemstone must be carefully scrutinized before choosing it for healing purposes. Classic stone is usually a deep, brilliant red, but can be found shades of pink or lavender. Found in the US, India, and Sri Lanka. A powerful stone whose stimulating energy can bring startling things to light. An amplifier of energy-both positive and negative. Can bring anger or negativity to the surface quickly. Should be used with a knowledge of how to gain from the experience. Otherwise you are likely to be overcome by the passion it stirs up. Can also amplify positive energy. Helps us in all matters of love, including love of ourselves. Benefits the heart and circulatory system, and can assist in the filtration and detoxification of the body. Also suggested for the eyes. Stimulates motivation and visualization.
 

Rutilated/Rutile Quartz: Clear Quartz with metallic, golden rutile, copper, or blue/gray titanium fibers that powerfully electrically conduct and amplify energy/thoughts/programming for healing. Intensifies/deepens altered states. Opens Crown/Brown Chakra for meditation, clairvoyance, telepathy, insight. Some make one too spacey or scattered to wear. (Induces Alpha) Stimulates immunity, strength, blue corona, imagery, dreams. Golden fibers may increase radiation protection and health rejuvenation. Each stone's energy/qualities are unique. Androgynous. Helpful with Lung disorders. Contains Rutile in needle-like mineral inclusions. One can find Rutilated versions of most of the types of Quartz discussed thus far. It heightens whatever energetic influence the regular Quartz posses and helps direct that boosted energy to problematic areas.