Rose quartz and green fluorite are common favorites among crystal collectors. Both individually and separate, they offer many healing benefits to the mind, body, and spirit. Rose quartz is known for its ability to open the heart chakra, instilling love and comfort in times when we need it the most. Fluorite exists in many colors as the stone itself is banded with a variety of hues, but green fluorite in particular relates to the heart chakra, bringing loving energy and instilling a sense of mental calm and clarity. Together, they make the perfect crystal pair for love healing and balancing the mental state against the emotional state. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about rose quartz and green fluorite.
1. What’s in a name?
The name Fluorite is derived from the Latin word fluere which translates to ‘flow’, coined and discovered by Georg Agricola in 1546. The origin of the word is quite fitting to the stone as its properties literally teach us to relax and go with the flow.
2. Rose Quartz, power from the heavens
The power of love within rose quartz is lent directly from the heavens. It is said that this healing stone honors Astarte, the Phoenician Goddess of Fertility, Love, and War. In many cultures, she is known by many names, but is ultimately the Queen of the Stars. Astarte aids lovers in relationship troubles and advocates faithfulness.
3. Fluorite, a glowing crystal
Fluorescence and thermoluminescence are two interesting physical properties of fluorite which cause the stone to glow with different colors when placed under UV light or under higher temperatures.
4. Rose Quartz, the stone of immortality
Although a little different from the philosopher’s stone, this crystal of youth is believed to carry properties that keep the wearer youthful and feeling revitalized. Rose quartz masks were first uncovered from ancient Roman and Egyptian tombs. It is believed that the Goddess Isis would search for river-tumbled rose quartz and use them to keep herself youthful. This beauty ritual has since been passed on through the ages among Egyptian women. You could have been saving so much on skincare and you didn’t even know it.
5. Color-coding the magic
Fluorite varies in color which is caused by impurities and the presence of hydrocarbons. Each banded color in a fluorite stone holds its own unique properties; there’s a color for everyone. For example: yellow is for unity, green is for growth and healing, white or clear is for spirituality and clarity, and purple is for enhancing intuition and stimulating the third eye.
6. Fluorite in ancient Rome
While many fluorite pieces were found in the ruins of Pompeii, one exceptional example are the Murrina cups. These were drinking vessels carved from fluorite which was extremely rare at the time, Emperor Nero going so far as to pay over one million sesterces for a single cup. Pliny the Elder also wrote about another noble who loved his Murrina cup so much that he would chew on the edge of the mouth while he drank. Much like their belief about amethyst, the Romans believed that drinking from glasses carved in fluorite would allow the drinker to avoid drunkenness.
7. Fluorite, a history
In the middle ages, fluorite was known as ‘the ore flower’. Many ancient civilizations utilized fluorite’s metaphysical properties for a variety of purposes. The Chinese used fluorite for protection against evil spirits and the green variety would often replace jade in sacred sculptures. The Egyptians used fluorite for decorative and spiritual purposes, carving it into pearls, scarabs, and statues of their gods and goddesses. It is said that the Greeks used fluorite to fashion their famous Murrhins Vases.
8. Rose Quartz, the stone of many names
This pink healing stone goes by many names, including the “love stone” and the “stone of universal love” among others. You may know it as “pink quartz” or “hyaline quartz” which is derived from the Greek word hyalos meaning “glass”.
9. Green Fluorite, a physical healer
Beyond its many spiritual and mental benefits, fluorite offers a variety of healing properties that are great for the physical body. It relieves pain caused by arthritis and rheumatism, and strengthens teeth and bones. Promoting proper function of the bladder and veins, fluorite also helps to fight infections, herpes, ulcers and lumbago. It is also exceptional at treating convulsions, epilepsy, and headaches. (If you’re suffering from any of these ailments, always consult your doctor.)
10.Rose Quartz as medicine
Australian bush doctors often incorporate the use of this healing stone for their medicinal elixirs and healing practices. It may not heal everything, but it can offer a wide range of healing benefits like aiding the circulatory and respiratory system as well as healing the kidneys, adrenal glands, improving vision and releasing toxins from the body.
This exceptional pair can be used in jewelry, pouches, meditation, or simply as a pretty addition to your crystal collection. Always remember to cleanse and charge your crystals often, especially after using them in rituals or meditative practices.