- Alternative Name: Sand Rose, Selenite Rose, Gypsum Rose, Gypsum
- Crystal System: Monoclinic
- Formation: Primary
- Mineral Class: Sulphates
- Hardness Mohs: 1.5-2
- Location Found: Desert area around the world most commonly Australia, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia and South Africa
- Colour: Brown, Pinky and cream
- Rarity: Reasonably Common
- Forms: natural flower shape formations – rarely in jewellery as it is too soft
- Birthstone: Nil
- Zodiac Astrological Sign: Capricorn, Scorpio and Taurus
- Numerological Number: 11
- Element: Wind
- Affirmation: I am filled with peace, calm and serenity.
Desert Rose History Mythology Information: American Indian Legend about Desert Rose – Indian Warriors, who had shifted from the physical to the spiritual world, returned at night and carved the Barite roses as a gift for their people. Desert Rose is a rosette-shaped concretion that is formed over time where inland ocean/seas evaporate and are grown as moisture is lost and the stone forms from the remaining materials. Please try and avoid wetting them as they can lose their shape and structure over time.
Desert Rose Metaphysical Healing Properties Information: Each Desert Rose is a unique individual that is said to contain a guardian spirit whose presentence is there to protect and guide you. Through this guidance, it helps to stimulate your psychic abilities and connect you to higher beings. It is a fantastic stone to use if you are shy as it helps to bring out your own self worth and allows you to feel more comfortable and confident in any situation. Desert Rose allows you to release all that is holding you back and deal in a calming way with any emotional situations including releasing and dealing with the grief of losing a loved one.
Desert Rose is used to enhance love and peace in the world and encourages you to remember how to work together for the best outcome. Desert Rose is a very soothing nighttime stone and assists you to go into your dreams without doubt or fear and have a more restful nights sleeps. It is a perfect stone to site beside the bed for anyone that has nightmares or night terrors. Desert Rose is a very peaceful and calming stone that encourages friendship, harmony and clears away negative fears around being yourself, giving you personal freedom. It assists to bring calm and self-assurance to your life. Affirmation: I am filled with peace, calm and serenity.
Question: How well do you sleep at night?
As they are Desert born when inland lakes and seas evaporate over time they do not like water. Please avoid wetting these stones.
Chakra – Third Eye, Crown Chakras
Desert Rose Physical Healing – Removes toxins, assist with viral infections, prostate issues, stimulates vision, soothes the nervous system and helps recovery of addictions. Calms the stomach with travel sickness and nausea.
Desert Rose Application suggested uses:
- Desert Roses are fragile and should be handled with care. they work wonderfully sitting on a bedside table or in an area that would benefit from their calming vibration.
- A great stone to have around when dealing with self-confidence issues, particularly with teens or children. I would not suggest carrying it due to the softness of the stone however placed beside the bed or on a work desk is ideal.
- When working with dreams to understand them better and remove any fear or dealing with night terrors. They are the perfect stone and can be placed beside the bed or in a grid around the bed with stones like Selenite and Black Tourmaline.
- A perfect stone to Mediate with or work with during a time of grief in order to let go and move on to a better life. Combine and carry it around with Rhodochrosite, Lepidolite, Rose Quartz and Apache Tears for this purpose.
- Used in any grid work they bring peace, calm and understanding.
- Meditate in a circle of Desert Rose to increase psychic abilities and connect with higher beings include Spirit Guides. Combines well with Selenite, Clear Quartz and Amethyst for this purpose.
- NO NOT use in crystal essence.