Love Crystals: Desert Rose Is Sweet

Love Crystals: Desert Rose Is Sweet February 2, 2018
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The are many crystals used for love, many because of their design, all because of their properties. The desert rose crystal is both of these things. Desert rose is also called sand rose, or selenite rose. Magickally the stone will help give you confidence, protection, harmony, and love.

According to the Australian site the desert rose crystal is ” A variety of gypsum with a hardness of 1.5 – 2, these mineral roses are formed by the forces of wind, water and pressure in dry, arid regions due to the evaporation of a shallow salt basin. When sand particles become embedded in these basins, the loose sand is trapped in the minerals during the evaporation process and forms rosette-like concretions with unique flower-like crystal structures. Desert roses are found in the Sahara desert, the Southwest of the USA, Australia, Mexico and Spain.”

Many are familiar with the song Desert Rose, written by Gordon Sumner and Mohammed Khelifati, and popularized by Sting on his album Brand New Day. 

I dream of love as time runs through my hand
Sweet desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise …

The lyrics echo the promise of love and devotion this crystal holds. Popular folklore tells us that this stone when exchanged between lovers will reconcile past problems and bind them together in the days to come. As far as love and romance are concerned this is a great crystal to use when the situation you are in seems hopeless. It is a variety of selenite, which we have discussed before on this blog. In the post Love Crystals: Selenite we discuss how it ” will help you find and manifest your true love. This stone is named for Selene, the Greek Goddess of the moon. In charge of emotions, passion, love, and magick.” These crystals are small ranging from 1/2 inch to 4 inches. This makes them ideal for carrying in you pocket, or in a mojo or medicine bag. Desert rose crystals can also be used in sacred geometry and crystal grids. Consider placing them in the four corners under your bed or in the room where you sleep.

For more information about Love Magic, please see my book of the same name. As always if you have enjoyed what you read here please remember to share, share, share !



About Lilith Dorsey
Lilith Dorsey M.A. , hails from many magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I, New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria also known as Lucumi, Haitian Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.Lilith Dorsey is a Voodoo Priestess and in that capacity has been doing successful magick since 1991 for patrons, is editor/publisher of Oshun-African Magickal Quarterly, filmmaker of the experimental documentary Bodies of Water :Voodoo Identity and Tranceformation,’ choreographer/performer for jazz legend Dr. John’s “Night Tripper” Voodoo Show, and author of Voodoo and Afro-Caribbean Paganism, 55 Ways to Connect to Goddess, The African-American Ritual Cookbook, and Love Magic. You can read more about the author here.
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