Rose Quartz is perhaps the most beloved of all healing crystals. It is the preeminent love stone which sings of Unconditional Love and Compassion. For Empaths, it elevates our natural gifts while also showing us how to protect ourselves energetically. Rose Quartz teaches us to begin by loving ourselves, honoring our emotions, and having confidence in our own power and beauty. From that firm foundation, we can then gaze out at the world and take on the pain without being cut to the core. We can also reflect our love outward and guide those we encounter along a gentler path. Rose Quartz is a perfect pocket stone for an Empath to carry daily, since it can be rubbed whenever we feel overwhelmed, anxious, shy or sad. It reminds us that we are loved, we are love, there is only love.