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. This stone helps with self-forgiveness, feeling deserving and issues around trust. It encourages spirituality and awareness through self-love and a desire to live with purpose.  Most effective for opening the minor 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.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 7

History: Electromagnetic, rhodochrosite (MnCO3) is a fairly recent discovery in the mineral kingdom. Formed when manganese is dissolved by ground water, it then takes on carbonate materials to form Rhodochrosite. it was discovered in Argentina “en mass” just before World War II. It is Argentina’s national gem stone. It is often found in caves, where it forms stalactites and stalagmites. It can form in rare shades of orange and pink. It has stripes of various width in shades of white. It is also found in the US and USSR. Because remnants of this stone were discovered during the time of the Incas, it is sometimes called “Inca Rose”.  First, recorded as Rosa Inca, in the 13th century, this stone was believed to be the blood stained stone of the Gods. It was thought to be from the “heart of the mountain” or “corazón de montaña”. Rhodochrosite means “rose colored“. Today, rhodochrosite is used as an industrial mineral in the production of alloy steel and for floor and wall tiles.

With Love & Balance

Rhodochrosite is the stone of love and brings a sense of balance and rekindling of romantic energy to the table. This stone has a strong pink and white combination, which balances love and purity!

Rhodochrosite is a Heart Chakra stone that encourages love, patience, fidelity and empowers the mending of broken relationships. When used on the Heart Chakra, this stone will help us pay attention to  self-forgiveness and trust issues.

The stone has been used to honor our spirituality and self-love, and initiates the desire to live with purpose.

Associations

Angels: Chamuel
Associated Crystal: manganese family
Birthstone: non-traditional
Color: Pink
Chakra: Heart Chakra
Element: Fire
Flowers: Rose, bleeding heart, poppy, geranium
Gods/Goddesses: Persephone, Nisaba, Sumeria, Venus
Planet: Venus, Mars
Zodiac: Leo, Scorpio
Sabbat: Imbolc, Ostara 
Tarot: The Lovers

Rhodochrosite Elixir

A crystal elixir or gem essence combines the energy of your crystal that is infused in either water or oil. It is often placed in the sun in order for the crystal to imbue the water or oil with the crystal’s energy or Qi and then the decoction is used for healing and anointing.

Here is what you need: A glass container filled with about 12 ounces of water. If you are going to be placing your essence outside, be sure to cover it.   Read more here

Cleansing & Charging Rhodochrosite

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1 – 3 and method 5 – 7

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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