Robert Simmons in The Book of Stones claims Rhodochrosite emanates one of the most tender and loving energies of any stone, soothing the heart, comforting the soul, and vibrating to the frequencies of inner peace. It is a marvelous talisman of joy and healing, of embracing one’s rightful powers and rising to one’s full potential.
Known as the Stone of the Compassionate Heart, Rhodochrosite symbolizes selfless love, moving one beyond mere empathy but stirring one to action on others’ behalf. Rhodochrosite, however, directs that love first toward the self for the specific purpose of emotional healing. By empowering one to earnestly examine old wounds, suppressed feelings, and traumas of childhood or past lives, it enables one to view old situations with new information, and allows one to acknowledge and release pain, along with destructive patterns of behavior one may have adopted as a means to cope. Its vibration of self-love, forgiveness and compassion for the child within, assists in reclaiming the self one was born to be. [Simmons, 328][Melody, 562][Hall, 244-245][Raphaell, 118-119]
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral of the Calcite group. It occurs mainly as massive aggregates or in granular, botryoidal, nodular or stalactitic forms, though rare, transparent rhombohedral and scalenohedral crystals are found. Rhodochrosite forms in hydro thermal veins of copper, lead and silver mines, and as secondary deposits in sedimentary layers of manganese oxide. The name Rhodochrosite comes from the Greek rhodos, meaning “rose,” and khros, meaning “color,” and refers to its vivid pink to rose-red color. It has a vitreous and pearly luster, often banded in layers ranging from white or light pink, to those that are nearly red and opaque. Though most Rhodochrosite is in the pink to red color range, it can also be yellowish, orange or brown. It is often confused with the manganese silicate, Rhodonite, but is distinctly softer with white banding, rather than the black veins of manganese oxide present in Rhodonite. [www.mindat.org][Simmons, 327][en.wikipedia.org][davesrockshop.com]
Rhodochrosite is a natural enhancer for becoming a more mature adult by healing the wounds of childhood, and allowing one to better understand and forgive one’s parents. It is also a marvelous support stone for anyone who works with children, such as pediatricians, elementary school teachers, and caregivers. [Megemont, 152-3]
Rhodochrosite is a rescue/remedy stone, one that not only aids those in need, but one that rescues the rescuer. It first directs its energy to the self, specifically for the purposes of emotional healing. It enables one to go deep within the heart to safely acknowledge, relive, and then release one’s emotional wounds. [Mella, 101][Megemont, 152-153][Simmons, 328]
Rhodochrosite helps one face the truth about oneself and others, without excuses or evasion, but with loving awareness. It assists in identifying negative behaviors and ongoing patterns and brings compassion and healing, self-forgiveness, as well as an understanding of others’ responsibility for their actions. Its purifying energy cleanses and balances the emotional body, bringing resolution, peace and renewal. It is the foremost ally in healing childhood wounds, and is often referred to as the “Inner Child Stone.” It is the perfect healer for anyone who was abandoned or feels unloved, and is the stone par excellence for healing sexual abuse. [Hall, 244-245][Melody, 562][Simmons, 328][Margherita, 531]
The Red color rays within Rhodochrosite bring a self-confidence built on fearlessness, a call to action and excitement. They raise our enthusiasm and speeds up our metabolism. Red reflects the color of passion, energy, and life.
Pink Rhodochrosite brings the subtle, more feminine energy rays of determination, commitment, and caring. The soothing color calms feelings of anger or resentment, and can aid efforts to meditate and reflect. Pink is the color of new love, new romance and new relationships. It increases developing sensuality, and can help overcome heartache, improving our caring and loving abilities.
The pale peach or Light Orange influence in Rhodochrosite promotes companionship and affection, bringing joy and friendship, pleasure, and family togetherness. It is a happy and sharing energy, integrating the parts of our communal lives, and encourages physical pleasure and intimacy.
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