This crystal was named in 1800 from the Greek rhodokhros meaning “of rosy colour”. Pure Rhodochrosite is quite rare. In its purest form, it is typically pale pink or rose-red, but its color can vary from shades of pink, deep red, orange to pale brown. Like all the pink coloured crystals Rhodochrosite promotes the energy of love, and more so self love. This gentle healing crystal will help you get in touch with the delicate, fragile, vulnerable essence of your inner being, and help you connect with your inner beauty.
Keywords: Emotional healing, recovery of lost memories or forgotten gifts, self love, compassion
Chakras: Heart, solar plexus
Elements: Fire, Water
Zodiac Signs: Leo, Scorpio
Rhodochrosite Crystal Healing Properties:
Rhodochrosite is a powerful heart healer, cooling emotional heat and providing insight into issues. It allows one to recover ones sense of playfulness and joy of life, and is very healing for the ‘inner child’. Rhodochrosite is an excellent anti- stress, anti anxiety- stone.
Rhodochrosite History and Uses:
This crystal was first found in 1813 in silver mines in Romania and is named from the Greek word rhodokhros meaning “of rosy colour”. Pure Rhodochrosite is quite rare. In its purest form, it is typically pale pink or rose-red, but its color can vary from shades of pink, deep red, orange to pale brown.
Rhodochrosite Geological Description:
Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It mostly occurs in massive, granular, botryoidal, nodular or stalactitic habits. The most important deposit of Rhodochrosite is in Argentina, where it formed in the Incan Silver mines after they were abandoned in the Thirteenth century. Quality specimens have also been found in Colorado.
Affirmation: With compassion for myself and others I engage the process of healing from past wounds and I embrace with joy the recovery of my wholeness