Rhodochrosite Properties



Stone of Love & Balance

Spelled both Rhodocrosite as well as Rhodochrosite, this stone is referred to as the Stone of Love & Balance.  Enhancing love on all levels it also provides balance on all levels for all bodies.  It is said to contain an electrical energy which is told to emit the strongest power in the Universe…the Power of Love.

Rhodochrosite represents compassion, selfless love and loving awareness.  Expanding one’s consciousness it integrate the spiritual and material realms. This is in excellent stone for healing of the heart and relationships; specifically for those who feel unloved, and those who healing from sexual abuse. Rhodochrosite removes denial, and teaches one’s heart to accept and assimilate painful emotions, without shutting down.

Scientific Gemstone Properties

Mohs Hardness of 4 with a trigonal crystal structure.

The pink color of Rhodochrosite is created by the presence of manganese and it is formed when manganese is dissolved by groundwater and combines with a carbonate material and then drips off the ceiling of caves and crevices deep underground. It is found in veins of silver, copper, lead and manganese. Rhodochrosite is found in Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Africa, Peru, and Montana, U.S.

Ranges from light red to rose red to pink, often with black spots and veins. The name is said to be derived from the Greek word “rhodon” (pink) and “chros” (color). It is referred to as the Inca  Rose by the Incas who believed the spilled blood of their rulers transformed into Rhodochrosite.

Metaphysical Gemstone Properties

Rhodochrosite is a stone that assists one to live in our spiritual beliefs, facilitating the balancing of the emotional processes, smoothing energy flow, emotional expressiveness, kindness, tolerance, compassion and self love.

A stone of comfort, harmony and healing; Rhodochrosite may be used to assist one to attain attunement to the higher self, opening and enhancing one’s spiritual awareness to reach the highest levels possible.

Often the contradiction of the duality of nature and the soul may be puzzling; Rhodochrosite assists one in the expansion of the consciousness to integrate new information, acceptance and understanding of this duality, which may help one to discover their purpose in this chosen life. it is the stone for showing us the Love of The Mother in all of us.

Physically Rhodochrosite assist in restoring poor eyesight, balances the thyroid and invigorates one’s sexual organs.

Healing Gemstone Properties

Rhodochrosite is known as a powerful healing stone, precisely for any mental issues created by emotional trauma. It soothes the nervous system, heals emotional wounds, removes tendencies towards denial and helps one to accept and love themselves creating greater self-esteem.

Physically Rhodochrosite is known to stabilize one’s blood pressure and circulation; and in so is a treatment for the hardening or narrowing of one’s arteries.  Chronic migraines are often assisted with a prolonged  use of the stone over adequate amount of time.  If one has an acute migraine attack, placement of Rhodochrosite directly on the head (in the back to the left) will assist in abating the pain temporarily.

Assisting one to both accept and integrate new information, whilst still maintaining a moderate ideal of practicality as well as clarity of intellect; will create and understanding of one’s addictive tendencies. Abuse of alcohol, drugs or issues with food such as anorexia or bulimia and other addictive qualities may be overcome with the use of Rhodochrosite.

Used as an elixir and taken internally Rhodochrosite has been told to relieve internal infections, such as ear and sinus infections, ulcers, inflammation as well as helping to aid in detoxification of the blood and liver. This will also aid in the treatment of elimination issues; promoting production of the proper balance of gastric fluids to enhance digestions, as well as strengthening the walls of one’s intestines. as well as  Externally an elixir may be used to heal skin disorders.

An elixir may be created by placing a stone in a vessel of water (spring, natural, distilled, mineral) placing the fluid in the sunlight for several days to energize and charge it. Heat the water and soak a cloth to apply physically to any external disorders, internally it may be taken at room temperature.

Magical Gemstone Properties

Energy: Projective
Element: Fire
Planet: Mars
Mary Magdalene
Powers:  Peace, Love and Energy
Candle Color: Bright Pink

Rhodochrosite is a gentle soothing pink gemstone with amazing duality. Remember that it is one’s empowering of the stone that will fine tune it for one’s magical needs.

One may wear Rhodochrosite when there is a requirement for extra physical energy, specifically during times of extreme physical activity.

One may also use this stone for wonderful relaxation in a Rhodochrosite bath. By adding a piece of the stone to the bath water, or wearing one during a bath, Rhodochrosite will assist one in relaxing and de-stressing.

A powerful love spell may be cast with the Rhodochrosite bath, adding rose petals to the water and lighting pink candles; then meditating with powerful intention towards finding one’s love. One must be careful not to request a specific love as this may counteract one’s destiny; the intention should be simply to draw love to oneself.

Zodiac Gemstone Properties

Zodiac Stone of: Scorpio & Leo

Associations: Jupiter

Birthstone: Not a Birthstone for any month

The power of this stone connects these signs with the Mars association, expressing confidence and assertiveness through Mars to both astrological signs.  If one is to dream about Rhodochrosite it is to symbolize any unresolved emotional issue that might be troubling to one.

Chakra Gemstone Properties

Rhodochrosite is associated with, energizes and cleanses the lower three chakras: 1st Root, 2nd Sacral, 3rd Solar Plexus which in turn breaking down blockages and then assists in reaching the 4th, Heart Chakra to help one clear away unresolved emotional issues, restoring balance in all these areas.

Gentle, and yet likely the most vibrant loving stone to heal the Heart Chakra; specifically giving and receiving love.  During meditation with Rhodochrosite it is possible that one may attune to the higher sphere of Spirit/The All, in this state it can magnetize and hold the energy field around one, assisting a brief encounter with one’s twin soul.