Rhodochrosite Meanings
Emotional healing, recovery of lost memories or forgotten gifts, self-love, compassion

Chakras: Heart, solar plexus

Elements: Fire, Water

Zodiac Signs: Leo, Scorpio

Number: 4
Rhodochrosite Crystal Healing Properties
Rhodochrosite is thought to be a powerful heart healer. This crystal is believed to have a cooling effect on emotional heat and provides insight into issues you are facing. It allows one to recover one’s sense of playfulness and joy of life. Also, it is very healing for the inner child. Similarly, its thought to be an excellent anti-stress and anti-anxiety stone.
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. However, its colour can vary from shades of pink, deep red, orange to pale brown.
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. It formed in the Incan Silver mines after they were abandoned in the Thirteenth Century. Quality specimens have also been found in Colorado.
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.