Rhodochrosite Meaning & Properties

Healing Properties of Rhodochrosite

Top 3 Benefits of Rhodochrosite

  1. Emotional healing
  2. Self-love
  3. Recovery of your inner strength

Rhodochrosite is a stone of self-love that encourages emotional healing. It is especially useful for wounds suffered in childhood or past lives that have produced shame or a sense that you compromised yourself in order to survive.

Emotional Healing

To heal from trauma, it is necessary to allow the feelings associated with that trauma to surface. It is not always necessary to “relive the experience”, but it is necessary to allow the body to release the sensations and feelings that are held in place. Sometimes this can feel temporarily like you are back in that experience, which is why it’s so important to do it in a place you know is safe and where you have support.

Rhodochrosite can help this process by providing a gentle, nurturing support that relieves the self-criticism and self-loathing that can often accompany unhealed trauma and emotional wounds. This leaves you freed up to do the work without the added suffering of self-rejection.

Recovery of Joy & Suppressed Strength

Rhodochrosite resonates with the frequency of the joy and playfulness of your inner child. Working with this crystal can help recover this aspect of your being as well as other parts of your self that you repressed in order to get through your life’s experiences.

In this way, it can help you find your inner strength, courage, and confidence that was suppressed or damaged by trauma. This is especially important when you are wanting to find the courage to reach out and love again after being hurt.

Self-Love & Wholeness

If you have any doubt about your worth or value due to what others have done to you, rhodochrosite can help dissolve this false self-recrimination and replace it with self-love.

Ultimately, rhodochrosite helps us recover the free and whole person we would have been without the trauma. This doesn’t erase the trauma or what lessons we may have gained by working through it, but rather it allows access to all of who we are and can be.

Rhodochrosite Mineral & Gemstone Information

Rhodochrosite is a bright pink stone made of manganese carbonate. It can be pure pink or variegated pink with white banding. It is sometimes confused with rhodonite. Rhodonite tends to have black veining and rhodochrosite tends to have white bands, but some specimens of rhodochrosite also have black splotches. So, buy from a source you trust to be labeling their stones accurately.

Rhodochrosite is a soft stone, sitting at 3.5-4 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. This means you need to protect it when storing it with other crystals so it doesn’t get scratched.

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