Rhodochrosite

Tender Love

Attract soul mates, both lovers and friends.

Feel secure while expressing emotions.

Heal abuse and trauma from the past.

Become more compassionate and understanding.

Let Rhodochrosite guide you to love wisely and deeply.

 

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Mineralogy of Rhodochrosite

Raw Rhodochrosite

Raw Rhodochrosite, Boldut Mine, Romania

Mineral Family: Carbonites

Chemical Composition: Mn{CO3}
Cleavage: Perfect
Color: Rose-red to yellowish, striped
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Form/Habit: Rhombohedral
Fracture: Uneven, conchoidal
Gravity: 3.45-3.7
Hardness: 4
Luminescence: Red (long and short wave)
Luster: Vitreous (glassy)
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location: The most important Rhodochrosite deposits are located in Argentina. Additional Rhodochrosite deposits are located in Chile, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, and the United States.Rhodochrosite Mine Locations

Mineral Family: Rhodochrosite is a Carbonate mineral. Carbonates are an important part of the Earth’s crust and are found in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Carbonates are minerals which contain the carbonate group CO3 as their basic structural unit. They form in a trigonal system with one carbon atom centrally located between 3 oxygen atoms. While there are over 70 types of Carbonate minerals, the most common are Dolomite, Siderite, and Calcite. It is closely related to Aragonite, Calcite, Magnesite and Malachite.

Formation: Formed in the sedimentary manner as part of the oxidation of Manganese ore. Essentially, water containing Manganese and Carbon acid collects in hollows and fills in cracks, creating a beautiful pink mineral. In Argentina, Rhodochrosite forms as stalagmites in silver mines!

Rhodochrosite mine

Rhodochrosite Stalactites, Argentina

Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock.

Enhancements: All Rhodochrosites are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.

Synonyms: Manganese Spar, Raspberry Spar, Rosa del Inca, Inca Rose, Rosinca

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Raw Rhodochrosite, Rhodochrosite Stalctites

History of Rhodochrosite

Rhodochrosite is a relatively “new” healing stone whose healing properties have only recently begun to be explored. It was first documented in 1813 in the silver mines of Romania. It was named after the Greek word rhodokhros, or rose-colored. Rhodochrosite is the national gemstone of Argentina and the state mineral of Colorado.

Healing Properties of Rhodochrosite

Spiritual: Rhodochrosite evokes the Goddess and the vibration of Divine Love. It invites our spirit and heart to be courageous and compassionate, in alignment with whatever is true and good. Rhodochrosite encourages us to constantly ask “what would love do?” in each situation we encounter, and to respond accordingly. Rhodochrosite also teaches us the art of Lila – or sacred play. It reminds us that playing and laughing are important spiritual activities which nourish our soul. When we joyful embrace life, we honor the Creator and, in so doing, recognize deep in our hearts that we are worthy of the Light that so freely shines down on us. Rhodochrosite is attuned to the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras and linked to the astrological signs of Leo, Scorpio. It is connected to the elements of Fire and Water and vibrates to the number 4.

Emotional: Rhodochrosite gives us new energy, making us more cheerful and less prone to depression. When “all is well” in our own life, Rhodochrosite inspires self-confidence, generosity, spontaneity, and creativity. But when we have suffered trauma and are in emotional pain, Rhodochrosite’s energy shifts to all-encompassing focus on love and comfort. It evokes the wise, fierce, and loving Mother Goddess to hold us and make us whole again. Rhodochrosite is especially good for anyone who has been abused, is suffering from a broken heart, has survivor guilt, or otherwise struggles with feelings of unworthiness. Rhodochrosite gently takes away the pain and helps us to work through our complex emotions; reminding us over and over again, that we are loved, we are seen, and we will be alright.

Mental: Rhodochrosite wakes up our mind and fills it with ideas and encourages us to get to work. It brings an enthusiasm for new projects and keeps us engaged with ongoing activities. Rhodochrosite inspires us to be more curious, which in turn makes work and study more enjoyable and the time speed by faster. Rhodochrosite also encourages us to be more honest and not tend towards denial or avoidance, particularly in regards to serious and uncomfortable problems. It is a wonderful stone to take to therapy sessions or to work with while processing pain from the past/present and fears for the future.

Physical: Rhodochrosite is used by metaphysical healers to treat the reproductive system and sexual disorders, as well as the circulatory and nervous system. It is also said to reduce the frequency of migraines and ease physical withdrawal from substance addictions. Rhodochrosite is believed to help the body eliminate toxins effectively, promoting regularity, and flushing the intestines.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Earth to Pocket

Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.

These Rhodochrosites were mined and tumbled in Peru.

It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Rhodochrosite for you.

Your Stone

This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Rhodochrosite or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Rhodochrosite measures approximately 1 inch at its longest length and has a rounded shape with soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty.

The stone I choose for you will be smooth and free of chips, and be a Beautiful opaque light pink stone with occasional white or black markings. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.

With their beautiful color and clean energies, these Rhodochrosites are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry or simply carry them in your pocket.

 

Safe Handling of Rhodochrosite

Good To Know:

Rhodochrosite are physically durable stones. As long as they are rounded and without thin edges, they can be carried in a pocket or medicine bag, or worn as jewelry on an everyday basis, without significant danger of the stone chipping or breaking.

Rhodochrosite can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.

Rhodochrosite can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.

Rhodochrosite can be left in sunshine for extended periods of time without losing their color, especially if the stone is opaque, rather than translucent or transparent. However, it is always considered a “best practice” to keep your stones and crystals out of direct sunlight as much as possible.

Tumbled and fully smooth Rhodochrosite can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Rhodochrosite Water” for drinking or bathing. Before making any direct-infusion elixir ALWAYS check the mineralogical properties of the stone to ensure it is not toxic. Only use fully tumbled stones or natural Quartz points in direct-infusion elixirs, never rough stones. When in doubt, make an indirect-infusion elixir instead.

Reviews

  1. Estelle V. (France)

    Julie’s stones always feel great, in addition to their quality and beauty, and this one seems to say “take me with you and let me wash those useless pains away” 🙂

  2. Norman A. (Kentucky)

    I always love shopping here, beautiful crystals and best service, nice seller!!!

  3. Jason D. (Canada)

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