In shades of pink or light scarlet, Rhodonite crystals reflect the Light of the heart and love, and stimulate the Heart Chakra located near the center of the breastbone. Healers say Rhodonite promotes the energy of love. This stone is said to be one of altruism and generosity, using your talents to bring gifts to others. This path of generosity often offers greater satisfaction to yourself than any amount of receiving what you want can give. Rhodonite attracts the people and situations best suited for the application of your unique talents, by using them, you can experience the fulfilment of the deep desire to love and be loved. This is Rhodonite’s gift, to bring more love into the world by acting as a catalyst for the fulfilment of your life purpose, through the expression of your hidden gifts.
Physically, Rhodonite is believed to support detoxification and healing of the organs, especially the liver. This is a good stone to help healing ailments of the heart, lungs, and nervous system, and is also used to reduce swelling and inflammation. Use Rhodonite when feeling panicked and/or anxious.
Rhodonite is a silicate of manganese and occasionally occurs as translucent to semi-opaque crystals, but usually forms as compact masses in colors of rose, red and pink with brown and red mottling and patches of black veining due to oxidation of the manganese. Rhodonite’s name derives from the Greek word meaning "rose-red". It was once mined in the Russian Ural mountains and is now found all over the world.