Medium Rhodochrosite Tumbles
New Rhodochrosite crystals in for you at La Luna.
I sometimes refer to it as the "rose quartz on steroids" crystal, due to it's powerful emotional healing properties, particularly for healing past emotional traumas and wounds. If Rose Quartz can only get you so far, reach for the Rhodochrosite to help you complete that emotional healing journey.
Key words: comfort, compassion, courage, love, joy, healing and the inner child
Chakras: Base, Solar Plexus, heart
Elements: Earth, Water
Zodiac Signs: Leo, Scorpio
Rhodochrosite Crystal Healing Properties:
Rhodochrosite encourages us to live from the heart with compassion & joy. It holds the delicate but powerful frequency that allows your mind to expand to a higher consciousness, encouraging you to combine feelings of love with like-minded actions.
It's energy may stimulate your inner child, and bring a deep childlike happiness and joy into your life, and may bring deep forgotten memories to the surface for healing. Use Rhodochrosite to help heal the inner child by healing past childhood emotional traumas or wounds that can lead to blockages in your adult life if left unaddressed.
It also enhances your courage to look at those things that you have been unable to face previously, so that you can make changes in your life. Meditating with this crystal may help you to clear negative emotional energy that have been trapped there by things that happened to you. All in all, this crystal is a very powerful healer of the heart, helping us to finally let go of past heart breaks, emotional traumas and finally move on with our lives with a positive outlook and a good dose of confidence.
Rhodochrosite helps to harmonise the male and female elements, so if there is too much either female or male aspects, this energy will help to create a harmonious and balanced personality.
It has been said to be able to reduce anxiety and stress, negative attitudes towards the self.. It stimulates activity, compassion, and understanding, helps stabilise emotions, and has always been known as a remedy for lung disorders and digestive problems. Rhodochrosite is a crystal that promotes overall harmony.
Rhodochrosite History and Uses:
the Rhodochrosite crystal meaning is associated with the rose, the symbol of love that can be traced back to the Incas, who called the stone "Inca Rose." Its name comes from the Greek words for pink and colour, named because most of this stone comes in one of the shades of pink. According to legend, these pink gems formed from the blood of their kings and queens. Ruled by the planet Venus, the Rhodochrosite crystal stone meaning comes from its healing pink hue, the colour of love.
Rhodochrosite is a common mineral. Dating back to the 13th century, this stone is nearly legendary. Argentina has been a key source for rhodochrosite since the 13th century, when Incas worked the silver mines and created beautiful pieces with the stone. The San Luis province in central Argentina has the oldest mines, and the rhodochrosite from there has been named Inca Rose. In the 1930’s, fine grain banded rhodochrosite became a popular stone that was used to carve figurines. Today, rhodochrosite is still used for that purpose, along with carving pots and boxes, and making necklace beads, or other types of jewellery. It is a somewhat brittle stone however, so it is not usually used for pieces of jewellery to be worn everyday. Gem quality crystals are most often cut for collectors only. Collectors value most the tubular stalactite forms of rhodochrosite that are cut into cross-sections, which clearly display the beautiful concentric bands within the stone. Rhodochrosite is not imitated or produced synthetically.
Rhodochrosite Geological Description:
Rhodochrosite derives its pink colour from manganese. Narrow bands within the stone are visible, and may be curved or slightly contorted. These bands can be pink and red or pink and white. Chemical alternation will turn rhodochrosite blackish or dull brownish. Rhodochrosite has a vitreous to pearly lustre and rates a 4 on the hardness scale. It is often found where manganese, copper, silver and lead might be found, frequently in hydrothermal mineral veins. Associated minerals include calcite, ankerite, alabandite, rhodonite, bementite, fluorite, manganite, quartz, galena, pyrite, and chalcopyrite. Rhodochrosite is distinguished from rhodonite, another similar pink manganese mineral, by its inferior hardness, as well as the brown or black crust it develops as a result of exposure to air.
Today, the primary sources of rhodochrosite are in the United States. Some of the best quality rhodochrosite however, comes from a cavern in Argentina, which has rhodochrosite stalactites and stalagmites. Beautiful deep red and clear rhodochrosite can be found in The Sweet Home Mine in Alma, Colorado. Fine pink and red rhodochrosite is found in Mount Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, in Canada, and fine transparent and banded varieties are found in the North Cape province in South Africa. Other mines are in Capillitas near Andalgala, in northwest Argentina; Pachuca, Hidalgo, in southern Mexico; Linopolis, Minas Gerais, in southeast Brazil; and in the Lima Department of Peru. Rhodochrosite is also found in various locations around Germany, Romania, France, Spain, and England. In the United States, it can be found in Cripple Creek, Colorado, as well as various locations around California, Oregon and New Jersey.
Being a natural product, each Rhodochrosite crystal will vary in colour, size and shape, making each piece uniquely beautiful.
Approx 3cm in size.
Do not get wet.