Colour: often rose or peach-coloured, with white band. A “marbled” stone, made up of various shades of pink, ranging from very light to a deep raspberry colour, so much so that it has also been called Raspberry Spar, as well as Manganese Spar and “Inca Rose”. It can also be found in white, yellow and brown varients.
Found in: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, Russia, South Africa and the US.
Also known as Carbonate of Manganese, Diallogite, DialogiteInca Rose, Manganese Spar, Raspberry Spar, Rhodochrolite, Strömite, Torrensite and Villaurite.
This stone has formed in stalagmites in the silver mines of the Incas since they were abandoned in the 13th century.
Rhodochrosite in Greek means “Rose coloured” and the stone is said to bring healing, comfort, harmony and friendship. It promotes smooth energy flow, emotional expressiveness, kindness, tolerance, compassion and self-love. It is a stone of love and balance which can assist one in attaining an ecstatic state during meditation. Wearing the stone is said to bring the vibration of joy into one’s daily life. It is a stone which is helpful in moments of extreme physical stress. It arouses passion, courage and fortitude, bestows enthusiasm and dynamism to the mind. It makes life busy, full of ideas, making work seem easy, encourages eroticism and spontaneous expression of feelings. It brings energy, light heartedness and cheerful attitude. It is a very supportive stone.
Those dealing with loss will find a deep love within this stone. Rhodochrosite can help those stuck in any phase of the grief process,
Health: Rhodochrosite heals the heart, adjusts imbalances in the circulatory and nervous systems, relieves migraines, and clears up infections. Keep Rhodochrosite in the bedroom to help with sexual issues. It is said to be helpful with stomach conditions (due to anxiety), food addictions, anorexia and asthma. Carry or wear to aid kidneys which are dysfunctional. Detoxes the liver, and said to ease the spread of cancer. To improve the circulation of blood around the body, wear or carry this stone every day. When worn or held, it is said to ease heart problems such as putting the heart muscles back into a normal rhythm. Said, when held or worn, to reduce the symptoms and aches of ME. It is said to be helpful in combating Alzheimers when carried or worn and improves the memory.
Elixir: leave stone in water overnight. Drink the water to ease infections and improve skin quality It is also said that this could help those suffering from depression.
Chakra: Heart, Root and Solar Plexus Chakras.
Star sign: Sagittarius, Leo, Scorpio.
REFERENCES & BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Gienger M (2007): Healing crystals
Photograph: taken from Mindat, copyright © 2007 Michael C. Roarke
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