Rhodonite crystals are known for their capacity to bring emotional healing and to release blocked energy from within the heart chakra.
They have a strong heart based energy, that has a useful healing vibration to help with relationship problems.
By its action to stimulate acceptance, forgiveness and unconditional love towards others, it helps to bring peace to troubled relationships.
These stones are an excellent balancer of the emotions, and during traumatic times, this stone can be used to calm you.
Having a piece on your body, may help to stop you from taking action when you are feeling angry, fearful and panicky when traumatic events are unfolding in your life.
The energy of this stone also helps you to discover innate talents that you may not have been aware of, and work out the best way to utilize them. Use them in meditation to help you to discover where your destiny lies.
The name Rhodonite comes from the Greek word meaning 'a rose', which relates to its rose pink color. These stones come in a range of colors from pale pink though to a deep rose pink almost red.
Although the lighter pink stones are becoming more popular you will see many stones that are a deeper pink or magenta stones with inclusions of black manganese oxide in them.
There is also a variety of stone called Gemmy Rhodonite, that has slightly different mineral make-up. Certain pieces of this crystal are known to be brownish red or almost entirely black, depending on the amount of manganese present.
Some of the colors may relate to weathering of the stone and partial oxidization. It is more commonly found in a massive growth form, with very large pieces common.
Although it may be found as tabular crystals, these are quite rare. This stone is found in a large number of locations, including Germany, Sweden, Russia, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Madagascar, South Africa, India, Australia, Canada and the USA.
Like most pink crystals this stone carries the vibration of love within it, as well as a strong energy of altruism and generosity. It helps you to discover what your talents are, and how they can be used to assist others.
They resonate within the heart chakra and the thymus chakra or higher heart, and this is beneficial in many different ways to help your life.
Rhodonite crystals are excellent to aid self esteem and self confidence, and are powerful to help you when your life is traumatic.
They may aid you to discover if the problem in your relationship is connected to how you have been acting, or whether its related to the other persons actions.
This stone can be used as a remedy, or first aid stone, during times of severe panic.
It may help if you are going through issues in your life, where you find it hard to cope.
If you are aware that you often give into anger and fear, keep one of these stones close to you, within your aura.
This may help you to feel calmer and less panicky, and may help you to solve conflict in a positive and practical way.
This stone helps you to feel more stable, especially if you are going through relationship problems where your emotions are beginning to feel resentful, confused and bitter at the turn life has taken.
Even when you may not really want to forgive someone else, you may find that this stone helps you to feel less bitter. Its energy helps you to move towards an emotional space where you may find that forgiveness is possible.
Crystal jewelry is commonly made from this pink stone, and it is very attractive.
Pink Rhodonite is on the zodiac birthstones list and as this stone has such a lot of excellent healing qualities, it is highly beneficial to keep a piece on your body.
This crystal comes in a number of different shades of pink, including light pink crystals like the piece shown here, through to lovely deep brownish red stones and even some pink stones with black inclusions.
It is helpful to keep a piece on your body if you are experiencing relationship problems. It is a Taurus birthstone.
What better way to keep its energy close to you, than to wear it on your body. This means you should be able to get some lovely birthstone jewelry made from this stone.
It is beneficial to combine this stone with other pink heart chakra as well as thymus or higher heart chakra stones. It may be helpful to grid yourself with them, while doing your daily crystal meditation.
There is an excellent combination of stones that are recommended by well known author Judy Hall, in one of her crystal books, 101 Power Crystals.
The stones that Judy recommends are so good together that I wanted to pass on her information and how she suggests that they could be used.
You use these stones by placing them on yourself at the appropriate places (known as gridding yourself).
Lie down and place Rose Quartz Crystal at your heart chakra and a piece of Tugtupite at the heart seed, (located between the heart chakra and solar plexus chakra).
Place a piece of Pink Rhodochrosite on your thymus chakra, and place a piece of Rhodonite at the solar plexus chakra. Allow yourself to enter a state of relaxed inner awareness, and simply allow any negativity that comes up to be released.
This will open your higher heart to unconditional love as well helping you to let go of anything you have been holding onto that is not helping you.