Stone of Healing
Rhodonite is a pink manganese silicate of variable composition that often contains significant amounts of iron, magnesium, and calcium. Rhodonite is most often rose-pink to red with black dendritic veins or patches of manganese oxide running through it, though it can also be orange-red or brownish-red.
This mineral was officially named Rhodonite in 1819 from the Greek rhodon, meaning “rose,” and refers to its characteristic pink color. It is mined in many locations around the world, including Massachusetts, where it was declared the official state gemstone in 1979.
Metaphysically, Rhodonite helps to balance the emotions and calm impatience. Rhodonite is a very supportive stone that works with the Heart Chakra to attract love and ground negative energies. Rhodonite allows one to see areas in their life that can be improved on without getting down on, criticizing or judging oneself.
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