Rhodonite is a manganese silicate mineral. It commonly occurs in opaque compact masses with transparent crystals being very rare and fragile. Its colour is pink or rose-red and normally has black veins running though it which are rich in manganese.
Rhodonite is one of the crystals for love, however this is more external, promoting the energy of love. It encourages compassion and brings the energy of love into everyday life. It has the ability to show both sides of an issue and helps us to forgive and bring about reconciliation. It is a stone of purpose, community and generosity and is said to be a talisman to further the “brotherhood of humanity”.
Rhodonite helps us to stay centred and focused in stressful situations, even when in danger or feeling threatened. It heals emotional shock and panic and helps us to forgive injustice or festering anger. It helps us to understand that revenge is not beneficial and that remaining level-headed and calm is the best solution.
The Manganese in Rhodonite is said to be great for healing physical wounds. It can relieve insect bites, reduce scarring and help to heal cuts and bleeding wounds. It is also known to be good for reducing bruising and birth marks as well as skin conditions from allergies.
Rhodonite will also heal internal injuries and stimulates regeneration during illnesses that involve processes of self-dissolution, for example autoimmune diseases, stomach ulcers, even multiple sclerosis.
My experience of living with Rhodonite;
This week I have felt a lot of emotion about pets that have passed, both my own and also that of a close friend. It seemed that I was having a conversation every day which led to this subject and therefore triggered old emotions in me that needed to be brought to the surface and healed.
I was also faced with a couple of situations this week where I needed to show great compassion to others. One was to show support to a family member in times of stress simply by giving them a hug and holding their hand while they worked through some things. The other situation I felt initially could have affected me personally in a detrimental way, however I acknowledged that everything was happening for a reason and just let it be. Once I did this, I felt that there was no threat whatsoever to me personally and I was pleased that I had not over-reacted in any way.