Chakra: Heart and Root Chakra 

Crystal System: Triclinic

Color: Pink or red

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Planet: Mars

Appearance: Mottled, often flecked with black, often small and tumbled

Source: Spain, Russia, Sweden, Germany, Mexico, Brazil

Attributes: Rhodonite is an emotional balancer that nurtures love and encourages the brotherhood of humanity. It has the ability to show both sides of an issue. This stone stimulates, clears, and activates the heart and the heart chakra. It grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one's highest potential. It is said to enhance mantra-base meditation, aligning the soul more closely to the vibration. A useful "first aid stone", Rhodonite heals emotional shock and panic, lending a supportive energy to the soul during the process. It is extremely beneficial in cases of emotional self-destruction, codependency, and abuse. Rhodonite clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past whenever that might be and brings up for transmutation painful emotions such as festering resentment or anger. This stone has a strong resonance with forgiveness, it helps in taking back projections that blame the partner for what is really inside the self. 

Rhodonite is a useful stone to turn back insults and to prevent retaliation. It recognizes that revenge is self-destructive and promotes remaining calm in dangerous or upsetting situations.

Healing: Rhodonite is an excellent wound healer that also relieves insect bites. It can reduce scarring. It beneficially affects bone growth and the hearing organs, fine-tuning auditory vibrations, and stimulates fertility. This stone treats emphysema, inflammation of joints and arthritis, autoimmune diseases, stomach ulcers, and multiple sclerosis. Use the elixir as a rescue remedy for shock or trauma.

Position: As appropriate. Place over the heart for emotional wounds, on the skin for external or internal wounds.

Gem Rhodonite: Activates the pineal gland and brings intuitive guidance. It aligns the chakras and removes blockages to clear chakra energy flow. Its gently pink ray is particularly appropriate for assisting emotional healing.