KEY WORDS Discovering and developing hidden talents, compassion, love, generosity, altruism
ELEMENT Fire, Earth
CHAKRAS Heart (4th), Root (1st)
Rhodonite is a manganese metasilicate mineral with a hardness of 5.5 to 6.5. Its crystal system is triclinic. It occurs most often in massive or granular habits but can also crystallize in tabular form, often with rounded edges.
Rhodonite’s name derives from the Greek word meaning ‘rose-red,’ and it is usually that color, though it can also be brownish-red. Rhodonite frequently contains black inclusions of manganese oxide. It was once mined in the Russian Ural mountains and is now found in Sweden, Australia, India, Madagascar, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, and the USA.
Like other stones of the Pink Ray, Rhodonite promotes the energy of love. In this case, the love is more outer-directed than with stones such as Rhodochrosite. However, Rhodonite and Rhodochrosite are related in more than color and similarity of name – both are key tools in the recovery of one’s inner gifts. While Rhodochrosite focuses on remembering the lost pieces, Rhodonite takes up the process of using the recovered gifts in one’s life, for the benefit of the community.
The outer-directed love engendered by Rhodonite is one of altruism and generosity, using one’s talents to bring gifts to others. As one sometimes discovers, this path of generosity often offers greater satisfaction to oneself than any amount of receiving ‘what one wants’ can give.
Rhodonite attracts the people and situations best suited for the application of one’s unique talents, and in so using them, one can experience the fulfillment of the deep desire to love and be loved. This is Rhodonite’s gift—to bring more love into the world by acting as a catalyst for the fulfillment of one’s life purpose, through the expression of one’s hidden gifts.
In meditation and dreamwork, Rhodonite can enhance the depth, clarity, and meaning of one’s inner experiences, making it easier to understand the messages behind the dreams and visions. It can provide a psychic link to the archetypal pattern of personal destiny, helping one to remain ‘on the beam,’ acting with purpose and persistence toward the fulfillment of one’s highest aspirations.
Rhodonite harmonizes with most other heart stones, including Rose Quartz, Pink Calcite, Rhodochrosite, Morganite, Emerald, Tsavorite Garnet, and others. It has a special affinity with Phenacite, Scolecite, Natrolite, and Herderite for purposes of awakening to the Higher Self and acting from that awareness. Rhodonite also combines synergistically with Sugilite and Tibetan Black Quartz for clearing and dispelling negative energies. It works well with Red Garnet for manifesting one’s dreams in the physical world and with Tsavorite Garnet when those dreams involve prosperity.
Rhodonite aids in perceiving where one’s talents lie, and in using those talents for the highest good of all. It is a stone of learning and development—encouraging one to expand or perfect one’s skills so those skills can be employed to help others. Rhodonite carries the energy of cooperative community. It speaks to us of our responsibility to use our skills to assist in the spiritual birth of the Earth and each other in these times of transformation.
Rhodonite is truly a stone of power. Power is simply the ability to recognize where one can utilize one’s energy or talents to effect change on the Earth plane. Rhodonite supports one in perceiving one’s gifts and in utilizing those gifts to effect that change.
On a physical level, Rhodonite strengthens the tissues, organs, and glands. It supports the flow of chi through the meridians of the body and helps direct that vital force to the endocrine system, which in turn supports one’s energy and vitality. It is particularly effective in supporting the liver through the detoxification process. It can be helpful in stimulating the metabolism and in supporting one’s expression of energy through exercise or physical activity.
Rhodonite helps one to understand one’s purpose, as revealed by one’s gifts or abilities. Everyone has a skill, gift or ability that they can utilize in service to Spirit. Rhodonite helps one to value one’s gifts and skills, and to perfect them for the highest good.
Rhodonite is a stone of self-worth. It aids one in feeling sure about one’s purpose. It can help one find a stronger sense of self and a clearer call toward one’s spiritual path.
Rhodonite is excellent support for weight loss, detoxification, and purification of the physical body. Though not a purifier in itself, it stimulates and strengthens the organs and glands, allowing them to purify the body more effectively. It is good for ridding the body of gallstones or kidney stones and can support the healing of the liver from disease or damage.
I call forth my hidden talents and abilities, and I use them lovingly for the benefit of all.