The Power of Emotional Balance: Rhodonite

101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation - Judy Hall 2011

The Power of Emotional Balance: Rhodonite

Chakra correspondences: Heart, higher heart (thymus), heart seed, solar plexus

Physiological correspondences: Heart, skin, nervous and respiratory systems

Vibration: Earthy


Named after the Greek word for rosy, Rhodonite’s often intense bicolor comes from black and white manganese. It was formed into platters and given as a royal wedding gift by the czars of Russia, which fits its reputation as a stone that nurtures love.

Rhodonite is prized for its ability to instill emotional balance and heal emotional wounds, particularly those lodged in the heart chakra, gently releasing abuse and selfdestructive tendencies. It fosters brotherhood and lets you see both sides of an issue to reach conciliation. This crystal turns back insults and makes you aware that revenge and retaliation are wastes of energy; it is particularly useful in dangerous situations. Holding it calms you during trauma and ameliorates panic attacks. Rhodonite supports you during any challenging situation, helping you stay heart-centered no matter what occurs.


Rhodonite contains manganese, which acts as an effective wound healer, relieves the itching of insect bites, and encourages bone growth. Traditionally used to calm ulcers, Rhodonite may aid autoimmune dis-eases such as arthritis. It is said to be anti-inflammatory for joints and calms the lungs, easing emphysema. Placed behind the ears, it fine-tunes auditory vibrations to assist hearing and relieve tinnitus. Crystal workers use the stone or Rhodonite-infused water as a first aid remedy for trauma or shock at physical, emotional, mental, and/or spiritual levels.

Place Rose Quartz on the heart chakra, Tugtupite on the heart seed, Rhodochrosite over the higher heart, and Rhodonite on the solar plexus to heal heartbreak and open the higher heart and heart seed chakras to unconditional love. Lying in a Rhodonite grid also dissolves memories of abuse, emotional scars, and feelings that may have festered for many lifetimes, replacing them with love and forgiveness for yourself and others.


Rhodonite teaches that emotions are responses you make to feelings that are neutral until your mind forms an attitude about them. Such judgments can create an emotional stranglehold, especially when passed on from lifetime to lifetime. Rhodonite assists emotional recalibration, so you no longer react the way you did before. You can then offer yourself and others unconditional love and acceptance. If you lack trust in yourself, Rhodonite encourages self-confidence and assists you in fulfilling your highest potential. By transmuting lust and excessive libido into a loving exchange of passionate sexual energy, Rhodonite helps lovers achieve tantric union.



Place Rhodonite on your heart to allow feelings to simply pass through you, acknowledging them, letting them flow, until they move on.