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Rhodochrosite is known as the “stone of the compassionate heart”. This crystal encourages love and responsibility on both a spiritual and earthly level. Rhodochrosite helps you to connect and be of service to the planet’s consciousness. It is an excellent healer that both heals the earth and the abused. Use it if you are in need of both emotional balance and spontaneity.

Historical Folklore

Rhodochrosite gets its name from the Greek word rhodon, meaning “rose” or “rosy”.

The Incas believed this stone formed from the blood of their former kings and queens. This gave it the nickname “Inca Rose”.

Rhodochrosite is the official state mineral of Colorado.


Rhodochrosite is a pink or red type of mineral formed from carbon and manganese. It has been found primarily in Argentina and Colorado in the USA.

Chakra Association

Rhodochrosite primarily works with the heart, higher heart, heartseed, and soma chakras. It is also capable of clearing the root and solar plexus chakras.


You can place rhodochrosite in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.

Astrological Association

Rhodochrosite is considered an important stone for Scorpio.

Health Folklore

Rhodochrosite is believed to be an excellent physical healer. It may help with elimination problems, digestion, and thyroid imbalances. It is also thought to regulate one’s heart rate and balance masculine and feminine energies in the body.

Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

Rhodochrosite at Crystal Life

We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

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Check out all of Crystal Life‘s rhodochrosite products here!

Learn more about the metaphysical properties of stones by visiting our Crystal and Gemstone Dictionary!

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