Everything You Need To Know About Using Rhodonite

There are so many things you need to know before you begin using healing crystals. You should research, for example, how to use them in different practices, such as for meditation. You also have to understand the different types of crystals. Blue chalcedony is different from lapis lazuli, despite both being vibrant shades of blue, meaning that they also accomplish different things.

One crystal that isn't talked about enough but is an excellent stone to keep in your repertoire is rhodonite. According to Charms of Light, rhodonite is formed as a manganese inosilicate. It's associated with the heart chakra, the zodiac sign Taurus, the earth element, the planet Venus, and the number 9. Moreover, it forms in shades of red, pink, reddish-brown, and gray.

Furthermore, its colors are important to its name. According to Tiny Rituals, rhodonite comes from the word "rhodon," which is Greek for "rose." Despite this, though, rhodonite was not discovered in Greece. "It was first discovered in the 1790s in the remote Ural Mountains that ripple across Russia," Tiny Rituals explains. "Since then the pink colored crystal has also been unearthed in India, Mexico, Sweden, Madagascar, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, Canada, and the USA."

Here's everything you should know about using the healing crystal rhodonite.

There's a reason rhodonite is named after roses, aside from its color

Rhodonite is named after the rose flower, and its metaphysical properties follow suit, too. According to The Crystal Council, rhodonite "is a crystal filled with love and balance." In fact, the site explains that rhodonite has been dubbed "the crystal of love" because of its ability to heal and stimulate your heart. These powers aren't exclusive to romantic love, though. This stone can stimulate your self-love, too.

Physically, you should use rhodonite when you have insect bites or any kind of scarring, as it helps these heal (via Charms of Light). Moreover, it can aid your hearing, bone growth, and even fertility. "It treats emphysema, auto-immune diseases and stomach ulcers" and "eases inflammation of joints and arthritis," Charms of Light explains.

Because of its healing and calming properties, rhodonite is particularly good at balancing your emotions and your overall mental well-being. It can clear your head of brain fog and keep you calm in upsetting situations, meaning people who suffer from anxiety may find some relief from this stone.

With such far-ranging properties, rhodonite is a great stone to use year-round because it helps you stabilize yourself in a way that other stones can't.