Rhodonite is an ideal stone for processing and dispelling emotional pain. It clears away wounds and scars of the past, releasing abusive and self-destructive behaviors, feelings of hatred, anger or resentment, and allows one to see both sides of an issue. It encourages mutual understanding and opens one to forgiveness and reconciliation. It is a marvelous stone for turning back insults and understanding that retaliation and revenge only hurt the self. Rhodonite can be used in past-life healing to deal with betrayal and abandonment, and is especially empowering for those who are generally passive to act on their need for healing. Rhodonite brings balance to the emotional body, increasing self-esteem and confidence, and helps one to recognize and value their gifts and talents, and to expand them to their highest potential in order to help others.
In shades of pink or light scarlet, Rhodonite crystals reflect the Light of the heart and love, and stimulate the Heart Chakra located near the center of the breastbone. The Heart Chakra regulates our interaction with the external world and controls what we embrace and what we resist. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment, and helps in our relationships.