Chemical Formula: MnCO3 - manganese carbonate
Birthstone for Scorpio and Leo
Aligns with the Heart Chakra
Properties: Rhodochrosite is energising and tremendously uplifting. With its bright pink colouration (in its classic colouring), it obviously aligns with the heart chakra and love. In this case, although working on many levels and in many contexts, the emotional sense tunes into the feelings we get with the exciting first flutterings of new love, and it can bestow a positive enthusiasm and love for life and all within it. Rhodochrosite can be employed as a general balancer, including balancing male/female energy, and makes an excellent anti-depressant. It aids our recognition of the restrictions and inhibitions we place on ourselves, or have accepted and adopted through upbringing and environment, so we can release them and embrace the delights life presents us. Its energy is gentle but very dynamic, and so it can also be used to increase the libido.