Known as the Stone of the Compassionate Heart, Rhodochrosite symbolizes selfless love. Rhodochrosite, however, directs that love first toward the self for the specific purpose of emotional healing. By empowering one to earnestly examine old wounds, suppressed feelings, and traumas of childhood or past lives, it enables one to view old situations with new information, and allows one to acknowledge and release pain, along with destructive patterns of behavior one may have adopted as a means to cope.
Rhodochrosite is a rescue/remedy stone, one that not only aids those in need but one that rescues the rescuer. It first directs its energy to the self, specifically for the purposes of emotional healing. It enables one to go deep within the heart to safely acknowledge, relive, and then release one’s emotional wounds.