In a previous article entitled The Love Stones, we highlighted Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, and Pink Tourmaline. It is no accident that all of those stones, as well as Rhodochrosite and Pink Opal, highlighted here, are pink. Pink stones not only help to clear emotional stress, they also express the energy of unconditional or universal love and compassion. The vibration of pink helps to reduce aggression as well as promote understanding and empathy.
Representing both selfless love and compassion, Rhodochrosite (alternate spelling rhodocrosite) is an excellent stone for both the heart and relationships, especially for people who feel unloved.
Similar in color and composition (manganese ore) to Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite contains additional calcium, magnesium and iron, which give it a more transparent or translucent aspect. This stone’s coloration, with its banded zones of pink, red, peach, and cream, allow it to clear the base, sacral, and solar plexus chakras, blending these energies wherever there is disruption due to emotional stress. Look for this stone to improve poor self-worth and lack of confidence.
Mentally, Rhodochrosite is enlivening, encouraging a positive attitude, and enhancing dream states and creativity. Emotionally, this stone encourages the spontaneous express of feelings. To achieve equanimity, breath through the stone, visualizing pink light around you, allowing tensions to drain through the soles of your feet. Physically, Rhodochrosite relieves asthma and respiratory problems, acting as a filter.
Pink Opal is one of a variety of common opals that appear opaque, with none of the dynamic plays of color seen in precious opals. However, pink opal vibrates at a gentle frequency, thus enhancing its calming and soothing effect on the emotional body. Associated with love, passion, desire, and eroticism, pink opal will help to bring the joy back into your life. This stone is well suited for the sensitive and loving individual – anyone in need of healing from the wounds of the heart using the heart chakra.
Pink opal helps one remain calm and centered; it brings a sense of love, peace, and tranquility to the aura. As a stone of renewal, pink opal will aide in the journey toward self-acceptance and love. These stones are also helpful in the relief of fear, worry, or anxiety.
The word opal derives from the Sanskrit upala and the Latin opalus meaning precious stone. The Romans considered the opal a stone of love, compassion, and hope. According to Australian legend, the stars are governed by a huge opal that also controls gold and acts as a guide to profound human love.
Physically, Pink Opal soothes irritated skin, helps with issues relating to the lungs, heart, liver and spleen, and may be beneficial for those suffering from hypoglycemia or diabetes.
Warning: Common opals contain up to thirty percent water; if the stone is cracked, it loses the water that is responsible for their opalescence. Do not leave opals in sunlight or the stones will become brittle and break.
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