Children are often attracted to Rose Quartz and Amethyst as their first crystals, and Tiger Eye is a great tool to enhance their self-esteem & courage, but I think Love is the core of everything, and Rhodochrosite is the next level in a Heart Chakra stone. It is also a very pretty pink stone, so children are attracted to it, and is readily available.
Love and balance is its core energy, but it is also an excellent healing stone, particularly emotional wounds and trauma. I love this crystal for kids, as it has a gentle energy, whilst stimulating and integrating their physical and spiritual energies; so important as they develop. It opens the heart, lifting depression and irritation and encouraging a positive and cheerful outlook. It improves self worth and soothes emotional stress. Rhodochrosite regulates and stabilises the heart beat, easing anxiety, balances blood pressure and stimulates circulation. It alleviates migraines, skin disorders, thyroid imbalances, and intestinal problems. Rhodochrosite purifies the circulatory system and restores poor eyesight.
Rhodochrosite forms from manganese carbonate (part of the Calcite group) and is often found in silver mines. The colour is caused by manganese, and calcite and iron are also frequently present. Found mostly in Argentina, the mine is located in the Capillitas district at an altitude of 10,000 feet. For this reason access to the mine has never been easy, but the mine has been around since the Incan times.
Reviewed by Angi from the Crystal Ball Bookstore, Cairns