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cinnabariteCinnabarite (commonly known as Cinnabar) is an ancient, powerful stone used in alchemy and the transformative process. Sometimes called the “Merchants Stone,” it is often placed near financial areas to attract abundance. It helps you to develop and ground personal power for universal good.

Historical Folklore

The word “cinnabar” is derived from the Persian term for “dragon blood”.

This stone is sometimes associated with the Archangel Michael.

It was once used by ancient societies as a red pigment. It has since been retired for containing Mercury.


Cinnabarite is a mercury sulfide crystal. It is typically found with a red, pink, or white coloration. This stone can be found worldwide.

Chakra Association

This stone is associated with the Earth star, root, and sacral chakras.


You can place this stone in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.

Cinnabarite is in the sulfate family, which sometimes contains mercury. It is usually sold polished, as this helps seal off poisonous parts of the stone. Handle this stone with caution, washing your hands after use. Do not make elixir from cinnabarite. Keep it out of reach of children.

Astrological Association

This stone is associated with Leo.

Health Folklore

Cinnabarite is said to help the blood and female reproductive organs. It may also aid in weight loss. It should be noted that this stone contains mercury and can be toxic.

Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.

Cinnabarite at Crystal Life

We hand-select all our stones here at Crystal Life. After hundreds of thousands of years in the earth, they are eager to begin work with their new human partners! When stones arrive at Crystal Life they are welcomed warmly by staff members and the store’s resident nature spirits. The stones are energetically cleared on a regular basis, to help them maintain their own inherent peaceful characteristics and personalities while being visited by so many store guests.

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