Cinnabarite is a powerful ancient alchemical stone used in the transformative process. Sometimes called the “Merchants Stone,” it is often placed in or near the financial area to attract abundance. It helps you to develop and ground personal power for universal good.
Like many powerful stones, cinnabarite has its dark side as well; it is in the sulfate family and the red sometimes contains mercury. It is usually sold polished, as this helps seal the poisonous possibilities. Nevertheless, handle cinnabarite with caution, washing your hands after use; do not make an elixir from it; do not let children play with it.