Large Tumbled Cinnabarite
These pieces of Large Tumbled Cinnabarite have been polished to a soft waxy sheen and vary in size from about 1″ to 1.25″ in length.
Handle this stone with caution, Cinnabarite contains Cinnabar, a Toxic Sulfide mineral that can expose you to mercury if misused. Wash your hands after use. Do not make elixir from this stone or any other potentially hazardous minerals. Keep it out of reach of children.
Cinnabarite is an ancient, powerful stone that has been used in art science historic 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.
The word “cinnabar” is derived from the Persian term for “dragon blood”.
Cinnabar was used heavily in ancient Rome the near east and the new world as a rouge-like red pigment for art and cosmetics. It was known by ancients to have toxic effects from over exposure and is no longer used as a pigment. Pure Cinnabar contains small amounts of Mercury that are released when the stone is crushed or ground up.
This stone is associated with the Earth star, root, and sacral chakras.
This stone is associated with Leo.
Historic Health Folklore
Pure Cinnabar is Toxic and is not recommended for any form of healing that requires prolonged physical contact.
Historically Cinnabarite was said to “help the blood” and aid in weight loss. It should be noted that this stone contains mercury and these effects were likely a result of chronic exposure to mercury.
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 a is typically found as a mixture of a mineral matrix, commonly Quartz, Calcite, dolomite or barite, with pure Cinnabar being deposited on that matrix. Cinnabar bright red or pink sulfide crystal formally named mercury sulfide. Cinnabar is the most common source of mercury being found globally and has been mined for much of human history to be used as either a pigment or to crushed and heated to extract pure mercury.
Large Tumbled Cinnabarite Care
All gemstones are unique and special. Variation in color and inclusions are natural and to be expected. We have selected all of our stones for their high vibration and quality. Bathe in full moonlight regularly to energize crystals. Cleanse by placing your Large Tumbled Cinnabarite on a piece of selenite or by moving through the smoke of sage.
Cinnabarite at Crystal Life
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