Chemical Formula: ZnS - zinc sulphide
Birthstone for Gemini
Aligns with the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras; affects the Throat and Third Eye Chakras
Properties: Sphalerite fills the body with golden light, and imbues a feeling of 'lightness' within. It is warming, stimulating and uplifting, and strengthens the immune system. It encourages psychic and spiritual development and can be very helpful in meditation and visualisation work. Because its name comes from Greek, meaning 'deceitful', due to the fact that it is used as an ore, some believe it helps us to recognise deceit and treachery. The above information refers to sphalerite in the form of a translucent brown crystal. The metallic version of sphalerite has a very similar and quite powerful energy, with a stronger connection to the Root (Base) Chakra, and less to the Earth.