Stibnite

Stibnite

Chemical Formula: Sb2S3 - antimony sulphide

Re-named in 1832 by François Sulpice Beudant. According to Dioscorides, the original Greek names for the mineral were Στιβι "stibi", Στιμμι "stimmi", and Πλατνόπθαλμου. The former name became the Latin "stibium" and the old name for the element antimony (Sb). Named spiessglas in 1430 by Basil Velentine who showed the mineral contained sulphur. Also kniown as antimony glance, antimonite, and stibine.

Birthstone for Scorpio and Capricorn
Aligns with the Sacral Chakra; affects the Solar Plexus and Throat Chakras

Properties: In spite of its colour, stibnite connects with the Sacral Chakra, and promotes inner stillness and centering. The energy is subtle, and with the wand-shaped crystals it is not particularly directional, although the fan-shaped variety is more so. It has some affect on both the Solar Plexus and Throat Chakras, and gently touches both the Heart and Third Eye. It allows spiritual opening while remaining 'present' and aware.

This mineral is an antimony ore, and should not be used in the direct of preparing gem elixirs.

 


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