Chemical Formula: S8
Birthstone for Leo
Aligns with the Solar Plexus
Properties: Sulphur's bright yellow colour is reminiscent of the light and heat of the sun, and represents the Sun in the alchemical process. In the Biblical reference to fire and brimstone, brimstone is the ancient word for sulphur. Its fire burns off that which is not needed. It can be used to clear negative energy in the home, simply by placing it in a room, and it can help cleanse and eliminate negative thoughts and unhealthy behaviour patterns. Placed directly on the Solar Plexus, it can release anger and encourages us to express it in a constructive manner. Concurrently, its connection with the Solar Plexus makes it stimulating, mood lifting and inspiring, leaving us feeling lighter, energised and joyful, and bringing in new ideas and creativity. Native sulphur is extremely toxic to many bacteria and fungi, and some practitioners use its vibration to treat infections, especially of the skin. In the first phase of the alchemical process, sulphur and mercury are added to the vessel, in order to burn off the lead, leaving nothing but ash (Negredo) – the destruction that precedes creation.
Although elemental (mineral) sulphur is relatively harmless, and virtually impossible for the human body to assimilate, we recommend that care is taken when handling the mineral. Do not use the direct method of gem essence preparation, and wash your hands after handling.