Chemical Formula: PbS – lead sulphide
Birthstone for Capricorn
Aligns with the Root Chakra; affects all chakras
Properties: Galena proves that you can’t judge a book by its cover. Galena clears and aligns all the chakras, from the Root through to the Crown, releasing anything that is stagnant or not needed. It leaves us feeling both physically and mentally calm and neutral, and the body almost weightless, without any sense of fatigue. It is a lead ore, and therefore heavy, and the crystal system is cubic, representing Earth, making it a good candidate for a grounding mineral. At the same time, its silvery grey colouration creates an alliance with the Crown Chakra, so it can be used to clear and open the Crown and connect with Source, while remaining firmly in the body. The lead content provides a shielding effect to help alleviate electromagnetic stress. There are many lead ores, most of them colourful and translucent. Galena most closely resembles the colour of the lead, and can represent the base metal with which we begin a transformational alchemical process, the spiritual journey towards becoming pure gold. In tarot, this is represented by The Fool, about to take his leap of faith, symbolising the first stage on the Soul’s Journey.
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