Cinnabar (also known as Cinnabarite) is a stone of dull-red to scarlet shades, whose mineral pigments reflect the hot and flaming environment in which it originates. Cinnabar is found as granular crusts or veins related with volcanic activity and hot springs, and is the most common ore for extracting mercury.
This crystal is a stone of metamorphosis that encourages an inner quest for truth, development, and self-discovery. If you're feeling overwhelmed or anxious, it can help you start your path - or encourage you to continue moving - towards inner calm. This will allow you to make decisions with your heart and spiritual body rather than your head and mind, which is all too often muddled and easily distracted. Use Cinnabar to reinforce your visions, which leads to positive actions and outcomes.
For thousands of years, Cinnabar has been used to create mercury, pigments, and cosmetics. Its use, however, has declined due to its toxicity. Care must always be taken with this stone to avoid inhaling or ingesting dust, and in avoiding direct contact. Always wash your hands after any contact with Cinnabar to avoid exposure to potential trace elements of mercury.
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