Orpiment

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★ Metaphysical Properties and Mystic Lore: Orpiment works with your mind helping you to reason from a more aware perspective. It is useful in clearing and balancing your Solar Plexus Chakra, helping you to take action, and is also a great mineral for use while studying as it brings in the energy of analysis.

Orpiment (yellow) is a rare mineral that usually forms with Realgar (red to red-orange). In fact the two minerals are almost always together. Crystals of orpiment are extremely rare as it usually forms masses and crusts. The masses are sometimes transparent to a degree and have a gemmy quality to them. The yellow color is special to orpiment and can be confused only with a few other minerals. Orpiment is derived from the latin auripigmentum, or golden pigment. Its use as a dye or pigment is limited due to its instability. Over time, orpiment will deteriorate into a powder. The process takes a long time, but exposure to light will accelerate it. (Source: galleries.com)

CAUTION! Orpiment and Realgar contain arsenic. Wash your hands after working with this crystal.




Chakras: Solar Plexus

Hardness: 1.5-2

Pronunciation: OR-puh-ment


The photos below are examples. These exact crystals may no longer be in stock.

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The metaphysical properties for the crystals are from TheCrystalSite.com and CharmsOfLight.com unless otherwise stated.
Crystal pronunciations were provided for Crystal Guidance by Kristi Hugs.

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot give out medical advice. Crystals and energy healing should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care. Energy Healing is not meant to replace conventional medicine, but rather to complement and enhance it. Energy Healing should only be used with the understanding that it is not an independent therapy, but one that is a part of a holistic healing approach. Results of energy healing will vary from person to person.


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