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★ Metaphysical Properties and Mystic Lore: Realgar is a stone that is especially potent at drawing energy into the body on all levels. This energy can be used in many ways. As a root chakra stone, it tends to bring energy — related most likely to kundalini — up through the chakras to enable its use on all levels. Realgar is used to go into the subconscious and unlock things we have hidden from ourselves. It can bring them to light where we can use and work with them. This makes realgar a crystal healing tool said to be excellent for healing past traumas where memories have been suppressed. This reflection of our true hidden selves can also bring calm acceptance of our selves and personal compassion. Realgar is said to be helpful for growth at a cellular level. It is also used in crystal healing for detoxification and reducing or removing dependency. It is also used to increase fertility and ameliorate sexual problems or lack of sexual energy. (Source:

Orpiment (yellow) is a rare mineral that usually forms with Realgar (red to orange-red). 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:

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

Chakras: Root, Sacral

Hardness: 1.5-2

Pronunciation: REE-AL-garr

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The metaphysical properties for the crystals are from and 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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