The Merchants Wealth Stone - "The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own." Benjamin Disraeli.
So what's the hype? Why NEED this stone in your collection?
Besides the difficulty in finding the stone, the overall price found in many retail stores (nearing $1 per GRAM makes a 75 gram stone $75) makes one wonder .... why is this so expensive?
Cinnabar has strong metaphysical properties, and it has been known for thousands of years as a stone for manifestation and wealth creation, and has been labeled the 'Merchants Stone'. It has been featured and used in Kingdoms across history as a sign of wealth, strength and powerful spiritually connection.
Wealth & Business:
It is the stone to have in your business to manifest money flow or to use to create personal wealth. It may help you to ascertain where problems are that may block your abundance. It promotes and stimulates an increase in self confidence and facilitate more fluency in your communications. It aids sales people, increase their awareness and assertiveness and aids in their speech to be more articulate and more persuasive. It is truly best to keep it close to where you create, receive or generate your money as it best known for its increase in wealth.
Besides the energy of this stone bringing an increase of wealth into your business and personal finances it also brings mystic psychic visions and it has a powerful resonance that assists the awakening of your spiritual potential. It has powerful metaphysical properties within the third eye chakra, and this strong vibration may create the conditions required to aid your life to progress in alignment with Divine Will. It will aid in the development of your intuition and bring forth an increase in your mental alertness, ingenuity and your ability to think more directly and creatively.
Chakra: Your creative gifts resonate from within your sacral chakra and this stone has a strong energy that will enhance your creativity. The third eye chakra strongly relates to inspired thinking and access to your innate inner knowledge. This crystal will link the third eye chakra with the lower chakra, specifically the sacral chakra and base chakra, and this stones ability to link these chakras is very powerful. It has powerful metaphysical properties that encourage you to think in a more inspired and spiritually creative way. This connection between the spiritual world and the physical world makes this a potent stone. In short, it is known as a stone of transformation, of magic, alchemy and healing, and may be used to align all of the chakras and release fear and resentment.
A brief history of Cinnabar:
In ancient times, the raw form of Cinnabar was removed from his natural place and had to be placed in sealed cloth bags due its mercury contain. Cinnabar in its natural form is a mercury sulfide mineral with a chemical composition of HgS. It is the only important ore of mercury, typically grows and is found along side Quartz. It has a bright red color that has caused people to use it as a pigment, and carve it into jewelry, ornaments and crystal shapes for thousands of years in many parts of the world. However, because it does contain mercury is it not often found as a stone solely on its own. When it is in its natural form it is ALWAYS (and should always be) literally attached to Quartz Crystal because of Cinnabars mercury content. Which means in its natural form you do not want to heat it, wet it or otherwise touch the Cinnabar portion of the stone. For many years, Quartz and Cinnabar have been combined through a heating and cooling process in a regulated space that allows them to be shaped into a tower or crystal ball (if this process did not occur you would literally be unable to touch it due to it's high contain of mercury).