Orpiment is a protective stone. It stimulates intellect and understanding of both the self and others. It stimulates growth and provides insights into what needs to be done.
Physical Energy Properties: Orpiment helps speed up recovery from disease and injury.
Emotional Energy Properties: Orpiment promotes the development of ideas, innocence, intimacy, investigations, and purity. It helps to aid in understanding and removing mental blocks.
Spiritual Energy Properties: Orpiment promotes dreams and dream recall.
Chakras: Solar Plexus
Astrological signs: Leo
History: Orpiment has been known since antiquity when it was used as a yellow-orange pigment. It gets its name from the Latin auripigmentum, which means gold colored. Until the early 20th century, the stone was widely used in medicine as a purgative and to help treat infections.
Source: Worldwide. Especially Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, United States.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Orpiment is an orange-yellow to lemon yellow botryoidal or reniform mineral. It can be found in foliated columnar form or as granular powders, fibrous aggregates and rarely as prismatic crystals. It is an arsenic sulphide mineral which forms in low-temperature hydrothermal veins and volcanic hot springs.
How to use it: Do not use Orpiment as an elixir. Wash hands after handling the stone. Do not smell, sniff or lick. Do not ingest. It is photosensitive and should be kept from direct sunlight and stored in dry light-proof containers.
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