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Sulphur belongs to the Chalcogen family, and it comes in both crystalline and massive form. It comes in colours ranging from light yellow to deep yellow. It has a negative energy charge which makes it great for absorbing negative energies.
Physical Energy Properties: Wonderful for reinvigorating the system after illness, also great for infections and fevers as well as minor insect bites. Treats swelling and joint pain. Can also be used as an insect fumigant but not to be ingested by humans.
Emotional Energy Properties: Helps to ease stubbornness or rebellion allowing you to do what needs to be done for your own good. It’s also good for getting rid of distracting thoughts and for inspiring your imagination. This is a great stone for transformation of any kind and will also bring stability.
Chakras: Associated with the Solar Plexus chakra.
Astrological signs: Correlates with the sign of Leo.
History: Sulfur was used in ancient times in India, Greece, China, and Egypt. It’s also mentioned in the Bible as brimstone and hell is mentioned to smell like sulphur, most likely because of volcanic activity, which is where the term "fire-and-brimstone" comes from. In ancient Egypt, sulphur ointment was used to treat granular eyelids. In Greece, it was used for fumigation and medicine. In China a type of sulphur known as shiliuhuang for it’s ability to light fire and other alchemical properties. Indian alchemists also used sulphur and called it gandhaka which means the smelly. European alchemists gave sulphur the alchemical symbol of a triangle at the top of a cross. It was used in creams to treat ringworm, scabies, psoriasis, eczema, and acne because of its antibacterial qualities.
Where it's found: Mainly found in Sicily, Italy as well as Greece and South America.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Sulfur happens to be the tenth most common element by mass in the entire universe. It’s also the fifth most common element on Earth. Sulphur on Earth usually forms as sulphide and sulphate minerals. Most sulphur these days is created by removing sulphur from natural gas and petroleum. It’s mainly used as the sulfuric acid for sulphate and phosphate fertilizers, as well as matches, fungicides and pesticides.
How to use it: Use the crystal version of sulphate to put over wounds and then either bury them or cleanse them after. You can also use the crystals in meditation and to balance the Solar Plexus chakra.
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