Alternative Names: Antimony Glance
Origin: notably Romania, China
Mineral Species: Stibnite
Mineral Group: Sulphides
Chemical Formula: Sb2S3
Crystal System: Orthorhombic
Colour: Steel grey
Typical Appearance: Prismatic crystals with vertical striations
Birthstone: Scorpio and Capricorn
Chakra Alignment: Navel (Sacral); Solar Plexus and Throat
Origin of Name & Mythology: The name reflects its antimony content. The Greek name for the mineral was "stibi" or "stimmi", from whence came the Latin "stibium" and the old name for the element antimony (Sb).
In spite of its colour, stibnite connects with the Sacral (Navel) Chakra, and promotes inner stillness and centering. The energy is subtle, and with the wand-shaped crystals it is not particularly directional, although the fan-shaped variety is more so. It has some affect on both the Solar Plexus and Throat Chakras, and gently touches both the Heart and Third Eye. It allows spiritual opening while remaining 'present' and aware. This crystal should not be used in normal preparation of gem elixirs.