Alternative Names: Antimony Glance

Mineral Information

Origin: notably Romania, China

Mineral Species: Stibnite

Mineral Group: Sulphides

Chemical Formula: Sb2S3

Hardness: 2

Crystal System: Orthorhombic

Colour: Steel grey

Typical Appearance: Prismatic crystals with vertical striations

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Scorpio and Capricorn

Chakra Alignment: Navel (Sacral); Solar Plexus and Throat

Element: None

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).

Additional Information

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.