Mineral Species: Bismuth
Mineral Group: Elements
Chemical Formula: Bi
Crystal System: Trigonal
Colour: Silver-grey. Tarnishes iridescent pinkish, yellowish or bluish.
Typical Appearance: Typically as groups of stacked hopper shape crystals.
Birthstone: Secondary birthstone for Aquarius
Chakra Alignment: All chakras
Element: All, primarily Earth
Origin of Name & Mythology: As a chemical element Bismuth was officially discovered in 1753 by French scientist Claude Geoffroy. The origin of the name comes from the German words Weisse Masse meaning white mass.
(This refers to lab-grown multi-coloured bismuth): Bismuth’s beautiful rainbow colours awaken and align the entire chakra system and corresponding layers of the energy body, while at the same time bringing a sense of presence in the physical body and connectedness with the Earth. Its strong geometric structure introduces order and organisation into chaotic situations and mindsets, and as such can be beneficial when organising ideas and projects.
Bismuth’s mirror-like quality aids self-reflection, and it also calms and soothes the mind. It can also be used to help block electromagnetic radiation from computers, phones, etc. Physically, bismuth can be used to treat stomach problems, such as excess acid and certain types of stomach ulcers, and also appears to have some affect on the spleen, thyroid and parathyroid.
Some authors suggest that Bismuth transforms the energy of the Crown Chakra to energise the Root Chakra, thereby actualising the power of wisdom. This correlates with the sense of presence one feels when holding and working with it.