Alternative Names: None

Mineral Information

Origin: Worldwide

Mineral Species: Molybdenite

Mineral Group: Sulphides

Chemical Formula: MoS2

Hardness: 1-1.5

Crystal System: Hexagonal

Colour: Steel grey

Typical Appearance: Tabular crystals or flakes, usually embedded in matrix. (Molybdenite is frequently found on quartzite matrix. The addition of quartz brings further strength and clarity to the mineral’s qualities, and more impetus to move forward with new plans and ideas).

Esoteric Information

Birthstone: Scorpio

Chakra Alignment: All Chakras

Element: Spirit and Water

Origin of Name & Mythology: From the Greek "molybdos", meaning 'lead'.

Additional Information

Molybdenite smooths the way to self-realisation, by encouraging self-reflection and stimulating creative thought process, as well as general creativity. Creative thoughts will have clarity and direction, so ideas become relatively easy to manifest. Molybdentite does not align itself with one particular chakra, but rather shines light onto each chakra, especially when held in the near vicinity. It then mirrors back any problems in the area, so we understand where clearing and healing needs to take place, before encouraging the clearing process to begin. As a result, each chakra becomes balanced and vibrant. The process extends to the corresponding layers of the body’s energy field (subtle bodies), so the ‘tune up’ takes place on every level, and there is a sense of the physical body and energetic bodies becoming coherent and whole, while at the same time the auric field is strengthened. The process can extend outwards to those we are working with and relating to, meaning that working with others brings less friction and brings more continuity of ideas and direction.

Molybdenite transmits energy and encourages flow of energy, which is neither directional nor linear, but rather goes where it is needed.