Sphalerite comes from a Greek word "sphaleros" that can mean treacherous or deceiving. This name stems from the difficulty of identifying Sphalerite, as it can be combined with many different minerals, appearing different in each specimen. Also, depending on the Iron content, Sphalerite can be nearly clear to totally black. Few minerals display such a range of transparency as Sphalerite.
Sphalerite helps us to distinguish truth from fantasy. In this way, Sphalerite is a stone that protects us by helping us to protect ourselves. Its grounding properties keep us from being seduced by lofty promises and from deceiving ourselves; it helps us to avoid getting caught up in what is unrealistic or even impossible. When we are present and with a clear mind, we can see what is truly most valuable in our lives, and work to secure and protect these gifts.
As an energizing stone, Sphalerite is strongly connected to the energies of the earth and can help balance mental or spiritual overstimulation. Physically energizing stones can help balance an overactive mind and help us overcome intrusive or defeating thoughts. Sphalerite can be a reminder that when our mind is restless, getting up and moving will have a calming effect. This can be a good stone for those who are just bringing their yoga practice or fitness routine.
Sphalerite is a stone of earth and fire energy; it can be an excellent stone for stimulating passion, growing confidence and sparking creativity. This is especially effective when paired with a Carnelian, or any fiery crystal.
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