Cinnabar - Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

If one would want to work with a crystal that depicts the changes that he/she goes through after identifying the ego of the small self to the soul’s consciousness of the true self, Cinnabar is the perfect and ideal crystal.

Cinnabar is a colorful stone and has an amazing color that is relatively very uncommon in the color palette of the minerals. Cinnabar is said to have the connection with the merchant alchemy, spiritual alchemy, and metal magic.

Cinnabar is known as the Merchants Stone in the Orient. The strong metaphysical properties that this stone holds bring an increase in the wealth and business of the wearer.  It is believed that keeping a Cinnabar in one’s cash box increases his wealth and standard of living. Cinnabar silver jewelry empowers the wearer to complete his divine purposes of life and awakens his mystic and psychic abilities. For this purpose, Cinnabar has been honored with the name of “The Magicians Stone”.

Cinnabar is a powerful transformational tool that can be used for its energy to completely embrace the intrinsic genius.

Where is Cinnabar found?

Cinnabar is found in all those places where mercury is yielded. The noteworthy places where Cinnabar is found are Philippines, California, Spain, Egypt, Slovenia, Alps Mountains, Alaska, Tuscany, Serbia, Texas, Arkansas, Peru, and China. One of the primary sources of Mercury is the Red Devil Cinnabar Mine.

Healing Properties

The beneficial properties of Cinnabar include:

  • Physical Healer

Cinnabar is said to heal the sexual issues, fertility and induces weight loss. It is used to support treatment of blood disorders, viral infections, and fungal infections. It is also considered to increase the formation white blood cells in the body thereby enhancing the immunity of the wearer.

  • Emotional Healer

The magical powers of Cinnabar helps in making the wearer a good decision maker as it inculcates such qualities that can induce the wearer to think wisely whatever is good for him and what is good for his family members.

Cinnabar is helpful in fending off depressive thoughts, depression, and dejection. It supports the person who feels aloof and alone even in between a crowd. It frees the wearer from the mental problems that exhausts him to a large extent.

  • Spiritual Healer

This stone is termed as the magical pill of immortality. It allows the wearer to accept himself as he has been sent on the earth by the supreme. It gives the wearer a mental stability and relaxation from the worldly issues and allows him to involve in the deep meditation. Being a spiritual healer, it instils confidence in the wearer to feel comfortable amongst many people.

Cinnabar supports teamwork, and helps to keep in mind the fact that "to give is Divine". Cinnabar bonds the wearer with the source of all living beings.

  • Heals and Balances Chakra

Cinnabar is considered as the healer of the root chakra. The root is located at the base of the spine. It is the most instinctual of all chakras and sets up a deepest connection with your physical body. Root chakra carries our ancestral memories, and most of the people could not remember it easily as their chakra is blocked or polluted. Cinnabar is a miraculous stone that can help heal the root chakra.

Cinnabar Facts

Some facts about Cinnabar

  • In ancient times, the Arabian and the Chinese alchemists used to haul out mercury from Cinnabar.
  • During the peak of Maya civilization, Cinnabar was used in royal burial chambers, where the noble women and their belongings were completely covered by the red powder of Cinnabar. It has been used in the Tomb of the Red Queen in Palenque in between 600-700 AD.
  • The word 'Cinnabar' has been derived from 'dragon's blood’, from a Persian word.
  • Cinnabar is good for people who are into race car driving, hunting, martial arts, etc.

Metaphysical Properties

Cinnabar is a red crystalline form of mercuric sulphide. In its natural state, it is a red crystalline solid. Cinnabar is said to be the common ore of mercury. The hardness of Cinnabar is 2–2.5 on the Moh’s scale of hardness and has the specific gravity of 8.1.

The symmetry of Cinnabar resembles Quartz, and some of its optical characters are also same.

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Cinnabar Color

Cinnabar is usually found in a gigantic, coarse or earthy form and is bright crimson to brick-red in color. It generally occurs in a crystalline form and has a non-metallic lustre. The crystals of Cinnabar occurs in massive form, however, they are sometimes twinned.

Cinnabar Colors

  • CleavagePrismatic {1010}, perfect
  • Other NamesThe Merchant’s Stone
  • Crystal HabitRhombohedral to tabular
  • StreakScarlet
  • Refractive Indexnω = 2.905 nε = 3.256
  • DiaphaneityTransparent in thin pieces
  • Mohs scale (hardness)2–2.5
  • SourcesPhilippines, California, Spain, Egypt, Slovenia, Alps Mountains, Alaska, Tuscany, Serbia, Texas, Arkansas, Peru, and China
  • Chemical formulaMercury(II) sulfide, HgS
  • LustreVitreous to dull
  • ColorRed, towards brownish red and lead-gray
  • Chakra HealingRoot or base chakra
  • BirthstoneFebruary
  • Zodiaccapricorn
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  • amelia
    Oct 31, 2014, 11:44:40 AM

    Thanks for revealing such beneficial information about this gemstone. There is a question in my mind, that Cinnabar does not have any carving on its surface since its birth but if we apply this, will it affect the properties of this charm?

  • Gemexi
    Nov 3, 2014, 1:24:42 PM

    Hi Amelia… Actually the carving that you see on Cinnabar is man-made and just enhances the opulent gape of the charm. It does not play any role in related to the properties of gemstone. So, enjoy it on your piece.

  • Paco
    Nov 12, 2014, 3:46:30 PM

    Cinnabar is the best charm for the venture loving people. Martial art is my passion and I was thinking that I should try this talisman for the same. Suggest please should I go for it?

  • Gemexi
    Nov 15, 2014, 3:44:19 PM

    Yeah Paco, Cinnabar is best for the one who always be interested in the adventurous activities like hunting driving, martial arts etc. So, go for it and prove yourself and your skills in this field. Best of Luck.

  • Pamila
    Nov 22, 2014, 5:23:40 AM

    Cinnabar is specialist in treating infections like fungal and viral. I want to try this gemstone for the same as I was searching for a gemstone which may offer such properties to me. Should I go for it? Please suggest.

  • Gemexi
    Nov 29, 2014, 4:23:02 AM

    Yeah Pamila you should go for it if you find it suiting your needs. You may also consult with your astrologer if there is some confusion in your mind regarding the same.

  • Owen
    Jul 4, 2015, 4:10:12 AM

    It is said Cinnabar stone is excellent to have in your business to manifest money. Should I go for it as I am planning to start my own business.

  • Zara
    Jun 18, 2019, 10:31:15 PM

    Your cinnabar collection looks awesome!!! I will start having it from next week. :) Hope your jewelry looks perfect in real more than a picture.\n

  • Bonita
    Aug 11, 2019, 10:33:54 PM

    Your post about the healing benefits of stone is so goodly.

  • krihsal
    Sep 27, 2019, 9:58:33 PM

    what a different and unique gemstone-like it so much!

  • johana
    Nov 22, 2019, 9:33:07 PM

    Have a nice experience of shopping with you with great prices and support to the customers. Feels happy & get back to you soon.

  • nimmi
    Jan 20, 2020, 9:45:49 PM

    I have several types of stone but I never purchase a cinnabar stone. You have a nice collection. Surely buy it too.

  • jacklin
    Jun 23, 2020, 5:11:34 AM

    Cinnabar is one of the famous stones. And I like the message you have given in your article/page about this incredible stone.

  • Emily
    Nov 20, 2020, 4:47:58 AM

    Very beautiful stone and great information.

    Nov 24, 2020, 7:06:40 AM

    Thank you so much:)

  • Victoria
    Jul 23, 2021, 8:37:52 AM

    It's hard to put into words how incredible this pendant is. Of all the Cinnabar jewelry options, this one is just perfect for what I was looking for. It's a great size and has a casual element for everyday wear, but it can also be dressy for more formal attire. I'm so happy with how this pendant turned out.

    Jul 26, 2021, 5:48:56 AM

    Victoria, Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We will be happy to serve you again.

  • Simone Patinson
    Jan 7, 2022, 10:38:33 AM

    Wow!! I have purchased some Cinnabar jewelry pieces from Gemexi, and I must say all your jewelry pieces of Cinnabar are amazing. They look similar, as shown in the jewelry pictures. The best part about this gemstone jewelry is the color combination of pink and cream.

    Jan 8, 2022, 11:42:13 AM

    Thank you so much for loving our jewelry & for the kind words. We're delighted to hear that you had such a great experience. We will be happy to assist you again.

  • Emmi
    Jan 27, 2022, 7:24:16 AM

    This Beautiful Cinnabar Stone is so pretty. I ordered a pendant or earring which is so pretty. thank you gemexi for these beauties.

    Jan 29, 2022, 11:24:15 AM

    Thankyou for shopping with us. We are glad to know that you have loved the jewelry and had a great experience. We are happy to assist you again.

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