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Sphalerite is an exceptional stone, with a number of impressive properties. One of its most powerful attributes is its action to help to prevent nervous exhaustion and fatigue.
If you have recently meditated with high vibration stones and feel odd or dizzy, this crystal will both ground you and energize you.
Severe tiredness can be a common result of using very stimulating crystals for a longer period than your body can take.
After using high crystal energy stones, this crystal is highly beneficial to use to aid grounding, as it will help you if you feel any of the symptoms of being ungrounded. This interesting crystal also helps to harmonize the male and female aspects of the personality, and will also assist with stimulating your creativity.
Sphalerite is a zinc ore and usually also contains some iron. Its name relates to the Greek word meaning 'treacherous'. This was because it created disappointment amongst early miners, who found that it often looked similar to Galena, a lead ore, but held no lead.
The other name used by German miners was 'zinc blende' or 'blende', and this has a similar meaning, as it means 'blind' or 'deceiving'. This crystal comes in quite a few colors, including black, brown, red, yellow, green, white and even colorless.
There is also a variety of this stone called Black Jack, which is much darker in color, and is said to contain more iron.
The color of these stones are quite deceptive, as what looks like black can be a deep orange when it is held up to the light, and while this is hard to capture in a photo, you can see it a little in some images.
See the photo below, which has a quite red part on the top. The quite red stones are also known as Ruby Jack, and they are said to be this color because they contain less iron.
It is one of the minerals that are said to be contained in Auralite 23 crystals. All of my pieces also have Calcite growing on them, and one has Dog Tooth Calcite on the stone, also known as Stellar Beam Calcite.
This is a strong crystal for grounding you spiritually, and is helpful to use if you have been doing a lot of meditation with crystals that stimulate the higher chakras, such as third eye chakra, crown chakra and soul star chakra stones.
This crystal has a quite strong action within all of the chakras that are below the heart.
It is a good healing stone on many levels, but it is the role of Sphalerite to ground your nervous system that is its most beneficial characteristic.
This stone is particularly helpful when you travel to the higher realms, and you have a different experience, that you find challenging to work out what it meant.
The highs you may experience when visiting the spiritual realms can cause many people to see things that are really more of a dream rather than reality. Sphalerite can help you to differentiate, to discern between dreams and reality, and to decide if its simply what you wished had happened.
In addition it is beneficial to keep a piece on you at times when you are having a reading done by someone else. It aids you to clearly discern when the reader is authentic, or if they are frauds and are not giving you genuine information.
Hold this crystal during meditation, as this is an excellent way to use it. While it is a helpful stone to combine with high vibration stones, it is also quite powerful in its own right. An interesting way to use it is to rub it as you settle down to start you meditation.
Using Sphalerite in this way can cause an enhancement of your visual abilities, and many people see a bright white light quite quickly when they do this.
This stone has been said to have been used in the distant past as part of tribal rituals, and it is said that it would awaken gifts at that time, and this was said to have been accompanied by an orange spark of light.
It may assist you to discover openings for a type of job that can be perfect for you. It stimulates your intuition, aiding you to be intuitively guided as to what action you could take.
Using it may help your inherent psychic abilities to open more easily, as it aligns you with your astral body. It can also aid you if you are not happily employed, as it can help you to find an improved type of work.
There are now a large number of books available on crystals, and many new ones are continuously being published. But I truly have to say that my favorite of the crystal books I have read are those shown below.
Some are very in-depth crystal reference books, and many are worth reading and owning as reference material. I feel that any one of these books would benefit you when you have a specific question you need answered.
Melody's Encyclopedia, Love Is In The Earth simply covers so many crystals and stones that on its own is well-nigh a reference library.
Judy Hall has written many books and one of her latest books covers a very interesting topic. Its name is Crystals and Sacred Sites, Use Crystals to Access the Power of Sacred Landscapes.
In this book you can discover so much about many extraordinary places in the world that many powerful stones originate from. If you would to read reviews of my favorite Crystal Books click here.