Sphalerite Meaning & Properties

Creativity, Harmony and Grounding

➤ By Liz Oakes

Sphalerite are powerful to both ground you and energize youThis is an exceptional stone, with a number of impressive properties.

They may particularly help when you have recently meditated with high vibration stones and feel odd or dizzy.

Severe tiredness can be a common result of using very stimulating crystals for a longer period than your body can take.

SphaleriteSphalerite with small amount of Stellar Beam Calcite

One of its most powerful attributes is its action to help to prevent nervous exhaustion and fatigue. 

After using high crystal energy stones, this crystal is highly beneficial to use to aid grounding and 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. It will also assist with stimulating your creativity. 

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Why Would You Use Sphalerite?

There are quite a few Sphalerite uses with some excellent reasons why you might choose to use these unusual stones including the following.

One of its most beneficial characteristics is its role of  to ground your nervous system, with one of its most important attributes being its action to ground you spiritually.

Do you know if you are ungrounded? One of the most advantageous Sphalerite uses relates to its strong action for grounding you at the lower chakras.


While it is a good healing stone on many levels, it has an especially strong action within all of the chakras that are below the heart.

This interesting crystal will work within these areas to boost your stamina, passion for life and overall energy.

Use For Meditation

An interesting way to use it is to rub it as you settle down to start your meditation.

Using a piece of Sphalerite crystal 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.


It is helpful to use if you have been doing a lot of meditation with crystals that stimulate the higher chakras.

This includes the third eye chakra, crown chakra and soul star chakra stones.

In addition it is beneficial to use it but keeping it on the body. 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.

Benefits When Visiting The Spiritual Realms 

There are a number of benefits from using this stone, but it is particularly helpful when you travel to the higher realms.

You may find that you have a different experience and perhaps you may 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.

SphaleriteSphalerite With White Stellar Beam Calcite

One of the Sphalerite benefits is how it can help you to differentiate, to discern between dreams and reality, and to decide if it's simply what you wished had happened.

Many of you can have unusual experiences during your travels in the higher realms.

Using this crystal may boost your ability to discriminate at these times, and may help you to work out if what you are experiencing is real or not.

Sphalerite Metaphysical Properties: How Do You Use It?

Sphalerite metaphysical properties can be noticed most clearly when you 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.


This stone has been said to have been used in the distant past as part of tribal rituals. 

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.

How Will Sphalerite Crystals Help You?

If you have been meditating regularly with any of the high crystal energy stones and experience symptoms of being dizzy or disoriented, this stone will help to ground you and energize you.

SphaleriteSphalerite With Dog Tooth Calcite On Top

When you use high vibration crystals, Sphalerite is extremely helpful to create grounding, so use it if you experience any of the symptoms from being ungrounded.

It is understandable that many people are attracted to the idea of working with high vibration stones, and the idea of developing your psychic abilities is very attractive.

But if you work with high crystal energy stones too much you can actually become sick.

Common symptoms of being ungrounded include feeling spacey, light headed and/or dizzy and feeling excessively drained or fatigued.

Sphalerite Is An Excellent Grounding Stone

Sphalerite has an excellent grounding action. It works through both the base or root chakra and earth star chakra to fully ground your energy.

Many of you may have been concentrating on your spirituality by using high vibration stones.  This can have a detrimental effect on the body, and the nervous system. 

It is valuable to use spiritual grounding crystals like this one, to help to ameliorate these problems, as it helps to ground your nervous system.


It is very important to know all of the symptoms of being ungrounded. So if you are not quite sure of what the symptoms, checkout the page about grounding and learn: Are you ungrounded?

Sphalerite Healing Properties: Who Should Use It?

This crystal is a good healing stone, with excellent healing properties that help to support the immune system and can assist you to recover more quickly from infections.

One of its more useful healing properties is its action to heal issues in the eyes, and it is also helpful to assist the nervous system.

Sphalerite meanings and properties

It is an excellent stone for athletes to use, as it helps you to get back to normal more quickly after heavy exercise, as it helps to replenish the oxygen in the blood.

It vibrates within the sacral chakra which is the area of the body that helps to stimulate creative gifts, so it is  beneficial stone to enhance your creativity.

Sphalerite helps to harmonize the male and female elements of your disposition.

This means that when there is an overabundance of either female or male attributes, this stone will cause whichever is too low to be increased.

As this wonderful crystal helps to harmonize the male and female aspects of the personality, this helps to create an end result of an harmonious and balanced personality.


Its action at the solar plexus or power chakra, helps to aid manifestation as well as boosting your will power.

It is quite interesting that using this strong grounding stone can also help your own psychic abilities to open up.

This is because it removes blockages that may have been stopping you from allowing your psychic gifts to blossom.

Where Is It From? Sphalerite Meaning

Sphalerite crystal meaning: the meaning of its name relates to the Greek word meaning 'treacherous'.

This was because it created disappointment among 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'.

It is one of the minerals that are said to be contained in Auralite 23 crystals.

All of my pieces also have tiny pieces of Calcite growing on them and this may be called druse or druzy Sphalerite.

Small pieces of druse or druzy crystals refers to when very small pieces of crystal form on another crystal. This drusy crystal may be calcite or quartz and may often be quite tiny.

Some of the pieces shown here have inclusions of Dog Tooth Calcite on the stone, also known as Stellar Beam Calcite.

Sphalerite Colors

This is a zinc ore and usually also contains some iron. 

There is also a variety of this stone called Black Jack, which is much darker in color, and is said to contain more iron.

This crystal comes in quite a few colors. This includes black, brown, red, yellow, green, white and even colorless stone.

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.

While this is hard to capture in a photo, you can see it a little in some images.

Sphalerite Stellar Beam CalciteSphalerite with Stellar Beam Calcite

See the photo above, 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.

There is also a type that is colored purple and the purple Sphalerite meaning relates to the fact that this type is a combination of this mineral with purple fluorite. 

My Final Thoughts

Sphalerite crystals have quite a few very helpful properties, and in particular the way they help to prevent nervous exhaustion and fatigue is quite impressive.

In summary: these stones not only help to bring you back to normal, but also help your nervous system to handle high vibration energy.

So will be beneficial to you, to help to prevent burnout, to use it along with high crystal energy stones.

Sphalerite helps to prevent nervous exhaustionSphalerite helps to prevent nervous exhaustion

Best Crystals To Pair With Sphalerite

What are the most beneficial crystals to combine with Sphalerite?

To assist its action to enhance your creativity, and to stimulate the sacral or navel chakra in general, you may choose to combine it with any of the stones that have a strong action within this area of the body.

There are quite a few more listed in the article on the navel chakra stones.

Stones such as Vanadinite, Orange Calcite, Zincite and Carnelian stones are powerful combined with this stone.

They help to stimulate creativity, procreativity, sexual issues and to aid you to feel a greater enjoyment of life generally.

Orange CalciteOrange Optical Calcite

To boost its spiritual grounding abilities, you may combine it with Black Tourmaline, Black Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Black Andradite Garnet, Bronzite,  Tiger Iron, Prophecy Stone or Black Spinel.

To aid you to balance your male-female energies you may like to combine it with other crystals that have similar attributes.

Stones such as Lapis Lazuli, Alunite, Golden Yellow Labradorite and Shaman Stones may be helpful.

Zincite is closely related to Sphalerite, and you can combine any color of Zincite with this stone.

Zincite can be very intense, and it may energize the higher chakras, before bringing the energy down to the base or root chakra.

This combination is helpful to ground your desires into reality, as it may aid you to bring the energy down into the earth, helping to make your desires become reality. 

Note that this combination should only be used for short periods as some people find it over stimulates the nervous system.

You may use it to boost your powers of discernment, and help you to readily know if others are being truthful when they speak to you.

For this you could use it with Blue Sapphire, Tigers Eye,  Heliodor or Libyan Desert Glass also called Libyan Gold Tektite.

SphaleriteSphalerite with Stellar Beam Calcite On Top

My Favorite Crystal Books

There are now a large number of books about crystals selling, 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 reviewed on my page on crystal books

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 wrote a number of books over many, many years including her enormous Crystal Encyclopedia, Love Is In The Earth.

Melody's smaller books cover a lot of information, but the big encyclopedia covers so many crystals and stones that on its own is well-nigh a reference library. 

Judy Hall has written many books but sadly has now passed away. One of her more recent books covers a very interesting topic and it is worth reading. 

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.

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Note: When you use the vibration of crystals to help and support your healing remember that crystals are part of an holistic approach to your health.

Metaphysical healing uses universal energy so does not stand alone and can be used with any other type of healing. 

Using the energy of crystals for healing yourself is about finding a way to enhance conventional medicine not replace it. So always seek out medical treatment for any worrying health issue.

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