Description for Birthstone: Stibnite

Stibnite, also known as Antimonite, is a sulfide mineral that has already been used as a cosmetic and a medication by the ancient Egyptians. Abu Dawud, the ninth century Persian scholar and compiler of the Sunan Abu Dawud cited the prophet Muhammad who had said that Stibnite clears the vision and makes the hair sprout. Eirenaeus Philalethes, a seventeenth century scholar, mentions Stibnite as the famous "Philosopher's stone" in his work on alchemy.

Stibnite is found in most cases as small deposits and only rarely as large deposits. The mineral is mined worldwide: In the USA (Arkansas, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Alaska), as well as in Algeria, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kalimantan (Borneo), Mexico, Peru, and Romania.

Stibnite is the birthstone of Pluto. It vibrates the energies of transformation, death and rebirth. Meditating with a piece of Stibnite can stimulate spontaneous past life recall. This makes Stibnite a perfect stone for past life therapy.

Psychologically, Stibnite aids in releasing all forms of emotional traumas from the subconscious mind. The stone also helps to transmute negative feelings and narrowmindedness into optimism, hope, and tolerance.

Stibnite is a stone of vision. Hold a piece of Stibnite against your third eye whilst meditating and you will be able to catch a glimpse into the future or see in your mind's eye people and events in another geographic location.

Wearing a piece of Stibnite on a choker next to your throat will enhance the healing power of your words when uttering a prayer, a mantra or incantation. In addition, your Stibnite pendant can serve as a personal talisman for increasing your eloquence as well as the impact of your words on others.

Reiki masters can use a Stibnite wand for transmitting healing energies to a patient. Crystal healers can use Stibnite to create mandalas for stimulating the self-healing energies of the body. This is especially useful for clearing and rejuvenating the skin, invigorating the metabolism, cleansing the blood from toxins and boosting the immune system.

Being a stone of change and transformation, Stibnite is a perfect crystalline ally to help one adapt to the groundbreaking changes taking place on planet earth as well attune to the cosmic energy shift.

Stibnite is a stone of manifestation. Meditating with a piece of Stibnite can inspire one with new ideas for promoting one's business as well as boosting sales. Placing a piece of Stibnite on the kitchen windowsill or on one's desk can attract new opportunities for furthering one's career and increasing the cash flow.