Orpiment is a protective stone. It stimulates intellect and understanding of both the self and others. It stimulates growth and provides insights into what needs to be done.
Spiritual & Emotional Influence:
Orpiment promotes dreams and dream recall. Orpiment promotes the development of ideas, innocence, intimacy, investigations, and purity. It helps to aid in understanding and removing mental blocks. It eases the impact and change of death and the dying process.
The Physical Connection:
It is thought that Orpiment helps to speed up recovery from disease and injury.
The Chakras Connected to Orpiment:
Solar Plexus Chakra.
Locations Found & History:
Worldwide. Especially Australia, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, and the United States. Orpiment has been known since antiquity when used as a yellow-orange pigment. It gets its name from the Latin auripigmentum, which means gold-colored. Until the early 20th century, the stone was widely used in medicine as a purgative and to help treat infections.
Rarity, Value & Variations:
Orpiment is an orange-yellow to lemon yellow botryoidal or reniform mineral. It can be found in foliated columnar form or as granular powders, fibrous aggregates, and rarely as prismatic crystals. It is an arsenic sulfide mineral that forms in low-temperature hydrothermal veins and volcanic hot springs.
How to Use Orpiment:
Do not use Orpiment as an elixir. Wash hands after handling the stone. Do not smell, sniff, or lick. Do not ingest. It is photosensitive and should be kept from direct sunlight and stored in dry light-proof containers.