Orpiment is a stone of enhancement. Enhances intellectual clarity of thought and reasoning. Associated with innocence, purity, goodness and emotional intimacy.
Orpiment opens and aligns the solar plexus chakra. Orpiment stimulates the intellect and is an excellent crystal to use when engaged in investigative analysis or examinations. Orpiment stimulates growth and provides insights into that which needs to be done.
Orpiment is a deep-colored, orange-yellow arsenic sulfide mineral found in volcanic fumaroles, low-temperature hydrothermal veins, and hot springs and is formed both by sublimation and as a byproduct of the decay of another arsenic mineral, realgar.
Warning: Orpiment should be handled with care due to the arsenic content.
Historically, Orpiment was traded in the Roman Empire and was used as a medicine in China, even though it is very toxic. It has been used as fly poison and to tip arrows with poison. Because of its striking color, it was of interest to alchemists, both in China and the West, searching for a way to make gold.