The Healing Properties of Crystals



Quick Overview

  • Pronunciation: [seer-uh-sahyt, si-ruhs-ahyt]

  • Formula: PbCO3

  • Stone Qualities: Transformation

  • Hardness (Mohs): 3.5

  • Chakras: Root (1st), Crown (7th)

  • Zodiac: Virgo

  • Locality: Czech Republic, Morocco, Sardinia, Austria, Scotland, Namibia and USA


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Cerussite is a mineral that consists of lead carbonate and sometimes chromium and silver.  It is also referred to as “white lead ore” or “lead carbonate.” Particularly in arid regions, it forms around oxidized lead deposits as a secondary mineral. It exhibits an orthorhombic crystal system, a Moh’s scale hardness of 3-3.5, and a specific gravity of 6.53-6.57. It comes in white, blue, gray, green, and colorless forms and is transparent to translucent. White lead used to be the key ingredient in lead based paints, but it is now discontinued. It also used to be used in cosmetics, but this practice has ceased as well. This ore of lead is popular among mineral collectors—especially the specimens that form beautiful twinned crystals. It is also sometimes faceted. Noteworthy localities include Namibia, Morocco, Australia, Italy, England, Iran, and the United States.

If you are looking to make some positive changes in your life, cerussite would be an excellent choice of gemstone to keep with you as a companion, whether held or worn. It is highly regarded as a stone of transformation and grounding. You can use it to infuse your aura with light during meditation and it is believed to allow extraterrestrial contact. There have been claims that cerussite stimulates bonding between group members during ceremonies, facilitates recognition of and reconnection to important figures from past lives, and assists in the understanding of reason and purpose in one's life, blessing him or her with an overall sense of value and belonging or feeling of being “at home” and at peace. You may notice an enhancement of your creativity and redressing of any negative feelings that you may have been holding onto to your detriment. You may suddenly no longer feel weighed down and find the strength and clarity to make the changes that need to be made to your daily life and for your long term well being. The path that you are destined to take may become clear to you-- particularly if that path leads to a career of a spiritual nature. This gemstone has been used to reduce the effects of jet lag and to help in getting accustomed to new environments and cultures. If you lack a strong financial foundation, cerussite could help you in your creation and maintenance of one. It is also believed to encourage the impulsive and romantic to act in a more practical manner and to increase self confidence, listening and communication skills.

Cerussite is used by crystal healers to aid those who suffer from ADHD. It is said to stimulate the brain and balance the left and right hemispheres, increasing overall brain activity, mental processing abilities, clarity of thought and concentration. It is also used to aid dementia and Alzheimer's disease, alleviate stress, anxiety, and insomnia, and as an ally in the battle against addiction and in weight loss efforts-- especially in cases where there is an emotional basis for unhealthy habits or weight gain.

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