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۞ Cinnabar is the Birthstone of 22°-23° Taurus and the 22nd of Iyar.

۞ On the 22nd of Iyar, is the 37th day of the Omer Count. The Sefirah of the 37th day is “Gevura” of “Yesod” — “Restraint in Connection”. This is a good time for exercising self control in all your relationships, especially your marital relationship.

۞ On the 22nd of Iyar, 2448 (1313 B.C.E.), 37 days after the exodus from Egypt, was the first Shabbat after the manna (the miraculous “Bread from Heaven”) started to descend. On this day the Children of Israel were commanded to refrain from searching for their daily portion of manna – instead they were to eat what remained from the double portion of manna collected on Friday.

۞ On the 22nd of Iyar, 5491 (1731 B.C.E.), Giovanni Antonio Costanzi, the Vatican librarian and author of a catalogue of the Vatican’s Hebrew manuscripts, directed searches in all the Jewish quarters throughout the Papal States to confiscate Jewish holy books. More confiscations continued over the next twenty years.

۞ On the 22nd of Iyar, 5704 (1944 B.C.E.), two months after invading and occupying Hungary, the Nazis began deportation of the Hungarian Jews to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

۞ Cinnabar resonates at a frequency that burns through limitations and allows one to mold reality to one’s will. It is a stone of alchemy and magic, allowing one to access the underlying energy of creation and utilize that energy to shift reality. [Naisha Ahsian]

۞ Cinnabar is the principle form of mercury ore and is processed to produce refined mercury. Since mercury is a toxic material, caution should be used in handling Cinnabar . [Robert Simmons]

۞ Cinnabar Quartz stones are talismans of the alchemical transformation from self to Self, the full manifestation of one’s spiritual blueprint, the fulfillment of the Divine pattern we carry within. [Robert Simmons]

۞ Cinnabar was the alchemists’ stone. Because it contains mercury, they believed it could be transmuted into gold. The name originated in ancient Persia from zinjifrah, meaning dragon’s blood, because of its wonderful vermilion color. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]

۞ One of the stones of abundance, Cinnabar is strongly energetic and was placed in the cash box to increase income and to hold on to wealth. Increasing persuasiveness and assertiveness, it aids in prospering in one’s endeavors without inciting aggression, and assists in organization and community work, business and finance. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]

۞ Cinnabar is helpful when you want to enhance your persona or change your image, as it invests you with dignity and power and makes your outward demeanor aesthetically pleasing and elegant. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]

۞ Mentally, Cinnabar imparts fluency to the mind and to speech. [Judy Hall — Encyclopedia]

۞ Cinnabar stimulates dignity, vitality and power; it is quite beneficial in the world of business and finance, assisting one in the recognition of historical trends and enabling one toward invincibility, while serving to remove obstructions. [Melody]

۞ It is been reported that Cinnabar is one of the stones to be called the “merchant’s stone”; placing a cluster or a crystal of cinnabar in ones cash box has produced an increase in income for the box has produced an increase in income for the merchant. It not only assists the merchant in acquiring wealth, but helps one to maintain the state of wealth. [Melody]