Galena is known as the stone of harmony, allowing one to remove self-limiting ideas. It is a grounding stone that promotes alchemical self transformation. Working with Galena connects one to the depths of the earth and the depths oneself. Through this process, one can uncover hidden truths. It prompts one to seek and commit to reach the highest potential. It is a protection stone and reminds one to see the light in the darkness. Use Galena if you are on a journey of transformation.
Chakra: 1 Root
Chemical Formula: PbS
Galena is a lead sulphide and is formed in metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. It is extremely heaving, weighing over 700 lbs per cubic foot. When Galena gets buried in soil or when it is exposed to other elements it can easily transform into Cerussite, Pyromorphite, or Anglesite. Galena contains sulphur, an element within the human body that promotes detoxification, encourages the elimination of disease, and serves as the bodies defensive strength. It is an antidote for ridding the body of heavy metals. Galena also contains lead and trace amounts of silver. Lead is known for its ability to transform when exposed to the air and when heated. Lead is a material that shields from radiation and is even used in protection equipment for patients and healthcare workers when performing x-rays. Hospitals provide lead-lined rooms to make radiation treatments accessible and safe. Some of the first radios used Galena as a semiconductor to flow the radio signal in a singular direction. According to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, there is evidence that the planet Venus has Galena snow falls at high elevations on the planet.
Traditionally, Galena was used as a protection and power stone for those that practiced Shamanic work and magic. Dating back to Ancient Egypt, this stone was applied around the eyes to fight off disease carrying bugs and to reduce the glare of the desert sun. Galena consists of lead, an element alchemists used as a symbol to free themselves from the heavy world. Alchemists worked with chemically transforming lead into different colors, such as exposing heat to lead and making it turn red. Alchemists said that lead was the oldest metal and related to the planet Saturn, which is recognized symbolically as the planet of purpose in life, achievement, and accomplishments. Galena also consists of trace amounts of silver and about 2000 years ago, the Ancient Greeks and Romans discovered how to separate silver from lead and make use of it.
Size: 2" x 1" x 1.75"
Note: Sizes may vary. Galena is a lead based mineral, inhaling dust from mineral or ingestion of mineral may be problematic. Crystals are not meant to replace or substitute the recommendations or advice of your physician or healthcare provider. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Although Galena contains lead, a toxic element, the lead content is of minor concern and this rock is safe to handle and work with. Do not inhale or ingest, as it may be hazardous to one’s health.