A blood red oxide of Mercury produced by volcanic and/or hot springs activity, hence it’s also called Dragon’s Blood. An empowering stone that can open up new doorways and burn out past obstacles. Historically Cinnabar was always a valuable trade item so it has also been called the “Merchant’s Stone” and is associated with wealth creation. Certainly it empowers the Heart and directs it in a material direction. It has the highest refractive index of ALL minerals, even Diamond. Finally, Mercury is toxic so DON’T make gem elixirs with it !