Researching and writing about cinnabar ... which is often referred to as 'Dragon's Blood' ... has been an interesting journey! While I do not profess to be a feng shui master, a chemist or a sage, what I surmise from my research (from various sources) is this:
- Cinnabar was recognized as a mystical powder because it is produced from volcanic and/or hot springs activity.
- The heat that results in the creation of cinnabar comes from the very heart (centre) of the earth.
- Its red colour depicts both the heart (blood) and burning embers of a fire. As a result, it has the ability to both foster positivity and cause destruction.
- The ‘magic’ of cinnabar is that it opens doors of opportunity for the future while putting negative experiences of the past to rest.