Sphalerite fills the body with golden light and imbues a feeling of 'lightness' within. It is warming, stimulating, uplifting and strengthens the immune system. It encourages psychic and spiritual development and can be very helpful in meditation and visualisation work. Because its name comes from the Greek word for "deceitful", some believe sphlaerite helps us to recognise deceit and treachery. The above information refers to sphalerite in the form of a translucent brown crystal. The metallic version of sphalerite has a very similar and quite powerful energy, with a stronger connection to the Root Chakra rather than the Earth.