This is a rare mineral that is often found in the company of lead deposits: hence it is not recommended for use in the direct method of making gem essences. Don't let this put you off though, as it has a fiery energy that connects deep into the Earth, making it both highly energising and grounding at the same time. The crystals form with six sides, making vanadinite very balanced in its actions, and also allowing it to create good connections between the base, sacral and solar plexus chakras (and the physical, emotional and mental Bodies) that permit the most appropriate balance to be found in every situation. This is because vanadinite instinctively recognises the true meaning of balance, which is all about flexibility and flow, never about stagnation or inertia. Nonetheless, the key to balance IS grounding - whether this be within ones centre, or downwards through the Earth - for this allows the most stable foundation from which any and all movement and/or change becomes not only possible, but easy.