Astrological Association: Gemini
Hardness:2 – 5.5 (hardness depends upon it’s varied chemical composition)
Key Words: Kundalini energy stone, awakens kundalini, connection with nature, accessing spiritual history of the Earth
Description: magnesium silicate mineral
Serpentine refers to a group of 20 different magnesium iron silicate minerals which can include small amounts of aluminum, chromium, cobalt, manganese, nickel and zinc. Serpentine can also have magnetite inclusions.
Coloring: pale yellow green to dark forest green, can also be white, black and brown
Where found: Great Britain, South Africa, Brazil and U.S.
Name origin: green and smooth texture resembling a snake
Stone personality: associated with the Kundalini (the serpent power) inside our body. The Kundalini represents the natural energy and our true desires within our body. It is believed that the power of the Kundalini lies coiled up 3 1/2 times (like a serpent) at the base of our spine.
Physical Benefits: place on the meridian points to clear blocked energies, benefits cellular regeneration, replenishes our energy
Emotional Benefits: encourages us to try new ventures
Breastplate for the high priest
Interesting Facts: In the 19th century, asbestos serpentine was found to have fire resistant qualities. As a result, serpentine was used in many materials and fabrics.
When serpentine grows with calcite or dolomite, it is called serpentinite.
Many years ago, serpentine was considered a highly protective stone, protecting us from dark and invisible forces, magic spells and poison. It was believed serpentine would explode if it came in contact with poison. People ate, drank and kept their medicine in serpentine bowls and containers.
Throughout its growth, many polymorphs can take place within the serpentine. Chrysotile, an asbestos form of serpentine that has supple fibrous strands, accounts for 95% of the asbestos in U.S. buildings. Our serpentine is a non fibrous (not cancerous) microcrystalline serpentine.
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