Serpentine is a general name for a group of closely related metamorphic rocks that are translucent to opaque, waxy tough, fibrous and frequently occurring in veins.
These minerals have essentially the same chemistry but sometimes a different structure. Due to the mineral composition the healing properties of these varieties are the same. One of the most beautiful specimens of Serpentine is known as Atlantisite, it is yellow green to green serpentine included with purple stichtite. This stone is found in Australia and Russia.
Serpentine is often mistaken for Jade, as they are both similar in colour and texture. Serpentine colours run from translucent green to yellow green, yellow, pale green, grey green, dark green and mixed with brownish black or purple inclusions. Serpentine is a magnesium, iron, silicate hydroxide.
Serpentine occurs in the following locations: Russia, Switzerland, USA and Canada.
Antigorite is a magnesium iron silicate hydroxide variety of serpentine, that occurs as hard compact pleated monoclinic masses. Antigorite is named after its discovery locality, in the Valle Antigorio, Piemonte, Italy. The mineral is usually dark green in colour, but may also be yellowish, grey, brown or black.
Infinite Stone is the trade name for clinochrysotile which a magnesium silicate hydroxide South African variety of serpentine. It occurs a green or grey/green monoclinic crystals.
Lizardite is a magnesium silicate hydroxide variety of Serpentine, it occurs as pale to mid green trigonal and hexagonal crystals. Lizardite was named in 1955 by Eric James William Whittaker and Jack Zussman for the type location "The Lizard" at Eastern Cliff, Kennack, Ruan - Grade, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, England, UK.
SERPENTINE And physical health
Serpentine supports efforts at rebalancing your digestion. While watching your eating regime and following any medical advice you have received, delve into your consciousness to uncover what you might find difficult to swallow, literally and figuratively.
Serpentine is a good cleansing stone, it detoxifies the blood and the body. It is said to aid longevity.
Serpentine eliminates parasites, helps calcium and magnesium absorption. Treats hypoglycaemia and diabetes. It helps with pain relief, especially muscular and menstrual. This stone can assist in cellular regeneration and replenishing your energy levels.
Serpentine is ideal for those who are subjected to electromagnetic or energetic pollution. It insulates the aura, protecting the delicate energetic structures of the DNA and cells. It supports healing by aligning your energy field with the Earth, which invigorates the body.
Serpentine helps with disturbances to the heart rhythm, kidney and stomach complaints and also when diarrhoea an constipation keep alternating. It balances over acidification and stimulates the magnesium metabolism in the body. This stone will help to relax cramps.
Serpentine may ease the symptoms of alzheimers and senile dementia, eases the pain from bites and stings. it corrects low blood sugar, diabetes, muscle weakness. it will ease skin inflammation, eczema, varicose veins, remove warts and skin and hair parasites.
SERPENTINE and your feelings
Serpentine is a good tool for therapists, especially of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which is a therapeutic psychological tool ton heal emotional stress, since this stone helps you get in touch with positive ways to integrate situations and emotions into your life. Use it to help you get to the source of what's eating you. It's also the perfect stone to help heal your heart from relationship challenges, be it the loss of a friendship, lover or any person with whom you once shared a relationship. It also helps you open your heart and relax into relationships again.
Serpentine is soothing to the emotional body, allowing you to release your fear of change and hardship so that you are able to look ahead to the future with expectation and excitement. It reminds you of the great span of time that the Earth and Nature have been learning, versus the relatively short time that humanity has inhabited this planet. This perspective can help you feel less self centred and more willing to spend time and energy contributing to the greater good, rather than focusing solely on personal goals.
Serpentine can help you to be less sensitive to the thoughts, comments or opinions of others. It can help you feel more self confident and less invested in receiving external praise or appreciation. Serpentine is a stone of independence. It engenders a sense of being protected, stimulating you to move into new realms and social circles without hesitancy or fear.
Serpentine balances mood swings, it is calming in cases of nervousness and stress, it protects from negative energy effects. This stone helps women who are unable to reach orgasm because of tension.
This stone will assist you in overcoming emotional binge eating, bulimia, anorexia and overeating.
IMAGES OF SERPENTINE
SERPENTINE and the mind
Serpentine helps you keep your mind focused on positive thoughts. This stone reminds you to be aware of negative thoughts so you can immediately release them and replace them with good thoughts. It also supports the beneficial effects of neurolinguistic programming (NLP)
Serpentine clears, develops and expands the Hara Line's ability to hold energy. It detoxifies and clears the Hara chakra and Hara Line of blockages. It aids grounding and cleansing, moves energy in a strong downward stream that may not be comfortable.
Serpentine helps you feel more in control of your life, it corrects mental and emotional imbalances. It helps with the conscious direction of healing energies toward problem areas. Serpentine clears emotional baggage. If placed on the throat, it will help you review the past and be able to speak about it to others.
Serpentine stimulates the urge to solve conflicts in a peaceful way; however, it can sometimes make you too eager to compromise for the sake of peace.
Its green energy can be used with focused intent to open your heart chakra, and increase prosperity, good fortune and the ability to reap the benefits of all your hard work. This is a stone for bankers, finance managers, gastroenterologists, cardiologist and mental health counsellors.
SERPENTINE and the SPIRIT
Serpentine grounds you as you traverse the depths of your consciousness. With this stone in hand, you will find it easier to meditate, and it will no longer seem like a daunting task. This stone is good for shamanic journeywork, regression therapy and progression therapy, which helps clear your consciousness of the source of negative thoughts patterns.
Serpentine is a grounding stone that will help you with meditation and spiritual exploration. This stone clears the chakras and stimulates the crown chakra. It opens your psychic abilities and helps you understand the spiritual basis of life. This stone opens new pathways to kundalini energy. It will help you remember past lives, retrieve wisdom. Serpentine promotes compassion and forgiveness for yourself and others.
Serpentine assists in exploring the deep history of the Earth and Nature and helps you to find your natural place within this life. Serpentine enhances communication with Nature and the Earth, including animal and plant communication.
Serpentine helps clear the auric field of crystallised patterns that can create recurring emotional experiences. It can assist in maintaining focus during study or meditation. Serpentine helps you to establish boundaries and find inner peace.
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z