I saw this stone for the first time today. When my eyes beheld it, i had an intense moment of connection and a burning sensation in my heart area. I had to wait to get home to find out why it was imperative for me to have this stone ..... here's why. Written and compiled by - Patricia Jean Martin
SERAPHINITE is said to be the PREMIER HEALING STONE OF THIS AGE! It is strongly recommended for the strengthening and activating of all chakras. This stone is also believed to cause old patterns of disease or imbalance to fall away. This creates a space for new patterns of well-being to form. Seraphinite is healing for nerves and brain cells.
Seraphinite (or Serefina), also known by the name Clinochlore, is a common member of the Chlorite Group of minerals. Clinochlore derives its name from the Greek "klino" meaning "oblique" or "inclined" and "chloros" meaning "green" as it is commonly colored deep forest green to green-black with inclusions of silvery Mica. Seraphinite, is derived from the Latin word "seraphin" referring to the first order of angels. The allusion to angels is due to the feathery wing patterns made by the silvery Mica contained within the stone. The Mica inclusions exhibit a chatoyancy, giving Seraphinite a wavery sheen, much like Charoite. Seraphinite forms through the metamorphic and hydrothermal alterations of other iron and magnesium silicate minerals. It crystalizes in the form of foliated or granular masses and also as tabular crystals. A Chromium-rich variety of Seraphinite, called Kaemmererite, has a beautiful bright lavender to crimson color. The mineral Chamosite is an Iron-rich variety of Seraphinite. Seraphinite is mainly found near the Bratsk and Lake Baikal region of eastern Siberia, Russia, and has become a much sought after stone in the world of metaphysics and mineral collecting.
General Information: Chemistry: (Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4 O10(OH)8 - Magnesium Iron Aluminum Silicate Hydroxide. Class: Silicates. Subclass: Phyllosilicates. Group: Chlorites. Color: Usually a deep forest green with feathery silver-colored inclusions of Mica, but also found in yellow, red, brown, tan or white. Luster: Vitreous to pearly. Crystal System: Monoclinic; 2/m Crystal Habit: Includes pseudohexagonal tabular crystals with pyramid terminations. Foliated, fibrous, granular, or massive. Twinning may be seen in larger specimens. Cleavage: Perfect in 1 direction, basal. Fracture: Uneven. Hardness: 2 - 2.5 Specific Gravity: 2.6 - 3.0 Streak: Greenish-white or white. Other Characteristics: Cleavage flakes are flexible but not elastic. Notable Occurrences: Bratsk and Lake Baikal region of Siberia, Russia. Best Field Indicators: Crystal habit, softness, color and cleavage. Uses: Jewelry; Collector specimens.
Myths and Lore: Often referred to as "an angel stone" due to its feathery look and strong Air to Earth qualities, Seraphinite is said to help facilitate contact and communication with the angels of the highest level. It is also said that this stone is the leading health-enhancing stone of this age, as it is fairly new to the eyes of the world and it is believed that its time has come to be front and center. Because it is relatively new in the world of gems and minerals, though, there is not much myth or lore attached to this particular variety of Chlorite, but current views are that, as an aid in magick, Seraphinite can be used to purify space and to accelerate manifestation and transformation of any kind. In Chakra work, placing a piece of Seraphinite at the Crown Chakra will help align and balance all the Chakras. Seraphinite assists one in healing on all levels, through provoking an understanding of (and a push toward) unconditional love.
Metaphysical Properties: Astrological Sign(s): Taurus. Element(s): Air and Earth. Chakra(s): Heart and Crown. Meditation. Celestial in manner. Angelic connection and contact. Astral travel. Conscious living. Awareness. Balancing. Order out of chaos. Promotes positive change. Purifying. Unconditional love. Relationship enhancing. Strengthening. Protection. *Gives physical aid in treating: Cellular regeneration, purification, toxin elimination, circulatory and nervous system, kidneys, liver. Relief from colds and chills. Aids in weight loss. An all-over general health-enhancing stone.
Seraphinite: Healing Light Stones help us to understand their purpose by their color. Seraphinite is unusual in appearance, dark green with a silvery, almost fern-like pattern. When we think of the color green, we may think of the grass that cushions our feet or the tree leaves that shelter us from the sun. We may think of spring and the renewal of life. Green is the color of physical healing, and seraphinite's color, so dark it's almost black, adds the element of grounding. The color silver is almost white, which symbolizes spirit, the flow of nonphysical energy. Thus, in seraphinite we see the idea of a physical entity infused with the light of spirit. This is in many ways the essence of healing. At its most fundamental level, it consists of infusing the being with vibrational energy. Seraphinite is believed to cause old patterns of disease or imbalance to fall away. This creates a space for new patterns of well-being to form. In order to meditate with seraphinite for this purpose, I suggest looking with slightly unfocused eyes at the pattern in your stone, then closing your eyes and imagining the pattern dissolving. Then, turn the stone over and look at the pattern on the other side. See it as a pattern of healing and balance and imagine this pattern infusing your being. Seraphinite, with its earthy green color, helps those who feel alienated from their physical bodies to appreciate the wonder of physical form. This active appreciation allows more light to infuse physicality. Green is the traditional color of the heart chakra, but seraphinite can be placed on any part of the body where balance is needed. As you meditate with it, imagine silver light feathering its way through you and visualize your body in perfect health.
Love Eternal.......Anhk Light