The name Serpentine refers to a group of predominately green minerals that occur in masses of tiny inter grown crystals. Its name comes from the word "serpent," or snake, and the suffix "-ine," or like. Serpentine is a translucent, waxy silicate of magnesium.The Serpentine is formed when olivine, or peridot, breaks down and forms in metamorphosed basalts. Usage ~ Effective as a temple stone in meditation, it is sued for calling upon the Great Spirit. Cleanses aura. Manifests desires and dreams. Serpentine is said to restore self-confidence, dispel fear and enhance meditation. For women it is said to balance hormones and to assist milk production in nursing mothers. Serpentine can give assistance to the disorders in all the areas of the body, meaning the emotional state, the mental state, as well as the physical state.
Serpentine is a powerful healing stone that aids the clearing of blocked areas, bringing the chakras back in balance, and is particularly beneficial for the heart charka. The stone is said to promote good luck and can help people reach their business and personal dreams and desires. Serpentine can be helpful in the rise of Kundalini. It stimulates the pathway that Kundalini will travel and can lessen the discomfort which is sometimes associated with Kundalini rising.
Legend ~ This stone has also been referred to as snakestone because of it's patterning. It is the state mineral of California where it is found in Abundance. Used widely by carvers in Zimbabwe as soapstone due to it's softness.