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Serpentine is an incredible crystal, commonly seen as a greenish-yellowish color. Serpentine is an ideal stone for those who are regularly exposed to electromagnetic smog and/or energetic pollution. Serpentine is also a great stone for those who meditate, as it is both grounding and elevating. Serpentine cleanses and aligns the entire Chakra field, while opening up psychic channels. Serpentine is also one of the best stones for exploring Kundalini energy and creating pathways for that energy.


Serpentine was prevalent in ancient civilizations in Ancient Egypt, Persia, and Assyria. The Serpentine stone was revered for its luster and was used to make jewelry, household items and decorations, as well as gifts for deities. Serpentine was often worn by members of these ancient civilizations as protection against poisons and evil spirits. Serpentine was most commonly used for household ornaments due to its beautiful appearance and how easy it is to carve with a Mohs hardness of 3 to 6.

Composition and Formation

Serpentine is derived from minerals that are created through a process fittingly named serpentinization. Serpentinization is a metamorphic process that combines heat and water at low temperatures to oxidize ultramafic rocks (igneous rocks composed mainly of mafic minerals) to create the fibrous scale-like patterns within the stone.

Serpentine refers to a group of minerals composed of hydrated magnesium silicate that contain small amounts of nickel, cobalt, manganese, and chromium. These trace elements produce a Serpentine stone occurring in a variety of colors including gree, brown, yellow, and white.

Physical Healing Properties

  • Supports efforts in rebalancing digestion

  • Detoxifies the blood and body

  • Eliminates parasites

  • Helps treat hypoglycemia and diabetes

  • Offers pain relief, especially muscular and menstrual

  • Assists in cellular regeneration

  • Replenishes energy levels

  • Protects DNA structures and cells

Emotional Healing Properties

  • Helps one integrate situations and emotions into their life

  • Helps one uncover the source of a problem

  • Assists in the healing of the heart from relationship challenges

  • Releases feelings of fear of change and hardship and replaces them with positive emotions

  • Stimulates one to enter into new situations and social circles without hesitancy or fear

  • Balances mood swings

  • Assists and motivates one in overcoming eating disorders

Spiritual Healing Properties

  • Grounds one as they delve into meditation and spiritual exploration

  • Uncovers and clears sources of negative thought patterns

  • Clears all chakras, but also concentrates energies on stimulating and healing the Heart Chakra

  • Opens psychic abilities

  • Assists in remembering past lives

  • Promotes forgiveness for yourself and others

  • Enhances communication with nature

  • Assists in maintaining focus during study or meditation

  • Helps one establish boundaries and find inner peace

Cleansing and Charging

There are multiple ways one can cleanse and charge a Serpentine crystal such as:

  • Smudging the stone with sage or incense smoke

  • Placing the stone in direct sunlight or moonlight

  • Placing the stone next to or on a charging crystal such as Selenite or Clear Quartz


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