Seraphinite is a dark green to gray colored mineral with a beautiful wavery sheen that belongs to the chlorite group. It is a magnesium iron aluminum silicate. “Seraphinite” is a trade name that was acquired for this clinochlore due to the resemblance of feathers in its appearance. Some specimens even sport “down” and “flight” feathers alike, with the former leading into the latter like one would see on an actual bird’s wing. It was first discovered somewhere between 1818 and 1892 or 1893 by russian mineralogist Nikolay Koksharov, and it is still mined in a limited area in Russia (eastern Siberia). It forms via hydrothermal and metamorphic alterations of magnesium and iron silicate minerals. It exhibits a monoclinic crystal system, a Moh’s hardness of 2 to 2.5, and a specific gravity of 2.6 to 3, and is most commonly used as a collector’s specimen or in jewelry.

Seraphinite is a highly spiritual stone. It is named after the angels of the highest order who attend God’s throne. It invites the Kundalini to clear and activate each chakra as it rises along the spine. It links the ethereal with the physical and can open communication between yourself and nature spirits or angelic and devic realms. It is also claimed to allow for out of body journeys in meditation. Seraphinite primarily resonates with the heart chakra. It may infuse your aura with well-being and wholeness vibrations. Not just those who carry or wear it benefit from its feminine energies of love and nurturing, but also anyone else who beholds it. It is a stone of peace and harmony and understanding, said to help us to become attuned to a sense of order in the universe and understand that we are neither hopeless nor helpless in our place within it. It may encourage tenderness, care, an appreciation for all life, a greater enjoyment in life, a more stress free perspective on life, and the release of any negative emotional tendencies or patterns that do not serve the spirit and soul. It is believed to have a positive impact on one’s social life and personal relationships, as well, in that it may promote healthy behaviors in conflict resolution. With seraphinite as your companion, you may find yourself suddenly open to constructive compromise, whereas before you were often defensive and selfish.

As far as physical healing is concerned, seraphinite is said to energetically support the lungs and heart. In addition, it is known to provide healing benefits for any imbalance or systemic illness related to cellular regeneration. It strengthens the blood, facilitating the travel of nutrients to needy cells and cellular respiration. It is possible the seraphinite could even halt the reproduction and growth of any type of cancerous cells. Other possible health benefits that could be provided by seraphinite include stimulation of the metabolism, weight loss, strengthening and detoxification of the kidneys and liver, overcoming of chills, activation of the spinal cord and all of the links between it and the etheric body (particularly the one behind the heart), and release of tension in the muscles in the neck.