Serpentine is a dark or olive green (but can also be various shades of brown) mineral with black veins that make it look like snake skin, or reptile skin or scales. Some specimens of serpentine are mistaken for jade, as it can look similar, particularly if it does not contain much or any black.
If you’re interested in using serpentine in your magickal or spiritual practice, here are some ways you can work with it:
Correspondences of Serpentine
This stone is associated mainly with the element earth, but could also be air. Due to its deep beautiful green, however, it is more closely associated with earth. It is also referred to as ‘new jade’.
For that reason, it is an excellent stone for grounding before, during, or after meditation or energy work.
This mineral is also associated with Kundalini energy and can be used during meditative exercises to awaken or work on opening and balancing the chakras, as well as leaving you open to spiritual downloads from higher self or the collective.
Here are some other associations of serpentine:
- spiritual insight
- chakra clearing
- crown chakra opening
- memory of past lives
- opening to understanding of faerie realm
- physical healing
- adjusting/accepting change
- healing emotional trauma
- prosperity and finances
- a stone for healers
- to assist environmentalists
- aura insulation against harmful energy
- healing the heart, including heart chakra