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Seraphinite the stone of angel wings | Meaning, benefits, Science, and history

Updated: Nov 22, 2021

Brief overview & history of seraphinite

Seraphinite was named after its resemblance to the feathers of Seraphiel's wings, a seraphim angel ( highest class of biblical angels), as its chatoyancy includes bursts of feather-like fibers across the deep forest green stone. Seraphinite is a lovely unique stone as there is none like it.

Healing benefits of seraphinite

The energy of Seraphinite is believed to enhance your spiritual growth as it is associated with high spiritual energy. Due to its close connection with universe, it helps one attain their wishes, improves power and influence. It gives the user an abundance of luck and helps to eliminate obstacles and get through difficult hurdles. It is specially attuned to the Heart Chakra, but can be used in any form of chakra healing as it aids in centering and grounding.

In addition, Seraphinite is a stone of healing in all areas of life and works well to open up the chakras to the light. It acts as a sign for the inner self to bring awareness to specific aspects of one's life that may need to be reassessed. It helps to reconfigure one's goals and encourages the user to let go of desires that no longer serves them as they grow out of situations and old patterns.

The science and history

Seraphinite is said to have been discovered by Russian mineralogist, Nikolay Koksharov (1818- 1892). The stone is a type of Clinochlore with the chemical formula (Mg,Fe2+)5Al(Si3Al)O10(OH)8. When polished well , seraphinite displays vitreous luster with high chatoyancy and iridescence. Seraphinite is only found in Siberia, Russia from a mine located in Korshunovskoe. This makes the stone relatively rare and expensive. Do take special care of your Seraphinite pieces as they are considered a soft stone having a hardness of 2 to 4 on the Mohs hardness scale. Do not clean with abrasive substances such as alcohol, acids or cleaning agents. Wipe with a clean cloth and if needed, only use water and dry immediately afterwards.

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