~ Prosperity, kundalini opening ~
This gemstone gets its name from the resemblence of its color and markings to the skin of a snake. It is a magnesium silicate with a hardness of 2 to 5.5. Highly valued marbles such as Connemara are mixtures of Serpentine and marble.
Mystic Lore: Intuitive sources say Serpentine emits a profound healing vibration and facilitates the energetic the heart chakra. It is also believed to help activate the kundalini, or "serpent fire" energies.
Also check out Infinite (a form of Serpentine from South Africa), Stichtite (a lavender or purple form) and the beautiful Serpentine Stichtite!