Published March 2024  • Read Time: 6 minutes
Que Sera is a tradename for a beautiful polka-dot blue and pink metamorphic rock.  Because it has a high quartz content, it takes a bright shine when polished. Que Sera isa mixture of pink and blue feldspar minerals in a brown matrix that includes Calcite, Chlorite, Magnetite and other trace minerals.  It has an exceptionally cheerful energy, that helps us stay in the present moment and not give into worries.  It reminds us that what will be, will be, and that when it comes we’ll figure it out and be just fine.

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Que Sera Meaning

Spiritual Healing Properties

Que Sera is an exceptionally cheerful stone that invites us to throw out our worries and fears and enjoy life as it actually is right now. It helps us to feel at our best, with all our spiritual and physical energies in balance.  When we work with this stone we feel ON rather than off.  Even when the present moment is less than ideal, Que Sera helps us to not take it too seriously.  It reminds us that ‘this too shall pass’ and that there’s no need to confuse this one moment in time with the vastness of forever.  Que Sera helps us develop pronoia, the belief that everything is conspiring in our favor.  It encourage us to be positive and dreamy, open to all beautiful possibilities without getting attached to specific outcomes.

Metaphysical Properties Que Sera
Chakra Sacral, Third Eye
Element Wind
Numerology 3, 7
Zodiac Cancer, Capricorn

Emotional Healing Properties

Que Sera laughingly challenges us to seize the day!  It declares that we can do impossible things before breakfast and many more impossible things before bed.  Instead of planning everything perfectly, Que Sera invites us to trust that whatever happens will be just fine.  It dismisses worries and fear, and tells depression and anxiety to take the day off.  It reminds us that we can trust ourselves to handle any difficulties as they come up, so we don’t need to worry about them in advance.  Que Sera loudly declares that today is meant for enjoyment and that we should seek out all the pleasures that the day offers.  If we feel that we can’t go off to play because responsibilities hold us back, Que Sera asks us if that is really true or if it might be an excuse or habit.  It gently teases us to remember the importance of rest and relaxation.  Que Sera encourages us to cultivate habits of enjoyment and to say YES when pleasure is offered to us.

Mental Healing Properties

Que Sera encourages us to take more risks and to have confidence in ourselves to rise to challenges.  It declares that we are the hero of our own life, rather than a passive viewer or a secondary character.  It reminds us that this present moment is all that there is and that our time is our most valuable resource.  Que Sera encourages us to stay curious and open-minded.  When we ask questions, sometimes we will get answers that we don’t want or expect.  Que Sera reminds that knowing the truth and embracing it wholeheartedly is always better than snuggling with a lie.

Physical Healing Properties

Que Sera brings a sparkle to the eye and healthy flush to our face.  It reminds us that life is good and we’re lucky to be here enjoying it.  It is a wonderful talisman for staying young at heart regardless of our physical age.  It encourages us to laugh and play more, because such things are as good for the body as they are for the soul.

Que Sera Mineralogy

Where does Que Sera come from?

Que Sera is a type of metamorphic rock found only in Brazil.  The original type location is near Juazeiro, in Bahia, Brazil.  It is sometimes confused with a similar-looking blue-spotted Rhyolite found in Texas.

Mining and Treatments

Typically mined from the primary deposits still having their original relationship with the host rock.

All Que Sera are natural, enhanced only by cutting and polishing.

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Mineral Family

Que Sera is a type of metamorphic rock.  As an easy way to understand the difference, think of rocks as being like cookies and minerals as being the ingredients which make up those cookies. Many different minerals are used to create a rock!  Because this metamorphic rock has a high silica content it can take a high shine when polished.  Que Sera’s distinctive pink and blue spots are both plagioclase feldspar minerals, a category which includes Moonstone, Sunstone, and Labradorite.  They are in a brown-black matrix rock that includes numerous other minerals such as Calcite, Chlorite, Clinozoisite, Kaolinite, Leucozene, Magnetite and other trace minerals.

Que Sera’s energy works well with its family – other metamorphic rocks.  Try it in combination with Atlantisite, Buddstone, CinabriteImpactiteNuummitePicasso MarbleScheelite LaceTiffany Stone, and Unakite

Que Sera Formation and Crystal Associates

Que Sera is a metamorphic rock.  Metamorphic rocks are created when an existing Igneous or Sedimentary rock (or potentially another type of Metamorphic rock!) is subjected to new pressures and high temperatures. This causes the atoms and molecules to rearrange themselves into new minerals while still in a hard solid state.  In the case of Que Sera, the original rock was igneous and most likely included Clear Quartz. The blue spots is a felspar mineral, which belongs to the Quartz family.  When viewed with a microscope the blue spots are actually colorless and display all the optical characteristics of Quartz.

Que Sera’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment.  Try it in combination with Bismuth

Mineralogy Que Sera
Rock Type Metamorphic Rock
Major Minerals Plagioclase Feldspar
Minor Minerals Calcite, Clinozoisite, Kaolinite, Leucozene, Magnetite
Color Mixture of blue, pink, brown-black.  May also have green inclusions
Luminescence Red (short wave)
Texture Porphyritic
Transparency Opaque

History of Que Sera

Que Sera is a tradename for a beautiful spotted metamorphic rock from Brazil. The stone was first described by Melody in Love is in the Earth: The Crystal & Mineral Encyclopedia — The LIITE Fantastic, The Last Testament (2008).  She described it as a Brazilian conglomerate stone with pink and blue spots in a dark brown matrix.  The blue spots stood out the most to her, both as a mineralogist and a crystal intuitive.  The blue spots were round and opalescent, yet when viewed under a microscope the blue spots were completely colorless.  She named it Que Sera, a name which is both scientific and poetic in origin.

Scientifically, the Que is an acronym for “Quartz with Undulatory Extinction.”  Undulatory extinction is a geological term for a type of mineral identification in which cross-polarized light is viewed through a thin section of a mineral in a petrographic microscope.  Metallic minerals and glass do not allow the light to shine through, instead the thin sheet of mineral appears solid black.  By contrast, quartz and feldspar has a mottled appearance, with some individual mineral grains appearing opaque black, while other grains are translucent and allow the light to shine through dimly.  This test is one way to distinguish between manmade glass and natural Clear Quartz.  This was the test that Melody did in which the blue spots appeared colorless and translucent.  She added the word “Sera” to form the philosophical name “Que Sera.”

Que Sera is a phrase in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish that means “whatever will be.”  It is a phrase that conveys a philosophical acceptance of the future’s unpredictability and/or the idea that we cannot escape our fate.  The phrase was popularized in English-speaking countries with the song, “Que Sera, Sera” (Whatever will be, will be).  This was the signature song of the actress Doris Day (1922-2019).  She first sang it in the 1956 film, “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”  The song proved so popularly, she repeated it several other films and tv shows.  Melody grew up during this period and was familiar with the song and felt that the phrase matched this pretty stone.  In some cases, fatalism, or the belief we cannot escape fate, can feel serious and grim.  Doris Day’s sunny energy makes fatalism feel positively cheerful.

Additional References:

  1. Martin, Jessica.  “Rhyolite with Blue Quartz (Que Sera Stone” https://www.jmgeo.rocks/blog/metarhyolite-with-blue-quartz-que-sera-stone
  2. Melody.  Love is in the Earth: The Crystal & Mineral Encyclopedia — THe LIITE Fantastic, The Last Testiment.   (Wheat Ridge, CO: Earth Love Publishing House, 2008). p.681

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