Published April 2015 • Updated March 2023 • Read Time: 4 minutes
Seraphinite is a rare variety of Clinoclore that is found only in Siberia, Russia. It is a soft dark green stone with silvery white “feathers” that is found in an iron mine. The mine owner allows artisanal miners to remove this pretty gem using hand tools on days when the industrial mining isn’t active. It is named after the Seraphim, a group of angels described in the Bible as singing God’s praise and rejoicing in all that is holy and good. Energetically this stone connects us with our Guardian Angels and invites us to be an angel here on earth. It reminds us that there are always opportunities to do good and to be the answer to a prayer.
Spiritual Healing Properties
Seraphinite provides a direct link with the Angelic Realms and can help us to better hear the Immense Love and Powerful Will of the Divine. It is a joyful stone, shining Light into the Darkness, and giving us hope and faith. With its high spiritual vibration, Seraphinite invites us to live in sweet harmony with all beings; earthy, celestial, magical and everything in between! Seraphinite can help us to more deeply connect to the energies of the Divine Feminine in general, as well as Earth Goddesses and nature spirits in particular. Any one who gardens or works with herbs, flowers, and other growing things will strongly benefit from working with this stone.
|Element||Earth and Storm|
Emotional Healing Properties
Seraphinite’s energy is both joyful and peaceful. It gently lifts away any emotional energies that no longer serve us, so that we can feel emotionally free and at ease. Seraphinite subtly helps us to become more flexible and to better react to situations in a positive manner. It enhances the natural good vibrations in relationships and helps to heal or release any negative energies that may have arisen. Seraphinite opens our heart so that we can feel loved. This includes both the All-Encompassing Love of the Divine, as well as the love of the people around us who know us well and see our true beauty. Seraphinite helps us to receive this love with gratitude and to love others generously.
Mental Healing Properties
Seraphinite’s unique vibration encourages us to be independent, while also having strong and healthy relationships. It stimulates our sense of diplomacy, courtesy, and tact, while also urging us to be open and honest about our needs and desires. Seraphinite can also teaches us to be better organized in every area of our life. It is particularly helpful to work with whenever we start to feel chaotic and overwhelmed. Seraphinite helps us to create a small corner of order within the chaos, and from that corner spiral outwards until we bring things back into something fully manageable.
Physical Healing Properties
Seraphinite is most often used by metaphysically healers to treat cancer and other illnesses at the cellular level. It is believed to be one of the best all-around excellent physical healing stones, helping the body return to its natural state of balance and good health. It is said to be especially good for treating conditions that affect the physical heart and spinal chord.
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Where does Seraphinite come from?
Seraphinite is found only in eastern Siberia, Russia.
Mining and Treatments
Seraphinite is mined in its primary location within the Korshunovskove Iron Deposit. The Iron mine allows artisanal miners to come in and extra this soft green mineral using hand tools.
All Seraphinite is natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Kammererite is chromium-bearing Clinochlore, a Phyllosilicate mineral. Silicate minerals are the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray, shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Clinochlore belongs to the Phyllosilicate group, whose tetrahedra connect at three corners to form hexagonal rings. Seraphinite is a green Clinochlore, a type of Chlorite. The purple variety of this gem is Kammererite.
Seraphinite’s energy works well with its family – other minerals. Try it in combination with Apophyllite, Cavansite, Chrysocolla, Fuchsite, Lepidolite, Muscovite, Petalite, Prehnite and Serpentine. Or try it with Chlorite Quartz and Kammererite.
Seraphinite Formation and Crystal Associates
Seraphinite are formed by regional and contact metamorphism, when Igneous rocks that are rich in Olivine (Peridot) and Chromium are transformed into metamorphic Serpentine rocks. Seraphinite has been found in only one location, in an iron mine, in Irkutskaya Oblast, Eastern Siberia. The mine is located near Lake Baikal, the largest and oldest freshwater lake in the world.
Seraphinite’s energy works well with its “friends” – crystal associates formed in the same geological environment. Try it in combination with Gold Calcite and Hematite.
|Chemical Formula||Mg3 (Mg2Al)(Si3 AlO10)(OH)8|
|Hardness – Mohs Scale||2.5|
|Luminescence||Peak, weak (long and short waves)|
|Luster||Vitreous to dull|
|Transparency||Translucent to opaque|
History of Seraphinite
Seraphinite is a rare variety of Clinochlore, found only in Eastern Siberia. It is a relatively “new” healing stone whose healing properties have only recently been explored. It was first documented in the late 19th century, by Russian mineralogist Nikolay Koksharov (1818-1893). While Clinochlore is always green, this particular variety is notable for its impressive chatoyancy, an optical reflectance effect, more commonly called “cat’s eye”. Chatoyacy is most famous for creating that distinctive shimmery sheen seen on polished Tiger’s Eye. On Seraphinte, the Chatoyancy creates silvery “feathers”.
Seraphinite’s name comes from Seraphs or Seraphim Angels, a nod to the shimmery white “feathers” on the mineral. In Christianity, the Seraphim are the highest level of Angels, while in Judiasm, they are squarely in the middle of the Angel hierarchy. In both cases, the Seraphim are said to be forever in the presence of God, praising and adoring, and closely associated with Light and Divine Joy.