Seraphinite derives its name because of its resemblance to feathers due to its chatoyancy. Some specimens show strong down-like feathery growths growing into longer “flight feathers”. The most interesting Seraphinite is generally dark green in color exhibiting strong chatoyancy. It has a hardness between 2 and 4 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. It is found exclusively in Siberia, Russia.
Seraphinite brings peace to stressful situations created or caused by personal fear. Its appearance reminds us of the angels and it is a good stone for connecting with the angelic realms, your guides and spiritual teachers, and provides the receptive state needed for channeling. Its name is literally derived from the word seraph, or seraphim, meaning six-winged beings. It is helpful for relaxing tension and stress. Seraphinite puts negative thoughts and emotions into perspective, and it can connect you with personal potential and purpose. Seraphinite can help align the “light body” with the physical body. It is a stone to unite the Heart Chakra (4th) with the Crown Chakra (7th) in absolute unity. Finally, Seraphinite nurtures and supports the Divine Plan at all levels.