Leopard Serpentine Sphere
Really lovely large polished Leopard Serpentine crystal ball. Pale cream with distinct “leopard spots” of dark green to black Olivine. From Nyanga, Zimbabwe. Good to Very Good Grade. Size approx 7cm. Weight approx 419g.
Serpentine is not the name of a single mineral but a group of minerals that share similar physical properties and form by similar processes. In general, they occur in varying combinations of Magnesium; Iron; Nickel; Aluminium; and either Zinc or Manganese; with Silicon, Aluminum or Iron.
Serpentine is usually opaque, sometimes translucent, in massive formation and has a waxy feel. It occurs in various shades of green, but can be yellow, black, white, and other colours.
Leopard Serpentine gets its beautiful, distinct dark markings from inclusions of ferromagnesian Olivine. It is known geologically as Dunite, and forms part of a Serpentine complex some 2.6 billion years old. The dense material with extremely fine grains and uniform structure makes it ideal for carving. The Shona people traditionally use it for this purpose.
The polished material comes from a few small mines in Zimbabwe. Nyanga, Eastern Zimbabwe produces green-yellow to pastel yellow hues. Whereas Shamva, north of Harare, produces a stronger yellow colour.
Physical Healing Keywords:
- Digestive System, Constipation, Toxins;
- Endocrine System, Diabetes, Fatigue;
- Circulation, Blood
Patience, Nature, Gaia, Akashic Records, Kundalini, Grounding, Meditation
Serpentine is an earthing stone that aids meditation. It is said to open psychic abilities & new pathways for Kundalini energy to rise. Serpentine can help in the retrieval of wisdom & memory of past lives. Serpentine can help you feel more in control of your life, assisting in correcting mental & emotional imbalances. Assists in conscious direction of healing energy towards problem areas.
Serpentine is said to be extremely cleansing & detoxifying for the body & blood. Said to ensure longevity. Serpentine has been known to assist in accessing the spiritual history of Earth and connecting you to nature and mother Gaia, making it an excellent stone for Earth healing work.
Strongly shamanic, Leopard Serpentine lends itself towards animal medicine and spirit guide work, trancing, meditation and journeying. This stone helps you to reclaim your power, including across past lives and dimensions. Leopard Serpentine is also powerfully grounding, keeping you earthed while engaging in energy work.