Serpentine: Stone for Prosperity

Serpentine: Stone for Prosperity

Tumbled Serpentine


A guide for the history, meaning, metaphysical uses, purposes, crystal healing, and properties of the slithering stone gemstone.

Serpentine is a pale green gemstone that can feature streaks of darker green or tan. Serpentine is also known as New Jade.
Array of Serpentine Stones


Stone for Prosperity

Serpentine is a nice stone with a pleasing green colour. This, combined with the often seen 'scaly' attribute of the stone gave it its name. The stone was believed by some to remove venom, protect one from a venomous bite, and promote good health. High grade serpentine found a home in many places, such as cups, swords, necklaces, rings, and more. 

The symbolic meaning of serpents were often that of fertility, life, eternity (ouroboros), and even medicine The Caduceus and Rod of Asclepius are perhaps the most well-known examples of the serpent being associated with medicine. It is likely from this history that serpentine is known as a stone for health. It was also believed to help remedy or cure rheumatism. Many, in part due to Christianity and Judaism, view the serpent negatively. Rather, to them, it is a symbol of deception, and at worst, the devil.  

On a more positive note, serpents have also been associated with wealth and prosperity because of gods associated with them. The Caduceus, before its association with medicine, was actually with that of commerce, wealth, diplomacy, and trade. This general history of the serpent in symbolism likely influenced the traits now commonly associated with the the stone serpentine.

Us and the Stone

Serpentine is associated with the sign of Gemini and sometimes Capricorn. Aside from snakes, of course, the stone has a strong relationship with scarabs. This is due to the fact that Egyptians often used serpentine to create scarabs. It also has strong ties to the earth element. It is associated with the names Drake, Nagendra, and Ryū. 

Serpentine Palm Stones


Serpentine Pronunciation: Commonly /sɜrpəntin/ (ser-puhn-teen).


Metaphysical Properties, Meanings, and Uses

Serpentine is a cool looking stone that can swallow up negative energies with ease. As such, it remains a popular gemstone for cleansing. 

  • Stone for prosperity.
  • Stone for creativity.
  • Stone for bond.
  • Stone for health.

  • Serpentine has quite a bit of variety. It can fit into more extravagant jewelry, but it can also work on its own. 

    According to crystal healers, serpentine is believed to be a protective stone that offers various emotional benefits. They believe that it can provide a sense of stability and balance to one's emotions, making it particularly beneficial for those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, or other mental disorders. It is believed that by promoting mental and emotional equilibrium, serpentine assists in bringing about inner calm and tranquility.

    Moreover, crystal healers believe that serpentine can enhance communication skills, enabling individuals to articulate their thoughts and emotions more effectively. They suggest that it supports finding the right words to express oneself, making conversations more fluid and authentic. Additionally, they believe that serpentine helps to remove any obstacles that may hinder clear and efficient communication, facilitating understanding and connection with others.

    In terms of self-confidence, crystal healers believe that serpentine can have a boosting effect. They suggest that it enhances self-esteem and self-worth, allowing individuals to embrace and appreciate their unique qualities. They believe that this increased self-belief and self-assuredness contribute to a greater sense of empowerment and assertiveness, leading to improved confidence in various aspects of life.

    Furthermore, crystal healers associate serpentine with nurturing creativity and aiding in problem-solving. They suggest that by stimulating the imagination and expanding the mind's capabilities, it encourages innovative thinking and the exploration of new ideas. This not only enhances one's artistic endeavors but can also be applied to finding solutions to personal or professional challenges, promoting personal growth and development.

    Crystal healers associate serpentine with other various metaphysical properties. They believe it can enhance psychic abilities, provide protection against negative energies, align the chakras, and aid in understanding.

    It's important to note that these are beliefs held by crystal healers and not scientifically proven facts. 

    The Wrap Up

    Serpentine is an influential stone and has been praised all throughout history.

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