Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
A well known crystal healing book refers to hypersthene as “velvet labradorite”, I believe because at one time it was imported as “purple spectrolite”. It is not labradorite at all, but a solid solution state of enstatite, although “velvet” definitely applies to the quality of its energy.
Birthstone for Aries
Aligns with the Root Chakra
Properties: Hypersthene calms, sooths, and quiets in general, and is especially helpful when the mind is overactive, shielding us from outside “noise” in a velvety, protective cocoon. It arranges both energy and thought in a more organised manner, so we can have a clearer idea of the way forward and realise solutions to problems. By calming, grounding and protecting, it is an excellent aid to deep meditation as well as profound inner reflection, and can take you on journeys into other dimensions of consciousness, travelling beyond the limitations of body and mind. As it calms without drowsiness, it can be effective in situations of stress where one needs to remain alert and express oneself clearly, such as in making a presentation. Wear or carry it to calm and ground, hold it or sit in a stone circle in meditation. It is safe to use the direct method of essence preparation.