Alternative Names: Ferroan Enstatite
Origin: Labrador, Canada
Mineral Species: N/A - midway member of a series between Enstatite and Ferrosilite
Mineral Group: Silicates
Chemical Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Crystal System: N/A
Colour: Steel grey to black
Typical Appearance: Usually massive with a banded structure, often reflective with an attractive velvet-like appearance.
Chakra Alignment: Root
Origin of Name & Mythology: Not known
Hypersthene is sometimes referred to as 'velvet labradorite', however the name is misleading, it is not labradorite at all. However 'velvet' definitely applies to the quality of its energy. 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.
Hypersthene 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, 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.