Color(s): Steel grey to black
Mineral Information: Silicates – midway member of a series between Enstatite and Ferrosilite
Chemical Make-up: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Where they are found: Labrador, Canada
About Stone: Usually massive with a banded structure, often reflective with an attractive velvet-like appearance. Hypersthene is sometimes referred to as ‘velvet labradorite’, however the name is misleading, it is not labradorite at all.
Zodiac Association: Aries
Metaphysical Properties: Hypersthene calms, soothes, 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.