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Named for its resemblance to snake skin, serpentine is believed to protect against snake and other venomous bites. It was a sacred stone to the Egyptian Goddess Uadjet, who is depicted as a winged and crowned cobra spitting poison at any who would do the pharaoh harm. Serpentine was used by the ancient Romans as a protective stone against the powers of darkness. According to legend, beakers made of serpentine would shatter if they came into contact with poison. In the Middle Ages medicine was kept in serpentine containers to increase healing powers and make them last longer. In China, aphrodisiacs, healing, and magic potions were drunk from serpentine beakers. Additionally, serpentine is considered a guardian of vital energy and a protector of the soul against invisible powers.

Sepertine can be used to treat a wide range of disorders. It is beneficial for heart ailments, kidney diorders, stomach and bowel trouble, and menstrual problems. It evens out mood swings and calms the wearer in stressful situations.

Astrologically, serpentine is associated with Scorpio.

Serpentine
Serpentine
Serpentine
Serpentine