Orthorhombic Pyroxene: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
The name “hypersthene” comes from the Greek and means “over strength”.
It is a member of the Bronzite family.
This iron-rich stone is found in igneous and metamorphic rocks as well as in Iron and stony Meteorites and is considered a transforming mineral, giving courage confidence and determination encouraging a proactive approach to life.
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, traveling 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.
Hypersthene is said to be good for blood disorders, gland conditions, M.E. and all forms of chronic exhaustion.