HYPERSTHENE— (1st chakra)
Hypersthene comes from the Greek word hyper for above and stenos for strength. With its high iron content, no wonder it is the stone that gives one endurance and strength. It is a black stone with a reflective striped sheen resembling a man’s pinstriped suit. Black is also the color of the power suit. When men wear black they say to others; “I am powerful. I am in charge.” Carrying Hypersthene can help one be powerful and in charge of one’s life.