*Opal *Onyx *Obsidian * *Opalite *Pink Opal *Peridot *Pyrite *Prehnite *Petalite
OPAL: The name Opal is derived from the Latin opalus and the Sanskrit upala, meaning ‘precious stone.' There are many different types of Opals that can be found around the world. Australia produces 97% of the worlds opal, but deposits of opal have been found in Brazil, Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru and the USA. Their crystal structure is unlike anything else in nature, millions of tiny spheres closely packed together in an amorphous mass. Their colors and finish are so eccentric that we had to invent new words and phrases for them – opalescent, iridescent, play-of-color, opaline and many more.
You maybe familiar with names such as Ethiopian Welo Opal, Australian opal, Black Opal, Prewcious Opal, Boulder Opal and then the less precious kinds of Opals such as the beautiful stone, Pink Opal from Peru.
Opal is known as one of the most powerful healing stones, along with being known as the stone of Hope and Luck. For faithful lovers, this is the stone of Love. For unfaithful lovers, this stone will bring misfortune.
In the metaphysical world, Opal acts as a prism within the aura, bringing a full spectrum of Light energy to the system, soothing and clearing the emotional body, and boosting the will to live and the joy of one’s earthly existence. It en-kindles optimism, enthusiasm and creativity, and allows for the release of inhibitions inspiring love and passion. Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and stimulates flashes of intuition and insight, yet is a protective stone for deep inner work, meditations, and lower world shamanic journeys. Opals inspire creativity, inventiveness, spontaneity and self-expression. The fine energetic vibration of Opal enhances cosmic consciousness, and facilitates psychic and mystical visions. Opal’s vibratory light creates energetic pulses that move through the aura in much the same way wind currents create the tides with water – rising and falling in waves. Opal is a reflective stone, as it picks up thoughts and feelings, amplifies them and returns them to source. Opal is a karmic stone, teaching what you put out comes back.
Opal is a protective stone, when properly programmed it may make one energetically unnoticeable or invisible. Opal may be used when venturing into dangerous places and in shamanic work where stealth is required. Opal amplifies traits, brings characteristics to the surface for transformation, enhancing one’s self worth and full potential. Opal is associated with love and passion, desires and eroticism. Opal is a seductive stone that intensifies emotional states and releases inhibitions. Opal affects the rise and fall of the energy behind emotions. Opal shows what your emotional state has been in the past and other lives and teaches you to take responsibility for your emotional being and encourages positive behavior. Wearing Opal is said to bring loyalty, spontaneity, encourage actions that arise from your heart space, and strengthen your power of thought.
In medieval Europe, opals were known as ‘Eye stones’, such were their believed efficacy in treating the eyes. Wearing or keeping an opal meant you were resistant to all diseases of the eye and a soothing eye-wash of opal elixir was supposed to do wonders for sore eyes.
ONYX: Onyx is a form of chalcedony, which is a micro-crystalline quartz formed in the gas cavities of lava. Its multi-layered structure is similar to that of agates. When the stone has a black base and a white upper layer, it's called onyx. (Black onyx is uniformly black chalcedony.) When the base is brown, it is called sardonyx while carnelian-onyx has a red base. A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief.
The noble Onyx is a most ancient stone, known and utilized by even the earliest civilizations for its powerful energy and somber beauty. Black onyx is associated with the base chakra and grounding in crystal healing. Onyx is a stone of happiness, good fortune and strength.
It is thought to bring strength, balance and self control. It is very good for people under extreme mental or emotional stress. This stone is a ‘must-have’ gemstone to go with when you are under difficult times or when you are having physical stress, as the black onyx healing properties can offer strength to support you. As a stone of protection, black onyx provides inner strength, aids with grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making. The stone has a very soothing quality about it that will help remove fear and release worries inside your mind. Onyx is greatly favorably for sports persons who achieve strength out of wearing it. Those who are disturbed mentally and emotionally can be benefited to a large extent with the help of this stone. Onyx brings determination, spirit and focus.
Black has been associated with regeneration and new beginnings. Black onyx is thought by some to have protective qualities, making it advantageous to carry when traveling. It is said to be useful in fighting basic fears and helping to move beyond bad relationships--as well as to heal old emotional wounds. The Romans associated onyx with courage and it is thought to be useful when one is defending him/herself against unfair criticism.
Onyx is an excellent stone for releasing negative emotions such as sorrow and grief, and therefore brings good fortune and helps in recognizing personal strength. This black colored stone helps in relaxation, and in facing various challenges in life, especially if one suffers from a lack of life energy and exhaustion. It harmonizes the physical with the spiritual and helps alleviate fears and worries as well as during periods of strong overwhelming emotions. This mineral helps us in our efforts to be balanced and in maintaining positive outlook at our life and environment. Onyx increases concentration and devotion, relieves tension especially in marital life.
On the physical level in the crystal-healing, onyx helps in healing wounds, and during times of childbirth. It can be used in treating eye and ear problems, and in cellular regeneration. It strengthens the structural systems of the bones and teeth, hair, skin and nails. It boosts general endurance and self-control. This stone is very good in grounding, as well as in elimination and/or control of excess energy.
BLACK OBSIDIAN: Black Obsidian Stone is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog created within your aura, and is a strong psychic protection stone. Black Obsidian Stone is also an excellent aid to help you to release any negativity that your day to day life may have caused. This negativity may be present within your auric field and needs to be removed... to aid your ongoing physical, emotional and spiritual health. The black obsidian sharpness is expressed as physical property and used in various tools to cut through matter (blades, arrows, etc). The sharpness of black obsidian is also expressed as a metaphysical property.
This powerful stone can help cut through illusions, lies, fearful facades and blockages, etc. The amount of information that black obsidian can reveal and the intensity of this truthful energy can be overwhelming. The perfection of its black colour reveals the darkness that blocks the light in any situation and in any person. This is why the black obsidian is best used with much respect and care, especially the black obsidian spheres.
Another facet of the black obsidian identity is its ability to draw in negative energy, thus protecting the wearer or the surroundings in which it is placed. As such, the black obsidian was (and still is) used as protection in various body adornments, jewelry, as well as in many areas of one's home. The powerful alchemical properties of the black obsidian are due to its origin. Obsidian is born out of quickly cooled volcanic lava, so it has the most potent energy of the interaction of several raw and powerful elements - fire, earth and water. In healing, the black obsidian is used to help one become more grounded, focused and clear in all practical matters. It can also help develop razor-like mental abilities and the powers of discernment. Because the black obsidian expresses a clear, detached energy of truth without "taking any sides", it can be very helpful for those who tend to react emotionally to people and events in their life.This stone acts to remove any built up negativity caused by your own or others anger, fear, resentment and even stress... as well as aiding you to remove any negative attachments.
These stones may assist you to seal your aura against future problems... and may aid you unfetter yourself from any negative attachments that you may have unintentionally taken into your aura. They are a strong psychic protection stone, and will benefit you by shielding you from all negativity... so they are very helpful stones to keep within your auric field. Their resonance within the base chakra is very strong. They have a strong vibration that aids spiritual grounding, by helping you to move any excess energy down via the earth chakra to Mother Gaia for grounding.
It has powerful metaphysical properties that will shield you against negativity, and their energy may stimulate the gift of prophecy.Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength. Black Obsidian is a very powerful and creative stone. It increases self-control. It forces facing up to one’s true self. Releases imbalances and negative energies. Black Obsidian is protective and provides support during change. It repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts. It is an excellent stone to aid past life healing...particularly relating to your ancestral line... and may aid you to deal with issues relating to past misuse of power. If you have come back to this life in order to resolve a past life issue... by placing a piece of the stone on the third eye and asking about this, you may discover the purpose for being here in this life at this time. The vibration of this stone may resonate within the third eye chakra and has a strong vibration to aid the receiving of answers to questions. By asking questions aloud and listening... you may hear the answer whispered back to you. This allows you to ask questions about specific questions around relationships, finances, career choices or health issues... and the answers will help you to make better choices.
Because the black obsidian draws in negative energy, be sure to cleanse it regularly, as well as take good care of its physical surroundings. Do not place the black obsidian on the floor or anywhere else where it can get neglected.
SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN: Snowflake Obsidian is a type of Obsidian that gets its “snowflakes” from inclusions of the white mineral, Cristobalite. Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of purity bringing balance to our mind, body and spirit. An excellent stone to remove negativity from all aspects of our lives, Snowflake Obsidian keeps us grounded and balanced during chaotic times. It is a great stone to keep at your office or workplace if you encounter difficult people. Snowflake Obsidian is formed when molten lava from a volcanic eruption cools too quickly. It reminds us that our hidden emotions, if not addressed, will cause an eruption from within and damper our ability to progress on our journey. It reminds us to bring our issues to the surface gently in order to give us time to process them, understand them and eventually heal from them. Snowflake Obsidian encourages us to focus on the present moment and let all that needs to burn, burn holding onto only what is pure. Snowflake Obsidian is well known for its substantial grounding and protection abilities. When it comes to negative energy it absorbs and shields any influence from external negativity as well as negative thoughts patterns or lower vibrations emitting from within the wearer. Any unwanted mindset is dispelled immediately and replaced with a more positive outlook.
MAHOGANY OBSIDIAN: Mahogany Obsidian is natural glass obsidian that has inclusions of Magnetite or Haematite creating the mahogany coloured patches in it. A hugely protective stone, this one is perfect for people who feel vulnerable to psychic or energy attack. Mahogany Obsidian is often used to remove energy cords between people that sap energy and violate boundaries. It is also used for protection from psychic attacks by those who wish to harm (or those who don’t even intend to but their energy is negative or aggressive and might inadvertently do so). It is also said to strengthen the aura, protecting against repeated problems.
Wonderful at providing both grounding and protection, Mahogany Obsidian encourages strength in time of need. It eliminates energetic blockages, relieves tension and helps to stimulate growth on all levels.
When you want to reclaim your power Mahogany Obsidian is a great meditation tool for helping with re-connection.
A stone of focus, Mahogany Obsidian helps guide us to what we should be prioritising to make spiritual progress, while aiding with self-acceptance and self confidence. Mahogany Obsidian is often used to aid in the decision making process. It allows us to make significant changes in the most challenging areas of our lives. In Physical healing it is thought to be helpful in detoxifying organs and tissues, increasing liver and kidney function and relieving pain.
OPALITE: Opalite is a subtle yet highly energetic stone. It is the ideal stone for meditation. Opalite improves communication on all levels, especially the spiritual. It removes energy blockages of the chakras and meridians. Emotionally, Opalite helps by assisting during transitions of all kinds. It engenders persistence and gives us strength in verbalising our hidden feelings. It can also help success in business. Known as the "Stone of Eternity" Opalite brings forth the understanding of the true-self, the true spirit, to free the spirit. The knowing that one can soar higher than expected, can reach unimaginable goals and join as one with the ultimate all. The whole of who we are and why we are.
Opalite brings peace and is a very beneficial stone to keep in areas where peace and serenity are needed. It is also a very helpful stone to be used in the deepening of the sleep state, gain knowledge and courage from dreams in order to better oneself in day to day life. Opalite helps to soften a harsh atmosphere or a soften a hardened soul. This is a good stone for the release of fears and worries. To help one to face both hope’s and fears together, alongside accepting and growing with change. Opalite is a stone of healing. It aids sexual mastery, enhancing sexual experience. It stabilizes mood swings and helps in overcoming fatigue.
PINK OPAL: Opal is a hardened silica gel, usually containing between 5-10% water. Therefore it is noncrystalline, unlike most other gemstones. Rosy Pink Opal is used to activate the Heart Chakra while also providing both centering and grounding. Pink Opal is a stone of renewal, reconnecting to the sacred relationship between Self and the Divine, the One, All that is. It is a very supportive and loving Guide in our journey of life. Pink Opal teaches love, acceptance and non judgment.
Pink Opal primarily for promoting love, eroticism and passion in a relationship. It has a gentle energy and a very fine vibration so its effects are on behalf of self worth, loyalty, faithfulness, spontaneity and emotional stability. It is one of the premier stones for soothing the heart and can be very effective for children's insomnia or nightmares. It can be worn next to the heart or put under the pillow at night. Emotionally, creates very positive emotions and lightness of being. Helps PMS and childbirth. Can help strengthen the will to live, especially for those who have suffered traumatic stress.
Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer. It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. Encourages both freedom and independence. Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and induces psychic and mystical visions. It stimulates originality and creativity. Helps to release anger and claim self-worth, aiding in accessing and expressing one’s true self. Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances the imagination and creativity as well. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances the memory.
Opal are known to strengthen the will to live. Linked to the heart, and told to stimulate the glands and regulate the metabolism. Opal has a beneficial effect on the human psyche, pouring a warm healing energy on broken hears and restoring harmony.
PERIDOT: Called “the extreme gem” by the Gemological Institute of America, Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (Diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes.
The vibration of these lovely lime green stones resonates with the frequency of increase, so it is a noteworthy gemstone for manifestation of all desired things. It may increase confidence and assertiveness, balanced by patience and clarity of thought. It is known as a stone for prosperity and happiness. Its efficacy at manifesting an improvement in your spirituality and health, in your abundance and prosperity, and to manifest an increase in money is amazing.
It may also help to create an increase in love, joy and bring improved emotional health. Its preeminent benefit is its strong energy, that comes like a beam of sunshine into your life. The vibration of this stone is high... high enough that even small Peridot stones have an energy that will easily be felt. If you have a clear picture in your mind of what you hope to achieve use the seven laws of attraction... then combine the use of Peridots with it. This is one positive method to that is likely to succeed.
Associated with the sun, Peridot has been prized since the earliest civilizations for its protective powers to drive away the forces of darkness. Set in gold and worn around the neck or bound to the left arm, it was used as a charm against sorcery and magic, evil spirits, night terrors, and madness. It cured cowardice, calmed anger, as well as brightening the wit. Peridot is still celebrated for those virtues, protecting the aura, purifying the physical and subtle bodies, and alleviating emotional burdens, guilt and obsessions. It is particularly beneficial for overcoming fear, depression and other psychological disturbances, as well as releasing jealousies, resentment and spite in order to move forward. Peridot promotes responsibility and forgiveness, instilling confidence in one’s own abilities and reestablishing a sense of self-worth. A powerful generator of the frequency of increase, this lovely talisman may be utilized to manifest abundance in all areas of one’s life: wealth, health, happiness and love.
PYRITE: Pyrite is often called “Fool’s Gold,” though there is nothing foolish about this mineral. Within its gleaming beauty is a stone of hidden fire, one that can be sparked to life by striking it against metal or stone. An Earth element, it also resonates with Fire energy, symbolizing the warmth and lasting presence of the sun and the ability to generate wealth by one’s own power.
It is masculine in nature, a stone of action, vitality and will, and taps into one’s abilities and potential, stimulating the flow of ideas. It brings confidence and the persistence to carry things through to completion.
As a talisman, Pyrite is a unique protector, drawing energy from the Earth through the physical body and into the aura creating a defensive shield against negative energies, environmental pollutants, emotional attack and physical harm. It also supports one with a spirit of boldness and assertive action when protecting others, the planet, or in standing up for important issues of community.
It stimulates the Second and Third Chakras, enhancing will power and the ability to see behind facades to what is real.
Pyrite was highly prized by the native Indian tribes of the Americas as a healing stone of magic, and was polished into mirrors for gazing and divination. Pyrite is a protective, shielding stone and is excellent to wear or carry as an amulet to deflect harm and danger. Pyrite guards against ongoing control, criticism and manipulation by a partner, parent or employer, lending the power to resist without becoming angry or upset, changing the balance of power. A piece of Pyrite in the home or workplace energizes the area around it and imparts an immediate increase in vitality. It overcomes intellectual fatigue due to overwork and tiredness of the nervous system by stimulating blood flow to the brain, increasing mental clarity, focus and recall. Pyrite enhances the protective and assertive male energies in both men and women. It boosts women’s self-worth and helps overcome tendencies toward servitude and inferiority. For men, it instills a feeling of confidence in one’s masculinity and supports the enthusiastic expression of male eroticism.
Pyrite Physical Healing Energy
Pyrite supports the ideal of perfect health and well-being, drawing on universal energies to activate the nourishing energies of the body. In healing it often gets fast results, and can be beneficial in cases where no resolution seems possible. It is known for bringing out the cause of diseases for examination, and is helpful in getting to the root of karmic and psychosomatic dis-ease. This mineral shields the body from environmental pollutants, as well as contagious diseases. It may be useful in fighting colds, flu and other viruses, skin diseases and fungal infections, and may be beneficial in treatments for highly infectious diseases. It has also been used to lessen fever and reduce inflammation, and is an excellent stone of protection for caregivers and medical workers. Pyrite increases oxygen supply to the blood and strengthens the respiratory and circulatory systems. It is beneficial to the lungs, helping to alleviate asthma and bronchitis, and may be used in treating blood disorders. It assists in treatments of the bones, both in structure and cell formation, and helps prevent and repair DNA damage. Pyrite also stimulates proper endocrine function and is excellent for combating male impotence and infertility.
Pyrite Emotional Healing Energy
Pyrite is a crystal of positive energy, and is extremely helpful for melancholy and thoughts fixed on misfortune and despair. It relieves anxiety and frustration, and as a mirror to the self, reveals the causes behind these emotions and promotes a search for solutions. Pyrite also allows one to see beyond pretense, to what truly lies behind words and actions. It provides the insight that often things that disturb us in others are also present in us. Pyrite’s energy is empowering to the spirit, encouraging one to overcome fears and take action. It increases one’s will to accomplish whatever tasks one sets out to do, and can be used to bring one out of one’s shell, becoming more dynamic and confident.
PETALITE: Petalite, also known as Castorite, is highly spiritual. It has been called the “stone of the Angels” (not to be confused with Angelite) and will help one connect with one’s guides and enhances your angelic connection. It is also said to dissolve negativity and black magic spells. Petalite has been used on vision quests for strength, protection, and peace. It will balance one’s yin/yang qualities as well as one’s mind, body, and spirit. It also enhances one’s ability to feel energy in stones.
Petalite is an Angel Crystal, and it is rare. It will help you connect with the Angels, the spirit world, ancient civilizations, spirit guides, and totem animals. It was used to protect Shaman during their ceremonies. It will ground you and protect you and is, therefore, highly useful for meditation and astral travel. Petalite brings you peace and can also calm and evens out your aura. It works best on the Throat Chakra, Crown Chakra, and facilitates easy flow of the Kundalini. It is useful to increase intuitive abilities. It stabilizes the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
Petalite crystals have been used as talismans for protection since ancient times. By some called the Stone of Intent, it is believed to protect the wearer from magic spells and evil intentions. Petalite is believed to enhance psychic abilities and communication with angels. Petalite is a crystal with extremely high vibrations. In fact, you will at times find it referred to as the ‘Stone of the Angels’. This gemstone has been used to help individuals become more open to the cosmic consciousness and a to develop a higher level of awareness. Petalite is often used to reach the astral plane in order to connect with spirits, ancient ancestors, and even animal totems. It facilitates interaction and communication between the spiritual world and the physical one.
Petalite is an extremely beneficial and supportive crystal for anyone who has had a traumatic physical or emotional experience. It will encourage you to realize the lessons behind such experiences, and will assist you in achieving peace. Petalite can be an effective tool for releasing any dark energy surrounding you when unfortunate or strongly negative events occur in your life. It also helps by alleviating the intensity of karmic repercussions. When you need to burn a bridge, consider it as an option as it works to neutralize manipulation. It can also be used to ground people who are spiritually scattered, and as a result have become flighty in nature.
Petalite has been utilized as an aid in the treatment of many ailments, including AIDS and cancer. This stone may prove highly beneficial to those who need relief from severely stressful situations. While it cannot stop negative events from occurring around you, it can affect your attitude regarding them, raise the vibration level of your environment, and will imbue you with a sense of calm. It has been used as a treatment in tumor reduction, to increase muscle flexibility, it improves eyesight, and is even said to generate cellular renewal.
PREHNITE: Prehnite is a stone of unconditional love. Prehnite enhances the visualization process and induces deep meditation in contact with the higher self. When meditating with Prehnite, one is in touch with the universe's energy grid and said to connect to the archangel Raphael and to other spiritual and extraterrestrial beings. Prehnite attunes you to divine energies, as it enhances prophesy and illuminates the way forward for your spiritual growth. When your actions are in alignment with your heart, rather than the ego, the outcome of your actions are aligned with the highest good. Prehnite seals the auric field in a protective shield of divine energy.
Prehnite helps to restore trust in the universe allowing for divine manifestation. Prehnite helps one stay in the present moment, quieting restlessness, worry, and releasing the “how?” of the future. Prehnite uncovers deep fears and facilitates the healing of the root cause of the dis-ease that created them. Prehnite aids in cooling excessive anger or nervous energy allowing for your energy to be stabilized and your “chi” to be strengthened. Prehnite may alleviate nightmares and phobias.
Green Prehnite helps you to connect to beings on the higher spiritual planes, and enhances spiritual growth. This lovely stone has an energy that helps you to be prepared, as it enhances precognition or prior knowledge of an event, and the gift of prophecy.Prehnite is quite a protective stone. It can protect one on all levels, as it strengthens the life force and generally increases energy as well as stimulating it. It aids spirit communication through meditation and visualization, out of body travel and as a powerful dream stone. It is also known as a stone of prophecy which stimulates inner knowing of oneself. It is a very accepting stone, encouraging analytical thinking and helps to dispel unpleasant memories.
Prehnite crystals will help to teach one to let go of old memories that are painful. If there has been avoidance of the truth due to pain, these crystals will assist you in facing, understanding, and ridding yourself of that pain. It will help one to recognize the true potent ional that lies within, your divine self. It will guide in fulfilling this potential, even if it is through a mundane life; it eases acceptance of circumstance without allowing the surrender of dreams.