Opal is a unique gemstone that is not crystalline, but is rather made up of hardened silica gel. It’s name is said to be taken from the Sanskrit word “upala” which means “precious stone”. While approximately 10% of opal is mined in other countries such as Brazil and Mexico, it is primarily mined in Australia, and Australia gem opal stone jewelry is an expensive but popular luxury. Pure opal is colorless, but pure opal is virtually unheard of and impurities are what give opal its various colors, ranging from black to red to blue.

Opal, in particular black opal, has historically been though of as an incredibly lucky stone. It wards off the evil eye and protects those who travel to faraway lands, much as the Middle Eastern “Hamsa” amulet does. It also blocks bad dreams from your psyche, and works to focus your mental capacities and provide motivation and energy.
 
 Its psychological benefits also include increased confidence on a deep level, confidence that is independent of external factors and completely based on understanding your core being. It helps you to realize all the externally anchored beliefs and behaviors you have adopted, and to cast them off in favor of your core self.
The different varieties of opal have different benefits capabilities. Fire opal helps to manage blood disorders, depression, and lethargy. Black opal helps reduce the impact of reproductive disorders, such as erectile dis-function. White opal helps to manage neural disorders and imbalance. All forms of opal are useful during childbirth to reduce the severity of pain.
 


The opal gemstone is a well rounded stone that provides its keeper with good luck, deep understanding of his or her core self, and relief of various physical ailments. Particularly for men experiencing erectile dis-function, the opal is a helpful gemstone that relieves both the mental and physical causes of the problem.
 
Opal is a hardened silica gel, usually containing between 5-10% water. Therefore it is noncrystalline, unlike most other gemstones. There are two variety: precious opal, which shows flashes of color or iridescence, depending on the angle of viewing and light; then there is common opal whish is often opaque and displays no iridescence. The iridescence of precious opal is caused by the way the structure, or regular arrangement of tiny silica spheres, diffracts light.

Precious opals occur in a great range of color and varieties. White opal, black opal, fire opal, matrix opal, blue opal, Peruvian blue opal, pink opal…this list is extensive.

Mystical Properties:
Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances the imagination and creativity as well. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances the memory.
Opal is also said to be a very spiritual stone, and can help one be “invisible” in situations where they don’t care to be noticed. It has been known to bring happy dreams, and also to ease the process of change.

Opal is a silicate, containing water, correlating with our emotions. Clarifies by amplifying and mirroring feelings, buried emotions, desires (including love and passion). With this comes less inhibition, more spontaneity, free visualization, clearer imagination, and more vivid dreams.

Fire: This is an enhancer of personal power, awakening the inner fire, as well as protection against danger. It is a symbol of hope, an energy amplifier, facilitating change and process. It supports through emotional turmoil, and is a wonderful stone in releasing and letting go of the past.

Blue: the ultimate stone for all forms of wishes, for entering the world of the fae (fairies) and for seeing beyond the immediate physical reality to the wonders within nature and life.

Blue-Green (Chrysopal): This opal will open one to new impressions and encourages openness in others. It will help one to observe the world with new eyes, and it alleviates emotional burdens.

Green: This is beneficial for cleansing and rejuvenating that promotes emotional recovery and aides relationships. It has the ability to filter information and reorient the mind, thus giving it a better meaning to every day life, and bring about a clearer spiritual prospective.

Pink: Promotes a feeling of centeredness, as a spiritual level this opal actives clairvoyance and clairsentience. It can be particularly helpful in healing head aches caused by blocked or unopened third eye chakras.

Black: Is known to enhance sexual attractiveness, as well as leading one to a higher spiritual experience. One of the strongest good luck stones. It is told to transform the fears that hold us back from action into optimism and an eagerness to get on with our lives.

Blue Peruvian Opal: Relatively rare and comes from the Andes in Peru, it is a moderately translucent stone with a blue-green color quite similar to the Caribbean Sea. This stone has soft relaxing energies, and lore tells us that it has the ability to remove the tension from any communication to help ideas to flow freely. It is told to soften the impact of stress from the outside world, helping one to release the trauma of old wounds, facilitating facing the future with a tranquil self healing nature. It is good for quieting the mind and helpful in aiding sleep.

Pink Peruvian Opal: Despite it’s natural color, this is not a soft pillow-y kind of energy, but rather incredibly vibrant and stimulating. It raises ones spirit and elevates the mood. This “euphoria” is not the kind that you lose your thought process, but it more attunes you to the natural pulse of love, which of course brings about the shift in attitude, mood and mind. Which in turn helps in balancing the art of giving and receiving. Often we are drawn to one or the other, and have trouble balancing…this opal will help one to see that both side (like ying & yang) are necessary and both are needed for wholeness.


Healing Properties:
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.

White:
Greatly increases general productivity through activation of the necessary glands. Regularizes the biorhythms of the wearing, avoiding discordant energies which may lead to uncontrolled behavior between frantic activity or total inactivity. Harmonizing desire, creating lovemaking rather than pure appetite, restores pleasure to eating which alleviates food related disorders.

Fire: This opal supports through emotional turmoil, and is a wonderful stone in releasing and letting go of the past. It resonates with the abdomen and lower back and the triple burner meridian. It heals the intestines as well as the kidneys, balancing the adrenal glands and preventing burn out. It also stimulates the sexual organs, and is an excellent stone for warming and re-energizing.

Blue: Emotional soother that helps to realign one to their spiritual purpose. It is useful when past life experiences are affecting the present life, these can be healed through the etheric blueprint.

Blue-Green (Chrysopal): Detoxifies and regenerates the liver as well as relieving feelings of constriction from the heart and chest.

Green: Green opal strengthens the immune system and helps to alleviate colds and flu.

Pink: It can be particularly helpful in healing head aches caused by blocked or unopened third eye chakras. Ti promotes tissue regenerating and heals blood disorders, muscle tension as well as spinal disorders and menopausal symptoms which may afflict.

Black-Brown-Gray: Particularly useful for releasing sexual tension that arises from an emotional cause, as well as for processing and integrating newly found or released emotions. Black opals will absorb pain and/or illness, replacing it with a healing rainbow of light. It may ease chronic bone problems or weaknesses and any disease deep within the body tissue. Use it to counter side effects fro modern x-ray or laser treatments as well as to reduce the toxicity of necessary chemical treatments.


Magical Properties:
Energy: Projective, Receptive
Powers: Astral projection, psychism, beauty, money. luck and power

To many the opal has been known as a stone of sorrow, misfortune and bad luck. This however is a modern idea, and untrue. The opal contains all of the colors as well as all of the qualities of all other stones. And as such, an opal may be “programmed” or charged with virtually every type of energy used in all spells involving all magical needs.

Opals are worn during trips of astral projection to facilitate the process but also for protection. Opals are used to recall past incarnations, and is favored by many to develop psychic powers. Jewelry is the best for this aspect, especially ideal are earrings. Opals are worn to bring inner beauty to the surface, and one should carry or use and opal to dedicated oneself to improving outward appearance.

Fire opals are often used in spells for drawing money. They are effective in use within rituals to increase passion in a relationship. It is excellent for working with the four elements and channeling the energies of the fire spirits in a positive way.

Black opals are prized by magicians and Wiccans as strong power stones. More recently in Wiccan rituals used as God stone (white opal being the Goddess stone) Black opal amplifies power magically and an amulet of black opal attracts good fortune.

All opals are considered luck-bringing stones.

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Kyanite

Kyanite

The high vibration and rapid transfers of energy from Kyanite create pathways where none existed before. Like a universal bridge, it is an extraordinary crystal of connection, opening the mind centers, enhancing telepathic and psychic abilities, bridging gaps in all communication efforts, and providing a link for transmitting or receiving healing energy. It immediately aligns the chakras and subtle bodies, bringing tranquility and a calming effect to the whole being. It is an exceptional stone for transitioning into deep meditative states.

Like Citrine, Kyanite is one of the two minerals on the planet that neither accumulates nor retains negative energy, and therefore never needs cleansing. Kyanite’s energy is unlimited in application, making it an excellent stone for metaphysical purposes, and it may be used for cleansing and clearing other crystals.

Kyanite inspires loyalty and fair treatment to others. It assists in working through disagreements and disputes, and can aid in repairing damaged relationships. It is beneficial in negotiations, diplomatic missions, arbitration and other forms of communication between disharmonious people, allowing disparate energies to move into resonance and find a common frequency. 

In the workplace, Kyanite promotes good communication, bridging the gap between different beliefs and ideas, and encourages self-expression and speaking one’s truth. Hold or wear Kyanite when addressing a group, or leading a seminar or team meeting. It sharpens communication skills, and is particularly helpful when answering questions or when there is a need to improvise. 

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For those who have lost their way in life, or are trying to break a cycle of self-destructive behavior, use Kyanite in an empowerment grid to get back on track. Lay out rows of small Kyanite blades radiating from a central Kyanite in six different directions. Use each night to walk a different path in the mind, letting images and ideas take form spontaneously. Continue until you no longer need the grid. 

Kyanite’s frequency encourages the examination of all aspects of oneself, the various interests, skills and knowledge that creates the uniqueness of one’s identity, and how it can be used for one’s Soul path on Earth and in finding a life-fulfilling vocation. It encourages listening to intuitive guidance and living with integrity of purpose.

Kyanite helps overcome a victim or fatalistic mentality, and the resignation of oneself to the recurring emotional patterns that create blockages in the energetic field. Kyanite can bridge the connection to those patterns and quickly create new energy flow and a shift in one’s perception to the world. It assists one in remaining functional in extreme situations, promotes a more logical way of thinking, and encourages resolute action. 

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Kyanite instantly aligns all the chakras and subtle bodies, clearing the pathways and meridians. It restores Qi to the physical body and promotes a calming effect to the whole being. With its blue and indigo energies, Kyanite is particularly stimulating to the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, expanding communication and psychic awareness on all levels.

Blue crystal energy will unblock and balance the throat chakra. Darker shades of blue encourage the power of truth, while lighter shades carry the power of flexibility, relaxation, and balance.

Spiritually, Kyanite removes the idea of blind fate or implacable karma, and reveals the part played by the self in creating causes and relationships in one’s life, and the action needed to balance the past. It dispels illusion, anger, and frustration, and increases logical, linear thought. It grounds spiritual energy, linking to the higher mind, bringing integrity and maturation. Kyanite is also helpful for those making the transition through death.

Kyanite’s high spiritual energy enhances one’s psychic abilities, and allows for a closer connection and transfer of information from higher beings. It assists in opening the Third Eye during mediation and healing sessions, and may be used to enhance telepathy between two persons, or between healing facilitator and client. It is an excellent tool for Crystal Resonance Therapy and other forms of crystal-based healing.

Kyanite’s energy is easily accessible, gentle, and balanced, making it an excellent crystal for meditation. It allows for a rapid transition into a deep meditative state, and is quite useful in accessing the astral plane and connecting with one’s guides, as well as gleaning solutions from within a lucid dream state.

Meditating with Black Kyanite allows one to return to past lives and go forward to probable futures, teaching one to experience interdimensional consciousness without losing connection to Earth.

MoonStone

Moonstone

It is said if you give your lover a moonstone necklace when the moon is full you will always have passion with each other. Moonstone is a highly valued gemstone for these reasons:

  • Brings good fortune
  • Assists in foretelling the future
  • Enhances intuition
  • Promotes inspiration
  • Brings success in love as well as business matters
  • Offers protection on land and at sea

The moonstone is associated with the moon and was the stone of the goddess Diana. The most powerful time to use the moonstone is in a full moon.

It has been worn as an amulet to bring good emotions to the wearer, while protecting those of a sensitive nature. It can reunite lovers who have quarreled. Moonstone is also considered a good luck stone.

Moonstone is a very personal stone. It is a reflection of the person who owns it. It does not add or detract, only shows how it is. This is why the moonstone is said to perceive that which “is”. Moonstone is an excellent stone to use in meditation to understand oneself. Placing it in the moonlight of a moon reaching its fullness, not a full or waning moon, can revitalize it. This is a particularly good gemstone for women. It is a good stone for young women or teenagers.

Healing properties

Moonstone is used by healers to stimulate the functioning of the pineal gland and balance internal hormone cycles with nature’s rhythms. Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. Though often considered to be a woman’s stone, it can be beneficial to men in opening the emotional self.

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Sugilite
Sugilite is considered one of the most important love stones. It represents spiritual love and wisdom – opening and aligning all the chakras to love with its beautiful purple rays.

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This loving stone teaches and protects in matters of spiritual quests, love, and forgiveness.

Protects the soul from shocks and trauma
Clears disappointments and relieves spiritual tension.
Brings light and love to the darkest situations
Aids forgiveness by eliminating hostility
Place sugilite on the third eye to alleviate despair. Hold to the forehead for headaches. To increase protective energies of sugilite, combine with amethyst. To assist in the grounding of light in the physical world, combine with hematite.

Sugilite teaches you how to live from your own truth.
It imparts the ability to face unpleasant conditions, encourages positive thoughts, and releases emotional turmoil.

Healing properties of sugilite
Sugilite is used by healers for dyslexia, pain relief, motor disfunction. Light colored sugilite is used to purify lymph and blood.

 

Citrine Mala

Citrine Mala Beads

Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination, and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure yellow energy, Citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings and new pursuits. [Raphaell, 86][Simmons, 119][Ahsian, 120]

Natural Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy, but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. It works out problems on both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones.

Called The Merchant’s Stone for its properties of increase in the cashbox, sparkling yellow Citrine not only assists in acquiring wealth, but helps in maintaining it. It is a stone of abundance and manifestation, attracting wealth and prosperity, success and all things good. It also encourages generosity and sharing good fortune. Citrine assists in all fast money ventures, and is especially helpful in financial speculation and for commercial success. Carry one in the purse or wallet to attract money and stop excessive outflow.

As a professional support stone, Citrine improves interactions for all who work in sales, merchant banking, casinos, sports and fitness instruction, and the media. It is a fortifying crystal for medical personnel and healers, and increases productivity in governmental work. Citrine strengthens the inner light and sparks creativity and imagination. It is ideal for artists of all kinds.

Citrine is an excellent crystal for interpersonal relationships. It smooths family or group problems, and promotes solutions and cohesiveness. It also helps in understanding and dealing with absorbed impressions from those around us.

Carrying a Citrine attracts love and happiness, and guards against those who would break your heart. It is also an effective shield against spite and jealousy. 

Natural Citrine enhances physical stamina and energy, supports the endocrine system, and encourages proper metabolism.  It is beneficial for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and may aid in reversing degenerative disease. It is thought to balance the thyroid and facilitate the diminishment of growths.

Citrine stimulates digestion, the spleen and pancreas. It helps keep skin, nails, and hair healthy, and is good for relieving skin irritations and allergies, especially those caused by food or chemical intolerances. 

Natural Citrine is beneficial in eliminating infections of the kidney and bladder, and in the treatment of bed wetting, particularly in young adults. As an elixir, Citrine relieves menstrual and menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, hormone imbalance and the alleviation of fatigue. It may also be used for nausea and vomiting, and morning sickness. 

Citrine activates nerve impulses, strengthening intelligence and the intellectual faculties of concentration and wisdom.  It also aids in short-term memory loss.

Citrine opens the higher mind to accept joy in one’s life, releasing anger and negative feelings, deep-seated fears and destructive tendencies. An excellent crystal for overcoming depression, Citrine reduces the sensitivity to criticism and inspires creativity and self-expression. It raises self-esteem, and by letting go of the past, allows one to move forward optimistically, enjoying new experiences and explorations. 

Natural Citrine is a powerful purifier of one’s will center, helping to identify and heal issues of power abuse and feelings of helplessness. It enables one to understand what is necessary to resolve those situations, and provides the courage and fortitude needed to make difficult

Rutilated Quartz

Rutilated quartz, is a type of quartz with needle-like rutile  embedded in it.

Rutilated quartz is reputed to be an energizing stone that helps get energy moving on all levels. Intuitive sources say that it assists with mental focus. It is also said to attract love and stabilize relationships. Rutilated quartz said to be particularly effective for getting things moving energetically. It can help slowed chakras return to normal spin and balance.

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Emotionally, rutilated quartz is said to be very helpful in uncovering the causes of mental issues and hang-ups. It is reputed diminishes fears and be excellent at assisting with decision-making processes. It is said that it can also ease loneliness and relieve guilt thereby bringing happiness happiness. It is used metaphysically to help one get out of a rut with their life as well as for stabilizing emotionals and mental processes, clarifying thought patterns and emotional reactions. Rutilated quartz is also said to increase one’s self-reliance and ability to find one’s own way.

In the psychic and spiritual realms, rutilated quartz is used for meditation, spiritual communications, and dream work. It is particularly good for seeking higher spiritual experiences and meditation on feminine ideas. Rutilated quartz is also used metaphysically to deflect negative energies and unwanted energetic, psychic, and magickal interferences.

Physically, rutilated quartz is said to be beneficial for food disorders, the immune system, regeneration of tissue, fatigue, depression, respiratory illness, stability of all physical systems and general health, and absorption of nutrients from food. It is also reputed by intuitive sources to be helpful for getting energy moving in meridians and areas where the physical energy is sluggish. Rutiliated quartz is also a mystical crystal “diagnostic tool” which can help discover the true cause of an ailment.  Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

Rutilated quartz is associated with the solar plexus chakra, and is sometimes considered a link between the root and Crown chakras.

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Lapis Lazuli
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These Lapis Lazuli are perfect to use in any healing session or in your meditations. Made from a combination of minerals, including Lazurite, Calcite, and Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli is said to have been in existence since the birth of time, and was used by ancient Hebrews on ceremonial robes.

Good for balancing the Throat Chakra, Lapis Lazuli reminds us of the power of the spoken word, fosters full verbal expression, and clears problems caused by “swallowing your tongue.”  Lapis Lazuli encourages clear expression when sharing information with others, including easier communication of anger.

Also a Third Eye Chakra opener, Lapis Lazuli connects the physical and celestial kingdoms.    Deeply peaceful, Lapis Lazuli provides wisdom into mystical realms and connection with spiritual guardians.  Lapis Lazuli is a good stone to expand intuitive skills while remaining objective and open to reasoned analysis.  Lapis Lazuli also protects against psychic attack, shielding negative energy and returning any negative vibrations to their source.

Moldavite Crystals
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Moldavite is extraterrestrial in nature, as these crystals were formed about 20 million years ago when meteors crashed to the Earth.  The impact of the meteorites’ hits caused the existing rock material in the Earth to melt and fuse with the meteors, creating a new gemstone made of both extraterrestrial and terrestrial material.

Moldavite is usually deep bottle green colour and natural etchings, and are translucent when held up to light.  Associated with the Third Eye or Heart Chakras, Moldavite enhances inner journeys, channelling, cosmic consciousness, and awareness of inter-dimensional or extraterrestrial energies.  Moldavite reminds us how our Earth is but one place in a much larger system of cosmic consciousness.

Moldavite’s effects can range from powerful to subtle, depending on the person, and can help one to accelerate their spiritual growth, opening the chakras to higher frequencies of energy.  Many crystal healers use Moldavite to enhance energetic connections between the etheric fields and the chakras.  When using Moldavite for Meditation, you may want to keep a good grounding stone, such as black tourmaline, red jasper, or obsidian, nearby.

Green Tourmaline 
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Green Tourmaline can attract money and success by opening the Heart Chakra to one’s inner truth, enabling one to reach for their true desires. In addition, Green Tourmaline helps to attract prosperity by connecting one to the cycles of the Earth, helping to bring one into the natural flow of life. Green Tourmaline can help one to connect with the nature spirits. Green Tourmaline is often used with the Heart Chakra, to promote strength, courage, and vitality, and to encourage a state of allowing.

Green Tourmaline is a metaphysically protective stone which is said to balance and harmonize the Chakras. It is ideal for healing purposes as they can focus their healing energies, clearing the aura and removing blockages. Meditating with it can enhance mature emotional development by pulling higher vibration frequencies in through the Third Eye Chakra, to be processed in the Heart Chakra.

All Tourmaline is thought to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and the male and female energies. Tourmalines encourage healing and grounding of energies. Working with Tourmalines in a body layout can balance the Chakras and stabilize the aura. Physically, Green Tourmaline can help with ailments of the heart and immune system, and promotes general good health