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Can anyone tell me about this stone
as there is one i'm drawn to that is for sale only a few hours
left! the stone looks light bluish with a hint of pink.
I dont have much
personal experience with opal but I have a reference here that
may be helpful. Of course, my favorite thing is to just ask
the stone LOL. Opal: Harmony is the accent on the emotional,
mental, and psychic level. In it's red/orange (fire), black,
jelly blue and white/yellow forms, it's impact is accented for
different body areas, acting as a regenerator. Opal is known
to emphasize the prevalent tendency of a person, positive or
negative. (affects 4th chakra and up)
Opal should be used with
caution if it is not your birthstone. It both attracts and reflects
your energy signature energies and it can scatter energy if
it is not worn with focus. It is a stone that is a blessing
for sure, but also a bane if you are careless with it.
From my notes:
To some opal has the reputation
of being an unlucky stone. This could actually be because it
is supposed to induce daydreaming in the wearer--and daydreaming
can be detrimental if it causes the loss of a sense of reality.
Daydreaming, however, can also equal inspiration -- and the
dreamer may spend his 'lost time' formulating plans and ideas
which will have rewarding results, or visualizing a piece of
creative work which will later bring beauty to others as well
Dark Opal: This opal affects the
ovaries, testicles and pancreas as well as helping to release
depression and acting as a grounding element for the emotional
body. With this elixir the thought force is amplified.
Light Opal: Helps ease autism, dyslexia,
epilepsy and visual problems. Helps the individual who is seeking
*Scott Cunningham: Projective/receptive;
all planets; all elements,
Powers: astral projection, psychism, beauty, money, luck, power.
Ritual Lore: To many the opal is
a stone of misfortune, sorrow, and bad luck. This is a modern
idea, however, and is untrue. A reference by Sir Walter Scott
in his novel "Anne of Gierstein" to the misfortune
associated with an opal is the cause of this unfounded idea.
Magical Uses: The opal contains the
colors as well as the qualities of every other stone. As such
it can be 'programmed' or charged with virtually every type
of energy and used in spells involving all magical needs. In
the past opals were used to create invisibility. The gem was
wrapped in a fresh bay leaf and carried for this purpose.
Usually, stones (and herbs) linked
with invisibility were actually used to promote astral projection,
and the opal is ideal for this purpose. There isn't room here
to describe the various techniques used to consciously separate
the astral body from the physical, so consult a standard book
such as Denning and Phillip's "Astral Projection"
published by Llewellyn Publications. Opals are worn during astral
projection for protection as well as to facilitate the process.
They are also used to recall past incarnations. Hold the opal
in your hands and gaze at it. Move your attention from color
to color within the opal until contact with the psychic mind
is achieved. Once this occurs, go into the past. The stone is
favored by many to develop psychic powers and is often worn
in jewelry for this purpose. Earrings are ideal. Opals are also
worn to bring out inner beauty.
A beauty spell: Place a round mirror
on the altar or behind it so that you can see your face within
it while kneeling. Place two green candles on either side of
the mirror and light them. Empower an opal with your need for
beauty--while holding the stone, gaze into your reflection.
With the scalpel of your visualization, mold and form your face
(and your body) to the form you desire. Then, carry or wear
the opal and dedicate yourself to improving your appearance.
Fire Opals are often used in drawing
money. They can be carried or placed beside green candles which
are burned during visualization. If you own a business, place
a fire opal within the gilding after empowering it to be a magnet
to draw customers. Black Opals are prized by magicians and Wiccans
as power stones. They are often worn in ritual jewelry designed
to increase the amount of power aroused and released from the
body during magic. And finally, due to its flashing colors and
beautiful, unique appearance, the opal is a luck-bringing stone.
Unlucky for all except those born in October. Originally it
was attributed with the power to give wealth and beauty to its
owner, even the ability to become invisible. It is known to
grow dull if it is unlucky for the wearer. This quality makes
it a symbol of infidelity or fickleness. The milky-looking opals
are symbolic of sadness, melancholia, and a subsequent turn
toward seclusion and prayer.
Sorry it's taken me so
long to reply to you Usagi, I haven't been on much. I hope this
helps a bit, Opal is a beautiful crystal to work with! From
Crystal Awareness Guide, by Legion of Light: Opal stimulates
pineal and pituitary glands. Aids eyesight. Emotional balancer.
Enhances intuition. The full spectrum of colors resonates with
all chakras. Helps conscious connection with highest aspects
of being. Chakra(s): heart and others, depending on color. From
Gemstone Feng Shi, by Sandra Kynes: This gemstone takes its
name from the Sanskrit word upala, meaning "precious stone,"
as well as the Greek word opallios, "change of color."
In ancient Rome it was called opalus. Containing as much as
10 percent water, the opalescence, or "play of color"
is produced by miniscule spheres of silica. Along with the water,
these tiny spheres create different rates of light diffraction.
The more aligned the silica spheres, the more brilliant a stone's
"fire". If the stone is heated at high temperatures,
the transparency of the stone and its background color also
affect the overall depth of color. Six thousand year old artifacts
found by Louis Leakey are the earliest known use of opal. Ancient
Greeks and Romans prized the use of opal and its value was greater
than diamond. The Romans nicknamed it " Cupids stone"
because its color can be evocative of a sensuous complexion.
The Aztecs also used and valued opals. During the 14th century
plague years, the opal became known as a stone of bad luck.
It was said that the stones of those who wore it and died changed
color. It is now thought that the fairly rapid change of temperature
in the wearer's body (from high fever to cold after death) may
been enough to cause an opal to change color. An opal that has
a fracture can easily break, a fault that added to this gemstone's
connection with bad luck. Opal has been called the "stone
of visionaries" The Greeks believed that it had powers
of prophecy. The Romans saw it as a symbol of hope. Opal attracts
inspiration, insight, and stimulates a wider vision. Some believe
it enhances clairvoyant abilities.
Associations: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius,
throat, third-eye and crown chakras, Mercury, yin.
From Love is in the Earth, by Melody:
Elemental Astrological signs of Cancer, Libra, Pisces &
Scorpio. The intrinsic properties of the numerous forms of opal
include the amplification of ones traits and characteristics,
therefore, providing impetus to overcome the lesser attributes.
It helps one to recognize and to feel the creativity which is
within the self, providing inspiration and imagination to all
situations. It furthers clean, true and spontaneous action,
enhancing that which one is feeling and allowing for the release
of inhibitions. It can be used to strengthen the memory and
to instill faithfulness and loyalty with respect to love, personal
afflictions, and business relationships. It has been used to
assist one in becoming "invisible" in circumstances
where one does not wish to be noticed. It brings one a quality
of "fading-into-the-background" when the energy is
so directed. It is known as a stone of happy dreams and changes,
the happy dreams arising from the understanding of personal
higher potentials coupled with the glad acceptance of ones inherent
perfection. The happy changes
emanate from those events and situations which allow ones aspirations
to surface. This mineral has been used to awaken both the psychic
and mystical qualities. It helps one to understand the higher
powers of intuition and mysticism and to utilize these powers
to enhance personal understand and personal experiences in the
realms of the sacred and avant-garde aspects of being. Opal
which exhibits a spectral of color, commonly called "fire"
contains tiny spheres of silica; it can also be used to encourage
flashes of intuition and insight. The ancients believed that
the storm god, jealous of the beauty of the rainbow god, broke
the rainbow-pieces of the rainbow falling to the Earth to become
a part of the opal which exhibits the appearances of the "rainbow
fire". The "fire" represents a glowing inner
flame, producing a gentle vitality to stimulate ones pursuits
in the spiritual realm, and assisting in the alignment between
the spiritual self and the psychic and astral planes.
Opal has been used by the Native
American Indian and the Australian aboriginal shaman to invoke
visions; it has also been used during the Native American ceremony
of the visions quest, and by the Australian aborigines during
ceremonial "dreamtime". It can be used to disperse
infections, to purify the blood and the kidneys, and to regulate
insulin production. It can also be used in the treatment of
disorders of vision and the eyes, to alleviate fevers, and to
stimulate circulatory functions. It can be used to clarify and
to strengthen the eyesight, to assist in the recovery from Parkinson's;s
dis-ease, and to provide comfort and ease during childbirth.
Vibrates to the number 8.
I just started wearing mine again
recently and was looking in the mirror yesterday to see it "catch
fire" it was glowing so radiantly! I had to smile when
I saw your post Katt, thanks!
Wonderful post, (((Katt)))
very information and I enjoyed reading what you shared. If I
may I would like to add a little more information about the
Opal. There are a variety of Opals available, each one reflecting
their own properties. Here are but a few properties of each
Andean Opal - contains a swirling
of pink, black beige and sometimes blue. Used to activate the
heart chakra while providing centering and grounding.
Black Opal - this particular
color can vary from black to grey and usually displays an spectral
of color. The Black opal is another excellent grounding stone
and can be used for "gazing" ... insights into matters
of the past, present and future.
Black Plume Opal - Sufi Dancers
are attracted to this Opal for stabilization of dizziness and
for promoting clairsentient.
Blue Opal - ranges in color
from blue-white to deep blue. It is a beautiful stone and I
wear mine to help bring balance to my metabolism.
Boulder Opal - shades of brown
sometimes depicted with "fire" image provides a connection
to the stars facilitating communication between the Earth plane
and the "star people."
Boulder Matrix Fire Opal -
found in Queensland, Australia, is known as a stone of purity
and intensity. It brings forth mental and emotional balance.
Cherry Opal's color ranges from orange-red to pink-red. Used
to stimulate, to activate and to cleanse the base and sacral
Common Opal - color ranges
vary including white, white to green, green, grey, grey to black,
purple, brown and even colorless. It contains "no fire."
Used to increase ones ability to both earn and retain
money. Also used to balance the male/female energies and the
chakras within the body.
Dendritic Opal - this can
be any form of opal. Its markings are what makes this opal intriguing
... the dendritic formation is a branching figure or marking
resembling moss, a fern or a tree.
Fire Opal - ranges in color,
red - orange and contains the spectral of color called "fire."
The energy is conducive to mystery, variety, progress and change.
Golden Opal - red - orange
in color. It is often used to activate the crown chakra and
to provide for the alignment of chakras with the ethereal plane.
A good stone to remove negative vibrations from the chakras.
Green Opal - used to promote
a relaxed state similar to meditation.
Honduran Opal - this opal
exhibits properties of stability and enhancing the flow to and
from chakra centers.
Opalized Nature - consists
of opalized shell, naturewood, limb casts, bot, etc. Each one
differs but in general they are used to assist one in progression
toward ones destiny. Pink Opal ranges in color from pink and
white to lavender and cream. Sometimes called the "peppermint
candy stone." Similar to the color ray of pink, it is used
to enhance love and non-violence.
Red Opal - used to stimulate
positivity and reduce hostility and offensive behavior. Also
has been used in body balancing.
White Opal - another amazing
stone, colored as a milky white containing a spectral of color.
It can be used to stimulate the crown chakra and brings a sense
of peace and calmness.
Water Opal - is colorless
and clear with a spectral of color suspended within the structure.
Another stone that can be used for
"gazing." I think I have captured them all
Wooooooooow! How wonderful!!! Thanks a lot for the gorgeous
information, Ghostkatt and Lotusbud. My eyes are glued to brilliant
opals which are exhibited in the 'Ghost and Lotus' jewelry museum.
They are like a meteor shower. I feel so happy!
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