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A Stone of Many Varieties
Opal is a unique stone that comes in a variety of types, but typical opal is iridescent in color and almost looks like a rainbow. This is why it is used and cherished in jewelry, specifically rings. It is the birthstone for the astrological sign Libra and is said to have strong vibrations that help turn mental clarity and consciousness into somewhat psychic powers. Opals are expensive but beautiful and the many types of opal have various healing properties.
1) Protective Forces
Opal has been used as a stone of protection throughout history. It is said to be something that helps you appear invisible, giving you the opportunity to appear unnoticed when necessary. In addition, this stone is very useful when you are traveling, especially to unknown places or places where you believe there might be some kind of danger. Wear opal to protect yourself in these types of situations.
2) Inner Self
A stone of reflection, opal also aids in working with your inner self and your true feelings. It reflects the vibrations that access your thoughts and feelings. Because this crystal is so powerful, it should be used with care because sometimes you can over-do it with the self-reflective vibrations. Make sure you have some good grounding stones nearby if you choose to use it in meditation as a tool to access your true and inner self.
3) Love and Emotional Healing
Opal is a crystal associated with passion, love, and lust. It can be used to increase these feelings and sexual energy. It is also highly beneficial in working with emotions, as it acts as a mood stabilizer, so this might be a useful stone to help with chakra meditation and aligning the chakras. Black, brown, or gray opal helps relieve sexual tension as well as aiding in processing emotions. Think about how this might be a helpful stone if you are going through relationship struggles or some other emotional struggle or trauma in your life; this could be the answer to some of your problems.
Cherry opal is said to increase clairvoyance and psychic abilities. It opens the third eye and activates these abilities in chakra meditation. Because opal works so strongly with emotions and mental reflections, this stone would be something to use when practicing crystal divination, as it could strengthen your reading abilities or open you up to reflecting on certain emotions or issues in your life.
Fire opal is a type of opal that brings hope and energy to those who use it. It would be most useful in work and business situations to help bring energy and expressiveness to your work. Keeping fire opal in the workplace might benefit your company or co-workers by bringing in positive and creative energy into the workplace.
Opal is a powerful and positive stone with many benefits, including, love, mental clarity, and emotional regulation. In addition, opal has a number of health benefits, including clearing infections, healing blood disorders, and detoxifying the liver, heart, and chest. The powerful mental and physical healing properties that this crystal has makes it an ideal choice for crystal healing. It is so versatile, and the fact that there are so many different types of opal with different specific healing qualities makes it a positive addition to any crystal collection. I highly encourage you to research the many types of opal before making a definitive choice on what you need; think about what areas of your life you need to strengthen and help the most, and go from there. You are bound to find at least one type of opal that will help bring positive energy and effects into your life.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
Matt Doran from Manchester, UK on October 20, 2019:
I visited an opal workshop once and bought a small piece. I still have it next to my bed.