Metaphysical Properties and Meanings for Healing Crystals, Gemstones and Tumbled Stones
Obsidian through Orthoclase
Obsidian, Black: is a very protective stone, and is excellent for removing negativity. Obsidian is a very healing stone. Obsidian crystals are used as grounding and centering stones. Hold in your hand to help bring your focus back to the real world. Obsidian helps get in touch with buried issues before they explode. It is also often used in protective rituals and can help with protection from abuse. Obsidian has been used for centuries for scrying. Staring into the blackness can help empty ones mind and allow access to ones sixth sense. It is also excellent protection against psychic attacks. Obsidian is also an excellent manifestation stone. Physically it benefits the stomach, intestines, muscle tissue, and can rid one of bacterial or viral infections. It sharpens and focuses internal and external vision. Black Obsidian harmonizes well with jet, black tourmaline, smoky quartz, moldavite, amber and scolecite. Black Obsidian is related to the root chakra.
Obsidian, Gold Sheen: like other varieties of Obsidian are good for clearing, absorbing and shielding negative energies and purifying one's auric field. Golden Sheen Obsidian enhances one's power of manifestation and attracts wealth and prosperity. It is a useful stone for scrying, or for seeing into the future. It can also take you deep into the heart of a problem by helping you to connect to the past, present and future. Gold Sheen Obsidian helps provide direction in one's life and achieving goals. Gold Sheen Obsidian can block psychic attacks and assist in finding your spiritual path. Gold Sheen obsidian harmonizes with Golden Labradorite, Citrine and Moldavite. Metaphysical healing lore says Gold Sheen Obsidian is helpful in digestive disorders, ulcers and reflux. Gold-Sheen Obsidian helps clear, energize and balance the solar plexus and sacral chakras, Gold Sheen Obsidian is associated with the root and solar plexus chakras. Gold Sheen Obsidian is Black Obsidian with bright, gold colored inclusions.
Obsidian, Mahogany: is a stone of strength and provides strength in times of need. Mahogany Obsidian has a gentler energy than black obsidian. Resonating with the earth, it grounds and protects, gives strength in times of need, vitalizes purpose, eliminates energy blockages, gives new life to your purposes and goals and stimulates growth on all levels. It is a stabilizing stone that strengthens weak aura. A stone of reflection, this form of obsidian is said to help with inner reflection, mirroring our flaws while bringing self-acceptance, helping with decision making, and allowing us to make significant change in difficult areas of our lives. This gemstone is also believed by some to relieve tension. Mahogany Obsidian is known for connecting mind and consciousness, balancing dark and light. It can help induce visions and dreams which can help make us realize our part in forthcoming events or lives. This crystal promotes a forgiving attitude and helps to release anger and activates a positive sense of power. Mahogany Obsidian allows us to see our shortcomings and overcome them. As with all varieties of obsidian, mahogany obsidian is a natural volcanic glass, and as such, it can be found in areas with volcanic activity including Afghanistan, Japan, Mexico, South America, and parts of the western United States. Mahogany obsidian is a deep reddish-brown with black inclusions. The distinctive coloring comes from high concentrations of iron. In metaphysical healing Mahogany Obsidian can help relieve pain, help get rid of toxins from the body and can help circulation. This stone is also thought be some to increase sensuality - particularly with the sense of touch. Mahogany Obsidian harmonizes well with sugilite, black tourmaline and moldavite. Mahogany Obsidian restores the correct spin to the sacral and solar plexus chakras. It is said to work well with all chakras but especially the root chakra.
Obsidian, Midnight Lace: is a brand-new type of obsidian gemstone. This special gemstone shows an interesting mixture of clear and black layers in a lace-like pattern. Midnight Lace Obsidian combines natural beauty with outstanding healing qualities that casts a spell over every collector of gemstones. This extraordinary gemstone reveals it's dazzling beauty when it's held up to the light. Because of the great variety of different patterns each stone is unique and no piece looks like the other. In addition to the clear and black layers Midnight Lace Obsidian gemstones can have a few inclusions of mahogany obsidian or other obsidian types as well. Gemstone laboratories attest the authenticity of this particular stone. This stone consists of aluminum, silicon, potassium, calcium, titanium, manganese, iron, rubidium, strontium and zirconium. Midnight Lace Obsidian is one of the most exciting minerals and combines natural beauty with outstanding healing qualities in such a perfect manner like this one. Even those who do not believe in healing powers of gemstones can hardly ignore the magic of this special stone. Obsidian is a natural glass of volcanic origin that is formed by the rapid cooling of viscous lava. During the event of cooling down the stone stores the elementary power and energy which is for to account for the healing power of the Midnight Lace Obsidian. Obsidian is a very protective gem stone, and is excellent for removing negativity. Obsidian crystal is a very healing stone. Obsidian crystals are used as a grounding and centering stone. Hold in your hand to help bring your focus back to the real world. Obsidian helps get in touch with buried issues before they explode. It is also often used in protective rituals and can help with protection from abuse. Obsidian has been used for centuries for scrying. Staring into the blackness can help empty ones mind and allow access to ones sixth sense. It is also excellent protection against psychic attacks. Obsidian is also an excellent manifestation stone. Physically it benefits the stomach, intestines, muscle tissue, and can rid one of bacterial or viral infections. It sharpens and focuses internal and external vision. Obsidian is related to the root chakra.
Obsidian, Rainbow: is called a stone of pleasure because one of its attributes metaphysically is bringing pleasure, enjoyment and joy to ones life. It also brings love and light to one and can bring out the Spiritual. Rainbow Obsidian is used psychically to enhance clairvoyance and is an excellent scrying stone, especially in the areas of love, relationships and self-development. Rainbow Obsidian can be utilized to clear the emotional body of lingering patterns of emotional trauma. It is a powerful emotional protector and assists you in looking into the dark and painful places of the mind, body and emotions allowing one to go in and heal them. It is a stone for alleviating depression. It is also a very protective stone, and is especially effective in protection rituals and amulets, where it works by grounding out negativity to let light in. It is also a very grounding and centering stone. In metaphysical healing Rainbow Obsidian is useful for bruising, bone breaks and other tissue trauma. It can be placed over the heart to assist during stressful times. It is a stone for repressed memory. Rainbow Obsidian harmonizes well with Rainbow Moonstone. Rainbow Obsidian is associated with the root chakra.
Obsidian, Snowflake: has the metaphysical properties of bringing things to the surface. The things brought to the surface could be positive or negative, love, anger, secrets; but with snowflake obsidian, these things are brought to the surface more gently that they might be otherwise. Snowflake Obsidian can provide balance during times of change. It aids in seeing patterns in life and recreating them in a more beneficial way. It is a stone of serenity and purity, and can shield against negativity. Snowflake obsidian gives protection from physical and emotional harm. In metaphysical healing Snowflake Obsidian helps one become more receptive to healing energy and a healing attitude. It can energetically help the body with cancer cells and is beneficial for the veins, skeleton, and smooth skin. Snowflake Obsidian harmonizes well with lapis lazuli, iolite and scolecite. It is associated with the root chakra.
Onyx, Banded: are great for centering, wise decisions, happiness and centering. Banded Onyx is a variety of agate and is also great for good fortune. Banded Onyx crystal assists with emotional balance, self control and relieving stress. Onyx will purify negative emotions. Banded onyx tumbled stone helps with hearing and listening to our inner voice. Banded onyx helps us let go of the physical, relax and flow with the natural energies, bringing higher inspiration. Onyx assists with challenges in life and prevents the draining away of personal energy. Onyx assists us with perseverance, good morals, deep thoughts and spiritual strength. Onyx has been used for wound healing, childbirth and to increase stamina and self-control. Banded onyx is associated with the root chakra and the astrological signs are Cancer and Aquarius
Onyx, Black: is great for centering, wise decisions, happiness and centering. Black Onyx is a variety of agate and is also great for good fortune. Black Onyx crystal assists with emotional balance, self control and relieving stress. Onyx will purify negative emotions. Black onyx tumbled stone helps with hearing and listening to our inner voice. Black onyx helps us let go of the physical, relax and flow with the natural energies, bringing higher inspiration. Onyx assists with challenges in life and prevents the draining away of personal energy. Onyx assists us with perseverance, good morals, deep thoughts and spiritual strength. Onyx has been used for wound healing, weak legs, eliminating body waste, childbirth and to increase stamina and self-control. Black onyx is associated with the root, solar plexus and the 3rd eye chakras. The astrological signs are Cancer and Aquarius
Onyx, Blue: is said to assist with emotional balance, relieve stress and grief and to increase self-control. The beautiful blue-green color relates to the heart and throat chakras and can aid in true communication. Onyx will purify negative emotions, helps with grounding and controlling or eliminating excess or unwanted energies. It helps with perseverance, humility, good morals, deep thoughts and spiritual strength. It prevents the draining away of personal energy and can be used for protection from this. It assists with challenges in life, especially those caused by a drain of energy. Onyx allows us to let go of the physical, relax and flow with the natural energies, bringing higher inspiration and aiding detachment. Helps with hearing and listening to our inner voice. Blue Onyx is a soft, soothing stone for crystal healing and energy work.
Opal: assists us to adapt to the Earth changes and allowing inner balance to take place. Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances memory. It lightens the aura so that dramatic earth changes can be accepted into being, without causing undue physical or emotional stress. Giving acceptance of that which cannot be seen. Connecting to the Higher Self and opening to the wisdom of the Ancient Ones. Because opal is watery and translucent it works with the emotions, but will bring up deep emotional states to be faced and loved. If the wearer is able to control the mind and focus their attention, opal will develop this aspect of their mind. Opal is also a very spiritual stone, and can help one be invisible in situations where they don't care to be noticed. Opal brings happy dreams. It also eases the process of change. Physically, opal is said to be helpful for eyesight and Parkinsons disease. Opal is quartz, consisting of colloidal silica and large amounts of water. It is associated with Crown, Heart, throat, 3rd Eye, Thymus and root chakras.
Opal, Black: does not show the the fire exhibited by the precious opal. Common Black Opal is a calming and soothing stone and supports ones emotional challenges such as stress and depression. It is an excellent grounding stone and gives emotional strength and protection. It is a magical stone and assists with shamanic journeys and astral travel. Black opals are a strong power stone and can be used in Wiccan rituals to amplify power magically. Black Opal prevents psychic attacks and highly protective against negative influences. It helps one feel stronger and more in control when facing negativity or confrontation. Metaphysical healing lore says that Black Opal strengthens weak bones, aids poor digestion and regenerates weakened muscles. Common Black Opal is associated with the root and sacral chakras.
Opal, Dendritic: is from the agate family and is a stone of plentitude, providing abundance and fullness in ones life. Dendritic Opal is known as the Stone of Relations, it helps create and strengthen bonds within relationships, as well as bringing relations from loved ones, friends or work relations closer together. This crystal encourages the building of relationships based on honesty and sincerity. It is beneficial where when relationships have become a struggle. Dendritic Opal will be very helpful between members of step families, especially child to step parent, bringing encouragement for getting to know one another more, to release any un-certainty or tension, with the means of building the beginning foundations of strong relationships for the future. Dendritic Opals energies are vibrant and passionate, yet gentle and caring. Opal is a stone that can be absorbent as much as it can be reflective, it can be a mirror to the whole self both inner and outer. Opal feels joy with its keeper just as much as sadness; it follows every smile to every tear. Dendritic Opal is the perfect crystal for keeping close to the side of partners who live with being apart for certain amounts of time, to keep the bond strong and have your hearts beat as one. This is also a beautiful stone to give to a newly married couple. Place Dendritic Opal around the home for a more family orientated feel, as well as creating an air of acceptance and harmony. As a healing crystal, Dendritic Opal can help improve eye function and upsets of the digestive system. Dendritic Opal can help to lift feelings of sluggishness and lethargy. A stone that reminds of the here and now when it is needed, encourages positive emotion, and helps the being to appreciate loved ones and those that care. Dendritic Opal is said to enhance the achievement of personal goals, the acquisition of prosperity, the healing of wounds from past lives, the ability to communicate with nature spirits and the grounding of your spiritual energies within the physical body. Associated with the Navel Chakra and the zodiac sign Gemini.
Opal, Honey: enhances visualization and can take its keeper on mystical and magical journeys beyond the physical world. This is a stone that puts its keeper in touch with cosmic consciousness, holding the physical existence back enough for exploration to go ahead. This is a stone that enhances the imagination, opening many areas connected to it such as creativity. Honey Opal encourages its keeper to see the bigger picture and imagine past the present. It is a stone that help turn dreams into reality. Honey Opal picks up and records its keeper thoughts and feelings then carries them out to where they are needed most. This stone can help its keeper to turn negative thought into positive thought. Honey Opal stirs up the spirit; it lifts the mood and lightens the heart. Honey Opal helps its keeper to see that what one puts out, eventually can come back. It is a stone that brings a recognition of how its keeper can help themselves by being more positive in different ways, while also helping its keeper to see where thought and actions have not been to good and what it has brought out. This in turn can gives opportunity for this to be learnt from and even made better not just for its keeper, but for other beings too. This stone opens its keeper to lucid dreaming, as well improving the lucid dreaming skill overall. Honey Opal encourages its keeper to use this skill to face fears, reach goals and be the best the self can be during the lucid dream states, in order for the positivism and courage attached to these, to shine through during day to day living.
Opal, Pink: is a wonderful stone for healing the emotions. Pink Opal clears and calms the heart and brings a sense if peace and tranquility to ones aura. It is an excellent stone for children who have difficulty sleeping or tend to have nightmares. Sleeping with pink opal or holding it while in meditation helps to bring compassion and a gentle resolution of painful memories. Pink Opal brings peace and release to ones heart, allowing you to discharge past trauma, tension and stress. It can be used to keep a connection to the angelic realms open and clear. It is said to be the stone of love. Pink Opal polished stone can help those who have excessive fear, worry and anxiousness. It is useful in dissipating stress and allowing you to become more emotionally centered and calm. Pink Opal soothes the heart and can be useful in instances of erratic heartbeat. It can support the lungs and the utilization of oxygen by the body. Pink Opal is associated with the heart chakra.
Opal, White: is a stone of angelic connections. It is often used for clearing emotions to create more positive vibrations. The opal is said to be many things including the most powerful of healing stones, the stone of hope, the stone of great achievement and even the stone of the Gods. Ancient Romans associated opal with hope and good luck. Opal was formed many millions of years ago, when a combination of silica and water flowed into cracks and spaces in the ground. This then gradually hardened and solidified to become opal. Opals contain water, which makes them very sensitive to heat. They are soft stone. Opal is associated and is useful in balancing all chakras.
Orthoclase: is a semi precious crystal and is associated with hope, new beginnings, better perception, and discernment. It can be useful for releaving emotional tensions. This stone assists with achieving our goals. Orthoclase encourages inner growth. Orthoclase is a highly beneficial crystal for aging and the declining processes in our body. I can help you prevent the fear of getting old and make you understand that the Spirit is always staying young no matter in what condition your physical body is. Metaphysical healing lore says that Orthoclase protects the internal organs, strengthens the bones and boosts energy. Orthoclase is associated with the Solar plexus Chakra, aligns all Chakras and can be used for chakra balancing. Orthoclase is usually white, gray, flesh red and rarely green.
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