Opal is not a stone but a hydrated amorphous form of silica full of magic and awesomeness!
And as shown in the following colorful pictures, opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. May these opal pictures help you finding a way!
Opals can bring inspiration to projects and to life and Spirit. Its own spirit is at times like that of a child spontaneously playing, dashing color where ever it pleases. Carrying this imaginative spontaneity into the realm of you life can bring strong creativity.
Opal has a larger proportion of water in it than most stones and is considered a water stone. This can help ease the effort of handling change in life.
Like water rolls over and past rocks and roots in its way, the energy of opal can help continue on your path regardless of obstacles. During times of transformation, this is an invaluable energy to work with and hold close to your heart.
Mentally, opal is said to enhance memory. It is also used to decrease confusion.
In the psychic or spiritual realm, opal is used for high spiritual crystal energy vibrations. It is said to be able to help one be “invisible” in situations where one doesn’t want to be noticed. It is also said to be able to help pick up thoughts and feelings and enhance them, to be particularly protective in dangerous places.
Emotionally, opal brings its water energy to enhance self-esteem and sense of self-worth. Opal will also help to release damaging inhibitions and access your true spiritual nature, dream happy and avoid nightmares, calm turbutlent emotions and bring a deep sense of hope and inner peace.
Opal is said to be a stone for love bringing the inspiration of love into a stagnant heart chakra. This can take the form of fiery sensual love or gentler unconditional love and any shade of love in between. Opal is also said to bring fidelity to love.
Traditionally in crystal healing opal has been considered good for headaches, eyesight, Parkinson’s disease, blood, insulin regulation, PMS, and the immune system.
Opal is often associated with the Heart Chakra and Crown Chakra, but varied color opals are also related to the additional chakras.
I can hardly fathom the nineteenth century superstition that opals are bad luck unless they’re your birthstone. That superstition has all but disappeared now, and for good reason. It makes no sense in terms of the stone’s energy or its beauty.
I love opals! What about you?