Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and helps induce mystical vision. This is excellent for spiritual journeying and communicating with ancestral spirits. It can also help you connect with other dimensions, especially the spirit, fey, and devic realms.
Use this stone to access your true self by stimulating creativity and originality; Opal is great for visionaries, though it may trigger an overactive imagination in ungrounded people. It can be helpful for adapting to change with grace and is associated with devotion, fidelity, and a long, happy life. Opal will teach what you put out into the universe will come back to you, helping you see your full potential and self-worth.
Opal is associated with Hermes & Mercury, ancient Greek & Roman gods that usherd souls into the underworld. In turn, this stone was once thought to allow one to see this hidden realm.
Some Shamans believe opal allows you to gaze into the shamanic otherworld and dangerous places from afar. They believe this stone can make them invisible and protect against evil
After a number of fatalities in the Spanish royal family that centered around an opal, people believed that opal could case sudden death.
Opal gets its name from the Sanskrit word, upala, meaning precious. It has been nicknamed “the Eye Stone” for how it can glimmer when turned.
Opal is a type of amorphous mineraloid and lacks a set crystal structure. Because of its high water content, this stone can be fractured easily. It has been found in several varieties and colors worldwide.
Opal can be associated with any chakra depending on its variety or color.
You can place Opals in full moon moonlight to energize. It can also be moved through sage smoke or incense, placed in rice, or buried in the earth overnight.
Libra, Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer all resonate with Opal. This can change depending on different varieties.
In general, Opal improves water retention. It can also have different benefits based on its color or type.
Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.
Opal at Crystal Life
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