The stone name Opal comes from the Sanskrit word "upala" for stone, or precious stone. There are seemingly endless varieties of opal, ranging from opaque common opal to fiery precious opal.
Opals are essentially silicon dioxide with water that has become trapped inside.
Stone of Inspiration
Opal aids in strengthening personal and business relationships. It is referred to as the stone of happy dreams and changes. Opal is a soothing stone, helping to balance mood swings and enhance trust in your own feelings.
Opal awakens both psychic and mystical qualities. Opal can also release fear and send comforting support to those who are grieving.
On a physical level, Opal can help to improve the memory, ease the birthing process, cool a fever and fight infection
Opal, the water stone, contains more water than most crystals. This allows our spirit to flow like water and reminds us that nothing in life is permanent. Due to its fluidity, opal helps us ease pass challenges and adjust in times of transformation.
Mentally, opal is said to enhance memory. It is also used to decrease confusion.
Magical uses: Used for high spiritual crystal evergy vibrations in the spiritual realm; helps one be invisible, enhance thoughts & feelings, protection in dangerous situations, enhance imagination & creativity
Traditionally in crystal healing opal has been considered good for headaches, eyesight, Parkinson's disease, blood, insulin regulation, PMS, and the immune system.
Most commonly associated with the Heart & Crown Chakra.
Common Locations: Australia, Mexico, USA, many others