Opal - Homeopathic gemstone remedy
Crystal healing = Opals promote a sense of calm security, easing stress and depression, and encouraging one to stop brooding in order to better direct one’s thoughts and energies.
Mythology = The term opal is adapted from the Latin opalus, but is believed to originate from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone.” References to the gem by Pliny the Elder suggest it may have related to Ops, the wife of Saturn and goddess of fertility. Opal was rare and very valuable in antiquity. In Europe, it was a gem prized by royalty. National gemstone of Australia + Fire opal is connected to Mexican culture.
Birthstone = October
Opal is the stone for people who are in a state of constant flux - there is constant movement internally vs static and stuck
“This could be related to the fact that it has the power to release all that has been inhibited and limited. It is for releasing the treasure of the authentic and spiritualised self, for breaking down the barriers of disconnection, repression, and imprisonment of our own and of society’s making. It is for those who desire change, release, and transformation. It gives great centered - ness and strength in times of change. It is indicated for paralysis (inability to change).” Peter Tumminello
Element Composition -
Sio2 (H2O) // Structure = Amorphous Mineral composition = Silica and oxygen ‘hydrated silicon dioxide with admixtures of magnesium, calcium, nitrogen, aluminium, iron, and arsenic’. Under an electron microscope shows it is made up of spheres, no other crystals do that. Structure is the form of spheres with spaces in between them.
Desire change + transformation
Scattered - fragmented / Boundaries / lacking
Disconnection / division / duality
Hidden desires / repression of self
Repression of sexual intimacy
Disorientation ‘out of body’
Wooden horse of Troy
Extremes, wild / impulsive – horse energy