Opal is a delicate stone with a fine vibration. It enhances cosmic consciousness and induces psychic and mystic visions. Stimulating originality and dynamic creativity, it aids in accessing and expressing one’s true self. Opal is absorbent and reflective. It picks up thoughts and feelings, amplifies them, and returns them to source. It is a karmic stone, teaching that what you put out comes back.
Opal is a protective stone in that, when properly programmed, it makes you unnoticeable or invisible. It can be used when venturing into dangerous places and in shamanic work where stealth is required.
Psychologically, Opal amplifies traits and brings characteristics to the surface for transformation. Enhancing self-worth, it helps you to understand your full potential.
Mentally, Opal brings lightness and spontaneity. It encourages an interest in the arts.
Emotionally, Opal has always been associated with love and passion, desire and eroticism. It is a seductive stone that intensifies emotional states and releases inhibitions. It can act as an emotional stabilizer, but the stone may scatter energy and the user needs to be well-centered before using Opal to explore or induce feelings, or to have other stones standing by to aid integration. Opal shows you what your emotional state has been in the past, especially in other lives, and teaches how to take responsibility for how you feel. It encourages putting out positive emotions.
Wearing Opal is said to bring loyalty, faithfulness, and spontaneity, but may amplify fickleness where the propensity is already present. Place as appropriate, especially on the heart and solar plexus. Wear on the little finger.
Opals can be used to send healing to the earth’s energy field, repairing depletions and reenergizing and stabilizing the grid.
Opal strengthens the will to live. It treats Parkinson’s disease, infections, and fevers and strengthens memory. Purifying the blood and kidneys, Opal regulates insulin, eases childbirth, and alleviates PMS (use dark color). This stone is beneficial to the eyes, especially as an elixir.
Specific Types and Colors
Black-Brown-Gray Opal resonates with the sacral chakra and the reproductive organs. It is particularly useful for releasing sexual tension that arises from an emotional cause, and for processing and integrating newly released emotions.
They are gentle catalysts to the physical healing process, through their support of one’s emotional body. They can aid in lifting depression, not through “cheering you up,” but through moderating the sense of isolation. They can help one receive more life force and creative energies through gently stimulating the first two chakras.
These stones clear and strengthen and protect the emotional body. They lend strength to the physical body and act as a general tonic on the first and second chakras.
Black Precious Opal is a stone of magic and mystery. It stimulates and links the root and crown chakras, assisting one in connecting one’s highest spiritual aspirations with one’s physical life. In terms of magic, Black Precious Opal is a powerful magnifier of one’s intention, especially if that intention carries an emotional charge. It has been said that emotion is the current upon with all extrasensory powers ride. Black Precious Opal can amplify the intensity and effects of one’s emotions and when they are blended with one’s focused intention, manifestation can readily occur. In fact, one is cautioned before working with Black Precious Opal to make one’s intentions as conscious as possible, especially those stemming from the emotions. This is because Black Precious Opal works so powerfully that one might well manifest an outcome one does not consciously want! The energies of Black Precious Opal underscore the importance of the old saying, “Be careful what you wish for – you may get it.”
Black Precious Opal is an excellent aid for those doing deep inner work. Used in meditation, it can take one into the roots of the psyche, exposing and allowing for the release of traumatic memories of past experiences that may now be governing a part of one’s life. These stones are useful in soul retrieval and past-life recall, and once again, they assist one in finding and releasing negative experiences that are hold one back. One is advised not to do this work alone, but to have a spiritual practitioner, therapist or shamanic guide nearby, just to keep one from dropping into the abyss.
Black Precious Opal is a powerful stone for accessing the void of creation and the “lower world” of shamanic work. It is a Storm element stone of death and rebirth and encourages the release of karmic patterns and feedback from alternate or past lifetimes. Black Precious Opal helps one access the subconscious and unconscious and can be useful in combination with psychotherapy or other counseling work. Black Precious Opal helps one resonate with the power of Light inherent within the void of potential. It can assist one in moving into dark places while maintaining one’s sense of connection to the Light. It is an excellent stone for hypnotherapists, past life regression counselors, shamans and others who need to access the deepest realms of the self and the mind in order to facilitate healing.
Blue Opal is an emotional soother that realigns to spiritual purpose. It resonates with the throat chakra and can enhance communication, especially of that which has been suppressed though lack of confidence. It is useful when past-life experiences or injuries are affecting the present life, as these can be healed through the etheric blueprint.
Blue Opal is an antidote to restless thoughts. If one tends to wake up at night with the mind racing, rehashing the past or anticipating the future, a Blue Opal in the pillowcase will help one sleep more peacefully. As a bonus, it can enhance the recollection of one’s dreams, and can even bring about more pleasant dream experiences. It assists one in sharing one’s feelings and communicating about emotional issues.
Blue Opal promotes a calm and centered mind. It can facilitate contemplative prayer and meditation by allowing one to be a witness of, rather than a participant in the mind’s activities. Blue Opal can assist in the retention of knowledge and is an excellent stone for students.
Cherry Opal (Pink Opal) aids in cleansing and activating the base and sacral chakras. It promotes a feeling of being centered. At a spiritual level, this stone activates clairvoyance and clairsentience. It is particularly helpful for healing headaches that arise from a blocked and unopened third eye. It promotes tissue regeneration and heals blood disorders, muscle tension, and spinal disorders, and ameliorates menopausal symptoms.
It is a lovely stone for healing the emotions, especially those connected with subconsciously held pain. Opals are generally associated with past lives and the world of dreams, and these are the places from which old wounds can come to the surface. Sleeping with Pink Opal or holding it during a past-life regression session helps one resolve painful remembrances with gentleness and compassion for oneself.
Cherry/Pink Opal clears and calms the heart and brings a sense of peace and tranquility to one’s aura. It is excellent for children who have difficulty sleeping or tend to have nightmares.
Chrysopal (blue-green) opens to new impressions and encourages openness to others. It helps you to observe the world with new eyes. A mood-enhancing stone, it alleviates emotional burdens, often through crying, and liberates feelings. It detoxifies and regenerates the liver and relieves feelings of constriction from heart and chest.
Fire Opal (orange-red) is an enhancer of personal power, awakening inner fire, and a protector against danger. It is a symbol of hope, excellent for business, and an energy amplifier. This stone facilitates change and progress. Used in situations of injustice and mistreatment, Fire Opal supports through the resulting emotional turmoil. Fire Opal is said to magnify thoughts and feelings, returning them threefold, and can release deep-seated feelings of grief even when these stem from other lives. It is a wonderful stone for letting go of the past, although it can be explosive in its action when bottled-up emotions are suddenly released.
Fire Opal resonates with the abdomen and lower back and the triple burner meridian. It heals the intestines and the kidneys, balancing the adrenal glands and preventing burn-out, and stimulates the sexual organs. This is an excellent stone for reenergizing and warming.
Fire Opal is an awakener of one’s passion. One’s passion can be channeled in many directions, from the bodily desires to the spiritually sublime. Whatever one’s choice, Fire Opal will enhance the intensity and the pleasure of the experience. In the spiritual domain, Fire Opal can enhance the passionate pursuit of enlightenment. It has been said that in matters of spiritual growth, “It is the intensity of the longing that does the work.” If one uses or wears Fire Opal during meditation or prayer, one may find the emotional intensity of the experience has been turned up several notches.
Fire Opal stimulates the creative self and the expression of one’s emotions through art. This ally stimulates the chi and the endocrine system. It is an excellent balancer of yin and yang energies.
Green Opal is a cleansing and rejuvenating stone that promotes emotional recovery and aids relationships. With the ability to filter information and reorient the mind, it gives meaning to everyday life and brings about a spiritual perspective. In healing, Green Opal strengthens the immune system and alleviates colds and flu.
Hyalite (Water Opal) is a wonderful stone for scrying. Its watery depths stimulate connection with the spiritual realms. A mood stabilizer, it connects the base chakras with the crown, enhancing meditative experience. Hyalite helps those making the transition out of the body. It teaches that the body is a temporary vehicle for the soul.
Oregon Opal allows for the joyful experience and expression of the emotions and imagination. This stone encourages one to act upon one’s desires in a loving way. Oregon Opal connects one to the joyful side of the emotional experience, while enabling one to integrate and release old wounds in the emotional body.
It can be a key for unlocking the secrets of past lives, especially if one’s current life is being affected by a problematic past-life pattern. It facilitates one’s entry into the state on consciousness in which past-life memories come to the surface. It also activates the “inner radar” which unfailingly chooses to reveal life or lives one most needs to review in order to understand and overcome difficulties in the current life. This is especially true in instances in which one’s present problems are “echoes” or repetitions of past-life patterns. Oregon Opal’s energy of joyful acceptance allows one to comprehend and release such recurring issues and move forward in freedom and clarity.
Oregon Opal can be a conduit to the truth of our essential joy.
Oregon Opal assists one in taking action to pursue one’s joy. It is wonderful for those with low self-esteem, as it assists in trusting one’s own guidance and instincts. It gently stimulates the solar plexus, facilitating self-expression and decisive action. It encourages one to follow one’s joy and break free from limiting visions of what is possible.
White Common Opal provides purification of one’s energy field, cleansing and rebalancing the chakras of the etheric body and support for their connection to one’s physical self. It can attract angelic beings, and it is an ideal “gift” to leave for them in some unseen spot. Sometimes the stone will apparently disappear or move. Other times, only the energy is received. Often one’s gift will be “returned” by means of fortunate synchronicities.
White Common Opal clears the energetic field and aids in grounding Light in the aura. Its energy feels nurturing and enlightening, as it gently points out emotional issues that need clearing. White Common Opal vibrates at a lower frequency and gentler intensity than the transparent Opals and/or fiery Opals, and this enhances its calming and soothing effects on the emotional body. White Common Opal in all of its colors is a stone of gentle energies. It is well suited for sensitive people who are easily overwhelmed by more powerful stones, or for those who are overburdened with stress and need stones that will help them relax.
White Common Opal speaks to us of the relationship between the elements of Earth and Water. It is emotionally supportive and nurturing, without the rather intense emotional energies of some others types of Opal. It is grounding for the emotional body and is an excellent stone to alleviate worry, chronic stress, and depression.
White Precious Opal carries a seed of the “holy fire,” the intense spiritual energy that consumes the impure aspects of the self without necessarily “burning” us (causing distress or discomfort). The more willing we are to release our attachments to our angers, fears, wounds or other negative patterns, the better it can work. If we stubbornly hold on, of course, the release of even unhealthy energies can feel quite painful.
White Precious Opal is an emotional amplifier – it can intensify both the positive and negative states. In each case, there is a benefit. With positive emotions, the reward is obvious. But with negative feelings, the magnification can make one fully aware of the destruction such indulgences can bring about – and this helps one agree to release them. White Precious Opal can be a warm, friendly teacher, or a severe one. It all depends on what we bring with us to the experience.
White Precious Opal is much more stimulating to the emotional body than White Common Opal. It tends to amplify energy patterns in the emotional body, allowing one to identify the predominant pattern and shift it. Once one has cleared the emotional body, White Precious Opal instills the aura with a frequency of joy.
White Precious Opal acts as a prism within the aura, splitting Light into its rainbow frequencies. This fills the aura will full spectrum Light, nourishing it deeply. This illumination of the aura will tend to make the dark spots in one’s energy more glaring, however, and it is important to be willing to do the necessary work to clear the energetic bodies. Once this work is complete, White Precious Opal can be a wonderful ally in manifesting the Light of the Divine through one’s energetic field.
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