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A-Z Blog Challenge 2015–Crystal Fix–Opal


 Is For Opal

Opal –good luck, beauty (inner and outer) , psychic connections

    • Wrap the stone in a fresh bay leaf and put it in your pocket to avoid detection.
    • Wear for protection during astral projection.
    • Encourages lightness and creativity.
    • Strengthen memory, purifies blood, regulates insulin, and can promote good eyesight.
    • Place on heart or solar plexus or wear on little finger. Or place on body as needed.

    Opal is formed from a solution of silicon dioxide and water. As water runs down through the earth, it picks up wpid-wp-1429187276491.jpegsilica from sandstone, and carries this silica-rich solution into cracks and voids , caused by natural faults or decomposing fossils. As the water evaporates, it leaves behind a silica deposit. This cycle repeats over very long periods of time, and eventually opal is formed. (

    If you want to dig for opals, you need to go to Australia which supplies 90% of the world’s precious opals. My opals are water opals or hyalite otherwise referred to by minerologists as cheap and easily obtained. Precious opals display light and color in an abundance of patterns.  Take a peek HERE for a gallery of opals.

    In the Middle Ages, people wore opals to protect their eyes and blonde women wore opals to enhance their blondeness.  An opal cursed by a spurned countess (the worst kind of countess) is supposed to have killed off King Alphonso VII of Spain (and half his family) and, if you have the Black Plague, the fire of the opal will burn bright with fever and go dull when you die—good to know.

    WARNING: Opal is my birthstone and it is considered unlucky for anyone born in another month to wear opals—so if you have an opal and you were not born in October, send it to me before something horrible happens to you. Actually, that particular superstition comes from a book written by Sir Walter Scott in the 1800s and is mostly bollocks—probably—as are many things said by noted and not so noted Scotsmen.


Tomorrow’s Crystal Fix: Peridot

 Bonus--Last year for the A-Z Blog challenge, my theme was Magic. See the O is for Omen post HERE.

Just Like Gravity is about past lives and karma and Scotland and Laphroaig.   Get a copy of Just Like Gravity HERE or HERE

Cover by Oghma Creative
Cover by Oghma Creative

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