Strengthening personal connections
Becoming more self-aware
Letting go of pretense
Embracing discomfort for growth


The first historical references to the use of crystals come from ancient the Ancient Sumerians, who included crystals in magic formulas. The Ancient Egyptians used lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz in their jewellery. They also carved grave amulets of the same gems. The Ancient Egyptians used stones primarily for protection and health

Although no longer in use medicinally, gemstones continued to hold meaning. Until recently, jet was popularly worn by those in mourning, and garnet was often worn in times of war. There is a tradition in a local family here in southwest England: every female descendent wears an antique moonstone necklace for her wedding, which has been in the family for generations. It was only recently that one family member realised this was a fertility symbol.

In the 1980s, with the advent of the New Age culture, the use of crystals and gemstones began to re-emerge as a healing method. Much of the practise was drawn from old traditions, with more information gained by experimentation and channelling


Opal, a mesmerizing gemstone, possesses a unique ability to pick up the thoughts and feelings of those around you, acting like a mirror for their emotions. This reflective nature grants you a deeper understanding of the effects your actions have on others. It encourages you to recognize that what you sow in life, you shall inevitably reap. By embracing this principle, you can begin to transform your life, aligning yourself with honesty and integrity.

Opal becomes a powerful ally in helping you discern truth from falsehood. Its energy enables you to identify when people may be deceiving or misleading you. By being attuned to these subtle cues, you can navigate relationships and interactions with a heightened awareness, avoiding unnecessary pitfalls and misunderstandings.

Beyond its metaphysical properties, opal also contains a high concentration of silica, a mineral known to have positive effects on hair, nails, and skin. By wearing or keeping opal close to you, you may benefit from its potential to enhance and strengthen these aspects of your physical appearance.

As you dive deeper into the world of opal, reflect upon how its reflective qualities can guide you in leading a more conscious and authentic life. How can you use its insights to cultivate purity of heart and to empower your thoughts? Consider the ways in which opal can support your personal transformation and encourage you to live in harmony with yourself and those around you.