Pink Opal wants to activate our Heart Chakra and provides peace and calm to our heart center and to our emotional body. By softening our heart, it then allows us to let go of pain we have subconsciously held on to. At its very center, this one is just filled with love.
Pink Opal is an amorphous quartz composed of silica anhydride and water. Being a colloidal substance, it has no actual crystalline structure and is lacking a regular shape. It forms from a sedimentary process and is a secondary process from the alteration of high silica igneous extrusive rocks. (Alteration is a process that modifies pre-existing rocks or sediments).
Basically, it is a type of common opal that is opaque and does not have the “fire” like that of precious opals. It's coloring ranges from a bright pink to a pink-white, cream, and even a very pale lavender. Currently Peru has the brightest and most impressive Pink Opal specimens, but it can also be found in other South American countries, USA, and even Africa and Australia. Most of what is available in he market today has come from Peru.
In the way that most opals form, pink opal occurs when water evaporates from silica, leaving a gel behind that eventually solidifies into the opal. The pink coloring occurs depending on the locale. Mexican and Peruvian pink opals get their color from small amounts of quinones, organic compounds often found in plants, that enter the stone during formation. American and Australian pink opals get their color from the presence of manganese.
Pink Opal a perfect stone for someone to carry if they are struggling with any sadness, especially that of a broken heart. Not a fast acting one and will need to be used over a longer period of time.
It will push you to look within, and strengthen your connection to your inner self. By strengthening this connection, you become stronger as an individual.
It also helps provide a sense of personal individuality and shows just how strong you and your heart truly are. By turning inwards and beginning to work on yourself, emotional strain weighing on your heart and mind begin to fade away.
Pink Opal opens our hearts to be able to experience the love of the Divine and the presence of our Guardian Angels. It helps us to connect to our Highest Self and to feel the oneness with all of creation.
Pink Opal encourages us to be more generous and community-minded, letting go of ego-driven attachments and instead striving towards a higher ideal. It aids us to love more and to see all of humanity as our family.
Pink Opal provides an idealistic quality that will encourage us to think outside of the box. It helps us to suspend our rigid beliefs about how the world works and instead be open to new possibilities. It will also guide us in reaching deeper levels of meditation and to be more conscious in our everyday life.
Pink Opal is recommended for anyone who is healing from physical or sexual abuse. If the abuse was recent, it's energy wraps around and hugs us while our body recovers and our mind tries to make sense of what happened. If the abuse occurred in the past, Pink Opal will help to reconnect with our body so that we can enjoy physical touch and be able to nurture ourselves in healthy and safe relationships. It is also helpful for eyesight, heart disease and injury, Parkinson's disease, the lungs, and spleen.
Pink Opal has a special affinity with those under the signs of Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces, but is also a valuable aid to all signs. It has a Receptive Energy, its Element is Water and and its Planet is Earth.
Pink opal has played a role in numerous societies around the world since ancient times, notably in ancient Egypt. Before a pharaoh would begin construction or a conquest, he would be adorned in a pink opal crown. Egyptians called pink opal the “Hope Stone,” so crowning the pharaoh with the stone was a way to wish him luck and show faith in his efforts.
In ancient Roman politics, it was thought that pink opal benefits balanced or neutralized emotions, so political leaders used pink opal jewelry to ensure romantic relationships wouldn’t get in the way of their political proceedings.
In the Americas, indigenous tribes held pink opal with sacred reverence. Cherokee tribes of North America honored pink opal as one of their seven sacred gemstones. Inca tribes in South America used pink opal to communicate with deities or spirits, particularly the Mother Goddess, Pachamama.
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