Ethiopian Opal balances all the Chakras and transforms negativity into positive energy. So, as a stone of protection, it will keep out other people’s negative thoughts and bad energy, as well as dispel one’s own unhealthy power.
This semi-precious stone is the October birthstone and mainly symbolizes purity, innocence, and hope.
I’ve always heard that wearing opals is bad luck if they’re not your birthstone. This superstition is said to come from a book of fiction written in 1829. In the story, the changing colors of the opal dictated the main character’s moods. So, for many years I haven’t worn opals because of this silly unfounded belief. Since the opal is thought to be a magical stone because of all of it’s beautiful colors, it’s probably the luckiest of all the gems! Maybe, I just might go shopping in my eBay store for one of those gorgeous gems for myself. I found some lovely petite pieces on my last shopping trip.
Metaphysical Properties of Ethiopian Opal
The white energy found in the stone activates the Crown Chakra. Consequently, it taps into our spirituality center for interaction with the Divine. Since Ethiopian Opal comes in an array of colors, the dominant color may be used to activate the different Chakras. The combination of colors may activate many of the Chakras at once, therefore linking all the Chakras together for healing.
The Third Eye Chakra is our awareness center and Ethiopian Opal controls the positive energy flow through the body, thus dispelling negativity. The gem stimulates the imagination and heightens creativity. It can bring emotions to the surface. Therefore, you can see things more clearly by being in control of your emotions.
The Ethiopian Opal helps the Throat Chakra in mindful communication.
The gem assists the Heart Chakra in maintaining healthy relationships. The pink and green colors you find in these gems encourage light and love, thus kindling passion.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is our control center. This stone uses the energy of water to give us strength, quiet our minds, and purify us. It can aid in self esteem.
The Sacral Chakra relates to our well being, pleasures, and passion. Orange and gold colors in the stone move the flow of life through the body.
The Root Chakra grounds us and helps us feel secure. Ethiopian Opals unite all the chakras, thus aligning them to become harmoniously connected together. Brown and red colors in the stone ignite the Root Chakra, and a new path to rebirth can be opened while past karma can be burned off.
Healing Properties of Ethiopian Opal
- Helps increase psychic abilities
- Eases the feeling of depression into blissfulness
- Brings in healing strength and support for the spiritual body
- Calms the mind, thus aiding in directing thoughts to a more positive place
- Helps in being honest with the true self
- Encourages confidence, creativity, and also truth
- Beneficial to the body in maintaining water balance, and as a result, overcoming dehydration
- Purifies the blood, and keeps the kidneys healthy
In conclusion, Ethiopian Opals are not only powerful stones, but helpful in so many ways. Buy one for yourself or loved one soon!
Where to find more information about Ethiopian Opals
If you’re interested in finding out about all types of opals, I found this link to Crystal Vaults very helpful:
For some background and history: