Black Opal is a variety of Common Opal that is usually opaque. This variety is most commonly found in mass form and is a very popular material to cut into palm stones, carvings, and jewelry. Other colors such as brown, white, grey, and beige can be found running throughout large Black Opal specimens. Although Australia has been known to have an abundance Black Opa, some of the nicest specimens have been discovered out of Oregon,
Black Opal offers complete protection of one's emotional body and aura. This crystal provides one with an ethereal shield against negative energy or another person's emotional toxicity. Black Opal will help one stay calm and relaxed in uncomfortable environments or situations, and is here to be a daily reminder that you're not alone on this journey. Simply carrying or wearing this crystal daily will passively help one become less anxious and break out of their shell. Black Opal pushes us to take on new and exciting adventures and act on spontaneous ideas. By being able to just "do" and not "think", one will not have the time to ponder hypothetical situations and worry about things that simply will not happen. We all hold ourselves back in life because of these anxious thoughts causing us to deal with one of the strongest emotions we all carry: Fear.
Black Opal is one of the strongest stones to help one take on the emotion "fear", and everything that comes with it. This mineral will give one the strength to push through things that scare you the most. They can range from a minor issue like being afraid to swim or watching a scary movie, to more extreme versions like going on a roller coaster or jumping out of a plane. Black Opal provides you with the confidence to get through these obstacles in your life, thus resulting in you becoming an even stronger and purer version of yourself. The only way to break through "fear" is to face it head on. Black Opal will push you to do so, while also reminding you of just how protected you truly are in this world.
When meditating with this stone, we suggest placing it in front of you while you close your eyes and slowly start taking deep breaths. Begin by channeling whatever emotions or feelings are clouding your mind and filling your heart space. Project all of this energy into your Black Opal piece until you feel as though you have .. Take your piece of Black Opal and cleanse it the way you normally would cleanse all your other stones (Sage, Palo Santo, water, moonlight). Once this is complete, continue to carry this piece with you. All negative energy that will try to make its way to you will soon be deflected, keeping you filled with positive life force energy.