Daily Crystal: Petrified Wood aka Agatised Wood
- Daily Crystal: Petrified Wood aka Agatised Wood
Petrified WoodPetrified wood consists of ancient trees that were covered with mineral-rich water and then transformed into a "stone." It is receptive and promotes longevity, past life regression, healing and protection. Coupled with amber and/or jet - can make a powerful male energetic elixir. Petrified wood is a stone that is good for grounding and stabilizing one's emotions. It is particularly useful in calming survival-based fears. It helps one be practical. It is a stone of business success. Physically, it is beneficial for bones, backaches, skin, and hair. Petrified wood is also used for past life regressions because of its inherent link with the past.Colors: gray-brown, brown, from Sequoia trees, as well as in strong colors (brown, red, violet, blue, green, yellow)
Hardness: depending on the wood
Petrified Wood Healing Properties♥ Good fortune ♥ Stability ♥ Security ♥ Strength ♥ Longevity
♥ Grounding ♥ Calmness ♥ WisdomPetrified Wood is also known as "Agatised Wood". It is the name given to fossil wood where the replacement of the wood is by Chalcedony.Zodiac - LeoTypical colours - BrownsPetrified Wood is a stone of transformation. It assists one to advance to ones highest chosen level. Helps to make one feel safe and secure, calming down survival based fears. Petrified Wood assists in setting a pace and staying with that pace all day long. It is useful for bringing patience to those in a process of slow inner transformation, and for bringing that change to fruition. Petrified Wood strengthens one’s backbone, physically and in terms of self-will. It is beneficial to the skeletal system, skin and hair.Petrified WoodSize:1" x 1"Color:Reds, browns, orangesEnergies:Power, Protection, HealingPetrified Wood Branchapprox. 7" tall
Petrified Wood MeaningPetrified wood has been around practically since time began. Under specific conditions the organic materials are replaced by agate, bit by bit, as it decomposes. Sometimes jasper, quartz and even opal can be found in fossilized wood. Most often it is brown, but can also be grey or green in color.Petrified wood is powerful in removing obstacles. Use it to assist in reaching goals that you are having trouble with or to smooth a path for any endeavor that you anticipate will be ridden with difficult barriers.
Healing properties of petrified woodPetrified Wood helps restore physical energy and is good in relieving hip and back problems.
Sources of petrified woodThe Petrified National Forest Park in Arizona is the most famous source, and petrified wood also comes from Argentina, Egypt and the Czech Republic. It is very heavy and has a hardness property of 7.Petrified Wood
Petrified Wood assists greatly with relieving us of superfulous stuff, the little things that drive you crazy and letting us know how to go about it. It also helps us to realise that some things matter not, 'change what you can and forget the rest'. It provides strength in all areas of your life and is wonderfully nurturing and grounding. It provides access to past lives and information is enhanced through meditation. It can be used to strengthen the back and align the skeletal structure of the body. Also for hearing loss. Petrified wood provides support and helps us to understand 'why' so lessons are learnt and wont need repeating. It is a stone of transformation, assisting in advancing the self and helps to see our actions as all part of us experiencing our Divine purpose.Chakras: AllAstrological sign: LeoPetrified Wood'pe-tr&-"fId'wüd
General Gemstone Details
Petrified wood is basically fossilized wood that has had it's organic matter replaced by agate, bit by bit, as it decomposes. The wood structure is maintained, but the wood fibers are slowly changed into stone. Sometimes a jasper, quartz, pyrite or even opal can be found fossilized in wood. More often than not its coloring is brown, but it has been found in grey and even green color.Photo courtesy of
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Mohs Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.Petrified wood comes from Argentina, Egypt and the Czech Republic, but the most famous source is of course The Petrified National Forest Park in Arizona. This material is quite heavy and has a Mohs hardness of 7, similar to the agate.
Petrified wood is a stone that is good for grounding and stabilizing one's emotions. It is particularly useful in calming survival-based fears, as it assists one in accessing their practical side for answers, then offering a feelings of safety and security. It is a stone of business success, and a good stone for general protection.Can be used to calm down survival based fears, helps to make one feel safe and secure, helps one feel ageless. It also offers "gentle hours in the day", to assist one in keeping pace with the day, keeping the hours from neither hurrying by or moving to slow...you are therefore moving forward in a good and steady way. It helps one feel that all will be right, and to be connected to their spirit in such a way that ones knows that time is not really what it appears, and that there is no such real thing as time...just forever.During a crisis, a piece of Petrified Wood will give you strength and support, providing insight into cause and effect. You will remember lessons, avoiding repetitive mistakes. Petrified Wood will help you forget petty worries, so that no thought or action is useless. Petrified Wood is an excellent gem for leaders. It has endured the ravaging changes of time and become stronger, as will you if you ask for its help in your leadership role.
Petrified wood stabilized general health and the body's defenses. It generates calm and encourages contentment. Physically, it is beneficial for the bones, backaches, skin and hair. Petrified wood is also used for past life regressions because of its inherent link with the past.Healers have used Petrified Wood on atrophied limbs and to relieve paralysis. It can help align your spine or give you more control over bodily functions. Use this stone to strengthen your spiritual and physical backbone.A Petrified Wood Elixir will add thickness and shine to your hair.
Powers: Longevity, past life regression, healing, protectionPetrified wood consists of ancient trees that a millennium ago were covered with mineral rich water; that water slowly dissolved the wood and came to replace it with the different minerals within the water.Being that it is fossil, it is ruled by Akasha. As well due to its great antiquity, it may be carried or utilized in spells designed to extend a life span or to increase our enjoyment, and evolution within our lives. It is also quite helpful in rites to recall past life incarnations.
Associations: The SunNot a Traditional Birthstone for any MonthStone of any sign, and it is connect with the earth element. To dream of petrified wood is a signal for the need to do away with any non-productive life patters, relationships or ideas.
Petrified wood provides great energy to the 4th, Heart Chakra.The amorphous tree quartz works best on the 1st, Root or Base Chakra and protects from arteriosclerosis.Information Sources:
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, 2003
Wheels of Life by Anodea Judith, PhD, 2000
Crystal Enchantments by D.J. Conway, 1999
Smithsonian Handbooks Gemstones by Cally Hall, 1994
Crystal, Gem and Metal Magic by Scott Cunningham, 2002
Chakra Healing & Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood, 2005
The Illustrated Directory of Crystal Healing by Cassandra Eason, 2003
Healing Crystals and Gemstones by Dr. Flora Peschek-Bohmer, Gisela Schrieber, 2002The information here is presented to you to use as you see fit, but is not to take the place of professional medical advice. Crystals, Gemstones and Metal can accent, help, negate, protect, encourage, strengthen, and balance and thereby promote healing. Their effects can be extraordinary, but use in addition to medical advice, and not as a substitute for proper care. If you are ill, we beseech you to seek professional medical attention from a qualified physician.Sidhe Queen Scathach From the Isle of Skye
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