Zodiac: Cancer, Taurus
Found: Andes Mountains, Peru
Considered the National Stone of the Andes Mountains, this stone is also referred to as Andean Opal or Peruvian Opal. Blue Opal is typically blue or greenish blue, and commonly features brown or black dendrite inclusions. They range from translucent to milky in appearance. Blue Opal is sometimes found growing with Chrysocolla.
Blue Opal is is one of the many colorful opals known as ‘common opal’ or ‘potch’. Common opals lack the flashes of light that is produced in precious opals. Opal is a hydrated silica mineral, which consists of spheres of silica bound to water meaning that these opals usually contain between 6-10% water trapped within its gemstone form. They formed millions of years ago when their liquid state flowed into cracks in the earth and solidified.
Metaphysical & Spiritual Properties
Blue Opal carries a relaxing and tranquil vibration. Associated with the throat chakra, it allows ideas to flow and for communication to happen with ease. Blue opal will help to soften the impact of outside stress, which in turn, will assist to release the trauma of old wounds. In this way it helps to balance and create a sense of harmony. Use blue opal to quiet the mind, before sleep, and in your relaxation or meditation practices. Work with this stone to approach the future with tranquility.