You may be familiar with opals as a decorative addition to jewelry, but did you know that they can also be used to enhance your feng shui? Like all natural crystals, opals have a unique energetic profile that can help you shift the energy in your home when used with intention.
What Is Opal?
Opal is a beautiful gemstone that comes in a rainbow of hues. The two main varieties of opal are precious opal, which contains an array of iridescent colors, and common opal, which does not. Opals have a strong connection to vision and intuition and can be used with feng shui to activate and enhance these qualities.
Properties of Opal
- Color: Various
- Chakra: Depends on color
- Number: Vibrates to 8
- Planet: Venus
- Zodiac: Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Pisces, Snake
- Bagua areas: Career Gua (Kan)
- Elements: Water
- Origin: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Honduras, Iceland, Mexico, Peru, Slovakia, Tanzania, UK, USA
Meaning and Uses of Opal
Opal is a very sensitive stone that can promote vision, intuition, and insight. It can also help you connect to your inner creativity, inspiration, and imagination. Opal is said to help you become invisible and is recommended in situations where you may need to protect yourself from danger. This stone can also be helpful in bringing issues to the surface so that they can be dealt with. Additionally, opal is connected to the energy of love, passion, and desire.
Types of Opal
There are many different types of opal, each with unique energetic benefits. Here are a few that you might come across.
Black Opal is the rarest kind of opal, making it especially valuable. It has a dark background, which makes the other colors stand out more vividly. Black opal is helpful for connecting to the third eye and inviting visions and insights.
Blue Opal is beneficial for enhancing communication and learning to speak out more boldly and freely. It can also be used to stimulate visions and creativity.
Boulder Opal is an opal that has formed within a rock. It is beneficial for the mental, physical, emotional bodies, and can help to cleanse the aura. It also connects the conscious and subconscious parts of the mind.
Common Opal comes in many colors, but doesn’t have the same brilliant flashes of color as precious opal. It helps to balance the chakras as well as masculine and feminine energies, and it’s a great stone for increasing wealth and abundance.
Fire Opal is primarily red or orange and is helpful in tackling burnout and stress. It can also increase feelings of self-trust.
Green Opal promotes relaxation and meditation and can be helpful in cleansing and healing the physical body.
Pink Opal is a calming and soothing stone that is helpful for meditation. It has also been used for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Pink opal is connected to the energy of love and can be used to let go of old ways of being.
Red Opal helps create positive thoughts and action by balancing the right and left sides of the brain. It can also be used to calm aggressive or hostile energy.
White Opal has a white or light gray background. It has a special connection to the crown chakra and is often used to increase mental clarity and to invite calm in hectic situations.
Water Opal is a clear stone that contains flashes of color. It is helpful in dealing with stress and is often used to invite visions.
Uses in Feng Shui
Activate Your Meditation Area
If one of your intentions in your meditation practice is to connect to your intuition or invite visions or inspiration, opal can be a great addition to your meditation area. Try placing an opal on your altar or another surface in this area of your home. You may want to focus on the stone or hold it while you are meditating.
Activate Kan, the Career Area
There is an area of the feng shui bagua called Kan that is related to your career and path in life. To find Kan position, imagine a three-by-three grid, like a tic-tac-toe board, laid over your home. The middle section of the side that aligns with your home’s main entrance is Kan. If you are looking for insight about the next steps in your path or your career, try working with opal in this area. You may want to place a piece of opal in Kan position in your home, as you set an intention for how you would like this stone to support you in your path.
Activate the Water Element
In feng shui, the water element is connected to wisdom, intuition, and fluidity. Working with a stone that embodies water energy is one way to tap into these qualities in your life. You can bring an opal into your home or carry one with you with the intention of inviting more of these water element traits.
If you want to carry opal’s energy with you throughout your day, wearing opal jewelry is a great way to do this. Look for a piece of opal jewelry that resonates with you, and wear it with intention. Since there are so many different types of opals, choose one that you are drawn to or one that embodies the qualities you would like to cultivate.