Opal comes from the Greek word Opallios, meaning “to see a change of color”making these stones of transformation. Ethiopian Opals are superior and I’ll tell you why. Hydrophane. Stick an Ethiopian Opal in water for 8 hours, they turn transparent because they absorb water. Take it out, air dry naturally, color returns and there’s no brittleness or cracking like with Australian and Mexican Opals.
Opals are the birthstone of October Libras and Scorpios. They’re known to intensify ones emotions, that is, they take what’s already there and turn up the saturation levels. Opals also crank up the volume on psychic abilities and Kundalini energies.
Opals are HIGHLY protective of the esthetic body and transmute emotions from negative to positive, kind of like the way Smokey Quartz does. Opals are great for scrying and gazing as well.