A to Z of Gem Stones

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Obsidian (black)
Grounding stone. I gaze into it for a very short time (1-5 minutes) each day for 3 days when I need insight into a problem. Use black obsidian when not being able to understand what aquamarine has been trying to show you. This is a very strong stone. Use it sparingly.

Obsidian (mahogany)
Decision making.

Onyx (black)
Helps one to change bad habits. Also believed to keep nightmares away and bring a peaceful rest.

Onyx (Mexican) Helps one sleep better. For more details, see my Sleeping Better therapies. Black Opal: See self as Soul. I find this stone is great for helping one see the possibilities of how one can be all they can be. This stone seems to strengthen bones too.

Opal
Enables you to see possibilities; discover a broader view. Opals were once said to bring good fortune because they possessed the colors and powers of all gemstones. Since they are very sensitive to the atmospheric conditions, their brilliancy varies and is determined by the temperature and moisture in the air. Many believers say that an opal has a soul of their very own, and it attunes it's soul to that of the person who wears it.

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