You see, I was at the Franklin Gem and Mineral Show a few years back and came upon a booth that housed many fossilized dinosaur parts. I have several planets in Scorpio so I entered. I meet ancient new friends that took me on a trip through time. They were silicated, carbonated, agatized and opalized. Opalized dinosaurs are incredibly beautiful and alive! I immediately decided to opalize. The first real future in death I've ever found that has really impressed me! Oh, when I saw opalized dragons, flying reptiles and ancient sea serpents I was there! The best way to describe them is to ask you to remember the over lay drawing of "The Tooth" that you first saw, maybe, in the 2nd grade. There is an outer clear/white layer then a blue clear next layer with a red fire opal center with totally crazy greens, reds and blues. Many of these teeth and bones were 4 to 8 inches thick yet all clear enough to see through. Sparkling beyond beautiful!!!! Costing several thousand to several million $$$. I felt like I felt the first time I encountered out Lesbians ~ that's what I want the me in me to be! Here's my spell:
2. Seal myself totally away from oxygen most probably with soil in a warm arid place or at best, mummify.
3. Replace the minerals in my bones with the minerals from the soils ~ from surface waters seeping/percolating down through me. In a limestone environment I will calcify (boring/brown) and in a silica rich environment (sand) I will silicate (become sparkly quartz/agates). If this silica rich environment/soil becomes very hydrated (wet) and with alittle pressure I will opalize. You see, alkaline water with dissolved silica seeps down through the sediments (dirt) and contacts me. I've decayed, releasing carbon dioxide that dissolves in the water and forms carbonic acid. My acid water (rot) is then neutralized by the alkaline water (seep) with the silica precipitating/granulating out of this solution as the new me! Very slowly, my carbon is replaced, molecule by molecule, by the silica, eventually, being replaced in perfect detail by the minerals. Where the metals are present I will be stained in pretty colors; iron red, copper green, etc.
4. Pressure helps but time does the magic along with Mom's smile.
Opals are silicon dioxide (just like quartz) but with up to 20% water loosely suspended within the crystalline lattice. The metals present in these suspended waters give rise to the electric color patterns. Last month we meditated on meteorites which are rocks that aren't stone; Opals are considered a mineraloid being a stone that is not a rock (stone only means sedimentary). Opal, also, occurs naturally in some bamboos! Many theories have attempted to explain the cause of the light play in Opal. In the 1960's, the reason of the color play was discovered with the aid of electron microscopes. They concluded that Opal is composed of tiny silica spheres that when arranged in an orderly pattern diffract the entering light into the color spectrum (like a prism). A light wave diffracted through Opal causes a scintillation/color sheen in the stone (like in moonstone or tiger eye). The density and pattern of the aligned silica spheres are responsible for the different spectrum colors refracted in the Opal. The metal generated color is refracted through this at the same time. What I like, as a mutable Pisces, is that my water will be drifting around this lattice, moving randomly and as it chooses for virtual ever (unlike enhydros with seal water pockets or flints/clays with chemically bound waters).
A condition called crazing affects certain Opals, causing them to form internal and external cracks. Crazing is a particularly interesting phenomenon, for it lacks consistency and is unpredictable (more me). Although it can occur at random, it usually strikes when an Opal is removed from damp conditions and is allowed to dry too quickly or when Opal is exposed to sudden intense light -- or a combination of these factors. Crazing may also take place when Opal is subject to vibration, as during the cutting and polishing of a specimen. The severity of the crazing and the time it takes to "craze" varies among specimens. Uncut Opals are often stored in water; this reduces the chance of crazing. My favorite are the incredible magical Lightning Ridge Opals from Lightning Ridge, Australia. Lightning has stuck this ridge for millennium and is said, by the Abo's, to have opalized the dinosaurs and forest because they were perfect. Moonstone, Opals first cousin, is said to come from moonbeams (Northern European)!
Why you say ~ Why is any of this important? Well, once there was only one very Great Goddess. The original Mother Nature I presume. She lead a creative life and that gave rise to other Goddesses. One got jealous (Helen in some stories) and tried to kill Goddess Number 1. With Goddesses being immortal all they ended up doing was splitting her into the rainbow and the Opals. That is why Opal was placed in ancient Greek statues for eyes and most of our eye related words start with old words for opal (ophthalmology). It all in the words!
My sweet little Goddess self residing in a solid Opal Goddess matrix ~ my exact self in near clearness yet devoid of what Christians call Life or carbon but still containing every metal in me I died with. Opalesk, opake and with every molecule of iron outlining my blood vessels. Every organ outlined - my liver should be beautiful with all her copper and metal based poisons from my alcoholism. And my brain!!!!!
The Australian Museum has the largest collection of opalized dragons, flying dragons, sea serpents, fish, shellfish and plants in the world with Eric, the opalized pliosaur (a marine reptile/sea serpent), being their star. One can clearly see a female lemura-like racoon in his stomach. The black opal fish and the tree branches are, I believe, the most beautiful things on this Earth so far!
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This living Goddess trapped in water suspension is known for bringing forth powerful emotions and forcing one to deal with emotions. She's one of the 6 sacred stones of the Native Americans, one of the most precious to the ancient Persians and ancient matriarchal cultures especially the Anatolians (Turkey and Greece).Opal is especially powerful around dreams, visions and protecting such (anything Scorpio).