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General Gemstone Details
Petrified wood is basically fossilized wood that has had it's organic matter replaced by agate, bit by bit, as it decomposes. The wood structure is maintained, but the wood fibers are slowly changed into stone. Sometimes a jasper, quartz, pyrite or even opal can be found fossilized in wood. More often than not its coloring is brown, but it has been found in grey and even green color.
Scientific Properties
Scientific Properties Moh’s Hardness of 7 with a trigonal crystal structure.
Petrified wood comes from Argentina, Egypt and the Czech Republic, but the most famous source is of course The Petrified National Forest Park in Arizona. This material is quite heavy and has a Moh’s hardness of 7, similar to the agate.
Mystical Properties
Petrified wood is a stone that is good for grounding and stabilizing one's emotions. It is particularly useful in calming survival-based fears, as it assists one in accessing their practical side for answers, then offering a feelings of safety and security.

It is a stone of business success, and a good stone for general protection. Can be used to calm down survival based fears, helps to make one feel safe and secure, helps one feel ageless. It also offers "gentle hours in the day", to assist one in keeping pace with the day, keeping the hours from neither hurrying by or moving to are therefore moving forward in a good and steady way.

It helps one feel that all will be right, and to be connected to their spirit in such a way that ones knows that time is not really what it appears, and that there is no such real thing as time...just forever. During a crisis, a piece of Petrified Wood will give you strength and support, providing insight into cause and effect. You will remember lessons, avoiding repetitive mistakes. Petrified Wood will help you forget petty worries, so that no thought or action is useless.

Petrified Wood is an excellent gem for leaders. It has endured the ravaging changes of time and become stronger, as will you if you ask for its help in your leadership role.
Healing Properties
Petrified wood stabilized general health and the body's defenses. It generates calm and encourages contentment. Physically, it is beneficial for the bones, backaches, skin and hair.

Petrified wood is also used for past life regressions because of its inherent link with the past. Healers have used Petrified Wood on atrophied limbs and to relieve paralysis. It can help align your spine or give you more control over bodily functions. Use this stone to strengthen your spiritual and physical backbone.

A Petrified Wood Elixir will add thickness and shine to your hair
Magical Properties
Energy: Receptive
Element: A kasha
Powers: Longevity, past life regression, healing, protection Petrified wood consists of ancient trees that a millennium ago were covered with mineral rich water; that water slowly dissolved the wood and came to replace it with the different minerals within the water. Being that it is fossil, it is ruled by A kasha. As well due to its great antiquity, it may be carried or utilized in spells designed to extend a life span or to increase our enjoyment, and evolution within our lives. It is also quite helpful in rites to recall past life incarnations.
Associations: The Sun
Not a Traditional Birthstone for any Month Stone of any sign, and it is connect with the earth element. To dream of petrified wood is a signal for the need to do away with any non-productive life patters, relationships or ideas.
Chakra Classification
Petrified wood provides great energy to the 4th, Heart Chakra.
The amorphous tree quartz works best on the 1st, Root or Base Chakra and protects from arteriosclerosis.


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