Autumn is in full swing and honestly, I’m here for it 😍 As energising as the long summer nights are, there’s just something so special about the cooler evenings drawing in. From gazing at sunsets before hearty dinners to watching garden fairy lights twinkling like crazy in the chilly breeze, I can’t get enough of it!
In my previous Sapphire blog I spoke about how Autumn and Winter can be thought of as a “pause” on life - A few months to slow down and enjoy the seasonal beauty, take stock of what we have and would like to achieve in the months ahead. As the temperature wanes, our Vitamin D levels drop and we need to find other ways to boost our moods.
For many this means an increase in self care - Whether that’s extra sleep, a hydrating sheet mask, a relaxing bubble bath, comfort food, taking supplements or exercise, it all counts and it all helps us to feel more connected to ourselves – Our own needs. This might sound selfish, but you can’t pour from an empty cup. This is your sign to prioritise YOU, and Pink Opal can help you gain a sense of fullness and inner peace.
These strawberry milkshake coloured gemstones are mostly found in Mexico and Peru, making them pretty rare and desirable, given that they can only be found in less than a handful of places around the Earth. They are rated a 5.5 to 6 on the Mohs scale, making them roughly the same hardness as Turquoise and other Opals. Perfect for gemstone jewellery, Pink Opal is a beautiful and eye-catching stone to wear.
From the Ancient Egyptians to the Romans to the Indigenous Tribes in the Americas, Pink Opal was seen as the Stone of Hope, and was used to bring luck, balance emotions and open up spiritual connections.
Heart to hearts…
These days, Pink Opal is linked to healing and self-love. It is still very much the Stone of Hope and is often used by spiritual healers to clear Heart Chakra blockages so emotional healing can begin. If you have any anxieties or fears holding you back from improving your life, wearing a Pink Opal can help you feel protected and confident in your decisions, and help you to accept any changes with ease and kindness to yourself.
A balancing gemstone, Pink Opal is unsurprisingly linked to the Heart Chakra. If you’re feeling numb, isolated and you’re being overwhelmed by negative thoughts, laying down and meditating with a Pink Opal on your chest will help you feel calmer, bring clarity, warmth and a feeling of belonging and deep connection to the world around you.
So now we know what Pink Opal is all about, let’s take a look at why this gorgeous gemstone is the perfect partner for our October babes. Libra and Scorpio are the Zodiacs of the month, so let’s dive right in…
Our Libra friends have a soft and cozy side to them that they don’t often show to the world. Pink Opals provide a gentle, glowing energy that Librans can harness to soften their often frank/blunt communication skills. As the old saying goes, you can catch more flies with Honey 🍯
Speaking of honey, our Libran pals are busy bees and struggle with burnout far more than they’d like to 'fess up to. Keeping a Pink Opal stone nearby will remind and help them to slow down, and find magic in the seemingly mundane.
Scorpios are so misunderstood – There, I’ve said it! Yes, they are strong, fiercely independent, straight talking and can hold a grudge beyond the grave, but Scorpios are also loyal, dependable, determined, loving, creative and passionate. This almost-split persona sees our Scorpio friends being everything to everyone, which can lead to emotional burnout... Not that they’ll ever admit it for fear of being seen as 'weak' - Which they most definitely are not!
Pink Opals make a strange but perfect pairing with our sassy Scorpions because they bring a soft energy that nurtures their loving and creative side. It will help them to communicate with kindness and ease, opening their world up to new friendships and enriching experiences.
How to incorporate Pink Opal into your life?
Wear a Pink Opal crystal to feel the benefits everyday. A necklace is ideal because it places the crystal in front of your heart chakra, which will help you to harness the warm, calming and healing energy from the gemstone.
This Raw Pink Opal gemstone necklace will also make the perfect gift for a loved one - because adorning yourself in jewels is an act of self-love and self-appreciation 💝
That’s it for our spotlight on Pink Opal – Next month will be all about Sunny Citrine, manifesting abundance, success and happiness.