Opal or Upal is the birthstone for the zodiac sign Libra. It has a unique visual appeal due to the fact that it reflects lights of different wavelengths which when interact, produce a beautiful effect.As per theories, the name Opal is derived from ‘Opalus’ which is Latin for jewel. Some theories also state that it is derived from ‘Upala’ which is Sanskrit for stone. Opal is a semi precious gemstone and is used to enhance the positive effects of planet Venus.
Opal’s benefits have been recognized by people down the ages. It gained popularity at the time of the Romans. Regarded as a precious stone, Opal or Upal is the symbol of hope and happiness. Opal is found in different colors. Precious Opal is the translucent to transparent variety of Opal and is the most widely used. It has a pearl-like milky opalescence and displays a beautiful play of colors when observed from different angles due to the interaction of reflected light.Upal bestows the wearer with delicate beauty, bounty and power. A mystifying gemstone, Opal passes on to the wearer massive energy.Opal is a promoter of clear eyesight and also helps relieve fatigue. Also, it helps in purification of blood. Opal reduces ill effect of pain during childbirth. By bringing clarity in thought process, Upal facilitates the decision-making process. Opal helps one to get more in touch with oneself and hence, helps in self-acceptance.
Mystical Powers of Opal
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Opal amplifies traits, whether those traits are good or bad, and brings characteristics to the surface for transformation. It enhances self worth, confidence and self-esteem, and helps you to understand your full potential. It also brings lightness and spontaneity. The stone is said to help stimulate originality and dynamic creativity, encourages an interest in the arts, and aids in accessing one’s true self. Because the stone is absorbent and reflective, it helps you to pick up thoughts and feelings, amplify them, and return them to their source. It is a karmic stone- it encourages putting out positive emotions and teaches that what you put out comes back to you. The opal is also a representative of justice and harmony, and is a protective stone in dangerous places.