Petrified wood is basically fossilized wood that has had it’s organic matter replaced by stone, 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.
What is considered an Organic Gem?
While many minerals are considered gemstones, there are also a number of materials that have been infused, infilled or partially replaced by organic materials; as well as natural organisms that have been mineralized then used and considered valuable ‘gems’ throughout all our time.
Metaphysical Gemstone 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 wonderful stone for general protection.
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 too slow one is therefore moving forward in a good and steady manner, helping one be more productive. 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 energy.
During a crisis, a piece of Petrified Wood will give one strength and support, providing insight into cause and effect. Lessons will be remembered which in turn helps one to avoid repetitive mistakes. Petrified Wood will help one forget petty worries, so that no thought or action is useless. Petrified Wood is an excellent gem for leaders; as it has endured the ravaging changes of time and become stronger.
Petrified Wood works best on the 1st, Root/Base and the 4th Heart Chakras.