Opalite, also known as Purple Opal, Opalized Fluorite, Ice Cream Opal and Tiffany Stone, is a soft and subtle yet dynamic iridescent man-made glass resin composed primarily of the mineral dolomite fused with metal to produce an opalescent appearance. Typically clear or milky in color (although also found in green, blue, pink, lavender, and yellow), opalite is revered in crystal healing for its properties of purifying the blood and kidneys, with several metaphysical properties as well.
Opalite is a stone of personal power, known to increase self-esteem and improve one's sense of self-worth. Along with these empowering qualities, it also engenders the related quality of inner strength to uncover and express one's deeper, more buried feelings.
Emotionally, opalite is useful when undergoing great change, as it assists in making smooth transitions. This benefits all sorts of life changes, major and minor. Moving residences, changing jobs, getting into or out of a relationship and having a new baby are all examples of major life changes that opalite can help make easier.
Known as a merchant stone useful for success in business, opalite helps manifest material affluence and monetary wealth. Improved communication and interpersonal interaction is another set of business skills associated with opalite. An energizing stone, it also fosters supporting traits of persistence and the ability to overcome exhaustion and fatigue.
Opalite is useful in meditation partly because it gives off a calming and relaxing energy, but also because it is associated with opening up the third-eye chakra, which is the chakra of intuition, insight and vision. Because of this, when placed over the crown chakra, it is said to induce visions and enhance psychic powers. Though opalite is an aid to communication on every level, it is particularly beneficial for communication on a spiritual level. As such, opalite can also help communicate to and receive messages from the spirit world, as well as help interpret those messages and visions.
Opalite is as much an energizing stone as it is a calming and relaxing one. As such, opalite stimulates sexual prowess and boosts the libido. It also enhances the overall sexual experience.
The yin-yang balance is the balance of male and female, light and dark, active and passive, daytime and nighttime energies. Opalite helps balance these energies, aligning them with the higher self. On a grounded level, this can help stabilize mood swings. By the same token, it also removes any blockages in the chakras and energy meridians of the body.
Based in Maine, Sage Kalmus has written extensively on fitness, nutrition, alternative health, self-improvement and green living for various websites. He also authored the metaphysical fiction book, "Free Will Flux." Kalmus holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston University's College of Communication and is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor with special training in Touch-For-Health Kinesiology.