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Got wood?

December 7, 2010

Petrified Forest, Arizona

Petrified Wood is also known as “Agatised Wood”.  It is the name given to fossil wood where the replacement of the wood is by Chalcedony.

Zodiac – Leo aspects
Typical colours – Browns

Petrified Wood is a stone of transformation.  It assists one to advance to ones highest chosen level.  Helps to make one feel safe and secure, calming down survival based fears.   Petrified Wood assists in setting a pace and staying with that pace all day long.  It is useful for bringing patience to those in a process of slow inner transformation, and for bringing that change to fruition.  Petrified Wood strengthens one’s backbone, physically and in terms of self-will.  It is beneficial to the skeletal system, skin and hair.

Additional Reading:

Medical Astrology: GEMSTONES and HEALING: FOSSILIZED DINOSAUR BONES

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2 comments

  1. I’ve never heard petrified wood called “agatised wood” before but that makes sense. When I was a kid, I lived in an area rich in agates and we also used to find petrified wood along with agates on our gravel roads.


  2. “Opalised wood” is another term I have come across as well. The correlation for me, is that the process of wood becoming ‘petrified’ or ‘agatised’, is in essence the same process that is used in pathology, to prepare human tissue to be examined under a microscope (histopathology). Invites the question: what can petrified wood really tell us? And do we know what to look for in the first place?

    How intriguing to have all those pebbles under your nose as a kid. You could have cornered the ‘healing’ market and made your fortune before you were 12!



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