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by Ceida Uilyc May 12, 2017

Opals are one of the most misunderstood gems in history, of which fire opals bags first too! Unlike Opals that show a texture of cloudy to opaque, fire opals are transparent or translucent.

History quotes Fire Opal as the heavenly gift of passion, success and energy. Considered having a frequency magically similar to ecstasy, the fire energy of Fire Opals are rarer according to the intensity of its color.

A vital part of Egyptian folklores, fire opals are mined mostly in Mexico and Australia with the latter known for its orange shade and Australian for the deep reddish tint.

·        Alternative Names of Fire Opal

Red opal, Magic Opal, Cupid Stone, Mexican Opals, Tangerine Opal, Firmament Stone and Stone of the Bird of Paradise;

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·        Fire Opal Hardness on the MOHS Scale

5 to 6.5;

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·        Origin of Fire Opal

Brazil, USA, Australia, Peru, Honduras, Ethiopia, Germany and Mexico;

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·        Fire Opal Represents the God

  • Mercury- Roman God of Traders and Nomads;
  • Anubis- Egyptian God of Afterlife and Son of Isis (Goddess of Life);
  • Hermes- Greek Messenger of Gods;
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·        Zodiac signs of Fire Opal

Leo, Libra, Scorpio and Aries;

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·        Fire Opal Ruling Planet


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·        Color energies of Fire Opal

Orange, Yellow, Blue, Honey, Blazing, Red, Green, Brown, White, Black and Pink;

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·        Numerical Vibration of Fire Opal


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·        Fire Opal Chakras

Root, Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakras;

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·        Metaphysical Meanings of Various Types of Fire Opal

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The powerful gem of gems is highly sensitive to changes in temperature to scratches; hence, one must use it sparingly. Disparities in prices of fire opal owe it to the uniqueness of the stone. Moreover, no two fire opals are same or occur with an identical set of quality, color, clarity and patterns.  The shimmering iridescence of fire opal originates from the presence of the iron content.

Akin to diamonds, fire opals display a play of color in streaks of yellow to red and gold,  spectral color. From faceted to cabochons, fire opals are cut in a variety of ways to maximize the brilliance and dispersion of light.

1.      Orange Fire Opal

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Mostly originating from the mines of Mexico, Orange Fire Opals show a fiery display of blazing yellow to crimson and orange. Found in cabochons to faceted varieties, Orange Fire Opals are revered as a chakra balancing stone that aligns with multiple energy sources in the body.

2.      Black Fire Opal

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A gorgeous variety of Fire Opal, most of the black fire opal is mined from Australia and are found as boulder opals. Rarest opals in history, black opals are also one of the ten most expensive gemstones in history.

3.      Red Fire Opal

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Predominantly mined from Australia, red fire opals are available in transparent to translucent varieties in colors of deep to brown red. Also called Cherry Opal, red fire opals influence the mindset positively by transmuting negativities.

4.      Blue Fire opal

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With streaks of marine green to pink, blue fire opals are intense and form dynamic patterns within it. Considered excellent BFF for people who find decisions and actions too confusing or stressful, blue fire opal displays lined structures when translucent and mined from Mexico.

5.      Green Fire opal

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With an olivine to a purple play of color, green fire opal is also rarer than you think! Green Fire Opals are mined in Mexico and Peru.

6.      White Fire Opal

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From flashes of orange to yellow, blue, green and pink, white fire opal displays many colors underneath a transparent white hue. White Fire opals are mined from Australia and differ in prices based on the intensity of dynamic patterns.

7.      Tear or Pink Fire opal

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From magenta to rose, there are diverse types of pink fire opal that look startling. Pink Fire Opal shows streaks of white to pink and green on it in addition to light blue and is mined from Mexico and Peru.

·        Physical Effects of Fire Opal

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Considered empowering for the wearer’s libido, blood circulation, passion and health, fire opal also boosts one’s neurotransmitters. Fire Opal wearers often retain energy to cultivate productivity too.

During times of eye fatigue, pain or disorders, use a healing tonic made from solarized fire opal to amplify your recovery rate. For treating male and female reproductive disorders and issues, fire opals works excellently as it is a Sacral Chakra stone too.

·        Spiritual Effects of Fire Opal

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From attracting popularity to charisma, wealth and fortune, Fire Opals can also attract the guidance of friendly spirits. Fire Opals are potent stones to deepen one’s understanding of the cosmic universe.

History and crystal aficionados quote fire opal as a stone that acts as a medium to connect with the higher realm, so if vivid episodes of lucid dreaming are observed, your rituals are a success! Remember to meditate or do yoga while placing the fire opal on your root chakra to make the most out of the stone’s powers. Don’t forget to cleanse the stone of its absorbed negativity after each use!

·        Emotional Effects of Fire Opal

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An ideal stone to kick the rotten habits of depression to breakup and isolation and introversion, fire opal can flame the fire of love, marital bliss, hope and security from the emotional traumas of past.

Regardless of whether you won over the worst of abusive relationships, co-dependent relationships, PTSD, trauma or even rape, fire opals can instill a new confidence within you. Fire opals comfort the aching soul, shoulder the woes and give courage to your perspectives, from within.

A purification stone for emotional baggage and endless burdens, fire opals are ideal for people who are shy or lack self-confidence too.

Five Facts About Fire Opal

·         Fire Opals were first acknowledged in Australia, during the 19th century. During the fire opal rush, Europeans were the majority who fell in love with fire opals. Queen Victoria, United Kingdom is known to have the entire varieties of Australian fire opals.

·         Fire Opals have low inclusions or flaws although it is hard to find a flawless variety of fire opals. Avoid buying deep inclusions as it can lead to cracks easily.

·         Fire Opals cost higher with its carat, just like diamonds, just because it is hard to find bigger carats.

·         Girasol Opal is often mistaken as Fire Opals.

·         Referred to as Tangerine Opal, Fire Opal cracks easily during summer; so restrict the use to winter, if you work in the sun.


Before You go …

Fire Opal

A fragile and color changing mood stone, fire opals were a hit a few centuries ago, projected as the mood stone. Meditate or program your fire opal on the Sacral or Root Chakra to cleanse before starting any crystal ritual using the same.

Fire Opals are comprised of 20% water and hence considered the worst enemy of the sun. If you’re taking your fire opal jewelry for a walk or solarizing it, remember to soak it in water. Avoid placing the stone under the sun for more than an hour. Moreover, if you’re an opal wearer, avoid contact with oils and chemicals to avoid fast depreciation of your stone.

If you respect and bond with the destiny stone well, you will find the magic of a new beginning, the world, perspective, and destiny unfurl …

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Stay powerful~

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Ceida Uilyc
Ceida Uilyc


Ceida Uilyc is the Crystal Christened name of Geo Maria George, an avid crystal user since 10 years past. Ceida believes Crystals are elixirs from the Mother Nature's Womb gifted to protect the humanity, its spirit, soul and voice for ages ahead ... When she is not with crystals, she wonders and wanders about a million ways to Save The World!

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