Smoky Quartz with Fossilized Coral, Blue Hemimorphite, Labradorite and Crown
Smoky Quartz is a talisman of the Root Chakra, an anchor in the natural world, drawing white light energy from the Crown down through the body to be deeply rooted into the physical plane. It initiates movement of primal forces within the body in a purified way. It brings strength and stability, and a sense of personal pride in walking the Earth and inhabiting a human form.
Smoky Quartz was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. In other cultures it guided souls to the afterlife, served in shamanistic rituals and tribal ceremonies, and was utilized in magic to connect with spirits of the lower worlds. Its phenomenal power, then and now, lies in its ability to protect and ground one physically and spiritually to this world, and to absorb and transmute significant amounts of negative energy and release it into the Earth to be neutralized naturally. It provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing and meditation.
Fossilized coral is a natural gemstone that is created when prehistoric coral is gradually replaced with agate. Corals are marine animals and it is their skeletons that are fossilized and preserved. The fossilized coral forms through hardened deposits left by silica-rich waters. The entire process can take over 20 million years. This particular type of coral, Horn Coral of the order Rugosa first appeared during the Ordovician Period, which began 488 million years ago; and persisted through the Permian Period, which ended 251 million years ago, so this fossil is a minimum of 251 million years old.
According to metaphysical beliefs, fossil coral is a grounding stone good for bringing about change and it is believed to enhance longevity. Although coral is not a traditional birthstone for any month, it is a non-traditional zodiac stone for Taurus.
Labradorite is considered by mystics to be a stone of transformation and magic. It is said to clear, balance and protect the aura, as well as being an excellent stone for general protection. It is used for dream recall, and finding ways to use dreams in daily life. Mystically, energies of stress and anxiety are said to be reduced by labradorite, possibly due to is energy of self-confidence. Labradorite is said to increase intuition, psychic development and esoteric wisdom.