Gemstone: LAVA ROCK
Stone size: 12mm
Lava stone is a stone of strength and courage, it allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life. If you are going through a lot of shifts in your life then Lava Stone would be a helpful stone for you. Lava Stone is also known as Basalt, and helps to diminish the negative aspects of one’s character and allow one to see where modification of your character can be helpful.
Lava stone doesn’t really have the “look” of something that is healing; but for centuries it has been used to do exactly that:
- Emotional- Since lava is known for its grounding qualities, it’s wonderful for calming the emotions. In fact, the quality of fire springs from the ground, so in terms of healing gems, this lends itself to a calming- but intense- energy. Because it comes from raw energy, it’s considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment.
- Spiritual- Lava stones are fantastic for stabilizing and grounding the root chakra. This is because of the strong connection to the earth and its creation within the center of Earth. In folk remedies, it was also given to soldiers to help them remain calm during battle.