Color: shades of brown, clay-orange, green, blue, or black
About the stone: Petrified wood is a chalcedony pseudomorph in which the molecules are replaced slowly with quartz (silicon dioxide) so as to retain the structure of the wood.
Astrological sign(s): Pisces
Mohs scale: 5–7
Spiritual uses: Petrified wood teaches you that much of what you need to realize, understand, remember, or know is buried deep within your body, mind, and soul.
Mental uses: These fossilized remains assist you in the process of clearing out the clutter in your mind that no longer serves you.
Emotional uses: Petrified wood brings embedded feelings in your subconscious to the surface to remove unnecessary limits on your potential.
Physical uses: This fossil holds a vibration that helps you tap into your body’s ability to regenerate and rejuvenate.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo