Petrified Wood Meaning and Benefits.



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Petrified Wood Meaning – General Information

Petrified Wood is technically a fossil and a crystal and comes from the trunks and branches of ancient trees. These fossilized specimens have had their chemical body replaced by other minerals over time. This occurred between the Mesozoic and Palaeozoic eras 250 to 266 million years ago. Slowly Agates or Chalcedony/Quartz replace the old physical wood. It is rare to find it opalised. The name Petrified Wood derives from Ancient Greek πέτρα meaning ‘rock’ or ‘stone’; literally ‘wood turned into stone’. It has Mohs Hardness of between 7 and 8.

The markings on the Petrified Wood are the original tree’s growth rings and knots. As the wood fibres slowly change into stone they maintain the original wood pattern. Usually, its colouring is brown. However, it also occurs in grey, red yellow, green, and black. This is subject to the presence of various mineral elements during the petrification process.

Some Petrified Wood specimens shock people by their weight before they realize they are fossils. Because when they pick them up, they are such accurate representations.



Petrified Wood Meaning – Metaphysical Benefits. 

Petrified Wood is an extremely grounding and protective stone. Said to calm the nerves and fears and to encourage feelings of well-being, safety and security, also calming down those survival-based fears. A good stone for meditation as well as for helping you to distinguish between what is important and what is not. Also, enabling you to stop worrying about irrelevant incidentals.

Petrified Wood is powerful in removing obstacles. It is a stone of transformation that will assist you to advance to your highest chosen level. It will assist you in reaching goals that you may be having trouble with. Also, smoothing the way for any endeavour you may anticipate will provide difficult barriers. It is also able to help you be practical and to strengthen your self-will.

This stone assists you in setting and maintaining a sustainable pace for your endeavours. Furthermore, it is useful for bringing patience to those in a process of slow inner transformation, and for bringing that change to fruition.

Petrified Wood is also an excellent talisman for business success.


Petrified Wood Meaning – Healing.

In healing Petrified Wood helps to restore physical energy. It is beneficial to the skeletal system, strengthening bones and also relieving hip and back problems. Also helpful for improving skin and hair conditions. Petrified wood is also useful for past life regressions because of its inherent link with the past.


Tips for using Petrified Wood

  • Hold a Piece of Petrified Wood to help keep you grounded.
  • Place Petrified Wood at your door to increase protection.
  • Carry or wear Petrified Wood to facilitate your connection with the natural world.
  • Meditating with Petrified Wood also helps you access ancient wisdom.
  • Keep Petrified Wood nearby to encourage taking responsibility for your own energy.
  • Petrified Wood helps you focus as well as set a balanced pace for your day.
  • Have a Petrified Wood stone in your pocket to help instil patience.
  • Keep Petrified Wood in your workspace to promote creative problem-solving skills.
  • Sleep with petrified Wood to encourage positive transformation in your life.
  • Take advantage of Petrified Woods’ ability to strengthen your willpower.


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First presented in the Oct 2010 Newsletter, and edited Jul ’22 for inclusion here.

© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.

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