Petrified Wood has been around practically since time began. Petrified Wood was once an ancient, living, breathing tree; it is basically fossilised wood that has had its organic matter replaced by agate, as it decomposes. The markings on the crystal are the original tree’s growth rings and knots—the pattern of the wood is maintained as the wood fibres are slowly changed into stone. Usually its colouring is brown, but can also be found in grey, red yellow and green and black, subject to the presence of various mineral elements during the petrification process.
Petrified Wood is an extremely grounding and protecting stone. It is said to calm the nerves and fears and to encourage feelings of well-being, safety and security, calming down those survival based fears. A good stone for meditation and for helping you to distinguish between what is important and what is not, enabling you to stop worrying about the 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 are having trouble with or to smooth the way for any endeavour that you anticipate will be ridden with difficult barriers. It is said 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. 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 said to be an excellent talisman for business success.
In healing Petrified Wood is believed to help restore physical energy, it is beneficial to the skeletal system, strengthening bones and relieving hip and back problems, helpful for improving skin and hair conditions. Petrified wood is also used for past life regressions because of its inherent link with the past.