Geodes are a variable phenomenon and, therefore, many theories exists to explain how they are created. The term geode is derived from the Greek word Geoides which means "earthlike."
A geode is a sphere shaped rock which contains a hollow cavity lined with crystals. A geode which is completely filled with small compact crystal formations is called a nodule. The only difference between a geode and a nodule is that a geode has a hollow cavity, and a nodule is solid.
Geodes begin as bubbles in volcanic rock or as animal burrows, tree roots or mud balls in sedimentary rock. Over time, the outer shell of the spherical shape hardens, and water containing silica precipitation forms on the inside walls of the hollow cavity within the geode. The silica precipitation can contain any variety of dissolved minerals.
Over a period of thousands of years, layers of silica cool, forming crystals of different minerals within the cavity. Different types of silica cool at varying temperatures, thus creating layers of different types of mineral crystals. Each is unique!
From the metaphysical point of view, geodes are wonderful for family harmony and the home. They are good for stimulating creativity and harmony. Large geodes placed in home corners help to stimulate chi flow in that area. Placing a crystal inside a geode helps to cleanse and recharge it at the same time; think of geodes as power generators comprising the sum total of ALL the little crystals it contains! On another level, geodes actually represent the divine feminine aspect. The cavity within the geode may be taken to symbolize the womb.
These qualities are in addition to the individual properties of the crystals on the lining surface, as well as the mineral comprising the banding beneath. This means an amethyst geode, for example, will exhibit the amplified metaphysical properties of its amethyst crystals as well as the properties of the agate underlying them. Placing a small amethyst geode near your bedside table may well be the sleep panacea you have been searching for.
Size (approx): 30x44mm, 38x52mm
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