What Is a Geode Rock or a Geode Stone?
A geode is a large, hollow rock, lined with crystals naturally growing inside the rock. It has a durable outer wall that is more resistant to weathering than the surrounding bedrock. This allows the geode to survive intact when the surrounding bedrock weathers away. The mineral lining the cavity is often a scintillating druse of tiny quartz crystals underlain by multiple bands of translucent gray and white agate. Many are lined with more spectacular treasures. Formed in nature and by nature, each geode has a different type of crystal and different type of energy within. The geode helps you connect with your inner self, healing from within, as the crystals in the geode grow inside the rock.
A large geode can be placed in your room or office, to create a flow of Chi energy in the room and around you. This energy and the inner connection the geode creates, help calm the mind, and relax the spirit. With a geode nearby, meditation, yoga, or simple relaxation will become easier, and more effective.
Classification by Formation
The most widely known and sought-after geodes are those that formed in areas of volcanic activity. Voids in basaltic lava flows often are infilled with agate, quartz, opal and other material delivered by hydrothermal water or groundwater. Some voids are spaces occupied by gases that failed to escape the lava flow before its surface crusted over.
Geodes in sedimentary rocks are usually found in limestones, dolomites, and calcareous shale. In these deposits a gas-filled void can serve as the opening for geode formation. Shells, tree branches, roots and other organic materials often decay away to leave a void for the formation of mineral materials. These cavities can be filled with quartz, opal, agate or carbonate minerals. They are generally smaller than the geodes formed in volcanic rocks.
Classification by the Crystals It Contains
Amethyst geodes are filled with a highly popular gemstone called amethyst. This stone used to be considered as the ‘Stone of Mind,’ having the power to ease your emotions as well as calm your mind. It was also believed to be able to enhance your mental state, providing you the will power and strength to be able to pursue your passions and dreams, at the same time restraining from undesirable habits.
Even today, amethyst is known to enhance the powers of the crown chakra, that is, your wisdom, universality, and transcendence. Many people prefer to keep the gemstone in their study room to boost their chakra skills.
Quartz geodes are hollow spherical rocks rich in quartz deposits. Quartz is the most abundant mineral found in the earth’s surface, as well as the most widely used natural substance. Its unique physical and chemical properties make it useful in a variety of ways.
Its luster, color, and diaphaneity make it an ideal gemstone. Not only is it hard and durable, but it is also capable of accepting a brilliant polish. Some common varieties of quartz gemstone include rose quartz, aventurine, jasper, and smoky quartz. When the quartz geode appears in transparent and opaque shades, many regard it as a marker for feng shui that helps boost the flow of energy in a living place.
Calcite geodes contain deposits of one of the most powerful healing crystals, calcite. It is the most abundantly found mineral in Indiana. It is the major mineral found in geodes composed of the host rock limestone, which is Indiana’s state stone.
Calcite crystals serve as powerful energy amplifiers for homes, raising the energy levels of your space. The crystal’s energy clearing and cleansing properties promote the flow of positive energy all over the place. The radiation of revitalizing, calming energies from calcite crystals unlocks any blockages in energy channels. The most effective calcite crystal is the white calcite, which is the most powerful source of energy among them.
Citrine Geodes are golden colored geodes that are radiant like the sun and are strongly associated with the spiritual aspects of our lives. They promote positive energy, replace the darkness of our lives with light, and bring happiness to our lives.
The citrine geode is also associated with solar plexus energy. This means that it enhances our self-confidence and personal power. Using this geode, we feel more alive and radiant. It helps us to stop being shy and not worry about what others think.
Agate Geode Eggs
Another amazing variety of geode is seen in agate eggs commonly found in Brazil. These geodes are egg-shaped and appear beautiful when seen in banded or lacy shades of agate. They comprise of a sparkling power that offers tremendous magical healing. The layers of agate and the glittering crystalline formations surrounding the centerpiece spectacle of the geode is where you’ll find its untapped visual magic.
Agate geode egg holds two forces, namely healing and truth, which combine into a powerful force, making the geodes extremely valuable additions to any collection. When seen closely, layers of agates of various colors carry small snow-flake resembling crystals.
Agate geodes have the potential to stimulate the creative thought processes more than any other type of geode. They promote truthful intentions and love, as well as crystallize concepts and ideas (examining, healing, and focusing abilities).
Geodes are unique identity stones with hollow, sparkly cores. Geode crystals and jewelry have the potential to harmonize and sharpen your spiritual awareness. They are a tremendous source of positive energy for you and your home and can be a major positive influence in your life. Whether you place them in the bedroom, the kitchen, the dining room, or near you while you’re exercising or eating, you’ll be able to soak in some of the healing properties that these geodes provide.