The Power of the Ages: Petrified Wood

101 Power Crystals: The Ultimate Guide to Magical Crystals, Gems, and Stones for Healing and Transformation - Judy Hall 2011

The Power of the Ages: Petrified Wood

Chakra correspondences: Earth star, base, sacral, solar plexus, higher heart (thymus)

Physiological correspondences: Immune system, joints, muscles, bones, feet, motility, back, nervous system, lungs, the aging process, disintegration, calcification, sleep patterns, twelve-strand DNA

Vibration: Earthy; grounds high-vibration stones


Petrified forests were places of enchantment, where witches and gods had magically transformed wood into stone. Part of the cosmic battle between good and evil, fossilized trees were believed in India to be the bones of a demon slain by Lord Vishnu. In a Dutch folktale, millions of good fairies came from the sun to take up residence in the Earth and metamorphosed into trees. These trees had the power to heal, but were cut down and driven into the soil to stabilize the land.

Legends abound about the healing properties of trees. Petrified Wood helps you explore previous incarnations—read each ring as a lifetime.


Petrified Wood creates core stability and adjusts energetic flow to optimum. Crystal workers use it when locomotion—or life—is a challenge. Placed over the higher heart (thymus) chakra it energetically opens up the lungs, increases oxygen intake, and brings new energy into the subtle and physical bodies, assisting chronic fatigue syndrome, convalescence, and exhaustion. Holding it provides emotional comfort during a healing challenge or when a burden seems too much to bear. If DNA potential is blocked by ancestral genetic memory, Petrified Wood unlocks the molecular gates that held the cell captive.


Truly an allegory for spiritual alchemy, Petrified Wood began as a living tree, which then lay in mineral-rich water. If the water was infused with volcanic ash, the molecules of wood were replaced with shining silica so that no trace of organic material remained. The rings and knots remained visible and mineral impurities created beautiful colors. Polishing reveals these colors, just as incarnation polishes the soul; thus, Petrified Wood represents the strength and beauty of your soul.

This crystal provides support during the trials and tribulations of spiritual evolution, showing you the soul gifts that challenges offer. It lets you peel back the layers encasing your core being, releasing all that no longer serves you while retaining what does. By helping you feel at home on the Earth, it reminds you that you are more than spirit trapped within the material world and that one day you’ll rise again to take on another form. In the meantime, give service to your earthly home. This crystal shows how to walk upon the Earth with grace, honoring the wisdom of the ages.

Petrified Wood


Holding Petrified Wood keeps your feet firmly on the ground while you explore multidimensions of reality and transforms you into a soul being of light.