Conglomerate stones are composed of a variety of rocks. Geologist refer to this as clastic sedimentary rock, as it can contain clasts (chards, fragments and bits and pieces) of any rock material or weathering material (sand, earth, water…) that is washed downstream or down current of the sedimentary rock. The rounded clasts of conglomerate can be mineral particles such as quartz, or they can be sedimentary, metamorphic, or igneous rock fragments. The matrix that binds the large clasts together can be a mixture of sand, mud, and nature’s “chemical” cement.
These types of stones have wonderfully interesting “metaphysical properties” as they take on the energy of the stones combined in their matrix! It is like a family of different personalities, all rolled into one! Below is a list of the most popular (and my favorite) conglomerate stones for healing.
Boji stones are actually a trademark name for iron-magnetite concretions also called Marcasite nodules. These are one of the most grounding stones with electromagnetic properties. They are most famous for their true yin and yang energies. The rougher “male” stones have protrusions (usually of pyrite) and “female” stones are smooth and unassuming. These stones have + and – charge.
Also called Moqui Ball, Mochi Marbles, Martian Blueberries or Shaman Stones these ancient stones were named after a Native American tribe who live in the Moqui Desert. The abundant concretions found in the Navajo Sandstone consist of sandstone cemented together by hematite (Fe2O3), and goethite (FeOOH). These stones bring inner peace and harmony to those who embrace them
Que Sera Stones
This unique stone is made up of a conglomeration of minerals. They are part of a whole (mother) formation, which gives these stones the same properties, regardless of their actual mineral composition. Because of this mix, Que Sera stone vibrates at a very high level resonating with our Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra for tapping into our creative identity.
San Andreas Fault Stone
Geological researchers have been able find significant amounts of the mineral serpentine, granite, shale and sandstone. Therefore, in addition to the properties below, these conglomerate stones will also take on the metaphysical properties of the minerals they are fused with!
These earth stones are grounding especially during times of upheaval in our lives. Considered a “guardian stone“, it embodies the elemental powers of fire and earth, molding together material that brings security, guarded protection and steadfastness. This stone can literally change your life’s “landscape” and offer you a whole new picture or perspective on something that may have been lying just beneath the surface. A great stone to encourage new beginnings.
Fulgurite is the name given to fused Quartz, Si02, which has been struck by lightning and melting sand or rock. The best known fulgurites are found in quartz sand, where the fulgurite take the form of tubes, sometimes exceeding a half inch or more in diameter. This type of formation is called sand fulgurite.
The “lightning stone“, fulgurites are some of the most powerful stones and along with the power of prayer, they can help to manifest one’s visions. Fulgurites have a high-frequency vibration and seem to hold a clear, strong resonance with the powerful electrical force that created them. Their extreme “lightning energy” is believed to be the touch of the Divine, also referred to as the “Finger of God“.
For Coming Together
Although each stone in this group has their own unique healing and metaphysical properties, the one lesson these stones can teach us is how to come together in awareness, love and community. These stones are wonderful for a group meditation or gathering.
They clear negative patterns from the emotional body and assist in clearing all forms of anger and confusion within relationships. Conglomerate stones can shed light on the karmic aspects of relationships with others in your life.
These earth stones are grounding especially during times of upheaval in our lives. Considered “guardian stones“, they embody the elemental powers of water, fire, air and earth, molding together material from all aspects of our life.
Angels: Guardian Angel
Associated Crystal: quartz family, sedimentary rock
Chakra: Root Chakra
Element: Earth, Fire, Air, Water
Oils: Basil, Patchouli, Sage, Tea Tree
Gods/Goddesses: Cybele, Dione, Gaia, Pele, Pheonix,
Tarot: The World
A grouping of crystals such as a conglomerate of stones or cluster of crystals bring a “group” energy to it’s surrounding area. These stones are great to foster protection, cooperation, purification, harmony, friendship, intimacy and to break up negative energy in the environment.
A group meditation is a wonderful tool for streaming one thought or “one consciousness”. It is usually a purpose driven or one intention meditation geared toward a single purpose for a desired outcome. You can sometimes experience this at the end of a meditation class or yoga class. This can also be experienced in a prayer group or even before a game or performance!
Cleansing & Charging Conglomerate Stones
~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.
~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy. A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.
The Power of Color
Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you. A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality. It contributes in what attracts you to it. The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.