Name: Coral
Color(s): Deep red to soft pink
Mineral Information: Calcium carbonate, magnesia and organic substance
Chemical Make-up: CaCO3
Hardness: 3-4
Where they are found: In the ocean
About Stone: Coral is a tentacled skeletal creature with microscopic plants living inside its soft tissues. When it reproduces, the new life forms remain attached to their “parents,” building reefs and atolls-a polyp living in clear, warm seawaters. At the same time the plants go on living inside them and drawing sustenance from the sunlight. Coral’s greatest spiritual value is that it is like a wise teacher. It teaches us to value life and our place in it. It shows us the importance of living so that we make the world a good place for the children and grandchildren that follow. A beautiful symbol of the importance of creatures and plants living harmoniously together.
Metaphysical Properties: Coral represents diplomacy and concurrence. It quiets the emotions and brings peace. Facilitates intuition, imagination and visualization. Coral expedites and accelerates the transfer of knowledge. Coral strengthens the circulatory system and the bones of the body.