What is Lava Stone?
Forged from the molten lava of volcano, lava stone is a popular igneous volcanic rock used in jewelry, education, and spiritual practices such as reiki. These stones get their unique shape due to gas bubbles which form from the intense heat and pressure caused by a volcanic eruption. Lava stones are also known as basalt and are typically a grey to black color.
Lava Stone Symbology
Lava stone is created from fire and earth and is therefor associated with these attributes.
Zodiac: Lava stone is often associated with Taurus and Cancer.
Chakra: Lava stone is often associated with the base chakra.
Uses of Lava Stone
Lava stone has many applications and is used widely throughout the world.
- Architectural and construction such as grounding blocks or cobblestone.
- Jewelry and spiritual items such as necklaces, bracelets, or malas.
- Many beautiful statues are often crafted from lava stone.
- Healing practices such as reiki.
- Due to it’s porous texture, lava stone can also be used to diffuse essential oils.
Metaphysical Healing Aspect
Lava stone is considered a grounding stone and is thought to embolden one’s spiritual connection with the world.
Some traditions also believe that lava stone can help provide stability through changing and often tough times.
Simply carrying lava stones can give one a focal point, or anchor to return while considering difficult decisions.
These natural rocks are thought to help one remain attuned to the natural world and remind oneself of our ties to nature. Lava stone healing properties are considered immense.
This article was last revised on 02/26/2020.