Petrified Wood Gemstone Uses & Crystal Healing Properties

Petrified Wood

  • A Stone for Transformation
  • Grounding
  • Increase Willpower
  • Oneness with Nature

Petrified wood, also known as Fossilized or Agatized wood is a crystal formation of what was once a tree. It forms after a tree dies and begins to fossilize. Over thousands of years, the wood naturally transforms into silicon dioxide leaving behind a beautiful piece of quartz that takes the shape and the lining of wood. Just as it transforms itself, Petrified Wood is known as a stone of transformation, to help you on your journey of growth, and change in transitional times. It will help keep you grounded and rooted to the earth with the ancient wisdom of a tree that was a living, breathing being. Its grounding effect will help increase your willpower, while remaining calm, patient, and feel safe. If you live in a city, this is a great stone to help you feel connected to nature. 


Leo: July 23 – August 22

Virgo: August 23 – September 22

Element: Earth

Planet: Earth - Saturn


To activate this crystal, affirm: I am firm. I am rooted. I embrace all that is to come. 


Root - Sacral

Petrified wood works on the Sacral chakra stimulating energy to flow through the body unlocking the place of sensuality, creativity, and passion. This area boosts the gut brain connection to let energy and information flow freely. Science now shows that the gut has more neurotransmitters than the brain, making it essential to maximizing thoughts. When in balance, the Sacral will bring attention to the simple joys in life. Petrified wood will keep you motivated, and driven, while flowing in creativity.

Rekindling the Root chakra, this grounding energy brings a feeling of security, positivity, and divine earthly love. It brings balance to the root stimulating energy flow, and creativity. Its calming energy helps remain calm, and aid anyone on their journey to keep moving forward against all odds. 


Madagascar is the only place where petrified wood is legal to harvest. It is protected everywhere else in the world. 


Wearing Petrified Wood will help a person understand how to be in the ebbs and flows of life. Not challenging everything, and just being in a state of pure bliss, gratitude, and love. Like a tree, it will help you to stand firm in your ground, and live life in blissful spirituality while not resenting the daily bustles of the physical realm. 

Petrified Wood will attune a person to the energies of the Earth. It is great to use for someone that feels disconnected from mother Gaia, as it will bring her energy into your heart and open your mind to looking at the environment differently. People that wear Petrified Wood begin to have a deeper awareness for the environment, its wellbeing, and the importance of protecting our Earth. It will bring a newfound love to all sentient beings on Earth. Warning, it may even make you a vegan! 

In meditation, Petrified Wood is said to make you feel like Mother Gaia is cradling you in her arms. It will bring a deep sense of relaxation and clarity to help you think clearly. This grounding effect can help you unlock deep traumas and let them go into the Earth completely cleaning and renewing your aura. 


Petrified Wood will firm up your muscular and skeletal structure helping in healing your bones, specifically the back. It is great for treatments in bone marrow, teeth, feet, and the skeletal system. It has the capability to work against cancer by repairing damaged DNA, and helping with cellular regeneration. It harmonizes the body's hormones helping with pituitary and thyroid gland health. It is able to regulate the digestive system, increase absorption of nutrients, and retention of fluids. All which aid in preventing conditions in the skin, hair, eyes, liver, and pancreas. 


Coming from Madagascar, it is believed that Petrified Wood carried the Ancient wisdom of the lost city of Lemuria, sister city to Atlantis. You can use petrified wood to access this ancient wisdom and tap into past lives, specifically rooted in these ancient civilizations. To use petrified wood to access past knowledge, with your index finger go around the outside rim of the fossil and do the same for any markings on the inner surface of the crystal. Then go deep into mediation. Sometimes you will have vivid memories of this life time that you have long forgotten from childhood, other times it will take you into a past life regression.