As far as geologists can tell, Geodes originate from bubbles of air trapped inside ancient sand, mud or clay. These gas bubbles were rich with chemicals and the warm, high-pressure environment they were in created the perfect conditions for crystal growth. In the course of time the bubbles filled with crystals and the sand and mud around them hardened to become sandstone. Millions of years later the sandstone erodes and the Geodes fall out. They can be found on beaches below sandstone cliffs, and were relatively common on the beaches of Western Scotland where I grew up. These plain, roughly circular stones have a secret - split them down the middle and they reveal a hollow interior shimmering with tiny crystals.
Every Geode is unique and beautiful, and they make an excellent focus for meditation, crystal gazing and spirit journeys - gaze into the crystal studded interior of a Geode for long enough and you can feel yourself being drawn into it. Magically, Geodes represent hidden treasure and inner beauty, and are believed to help you make the most of your unique gifts by giving you the courage and confidence to let your hidden talents blossom.
Geodes can be used magically to concentrate power - it is said that if you whisper your prayers and wishes into the crystal lined cavity the myriad Quartz crystals will 'echo' and amplify the power of your intent. These wonderful little treasure troves are often used this way in spells and charms to make your most secret wishes and dreams come true.