Meteorites are pieces of rock that fall from the heavens in a blaze of glory and not surprisingly they have been considered sacred gifts from the Gods for thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of years. Even the smallest piece of meteor was believed to contain the power of the Gods in the heavens and to be a gift given to humans for our benefit.
In ancient Babylon (modern day Iraq) this gift from the Gods was believed to be a very powerful charm, as this message from an excavated clay tablet makes clear: "Take thou the potent meteorite of heaven, which by the roar of its awful might removeth all evils." Meteorite is a very powerful stone and alive with magical energy. Its fiery power is best used for magical transformation, though it is seldom a gentle or subtle stone and therefore should be used in magic with caution. Working with a piece of Meteorite can help increase your willpower and determination, especially if you are starting on a new course of study or trying to give up bad habits and make better lifestyle choices. It is a very useful stone for anyone who is trying to change their life for the better and is said to help support you, lend you strength and see you through if you experience one of those difficult times when change seems impossible and your efforts seem in vain.
Some crystal workers believe that every individual piece of Meteorite is a unique intelligence with its own individual spirit and personality. They say that the best way to communicate with Meteorite is through meditation and dreams and that over time your star-stone will learn to trust you and reveal some of the secrets of the Universe.