FAIRY STONES (Clay Concretions)
Gray glacial clay concretions are a sedimentary rock which formed when calcium carbonate settled into glacial clay at the bottom of large lakes of glacial origin. This stone has gone by many names including “mud babies” and “clay dogs,” but is perhaps best known as the “Fairy Stone,” the name given to them by the Algonquin Tribe of Northern Quebec.
The Fairy Stones pictured were found in Canada along the Harricana River. Fairy Stones were thought to offer protection from bad spirits and were said to have been used in rituals. Some of the lore associated with Fairy Stones credits them with bringing well being and prosperity, as well as being lucky charms and given to loved ones as gifts.
Many of the Fairy Stones appear to be smooth on one side, while having numerous bumps, lumps, and unusual markings on the other. It is a gentle reminder that things are not always as they may appear to be at first glance.
Fairy Stones seem to have a soothing, calming, and nurturing energy to them, and I have noticed that many people who are drawn to Fairy Stones are nurturers, or have lessons to learn where nurturing and being nurtured are concerned. Each Fairy Stones is unique, a one-of-a-kind original. “Fairy Stone People” are highly creative, truly unique, one-of-a-kind individuals, with good communication skills and an appreciation for the earth, the elements, and the elementals. With many “Fairy Stone People” (and with fairies as well!) it is wise to always expect the unexpected!
This post is a sample or representation of what might be said when this stone is selected during a Stone Reading. Each person is unique and all Stone Readings are individually tailored to the person being read, so one might usually expect a more personal synopsis or interpretation of this, and other stones that appear in your reading.