Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. - Buddha
Coal is considered by many to be an excellent money-attractantand hence is carried in the pocket and placed with money.
Anthracite is a type of coal with an extremely high concentration of carbon. The stone spirits of Anthracite speak to us of the sacrifice involved in living life, of the times when we need to sacrifice something in order to gain something. These spirits offer us a medicine that enables us to both understand and meet this need with greater grace and ease, catalyzing within us the ability to discern what must be released and then releasing it more fully and freely, with less resistance.
This coal asks us if there are ways we may not be caring properly or fully for ourselves, and encourages us to reclaim healthier and more supportive ways of living. It is a symbol to slow down, to balance our input and output and to remember the need for play in order to maintain or regain wellness.
In addition, coal serves as a basis for diamonds. The diamond is a stone of exceptional power and miraculous abilities. It is the strongest precious stone. The Greeks named it "adamas," meaning invincible, indestructible.
Coal is also used for unification of diverse groups into a cohesive whole, concentration, gain, building up of resources over time, community, and synchronicity.
If we have lost touch with something vital in us, COAL speaks directly to our hearts and asks us to rediscover the gems inside. Step back. Breathe deeply. Allow yourself rest and play.