Obsidian is a type of volcanic glass. It is rock that forms when molten lava cools very quickly and has no time to form into true glass. Although found in several places worldwide, the largest deposits are in Mexico and India
Black is a very positive color. It is a protective color that bestows a sense of power, making you feel secure, daring, and physically powerful. Black stones, in general, have an excellent spiritual grounding vibration and also have a strong psychic protection energy. Obsidian is an excellent manifestation stone.
Born out of quickly cooled volcanic lava, Obsidian has potent energy from the interaction of several raw and powerful elements. It is a very powerful energy stone, and you should use it with caution. You may find it too strong to use in metaphysical practices, and you may prefer to use snowflake obsidian or another black stone which may have similar, but milder properties, or to mitigate the effects of the strong energy by adding Rose Quartz or Aventurine.
Black Obsidian is very effective in eliminating negative energies. Think of it as a “psychic vacuum cleaner” that removes energies such as disharmony, negative attachments, anger, greed, fear, resentment and so on. It is a strong psychic protection stone.
Obsidian can help you to see if, and where, you’re creating your own negativity, and it also helps you to identify actions that will clear the root causes of that negativity.
Obsidian helps to relieve mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging you to explore the unknown and open new horizons. It can help to unblock a confused mind, helping you to know your true self. Through this, Obsidian can promote qualities of compassion and strength.
In general, Black crystals are very protective and offer you safety from your enemies. They are great stones to use as protective amulets, and to carry when you are concerned with your personal safety. Keep one near your front door to protect you from negative energy from outside.
Physically, Obsidian is said to aid digestion and helps to detoxify the body. It helps to reduce arthritis pain, joint problems and cramps. It is said to benefit the stomach, intestines, muscle tissue, and can eliminate bacterial or viral infections.
In crystal therapy, Obsidian is beneficial for improving peripheral circulation and for balancing digestion. If placed under the pillow or beside the bed, it draws stress and tension out of the body and brings calm. Obsidian may also provide insight into the root cause of the problems or diseases*.
Because Obsidian absorbs so much negative energy, it should be cleansed under luke-warm running water. It is best cleansed in the early morning or late afternoon sun.
Take advantage of the protective properties of Obsidian with this sphere - available in three sizes. Includes the stand.
* Note: The properties of healing stones should not be considered as healthcare information.