August 01, 2017

Origin and Forms

Obsidian is naturally occurring volcanic glass which has been used as a gemstone since antiquity. Obsidian stone forms from molten lava that cooled very quickly and had no time to form into glass, and is found in a number of places worldwide. Obsidian was named after Obsius, a Roman who discovered a similar stone.

In its pure form, obsidian has a dark body color due to the presence of iron and magnesium. Obsidian can be classified into varieties according to several characteristics. The stone may also be green and purple, brown, blue and green. While the different types of this crystal have different metaphysical properties, all sorts or colors have excellent healing attributes. Especially the Black crystals have some powerful metaphysical properties.

Obsidian is a stone without boundaries or limitations

It works extremely fast and with great power. Its truth enhancing, reflective qualities are merciless in exposing flaws, weaknesses and blockages. Nothing can be hidden from obsidian.

Obsidian is a stone of truth, protection, integrity, honesty and grounding

This stone awakens the inner warrior and provides courage to enter our subconscious mind and rediscover our hidden abilities. Obsidian, in general, protects our mind from all sorts of negative energies. Because of its reflective, mirror-like surface, Obsidian works like a mirror in which we can clearly see our own mistakes and weaknesses. Moreover, this stone will provide assistance and insight into the possible ways of correcting those mistakes. 

The vibration of this stone may resonate within the third eye chakra and has a strong vibration to aid the receiving of answers to questions.

Obsidian stimulates our self-growth and gives us support during this process. It can bring to the surface some very displeasing truths. It heals the soul and is very good for performing past life regression, where it can heal traumas and negative emotions from our numerous past lives that we have been unable to release to this very day.

Metaphysical Properties of Obsidian

If you feel that your growth is stagnant and that you need a strong impetus to move forward, there is no better stone than Obsidian. It will help you identify the blockages - the strata of your ego and the weaknesses and personality flaws of your being that prevent you from growing any further.

Obsidian helps to protect the very sensitive against depression

It is the stone of the soft hearted and gentle people of the world. Use obsidian to help block negativity of any kind. As a black gemstone, it symbolizes self-control and resilience.

Black Obsidian Stone Cleanses negative psychic smog from Aura

Black Obsidian Stone is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog created within your aura, and is a strong psychic protection stone. Pieces of these stones that had a shiny surface were used in the past as a tool for scrying. This black stone is excellent to assist you to release disharmony that has built up in your day to day life and during work on yourself, including resentment of others, fear and anger.

This may be particularly related to healing your ancestral line, and this energy may aid you to deal with issues relating to past misuse of power.

Obsidian Stone in fashion

Obsidian's beautiful natural dark, glossy color makes it fashionable for both young and old, male and female. Obsidian gemstones make for a dramatic, high-fashion look. They can be fashioned into vintage, gothic, Celtic and punk-inspired designs, or modern, edgy pieces, and also mysterious Asian items.

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Obsidian is often set in silver, which provides an attractive contrast to its dark color. The versatility of obsidian allows it to be fashioned into a wide variety of jewelry, such as beads for bracelets and necklaces, cabochons for pendants and rings, or carved pieces that are used for pendants and other items.

 - Anne -