Obsidian, also called volcanic glass, is a very powerful stone. Its energy mainly has an effect on the balance of the lower chakras. As it provides grounding and spiritual protection, it is a popular healing stone and used for a variety of physical and mental ailments. Make use of its power by wearing it as jewellery or placing it on your body during meditation.
History, origin and characteristics
Obsidian is a volcanic rock that is formed when boiling hot lava meets cold water, then suddenly cools down and freezes. It consists of 70% of silica. Iron and magnesium colour it from black to dark green to dark brown. Its composition is similar to granite and rhyolite.
The most popular obsidian is the black one. Due to its weight and colour, black obsidian is often confused with pitchstone. The colour of the obsidian can vary widely, from very dark to light green and even reddish. In addition, it can have thin white, black and red lines or glow in different shades.
This powerful stone was named after the Roman Obsius, who was said to have first brought an obsidian from Ethiopia to ancient Rome. Obsidian is a very hard and brittle stone and, due to its sharp edges, found usage already in the Stone Age as a weapon and tool, such as cutting and drilling tools, knives, spears and arrowheads.
Obsidian originates only in volcanic areas, for example in:
The physical healing power of obsidian
As a healing stone, obsidian helps to find the cause of the disease. This stone allows you to digest anything that is difficult in your everyday life. Using this energetic stone assists in
detoxifying the body and thus facilitates the release of energetic blockages, which underlie the physical symptoms.
Obsidian helps to relieve symptoms such as injuries, rheumatism and even arthritis. In addition, it has a positive effect on blood circulation and promotes the healing of cuts and injuries. In case of muscle cramps and abdominal cramps as well as other gastrointestinal complaints, obsidian can also provide relief. In addition, it is has a healing effect on prostate as well as bladder and kidney problems.
Spiritual properties and use
One of the properties of obsidian is its protective power. It has a positive effect on the flow of life energy, dissolves energetic blockages and acts as a shield against negative energies. Obsidian is able to work deep inside, on the soul level of the person who wears it. It can provoke abrupt changes, with extreme speed and power. Like a volcanic eruption, it ensures that whatever hides inside you explodes to the surface. That way it brings the unconscious to consciousness and promotes the confrontation with the personal shadow side.
Nothing can hide from obsidian; it forces us to grow spiritually and gives us stability while doing so. It can bring negative emotions and unpleasant truths quickly and abruptly to the surface. Likewise, it can dissolve creative blocks and bring hidden talents to light.
The deepest mirror of our soul
Obsidian is also known as the "stone of truth" and "mirror of the soul". It supports you in dealing with your personal fears and facing your phobias. In particular, if you want to deal with traumas from your past, obsidian can be of great help. The energy of the healing stone penetrates to the source of your fears and brings to light all the aspects that you need to face to overcome your fears. Obsidian may facilitate past life regression to heal deep-rooted emotions or traumas. Use it wisely and only if you really want to bring about change and have space and time to confront and take care of yourself.
Obsidian has a strong mental effect and helps you clear your head and dissolve confusions. Not only does it promote a clear mind, but also the development of trust and, in particular, self-confidence. The obsidian grounds those who use it and protects them like a shield from psychic attacks and negative energies. In doing so, it creates a safe space for you to deal with your psychological issues and personal trauma. Depending on the colour of the obsidian, the benefits of a particular aspect can be increased.
Obsidian colours and specific properties