Obsidian Healing Properties
♥ Purification ♥ Transformation ♥ Fulfilment ♥ Metamorphoses ♥ Manifestation ♥ Practicality ♥ Psychic ability
Obsidian is a volcanic glass.
Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.
Obsidian aids the digestion and detoxifies. It reduces arthritis pain, joint problems and cramps. Warms the extremities.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Obsidian, specific colours and types have additional attributes:
Chakras - Base Chakra
Black Obsidian is a very powerful and creative stone. It increases self-control. It forces facing up to one’s true self. Releases imbalances and negative energies. Black Obsidian is protective and provides support during change. It repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts.
Golden Obsidian is a strongly protective stone. It is particularly effective for scrying, and balancing energy fields.
Mahogany Obsidian has a gentle energy, resonating with the earth it grounds and protects. It is a stabilising stone that strengthens a weak aura.
Also see the healing properties of Snowflake Obsidian.
Descriptions of the healing properties of gemstones are from the following sources:
- "Love is in the Earth : A Kaleidoscope of Crystals" by Melody (I highly recommend this book);
- "The Crystal Bible Volume 1: Godsfield Bibles: A Definitive Guide to Crystals" by Judy Hall (I highly recommend this book);
- My own experiences and observations of gemstones.