Obsidian is a stone which is formed from molten lava. In other words Obsidian is an igneous rock formed out of a volcano. It’s black in color and has a lustrous appearance. It’s made up of silica dioxide, with impurities such as titanium dioxide, aluminum and iron oxides. As the magma runs down from the volcano, it solidifies before crystallization and hence has a glassy appearance. It’s also found in the crystal form as natural glass and was one of the first stones in the history of mankind to be used for weapons like knives and arrowheads. There are different kinds of Obsidian stones like the snow flake and the rain bow Obsidian.

Black Obsidian:

In astrology, Obsidian is associated with Sagittarius zodiac.

The metaphysical properties of obsidian are well known across the world. The crystalline form of Obsidian is called the “stone of truth” also. This stone of truth assists people to understand and accept their follies and completely remove them. It’s more like a metaphysical mirror which helps us to know ourselves. So if you really want to know yourself, then Obsidian can aid you in your quest.

Obsidian also helps in removing negativity, unhealthy and unscrupulous thoughts from people minds. There are times we hold grudges against people for what we think they have done to us. In such cases Obsidian helps us in understanding the others and removes our grudges and doubts. Many people keep doubting other people’s intentions, no matter how good they are to them. Here, Obsidian helps these people to let go of their negative attitude and accept and acknowledge the positivity of the others. It is also known to prevent and ward off psychic attacks and negative influences of spirits and other such beings. Many clairvoyants use the Obsidian ball for divination as well.

Snowflake Obsidian (image from Istock):

If you are stressed out or fighting some physical or mental disease, then Obsidian can help you to heal in conjunction with medicines. Many a times Obsidian will also help you to get a deeper perspective on the disease in order to know the exact reason and purpose of the disease which can help you to eliminate it. It can also help in prevention of any physical or mental injury. If you have a low threshold, then this stone can help you to become more patient and forgiving. If you are prone to accidents or injuries, then Obsidian can keep away these happenings and negativity from you.

The ancients believe the Obsidian helps in awakening the warrior spirit inside us. Obsidian helps us to remove inertia and helps in removing all the negative elements, behavior and reactions and bring about positive changes in our lives.

The healing properties of Obsidian are phenomenal. It is great for people having digestive and stomach problems since it can detoxify and dissolve blockages. Many a times, it’s been known to even cure hardened arteries. Obsidian elixir is often used for treatments of shocks. Since it’s a healing and protective stone, it can heal painful conditions like arthritis, joint crams and injuries. This stone also helps in proper blood circulation and can cure an enlarged prostrate.

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