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Type: Rocks & Fossils
Keywords: Psychic protection, grounding, cleansing of negativity, spirit communication
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Black Obsidian Crystal Healing Properties:
Black Obsidian’s energy creates a protective shield that helps one remain centered when faced with negativity. It assists in recognizing where one is holding negativity and helps uncover unconscious thoughts and patterns that inhibit one’s spiritual and personal growth.
Black Obsidian History and Uses:
Black Obsidian derives it name from an ancient Roman explorer called Obsius who was given a black glass sphere from a volcano by an Ethiopian woman called Xenia. It is also called the “wizard stone” because it has been used since ancient times in many magical practices. Polished Obsidian mirrors were used for scrying and Nostradamus is reputed to have used a Black Obsidian sphere for scrying. It is an opaque volcanic glass that can be black, brown grey or green, the translucent variety from Arizona is referred to as Apache Tears. Black Obsidian has been used since Paleolithic times for making tools and weapons because it holds a sharp edge.
Black Obsidian Geological Description:
Obsidian is a glassy, silica-rich rock formed from lava with a hardness of 5 to 5.5. It is an amorphous stone meaning that its structure contains no regular geometric pattern. Obsidian is found in South America, Japan, Mexico, Afghanistan, and parts of the United States.
Affirmation: I clear and transform negative energy and patterns.
All information about metaphysical properties is for reference only. It is a combination of research on how the gemstones have been used by different cultures today and throughout history, and our own personal experience. We do not recommend using crystals as a substitute for conventional medical or psychological treatment and do not claim they cure or heal medical conditions. Please always listen to the advice of your medical professional and only use crystals as a complementary therapy in addition to medical treatment.