Obsidian is formed by the quick cooling of volcanic lava in a way that causes it to harden like glass. It is naturally black in color and has a glassy texture. There are several types of Obsidian including snowflake, gold sheen, rainbow, and mahogany.
Obsidian has been around since the beginning of time and was used in a multitude of ways, from jewelry to weapons. It was used to create deadly spears, arrowheads, and other weapons from the Paleolithic Age. But the fascination went beyond the basic utilitarian. It was also coveted by shamans, healers, and stone-age spiritualists. Crystal gazers also craved the stone so they could scry deeper into the spiritual realms.
This stone is all about stimulating growth, keeping you protected, and connecting with the root chakra. As it penetrates old pain, trauma, and hardship, earth energy shoots through your root chakra, breaking through hard-held barriers.
Obsidian is one of the most protective crystals on the planet, as it keeps your aura safe and protected. This stone can help you overcome your doubts, fears, and anxieties with a sense of hope, and anchors you back to reality. It is a grounding stone deeply rooted in nature. It also acts as a shield against negativity so that you attract positive and kind people into your life.
Obsidian is also a manifestation stone. With Obsidian as your helper, you can reap the happiness of true love, wealth, good health, spiritual wisdom, and life satisfaction.
Different Types of Obsidian
The dark-as-night Black Obsidian is a powerful tool for those seeking protection, grounding, deep-set healing, and truth.
The beautifully rich color scheme that ripples through Mahogany Obsidian is known for its fiercely protective powers. For anyone having a vulnerable moment, it can provide you with inner strength in times of need and is said to reduce tension and stress.
The Rainbow Obsidian is a dreamy poetic stone. Like swirling colors in oil, this stone is also used for grounding and centering the wearer. It is also used to keep the root chakra in check. This beautiful stone is said to bring love, joy, and light into your life.
The Snowflake Obsidian Stone, where dancing patterns of white float beneath the dark surface, is a stone known for its ability to help you shift patterns and comes with all kinds of soothing vibes to temper frayed nerves.
The Golden Sheen Obsidian is absolutely striking! The beautiful gold sheen is a result of gas getting trapped in the glass as it rapidly solidifies. Also known as the Wizard Stone in ancient times, Golden Sheen Obsidian will help activate your third eye and shines its light on negativity so you move forward with clarity.
Care of Obsidian
To store obsidian, wrap it in a cotton or soft velvet cloth and store it separately from other stones that could possibly create scratches.
You can store this magnificent stone in any place inside your house, but exposing it to sunlight can cause a deeper color display and may fade over time, although its color does not affect its ability to produce energy. Be aware of its color structure or if its color has changed; try to find some more color-safe places to avoid this effect.