Attributes: Obsidian is molten lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystalize. Obsidian is a stone without boundaries or limitations. As a result, it works extremely fast and with great power. Its truth-enhancing, reflective qualities are merciless in exposing flaws, weaknesses, and blockages. Nothing can be hidden from Obsidian. Obsidian impels us to grow and lends solid support while we do so. Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity. It provides a grounding cord from the base chakra to the centre of the earth, absorbs negative energies from the environment, and strengthens in times of need. Many people find its powerful effects overwhelming and prefer to choose a gentler stone. It is extremely helpful for therapists and counselors as it not only facilitates getting to the core of the problem, but also mops up energies released as a result. One of the gentler forms of Obsidian is the snowflake obsidian which can be placed under a pillow to relieve stress. Always cleanse obsidian by placing under running water after use. Mentally it can bring clarity to the mind and clear confusion. Psychologically, Obsidian helps you to know who you truly are bringing you face to face with your shadow elements.
Healing: Obsidian’s greatest gift is insight into the cause of dis-ease. It aids in digestion of anything that is hard to accept and promotes physical digestion. It detoxifies, dissolving blockages and tension in the physical body. It reduces the pain of arthritis, joint problems, cramps, and injuries. The stone warms the extremities. It can be used to shrink an enlarged prostate.