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Obsidian

~Truth, Shadow, Introspection, Protection~ 

Root Chakra, Astrological Sign of Sagittarius, Ruled by Pluto, Vibrates to the number 1

 

Warrior of truth. Obsidian is a lustrous volcanic glass, and a true teacher stone. Made from high mineral lava (felsic viscous lava) that eruptes from volcanoes, than are rapidly cooled. There are many varieties and different colours, mostly included with black. A Common stone in Mexico and anywhere else with volcanoes. Since it is a sharp glass, it has a long history helping humanity. Our ancestors used obsidian for tools by carving and shaping, used for cutting, making knives or arrowheads, and even polished into mirrors. Obsidian is sacred to many people in many regions, such as in present day Mexico or when the Mayan civilization was vibrant and alive. Obsidian connect us to the darkness and is held sacred by the underworld deities.

 

Obsidian is a mirror, it shows us our dark side or our Shadow/Lower self, and further assists in integration of this shadow self to become more complete. This stone is blunt, and will give direct answers, if ego is set aside, you can often interpret with focus and bring the correction needed for better life changes.

All forms of obsidian work intensely with people. Treat with respect and use it with caution.

A good stone for personal work, it protects ourselves from personal scrutiny and protects one on the Physical and Emotional levels. Always reveals deeper levels of self discovery, and guides us in finding truth.

 

It also can shield and then transform the negative vibrations within an environment acting as a filter through the black stone.

How to Cure or Treat your Obsidian

Soak in Salt/Sea water for 3 days at the Full or New Moon. When done you can sprinkle the water throughout the house. 

Do not let others touch your obsidian, except for those you love, or family you trust.  

Obsidian Stone, Quick Reference and Correspondence for the shadow stone. Obsidian Stone, Quick Reference and Correspondence for the shadow stone. Obsidian is a grounding root stone, connecting directly from the root chakra center and penetrates deep into the Earth.

 

Dealing with physical survival (obsidian daggers/arrowheads), and personal ego.

 

Physically it aids with shocks, blocks, anxiety, pain, tension, arthritis, stress, blood circulation, and wound healing.

 

It's safe in water or drunk as an elixir, but do not boil!

Apache TearQuick Reference, properties and correspondence for apache tear obsidianQuick Reference, properties and correspondence for apache tear obsidian

Root Chakra, Aries, Vibrates to the number 6

 

A naturally rounded, clear or cloudy, smokey form of obsidian. History of the Apache tribe shares that the crying wives of the Apache warriors, who were ambushed and murdered, created the Apache tear obsidian, and legend states those who possess these crystals need not cry, for the Apache Women have cried for you. 

 

This stone is good for grief, release, crying, times of sorrow, and true insight into ones sorrow and grief.

 

Helps us release grudges against others and ourselves, bringing forth forgiveness and removes our own self imposed barriers.

 

Physically it was used for venomous snake bites, assists in proper intake of Vitamin C and D, aids in toxin elimination, and alleviates muscle spasms. 

Black Obsidian, lava glass. Use black obsidian for shadow work, and to see clearly during confusion. Obsidian Properties, Correspondance and Quick Refrence. Mermaid Wholistic.Black Obsidian, lava glass. Use black obsidian for shadow work, and to see clearly during confusion. Obsidian Properties, Correspondance and Quick Refrence. Mermaid Wholistic.Black Obsidian

Root Chakra. Sagittarius. Vibrates to the number 3. Element Fire. Planetary Body Pluto.

 

Black obsidian is commonly used for gazing or scrying. It is used by shamans during healing journeys.

 

Black Obsidian increases creativity in all aspects of life.

 

This stone teaches us the mystical power of black.

 

Before there was colour there was black and white and this stones shows it's students how to bring more light into this darkened world.

Green ObsidianGreen Obsidian holds mystery and heals the heart chakra. Green Obsidian holds mystery and heals the heart chakra.

Heart Chakra, Gemini, Vibrates to the number 5

 

This form of obsidian stimulates the heart chakra.

 

This stone cleanses and removes stagnation in the body, and gently removes cords of others; removal of these cords can often bring great relief and euphoric relaxation. After, it also protects us from the people and situations that created the cords in the first place.

 

Also called an ancient information disc, it can be used to connect to higher civilizations from the past, present or future.

 

Brings with it the energy and ability to access higher spiritual information.

 

Physically this stone aids the heart and gallbladder. 

Quick Reference, properties and correspondence for Gold Sheen obsidianQuick Reference, properties and correspondence for Gold Sheen obsidianGold Sheen Obsidian

Root Chakra, Sagittarius, Vibrates to the Number 9

 

Gold Sheen Obsidian can be used to 'gaze'. This technique in combination with the stone helps one get to the root of the problem or situation.

 

A great stone for ego, and taking an honest look at oneself.

 

Meditation and journeys with Gold sheen Obsidian while gazing can provide much insight!

 

Helps us find for ourselves what we need to fix ourselves. A Very empowering stone!

Mahogany ObsidianMahogany Obsidian Properties, Correspondence, & Quick Reference.Mahogany Obsidian Properties, Correspondence, & Quick Reference.

Root Chakra, Libra, Vibrates to the number 4

 

This obsidian forms in the colours of red, brown, and black.

 

It provides strength when needed and stimulates personal growth of the wholistic body (Physical, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual).

 

Eliminates energy blockages and shows visions and dreams which reveal ones own part to play in all the troubled areas of life.

 

Physically it is helpful to release tension.  

Quick Reference, properties and correspondence for snowflake obsidianQuick Reference, properties and correspondence for snowflake obsidian

Snowflake Obsidian

Root/Crown Chakra, Virgo, Vibrates to the number 8

 

Snowflake Obsidian is Black Obsidian with white inclusions from the mineral phenocryst. The structure of phenocryst when polished looks like snowflakes within the stone.

 

This Stone so efficiently connects the higher self to the lower self, the crown to the root.

 

It removes unhealthy patters that have been created as a result of emotional stress, and can even help reprogram subconscious damaging thought patterns.

 

Great for meditations, isolation, purity and balance.

 

Physically Snowflake Obsidian can be used to soothe the veins and the bones in our bodies. Great for the skin and the eyes when prepared by gem elixir.

Spider Web ObsidianSpiderweb obsidian Quick reference, Correspondence, and propertiesSpiderweb obsidian Quick reference, Correspondence, and properties

Throat and Root Chakra, Scorpio, Vibrates to the Number 2

 

This stones key word is connection. Like the spider weaving its web, this stone helps one better connect to all life through healthy balance of the throat center.

 

I recommend this form of obsidian for all healers, as it is great for protecting personal energy, and absorbs the negative energy from others. 

 

Helps bring dreams and manifestations into reality while protecting the user,  bringing pleasure, love and light to the stone bearer.