Chakra: Earth star and root chakras
Structure: Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. Consists mainly of SiO2 (silicon dioxide), usually 70% by weight or more. Crystalline rocks with a similar composition include granite and rhyolite.
Obsidian is molten lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystalize. It's a stone without boundaries or limitations. That's why it works extremely fast and with great power. It's truth-enhancing that nothing can be hidden from Obsidian. Its Reflective qualities are merciless in exposing flaws, weaknesses, and blockages. It provides deep soul healing and can facilitate going back to past lives to heal festering emotions or trauma that was carried forward into the present.
Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity. It provides a grounding cord to the center of the earth, absorbs negative energies from the environment.
Spiritually, Obsidian vitalizes soul purpose. It eliminates energy blockages and relieves tension, integrating the psychological shadow into the whole to bring spiritual integrity. It anchors the spirit into the body. Mentally, it brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion and constricting beliefs. Psychologically, it helps us know who we truly are. It brings us face to face with our shadow side and teaches us how to integrate.
Obsidian detoxifies the body, helps at digestion and dissolving hardened arteries, it reduces the pain of arthritis, joint problems, cramps, and injuries. We can put it in the water and prepare an elixir which we drink in a case of shock. It can be used to shrink an enlarged prostate.
There are many different Obsidians that have additional attributes: Black Obsidian, Blue Obsidian, Blue-Green Obsidian, Green Obsidian, Gold-Sheen Obsidian, Silver-Sheen Obsidian, Mahogany Obsidian, Rainbow Obsidian, Red-Black Obsidian, Apache tear, Snowflake Obsidian…
Hall. The Crystal Bibble (2003)