Black Obsidian

highly protective - shields against negative energy - promotes
exploration into the unknown - purifying - grounding - cleanses the aura - cuts emotional cords - prophecy, divination & vision - unveils truth

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History & Origin:

Black Obsidian is an extrusive igneous rock or mineraloid, composed mainly of silicon dioxide. It is a naturally occurring glass, formed by the rapid cooling of viscous lava from volcanoes. Obsidian is produced from felsic lava, which is rich in elements such as silicon, oxygen, aluminium, sodium, & potassium. This mysterious stone has held both practical & spiritual importance to humankind for thousands of years, particularity in the Mayan & Aztec Empires. The first mention of the word ‘Obsidian’ dates back to 77 AD in Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder’s encyclopaedic work Natural History. Obsidian can be found in locations across the globe &, due to its durability & sharp conchoidal fracture, was commonly used in ancient times to craft arrowheads & other tools. Its glassy, mirror-like reflection was also often used for scrying & divination by shamans, healers & spiritualists.

Metaphysical Properties:

Black Obsidian is one of the most powerful & protective stones of all. Its reflective quality not only shields against negative energy, but also reveals hidden truths & subconscious blockages. This is the perfect stone to use alongside shadow work, as it invites you to uncover your flaws, weaknesses & fears. It holds a direct yet deeply healing energy, encouraging you to recognise what is holding you back & cut ties with patterns, people or situations that bring negativity into your life. Obsidian brings grounding, safety & clarity, as well as inspires us to delve into the unknown & explore our fears. Connected to the past, future & present, this stone can stimulate the gift of prophecy & bring insight into what was & what is to come. It can clear confusion & fog, & help navigate grief, sorrow & loss.

How to use:

Use alongside shadow work to uncover hidden truths & blockages. Carry with you to bring protection & cleansing. Gaze into the stone to inspire vision, prophecy & clarity.