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A stone of purity, Snowflake Obsidian brings about a balance to body, mind and spirit. Snowflake Obsidian helps to keep centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation (office, commute, home, etc.) presents itself. Snowflake Obsidian can remove negativity from a space or person with ease.

Volcanic in origin, Snowflake Obsidian helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine harmful thought patterns. A good choice for past life work, Snowflake Obsidian heals old karmic patterns and helps in examining harmful thought patterns. Snowflake Obsidian promotes a sense of calm and inner centering which readies one for a deep meditative state.

Physically, Snowflake Obsidian is associated with the skeletal and vascular systems, and is said to support smooth skin.

In general, Obsidian is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but also that of one's own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and has a tendency to work quickly to move truths to the surface to be resolved.


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Properties for Stone:Snowflake Obsidian
Primary Chakra:Root-Chakra
Secondary Chakra:Sacral-Chakra, Solar-Plexus-Chakra
Crystal System:Amorphous-Crystal-System
Chemical Composition:SiO2 Silicon Dioxide with impurities
Astrological Sign:Capricorn, Virgo
Numerical Vibration:Number-8
Color:Black†, White
Pronunciation:SNOH-fleyk uhb-SID-ee-uhn
Mineral Class:Mineraloids
Issues and Ailments (Physical):Abdominal-Pressure, Balance-Physical-Body, Digestive-System, Ears, Ears-(Hearing), Skeleton, Skin
Issues and Ailments (Emotional):Calm, Calming, Loneliness, Lonely, Soothing
Issues and Ailments (Spiritual):Astral-Travel, Balance, Clairaudience, Dispel-Negativity, Increases-Sensitivity-to-Energy, Meditation, Protection-during-Psychic-Work, Synchronicity, Transformation
Extra Grade:Beautiful jet black color with beautiful white/gray snowflake patterns, opaque, < 10% matrix
A Grade:Nice black color with nice white/gray snowflake patterns, opaque, 10% - 25% matrix
B Grade:Poor black color with poor white/gray snowflake patterns, opaque, and/or > 25% matrix
Affirmation:I am strong and highly adaptable.
Question:How do you purify your space?
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Posted on March 29, 2013
  I wear mine at work in my pocket helps kerp the negative people away, im a loner at work but thats the good part.  (Submitted by: jackie on March 03, 2016)
  This is actually really amazing; I didn't know about all of this!!

I've been doing gem research for character inspiration and am really beginning to want to give this a try, as I'm someone who'd fine this sort of thing really helpful for calming down when I overreact on some thing or the other. What's really caught my interest here, though, is that I used to LOVE snowflake obsidian as a child, to the point it was the only stone I wanted from those little stone-booths at certain stores; you know, the ones with the bags you can fill with gems and such?

But I am a person filled to the brim with negativity, I just try to force it away or eventually drown in it when upset. I would need this balance and cleansing in my life, honestly. So I find it ever so interesting that I used to love it simply for it's appearance (the white snowflakes with the black background was my love) when it was actually revealing so much more about me that I didn't know then.... I think I just might have to make this the first gemstone I get, if I go and give this whole thing a try!!  (Submitted by: Aki on January 23, 2016)
  I love snowflake obsidian but I didn't know that it gets rid of negativity. I think I need to get one for my brother. This also helped me with my report about snowflake obsidian.  (Submitted by: Truenderking on December 02, 2015)
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