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Obsidian is essentially volcanic glass. It ranges in color from an opaque black (Black Obsidian), to green, brown, black with rainbow colors (Rainbow Obsidian), red and black (Mahogany Obsidian), black with snowflake patterns (Snowflake Obsidian), and a translucent black (Apache Tears). It can also be found as a black stone with a silver or gold sheen.
Golden Sheen Obsidian is a black, opaque crystal from volcanic glass with a golden colored sheen throughout. The golden tone gives this crystal a high gloss shine when tumbled and polished. It energetic balance and the release of what no longer serves, aids with manifestation and successful creations, assists with finding one’s personal power. Use it for removing blocks that hinder progression, use it to explore the root cause of problems, or meditate with it to heal old wounds and reclaim personal power.
Silver Sheen Obsidian is a black, opaque crystal from volcanic glass with a silver metallic sheen throughout. The silver tone gives this crystal a high gloss shine when tumbled and polished. It fosters acceptance of self and others, cultivates grounding during meditation and journeying, aids with purification of energy fields. Place it over the Third Eye to explore your inner-self, meditate with it for grounding energy, or work with it to examine karmic debts.
Obsidian is a powerful grounding stone that provides an instant connection from the Root Chakra deep into the core of the Earth. It is not to be used lightly, as Obsidian will unleash undesirable truths and negative energy very quickly to the surface; however, when used skillfully, Obsidian releases these negative patterns/past emotional traumas so that true soul healing can begin.
Obsidian protects the wearer from hostility, negativity, psychic ‘vampires’ and spiritual entities that do not belong. It offers release from tension and enables one to move forward in his/her life, with a more promising outlook.
Physically, Obsidian often points to the root cause of an illness. It clears the blockages that cause disease. Use Obsidian for detoxifying, alleviating bleeding, increasing blood circulation, and helping with the pain associated with arthritis and other joint discomfort.
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|Physical and Metaphysical Properties for|
|PROPERTIES FOR STONE|
|Pronunciation:||ob SID ee uhn|
|Affirmation:||I am dependable.|
|Question:||What crystals do you depend on to release unhelpful patterns?|
|Astrological Sign:||Varies by Color|
|Primary Chakra:||Varies by Color|
|Secondary Chakra:||Root Chakra|
|STONE NAME INFORMATION TAGS|
|Crystal System:||Amorphous Crystal System|
|Hardness:||5 to 5.5 Hardness|
|Numerical Vibration:||Number 1|
|Chemical Composition:||SiO2, Silicon Dioxide with Impurities|
|Physical:||Abdominal Problems, Arthritis, Blockage, Body Detox, Bones Broken, Bruising, Circulatory Problems, Colon Disorders and Health, Digestion and Digestive System Health, Joint Pain and Health, Pain Relief, Physical Protection|
|Emotional:||Calming, Emotional Blockages, Fear, Grounding, Patience, Reducing Stress or Tension, Soothing|
|Spiritual:||Astral Projection and Traveling, Cutting Etheric Cords, Earth Healing, Enhancing Psychic Abilities, Past Life Recall, Reducing Negative Energy, Shadow Work, Stop Negative Vibrations|
|Extra Grade:||See Specific Stone Color for Grading|
Posted on March 29, 2013
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