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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.

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.

Affirmation: I reclaim my power.
Summary: Balance, Manifestation, Personal Power
Primary Chakras: Root, Solar Plexus
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius

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.

Affirmation: I am open to exploring my inner being.
Summary: Acceptance, Grounding, Purification
Primary Chakras: Root, Third Eye
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius


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Physical and Metaphysical Properties for
Crystal Name:Obsidian
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
Mineral Class:Mineraloids
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
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Posted on March 29, 2013
  THANK YOU FOR GREAT INFORMATION  (Submitted by: REMMY on July 18, 2018)

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