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Snowflake obsidian is a jet black crystal with white or gray snowflake patterns throughout. It is an opaque stone made of volcanic glass, giving it a high-gloss shine.

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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Physical and Metaphysical Properties for
Crystal Name:Snowflake Obsidian
Pronunciation:SNOH-fleyk uhb-SID-ee-uhn
Affirmation:I am strong and highly adaptable.
Question:How do you purify your space?
Astrological Sign:Capricorn (December 22 to January 19), Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
Primary Chakra:Root Chakra
Color:Black, Gray, White
Mineral Class:Mineraloids
Crystal System:Amorphous Crystal System
Hardness:5 to 5.5 Hardness
Numerical Vibration:Number 8
Chemical Composition:SiO2, Silicon Dioxide with Impurities
Physical:Abdominal Problems, Body Balance, Digestion and Digestive System Health, Ear Infections and Pain, Hearing Problems, Skeletal System, Skin Infections and Irritations
Emotional:Calming, Loneliness, Soothing
Spiritual:Astral Projection and Traveling, Balance, Clairaudience, Increases Sensitivity to Energy, Meditation, Protection during Psychic and Spiritual Work, Release and Dispel Negativity, 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
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Posted on March 29, 2013
    (Submitted by: Paul T. on July 31, 2020)
  A dozen ladies focused on a sisterhood of wellbeing, blocking & letting go of all negativity, embracing positivity &
supporting each other, is exactly what these Snowflake Obsidian Crystals will be representing and so much more!
I just purchased a dozen can’t wait to give them out!  (Submitted by: Anna Mckeon on June 22, 2020)
  Thank you for the inspiration of your site  (Submitted by: Mothers friend on June 08, 2020)
  All I Can Say Is THANK YOU So Very Much I LOVE The Detail \ In Depth Content YOU Have Provided Me

and just a FYI I until now have Never left a comment on any other website the onley 1 exception being to ask a question on a medical websites  (Submitted by: Garth on July 02, 2019)
    (Submitted by: Joyce Lipich on September 07, 2018)
  Today I found a snowflake obsidian in the ocean along the beach!!! Amazing energy This was definitely a sign  (Submitted by: Megan on July 09, 2018)
  Informative and clear. Love this gem xx  (Submitted by: Organicjo on December 25, 2017)
  I just got snow flake obsidian today and what an amazing stone...yesterday i was miserable and could bearly understand how to respond so i went to bed early inorder to stay out of trouble but today being the owner of it i am able to actually hear from my own inner and outer ear and all the negativity blocking my transformations are removed and I am now calmly removing all negativity from myself it is so good to me i feel happy and blessed.!  (Submitted by: Marion on May 19, 2017)
  Snowflake Obsidian changed my life completely.. I am 42 years old and have suffered depression and anxiety my whole life. I started out on a journey two years ago because two people said I am so much more than I know. The Craft is my passion and is what I truly sought out to find.
and after two years and a few people telling me that I have the ability to heal my mind. I found another that finally told me "you have such a bright light inside of you and you hide it, I see that you are on the right path keep following the path."
This not a few days later led me to a wonderful lady that I thought would finally teach me the craft. Little did I know that I had a lot of healing and learning to do before I could even start to learn the craft. She is also a stone expert. She had me get four stones, Snowflake Obsidian being one of them. I am learning so much about myself, Mind, body and spirit during meditation while I hold this stone. It is nothing short of amazing. This stone has started to make me the whole person I never knew I was not. One day I will be able to write a book.  (Submitted by: Laurie on July 06, 2016)
    (Submitted by: Roger on July 05, 2016)
  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)
  I just bought this one today  (Submitted by: lucie on May 15, 2014)
  I just ordered a pair of snowflake obsidian gauge earrings. I am glad I read this because I have another piece of snowflake obsidian at home. Its just a chunk of it though. I knew that it was a very protective stone but I did not know it was also for dispelling negative emotions as well as to balance the person. Thank you for posting this it was very informative and helpful!  (Submitted by: Maggi on April 08, 2014)

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