Color(s): Black or rainbow or snowflake or golden
Affirmation(s): ""I am dependable."
The calming Obsidian crystal is in fact volcanic glass, formed naturally when lava is cooled. It is a safe and grounding stone whose volcanic origins hint at the raw-energy potential inside it. It is a powerful tool for protection and healing.
The signs of Aries, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn can greatly benefit from the grounding properties of this crystal.
Its primary chakra is the Root chakra, connected to our sense of support and foundation in our lives.
Additionally, Black Obsidian (in fact, most of the black crystals) can protect you from negative energies and harmful thoughts that others direct toward you.
How to Use Obsidian
With properties of shielding and protection, working with or wearing Obsidian can have a calming, soothing effect and help those of us suffering from emotional blockages and tension. It is also thought to have detoxifying powers.
Obsidian is known for its ability to cleanse the psychic sphere. Everyone we encounter leaves a bit of their energy lingering near our aura, and sometimes our own negativity can stick around much longer than we’d like. Meditate with a piece of obsidian if you feel your psychic energy needs purification.
Additionally, you can simply wear Obsidian to remove negativity from your life and to prevent you from being susceptible to psychic attacks from others.
The Apache Tear Stone, which is a form of Black Obsidian, is best suited for moving past grief that can make you feel stuck in time.