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Physical Properties

Obsidian is a natural glass, formed from volcanic lava that cooled too quickly for signifiant crystallization to occur. Had it cooled slowly and been able to form a rock it would have mainly consisted of quartz, feldspar and mica. It is usually opaque and black. Yellow, red, greenish-brown and grey colours are known. It has been used throughout history to make tools such as arrowheads, daggers and blades. It has also been used to make mirrors, masks and jewellery. Chemical composition: Mainly Silicon dioxide. Crystal structure: Amorphous. Hardness: 5 to 5.5

Metaphysical Properties and Crystal Healing

Obsidian: Beneficially influences stomach and intestines, connects mind and emotions. Its subtle male energies attract spiritual adventurers, grounds spiritual energy into physical plane, clears subconscious blocks and brings experience and understanding, absorbs and disperses negativity, reduces stress, helps clear subconscious blocks, brings an understanding of silence and the void.Enhances detachment but with wisdom and love.Powerful healer for those attuned with it. Obsidian is a natural volcanic form of glass, varietes of which are: - Smoky Obsidian.-helps with hearing defects. - Golden Obsidian. - protection. Green Obsidian – for use with other stones to heal and charge them if they have been misused.Rainbow Obsidian - contains the essence of the joy of life in all the colours.Mahogany Obsidian - reduces tension. - Snowflake Obsidian – said to enhance astral travel and clairaudience, absorbs negative energy and therefore can be used to cleanse before crystal healing.

In Astrology

The famous mineralogist George Frederick Kunz in his 20th century book 'The Curious Lore of Precious Stones' associated Obsidian with the planet Saturn. Obsidian is also linked to Pluto.

7 Chakras

Differs according to colour.

Obsidian Shards

Obsidian Shards

Obsidian Shards, both black and mahogony. Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass and these ones are formed by weathering via water, ice and sun....



Snowflake Obsidian 001

Snowflake Obsidian 001

Unpolished yet very tactile snowflake obsidian. This one came from an old collection, a true old timer. Location: Mexico Dimensions: 8.5 x 6 x 3 cm


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