Healing Properties of Black Obsidian
Spiritual: Obsidian is a very powerful stone that forces us to have more integrity in our thoughts and actions. This stone bluntly shows us our shadow sides and flaws so that we can accept them and step more fully into our Highest Self. Obsidian is a stone for warriors and shamans. It demands incredible courage from us, but gives true clarity and strength in return. It is particularly good for anyone who honors aboriginal and/or pagan spiritual practices, as well as those interested in the Aztec and Mayan religions. Obsidian is attuned to the Root Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Sagittarius. It is connected to the Element of Earth and vibrates to the number 1.
Emotional: Obsidian is a protective stone for anyone who is actively experiencing shock or trauma. It helps us see the truth of situations and to purify ourselves after pain and suffering. It is particularly useful for anyone who is actively choosing to move past patterns of self-abuse and toward becoming more loving and kind. However, care should be taken to avoid Obsidian if one is suffering from chronic depression as this stone may add additional “heaviness.”
Mental: Obsidian helps us to see the truth in situations and to change restricting beliefs and behavioral patterns. It helps us sharpen our senses and intellect, and may additionally reveal gifts for true prophecy. Anyone who is engaged in active or continuous “problem solving mode,” will benefit from keeping a piece of Obsidian nearby. Obsidian is especially helpful for dissecting beliefs and habits that have been passed down to us by our families, allowing us to decide for ourselves whether these ideas are true and useful.
Physical: Obsidian is often used by metaphysical healers to help relieve pain and tension throughout the body. It is particularly helpful for healing injuries that have been self-afflicted. It has been used in shamanic rituals to “cut away” diseases and disorders from the physical and etheric bodies.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.