Obsidian, Rainbow (Galaxy)



Cleanse and ground your aura and mind. 

Release lingering trauma and its affects. 

Feel hopeful, energetic and ready for change.

Access shamanic healing and knowledge.

Let Rainbow Obsidian return you to the Light!

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Healing Properties of Rainbow Obsidian

Spiritual: Rainbow Obsidian acts as a bridge between the dark and light places inside of us, making it a powerful crystal ally whenever we are ready to do important personal work.  Rainbow Obsidian offers us safe passage and guidance into those dark parts of ourselves that most scare us so that we can find and process any pain that is trapped there.  It also helps us to find the lost parts of ourselves so we can heal and reclaim them.  Like all varieties of Obsidian, it is a stone of truth which shows us the true nature of reality.  But while regular Obsidian can reveal the truth harshly in a naked light, Rainbow Obsidian reveals the truth more gently so that we can more easily process and understand it.  Rainbow Obsidian clears the aura and other energy fields of any stagnate or negative energy that has gotten trapped within.  It is attuned to the Root Chakra in particular, but can be used to cleanse all the Charkas and linked to the astrological sign of Libra.  It is connected to the element of Earth and vibrates to the number 2.

Emotional: Rainbow Obsidian shows us how to navigate affairs of the heart with ease and optimism.  It helps us to recognize the truth about ourselves and about other people, so that we can make good emotional choices.  Rainbow Obsidian can be used to attract a new romantic relationship.  It can also be used to cut emotional ties that link us to old romances.  By cutting these ties, we can then look back upon old relationships fondly but move forward into new relationships that may bring greater joy to our hearts.  Rainbow Obsidian lifts away depression by helping us focus our attention on the present moment and future opportunities, rather than dwelling on the past.  If we are suffering from intense mood-swings, Rainbow Obsidian can help us to ground down and find the correct mood that best matches our current circumstances.  If we are suffering from the darkest realms of depression, Rainbow Obsidian can serve as a physical, touchable reminder to not lose all hope and to hang on for another day.  It promises that even after the darkest and rainiest days, light and beauty comes again.   

Mental: Rainbow Obsidian help us think logically and clearly about our problems, especially complex emotional issues.  It helps us to recognize what is actually true, rather than stubbornly focusing on what we wish was true.  Rainbow Obsidian also helps us to get out of our heads and start actively participating in life.  It encourages us to to take pleasure in the world around us and to never miss an opportunity to celebrate good times.  If we are struggling emotionally, Rainbow Obsidian is a gentle friend.  It helps us to think realistically, while symultaniously helping us to find the positive perspectives and responses.  If we have loved and laughed once, it promises us that we will love and laugh again.

Physical: Rainbow Obsidian encourages us to explore the physical pleasures of life.  This includes adult sensual pleasures as well as childlike play and timeless forms of celebration.  Rainbow Obsidian reminds us to take time to play and move our bodies in ways that challenge and engage us.  It also reminds us to surround ourselves with soft and delightful sensations, delicious food, fantastic music, and other types of hedonistic pleasure.  Rainbow Obsidian teaches us to celebrate the joy of living and be present in the moment.  It is also recommended for times when we feel physically tense or shocked because of an emotional situation.  It reminds us to take a deep breath and re-center ourselves so that we don’t allow our fight/flight response to take over.  Rainbow Obsidian helps us to see the situation clearly, stay calm and make good choices.  It is an excellent talisman for bruised or strained muscles as well as the physical heart.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Rainbow Obsidian

Rainbow Obsidian, Modac Plateau, California, USA

Rock Family: Igneous Rock
Major Mineral: Volcanic Glass, Magnetite (Lodestone)
Minor Minerals: Feldspar, Hematite

Color: Black, gray
Gravity: 2.35-2.6
Hardness: 5-5.5
Texture: Vitreous
Transparency: Transparent to opaque

Location: Obsidian is found all over the world.  But most of the Obsidian on the market is from Ecuador, Indonesia, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and the United States.  Most Rainbow Obsidian is mined in Mexico. 

Black Obsidian mine locations

Rock Family: Obsidian is not a mineral, but rather a rock. An easy way to understand the difference is that rocks are like cookies and minerals are ingredients like flour or sugar. Many different minerals are used to create a rock! In the case of Obsidian, it is an igneous rock made of black volcanic glass with minor minerals inclusions.

Natural Rainbow Obsidian Butterfly, La Revoltosa Mine, Jalisco, Mexico

Formation: Obsidian is formed when lava from a volcanic explosion solidifies so quickly that there is no time for mineral crystals to grow within it. It is sometimes referred as “volcanic glass” due to its glass-like texture. Obsidian is typically jet black, however the inclusion of various minerals can create opaque colored varieties such Mahogany Obsidian or Snowflake Obsidian. Rare forms of  Obsidian have a colorful sheen that appears when moved in the light.  This effect is usually created by small inclusions of waver vapor bubbles trapped in the glass.  These bubbles have been stretched nearly flat in a series of layers which reflect back light with a metallic glow.  Examples of this include: Golden Sheen Obsidian and Red Sheen Obsidian.  Rainbow Obsidian has the shimmer of a sheen Obsidian, but the colors actually come from nanoparticles of Magnetite.  It is thought that the different colors are due to differing cooling rates of the molten lava.

Mining: Obsidian may be found on the surface of the Earth and requires little to no mining to extract. It is much prized by indigenous cultures for crafting weapons, tools, and ornaments.

Enhancements: All Obsidian is natural, enhanced only through tumbling, cutting, and polishing.  Properly cut and polished, Rainbow Obsidian can be truly breathtaking.

Synonyms: Volcanic Glass, Peacock Obsidian, Galaxy Obsidian

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Obsidian, Butterfly

History of Rainbow Obsidian

Obsidian was not included in most early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. Obsidian is however included in most modern lapidaries, with many describing the various types of Obsidian including Apache TearBlackMahogany, Rainbow and Snowflake, as well as various Sheen Obsidian, such as Golden Sheen or Red Sheen.

To learn more about the general history of Obsidian, please see the history tab for Black Obsidian.

Ethically Sourced Rainbow Obsidian



The Miners tumble and polish their own stock.

The Miners sells directly to Moonrise Crystals. 

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.






The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is exceptionally short and clean.

The Mine and Lapidary are located in the same country.

The Mine and Lapidary are owned by the same family.



The Mine

This Rainbow Obsidian comes from a small family-owned mine in Guadalajara, Mexico.  

It causes only minor environmental damage and has safe conditions for workers. 

Learn More: Ethical Mining


The Lapidary

This Rainbow Obsidian was polished in Guadalajara, Mexico.    

The polishing factory is managed by the mine owner’s son.

Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The business is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary


Sourcing Relationship

I originally had Rainbow Obsidian from another source with more middlemen involved.  I connected directly with my current source at the 2019 Gem and Mineral Show in Denver, Colorado.  They work exclusively in Obsidian, both pure black and rarer varieties such as Rainbow Obsidian, Gold Sheen and Silver Sheen.  I learned that the father had been mining Obsidian his whole life and that when his children became adults, they decided to start a polishing factory and direct import to the US.  Their stock is exquisite, both the quality of the stone and the polishing techniques.  I am very happy to do business with them.

Safe Handling of Rainbow Obsidian

Rainbow Obsidian

What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Rainbow Obsidian

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Mexico

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time, sliced and then drum polished again. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.


  • Color: Black with flashing brightly colored galaxy pattern
  • Polish: Shiny and completely smooth
  • Quality: AAA
  • Shape: Round
  • Size: Average size is 1.25 inches / 32mm
  • Transparency: Opaque
  • Weight: Average weight is 1 oz / 28 grams / 141 carats

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.


  1. Gina R. (New Hampshire)

    Beautiful stone, carefully packaged and shipped quickly. Thanks, Julie!

  2. Arielle B (Florida)

    They’re absolutely beautiful and are keeping me company while I finish making smoke cleansing bundles from the last bloom of our garden– the tea is also a perfect addition!

  3. Tracey R (Maryland)

    OMG!! I love the galaxy obsidian. I took it out in the sunlight to get a better look. It’s beautiful!

  4. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    The Galaxy Rainbow Obsidian – wow! And wow, and wow again! I’ve never seen a Rainbow Obsidian as bright and gorgeous as this one. One end flashes brilliant blue tones, the other mysterious purple-amethyst. Gazing into this Obsidian transports me for a few moments to the beauty of a universe much larger than daily doings.

  5. Amy F (Wisconsin)

    Thank you! It had such a nice energy

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