Obsidian, Black Tumblestone Pendant
Chakra: Base/Earth Star
Composition: Silicon Dioxide
Oils/Herbs: Basil, Mint, Parsley, Pine, Sandalwood
Obsidian is a volcanic glass rock rather than being a mineral.It contains cryptocrystalline grains of silica minerals held in a glass-like suspension.
Metaphysical & Healing Properties
A powerful Psychic Stone, it protects agains Psychic attack and eliminates negative energies both in oneself and one's environment, mitigating geopathic stress.
One of the most effective grounding stones, it activates the connection between the Root Chakra, the Earth Star Chakra and the Earth's energy field, reaching deep into the core of the Earth.
It has been used for centuries as a Scrying stone and provides Spiritual Protection.
It demands Truth and exorcises 'Shadow' material, from this life and past lives, bringing it up to be transmuted through Love in the present. It slays Illusion and is traditionally used in Dream-Catchers to capture and dispel the 'negative' illusory elements of the dream.
Obsidian is a strong stone with a powerful energy. It can be used with Rose Quartz to soften its impact.
History Individual pieces will generally be of recent formation as Obsidian is found where there is recent volcanic activity, it does not usually survive long when exposed to the elements.
This relatively soft stone has been used for thousands, probably hundreds of thousands of years, in the making of tools for which it is uniquely flexible, being formed into Arrow Heads for hunting, masks for ceremony and sculpture for art.
Because of this practical usefulness, we might imagine that Obsidian's history as a companion of humanity is possibly one of the oldest of all the crystals.
Crystal properties are listed for information purposes only and are not intended to replace medical advice. Always consult a physician for proper medical treatment.