When volcanic lava comes in contact with water, it cools extremely quickly. The result is a shiny, glossy black stone that almost looks like black glass. This is Black Obsidian!
This is SUCH a powerful crystal. Black Obsidian is a protection stone in all senses of the word. This amazing crystal is said to form a type of shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attacks and helps draw out negative energy from the environment, keeping it away from you. (Because of this magnetic nature towards negative energy, you should cleanse your Obsidian regularly!)
Obsidian has a way of pulling out stress and tension… And it has a very strong pull! Because of this, sometimes when you first start working with this crystal you’ll be flooded with these negative emotions as they are brought to the surface to be dealt with before continuing. This stone might not be the first choice for a beginner for this reason.
It’s a stone of truth… Which means that it’s great for stimulating personal growth. It brings the user clarity, and is said to be a wonderful crystal for discovering who you really are.
Obsidian is great for cleansing spaces of negativity as well! That makes it a great choice for a home office or bedroom or sacred space… Anywhere that you want to remain free from negative energies.
When it comes to Chakra healing.. This powerful crystal responds very strongly to the Root Chakra. It’s extremely grounding and helps us dispel and absorb energies through our Root.
For you magic folk, Obsidian is said to be great for scrying and gazing. It’s also a great stone to have if you plan on making contact with the spirit world… because of its strong, protective nature.