Black Obsidian Crystals & Gem Stones Meaning
Black Obsidian Crystals Gem Stones Meaning: a strongly protective stone that forms a shield against negativity, providing a grounding cord for the root chakra to the center of the Earth. Obsidian is actually pure black natural volcanic glass or fused quartz, also called "smoking mirror" or "shining mirror" by the Aztecs. It absorbs negative energies from the environment and blocks psychic attack and negative spiritual influences. This shamanic stone removes disorder from the body and powerfully draws off negativity and repels curses. Black Obsidian forces facing up to one's true Self, taking you deep into the subconscious mind, magnifying negative energies so that they can be fully experienced and released. This healing effect can work on the ancestral and family line. Ancient peoples created arrowheads and axes with magical properties. Having no crystalline structure, Black Obsidian has no boundaries or limitations, working extremely fast with great power. Obsidian's greatest gift is insight into the cause of disease. Mercilessly exposing flaws, weaknesses, blockages, and disempowering conditions, nothing can be hidden. Providing deep soul healing, Obsidian goes back to past lives to heal festering emotions or trauma carried forward into the present, bringing depth and clarity to emotions.
Black obsidian crystals have long been regarded as a magical portal through time and space. Theophrastus tells us the ancient Greeks gazed into scrying mirrors made from polished Black Obsidian, and Obsidian crystal balls are excellent for scrying and divination but requires tact in expressing what is seen. Black Obsidian is a shamanic tool for removing blockages and debris from the past. It blocks harmful intentions by providing a shield for the aura. Gentle Apache Tears are the most suitable Obsidian to carry for this purpose. Rainbow Obsidian cuts through energetic cords that bind to souls together inappropriately. With this stone's assistance, you can free yourself to love again. This is a crystal of deep integrity that brings you back to your spiritual path. If you have lost your power, Black Obsidian helps you address the issue and re-empower yourself. It lets you look in the mirror of your inner being, going deep into the subconscious, facing what has to be faced, integrating your shadow, and transmuting the negativity of lifetimes. With Black Obsidian, you can explore and reframe the ancestral line.
Black Obsidian is thought of as a very powerful stone, representing night as its darkness, a sphere filled with mystery yet blanketed in peace, inducing deep magical dreams and intuitive wisdom. To some, the blackness of night is frightening, especially to those who fear their own subconscious impulses and motivations. Black Obsidian gets us in touch with those parts of ourselves we consciously keep hidden. Though buried deep within the darkness along with our secrets and fears, they are nevertheless transformed into precious jewels when they are brought to the light of awareness. Black Obsidian boosts intuition and creativity, promoting psychic abilities, in particular scrying. It connects with and enhances all types of shamanic healing. Good for stomach and digestion, helps digestive disorders. Black Obsidian helps you dredge up emotions that are buried deep within yourself. This stone reminds you that negative emotions can play havoc on your life by broadcasting an unconscious program that perpetuates negative patterns. This volcanic glass supports you while you search the darker recesses of your emotional body.
Gazing into a Black Obsidian crystal ball is said to give you inner visions of the way through problems if you relax and let solutions come. Called the wizard stone, Black Obsidian has numerous magical associations. Highly polished obsidian Oracle mirrors were used by the Mayans and Aztecs, and are still popular in modern Western magic. The ancient Aztecs fashioned flat square mirrors of this black volcanic glass Obsidian for use in divination. According to legend, the famous Dr. Dee, a magician-alchemist hired by England's Queen Elizabeth I, used one of these mirrors in his famous angelic scrying sessions. It was also a popular material for fashioning stone knives, spear points, and arrowheads. It is also known as Flint. Such arrowheads have magical properties. Native American Indians also used Black Obsidian to make knives, spearheads and arrowheads. Vases and mirrors of obsidian have frequently been recovered from ancient Mexican graves, and arrowheads and needles of this material have been found in the old Obsidian mines of Oregon. Black Obsidian draws you inward to the center of yourself, to the place of truth. It is a stone for spiritual dreaming and creating, best used in the Western quadrant of the Native American medicine wheel. Black Obsidian can be used to request the aid of archangels Melchizedek and Sabrael.
Black Obsidian Properties and Metaphysical Information
Sources: Mexico, USA, volcanic regions
Color: black, rainbow, green, mahogany, smoky, golden sheen, and snowflake
Chakra: Earth star, root, sacral
Planet: Saturn, Pluto
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius, Capricorn, Scorpio, Libra
Numerology: 1, 3, 5
Angels: Jophiel, Michael, Raziel, Melchizedek, Sabrael
Gods, Goddesses: Tezatlipoca, the Morrigan, Pelé, Lugh
Mohs Hardness Scale: 5.0-5.5
Crystal System: Amorphous
Mythology: Black obsidian was used for some of man's oldest cultural artifacts. As early as Paleolithic times, obsidian blades were used for occult purposes as burial fines reveal. In antiquity, it was regarded as a stone that would drive out demons and in the Middle Ages, as an aid for magical rituals. The Mayan priests of the God Tetzcatlipoca (smoking mirror) employed Black Obsidian mirrors for predicting the future.
General Uses: The afterlife, aggression, balance, bind, clairvoyance, clarity, community, connections, bless (consecrate), subconscious, creativity, death, divination, emotions, enchantment, sexual energy, fear, grounding, personal growth, luck, magic, manifestation, marriage, angelic omens, emotional or energetic obstacles, peace, power, problems, emotional protection, spirituality, support, emotional transformation, compassion, strength, digestion of anything that is hard to accept, detoxification, blockages, hardened arteries, arthritis, joint pain, cramp, injuries, pain, bleeding, circulation, enlarged prostate, warming the extremities
Physical / Health Uses: Black Obsidian relieves pain, tensions, energy blocks and vascular contraction. Shock sustained through injury is dissolved on a cellular level and thus helps staunch bleeding and accelerate the healing of wounds. Obsidian improves the circulation and artery health, even in extreme cases such as hardening of the arteries in the legs caused by smoking, and also ensures warming of the extremities, for example, chronically cold hands and feet. Thought to be useful to recover from physical shock, whether after an accident, an operation, trauma or domestic violence or sexual assault. Also for bowel problems.
Emotional Uses: Black Obsidian dissolves shocks, fear, blocks and traumatization. It has an enlivening effect and brings hidden inner images to light. Obsidian bestows an unimagined depth on our emotional nature and helps with any type of obsession. It purifies the atmosphere of negative, spiritual influences and serves as a protection against psychic attacks.
Mental / Psychological Uses: Black Obsidian expands the consciousness and helps change restricting beliefs, communication and behavioral patterns. It sharpens the senses and helps the intellect penetrate mysterious phenomena, experiences and accounts.
Spiritual Uses: Effects on the emotions and soul, Black Obsidian should be used as a meditation stone in the form of a mirror or a sphere and contemplated quietly.
Application: On effects on the emotions, Obsidian should be used as a meditation stone in the form of a mirror or a crystal ball sphere and contemplated quietly. For a final clearing, it is recommended to end the meditation every time with a crystal. Black, rainbow and silver obsidian are best suited to meditation.
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