Black Obsidian Tumbled Set (S)
Description: Obsidian Tumbled Stone Set. Obsidian forms from molten lava in the last stages of volcanic eruptions; the remaining silica minerals flow onto the surface and are super-cooled into a glass before crystallization can occur.
Size: Small, 1/4-1/2 inches. Weighs approximately 11 grams. Sold in sets of six.
Primary Uses: Black Obsidian is a teacher stone and could be deemed the “Warrior of Truth.” It is the most powerful of the Obsidians and does not cater to the ego; rather, it exposes darkened areas of the subconscious to force one to face one’s true self. It assists in examining unresolved issues and harmful attitudes inhibiting personal and spiritual growth. Black Obsidian works quickly and can be overwhelming as it rushes negative emotions and difficult truths to the surface to be experienced and released.
Black Obsidian also carries the inherent frequency of protection, sealing the aura and removing energetic attachments, hooks, and cords, as well as eliminating negative energies within the self and one’s environment. This protective shield enables one to go back into past lives for healing and to work on ancestral and family lines.
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Quick Healing Overview: Obsidian draws one inward to the center of the Self, to the place of truth. It is a stone of integrity and deep soul cleansing, anchoring the spirit into the body to stimulate growth on all levels. It blocks harmful intentions by providing a shield for the aura and is an excellent shamanic tool for removing blockages and debris from the past. Obsidian brings clarity to mind, discharging confusion and constricting beliefs, and encourages exploration of the unknown. It is highly effective for expanding consciousness in the meditative state and activating untapped abilities.
Birthstone & Zodiac Uses: Obsidian is not a traditional or historical birthstone. Obsidian is not a natural birthstone. Obsidian is a zodiac stone for those born under the sign of Capricorn as winter sets in, from December 22 to January 19.
Uses in Meditation: For the experienced user, Obsidian is an incredible ally in meditation, taking one deep into the subconscious and providing a clear state of detachment. It inspires an understanding of the profound silence and wisdom that can be attained through meditation and reflection.
For Chakra Balancing: Obsidian is an excellent tool for creating and strengthening the grounding cord that extends from the Root Chakra through the Earthstar Chakra below the feet and deep into the heart of the Earth. The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body. The Earth Chakra is located between and slightly below the feet. It holds the soul into carnation and creates a solid connection to the planet Earth, allowing excess and out-of-balance energies to flow from the body.
Crystal Color Energy: Obsidian carries dominant black color energy and deepens our connection to the physical, natural world. It brings power and strength, relieving fears specifically associated with the physical existence here on Earth. Black Obsidian offers protection and a retreat, the safety of being hidden from your enemies.
Associated Goddesses: Obsidian honors Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire, Lightning, Wind, and Volcanoes, and is the creator of the Hawaiian Islands.
Feng Shui Uses: Though born of fire, rich, black Obsidian utilizes Water energy, the energy of stillness, quiet strength, and purification. It embodies potentialities unrealized. It is yielding, formless, yet powerful. The Water element brings the power of regeneration and rebirth. It is the energy of the circle of life. Use black stones to enhance any space that you use for repose, calm reflection, or prayer. Water energy is traditionally associated with the North area of a home or room. It is associated with the Career and Life Path area, its flowing energy assuring balance as your life unfolds and flows.
Uses in Divination: The Divinatory meaning of Black Obsidian: You have a great deal of power you can use to improve a situation or relationship if you are not afraid to change the status quo and maybe tread on a few toes.
Talisman Energy: Obsidian is an amorphous stone with no crystalline structure and whose talismanic use is not based on chemical composition. However, its deeply protective nature and powerful connection to Spirit make it beautiful as a talisman and highly effective.