Obsidian is a vitreous volcanic glass composed of black silica with some nuances, which we will see have an impact on the energetic properties. Its name comes from the name of its discoverer, Obsius, a Roman from Ethiopia. It is very much used to make knives, axes or arrowheads, these edges breaking and cutting like glass made this use very useful compared to other stones less sharp or more difficult to work.
Virtues in lithotherapy :
Generally obsidian opens to spirituality and protects.
The black obsidian
The speckled obsidian:In lithotherapy the black obsidian confronts its truths whether one is ready or not, it protects from negative energies and relieves arthritis. Although it is a black stone it does not ink, on the contrary, it is a stone that opens to the invisible world.
The speckled obsidian is also called star obsidian, snow, snowflake, it is a black stone with light grey spots, it helps to make the difference between our material and spiritual life.
The apache obsidian tear:
The apache tear obsidian is black semi-transluidic, it helps to unblock what prevents us from communicating, it dissipates victim attitudes where the person thinks the world is against him.
The obsidian celestial eye:
The celestial eye obsidian is also a rainbow obsidian, it is black with multicoloured reflections in the form of lines or circles. It is a stone of powerful connection with the divine, strongly promoting extrasensory abilities.
The golden obsidian:
The golden obsidian is black with golden reflections or glitter, it favours the expression of our spirituality in the material and in our relationships.
The silver obsidian:
The silvery obsidian is black grey silver generally with glitter, it gives access to purity and humility, it also makes more sensitive promoting intuition.
The mahogany obsidian:
The mahogany or brown obsidian is also called Mahogany, it brings the sense of responsibility, making more lucid and bringing back to reality.
The mentogochol obsidian:
The mentogochol obsidian is black with many anarchic colored iridescence, it favors the connection with the higher planes of consciousness it is generally used in shamanism.
The obsidian spider:
The spider obsidian or spider web is black with clear lines, it helps to rebuild oneself by ceasing the negative links with the past.
Purification and recharging:
After a while the stone has given all the energy it can, it can be energetically purified by depositing it in a precipitant of non-calcareous water for several hours. For more efficiency, it can then be charged in the sun or in natural light. Obsidian generally does not need to be purified.
Associated main chakra:
7th coronal chakra.
Lithotherapy is part of alternative energy therapies, it does not replace so-called modern medicine, the indications given are drawn from feedback from users, cultures, and reference books in the field. For any medical problem please consult your doctor.
Colours of the transparent pink mineral.
Its basic chemical composition is silica SiO2, plus MgO, Fe3O4.
Its crystallization is hexagonal.
The mineral comes mainly from Mexico and the U.S.A.
Obsidian obsidians can be found in specialized shops in their raw state or polished, cut, made into pendants, bracelets, necklaces.
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