Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian

March 28, 2018 2 Comments

Revealing - Protecting - Cleansing

Black Obsidian is a powerful stone known for protecting and bringing out the truth. It is formed by rapid cooling volcanic lava and the coloring comes from it's iron content. This stone of truth helps to bring this to the surface, remove blockages and shatter illusions.

   Loc ation:   Volcanic regions

     System:   Amorphous

     Rarity:   Common

    Lustre:   Vitreous

     Hardness:  6

     Identification: Black Obsidian is usually very dark with no other colors, it can also have a dark brown tinge to it.

Healing Powers

  • Rebalances the digestive system
  • Clears the auric field
  • Believed to aid the release of addiction and addictive behavior
  • Helps with self-control
  • Helps to discover spiritual aspects of ones life
  • Great for shock and trauma
  • Believed to help with joint pain, arthritis and cramp

In ancient Mexico Obsidian was known as the divine stone and amulets were carved from it to be worn as jewelry.

The use of Obsidian dates back to the Old Stone Ages. Traditionally it was polishes to make scrying tools, a small disk or polished sphere is often used as a mirror to aid in clairvoyance practice.

Properties and Uses

Black Obsidian is the stone of Truth. It is used to uncover the subconscious and bring things into light. It often teaches people to face their true selves.

Black Obsidian:

  • Reveal what is hidden
  • Grounds stabilizes and anchors
  • Bring hidden issues, emotions and traumas to the surface
  • Helps to release negative energy
  • Used as a shield of protection
  • Changes bad luck into good luck 
  • Used to stimulate the gift of prophecy


Try wearing Black Obsidian in daily life to protect against negative energies.

To help solve past life issues, place a piece of the stone on the third eye during a regression meditation.

Try using a Black Obsidian sphere during clairvoyance and scrying.

Other Types of Obsidian

Snowflake Obsidian -  Mahogany Obsidian -  Rainbow Obsidian

Similar to Black Obsidian

Black Onyx - Black Tourmaline  - Smoky Quartz  

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2 Responses

Reclaiming Zen
Reclaiming Zen

June 26, 2018

Thank you Socorro. I love black obsidian. It has so many amazing qualities!


June 23, 2018

I love your article

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