Black Obsidian



Obsidian is not really a gemstone or a crystal. Black obsidian is a deep black stone that when tumbled or sculpted, has a shiny surface. Black obsidian stone is also known as volcanic glass, xaga, and royal agate because of the depth of its colour. In simple terms, black obsidian is black volcanic glass. It’s magma that erupted from a volcano, cooled, and solidified. Black Obsidian has powerful properties, a very strong ability to absorb. As a spiritual cleanser because of its ability to absorb psychic smog and help to see things more clearly. The meaning of Obsidian is safety and grounding. For those who want to look a little closer at the deeply protective and grounding stone, keep reading.


Healing Properties

♥ Purification ♥ Transformation ♥ Spiritual cleanser ♥ Grounding ♥ Spirit guide ♥ Practicality ♥ Protection ♥ Courage ♥ Truth ♥ Healing

Purification: It purify the atmosphere of negative spiritual influences and represents protection against psychic attacks. 

Transformation: It can be the stone that brings you the most transformational experience to your life.

Spiritual cleanser: It is also known as a spiritual cleanser because of its ability to absorb psychic smog and help to see things more clearly.

Grounding: The Black Obsidian stone is primarily a grounding stone, it attaches you to grounding energy from the earth. 

Spirit Guide: If you feel you have difficulty reaching your spirit guide, Obsidian is the perfect companion stone to bridge the gap between your physical and spiritual body and your spirit guide.

Practicality: You will be more practical in your approach. You will not let your emotions take over, but you will do the right thing.

Courage: Obsidian gives you all the courage you need to explore the unknown, embrace who you truly are, and to dissolve old traumas and stop holding onto all that which is no longer serving you.

Protection:  This stone is highly protective and can be a dab hand at keeping negative energies at bay and helping you keep your head high no matter what. 

Truth: Obsidian stands for the truth in all – the pretty and the ugly, the good and the bad. It will surely help you to better understand both the light and darkness in your soul

Healing: This stone has the power to remove all kinds of stress, fatigue, and guilt from the body, thus healing it moderately. 

Clear past: Giving a deep soul healing, Obsidian goes back to past lives to heal discharging emotions or trauma that carried forward into the present, bringing back the clarity to emotions.


Metaphysical Properties

  • Remove unwanted energy
  • Has mirror like qualities to see into other realms
  • Clears negative energy
  • Keeps circulation flowing
  • Encourages deep tissue healing
  • Awaken and stimulate the gift of prophecy
  • Ground you to the earth, and ground your spirit and body
  • Protect you during contact with guides
  • Shield against self-deprecating thoughts


Zodiac Birthstone

The birthstone of Scorpio, Sagittarius


Obsidian is an amazing amulet for Scorpios. Scorpios tend to be fiery, passionate, and intense. While the intense energy of the Scorpio can be advantageous, it’s also important to stay protected when burning up with all this emotion.  Sagittarians are another sign that suit the Obsidian Stone. As a birthstone, Obsidian and the often adventurous and honest Sagittarian are a match made in heaven. They complement each other beautifully in their powers. Black Obsidian serves as the protector. Obsidian keeps you grounded in a way that doesn’t make you feel bound and gagged. It simply sends the excess energy flowing down to the ground to be absorbed by Mother Earth.


What Chakra is Black Obsidian?

Obsidian has the first primary chakra called base chakra, also known as the root chakra. with the root chakra which are good for grounding or defining stability. the power of Obsidian to help tap into that third eye chakra. They believed the mirror-like qualities of Obsidian could provide a glimpse into another realm and could guide the way towards higher knowledge and cosmic consciousness. The Black Obsidian Stone is also known for helping out when it comes to your solar plexus chakra, it helps dissolve blockages in the solar plexus chakra.

How to Cleanse & Charge Black Obsidian?

Cleanse with water or smudge and Charge with moonlight or a singing bowl

As a protective and grounding gemstone, Obsidian needs to be cleansed, recharged, and activated regularly. Clearing your Obsidian gemstone is as easy as running it underwater. There are several different ways to cleanse crystals. You may want to cleanse it with smoke by burning an herb like palo santo, cedar, or sage. You can also wash it in flowing water. Also you can use the rainwater to clean it, the more natural the more helpful for the stone to regain its energy produced when wearing it.  For charging, many stones and crystals love moonlight. You can charge and cleanse your Black Obsidian stone in the lunar energy by setting it outside when the moon is at its largest and brightest. Although, using this sound method to cleanse and restore your Obsidian is a great way to bridge with the Obsidian’s vibrations, balance it and harmonize it with positive energy.


How to spot Fake Black Obsidian?

It can be tricky to determine whether your black obsidian stone is real, but the best way to go about it is to examine the surface of the stone. True Obsidian will have a shiny glassy appearance and will feel smooth to the touch. It’s a natural glass so will have similar properties to glass although it will feel slightly harder and may have sharper edges. Fake obsidian will be lighter than the real stone. Real obsidian has a hardness of about 5.5, which means that it’s easy to chip, break, or scratch.


Final Thoughts

Black Obsidian is as dark as night and is a powerful tool for those seeking protection, grounding, deep-set healing and tearing the fabric of falsity to find the truth. Obsidian meanings can give a life full of peace, self-love, patience, and happiness. This stone will work very hard to release all toxins and negativity from your life. Black obsidian crystals are said to be some of the luckiest of them all. They turn bad luck into good and are particularly useful when it comes to financial gains. By showing us a reflection of ourselves, black obsidian can give us more clarity around aspects that we may need to focus on or release, so this is another possible way to work with this stone. Adding a Black Obsidian stone to your practices, home, and workspace can help protect you from the bad energy of others and help absorb malicious energy from your aura. Hence, Black Obsidian brims with protective powers and can be a great stone for helping you to welcome healing all while staying safe. 


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