Black Obsidian Crystal Healing Information
Colour: Black Black/Brownish
Area: Brazil China Madagascar U.S.A.
Appearance: Translucent shiny glasslike
Structure type: Volcanic Glass it has no crystalline structure and is Amorphous
Astrological Signs: Scorpio Sagittarius
Black Obsidian is a common form of Obsidian and is actually volcanic glass. It has been used for centuries by native and ancient cultures to make knives, spears and arrowheads. Black Obsidian will really cut right to the heart of the matter. It was also used in the Middle Ages to drive out evil spirits and demons. As this crystal is a very grounding crystal it is associated with the Base Chakra. It aids with grief and helps us to overcome obsessions.
Black Obsidian is a powerful crystal that brings issues to the surface with no beg pardons. It can be very confrontational to the user so you should make sure that you are ready for a full on assault when using Black Obsidian. If you are unsure if you can handle this try softening its effect with either Rose Quartz Aventurine or Chrysocolla these crystals have a gentle energy that will counter the full on effects of Black Obsidian. You could also start out by using one of the other Obsidians (will cover these in later issues).
If you wish to use Black Obsidian I would suggest that you start by using it every second day for about 3 minutes at a time until you feel more comfortable using this very powerful healing crystal.
You can use this crystal for Scrying to gain insights and for prophesy. Black Obsidian is extremely protective and prevents negative energy or spirits from entering an area where it has been placed especially if it is there for this purpose. It can assist to remove emotional blockages help you to replace the negative thoughts about yourself with more positive ones. It will also help you regain abilities that you once had but for some reason have lost/misplaced. It also helps us to accept our own self-image in particular the physical aspect of your selves.
Black Obsidian is known as the “Crystal of Truth” and therefore helps us with the issues of honesty, sincerity and truth. This healing crystal will also bring out the warrior in us all to better help us cope and fight the problems that we encounter everyday.
This crystal will help with stress, increase self control enhance our creativity. It also provides us with support during times of change. Provides us with clarity so that we can see behavioral patterns that we no longer need and have outgrown. Black Obsidian also helps to remove traumas that have been suffered in past lives provide us with compassion and strength and aid those that are inclined to be over sensitive.
The healing properties of the Black Obsidian crystal can help with arthritis, digestion, detoxification helps to relieve pain and cramps aids with the treatment of enlarged prostates and also hardening of the arteries.