Stone of truth
Obsidian was highly valued in certain Stone Age cultures because, like flint, it could be fractured to produce sharp blades or arrowheads. It was also polished to create early mirrors. Obsidian was so named from its resemblance to a stone found in Ethiopia by “Obsius”. It was used in antiquity for amulets and necklaces.
It works extremely fast and with great power. Its truth enhancing, reflective qualities are merciless in exposing flaws, weaknesses and blockages. Nothing can be hidden from obsidian. It points out how to relieve all destructive conditions.
Obsidian vitalizes the purpose of the soul. It eliminates energy blocks and relieves tension. Obsidiananchors the spirit into the body. This stone stimulates growth on all levels. It urges you to explore the unknown there by opening up new horizons for you to explore.
Obsidian brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion and restricting belief systems. It may do this by making it absolutely clear to you what lies behind the mental distress or disease. Once the confusion and belief systems have been cleared obsidian expands your consciousness and helps you enter the realm of the unknown with confidence and ease.
This stone helps you identify behavioral patterns that are outdated and assists in clearing them. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas, bringing a depth and clarity to the emotions. It promotes compassion and strength.
Zodiac Gemstone Properties
- Zodiac Stone: Scorpio, Sagittarius
- Birthstone: For those who are born in December
- Associations: Pluto
Chakra Gemstone Properties
Obsidian in general is known to align of the Base Chakra located at the base of the spine. Governed by the adrenal glands, it looks after our bones, teeth, nails, spinal column, anus, rectum, colon, prostate gland, blood and cell building. The base chakra controls our “grounding” to the earth and is associated with all our survival instincts and self-preservation.