Written By Liz Oakes
Black Obsidian Stone is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog from your aura.
It's a strong psychic protection stone that helps shield you against negativity.
It has powerful metaphysical properties and a good action to cut or sever ties.
This will help to break negative attachments to people with whom you have been close.
The energy of these stones may stimulate the gift of prophecy and may boost precognition.
Pieces of these stones that had a shiny surface were used in the past as a tool for scrying.
It an excellent crystal to use when you have been doing spiritual or healing work, as it has a strong action to ground you to Mother Gaia.
This black stone is excellent to assist you to release disharmony that has built up in your day to day life.
Negativity accrued when during work on yourself, including resentment of others, fear and anger may be released by its energy.
Obsidian rock forms from molten lava that cooled very quickly and had no time to form into glass.
It is said to be a type of volcanic glass, and is found in a number of places worldwide.
There are a number of different variations of this mineral, and it comes in a range of types and colors.
This includes the gorgeous rainbow obsidian crystals, that are quite beautiful.
Obsidian rock may also be green and purple, brown, blue and green, but the black crystals are what I am concentrating on in this article, as they have some powerful metaphysical properties.
Snowflake Obsidian is the black and white stone and is fairly easy to find in shops.
You can see photos of these and a few other varieties of Obsidian at bottom of page.
Apache Tears are also in this stone group or family, and they are closely related with some excellent qualities.
While the different types of this crystal have different metaphysical properties, all sorts or colors have excellent healing attributes.
The black stones have an excellent spiritual grounding vibration and also have a strong psychic protection energy.
The raw or natural stone is fairly easy to obtain as are Black Obsidian tumblestones.
There are a number of reasons why you might choose to use Black Obsidian including:
It may be used by looking into a shiny piece of the stone in the right light. Usually using it in low light is best, when you may see the images of loved ones in spirit.
For this purpose, shiny pieces of black Obsidian stone with a mirror finish make excellent scrying tools.
The properties of Black Obsidian stone makes them very helpful to have in your collection.
They are a strong psychic protection stone, and will benefit you by shielding you from all negativity. This makes them very helpful stones to keep within your auric field.
They are especially beneficial if you are doing any type of work involving contact with the spirit world as they are highly protective.
The vibration of this stone may resonate within the third eye chakra and has a strong vibration to aid the receiving of answers to questions.
This may be particularly related to healing your ancestral line. Their energy may aid you to deal with issues relating to past misuse of power.
It may be helpful to have in your collection for many reasons, and is an excellent crystal to aid past life healing.
These black stones are one of the premier crystals to assist you to communicate with spirit and may bring through the power of prophesy or boost precognitive ability.
If you believe you may have come back to this life in order to resolve a past life issue, place a piece of the stone on the third eye and ask about this.
This may help you to discover the purpose for being here in this life at this time.
By asking questions aloud and listening, you may hear the
answer whispered back to you.
Their energy encourages you to ask questions about specific questions around relationships, finances, career choices or health issues.
These answers from the Spirit realm may help you to make better choices when making decisions about future actions.
It may also aid you to remove any negative attachments, and may be used to cut karmic ties or cords, and to help you to seal your aura against future problems.
These crystals are excellent to use in meditation to aid you to develop psychic abilities.
Gazing deep into a shiny piece of this stone may be beneficial if you have clairvoyant gifts and are using this gift to receive psychic visions.
A shiny surface on the stone may enable you to see scenes of future events reflected in the stone, although messages may be received using any of your psychic senses.
Ideas may be communicated to you in a range of ways, including hearing a precognitive message (clairaudience) or intuitively feeling the meaning of what is coming through to you.
If you find that you receive messages or visions while dreaming, you may encourage precognitive dreaming using the energy of this stone.
For this purpose it could be beneficial to place it in the bedroom close to where you sleep.
If crystal skulls interest you, there is an in-depth article about using them here.
The energy of this stone may stimulate the gift of prophesy and precognition.
If you wish to boost the ability to receive precognitive messages it may be beneficial to use them in meditation.
Meditating with them is quite powerful as they are strong psychic protection stones so this may help you to feel reassured when you venture deep into the spiritual realms in meditation.
They may also aid you to contact spirit guides or teachers.
Your spirit guides may be asked for help if you receive messages or visions about future events and need clarity on what the message means.
Obsidian Stone is known to stimulate the gift of prophecy as well as precognition. Using a shiny piece may allow you to see future scenes reflected within the stone.
Black Obsidian Stone may not always be comfortable to work with, and if you have difficulty with it, maybe you may prefer to use Apache Tears.
This is a type of black obsidian which has a more friendly and easier to use vibration yes still has excellent metaphysical properties.
They have a strong healing energy, and are known to aid the release of addictions, eating disorders, negative behaviors and emotional blockages.
They may particularly aid issues based in past lives, that may be holding you back.
They may aid you to discover the spiritual aspects of unconditional love, and use this energy to make your life better in many ways.
They are known to be used by healers to aid hardening of the arteries, joint pain, including arthritis and cramps and circulation problems.
These stones are on the zodiac birthstone list, so they make this crystal into lovely necklaces in a variety of styles and types of obsidian.
It is common to find Obsidian beads used in combination with other stones. Beautiful Black Obsidian Stone is easy to buy, including pieces of Obsidian jewelry.
They are a birthstone for Sagittarian's, but of course they can be used by those born under other star-signs as well.
Other colors of Obsidian such as Mahogany or Snowflake Obsidian is made into jewelry, as all colors of this stone are very popular.
They are excellent healing crystals for you to utilize to protect you from negativity.
They also have strong metaphysical properties that are very useful to help you to let go of disharmony that has accumulated from your day to day life.
Obsidian pendants and rings are easy to buy, and you may find interesting pieces like the Black Obsidian spear pendant shown in the picture above.
A build-up of psychic smog may occur within your auric field, and it may be released by the use of this crystal, as it is a powerful spiritual cleanser.
Another way they help you is to aid grounding. Are you aware that being ungrounded can make you sick?
Checkout the symptoms of being ungrounded here if you haven't heard about it before.
If you are a healer and are aiding your clients to release disharmonious energy, it is possible to take this negativity into your auric field.
Using this stone may aid both you and your client, as it is a strong cleanser of psychic smog created within the aura.
It may also aid you to clear energy you may have picked up from the vibration of your clients thoughts.
You may have attracted these via your feelings, related to your empathy for their hurt and feelings around their health issues.
This is similar to the vibration of clairsentience, also known as the psychic gift of clear feeling, and you can use this stones vibration to clear energy you may have inadvertently brought into yourself.
Obsidian is a stone that has no limitations, and these stones have a particularly strong and often confronting vibration of truth, and work very fast.
This energy is inclined to bring out attributes that you may have been wanting to ignore. Once you perceive these issues, the energy of this stone pushes you to make changes.
It may be advantageous to use a piece of obsidian stone like the one shown below, as it has an obvious cutting edge, that allows you to more easily visualize the severing of these unwanted ties.
Use a sweeping motion to remove the ties one by one, and ask Spirit that all ties or connections to anyone else be removed.
You may wish to ask for the help of angels or guides if you find this difficult.
Start by cutting the karmic ties at your solar plexus and heart chakra then sever all of the other ties.
Some people find it hard to use, so take care when using it for this purpose, as the process of cutting cords can be a little emotionally overwhelming.
You could visualize cutting the cords linking into your chakras one by one, aiding you to break any unwanted or undesirable attachments.
Wondering what the best crystals to use with Black Obsidian Stone?
Black Obsidian Stone is excellent used in combination with a number of different stones and is particularly helpful if you feel you need protection.
To boost the psychic protection aspect of other stones, you may choose to use them with other strongly protective stones to elevate the level of protection.
You may choose to combine them with any of the other strongly protective stones, including Astrophyllite, Dalmatian Jasper, Fire Agate or Black Tourmaline.
You may use Black Obsidian stone with other grounding stones, to boost the grounding energy of both stones.
Many of the protection stones also carry a strong spiritual grounding energy, so many may benefit you in both areas.
Some grounding stones that will benefit by this combination are Black Diopside, Shamanite Black Calcite, Sphalerite, Black Tourmaline or Hematite.
To aid the release of addictions, use them with other stones that aid you to let go of addictive substances and behaviors, such as Hematite, Purple Amethyst, Unakite, Dumortierite or Staurolite.
If you have a particular interest in increasing your ability to receive prophetic messages of any sort, use them in combination with some of the other stones that bring through these gifts.
There are a number of crystals to use for this purpose, and it is of value to use your intuition when choosing the right ones for your personal use.
Stones you could use for this purpose includes Mariposite, Shungite, Celestite, Dream Quartz or Prehnite.
This is a powerful stone to use to remove karmic ties.
But if you need more assistance to help you to remove or cut these ties, that can be ties from this life or karmic in nature and related to past lives, there are a number of other strong crystals that can also help with this.
Specific stones to use for cutting karmic ties includes Novaculite, Black Kyanite or Amblygonite used alone or in combination with Tunellite which has a good action to sever ties.
To raise the vibration of Black Obsidian stone you may use it with high crystal energy stones.
This combination will stimulate the higher chakras and may aid the development of psychic abilities and help your overall spiritual growth.
Using stones such as Moldavite, Phenacite, Nirvana Quartz or Natrolite with this crystal may be beneficial to you.
There are quite a few colors of Obsidian Stone and while some have had pages written about them not all have.
So until then here are some pictures for you to enjoy. If the name has a link under that means there is a page about it.
See pictures below of: Snowflake Obsidian, Mahogany Obsidian, Gold Sheen Obsidian, Silver Sheen Obsidian, Rainbow Obsidian, Spiderweb Obsidian, Purple Obsidian and Midnight Lace Obsidian.