Black Obsidian Healing Crystals
  • Gemstone Family - Obsidian
  • Chakras - Root Chakra (1st)
  • Colour - Black
  • Found in - Anywhere rhyolitic eruptions have occurred, such as Greece, El Salvador, Guatemala, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru and Scotland
  • Element - Fire
  • Also known as - Royal Agate, Volcanic Glass
  • Meaning - Named after the man who discovered it - Obsidius, a Roman explorer searching Ethiopia
  • Birthstone Month - November
  • Zodiac Sign - Sagittarius
  • Chemical Composition - Mainly SiO2
  • Hardness on the Mohs scale - 5-6 (1 being softest, 10 being hardest)
  • Physical Healing Properties - Improves circulatory system health, digestive health, wound healing and detoxification. Also believed to speed healing of sprains, bruises and sores. Assists with recovery from substance addiction and excessive behaviors.
  • Emotional Healing Properties - Assists with recovery from the realization of upsetting deep truths. Obsidian also protects you from extreme negativity, both from yourself and from others.
  • Spiritual Properties - Its protective powers keep negativity at bay and will protect you while you regain the strength of your convictions - keeping you grounded in your own beliefs.
  • Legend has it that.... It was believed by those who lived during the Middle Ages that Black Obsidian had the ability to dive out demons and ward off evil spirits - this may go some way to explain its popularity in weapon-making

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