Obsidian - Deep Dive!

OBSIDIAN! The highlights!

šŸ–¤Decision Making šŸ–¤Emotional Healing šŸ–¤Aura Cleansing šŸ–¤Purging of Negative Emotions šŸ–¤Release of excess energy šŸ–¤Grounding and Stability šŸ–¤Safe Space for Soul Searching šŸ–¤Communication with spirit guidesĀ šŸ–¤Fiercely protective!šŸ–¤

This powerhouse of energy is not strictly a crystal, but it actually the aftermath of volcanic explosions! So you can imagine the level of energy tied up within these gems!Ā Obsidian is an igneous rock occurring as a natural glass that is formedĀ by the rapid cooling of viscous lava from volcanoes(and Game of Thrones obsessives out there like me will know this as Dragon glass, the only thing that could defeat the white walkers!!! ... ok last geeky thing i'll say, I promise!!)Ā Its no shrinking violet guys, its guaranteed to make your arm tingle when you hold it and never again will external negative energy have the power to penetrate your aura's shield of protection!Right, lets take a delve into the different types of Obsidian out there, starting with the most widely used BLACK OBSIDIANĀ 

šŸ–¤BLACK OBSIDIANĀ šŸ–¤Black obsidian is often associated with mystery and has a very strong ability to absorb. For this reason it is used often in feng shui, spiritual connection and protection. It is also known as a spiritual cleanser because of its ability to absorb psychic smog and help to see things more clearly.Ā It is said to draw the negativity out and into the earth where it is neutralised.Having come directly from a volcano, black obsidian contains the elements of earth, water, and fire. This combination means that it also carries immense power. This stone is very good for cutting ties and ridding yourself of negative connections. If youā€™re struggling to leave a toxic work environment or a relationship that is no longer serving you, you can seek help from black obsidian stone with its healing properties.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. Wearing a black obsidian bracelet is said to be one way to attract wealth and good fortune.

SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIANĀ ā„ļøYou can place itĀ in areas of the home that feel dark and heavyĀ to help draw in more positive energy. Snowflake obsidian can also feel soothing in times of grief, or when you feel lost and struggling.Ā A patterned stone, it is thought to help wearers see patterns in their own thoughts and behaviours. It's also believed that this material dissolves shocks, fears and traumas, dissolving both physical and emotional pains. Like a sky full of beautiful snowflakes, snowflake obsidian restores something: a deep, abiding sense of protection and reverence.

SHEEN OBSIDIANĀ šŸ–¤Having the same properties as Black Obsidian, but carries a much softer and gentler energy ... this is a perfect option for anyone who finds Black Obsidian slightly overpowering!Sheen obsidian containsĀ patterns of gas bubbles remaining from the lava flow, aligned along layers created as the molten rock was flowing before being cooled. These bubbles produce interesting effects such as the beautiful sheen effect! This type of Obsidian isĀ particularly suitable for scrying. It is also thought to be ideal for balancing energy fields and releasing the ego.The reflective nature of obsidian makes it one of the first stones used in self-reflective meditation, internal growth and self-understanding.Ā 

RAINBOW OBSIDIANĀ šŸŒˆRainbow Obsidian, also called Heaven Eye, is a black or deep brown Obsidian displaying iridescent bands of red, blue, gold, violet, or green when polished and exposed to bright light. The colour layers are caused by the refraction of microscopic bubbles and inclusions such as Magnetite. Rainbow Obsidian is gentler thanBlack Obsidian, with strong protective properties.Rainbow Obsidian brings hope, illumination, and energy into the most blocked and stagnant areas of the emotional body, and grounds spiritual Light into the aura and physical body. It is a great support for alleviating depression, mood swings, despair, or paralysingĀ fears.

APACHE TEAR OBSIDIANĀ šŸ–¤THE LEGEND:Ā Ā The families of the Apache warriors wept when they received the news of the tragic deaths. Legend says that the tears from the families turned to stone as they hit the ground, forming the apache tears. When the Apache tribe women found out they had lost their fathers, husbands, and sons in such a tragic way, they cried day and night for over a month.Ā For that reason, ancient lore claims that those who own or carry a piece of this stone should never need to cry again, because the Apache women cried enough tears for all those who mourn.Many believe the stones bring good luck to those that carry them today. It seems no coincidence that these are the ultimate stone to carry for people suffering from grief and loss.Apache Tears are a form of obsidian that exudes a much gentler and more nourishing energy than other varieties such asĀ Snowflake ObsidianĀ orĀ Black Obsidian. These dark brownish-black minerals are known among crystal experts as the best healing crystal in times of emotional crisis and deep grief.