Black Obsidian Polished Point Towers

Black Obsidian 

The Crystal of Protection

Origin: Mexico
Chakra: Root



Black Obsidian Properties & Meaning


What is the Meaning of Black Obsidian?


Intro to Black Obsidian

Black Obsidian is a Root Chakra crystal, known for its ability to pull the truth out of just about anyone or anything (including yourself - even when you think you’ve done a good job of ignoring it!). Obsidian, as a truth-seeking crystal, is associated so heavily with honesty and bluntness that it tends to bring to the surface all of the darkness you may have tried to keep hidden deep within yourself.

Put Black Obsidian in your pockets, your purse, wherever you can! These crystals will help ward off any bad vibes that you may come across in your daily adventures.


Trauma. Fear. Anxiety. Depression. Anger. Addiction.


Obsidian brings ALL of it to the surface. While that may seem really scary... it also presents you with a great opportunity to heal all of the deep-rooted issues that may be causing you a Root Chakra blockage.

Black Obsidian is also useful in releasing negative energy and protecting you and your space against it.


Mineralogy of Obsidian


Crystal System: Amorphous
Manner of Formation: Primary
Mineral Class: Oxides/silicates, igneous glass
Colour: Grey, brown, black
Chemical Formula: SiO₂ + Al₂O₃ + K, Na, Fe, Ca + (Mg, Ti)


Black Obsidian in History 

Black Obsidian crystals were first used by early humans, and they were found useful for many different purposes. Archaeological evidence shows that Black Obsidian crystals were used as far back as 7000 BC in what is now modern-day Turkey.

Black Obsidian was also highly valued by other ancient cultures around the world. In Mesoamerica, the ancient Maya and Aztec cultures used Obsidian for making knives, spearheads, and other weapons. In the Mediterranean, obsidian was used by ancient Greeks and Romans for making jewelry and decorative objects.

Black Obsidian crystals also held value for their spiritual and healing properties. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that Obsidian could protect against negative energy and promote physical and emotional healing. In the Americas, the Apache and Navajo tribes used Obsidian in healing rituals to help release negative emotions and promote inner peace.

Obsidian is still very much valued for its beauty, healing and spiritual properties. Black Obsidian is used in crystal healing, grounding, and meditation practices to promote emotional and spiritual release. Black Obsidian is also commonly found set in jewelry and talismans.


Properties & Benefits of Black Obsidian:

- Deep Soul Healing
- Growth
- Grounding
Energy Protection
- Dispels Negative Energy
- Power



Black Obsidian for Spiritual Growth


Black Obsidian is believed to enhance spiritual growth and awareness. It can help you connect with your higher self and access deeper levels of consciousness, allowing you to explore your spiritual journey and find greater meaning and purpose in life.


Black Obsidian for Grounding and Protection


For many, Black Obsidian crystals are synonymous with protection and grounding. Black Obsidian is a powerful grounding crystal and protective stone that is believed to create a shield of protective energy around the wearer. Black Obsidian helps to block negative energies, dispel stagnant energy, and promote a sense of safety and security in any space you find yourself in.


Black Obsidian Affirmations


When working with Black Obsidian crystals, it's important to set clear intentions and focus on positive affirmations that align with your personal goals and desires.

By using affirmations along with Black Obsidian, you can amplify the crystal's grounding and protective energy, and deepen your connection to your own inner strength and resilience. 

Here are some affirmations you could use with Black Obsidian crystals:

  1. I release negative energy and emotions with ease.
  2. I am grounded and centered in the present moment.
  3. I am safe and protected at all times.
  4. I trust that I am supported by the universe.
  5. I am strong and resilient in the face of challenges.


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