Obsidian, Black
Black Obsidian is an opaque volcanic glass, whereas the translucent variety is called Apache
Tears. Black Obsidian is sometimes known as the “wizard stone”, because it has been used in
magical practices since ancient times. It is a protective stone, often worn to guard against
negativity, demanding people, hostile entities and geopathic stress.  It eases tension, especially
in the home and can protect against electromagnetic fields.
Use Black Obsidian during meditation to find a creative way through problems. It is helpful in
developing intuition and grounding you to the earth, releasing negative energies that result in
restlessness, irritability and nervousness.  Place a piece of Black Obsidian near a nervous
pets’ bed to help it feel less frightened and skittish. Black Obsidian is very helpful after trauma,
especially sexual assault or domestic violence.   
Obsidian protects the wearer from hostility, negativity, psychic ‘vampires’ and spiritual entities
that do not belong.  It offers release from tension and enables one to move forward in his/her
life, with a more promising outlook.
Physically, Obsidian often points to the root cause of an illness. It clears the blockages that
cause disease.  Use Obsidian for detoxifying, alleviating bleeding, increasing blood circulation,
and helping with the pain associated with arthritis and other joint discomfort.
Obsidian, Mahogany
Providing both grounding and protection, Mahogany Obsidian brings strength in time of need. It
eliminates blockages, relieves tension and stimulates growth on all levels.
Work with Mahogany Obsidian when you want to reclaim your power.
A stone of reflection, Mahogany Obsidian helps to show us what needs our attention in this
moment, while aiding with self-acceptance and self-confidence. Mahogany Obsidian is often
used to aid in the decision-making process. It allows us to make significant changes in the most
challenging areas of our lives.
  Obsidian, Rainbow
Rainbow Obsidian gets its name from the chatoyant, rainbow effect of light refracting off of tiny
air bubbles inside the stone. It is made up of volcanic glass. Rainbow Obsidian can help to
alleviate fears at home/work that seem to overwhelm, or that we find we cannot overcome. It
also can reverse a stint of bad luck and bring happiness and joy to the user.

In general, Obsidian is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of
negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but
also that of one's own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. Obsidian is
often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and has a tendency to work quickly to
move truths to the surface to be resolved.
Obsidian, Snowflake
A stone of purity, Snowflake Obsidian brings about a balance to body, mind and spirit.
Snowflake Obsidian helps to keep centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation
(office, commute, home, etc.) presents itself. Snowflake Obsidian can remove negativity from a
space or person with ease.

Volcanic in origin, Snowflake Obsidian helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine
harmful thought patterns. A good choice for past life work, Snowflake Obsidian heals old karmic
patterns and helps in examining harmful thought patterns. Snowflake Obsidian promotes a
sense of calm and inner centering which readies one for a deep meditative state.

Physically, Snowflake Obsidian is associated with the skeletal and vascular systems, and is said
to support smooth skin.

In general, Obsidian is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of
negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment, but
also that of one's own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. Obsidian is
often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and has a tendency to work quickly to
move truths to the surface to be resolved.
Onyx, Black
A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to
prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and
physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress,
confusion or grief. Black Onyx fosters wise decision-making.

Use Black Onyx to encourage happiness and good fortune. Black Onyx is a strength-giving
stone and can provide support for self-discipline issues. Because it helps to hold physical
memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds or past life issues.

Black Onyx is wonderful for meditation and dreaming. When using Black Onyx for either of
these purposes, it is recommended to use a secondary grounding stone in combination with the
Onyx. Black Onyx helps one to become master of their own future.
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