The Power Of Crystals

Obsidian: Spiritual Meaning, Benefits, Healing Properties & Uses

Obsidian is the ideal companion for anyone looking for a stone that isn’t afraid to invite spiritual shadow side healing. When we live our lives in the shadows of lies, illusions, blockages, or any other kind, and hidden behind fearful facades, we do a disservice to our authentic selves and full potential. 

Shadow work can be difficult and frightening, but Obsidian works in such a way that you don’t feel compelled to push through. It gently lifts the veil and invites you to cross the line into a place of clarity, calm, and that root chakra space where you always feel safe.

Obsidian Healing Properties 

Obsidian is one of the most protective crystals on the planet. Obsidian keeps your aura safe and protected.  This valiant gemstone replaces your doubts, fears, and anxieties with a sense of hope. It also acts as a shield against negativity so that you attract positive, kind people into your life.

Obsidian is a manifestation stone. It helps you tap into the limitless powers of the Law of Attraction. With Obsidian as your helper, you can reap the happiness of true love, wealth, good health, spiritual wisdom, and life satisfaction.

Obsidian cracks open the stale sludge blocking up your Root Chakra. As it penetrates the deep barriers of old pain and hardship, Earth energy shoots through your Root Chakra like Lava erupting through a volcano.

When you’re feeling spacey or loopy, Obsidian anchors you back to reality. It is a grounding stone deeply rooted in nature. 

Benefits of Using Black Obsidian

Reveals the Truth
You should use Obsidian because it is the stone of truth. You can always benefit from having more truth in your life!

Uncovers Hidden Secrets
It can reveal many secrets, and it can answer your biggest questions about life and love. It can show you the meaning of the deepest mysteries of your life, the people you love, and the world in general.

If you value integrity, this stone is perfect for you. It will keep you on the straight and narrow. It will call you out when you begin to go astray.

Although it is a jet-black stone, and pretty opaque as well, you might be surprised at just how much clarity its energies can provide to you.

How to use it 

Here are all the ways you can bring the dark and dreamy nature of Obsidian into your world.

While Meditating

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. 

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.

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 while meditating and ask your questions.

Room by Room Uses

You may also want to place black obsidian in a particular room of your home with the intention of protecting a certain area of your life.


The main entrance to your home is how energy, people, and opportunities come into your home and your life. If you’d like some extra protection around what or who you are allowing in, you can place black obsidian near your front door.


Your bedroom is the area that is most closely connected to you, so black obsidian in your bedroom can help with personal protection. This might be a good choice if you are feeling particularly ungrounded or anxious, especially when you’re trying to sleep. You may also place a small obsidian rock under your pillow to get rid of negative dreams.


Your home office or workspace represents your career. Black obsidian on your desk or in your home office can be helpful if you feel like you need more protective energy in your work life. 

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What is Obsidian Stone?

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.


History of Obsidian Crystal

The Obsidian stone can be traced back to ancient Palaeolithic times where it was used to make arrow heads, spear points and other tools. It was valued for its ability to be polished to make ancient mirrors. 

Obsidian is so sharp that it is often still used in surgical tools today. In ancient Mexican culture, it also played a large role in dress, jeweller and rituals and Mayan prophets used it as a ‘mirror’ for scrying, to predict the future.

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