Obsidian Meaning

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Obsidian Meaning – History and Legend

Obsidian is formed when volcanic lava comes into contact with water, cooling the lava rapidly. This produces a smooth glassy texture occasionally containing small bubbles of air that are preserved down the layers during the cooling process.

These bubbles can produce fascinating effects such as the golden sheen, known as Sheen Obsidian, or a sheen of rainbow s called Rainbow Obsidian. A snowflake pattern is formed when white clustered crystals are trapped in the black volcanic glass producing Snowflake Obsidian.  In the Stone Age obsidian was used to make blades and weapons. It is one of the earliest known stones to be used for scrying – seeing into the future.

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Obsidian Meaning – Magical Obsidian Properties

Gold Sheen Obsidian

  • Gold Sheen Obsidian arouses hidden talents
  • Aligns the will of the mind with the Divine
  • Use its energy to find success by bringing out unique skills
  • Powerful protection stone – clears negative energies like all obsidians
  • Uncover new talents and find success using this stone!

Snowflake Obsidian

  • Snowflake Obsidian has all the protective powers of obsidian
  • Draws hidden imbalances and clears and blocks out negative energies
  • Hold a sphere while meditating to block out fear and obstructions in thinking
  • Protects the very sensitive from depression
  • If you are very mild and soft-hearted, this is the stone for you
  • Place it in your home or office to purify your surroundings from negative influences

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Obsidian Gemstone Color

Gold Sheen Obsidian: Black with shimmering gold inclusions
Snowflake Obsidian:  Black with grey-white inclusions (snowflakes)

Obsidian Metaphysical
Chakra Classification

Gold Sheen Obsidian: Root Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra
Snowflake Obsidian:  Root Chakra

Obsidian Gemstone Zodiac Star Sign

Scorpio, Sagittarius, Taurus, Libra, Capricorn

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