Obsidian roughObsidian is available in a wide range of colours, each with specific healing properties and metaphysical benefits.

  • Colour – Brown, black, blue, green, rainbow, red-black, silver gold sheen
  • Appearance – Shiny, opaque, glass-like, all sizes, sometimes tumbled.
  • Rarity – Some colours are readily available, others are rare, and some blue-green colours are manufactured glass
  • Source – Mexico and worldwide


Obsidian is molten lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystallize. Obsidian is a stone without boundaries or limitations. As a result, it works extremely fast and with great power. Its truth-enhancing, reflective qualities are merciless in exposing flaws, weakness and blockages. Nothing can be hidden from Obsidian. Pointing out how to ameliorate all destructive and disempowering conditions, Obsidian compels us to grow and lends solid support while we do so. It needs careful handling and is best used under the guidance of a qualified therapist as it can bring negative emotions and unpleasant truths rushing to the surface. Under skilled guidance, its cathartic qualities are exceedingly valuable. It provides deep soul healing. Obsidian can facilitate in going back to past lives to heal festering emotions or trauma that has carried forward into the present. Obsidian is a strong protective stone, forming a shield against negativity. It provides as a grounding cord* from the base chakra* to the centre of the earth, absorbs negative energies from the environment and strengthens in time of need. It is helpful for highly sensitive people. It blocks psychic attack* and removes negative spiritual influences. Spiritually, Obsidian vitalizes soul purpose. It eliminates energy blockages and relieves tension, integrating the psychological shadow into the whole to bring spiritual integrity. It anchors the spirit into the body. Mentally, Obsidian brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion and constricting beliefs. Psychologically, Obsidian helps you to know who you truly are, it brings you face to face with your shadow side, and teaches you how to integrate it. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas, bringing a depth and clarity to emotions. It promotes qualities of compassion and strength.


Obsidians greatest gift is insight into the cause of all dis-ease. It aids the digestion of anything that is hard to accept and promotes physical digestion. It detoxifies, dissolving blockages and tension in the physical and subtle bodies*, including hardened arteries. It reduces the pain of arthritis, joint problems, cramps and injuries. An elixir is beneficial for shock. It alleviates pain and staunches bleeding, benefiting the circulation. This stone warms the extremities. It can be used to shrink an enlarged prostrate.


Place as appropriate. Use as a ball or mirror for scrying*

The healing properties and benefits of the respective Obsidian colours are shown below. 

"The Crystal Bible" volume 1 - Judy Hall / “Love is in the Earth” – Melody- Pages 441/442/443/445/447

Pages 196/197/198/200


House of Gaea has a range of stunning, faceted Obsidian pendants, pendulums and gemstones for sale within our shop. We have hand faceted these unique and rare pendants and gemstones in our UK workshop, located in South Yorkshire. Please click on the "Online Shop" button below to review.

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