Mahogany Obsidian

Learn about the crystal meanings and metaphysical and spiritual healing properties lore of Mahogany Obsidian.

Alternate Names & Spellings for Mahogany Obsidian:  Mountain Mahogany

Crystal Meanings, Metaphysical & Spiritual Healing Lore of Mahogany Obsidian

Keywords: Inner Strength

Mahogany Obsidian is natural glass obsidian that has iron inclusions creating the mahogany colored stripes and swirls in it.

Spiritual and Psychic Properties

Mahogany Obsidian is  often used to remove energy blockages, including psychic cords, that sap one's  inner strength. It is also used for protection from psychic attacks by those who wish to harm one or those who might inadvertently do so. It is said to strengthen the aura, further protecting the person.

As a root chakra stone, Mahogany Obsidian is excellent for stabilizing and grounding for lightwork or simply for improvement of life in general.

Mental and Emotional Properties

In the vein of grounding and stabilizing, Mahogany Obsidian is also used to decrease feelings of unworthiness or mental / emotional limitations. It is particularly used to assist in healing humiliation and abuse that has formed patterns at any mind - body - spirit level by removing memory paths that hold those memories to the present. It can also assist with ease of critical thinking, particularly in emotional areas, so that emotional thinking becomes stabilized and more rational. In these ways Mahogany Obsidian is said to help reach one's full potential in all areas.

Mahogany Obsidian is used in dream work. It is also used to create a mind open to a full of a state of abundance rather than scarcity, which can open one to opportunities for abundance and assist in bringing prosperity.

Physical Conditions Properties

In crystal healing and traditional folk healing Mahogany Obsidian is used to detoxify organs and tissues, increase liver and kidney function, relieve pain and improve circulation.

Please note that healing crystal meanings are presented as spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information. 

Related Chakras

Mahogany Obsidian is related primarily to the root or base chakra, but is also related to the sacral chakra.

More on Mahogany Obsidian From My Personal Perspective

For me, Mahogany Obsidian is a stone that feels strong but easy in the hand. 

Other Information

All types of  obsidian have the basic properties of obsidian. Additional information can be found on the Obsidian page including any available mineral information.

Rock Lore & Tidbits: 

You have to be careful handling Mahogany Obsidian as with other types of obsidian, because they are volcanic glass that often has sharp edges which can cut deeply.  For this reason, some ancient cultures used various types of obsidian as knives.

Mahogany Obsidian Example

Mahogany Obsidian Example


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Hattip to the resources on Obsidian below for select metaphysical, spiritual healing and/or mineral information.

Crystals, Rocks and Gems, Love Is In The Earth by Melody, The Book of Stones: What They Teach, The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall, Crystals for Beginners: A Guide to Collecting and Using Stones & Crystals by Corrine Kenner


Views expressed on external links may or may not align with my views, and I can not be responsible for any views they express or changes they make. Some links may be affiliate links to books or items I feel are useful regarding this stone.


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