Obsidian is used for protection, removing negativity, and many more things in crystal healing and energy work. Learn more about its metaphysical properties and healing lore.
Alternate Names or Spellings for Obsidian: Glass Agate, Glassy Lava, Xaga, Royal Agate (a mottled obsidian)
Obsidian is a natural, volcanic glass.
Obsidian is a very protective stone, and is excellent for removing negativity. It is also excellent protection against psychic attacks. In particular obsidian protects the gentle from abuse, and is used to cut attachment cords to release one. It is a very grounding stone, and very healing. Obsidian is also an excellent manifestation stone. Physically it is said to benefit the stomach, intestines, muscle tissue, and can rid one of bacterial or viral infections. It sharpens and focuses internal and external vision, and helps get in touch with buried issues before they explode. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information. Obsidian is related primarily to the root chakra, though differing colors may relate to different chakras as well.
Green Obsidian shifts those draining energy from others or from you, to their own issues and healing. This can create a sense of freedom for those wearing or carrying it. It can also deflect draining energies within a room it is in, causing everyone to turn to their own healing rather than subconsciously reach for others energy for it. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information. Green Obsidian is related to the heart chakra as well as the root chakra, creating a direct route from one to the other bringing a synergy of the energies of the two.