Crystal Feature – Black Obsidian


The Shadow Healer


This baby witch loves Halloween. Ever since I was a tiny ghoul, I adored everything spooky, creepy, and mystical. So naturally, Halloween has always been my favourite holiday.

Witches and other spiritual folks believe that on Halloween night, the boundary between our physical world and the spiritual world is at its thinnest. This means Halloween is a great time for divination work/connecting with the spiritual realm.

So, I thought this would be a good opportunity to tell you about one of my favourite crystals – black obsidian.

Obsidian is a volcanic glass stone found all over the world. Although this crystal may look dark and foreboding, it is a powerful protector and can bring light to your inner shadows.

There are a few different types of obsidian, but black is my favourite – it looks like a sliver shaved from a silky, starless night sky.

Physical Benefits

Aside from its spiritual properties, obsidian can aid your digestive and gall bladder health. It also soothes joint pain and cramps. Obsidian is great for heart and circulation health as well.

Spiritual Properties

Obsidian crystals are truth-enhancing. They can lift the veil between your conscious and unconscious mind in a comforting way and help you embrace who you are. Obsidian will shield you from negativity and even turn your bad luck into good luck.

Obsidian is also a grounding crystal. This means it can help you stay mentally rooted to the earth, easing anxiety, depression, and other mental health struggles.

Dreams & Divination

Since obsidian is strongly protective and protects your psyche from negativity, this is a good crystal to keep at your bedside. If you have vivid, haunting, or chaotic dreams (like me), it can help keep your mind safe. It can also encourage prophetic dreaming.

Black obsidian is useful for divination work and scrying. Scrying is the practice of “seeing” or “revealing”. Have you ever seen a witch or psychic peer into their crystal ball? That’s scrying!

To scry, you need a reflective surface like water, a mirror, or crystal ball. When you scry, you look beyond the physical world and try to perceive what you see beyond. Since black obsidian is truth-enhancing and has such a dark and reflective surface, it’s perfect for this. You can read more about scrying here: The Moonlight Shop

How to Cleanse Your Obsidian Crystal

If you read my post about cleansing methods, you’ll be familiar with the different ways you can cleanse crystals.

Obsidian can come into contact with water, so an easy way to cleanse this crystal is just by running it under some water.

You can also place obsidian in the moonlight, which not only cleanses it but charges it as well.

Lastly, you could also cleanse obsidian with smoke from a candle, or incense.

The next time you find yourself at a crystal or metaphysical shop, see if you can find black obsidian! It’s a very useful crystal to have in your collection.

Check Out These Sites for More Info:

Tiny Rituals – Obsidian Meaning: Healing Properties & Everyday Uses

Truly Experiences – Black Obsidian: Meanings, Properties & Benefits Of This Popular Feng Shui Gem

mindbodygreen – The Value Of Shadow Work


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