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The Wizard of Truth
Black Obsidian “Wizard Stone“ and a “Stone of Truth“ or “Warrior of Truth” is also known as “Mirror of the Incas” and “Iceland Agate”. It is reported that the name comes from the Latin obsidianus which was a mistake in the transcription of “obsianus” meaning “the stone of Obsius,” Obsius is the name of the prominent Roman who discovered it.
It is a common crystal found in Brazil, China, India and Mexico. It is formed from volcanic lava and consists of Silicon Dioxide with impurities and is of the mineraloids class of crystals. It is opaque in appearance and is black in colour.
Black Obsidian is the most powerful of all the Obsidians as a protective crystal which will protect against negativity, ‘energy vampires’ and spiritual entities that you do not wish to have around you, as well as helping you ground yourself to earth, whilst protecting you from electromagnetic fields and geopathic stress.
It is an excellent shamanic tool for removing blockages and detritus from the past and will also enable you to go back into past lives to work with ancestral lines for healing and to reverse previous misuse of power. It will help to look at unresolved issues and works quickly to release negative emotions attached to them. If you find it too difficult to work with to release these emotions, then swap to Apache Tears or Mahogany Obsidian, which will work in a gentler way.
In ancient times, Black Obsidian was used as an amulet for those travelling by sea or river and to form weapons and tools but was also polished into mirrors and slabs to use for scrying. In fact, the Aztecs carved the Sky God Tezcatlipoca, whose name means “Smoking Mirror” out of Obsidian. In the Middle Ages, it was used to drive out demons and evil spirits.
Black Obsidian is not associated with any particular Goddess but Obsidian itself honours several Goddesses including Ereshkigal, the Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld who represents the dark and the shadow side of the soul, and Jana, the Roman Goddess of Secrets and Hidden Things.
Black Obsidian will help you to connect with Archangel Sabrael, the Angel of impossible healing and miracles.
Black Obsidian is primarily associated with the Base or Root Chakra (Muladhara), relating to survival and security, hence, why it is such a useful crystal for protection and grounding.
In crystal healing, Black Obsidian is said to help with illnesses and symptoms relating to arthritis, circulatory problems, detoxifying, digestion, joint pain, knee health, muscle tension, pain relief and physical protection. It is believed to speed up bruising, sprain, strains and wound healing as well as being a crystal of support in those wishing to stop alcohol, cigarettes, drugs or comfort eating/overeating.
Emotionally, Black Obsidian is said to assist with emotional blockages, destructive thoughts, reducing stress and/or tension and self-reflection. Black Obsidian is reported to be very helpful following a traumatic event especially sexual assault or domestic violence and helps clear the blockages that cause disease and depression.
It has a grounding, positive vibration and energy and will afford you psychic protection especially from psychic attacks. Wearing a Black Obsidian arrow pendant is said to protect you from bullying.
Black Obsidian is not a traditional or natural birthstone but is a modern birthstone for the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, 22nd November to 21st December. It is not on the anniversary list.
Black Obsidian is a perfect crystal for meditating with to expand your consciousness and get to a place of truth within yourself. It can allow you to access your shadow self, which the conscious ego does not identify in itself, in order to recognise your flaws, weaknesses, fears, etc.
Affirmation: I am grounded and protected whilst releasing all negative energy within and around me.
Important to Know
WARNING: Black Obsidian can easily crack or chip especially if dropped.
As with all crystals you use regularly, don’t forget to cleanse and recharge it at least once a month.
For crystal healers who use crystals in their work, they should be cleansed after each client to remove any negative energy prior to being used on someone else.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Although the powers of crystals and stones are well documented and have been proven to help bring positivity into people's lives, they are never a substitute for medical advice.
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