Obsidian Gemstone Uses & Crystal Healing Properties


  • Purifies the Mind and Body
  • Brings Great Transformation
  • Path to Fulfillment
  • Powerful Manifester 
  • Imbues Logic
  • Enhances Psychic Ability

Obsidian is born when molten lava oozes from the core to the surface of the Earth and solidifies into a beautiful glass of fire and earth. It keeps a body grounded by connecting to the energies of the Earth bringing forth a deeper understanding of reality and logical thinking. Undergoing an intense journey of heat, eruption, and then cooling symbolizing the journey of life and its purpose. It will reveal what life is missing to encourage transformational changes towards a more meaningful life. Obsidian can transmute negative energy into good energy working as a powerful energetic shield. It is a great crystal for anyone that is going through a hard time and working to rediscover themselves. 


Scorpio: October 23 – November 21

Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21

Element: Earth - Fire

Planet: Pluto - Saturn


To activate this crystal, affirm: I call upon the warrior within to guide and protect me. 


Root - Earth Star

Coming from the root of the Earth, Obsidian creates an energetic cord from the Root chakra at the base of the spine, to the Earth Star chakra between the feet all the way down to Earth's core. This grounding energy brings a feeling of security, positivity, and divine earthly love. It brings balance to the root stimulating energy flow, and manifesting creativity. Its intense yet calming energy helps warriors remain calm during battle, just as it will aid anyone on their journey to remain calm and keep moving forward through adversity. 

The Earth Star chakra is located between and below the feet, this is our connection to Earth. This chakra keeps us grounded to the center of the Earth while balancing our energies allowing free flow throughout the body. The combination of these two chakras help the mind and body feel positive, safe, and connected. It enhances overall will power, and perseverance. 


Africa, Brazil 

Hawaii’s volcanoes are sacred to their lands, obsidian and lava stones harvested from Hawaii are considered bad luck.


Pursuing a journey from the Center of the Earth, born of fire and cooled to a magnificent black glass, this is the perfect crystal for anyone that is going through a journey of transformation. Powerful stone for spiritual awakening, Obsidian resembles the dark night of the soul. A time for self discovery, growth, and healing. Obsidian will help in letting go of all emotions that are holding you back to begin a new chapter in life. It brings forth past traumas, to release all of its doubts, and contemplate life’s purpose in the vastness of the universe. Fostering change, growth, and transcendental experiences. Wearing Obsidian will bring courage to pursue the deepest desires. 

To aid in the process it offers protection from any negative energy, and electromagnetic frequencies directed towards you while harmonising your body's systems. You can place obsidian in a room to balance out the energies and clear negative emotion. Obsidian increases discipline to be able to maximize control of desires and habits like procrastination, and binge eating. Wear Obsidian to shield you from negativity, bullying, gossip, or the evil eye. Some crystal healers warn against sharing Obsidian, once it has chosen you only you must wear it unless it comes down for a deceased family member. 

In meditation, Obsidian is able to keep you protected while tearing down all barriers in the conscious and subconscious. It will take you on a profound journey deep to the seat of the soul to help unlock past memories, and blocked trauma while keeping you grounded, protected, and strong. Only by overcoming these can you come into your true power, and become the master of your destiny. Obsidian will gather your thoughts, enhance visions, and bring forth solutions. 


As a stone of rebirth Obsidian is believed to stimulate fertility helping people with depleted libido. By balancing mind chemistry it can help relieve anxiety, depression, and mental disorders. Obsidian is a powerful healer because it is able to reverse damage done to cells. By regenerating stem cells the body boosts the function of bone marrow which increases blood health and affects all systems in the body, mainly the heart, and other muscles. Its cellular regeneration enhancing capabilities aids in soft tissue regeneration helping with accelerated recovery of wounds, sprains, and bruising. 


Honoring Itzpapaloti, the Aztec Butterfly Goddess, ruler of paradise and the skeletal warrior Goddess. She imbues the power of femininity and the balance of duality. Early civilizations believed this divine glass was said to be a portal between the realms. The Maya used it to communicate with other beings, like a cosmic zoom call. It is believed that staring into an Obsidian mirror will reveal your deepest shadows and go deep within and cleanse their soul. It works through revealing the truth of the self, but with integrity and good will. It is known to calm the mind, encourage exploration, and expand consciousness.