The mineral has a varying chemical composition, containing earth silicon (66-72%) along with oxides of alkaline and alkaline-earth elements.
Icelandic agate, Nevada diamond, mountain gagate, Montana jade, volcanic glass, black lava glass.
Rainbow obsidian is characterized with iridescence of blue, reddish and green tints.
Obsidian levels up the energy of kidneys, normalizes blood pressure, and strengthens the immune system. The stone has beneficial effects on the stomach and intestines.
It is believed that obsidian is helpful for those who have liver problems or those who want to get rid of extra weight.
Obsidian is a talisman of practicing magicians, scientists and naturalists. It is used in sorcery to concentrate astral forces.
Obsidian is a savior-stone, therefore one can wear it as a talisman or an amulet. The stone is able to hold one’s back from ill acts and suppress aggressive energy. It makes one more focused, sharpens one’s mind, relieves from stress and helps one see their flaws.
In India, black iridescent obsidian was worshiped as a cleaner-stone. It was believed that the mineral perfectly cleaned all the low vibrations, contributed to the release of a body from various negative phenomena and reduced ‘energy jams’.
In some countries, obsidian is used to produce magic balls, which are used in fortunetelling.
A famous lithotherapist, Catherine Raphael, recommends to place obsidian onto the groin or navel region to recharge the body energy. Obsidian pieces put along the central line of the body promote adjusting the meridians energy. She thinks that it is useful to place small pieces of rock crystal next to obsidian. They assist it in dealing with mental and emotional ‘blocks’.
Impact on the Chakras
Obsidian influences Muladhara.
Receptive Yin (absorbs energy).
Signs of the Zodiac
Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn
Sun, Saturn, Uranus, Pluto
Works of Obsidian
Obsidian is presently used as a highly-valued gem stone and ornamental stone. It is used in manufacturing of jewelry (beads, bracelets, pendants, inserts into rings, earrings, etc.), spheres, pyramids and other items.