Obsidian Properties and Meaning

Obsidian Properties and Meaning

Obsidian is a member of the Silicate family. It comes in massive form, with color ranging in many colors. This mineral is readily available. Read more about Obsidian healing properties information and view photo galleries with high resolution desktop background below.

Obsidian Fast Facts

Obsidian Physical Properties

Physical Makeup
70–75% SiO2, plus MgO, Fe3O4
Variety Of
Volcanic Glass
Common Locations
5.0 – 6.0
Colors & Variations
Index of Refraction
Specific Gravity
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Obsidian Healing Properties and Meaning

Chakra Associations
Dependant on Color
Subtle Bodies
Zodiac Sign:
Positions On Body
Musical Note
Dependent on Color
Emotional Influence
Alignment, Peace
Spiritual Gifts
Life Force Amplified
Diseases Treated
Stomach, Intestinal Tract Issues
Nutrients Boosted
Psychological Influence
Physical Body
Stomach, Muscle Tissue

Intuitive Healing – Spiritual Trigger Words & Phrases For Obsidian

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Karmic Cleansing

General Obsidian Crystal Healing Information

For what and How Does One Use it?

Obsidian enables one to work through karmic issues, just make sure you are truly ready to deal with them – as Obsidian is very to the point!
Leaving a chunk of Obsidian by the door ensures visitors “rubbish” remains outside your abode.
Many use this stone for protection and it can be used to remove negative energy from the body, to this point it also works well as a pain killer.
Meditating with Obsidian brings forth a soothing and harmonious emotional and mental state.

In elixir form, Obsidian seeks to balances the mental and emotional sides. It is also a good anti virus and as a salve – an effective anti-inflammation tool.


Different types of Obsidian

Rainbow Obsidian

Rainbow Obsidian is as the name suggests – is made up of colors from the rainbow! This beautiful stone helps us ground these colors into our aura to energize and cleanse them. It is also good for grounding manifestation crystal programs, helping to bring them to fruition in the third dimension.

Used in meditation Obsidian helps remove fear, anger and depression from the self. It promotes bright self esteem and confidence.

Rainbow Obsidian Example Photo – Click it for a higher resolution example

Obsidian Properties and Meaning - Photograph by Anthony Bradford

Obsidian Properties and Meaning - Photograph by Anthony Bradford

Obsidian Crystal Galleries and High Resolution Photo


Obsidian Properties and Meaning

Rainbow Obsidian Sphere


Obsidian Properties and Meaning

Snowflake Obsidian Sphere


Obsidian Properties and Meaning

Green Obsidian Palm Stone


Obsidian Properties and Meaning Example Photo 4

Green Obsidian Alien!

Click the Obsidian Crystal below for a high resolution photo!

Obsidian Crystal Specimen - Mineral Specimen

Obsidian Crystal Specimen - Mineral Specimen

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4 thoughts on “Obsidian

  1. Polina Bikoulov

    Hi, Anthony!

    I just realized today that a pendant that I have had for years (got it as a present when I was around 5 years old) is not just a "nice polished rock", but actually a snowflake obsidian! 😅

    Does snowflake obsidian has some special properties or is it the same general properties for any obsidian?

    I have sent the photos to your email. 

    • Hi Polina, Yes, Snowflake Obsidian certainly does have great properties! It is a powerful cleanser of the body, heart, mind, and spirit of toxicities. It also helps alleviate fear, anxiety and in some cases pain. I have posted one of the photos of your pendant below. It would be perfect to wear if you have anything worrying you.

  2. Good morning from New Zealand

    My question is: How does one cleanse the crystal after its been worn by another person or would it need cleansing? My birth sign is Sagittarius and she is a Scorpio    

    kind regards

    Julie moka

    • Good Morning from a New Zealander temporarily based in the USA lol
      You may cleanse obsidian in water overnight, then place in the sun during the day. Adding sea or rock salt to the water can add to the cleansing process.

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