Obsidian is a truth-enhancing crystal, which has strong protective powers that would form a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension, stimulating growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. It brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion helping one know their inner self by dissolving emotional blockages and ancient traumas. It promotes will power and compassion for others.
Obsidian aids in detox and cleansing of the digestive tract. It also reduces arthritis pain, joint problems and cramps.
Feng Shui Benefits
In feng shui, black obsidian is an excellent cure for the north bagua area—the area connected to the energy of one's career and path in life. Black obsidian not only provides the energy of the water feng shui element needed in the north area, but it also offers protection and clears obstacles in one's life path.
You can put out a bowl of tumbled black obsidian stones or a small black obsidian sphere. There are also many feng shui carvings made of obsidian. Choose only the symbols you like and can associate with.
Because black obsidian is believed to draw in negative energy, cleanse it regularly and take good care of its physical surroundings. Do not place black obsidian on the floor or anywhere else where it can get neglected.