Obsidian derives from volcanic regions. It is a sharp, crystallized, glass-like result of rapidly cooling lava. Obsidian is usually black in color due to the amount of iron within it, but can also have a translucent, smokiness color.
Because this stone is a result of volcanic force from inside the earth, obsidian can reach inside us and bring forth hidden issues and emotions to the surface. It aids in letting go of emotional ties, so we can move forward.
It is a dark, earthy stone that is usually used for grounding and protection. It is particularly helpful to protect against types of violence and abuse.
It is also said to help with the digestive system.
Cleansing: Ground, Fire
Oils or Incense: Dragon’s Blood
Planets: Saturn, Pluto
Day of the week: Saturday