We are so excited to welcome obsidian to the Luna Tide family! Today we're exploring the metaphysical properties of this grounding and protective black beauty.
How and where obsidian is formed
Known as volcanic glass, obsidian is formed from molten lava that has cooled before it has had time to crystallise. Occurring in areas of recent volcanic activity, significant deposits have been found in many locations including the United States, Canada and South America.
Found in many varieties, obsidian often combines with white cristobalite to form snowflake obsidian.
Obsidian throughout history
With its ability to splinter to form sharp arrowheads and cutting blades, obsidian was used by many cultures during the Stone Age to craft a variety tools and weapons. Its reflective surface also meant that it could be polished and used as a mirror for scrying. It was considered sacred by the Aztecs who knew it as teoteti (meaning "divine stone"). Tezcatlipoca, the Aztec god of sorcery and divination was believed to live within obsidian.
Obsidian meanings, properties and uses
Obsidian is a highly protective stone said to absorb environmental pollution and shield you from negative energies. It is connected to the root chakra and used to enhance grounding, truth and integrity