Black obsidian is a powerful and creative stone. It grounds the soul and spiritual forces into the physical plane, bringing them under the direction of the conscious will and making it possible to manifest spiritual energies on earth. Self control is increased by using this stone.
Black Obsidian forces you to face up to your true self, taking you into your subconscious mind in the process. It brings imbalances to the surface so that they can be released. It magnifies all negative energies so that they can be fully examined and then released. This healing effect goes back into past lives and it can also work on the ancestral and family line. Black obsidian removes the past and helps give energy for growth of the soul. It reverses previous misuse of power and addresses power issues on all levels, teaching you that to be empowered is not to wield personal power but to channel power for the good of all.
Black Obsidian is a protective stone. It repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts. It helps you to release old loves and provides support during change.
Used in shaman ceremonies obsidian will remove physical disorders. It also has the gift of prophesy. Black obsidian spheres are powerful meditation and scrying aids, clear quartz will help ground you and articulate what is revealed.