The value and magical properties of the stone. Obsidian
Obsidian is a mysterious stone with unusual properties that helps a person to protect himself from negative thoughts and intentions, to improve his health, to get rid of aggression.
The origin of the mineral
Obsidian is a mineral, amorphous silica, formed during the rapid cooling of lava. In fact, it is a frozen glass. The magical properties of the stone are associated with volcanic origin. Obsidian is a mysterious stone.
Its deposits are found in the locations of volcanoes, operating or extinct. A significant part of the reserves of obsidian is located in Mexico, Ethiopia, Iceland, on the Canary Islands. There are deposits of stone in Siberia, the Caucasus, Kamchatka, Kuriles.
Most often there are translucent stones with overflows and shine of gray, black, reddish-brown or brown color and stripes caused by the directions of the flow of lava. One piece of mineral can contain the whole range of shades.Transparent specimens are very rare.
Stone in nature is famous for its diverse shades and varieties.
There are a number of varieties of this material:
- snow - stone of black color with star-shaped inclusions of white-gray color;
- iridescent - material with modulations of reddish, blue and greenish shades;
- golden, having inclusions in the form of gas bubbles, giving the effect of a gold coating;
- obsidian onyx - obsidian with transverse stripes;
- Obsidian "cat's eye" - a stone with a longitudinal light stripe, resembling a cat's pupil.
Snow obsidian is a stone, whose magical properties help to find purity, to achieve a balance of body, mind and spirit. Its action is softer than that of dark-colored stones, but it is the snow variety of obsidian that helps to cope with bad habits and cure herpes, as well as relieves muscle spasms.
Rainbow helps to soften the feelings of betrayal or unhappy love.
Golden, onyx and obsidian cat's eyes are rare and highly valued.
The appearance of the name of the stone
The volcanic origin explains the unique properties of obsidian.Its healing power was known in antiquity.
Often, the name of the stone was associated with mystics among different nations. In Central Asia, the crystal was called “the wreckage of a satanic claw” (since the stones with longitudinal strips resembled the claws of a monster), in Latin America they were called “tears of the Apaches”. The latter name is associated with the legend of frozen tears of Indian women who mourned the lost tribe.
In Greece, the stone was called a “spectacle”, since polished mirrors were often made from obsidian.
The Russian-language name of the stone also comes from “obsis” - a sight, a mirror. However, according to another version, it came from the name of the Roman legionary Obsis (Obsius), who brought this mineral to Rome from Ethiopia.
Obsidian's trade name is Vasser Chrysolite. Brilliant stones are called bottle glass, dark-colored stones are tar stone.
Legends and myths about the stone
Obsidian has been known since the Paleolithic era, when knives, spears, and axes were made from it.
The magical properties of the obsidian stone determined its purpose: the black color and the ability to serve as a sharp blade allowed the use of stone-made knives and mirrors in ritual sacrifices.In ancient Egypt, masters cut out from it vessels for the storage of incense. It was believed that obsidian completely preserve the healing and magical properties of oils. In India, they believed in the cleansing power of the stone and in that it carries the energy of the Earth into a person, eliminating bad intentions. In Transcaucasia, obsidian was made charms for children.
The Mayans, who did not know iron, used tools from this mineral right up to Cortes (the beginning of the 16th century). Where metal items were used, ritual figures of animals and people were cut out of obsidian.
In the Middle Ages, rosaries, beads, pendants were made of this stone. It was believed that his energy allows you to concentrate and refrain from negativity, and wearing jewelry enhances health, heals the kidneys and normalizes pressure. Obsidian was widely used for magic balls and mirrors.
The stone was also popular in the XVIII-XIX centuries, it is used as ornamental material even today.
Obsidian stone: properties and significance
To this day it is believed that the stone is able to purify a person from within, to feed him with energy. Both in antiquity and now the magical properties of obsidian stone are associated with its volcanic, "fiery" origin, which makes the stone close to the Universe and the energy of the cosmos.However, due to this, amulets from obsidian should be treated carefully.
The stone is used in magic to work with all the elements, obsidian balls are needed to capture the forces of the astral, subordinate him to himself. This mineral makes it possible to comprehend the secrets of the universe and nature, eliminates aggression.
Snow obsidian, a stone whose magic properties (photo below) are especially strong, protects its owner from the evil eye and damage.
- concentrate energy;
- reflect evil thoughts and intentions;
- remove negative energy;
- make important decisions.
Who is the power of the stone
Despite the considerable magical power of the stone, it should be used carefully. Energy obsidian is so strong that with constant wear can begin to suppress its owner, making him too careful.
However, there are people who are shown the use of a stone as an amulet or jewelry. These are indecisive and emotional natures that are hard for any troubles and upheavals that take everything to heart.
It is to them, as well as to those who for a long time cannot dare to make an important decision that radically changes their lives (place of residence, new job, etc.)etc.), wearing an amulet will allow you to come to the right conclusions for a short period of time and will give strength for the necessary actions. Obsidian will not only reveal the essence of the problem, but also show how to change the situation, push it to growth and provide support.
For highly sensitive natures, the stone will become a protective amulet that eliminates negative energy attacks and helps get rid of the psychological traumas of the past that have a negative impact on a person’s life in the present.
Obsidian is also useful for feeding the body with energy, cleansing from the negative. Here, too, do not overdo it and wear a stone only from time to time.
Obsidian and Zodiac signs
Obsidian fits all signs of the zodiac. It is especially recommended for Capricorn. The mineral will give the opportunity to not be afraid of changes to the efficient, solid representatives of this sign, it is easy to perceive new world views, eliminating the natural slowness and the desire to long count future steps. Women Capricorn more suitable stones of dark colors.
Fiery Leo and Sagittarius mineral will save from ill-considered actions and narcissism.
Air Twins and Aquarius will help to gain composure, self-discipline, concentration.
Perhaps only Cancer and Virgo should be careful with the talismans from it. He can give them excessive hesitancy and suspiciousness.
As an astrological amulet, the most magical properties of obsidian (stone), set in silver, are obsidian. The sign of the zodiac, however, does not matter. You can also purchase a pyramid, which will accumulate energy for its owner.
Obsidian: the importance of stone in medicine
For a long time this stone was used for protection against diseases: it was believed that it is able to regulate pressure, the work of the kidneys, the intestines. And now the main reason for the use of obsidian in lithotherapy (treatment with stones) is its cleansing effect, the ability to remove toxins, acting at the cellular level.
It helps the stone in the treatment of diseases such as gout, removing excess salt from the joints, as well as for colds. It increases the body's protective energy, gives physical strength.
When used for therapeutic purposes, the magical properties of obsidian stone are associated with its energy of the Earth, which is why it helps with diseases of the liver, kidneys, and the gastrointestinal tract.
Obsidian in jewelry
In jewelry, obsidian has been used for a long time. He gained special popularity after Faberge began to make his masterpieces out of this mineral.
Currently, the stone is used as ornamental and jewelry. This material is inexpensive (except gold), and it is not fake. Both practical business-class writing instruments and magic balls for astrologers are cut out of the mineral.
Stones for jewelry are set in gold, platinum, for astrological amulets are inserted into silver obsidian (stone). The properties (the photo is presented below) he conveys his magic to the products, and those, in turn, transfer them to their owners.
It is important to remember that, used as amulets and amulets, obsidian jewelry is quite fragile, and they must be regularly washed with running cold water to neutralize negative energy.
Due to its natural properties, Obsidian can be successfully used as a guardian against negative influences, as an astrological symbol, and as an exquisite decoration.