Black Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity.
It provides a grounding cord from the base Chakra to the centre of the earth and absorbs negative energies from the environment.
It is especially helpful to those of us who are highly sensitive and can block psychic attacks and remove negative spiritual influences.
If you find this stone too powerful you could try the Snowflake Obsidian or Apache Tear these are gentler.
Black Obsidian is a crystal I use regularly, I have found it is the most powerful of the Obsidian crystals. I have used this for years!
It needs careful handling and is best used under the guidance of a qualified therapist.
Healing:Obsidian's gift is insight into the cause of disease.
It aids digestion, it detoxifies, dissolving blockages and tension in the subtle and physical body, including hardened arteries. It can alleviate pain and stanches bleeding.
It can be used to shrink the prostate.
Place where appropriate. Use as a ball for scrying!