Black Obsidian is an opaque volcanic glass, whereas the translucent variety is called Apache Tears.
Black Obsidian Stone is a powerful cleanser of psychic smog created within your aura, and is a strong psychic protection stone.
It has powerful metaphysical properties that will shield you against negativity. The energy of these stones may stimulate the gift of prophecy.
Use Black Obsidian during meditation to find a creative way through problems. It is helpful in developing intuition and grounding you to the earth, releasing negative energies that result in restlessness, irritability and nervousness. Place a piece of Black Obsidian near a nervous pets’ bed to help it feel less frightened and skittish. Black Obsidian is very helpful after trauma, especially sexual assault or domestic violence.
Obsidian protects the wearer from hostility, negativity, psychic ‘vampires’ and spiritual entities.