Guide to Healing with Gemstones and Crystals
The Meaning of OBSIDIAN
"Stone of Truth "
A good 4th Step and "Continued to take Inventory" Stone
Color: Usually black
Obsidian is volcanic lava cooled quickly.
It is a natural glass. A stone of
protection, is was probably one the first
stones to be used for arrowheads and knives.
A stone of Honesty, Sincerity and Truth,
Obsidian will bring out the Warrior spirit
in you. It can help reach into your
subconscious, reclaim yourself, and help you
find or re-discover forgotten abilities
Protection: It can help to prevent negative energy
from effecting you, and also help keep
your thoughts from turning negative.
(emotionally beating yourself up?) It is
also a very grounding stone.
Insight: Its mirror like
surface reveals its special ability to
act as a mirror and help you see your
own flaws honestly. It doesn't abandon
you there, but will also provide insight
into correcting those flaws.
Change: People in 12 Step Programs can use it as
a powerful tool of change, aiding your
desire to alter behavior, change harmful
communication patterns or overcome
Obsidians forceful dose of cutting
reality can be softened if necessary for shy
or timid people by combining it with
aventurine, rose quartz, and Chrysocolla.
The other alternative, is to use
Snowflake Obsidian, which has many of the
same properties, but a softer touch.
Green Obsidian is particularly useful to
finding release from people who try to "hook
you " or draw you into their personal
crises, and redirects their pulling,
draining energy to the unlimited field of
White Light, giving them access to their own
healing, without needing to draw energy from
If you have a lot of people who
constantly come to you for aid, wearing
Green Obsidian will give you an immediate
sense of lightness and freedom are it
redirects these energies away from you.
Relieves pain, Circulation: its energies
can help those hands & feet that seem to be
Keywords: vigor, strength, stamina,
constancy, steadfastness, permanence ,
tenacity, firmness, durability, courage, and
SobrietyStones: 12 Steps of Alcoholics
Anonymous - Addiction and Recovery
Stone: Obsidian helps with the
ability to see ourselves are we truly are,
and then goes one step further, and give us
insights into what would be necessary to
bring about change.
This is an excellent stone for people
seeking to "root out" their "defects of
character" as mentioned in the 4th steps.
8th Step Stone: - Removing them. - Its also a very good
stone for those of you who feel you have
gotten "stuck" or are stagnant in your own
Obsidian is an "ego buster" - reveling
the truth about ourselves in a none too
gentle manner. But sometimes, an
illness can be treated with medication, and
other times, surgery is required.
Obsidian cuts through all our defenses and
exposes us naked to ourselves.
The good news, for those of you who
though sobriety was getting dull, is that
Obsidian will jolt you into reality!
Attuned to Root Chakra
Astrological: Stone of Scorpio.