PROTECTION GROWTH ABSORPTION
FOCUS: Protection, Growth, Absorption
CHAKRA: Root, Solar Plexus
SCARCITY: Commonly Found
RESPONSIBLY MINED IN: United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Chile, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Iceland, Russia, New Zealand, Japan, and Kenya
MINERALOGY: Obsidian was used to make knives, arrowheads, spear points, scrapers, and many other weapons and tools. Once these discoveries were made, obsidian quickly became the raw material of preference for producing almost any sharp object.
HOW TO USE: Obsidian is great for clearing any unwanted energy in your own aura or even your home. One way you can easily do this is by simply sweeping it over your body, passing a piece of obsidian over a particular chakra or your whole body, to help clear your field.
HEALING PROPERTIES: A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons.
AREAS OF PLACEMENT: Put one anywhere near the front door of your house – many people'll pop one in a pot plant, or above the door frame. Obsidian and hematite are also used in this way, as they're also known for their protective qualities.