Obsidian for Cleansing Spiritual Smog

Color: typically Black, as well as other colors and patterns
Chakra: Root
Associated with: Aura cleansing, Grounding, Releasing anger or resentment, Protection
Resonates well with: Clear Quartz and Selenite

Obsidian rock forms from molten lava that cooled very quickly and had no time to form into glass. There are a number of different variations of this mineral, and it comes in a range of types and colors. This includes the gorgeous snowflake and rainbow obsidian, forming in intricate patterns. A gift from deep within the earth, obsidian has been used for tools and jewelry since the stone age.

As with many black stones, obsidian’s resonance is a natural grounding and healing energy. It’s rich dark colors resonate with the root chakra, helping to connect one’s natural flow solidly and safely to the earth, lending protection and dispelling negative energy.

Obsidian meaning is deeply rooted in its reflective nature, well suited to amplifying psychic abilities and prophesy. Obsidian cuts through illusions to reveal the reality of a situation, and is often used to “clear the smog” in auras and energetic channels.

All these attributes can be soothing especially for those whose faith may be shaken or faltering, lending one a sense of confidence to continue exploring your spiritual path.