Obsidian is a highly reflective stone that makes a very powerful mirror. It's believed to reflect what is truly in a persons' soul. The blackness of this crystal helps us reach deeper into the hidden parts of our mind and bring out the light. Obsidian tends to provide very blunt and sometimes intense visions so it's not recommended for everyone.
The art of scrying is when images are thought or claimed to be seen in crystals or other media such as water, or scrying mirrors, like this Obsidian one. These images are interpreted as meaningful information meant to help answer a querents question or provide insight into their life. The gazer would stare deeply into the mirror and fall into a meditative trance. This trance is believed to allow the subconscious to open up and receive secrets of a persons' past, present or future. Popular opinion leads us to believe that only the future can be gleaned through scrying or crystal gazing, but a powerful Seer would be able to see in any chronological direction.
Grounding | Protection | Shielding
Black Obsidian is the opaque variety of volcanic glass while it’s translucent counterpart is known as Apache Tears. On occasion, it’s been referred to as the “Wizards Stone” because it’s been used in magical practice since ancient times. It’s a powerful protection stone that can be carried daily to guard against negativity, hostile and demanding people, spiritual entities that do not belong. When you’re encountering blocks, be it emotional or otherwise, meditate with Obsidian to help you find a creative way to work through these blocks. If you or your pet are struggling with nervousness, irritability, or restlessness keep a piece of Black Obsidian nearby to develop your intuition and keep you firmly grounded. For those that struggle with trauma, past or present, Black Obsidian may be very helpful