Black obsidian is a very powerful and Creative Stone. It grounds the soul and spiritual forces into the physical plane, bringing them under the direction of the conscious will and making it possible to manifest spiritual energies on Earth. Self-control is increased by the use of this stone. It forces you to face up to your true self, taking you into your subconscious mind in the process.
It brings imbalance and Shadow qualities to the Surface for release, highlighting hidden factors. It is excellent to assist you to release disharmony that has built up in your day-to-day life and during work on yourself, including resentment of others, fear and anger. It magnifies or negative energy is so they can be fully experienced and then released. This healing effect goes back into past lives, and can work on the ancestral and family line.
Black obsidian composts the past to make fertile energy for growth of the Soul. It reserves previous misuse of power and addresses power issues on all levels, teaching that to be empowered is not to wield personal power but rather to channel power for the good of all.
Black obsidian is protective, repels negativity and disperses unloving thoughts. It is a powerful Cleanser of psychic smoke created within your aura, and is a strong psychic protection stone.
It facilitates the release of old loves and provide support during change. Black obsidian also has the gift of prophecy and the shiny surface can be used for scrying.
Placed on the navel, black obsidian grounds spiritual energy into the body, held briefly above the third eye it breaks through mental barriers and dissolves mental conditioning. It can draw scattered energy and promote emotional release.