What is Snowflake Obsidian?Obsidian is a naturally created glass. It is formed form volcanic lava which cooled too quickly for significant crystallization to occur. It is most often black, but colors such as gray, brown, and less likely but evident still is red, blue and green. These colors may be uniform, spotted or banded. This coloring is caused by the presence of titanium, iron or manganese. Obsidian is a very powerful stone, one which reminds us that birth and death are simultaneously and constantly present, one with the other, always as one. This is a stone that has always been associated with guardian spirits that watch over us, and is connected to protection on all levels.
The Powers of Snowflake Obsidian:Snowflake Obsidian aids in clearer and more logical thinking. Carry this stone to keep others from taking advantage. This stone will reveal what needs to be changed in life to assist one in advancing. In addition to the generic healing properties of Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian is calming and soothing. It teaches you to value mistakes as well as successes. A stone of purity, Snowflake Obsidian provides balance for body, mind and spirit. It helps you recognise and release “wrong thinking” and stressful mental patterns. Promotes dispassion and inner centring. Snowflake Obsidian empowers isolation and loneliness, aiding surrender in meditation. Snowflake Obsidian aids in disorders of the veins and the skeletal structure. It improves circulation and alleviates muscular aches and spasms. Treats joint pain (arthritis) and hardening of the arteries.
General Information About Snowflake Obsidian:
- Color: Black with white blooms of cristobalite.
- Hardness: 5 – 5.5
- Optical Properties: Translucent
- Luster: Vitreous
- Cleavage: None. Conchoidal fracture.
- Crystal Properties: Amorphous
- Specific Gravity: 2.3 – 2.5
- Mineral / Rock Type: A varieity of obsidian – an igneous rock.
- Healing Properties: None scientifically proven.
- Other Properties: The name snowflake is derived from the white blooms of cristobalite.