Without a doubt, obsidian is one of my all-time favorite stones, and I have always believed there is something unique and magical about this shiny, black stone!

History and Folklore

Back in the day, the Aztecs used it as a scrying mirror, and it was associated with one of their main deities: Tezcatlipoca, the God of Providence, the Night, and the Invisible. This deity was often pictured with this “smoking mirror”, which allowed him to peer into the soul of us humans, so it is no exaggeration to say that this is a very powerful stone with much history!

Native Americans and other ancient people used obsidian for many purposes as well! Whether it was to create a spear point, arrowhead or scraping tool, this stone was very important! It is actually one of the sharpest materials on this planet!

Metaphysical Properties

Part of what makes it so unique is both the mirror quality it has and its considerable sharpness, which is what gives it first the ability to reflect the negative energies around you and put them back in their place, and second, to cut through the illusory world that we create with our emotions and past experiences and that so often clouds our senses.

This, however, also makes it a bit of a dangerous stone to work with since you can use it to work with your shadow self (you know, all those nasty bits we don’t want to acknowledge are also part of us but that we need to face in order to grow *wink-wink*).

The ability to cut through the everyday delusions makes it really good to work out your stress as well, as it helps you melt away your own self-doubt so you can feel calmer and deal with things in a more collected manner.

By the way, all of this helps me personally deal with my own depression and anxiety, so I can personally vouch for it!

So in other words, obsidian is the perfect stone to shatter every lie, every illusion, and every nonsense that comes at you, no matter where it comes from or from whom, including yourself. Which also makes it amazing to keep you from going astray!

Physical Healing Properties

Now, when it comes to its physical healing properties, this is an amazing stone to help with your digestive system, bladder issues, and high blood pressure. Not only that, but it can also help your muscle tissues and help with infections in general.

When it comes to wealth, love, and putting order in your life, it’s a stone that will give you some extra insight, which comes from being aware of your own faults so you can make better decisions for the future.

And even if you feel stuck, it is the perfect stone to help you see what is truly going on, giving you direction and momentum to finally move towards your dreams and the life you deserve.


When it comes to relationships, Obsidian will also affect the people around you, helping clean the negative energies around those you hold dear and showing and making clear to everyone involved what needs to change in order to improve your relationships.

Finally, its ability to cut through mental clutter makes it great for recovering from a broken heart, helping you with the grief of a past relationship and showing always the positive side of moving on.


So as you can see, I wasn’t joking when I said this is a very powerful stone. Just keep in mind that the Stone will also mirror you, even the things you don’t want to see, so if you are not ready to go that deep, use it sporadically at first and thank me later.