What Are The Different Types Of Obsidian?

There are lots of different types of Obsidian, and they all have different powers and properties.

What Are The Different Types Of Obsidian

This article will look at Obsidian rock, where it comes from and the different types of Obsidian rock out there. Read on for more information on Obsidian rocks!

What Is Obsidian?

Obsidian is a very powerful protective stone. It is an igneous rock that possesses a lot of properties that are beneficial. 

Obsidian forms when lava cools down relatively quickly and creates a natural glass. It does not crystallize because it cools down so quickly. 

Obsidian is usually black, but it can be found in green and brown colors. You can also get a red, blue or orange Obsidian in some cases. 

Obsidian stones have been used since prehistoric times by humans and they are believed to contain qualities that expose flaws, weaknesses and blockages.

They are often seen to be very emotional stones because they cause repressed feelings to come to the surface very quickly which can be overwhelming.

If you feel overwhelmed by the emotions brought about by Obsidian you should consider using Mahogany Obsidian which is seen to be much more gentle than black. 

Obsidian as a stone is very protective and so it helps to remove unwanted influences and negative thoughts and energy. It can help to remove stress by getting to the root of the problem. 

Types Of Obsidian 

Snowflake Obsidian 

Snowflake Obsidian is white and black in color and it is mottled in its pattern. The stone gets its name from the white patches which look like snowflakes. 

This stone is specifically focussed on restoring balance to your emotions. This will help you to dispel any fears that you are experiencing and which may be holding you back. 

This stone is also very good at bringing you security and stability because it protects you from the fears that may be holding you back.

For this reason, this stone is good at making you realize when you are being taken advantage of.

Black Obsidian 

Black Obsidian is seen as a very powerful stone. It is known to reveal secrets and reveal your inner thoughts and feelings.

It is seen as a very honest stone that helps you to seek honesty and realize your own flaws that may be holding you back.

This stone will also support you in resolving these insecurities. 

As this stone is seen as very cleansing, it will help to cleanse you in lots of other ways, too. If you suffer from problems with your digestive system, this stone is believed to ease these problems. 

As well as this, if you experience anxiety and depression then you will find that the Obsidian will help to clear your mind, restoring the balance that helps you to overcome these feelings and achieve your goals.

Mahogany Obsidian 

Mahogany Obsidian 

The Mahogany Obsidian is much more gentle than the Black Obsidian. This gentle energy means that if you find the Black Obsidian too overwhelming then you can opt for a gentler version. 

This stone is great for supporting you during times where you require a little bit of extra strength to overcome your challenges.

It also helps you to rid yourself of bad patterns and replace these patterns with more positive energies.

It also helps to give you the strength to overcome any thing that is causing you harm and unhappiness, helping you to find a way to move on.

As well as this, this Obsidian is useful in liver and kidney function, as well as in improving circulation. 

Apache Tear 

This is another form of the Black Obsidian, however it is a lot more gentle. It unearths all of the negativity that you may have within the body, and it allows you to work through this.

However, it does this in a much more relaxed way than the Black Obsidian does.

This crystal is very useful when you are going through difficult times, specifically times of grief.

This is because they allow you to realize where you should focus your energy, meaning you won’t waste your time. 

If you are struggling to build yourself up after a difficult experience in your life, then this Obsidian is the best stone for you.

It will help you to move on from this experience and take positive energy with you. 

Rainbow Obsidian 

This crystal is very protective, giving you the strength to move on from family members or loved ones who do not bring you joy.

If you have anyone in your life who brings you pain and discomfort, it is very difficult to move on from them.

The Rainbow Obsidian (see also, ‘What is Rainbow Obsidian?‘) will help you to understand the importance of leaving this negativity behind and moving forward in body and mind. 

This obsidian is useful when you are trying to find the root of an emotional problem that you are experiencing. This is essential in moving on and resolving these issues. 

As well as this, the Rainbow Obsidian is also great for your physical helps. It is good at detoxification and supporting organ function.

Pele Hair Obsidian 

This is a beautiful type of Obsidian stone and it is definitely the most unique. This is because it is formed from the silica that comes from volcanic eruptions.

These stones are very light. This Obsidian is very fragile and should be treated with care. 

What Is The Rarest Type Of Obsidian Rock?

There are lots of different types of Obsidian rock, but some of them are much more common than others.

The rarest type of Obsidian rock is Fire Obsidian. This rock is very bold, expensive and rare.

The reason that it is so rare is because it comes mainly from one place in Oregon. It is impossible to find this rock for an affordable price because it is so rare. 

Obsidian Rock In History

Obsidian Rock In History

Within history, the Obsidian rock has been used to make blades and sharp weapons.

As well as this, these rocks have been used to make mirrors that are thought to be some of the earliest mirrors that are known. 

Obsidian has also been used as decoration for statues and artwork in a lot of different times. 

In recent years, Obsidian rock has been used in medicine as blades in surgery as the rock is extremely sharp.

It can be a lot sharper than blades that are currently on standard scalpels.

Where Is Fire Obsidian Found?

Fire Obsidian is found in Oregon. They are from the area around Glass Butte.

There have been many claims made for the specific location of Fire Obsidian, however these are not thought to be completely valid as sometimes the stone that is found is not Fire Obsidian when it is looked into.

How To Make The Most Of Obsidian Rock Qualities?

Obsidian rocks are often used in the same way as crystals.

If you want to get the most from these rocks it is best to massage them between your hands during meditation. If you do this, then you are more likely to feel the benefits.

As well as this, it is a good idea to remind yourself of the benefits of the rock as you are trying to move past a problem.

This will help you to harness the energy of the rock and benefit from the strength that they can bring you more.

Final Thoughts 

There are lots of different types of Obsidian and they all have different properties.

Some Obsidian rocks are more powerful than others, and some people much prefer to use the milder rocks as the stronger Black Obsidian can be very overwhelming for people.

This article should have given you all the information you need on Obsidian rocks and how to make the most of their qualities.

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