Crystal System: Amorphous
Hardness: 5 – 5.5
Chakra: 3rd Eye, Solar Plexus, Root, Earth Star
Energy Vibration: 9
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio and Sagittarius
Element: Fire and earth
Source: all over the world in areas with volcanic activity
Beneficial For: Protection, Scrying, Meditation, Positive Thinking, Internal Growth, Past Lives and Self-Understanding.
Obsidian’s energy creates a protective shield that deflects negativity and repels attempts of others to assert power over us. It helps us to uncover our unique skills and hidden talents whilst releasing blockages to our spiritual and personal growth. It can give us insight into the core of problems and remove egotistical thinking, allowing us to find our spiritual path. By stimulating the Solar plexus chakra Gold Sheen Obsidian can assist us to reclaim our personal power and aligned with Divine Will, become co creators with the Universe to manifest what is best for the highest good of all beings.
Golden Sheen Obsidian is a favorite crystal to use for scrying as it takes you deep into the past and far ahead into the future showing you the root cause of your problems, negative thoughts or habits and what they will become if left unaddressed. A Root Chakra crystal that keeps us grounded and deflects negativity, Golden Sheen Obsidian helps erase the thoughts, habits and patterns that we discover to be the root cause of our suffering opening the door for healing to occur. In addition, it shines a light on our hidden talents enabling us to manifest our dream life as we find our true calling and “go for gold” pursuing that dream.
Gold Sheen Obsidian dissolves negativity and purifies the aura, and is particularly useful for clearing blockages of the Solar Plexus Chakra, the center of our personal power. It is highly effective for exposing and releasing ego conflicts and power abuse, and dispelling any sense of futility or cynicism.
Gold Sheen Obsidian allows us to commune with the Source of all being, and to realign our personal power with the Divine to better direct our lives. It is useful for bringing out our hidden talents and to manifest our true calling. It is a favorite with Reiki workers and those advanced in the shamanic and healing arts.
As Gold Sheen Obsidian gets to the root of any problem, it can be worn or carried for all diagnostics work, from medical or psychological, to finding faults in machinery or circuits. It is particularly strong for Earth-healing and can be used to locate areas of disturbance in the Earth’s energy systems.
Golden Sheen Obsidian History:
Obsidian gets its English name from a mistranslated, Natural History by Pliny the Elder (the guy who died at Pompeii):
“Among the various kinds of glass, we may also reckon Obsian glass, a substance very similar to the stone which Obsius [mistranslated as Obsidius] discovered in Æthiopia. This stone is of a very dark color, and sometimes transparent … Many persons use it for jewellery, and I myself have seen solid statues in this material of the late Emperor Augustus… Xenocrates says that Obsian stone is found in India also, and in Samnium in Italy; and that it is a natural product of Spain, upon the coasts which border on the Ocean.”
Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed in swiftly cooling lava that has a high silica content. It is not considered a true mineral, as it does not have an entirely consistent chemical content and it does not form crystals.
Color in obsidian varies, depending on impurities in the parent lava formation. Golden sheen obsidian is formed when patterns of gas bubbles are aligned along layers created by the flowing lava before it solidified.
The chemical make-up of obsidian also varies among volcanic sources–sometimes even different eruptions of the same volcano have different chemical types. This makes obsidian tools or weapons a valuable resource to archaeologists for tracking trade routes or dating graves and settlements, as their source volcano and eruption can be determined through analysis.