Black Obsidian is a powerful stone for the elimination of negativity both from within oneself and the surrounding environment. Black obsidian is a stone of protection.
Black Obsidian carries within it the energy of powerful teaching; it helps us to uncover our unconscious thoughts and patterns that keep us from growth and personal evolution. It leads us to understand the darker side of our nature so that we can grow beyond it. Black Obsidian is said to help us in breaking negative emotional patterns such as self-abuse, eating disorders, and addiction. It acts much like a psychic vacuum cleaner, cleansing the auric field, negative attachments, and our fears, resentments, anger, and greed.
Black Obsidian harmonizes with Jet, Black Tourmaline, and Smoky Quartz for grounding. Amber, when used with black obsidian, brings a healing influence.