Obsidian offers profound soul healing, particularly on painful issues that are hurting you. It will drill down, deep into the core of the problem, expose the issue, and then clean up the mess. Since this stone can drum up all kinds of intense emotions, it should be used with caution and only when you feel you are ready. It anchors the spirit into the body, supercharging your soul purpose and stimulating profound personal growth. It will show you who you really are, and encourage self-control. Naturally forged deep within volcanoes, Obsidian is lava that has cooled very quickly. That means, it works very quickly, too. It uncovers weaknesses, blockages, issues and flaws - whether we want to look at them or not - offering bold insight and truth. It is very protective, erecting shields of protection around you, disallowing any negativity to penetrate. This is a great stone for empaths and sensitive people who are at the mercy of other's emotions. It absorbs EMFs, stale energy, and anything that doesn't belong.
Size: slightly larger than a nickel
Strong placement: under pillow for high stress; on you for protection/growth; on any area of the body where you are feeling blocked
Strong pairing: onyx for healing and deep transformation
Important note: Obsidian needs to be cleansed after each use
Please note: it is very unlikely that you will receive the crystal photographed