Obsidian is a volcanic glass which is hard, smooth, and nonporous. Black Obsidian resonates with the root chakra as it aids with grounding and connecting to the Earth. This Wand is ideal for those who wish to appreciate the strength of their bodies and want assistance in remembering their purpose.
Wands can also be used in massage healing. Massaging the body with a crystal wand helps to release tension from the body, while at the same time the stone's healing energy is transferred to the body. Smooth, round wands that are rounded on at least one end are the best to use in massage healing as they will not scratch or cause other discomfort to the body.
Pointed wands are good to use in reflexology—a healing method in which the stone's point is held on certain pressure points, mostly on the hands and feet, to heal ailments in particular areas of the body.
Black stones have protective energies and symbolize self-control, truth and resilience. Obsidian is a very protective stone and is excellent for removing negativity. In particular, obsidian protects from past trauma or abuse and is used to cut attachment cords to release old patterns. It is a very grounding stone, and very healing.
Black Obsidian is an extremely powerful and fast acting stone and should be used with respect in crystal healing. Obsidian is often described as the “Stone of Truth”, it can sometimes bring negative emotions and unpleasant memories to the surface, to help work through them and heal the emotional wounds. Some people find Obsidian’s effects very strong and prefer to start with a gentler stone.
It is said to form a shield against negativity and to absorb negative energies from the environment, because of this it should be cleansed regularly in running water.