Black Obsidian

Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass formed after eruptions and comes in a few different forms, including Snowflake Obsidian, Rainbow Obsidian and Sheen Obsidian. The use of Obsidian dates back to the Stone Age, and it has been used for thousands of years since in weaponry and rituals. A bracelet made of carved and polished Obsidian has been found in modern day Turkey that dates back to 8000 BC! The Mesoamericans, Aztecs and the Mayans polished it into mirrors for use in contacting Spirits and as portals to other realms. One such Aztec scrying mirror that belonged to Elizabethan astrologer and mathematician Dr Dee is on display in the British Museum. Black Obsidian has found fame in recent years as the Dragonglass in popular TV series Game of Thrones, where it is forged into weapons to kill the White Walkers. Some ancient peoples believed that Black Obsidian were fragments of Satan's claws. Mexicans called it the God of Stones, as they used it so much in everyday life, including forging weapons from it. It has such a sharp edge that even today, precision surgical scalpels are made from obsidian.

Alternative Names Volcanic Glass
Colour Black
Hardness
Crystal system Amorphous
Streak Black
Lustre Vitreous
Main Locations Mexico, USA
Chakra Root
Zodiac Sagittarius, Scorpio
Numerology 1
Planetary Saturn
Element Fire