BLUE OBSIDIANWe are accustomed to see Obsidian in it's black form which we sometimes call Apache Tears, based on a Native legend. It is VERY RARE to find Obsidian in other colours - naturally. There is lots of man-made glass being sold as Obsidian, but natural coloured Obsidian is not often seen. Natural Blue Obsidian is one of the rarer colours. I've been searching for it for a very long time. I finally found some. This Blue Obsidian from Brazil comes from a very trusted source, a special couple with a deep connection to the stone beings and who treat them with a deep love and respect. The Blue colour of these translucent stones is so beautiful - it reminds me of natural Blue Zircon. Some of these stones have inclusions of orange threads. These inclusions are a clear indication of this being a natural stone.
RAW BLUE OBSIDIANThere is something deep about seeing a stone in it's raw natural state. Much is revealed in the form of this natural volcanic glass as it was before it was removed from the earth - untouched and unaltered. These are very large pieces of natural raw Blue Obsidian. Many (if not all) hold rainbows - some inside the stone - but most sit on the surface in a colourful film. It seems that there are also rainbows in all the conchoidal fractures - which is the natural cleavage of Obsidian.
NATURAL GLASSObsidian is a very, very special stone. It is not a true mineral. It is actually a volcanic glass that forms when molten lava cools too rapidly to crystallize. It consists mostly of Silicon Dioxide. ANCIENT STONEObsidian's sharp nature made it a stone of choice in making blades and arrowheads for Stone Age cultures. Polished Obsidian was used to create the earliest mirrors. We can learn a lot about a stone's metaphysical properties by looking at it's physical properties. Being such a sharp stone, Obsidian may be a source of support in releasing attachments to things in our lives which are no longer part of who we truly are. Obsidian may be helpful in moving forward in the gentlest possible way. I suppose that is why it is often given to those who are grieving. As a naturally reflective stone, Obsidian can help us to really look at ourselves.If you would like me to listen to this crystal's song for you and record what comes through please click on the following link: