This deep blue obsidian stone filled with soft puffs of what first looked to me to be clouds but then as I zoomed in with the help of my belomo loupe, what I saw looked more like flowers or snow flakes ... a mix of the two really (and stars). So that's how the name Ice Flowers came into being.
Rare Blue Colour
We are accustomed to see Obsidian in its 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. They told me that they saw the obsidian come out of the ground themselves.
The Magic of Obsidian
Obsidian vibrates to the number 1 and is the astrological Sign of Sagittarius - Elemental. Obsidian is a natural glass. Obsidian reflects ones flaws and promotes a clear picture of the changes which are necessary to eliminate the flaws. The energies of obsidian produce very blunt answers, focussing ones inner vision, stimulating a picture or vision of the required course of action. Obsidian is often used for scrying. Obsidian is an excellent grounding stone and provides for a connection from the base of the spine to the heart of the Earth. It is an excellent protective stone, stabilizing internal and external energies and gently protecting one from that which could bring physical and/or emotional harm. It provides a shield against negativity, transforming negative vibrations within an environment. Carrying/wearing obsidian further disperses those unloving thoughts which arise from within the self or are directed toward ones physical form. Obsidian is useful in healing, providing both the healer and subject with clarity with respect to both the cause and the amelioration of the dis-ease.
Golden Twilight Blue Obsidian is approx. 2-1/2"