Black obsidian is often associated with mystery and has a very strong ability to absorb. For this reason it is used often in feng shui, spiritual connection and protection. It is also known as a spiritual cleanser because of its ability to absorb psychic smog and help to see things more clearly. The black obsidian healing properties that are most prominent are its ability to cleanse and ground. It is rooted in the base chakras and has a strong connection to the earth. This makes it the perfect grounding force and is often used to achieve feng shui in homes. It is said to draw the negativity out and into the earth where it is neutralized. Its strong connection to earth and to nature make it the ideal stone for tapping into other spiritual realms and unlocking their potential. For anyone looking to communicate with loved ones that have passed, the shiny surface of the black obsidian stone is said to act as a portal to facilitate this communication, and it is the material often used for crystal balls.
Black obsidian awakens and stimulates the gift of prophecy; siphon out deep insecurities, fears, and problematic behaviors so that you can see them clearly for what they are. It also can ground you to the earth, and ground your spirit and body, and offer protection to you as you travel the spirit realm. It allows you to develop and enhance your psychic abilities; protects you during contact with guides, or as you receive and send messages in the spiritual world; and allows you to confront shadows and traumatic events from your past and unlock them if you have yet to notice them.