Obsidian is a powerful cleanser of stagnant energy, anger, depression, and trauma. It helps to clear negative thoughts, habits, and attachments while guiding you to the root causes, providing a pathway for transformation. This stone also removes energetic blockages from your chakras, exposes your ego motivations, empowers transformation rituals, and aligns your actions with divine will.
Obsidian is also a tool for scrying, shamanic visioning, and oracle work. Using this crystal in magickal proceedings will help you tap into your powers of intuition and heighten your divination skills. It can be used as a doorway between the worlds, to tap into the Akashic records, as well as repelling negativity in all its forms while providing mystical protection and grounding. Obsidianaids in embracing the shadow side of your personality without subduing your inner light, and can cleanse past life cords and karma.
In ancient cultures, an obelisk was a tower of protection and defense. The needle of the stone was believed to disperse negative forces in the environment.