Obsidian is a form of volcanic glass which is released from volcanic activity. It forms no crystalline structure as it cools very rapidly once emitted from the volcano. As a result this form of quartz is technically not a crystal.
Snowflake Obsidian is a type of black volcanic glass in which white feldspar has grown througout the passing of time. The feldspar hepls to soften the precise, fiery and cutting energies of the obsidian. Snowflake Obsidian gently dissolves shocks and fears whilst bringing and understanding of change and unveiling deeper motives and feelings. Snowflake Obsidian brings protection and stability with hope and a new found understanding or clarity.
Clears Blockages and Shocks.
Obsidian can come in a number of forms including Rainbow, gold sheen, purple sheen, mahogany, snowflake and Apache tears. The Rainbow and the obsidians with sheen have colours due to the refraction of light in and on the surface of pieces of black obsidian.
Obsidian has detoxifying properties. Working with Obsidian brings feelings of support and protection.
Obsidian will work over longer periods of time to seek out imbalances, both emotional and mental, which it will then highlight and actively begin to remove. This process can leave the user a bit emotionally or mentally tender during and immediately after the work. Be gentle with yourself when working with obsidian, this mineral will get to the real issues lying beneath the surface.