Black Obsidian is a stone of psychic protection and creates a shield around the aura. By keeping you powerfully grounded to Mother Earth. Black Obsidian creates a safe space for us to work through emotional issues or strengthen our psyche. Black obsidian is truth enhancing. It not only protects you energetically, but absorbs negativity from the enviornment, too.
Some of the various ways you can cleanse/clear crystals:
- Moon light - full or new moon is best but crystals LOVE lunar energy from any of the phases. Great for charging, especially the New Moon phase.
- Smudging - one of the most common ways to clear your crystals and you can use White Sage, Palo Santo or any incense.
- Rice - brown rice is another great, inexpensive way to clear your crystals. Throw the rice out after you’ve cleansed your crystals.
- Sound - this is my favourite way of clearing crystals! I just love it and I think I get more of a cleansing than my crystals do. You can use singing bowls, singing pyramids (these are amazing!) tingshaw bells, tuning forks or even some YouTube clearing videos (you can use ours here to clear your crystals). I like to use sound to both clear and charge my crystals. I simply change up the intention depending on whether I’m cleansing or charging.
Sunlight and water are very harsh methods in my opinion.
Sunlight can fade your crystals and water can damage some crystals. Salt can also be damaging because if the salt gets caught in a crack, it can attract moisture, which can damage some crystals.