New Week::New Theme: Mineral Orbs
This spectacular black mineral called Obsidian just shines like a mirror in this photo by the Rosman Company, who specialize in rocks, minerals, and gems, hand picked from Mexico’s mines. I love how you can see the sun and sky reflected in the sphere.
About obsidian per the Rosman Company web site:
Obsidian is volcanic silica glass. It’s the result of volcanic lava coming in contact with water. It is considered a semiprecious stone. It is used for ornamental and healing purposes. Color of Obsidian ranges from dark green to dark brown and black. Streaks may appear and are called “the eye of the rock”.
From Geology.com about its use:
The first use of obsidian by people probably occurred when a sharp piece of obsidian was used as a cutting tool. People then discovered how to skillfully break the obsidian to produce cutting tools in a variety of shapes. Obsidian was used to make knives, arrowheads, spear points, scrapers, and many other weapons and tools.
…It is probably a safe bet that all natural obsidian outcrops that are known today were discovered and utilized by ancient people.
About its metaphysical properties, Healing Crystals for You states:
This is a stone that has strong metaphysical properties to protect you from negativity, and is very useful to help you to let go of disharmony that has accumulated from your day to day life.
If you are doing spiritual work on yourself you may release past problems, including emotions such as fear, anger, stress and resentment of others.
View more of Rosman Company’s obsidian pieces via their obsidian page.
Inspiration For Today
Today’s obsidian mandala encourages us to find healthy, creative ways to cope with any negativity we may be experiencing in our lives at this time. Coloring mandalas is an excellent place to start. 🙂
If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.