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This variety of obsidian has such a striking appearance. The jet black stones are flecked with white, like the first few flakes of a winter snowstorm. And just like freshly fallen snow, Snowflake Obsidian carries connotations of purity and new beginnings.
Another property of this stone is also suggested by its black and white tones. It is a stone of balance. This is a great stone to reach for when you feel a little off kilter, physically or mentally. It also reminds us, when we are learning something new, our mistakes are just as valuable as our successes.
And you know that quiet stillness there is, when snow has fallen heavily. That's another clue to one of this stone's strengths. Snowflake Obsidian helps us to recognize the difference between solitude and loneliness, and to understand that time spent alone, in quiet contemplation, is a powerful thing indeed.
All types of obsidian have a reputation for healing, and Snowflake Obsidian is no exception. It is said to be particularly good for vascular and skeletal disorders.
Snowflake Obsidian helps to reveal unconscious fears and hidden thought patterns. If you find yourself struggling with negative emotions and toxic thinking, Snowflake Obsidian helps to bring the root causes to light so they can be dealt with.
You are purchasing a set of three tumbled Snowflake Obsidian gemstones. Stones will vary in size and shape, but most are in the range of 1/2" to 3/4". How should I use my gemstones?
Keep them close by, in your pocket, or in a small dish at your work space. Handle them often, as you focus on your needs and wishes. Sleep with them under your pillow. Place them on your altar. Whisper your wishes to them when no one else can hear you. The only thing we do NOT recommend doing is using your gemstones to infuse water that you will be drinking.
How can I cleanse my gemstones?
Over time, gemstones can pick up negative energies as they are used. Many different methods can be employed to cleanse your stones. Bury them in a small container of salt for a few days. Hold them in running water (this is not recommended for soft gemstones like selenite or jet). Let them sit overnight in the light from a full moon. Place them where a fresh breeze can pass over them. What other methods can you think of?