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Also known as Spot Black Obsidian, this stone is Obsidian with spots of phenocryst which look like little snowflakes on a black background.
Physical Energy Properties: Snowflake Obsidian is helpful for the stomach, sinuses, bones, skin and the eyes. Also helpful for the veins and circulation as well as detoxification. You can even make an elixir using Snowflake Obsidian that will help improve skin tone.
Emotional Energy Properties: Helps us to see deeply ingrained behavioural patterns and mistakes we’ve made so that we can learn from them and move forward in life. It teaches us that mistakes are just as valuable as successes as long as you’re learning something. It can also ease feelings of loneliness and resentment. A great stone for introverts.
Chakras: Associated with the Root chakra.
Astrological signs: Connected with Virgo.
History: Obsidian was first found in Ethiopia by Obsidius, a Roman explorer. It dates back to the Acheulian age or 700,000 BC and has been used for many items throughout history including blades for knives and arrowheads for weapons. It was even polished to be used to make mirrors at one point.
Where it's found: Deposits of Snowflake Obsidian can be found in Iceland, Mexico and the United States.
Variations, Rarity and Value: Snowflake Obsidian is formed from felsic lava cooling rapidly creating a volcanic glass with crystal spots on it. Stones are quite small and they are quite affordable and common.
How to use it: Use in meditation to soothe and relax the mind and in times of transformation. Wear or hold a piece of Snowflake Obsidian continuously throughout the day for protection and benefits. Or make an elixir by placing a Snowflake Obsidian stone in water for several hours, remove the stone and then using the water on your skin or drink the infused water.
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