Mahogany Obsidian in the Morning Light
Obsidian is a naturally forming volcanic glass. This makes it neither a crystal nor a mineral, but I refer to it as a mineral. I have a couple of specimens, a black tumbled stone and a sphere of Snowflake Obsidian, but I had never seen Mahogany Obsidian prior to finding this gorgeous piece in a local shop called Mystic Moraine Minerals. The staff is amazing and very knowledgeable. They offer a wide range of crystals and mineral for sale, both raw and tumbled. They also offer classes in wire wrapping and other interesting crystal related things. If you would like to check out the Facebook page you can find it at @MysticMoraine
Like all Obsidian, this variety can be found anywhere there is or has been volcanic activity, but two nice sources are China and India. It gets its beautiful color from either Magnetite or Hematite inclusions in the molten material. As the lava cools it can form into various patterns. This particular piece looks as if it may have come straight from a tree. Mahogany Obsidian has a Mohs hardness of 5 to 5.5 and works well with the Root Chakra, making it a strong protective stone.
This is one of the crystals/minerals that has been in use so long that nobody really knows who first discovered it. I did, however find a reference to a minor Roman magistrate named Obsuis (Obsidian) that discovered a similar type of mineral. I couldn’t really find any other information related to who or when Mahogany Obsidian was first found.
I mentioned earlier that this mineral works with the Root Chakra, its energy is very protective and great for people who have issues with feeling safe. This is also a fantastic choice for personal growth and healing as well because it helps increase feelings of self-worth. Here are some of the ways Mahogany Obsidian can help you improve your life.
- It stimulates growth in all areas of your life and helps you make the changes necessary to move you forward.
- It helps you in the decision-making process by focusing on what your priorities are.
- It helps you break free of the past and regain your personal power.
- It gives you strength to keep going when you really need it.
In the physical healing aspect this mineral is said to help:
- Detox the bodies organs and tissues.
- Increase the function of the kidney and liver.
- Relieve pain.
- Increase circulation.
If this powerful, transformational mineral sounds like something you would like to work with I encourage you to seek out a piece and give it a try. I am sure you will be just a happy with it as I am. As with all my crystal posts, I must emphasize that I am not a doctor nor am I suggesting you leave the world that is allopathic medicine. I am only suggesting options to enhance your health and well-being.
Blessed Be ❤ Sharon