Healing Properties of Snowflake Obsidian
When you are feeling hopeless, snowflake obsidian can help you regain your courage to persevere, and help you see opportunities you may have overlooked to improve your situation.
If you are struggling with a very difficult time in your life, snowflake obsidian can help you find that “light in the darkness”. It can give you the determination to find your way through and triumph over obstacles. It is especially helpful in enabling you to notice support that you may have missed or ideas or insights that could help you. Think of it like a flashlight that lets you look around in the dark and find the hidden resources you weren’t aware of before. It can help you spot synchronicities that can help you find the right path.
Snowflake obsidian helps you tune in to spiritual guidance, and is useful for people wanting to communicate with their guides and animal spirits. If you are struggling to feel the presence of Spirit in your life, hold or carry snowflake obsidian with you throughout the day, and meditate. Allow yourself to relax and let yourself be supported. Repeat the affirmation, “The Light Shines For Us All” and know it is true.
You can also use snowflake obsidian to help with past life recollection and recovering memories from your present life. Overall it is a stone of insight, resilience, and access to spiritual guidance and knowledge.
Snowflake Obsidian as a Gemstone
Snowflake obsidian is a form of black obsidian that contains small white crystal impurities made of crystobalite. The end result is a beautiful black color with distinctive grayish white patterns throughout the surface.
Obsidian is a natural glass which is formed through volcanic activity by the cooling of molten lava. Snowflake obsidian forms when the mineral cristobalite is present and gets trapped in the obsidian as it cools. Cristobalite is a silica, similar to quartz but with a different crystal structure. As obsidian is a glass and cristobalite is a crystal, snowflake obsidian is essentially a lot of tiny crystals trapped in black glass rock.