Chemical Composition: Obsidian is an Igneous Silicate (volcanic glass) Hardness: 6-7 Occurence: Obsidian occurs in volcanic lava flows, from silica-rich magma that has come to the surface.
Metaphysical Properties: Excellent for grounding and protection. Obsidian wards off negativity. Useful for introspection - helps one to see where changes need to be made within oneself. Corresponding Astrological Sign: Sagittarius Chakra: 1st - Root chakra