Dec 19

Rainbow Obsidian–Stone of the Week (December 22nd-28th)

This is possibly one of the most profound and reflective weeks of the year.  We are still in the afterglow of the Winter Solstice, which marks the darkest day of the year and the return of the light.  Christmas can bring up every emotion in the book–joy, love, excitement, sadness, regret, frustration, etc.  At a time when everyone is gathered with their families, old memories and issues are sure to emerge and can cause a vulnerable opening and a healing opportunity.  Rainbow Obsidian is the perfect stone to support us in navigating these deep December energies.

R obsidianRainbow Obsidian is a volcanic glass that is a rich black color.  But when you hold it beneath the light, beautiful bands of blue, gold, red, violet, and green colors make a flashy appearance.  This simple physical description tells the story of how it works energetically. Rainbows are a symbol of hope, and Rainbow Obsidian brings that energy into any inner darkness you want to shift. As Crystal Expert, Naisha Ahsian, so beautifully puts it:  “Rainbow Obsidian creates a bridge of light into the dark and painful places of the mind, body, and emotions, allowing one to go in and heal them.” Meditating with it allows you to shine your conscious light upon your hidden shadow aspects.  Then it helps you to create beautiful changes and rainbows where once there was darkness. 

Rain ObsRainbow Obsidian keeps your energy and aura clear, balanced, stable, and protected.  It contains Magnetite, the Earth’s natural magnet. Magnetite attracts and anchors light into the body, and it stabilizes the auric field.  Rainbow Obsidian also contains Feldspar, which helps you to release old energy blockages and to deflect negative energy that might come your way.  Since Rainbow Obsidian is born of fire and volcanic activity, it can help you to transmute lower energy and purify your bio-energetic system.  Wearing it daily as jewelry can keep your aura and chakras bright, clear, and in perfect order.

While most Obsidians have a blunt and hard-hitting energy, Rainbow Obsidian has a lightness to it that feels uplifting and joyful.  If you are a person who gets the holiday blues and feels depressed around Christmas, Rainbow Obsidian can lift your spirits and mood. Wear it as a pendant or gaze into the flashing rainbow colors for a positive dose of energy. Also, some family gatherings tend to be less than jolly and are instead filled with dense karmic exchanges and drama.  If this is what you anticipate at your holiday gathering, keep a Rainbow Obsidian on you for protection, shielding, and help to transmute any negativity and tension.  It is on sale at Nature’s Treasures this week, right in time for the holidays.  Bright blessings to all this holiday season!

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