Rainbow obsidian is a striking variety of black obsidian. In this variety of obsidian the different colors are caused by different layers that have either cooled at different rates, or have slightly different impurities. Under dim light, it looks like it is nothing special, but catch the light on the surface in just the right way and vivid bands of blue, green, purple and gold are visible. While rainbow obsidian is grounding, it is uplifting too. It has a joyful energy, which is gentle yet persistent. I would almost call it subdued joy, brightening your outlook no matter how down you are feeling. It is soothing and you just don't want to put it down. It is a deep emotional healer and takes you on an amazing journey of healing. As you travel back through previous wounds, you find bits of yourself you have left behind. It is sometimes necessary to travel through your darkness before you burst forth into the light once more. Its energy starts at the root chakra working its way up through all of the chakras. It also has a protective energy, for when you feel the most vulnerable.
Rainbow obsidian is a good tool for healers for its protective qualities and its assistance in clearing the healer’s aura after a healing session. It is also useful in healing bruising, broken bones, or other tissue trauma. It also helps stabilize the heart in stressful periods of time.
Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass that is created when lava flows are quickly cooled with water. Obsidian is comprised mostly of silicon dioxide but its amorphous formation lacks the crystalline structure of quartz and is therefore generally softer. This beautiful mineral is perfect for carving and polishing and has long been used in ceremonies and cleaved into weapons.
The energy of obsidian is softer than smoky quartz that has a lovely grounding energy. Its energy is highly protective and when placed by the front door will help keep negativity at bay. Black obsidian can also help to keep night mares and terrors at bay.
Using it personally, you are able to work through karmic issues, make sure you are truly ready to deal with them as Obsidian is very to the point one might say. Many use this stone for protection and it can be used to remove negative energy from the body. In elixir form it balances the mental and emotional sides. It is also good as an anti-virus and anti-inflammation and helps to reduce general pain. Leaving a chunk of Obsidian by the door ensures visitors' baggage remains outside your abode.