Black Obsidian is a dark and rough glass-like rock that forms after volcanic lava cools quickly. In its natural state, Black Obsidian is hard and with a smooth surface, possibly with very sharp edges. Because of these qualities, black obsidian was often used to make tools and weapons many years ago, and still used as massage tools today). Black obsidian is a very powerful gemstone with a mysterious and cleansing aura. It is commonly used for psychic protection, and it has the capacity to remove all the psychic smog that has been encapsulating its owner for quite some time. It also has powerful properties that can shield its owner from negative auras and spirits. While holding this stone, you may actually boost your precognition and gain the gift or ability of prophecy. If you are going through and unpleasant situation with certain people, getting a black obsidian could help you with this. Since the stone breaks you away from the negative elements, it will give you the power to cut ties and other negative attachments from those people who have been causing issues. Also, since it is made primarily of water, fire, and earth, it can be an excellent spiritual and healing aid because it will lead you back to Mother Earth. Finally, black obsidian releases you from stress and assists you in handling any form of disharmony in your life. Keep this black stone with you at all times, and you will be free of anger, resentment, and other negative emotions or feelings you may accumulate.