About: Obsidian is created when certain types of lava cool rapidly once extruded from a volcano. They cool so rapidly that there is very little crystal growth. Snowflake obsidian occurs when small, white, radially clustered crystals of cristobalite form in the black glass of obsidian to produce a blotchy or snowflake pattern. Cristobalite is a silica member of the quartz family.
Metaphysical: Snowflake Obsidian helps to keep centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation (office, commute, home, etc.) presents itself. It promotes a sense of calm and inner centering which readies one for a deep meditative state.
Volcanic in origin, Snowflake Obsidian helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine harmful thought patterns. It can remove negativity from a space or person with ease. A good choice for past life work, Snowflake Obsidian heals old karmic wounds and helps examine harmful thought patterns.
Why you should wear this stone: Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and has a tendency to work quickly to move truths to the surface to be resolved. This is why we use it in our base chakra laces as well as a few of our other limited addition laces. It provides a calmly grounded foundation - a connection to the inner earth and the strength and wisdom that comes from that space. It supports the energy movement out of the base and up through the rest of the chakras to clean the energy clean and balanced.