Snowflake Obsidian

(snoh-fleyk uhb-sid-ee-uhn)
Main Origins:
Japan, Argentina, Iceland, Italy, Australia, South America, North America, and Scotland.

What is Snowflake Obsidian?

A snowflake obsidian on a black background

A variety of Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian is named after its vivid snowflake patterns. The Snowflake Obsidian meaning is purification. It is a volcanic glass formed 2.5 million years ago during rhyolitic volcanic eruptions. 

Besides the beauty of its nature-drawn snowflakes, Snowflake Obsidian is a worry stone that balances the mind, body, and soul. Historically, Obsidian was used for cutting, but Snowflake Obsidian was specifically used for carving religious figurines and sculptures.

Snowflake Obsidian Metaphysical Properties & Benefits

Because Snowflake Obsidian is ruled by the higher chakra (third eye chakra) and lower chakra (root chakra), it heals the physical body and frees the mind. 

While the Earth element rules Snowflake Obsidian, it’s also associated with Fire and Water elements due to its volcanic origins. That’s why you can charge Snowflake Obsidian with soil, sunlight, and tap water.

Flowering Obsidian may tap into the energies of Mother Gaia (Goddess of Earth), Persephone (Greek Goddess of Spring), Ullr (Norse Goddess of Snow), Pele (Hawaiian Goddess of Volcano), Yuki-Onno (Japanese Spirit of Snow).

Some cultures also associate Snowflake Obsidian with Pluto as the ruling planet. 

What zodiac is Snowflake Obsidian? 

  • Snowflake Obsidian is good for all zodiac signs, but it’s particularly great for Virgo, Capricorn, and Scorpio. 

Why is Obsidian good for Scorpios? 

  • Snowflake Obsidian broadens Scorpios’ minds, opening their inner vision. Earth and Pluto (ruling planets) are also friendly with other planets in Astrology.

Snowflake Obsidian Healing Properties and Benefits

Relax the Mind, Body, and Soul

  • One of the Snowflake Obsidian benefits is that it heals traumas, nervous breakdowns, loss, and grief. It does so by clearing physical, emotional, and spiritual tension.
  • You can use Snowflake Obsidian for relaxation by meditating with the crystal in your palm for a few minutes. Snowflake Obsidian can also be activated with a candle fire.

Patience and Calm

  • Did you know Snowflake Obsidian can soothe any agitation? It’s a stone of emotional balance that teaches wisdom, listening skills, and peace.
  • It’s best to use Snowflake Obsidian for peace and calm by carrying the crystal after burying it overnight, or for a few days in soil. Once it’s charged, you’ll draw from the patience of Mother Gaia.

Digestion, Detox, and Strength

  • Snowflake Obsidian detoxifies the body by improving digestion, blood circulation, and stamina. It’s also the best crystal for recovering from injuries.
  • Singing Bowl energies are the best way to activate Snowflake Obsidian for digestive health, physical fitness, and metabolism. For this, place your crystal within 15cm of the singing bowl when playing.

Clarity and Critical Thinking Skills

  • Mostly recommended for creative people, Snowflake Obsidian clears mind chatter and improves focus. It’s the best crystal for students, trainees, interns, and new professionals. 
  • Do you want to enhance your mental skills? Then lie down on a yoga mat and keep a Snowflake Obsidian between your brows. Now visualize the patterns of your crystal to activate it using the mind’s eye.

Skin and Haircare

  • We all know how bad pollution affects the planet, but most don’t know how it threatens the skin and hair. Snowflake Obsidian can exfoliate the skin and strengthen the hair when infused. 
  • To use Snowflake Obsidian for skin and hair care, make its indirect crystal infusion by keeping the crystal next to a glass of water for 6 – 12 hours. Finally, wash your face or hair, with this water for a month.

Snowflake Obsidian Spiritual Properties and Benefits

A woman sitting on a rock near the lake

Clearing Negativity

  • Much like Black Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian absorbs, or transmutes, negativity into positivity. It’s a purifying crystal that clears hexes, curses, and evil energies from rooms, houses, and people.
  • Get a Snowflake Obsidian wand and activate it with a sage smudge stick, essential oil, or incense. Finally, you can circle it clockwise to clear negativity from spaces, chakras, auras, and the spirit and body. 

Grounding and Protection

  • Being one of the few crystals that can open multiple chakras, Snowflake Obsidian balances you with the base chakra and shields you with the third eye chakra. This protects you physically and psychically.
  • You can carry Snowflake Obsidian for grounding and protection after burying it for seven days. You can then circle it over your head for activating the higher and lower chakras. 

Spirit Contact and Guidance

  • One of the best Snowflake spiritual healing properties is how it turns you into a medium for spiritual work. You may be able to contact spirits, angels, and beings to help with your spiritual destiny.
  • Hold a Snowflake Obsidian crystal in your palm at night and repeatedly chant the mantra “Spirit of Earth and Volcano, I beseech your guidance. Show me the light” to activate it. 

Intuition and Psychic Awareness

  • The natural volcanic glass with Snowflake patterns is a higher chakra stone that activates the psychic abilities of the user by opening the third eye chakra. You may feel clairvoyant, intuitive, and empathic. 
  • To use Snowflake Obsidian for psychic abilities, it’s good to set a crystal grid in the shape of a six-legged star. You can activate the crystal grid with positive affirmations or mantras.

Past Life Recall and Karma Therapy

  • Some stones help us remember memories of this life, and some take us back millennia. Snowflake Obsidian can access the Akashic Records to tap into your past lives and guide you to attain good Karma.
  • Place the Snowflake Obsidian under your pillow after a few minutes of meditation to recall your past lives. You’ll find guidance for good Karma by meditating with the same crystal after waking up.

Snowflake Obsidian Side Effects

  • Because Snowflake Obsidian channels the third eye chakra, sleeping with it under your pillow might make you restless from visions, vivid dreams, or nightmares. 
  • Clearing strong negative emotions with Snowflake Obsidian can sometimes drain you or make you weary for a few days after use. 
  • Snowflake Obsidian may attract bad fortune, failures, or isolation when your birth chart doesn’t align with its energies. Ask an astrologer if you’re experiencing anything similar.

Snowflake Obsidian Meaning: What Does Snowflake Obsidian Symbolize?

A beach that has clear water and good weather

Purity is the meaning of Snowflake Obsidian crystals. 

Most people describe Snow Quartz as calming, cleansing, balancing, healing, and grounding, thanks to its dual chakras. That’s because this naturally occurring volcanic glass is an aura-cleansing stone

Snowflake Obsidian properties include tranquillity, mental clarity, creativity, physical healing, grounding, and psychic guidance. It’s also good for reversing negative self-talk, actions, and beliefs.

Varieties of Snowflake Obsidian

  • Black Snowflake Obsidian: This is a Snowflake Obsidian variety with more patches of Obsidian-black than white from Phenocryst. This crystal is efficient for grounding, wisdom, and patience.
  • Gray Snowflake Obsidian or White Snowflake Obsidian: In this variety of Snowflake Obsidian, the Phenocryst is more dominant than the Obsidian. It is also good for harnessing psychic powers.
  • Red Snowflake Obsidian: This variety attracts the Sacral and Solar Plexus chakras’ benefits like courage, luck, grounding, and creativity. The white snowflakes are replaced in this variety with red snowflakes due to Hematite.

How To Cleanse Snowflake Obsidian?

A snowflake obsidian on the sand with a sunflower and rocks in the background

  • Soil Charging – You can bury Snowflake Obsidian for a few days or up to the next full/new moon to cleanse it inside and out. This is also a good way to charge Snowflake Obsidian for setting intentions, attracting luck, and purifying the mind.
  • Water – Snowflake Obsidian is a water-safe crystal you can cleanse by rinsing under tap water. It can be charged similarly because the Water element rules it. Obsidian stones do crack when soaked due to their low hardness, so be careful of that. 
  • Fire: Because Snowflake Obsidian forms naturally from volcanic rocks, heat is a good way to cleanse it from the inside. You can also charge it under sunlight for a few minutes.

Questions and Answers

Can you cleanse Snowflake Obsidian in Water?

Yes, you can clean, cleanse, or charge Snowflake Obsidian by rinsing in water. 

It may crack when soaked in water for prolonged hours. Because it’s formed from volcanoes, water is a good way to cleanse and charge it.

Can Snowflake Obsidian go in the sun?

Yes, Snowflake Obsidian is safe to go in the sun. 

Snowflake Obsidian crystals are typically found in the open, under sunlight, so the crystal won’t fade. You shouldn’t leave it out for hours in the sun, however.

Can Snowflake Obsidian go in pink salt?

Yes, Snowflake Obsidian can go in pink salt or any other type of salt/salt water. You can give the crystal a quick sprinkle or rinse to cleanse or charge it for higher chakra powers.

What’s the difference between fake Snowflake Obsidian and real Snowflake Obsidian?

Natural Snowflake Obsidians are a wonder of nature and are filled with high vibrations, but there are fakes in the market. The easiest way to differentiate between the two is translucency. 

Real Snowflake Obsidians are heavy, cold to the touch, scratch-free, and not perfectly translucent.

Who shouldn’t wear Snowflake Obsidian?

As Earth and Pluto rule Snowflake Obsidian, it’s friendly with all the other ruling planets. That’s why Snowflake Obsidian is good for everyone unless your astrologer advises against it.

Where should I place Snowflake Obsidian?

As the elements of Earth, Water, and Fire rule Snowflake Obsidian, you have many directions to choose from. 

  • North attracts luck, wisdom, and grounding. 
  • Northeast attracts knowledge, intuition, and good fortune. 
  • South attracts fame, balance, and courage. 
  • Southwest attracts luck in love and career, or academics. 
Which hand to wear Snowflake Obsidian?

Wearing Snowflake Obsidian on the right hand will guide your actions and decisions through angels and spirits. You can also carry it on your dominant side in your pocket or a purse.

Wearing Snowflake Obsidian on the left hand or side attracts wealth, prosperity, and success.

Which finger to wear Snowflake Obsidian?

According to Astrology, Earth rules the ring finger, Water the pinkie finger, and Fire the thumb. You can wear Snowflake Obsidian rings on any of those fingers to tap into their planetary benefits.

When to wear Snowflake Obsidian?

You can wear Snowflake Obsidian on all days of the week. It’s also good for long-term wear, but you should cleanse the crystal at the end of the day with soil, water, or fire.

What’s the cost of Snowflake Obsidian?

As it’s available worldwide, Snowflake Obsidian isn’t an expensive stone. Snowflake Obsidian usually retails between $15 to $20 per 100g, whereas the red variety fetches a higher price.

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