Golden Obsidian

Golden Obsidian

Obsidian is formed from the sudden cooling of the molten lava, and it comes in various types. Here we’re going to talk about Golden Obsidian, a variety of Obsidian resulting when the gas bubbles from the original lava flow are trapped in the Obsidian in the process of formation. The impurities of the gasses cause a golden hue, giving the Obsidian a golden sheen appearance. It appears to be solid black until seen in bright daylight.

Let us learn a little more about this rare stone and discover the healing properties, which benefits several people.


The name of the stone is derived from an ancient Roman explorer known as “Obsius” who was given a mystical black glass sphere from a volcano by an Ethiopian woman called Xenia. It is also known as “the wizard stone” because it has been used since ancient times in numerous magic experiments. 

The ancients used polished Obsidian mirrors for scrying, and Nostradamus is reputed to have used a Black Obsidian sphere for scrying. The translucent variety from Arizona is referred to as “Apache Tears.” The stone has been used since Paleolithic times for making tools, hunting, and weapons because it has a sharp edge.

General Information

CHAKRA:  Root, Solar Plexus

ZODIAC:  Scorpio, Sagittarius


SOURCE:  Mexico, United States

HARDNESS:  5 – 5.5 Mohs

SYSTEM:  Amorphous Crystal System

COMPOSITION:  SiO2 with trace elements (usually MgO and Fe3O4)

Metaphysical Properties

  • It is believed to be a stone for illuminating and enlightening. Golden Obsidian supports manifesting what brings joy and contentment.
  • Its energies create a protective shield against negativity and fail the attempts of others who try to overpower us. 
  • It is highly effective for exposing and letting go of ego conflicts, power abuse, and releasing any sense of futility or cynicism.
  • Gold Sheen Obsidian works wonders in manifesting and attracting prosperity and abundance in the user’s life.
  • By stimulating the Solar plexus chakra, Gold Sheen Obsidian can help us reclaim our power and align with Divine Will.
  • It helps in determining the future and making all possible attempts to make it better in every way.


  • It can be used in healing physical ailments such as indigestion. It also detoxifies by dissolving the blockages and stress, including hardened arteries. It soothes arthritis, joint problems, cramps, and injuries.
  • The stone can be used to achieve groundedness while connecting with the universe’s cosmic forces and attaining powers.
  • Use golden Obsidian to enlighten your mental aptitude so you can enter a deep state of meditation and reach the higher forces for doing good for your community.
  • It can also deflect dark forces from interfering with the higher good and keep the energies positive and right.
  • It is a beautiful stone that is used to soothe oneself and relieve stress, anxiety, depression, and mood swings. 


As already seen, the stone is overly famous for its benefits in the physical as well as the emotional well being of a person. From times immemorial, this is an excellent healing stone having immense powers to be a great companion to humankind.