Snowflake Obsidian is a natural volcanic glass containing the mineral Cristobalite which gives the stone its white "snowflake" crystal patterns. In addition to the generic healing properties of Obsidian, Snowflake Obsidian is calming and soothing. It teaches you to value mistakes as well as successes. A stone of purity, Snowflake Obsidian provides balance for body, mind, and spirit. It helps you recognize and release “wrong thinking” and stressful mental patterns. It promotes dispassion and inner centering. Snowflake Obsidian empowers isolation and loneliness, aiding surrender in meditation.
In general, Obsidian is a very grounding and protective stone. It is used as a great cleanser of negative energies, helping to remove not only negativity experienced in the environment but also that of one's own emotions, such as anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, etc. Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages and tends to work quickly to move truths to the surface to be resolved.