Obsidian is molten lava that cooled so quickly that it did not have time to crystallize. It has a glass like appearance that is typically very shiny.
Obsidian is known to work quickly and is sometimes too quick for those that are not ready for its power. There are several colors of obsidian, this article talks about obsidian in general.
Obsidian is a strongly protective stone that helps to form a shield against negative forces and provides a cord from ones base chakra to the center of the earth. This kind of anchoring can be overwhelming for some since it works so fast but it can be extremely helpful for those working in the healing professions as it gets to the root of an issue quickly.
Metaphysically obsidian helps to eliminate energy blockages and release tension. This stone is known to anchor the spirit into the body.
Emotionally obsidian helps you to know who you truly are by carrying you to the depths of your emotions.
In healing obsidian is a wonderful tool to help one understand the cause and reason for the disease. It is used to help detoxify and release blockages and relieve pain, warm the extremities and shrink and enlarged prostrate.
Yellow Obsidian stimulates the third eye, solar plexus chakra and works to clear ones understanding of who one is.
It is a helpful tool for those that do not feel confident that they are ready to pursue the true path one should follow. Yellow Obsidian Is one of the warmer and more understanding of the obsidian stones. Still yellow obsidian delves deep down into the realm of the unknown while being open and truthful to the one called to using or working with it.