9 Best Crystals for Protection Against Negative Energies

3. Black Obsidian

Colour: Black
Chakra: Root
Origin: Worldwide

Black obsidian is a formidable healing stone for protection. It’s formed through volcanic eruptions and combines several raw and powerful elements such as fire, earth and water.

An interesting feature of obsidian is that it fractures like flint. The resulting sharp edges can be metaphysically used for cutting through lies, blockages, unresolved relationship and destructive habits.

This stone is also favoured by shamans and white witches to protect and return sorcery, ill fortune and curses.

Additionally, black obsidian is great for empaths. If you need to shield yourself from negative people in your life, are being bullied, or sense unwanted emotions from others, black obsidian will cut the ties from this draining energy.

Note: If you want to learn more about crystals for empaths, click here.

Tip: Use a black obsidian mirror to reflect negative traits, characteristics, or past behaviours. This helps you be honest about yourself and move forward with self-development.