Mahogany obsidian is natural siliceous glass obsidian with iron inclusions that form mahogany-colored stripes and swirls. It is found in various locations around the world, including the USA, Mexico, Japan, Afghanistan, and Iceland.
Also known as mountain mahogany, mahogany obsidian has a black coloration with red-brown crystal. It has a Mohs hardness of 5-6 and a vitreous luster. The name mahogany obsidian is derived from its resemblance to mahogany wood.
In ancient times, Native Americans formed it into arrowheads and jewelry. The Apache and Navajo tribes used it in ceremonial rituals and healing practices.
Mahogany obsidian is a stone of strength because it transmutes its strength and power to you. It is believed to give you courage and wisdom in times of trouble and can be used to help you find your true path in life.
Mahogany Obsidian Properties
Mahogany obsidian is a powerful protective stone that shields against negative energy. It grounds and stabilizes the body and aura, providing a sense of security and safety.
This stone can also promote positive changes in your life by helping to release old patterns and behaviors that no longer serve you. Mahogany obsidian can also assist in the manifestation of your desires and help you to attract abundance and prosperity.
Mahogany obsidian can be used in crystal healing or as a talisman to promote strength, courage, and security.
You can place mahogany obsidian in your home or workplace to create a shield against negative energy. You can also carry it with you or wear it as jewelry to ward off negative influences and to stay grounded and centered.
Proper Care of Mahogany Obsidian
Mahogany obsidian is generally a hard and durable stone, but it can be susceptible to chipping and breaking if it is dropped or handled roughly. Store this stone in a soft cloth or jewelry pouch to protect it
Cleanse it regularly to keep it charged and energized. You can cleanse mahogany obsidian by placing it in a bowl of sea salt or brown rice for 24 hours.
Recharge mahogany obsidian by placing it in direct sunlight or near a piece of hematite. You can also place it in a crystal grid with other grounding and protective stones, such as black tourmaline, smoky quartz, or amethyst.