Obsidian Anatomical Hearts

Obsidian Anatomical Hearts

These silver sheen obsidian anatomical hearts are beautifully hand-carved decorations that evoke healing and deep truths. They measure approximately 3 cm across their longest dimension and weigh roughly 12-14 g. All items are stocked at our booth at the 400 Market in Innisfil, Ontario. And all our prices are inclusive of sales tax within Canada.

Obsidian is a volcanic glass formed from rapidly cooling silica-rich lava, found in obsidian flows with high silica content. It is mineral-like but not a true mineral due to its non-crystalline structure and variable composition. Obsidian can display gas bubble patterns from lava flows, creating a metallic sheen. Older obsidian tends to crystallize over time, accelerated by water presence, turning into perlite.

Obsidian, used since 700,000 BC, was valued for sharpness and traded widely for tools and decorative objects. It facilitated knowledge exchange in the Neolithic era, found in Europe, the Mediterranean, Japan, the Pacific, and Mesoamerica. Obsidian knives, sharper than steel, are utilized by some surgeons, although not FDA-approved for human use. They produce fewer inflammatory cells in incisions on rats but are limited by brittleness compared to metal blades. Obsidian serves not only ornamental functions but also as a gemstone. Its look varies depending on the cut: it appears jet black in one direction and glistening grey in another.

Silver-Sheen Obsidian is ideal for meditation and scrying, reflecting inner being and aiding in problem-solving. It promotes patience, perseverance, self-awareness, and connection between physical and astral bodies. Used for scrying, it reveals root problems and guides actions for personal growth. It acts as a mirror for self-reflection, aiding in refinement and progression.

Hardness: 5-6
Streak: White
Classification: Silicate
Structure: non-crystalline
Formula: SiO₂
Chakra: Base
Energy: Projective
Number: 2
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Planet: Jupiter
Element: Fire
Day: Thursday
Tarot: The Devil
Deities: Hekate, Loki, Maat, Pluto
Powers: Breakthrough, Excision, Grounding, Insight, Mental clarity, Midwifery, Negativity, Personal growth, Protection, Reflection, Stress, Truth