Obsidian Cats

Obsidian Cats

These little kitties are hand-carved from obsidian, measuring about 4.5 cm tall and weighing 25-30 g. When ordering online, your cat will be intuitively chosen for you. All our items are stocked at our booth at the 400 Market in Innisfil, Ontario. 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's colour varies based on impurities, with dark appearance common due to iron content. It may contain gas bubbles and nanoinclusions of magnetite, with rare nearly colourless samples. 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.

Obsidian is a powerful stone known for exposing flaws, promoting growth, and providing deep healing. It shields against negativity, absorbs harmful energies, and aids in mental clarity, spiritual growth, and emotional healing. Obsidian should be handled carefully due to its intense effects, and it promotes compassion, strength, and exploration. It needs regular cleansing under running water. Obsidian's properties include reflecting flaws, offering clear insight, grounding, and protection against negativity.

Hardness: 5-6
Streak: White
Classification: Silicate
Structure: non-crystalline
Formula: SiO₂
Chakra: Base
Energy: Projective
Number: 1
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