Snowflake obsidian is glass that is formed in the process of cooling lava. It contains a relatively small amount of crystals. Cristobalite against a dark stone background forms white spots that resemble snowflakes, thus creating a unique looking surface. Large deposits of this obsidian can be found in Mexico, Iceland, and the United States.
The spiritual significance of the mineral is associated with the light created by snowflakes in the night sky. Its gentle energy gives a feeling of lightness and helps to find a balance between body and mind. The stone reminds us that each of us is a unique fragment of the overall picture of the universe.
It is a protective and balancing crystal. By having it with you, you can be assured that no evil will reach you. It will also be easier for you to recognise disadvantageous situations and people who wish bad things to you to avoid them.
Snowflake obsidian promotes both emotional and spiritual cleansing. It is a very suitable stone for introverts and those people who tend to stifle their feelings. With it, your emotions, like a volcano, will burst to the surface. At first, it may enrich you, but later, you will realise that it is necessary for your inner peace. A calm mind and a purified heart will help you to look at the environment around you differently.
The mineral will encourage you to enjoy life as it is. It will be easier for you to accept painful lessons if you realise that with their help, you can achieve gratifying victories. The stone will reduce emotional pain and various fears. Especially the ones that keep you from achieving your goals. Snowflake obsidian is believed to help you make the right decisions, especially those related to your finances.
In addition, it is a stone with detoxifying properties. It improves kidney and upper gastrointestinal function. It has been found that the mineral helps those who want to lose weight.
Country of origin: Mexico.
Chemical composition: 70–75% SiO2 plus MgO, Fe3O4.
Hardness based on Mohs scale: 5 - 6.