Obsidian is a powerful stone for protecting, grounding, healing, and helping us to feel secure as we make the changes we want to. Technically speaking, it’s not actually a crystal at all. Obsidian is actually a form of volcanic glass, made from cooled lava.
Pairing up different crystals (or volcanic glass, in the case of obsidian!) is a lovely way to explore the potential of various combinations, and blending energies.
Below you’ll find a couple of the best stones to use with obsidian, as well as two that should be used with care. Have fun finding out more about crystals by experimenting with pairing up their superpowers!
Obsidian, a powerful grounding and protective stone, can be effectively paired with other crystals to amplify its energy.
Combining Obsidian with Selenite is ideal for calming the mind, purifying spaces, and promoting clarity, especially in meditation and manifestation practices.
Obsidian and Rose Quartz, although seemingly different, create a harmonious pairing for emotional healing and releasing past traumas, fostering feelings of security and support.
These combinations can be used in various ways, such as placing crystals around your home, creating wish bags, or wearing them as jewelry.
Obsidian and Selenite
Both obsidian and selenite are powerful stones for calming the mind, purifying a space, and providing clarity. Using or wearing these stones together is a great means of dispelling negative energy, including that which may be blocking you from achieving your goals, and opening the way for healing to begin.
This dream team pairing is especially effective when used in spiritual work or as part of a meditative practice. The team is also an awesome tool to aid manifestation and can help with both the intention-setting process and maintaining the focus needed to keep moving toward our aims.
Want some inspiration on how to use obsidian and selenite together? We’ve got you. Try the below ideas to get started.
Cleanse and Protect
For this little ritual, you’ll need a selenite crystal and six obsidian points. Start by passing the selenite over your whole body, and, while doing so, visualize the stone clearing away any negative energy, and restoring your vitality.
Next, lie comfortably, with one of the obsidian points between and slightly below your feet, one at each hip, one at each shoulder, and one just above your head.
Arrange these crystals with the points facing outwards, to draw away and release any remaining negative energy.
If your stress levels are building up, then try meditating while holding a selenite crystal in one hand and a piece of obsidian in the other. Close your eyes, relax, and focus on your breathing. If your mind wanders, gently bring your focus back to your breath, without judgment.
Once your mind is clear, visualize the energy from each crystal infusing your body and spiritual self.
The obsidian will keep you grounded to the Earth throughout this meditation while the selenite will help connect your consciousness to higher planes, for a powerful yet peaceful meditative experience.
Calming Chakra Work
Obsidian is connected to the Root chakra (located at the base of the spine), while selenite is linked to the Crown chakra (found on the top of the head).
If the Root chakra becomes blocked, we may experience feelings of insecurity and anxiety and a lack of self-esteem.
Blockages in the Crown chakra can cause feelings of confusion and a sense that we’re losing our connection to the deep, spiritual aspect of ourselves.
Try placing each of the crystals on the relevant chakras and relaxing, visualizing light from the stores infusing these chakras, gently sweeping away any blockages in their way.
Obsidian and Rose Quartz
While, on the surface, this may seem like an unlikely pairing – the power and strength of obsidian set against the gentle, peaceful nature of rose quartz – these stones are actually perfect partners.
Think of it like those couples that you would never put together on paper, but that work beautifully in reality!
Obsidian and rose quartz is a harmonious pairing that’s ideal for those looking for emotional healing, to release past trauma that may be lingering, and to process difficult feelings. These crystals, together, help us feel secure, safe, and supported as we explore our emotions and let go of beliefs and thoughts that no longer serve us.
Here are some ways to combine obsidian and rose quartz to make the most of this perfect partnership.
Around the Home
Place crystals of obsidian and rose quartz around your home or space to protect the energy and bring peaceful, soothing vibes. According to feng shui, it’s best to place obsidian in the north area of your home, to both clear negative energy and any energetic obstacles that may stand in your life path.
Place a small bowl of rose quartz crystals in your bedroom, or in the ‘love’ corner of your home or space which, according to feng shui, is in the southwest area. This will bring harmony to your relationships and provide a peaceful energy boost.
A Wish Bag to Release Negativity
If there’s something that’s still bothering you from the past – perhaps you have trust or confidence issues as a result of a past relationship – then try creating a wish bag using obsidian and rose quartz stones.
All you need for this cathartic little ritual is a small drawstring bag, a small obsidian and rose quartz crystal, a candle, and a piece of paper and pen.
- Write down your intention to release past hurts and move on (in your own words) on the piece of paper, and then place it, along with the crystals into your wish bag.
- Next, light the candle, and place the wish bag in front of it.
- Focus on your intention as you contemplate the flame.
- Either wait for the candle to burn down, or relight it over a few days until it’s burnt down.
- Once this is done, carry your wish bag with you, or keep it close by, perhaps on your bedside table.
Wearing Obsidian and Rose Quartz Together
If you’re struggling with grief, sadness, or anxiety, simply wearing these crystals together can help. Bracelets, necklaces, anklets, and rings are all options. You could also consider a brooch, earrings, or a more unusual item of jewelry such as a belly chain or nose stud that incorporates either of the crystals.
Carrying a small piece of obsidian and rose quartz in your pocket or purse is also an effective way to harness the combined energy of these stones. Touch or hold these crystals throughout the day, whenever you’re in need of comfort or a sense of security.
Obsidian Combinations to Use with Care
In the vast majority of cases, all crystals can be successfully combined, as long as the intention of the user is good. However, there are some things to note when pairing up certain stones, and we cover a couple of these scenarios below.
Obsidian and Carnelian
Both obsidian and carnelian are extremely powerful crystals. While they can be used together happily and effectively, check in with yourself regularly to ensure you’re not feeling overwhelmed.
Obsidian and Citrine
Again, this crystal combo can work well, depending on your intention. For those looking for deep grounding and to boost a sense of safety and security, the vibrant, active energy of citrine may not be the most complimentary to pair with obsidian.
Things to Remember When Combining Obsidian with Other Stones
Being aware of a few key things about obsidian is important to help you figure out which crystal combo will be best for your needs or intentions. Here are the things you need to know:
- Obsidian is associated with the Root chakra.
- It is believed that wearing obsidian on the left side of the body will attract the things you want (the left is linked to receiving, the right to giving).
- The stone is renowned for its power to repel and dispel negativity and is often known as the Guardian Stone.
- Obsidian is often used in scrying and meditative practices.
- It may be used in dreamwork.
- The stone is associated with the Earth sign Capricorn, and may also be particularly beneficial for Scorpio and Sagittarius.
Obsidian Crystal Combos to Uplevel and Protect Your Energy
Combining obsidian with other crystals is a great way to create a unique blend that incorporates this stone’s special energy. Use the guide above to get started: try using or wearing obsidian with selenite or rose quartz, before branching out to find your own perfect crystal pairings!