Just as snowflakes fall gently and effortless from the sky, Snowflake Obsidian will aid its possessor into acting and thinking in a calm and guided manner. Snowflake Obsidian is an encouraging and balancing stone. It directs individuals to turn negative into positive by making the best of any situation, or through the accumulation of new ideas. Although it provides new creative support, this variety of Obsidian also works in grounding one's thinking by eliminating stressful patterns or unreachable fantasies. At the same time, it also provides courage and perserverance for individuals caring hope for certain circumstances. This stone aids in heightening one's perception, as it enables the individual to detect clues from the universe that are provided through interaction with others along with everyday experiences.
Snowflake Obsidian dates back to around 700,000 B.C during the Neolithic area. The stone first became popular during the Stone Age when it was used to produce sharp blades or arrowheads for protection. In a mythical sense, Snowflake Obsidian also protects, as it associates with guardian spirits who are asked to watch over us.