Mahogany Obsidian contains mineral inclusions such as hematite and oxidized iron along with the volcanic glass, which gives its distinctive reddish hues. It is associated with the Root Chakra, the Zodiac Signs of Scorpio, Sagittarius and Aries, the Planet Pluto and the Elements of Fire and Earth.
Known as the stone of strength, mahogany obsidian is useful to foster balance, courage, willpower, self-acceptance and self confidence. It is said to allow one to focus on the abundance on one’s life, while objectively determining the areas that are lacking attention. It is said to clear thinking, while improving one’s ability to observe. Mahogany obsidian is said to protect from negative energy while providing grounding. It is a stone of good luck, of unlocking financial prosperity and increasing one’s ability to generate income.
In healing, mahogany obsidian is said to be very useful in improving liver and kidney function, blood circulation, in detoxification, and relieving pain, including tension pain. It is also used to clear emotional pain, trauma, obsessions and old, destructive thought patterns.