Black obsidian is a glass-like rock that forms from volcanic lava cooling quickly. In metaphysical circles, it has the aura of absolute mystery. Its energy draws you in softly, but very deeply.
Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attacks and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension.
Obsidian expresses clear energy of truth without taking any sides, it can be useful for those who tend to react emotionally to people and events.
Also called the stone of truth, black obsidian is supposed to reveal mysteries—both about the inner world of the person working with the obsidian, as well as the inner workings of the cosmos at large.
Another facet of black obsidian is its ability to draw in negative energy, thus protecting the wearer or the surroundings in which it is placed.
Pixiu, is a Chinese mythical hybrid creature, commonly referred to in the West by the Greek word "chimera", and considered a powerful protector of practitioners of Feng Shui. It resembles a strong, winged lion. Pixiu is an earth and sea variation, particularly an influential and auspicious creature for wealth.