Obsidian helps to protect the very sensitive against depression. It is the stone of the soft-hearted and gentle people of the world. Use obsidian to help block negativity of any kind. As a black gemstone, it symbolizes self control and resilience. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.
Hematite can help one to find their own gifts and to release self-imposed limitations. Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms you in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone, and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite can boost confidence, and is also good for working with the Root Chakra. ╰☆╮skymomma╰☆╮