Obsidian is truth-enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. It blocks psychic attack and absorbs negative energies from the environment.
Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.
Obsidian aids the digestion and detoxifies. It reduces arthritis pain, joint problems and cramps.
Neither Yin nor Yang is absolute.Nothing is completely Yin or completely Yang. Each aspect contains the beginning point for the other aspect. For example, day becomes night and then night becomes day. Yin and Yang are interdependent upon each other so that the definition of one requires the definition for the other to be complete.
Yin Yang is not static.The nature of Yin and Yang flows and changes with time. A simple example is thinking about how the day gradually flows into the night. However, the length of day and night are changing. As the earth ages, its spin is slowing causing the length of day and night to get longer. Day and night are not static entities. Sometimes changes in the relationship between Yin and Yang can be dramatic where one aspect can just transform into the other. As an example: some species of fish have females that transform quickly into males when the population of males isn’t enough.
The summation of Yin and Yang form a whole.One effect of this is: as one aspect increases the other decreases to maintain the overall balance of the whole.
The balance of Yin Yang can be skewed due to outside influences.Four possible imbalances exist:
These imbalances can be paired: so an excess of Yin can also simulate a Yang deficiency and vice versa.
As an example, this concept is especially important for Chinese healing practices. So an excess of Yang results in a fever. An excess of Yin could mean the accumulation of fluids in the body. Chinese healing examines a person’s health by using the eight principles: Internal and External stimuli, Deficiency and Excesses, Cold and Heat and Yin and Yang.
Yin Yang can be subdivided into additional Yin and Yang aspects.For example, a Yang aspect of Heat: can be further subdivided into a Yin warm or Yang burning.
Additional principles that define Yin and Yang qualities exist.The concepts listed here are merely a starting point to illustrate the nature of Yin and Yang. Usually, as a practice, Taoism does a good job of not codifying life. Ironically, this wasn’t true about yin Yang, since over history many Taoist’s have tried to codify what is Yin and what is Yang. Typically Taoist texts will list a few examples of Yin and Yang and then meander off to the next topic. As an example go back to the Taoist passage quoted above from the Tao Te Ching. You will discover a few additional aspects to Yin and Yang, but the reading isn’t a complete definition either. The author of this passage fully expects you as the reader to go out and to explore the ideas on your own.
You can infinitely dig into Yin Yang due to its relative nature.