Black Obsidian has been known as the psychic vacuum cleaner. It’s removes all negative and toxic energy from your aura. It is immensely protective and provides a shield against negativity or harm to ones aura. It can be used to help view your shadow side when doing shadow work. It helps you recognize things that need to be worked on. It will reveal your shadow to you if you aren't familiar with it. It is also very grounding and stabilizing.
The cat as a totem represents mystery and magic as well as curiosity and independence. The cat teaches us patience and knowing the right time to take action.