Hand Knotted Onyx Mala
Hand Knotted Onyx Mala
Zoey Style Mala
A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief. Black Onyx fosters wise decision-making.
Use Black Onyx to encourage happiness and good fortune. Black Onyx is a strength-giving stone and can provide support for self-discipline issues. Because it helps to hold physical memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds or past life issues.
Black Onyx is wonderful for meditation and dreaming. When using Black Onyx for either of these purposes, it is recommended to use a secondary grounding stone in combination with the Onyx. Black Onyx helps one to become master of their own future.
The noble Onyx is a most ancient stone, known and utilized by even the earliest civilizations for its powerful energy and somber beauty. This deep black stone ribboned with white was highly prized for use in ceremonies and burials, scrying and magical work, and as amulets on swords, shields and armor to protect and strengthen warriors in battle. Many cultures, including the Greeks and Romans, utilized Onyx and its counterpart, the brownish-red Sardonyx, to carve figures of the gods and heroes in cameos and intaglio engravings, to make stamps and seals, stone inlays and tiles, and as handles and bases for goldwork. Onyx is referenced in numerous historical manuscripts and sacred texts, and is the first precious stone named in the Bible, described in Genesis as an element of creation. It resided with gold and the fragrant resin bdellium in the land of Havilah, an area surrounded by the Pishon River that flowed from the garden of Eden.
While Onyx was revered in many cultures, it was feared in others, considered to be “a bad luck stone” that caused black bile to circulate, especially within the mind. It was believed to invoke sadness and despondency, abrupt changes in mood, and make one angry and difficult. It could separate lovers, sow family discord, and expose one to the assaults of demons, bringing dreadful visions by night, quarrels and lawsuits by day. It was so feared in China, only slaves and menial laborers with no other way to make a living would go into the mines to extract it, where it was then carried out of the country and sold in other lands. The only preventative to these calamities was to also wear a Sard stone, most notably a Sardonyx, to neutralize the influence of the Onyx.
Over the centuries, metaphysical practitioners have come to appreciate the contradictory powers of Onyx and have learned to harness even its negative traits to achieve positive results. It integrates dualities within the Self, and is perhaps the best talisman of Strength and Self-mastery on the planet. This stone connects to the body, to belonging to the earth and family, and putting down roots. It is grounding and stable, taking aggressive energies and using them to build up physical and mental strength, persistence and endurance, helping one to be master of one’s own destiny and to keep one’s own counsel. Yet Onyx also provides the centering and alignment of one’s total being in order to connect to a Higher power for guidance, and absorb from the universe that which is needed. Onyx is reputed to hold physical memories of the wearer within its structure and, if worn too long, can generate depression or re-living the pain of old injury or trauma. However, with work and proper intent, it can be called upon to banish grief and release pain from physical or emotional wounds, and to draw in happiness and good fortune. It is a marvelous stone for wise decision-making and amplifying intuitive gifts, especially instinctual sentience.
Onyx honors Hecate, the Thracian Goddess of Wisdom, Crossroads and Ghosts. She is also Goddess of the Occult and the Dark Moon, the side we are unable to see. She has power over heaven, earth and the underworld.
Onyx honors Bean Sidhe, the Irish Fairy of Mourning, and Manat, the Arabian Goddess of Time, Destiny and Death. She is honored because time brings us all a transition we call death, but in life she can bring a world filled with magic, wisdom and protection.
Onyx honors Cybele, the Roman Earth Mother and Goddess of Wild Animals. She was originally Phrygian, the Goddess of Caverns because they are dark and hidden. She embodies the fertile Earth. Her festival is the first on the Roman calendar, the Festival of Joy.
Onyx honors Themis, the Greek Goddess of Justice and Order. She is known as the Divine voice who instructed mankind in essential laws, rules of friendliness and good governance. She is also known for her tokens of shields and defenses.
Primary Chakras: Root
Mala beads, or simply Malas, are a set of beads, seeds, or stones used for prayer, meditation, and mantra practice. All my Malas are hand knotted and invoked with positive energy.
Authentic 108 bead Mala necklaces - Hand knotted and blessed. Picking Mala beads for yourself can be a daunting task. Which materials should you pick from? Do you need one or are you going to need a bunch? Can you reuse a mala over and over? What about if you need a mala for more than one intention at a time? But, picking one out for someone else — that’s a whole new experience. There are so many Malas with different intentions that is can be overwhelming.
Handmade with love, worn with intention. From Traditional, Zen, Straight, Tibetan, Past-Present-Future, Mantra and my Signature Zoey Mala. I create every Mala with strong double strung nylon thread. My Malas have 108 (108 = 108 human passions) beads made from semiprecious stones & one guru gemstone or metal guru bead, tassel or both. The 109th stone symbolizes gratitude. My signature gemstone gurus are used for their unique energies, healing properties and colors to support and strengthen your devotion. Choose your mala to symbolize the strength of your intention and your commitment to live less from habit and more from intention.
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All of my Malas - Collars – Chokers – Key Holder Necklaces are made with Semi-precious stones, strong nylon threads, Nickle free chains, hand knotted and made with passion. My designs, and the materials used to create them, are meant for 24/7 wear, evening ware, meditation, mantra recitations and in some cases BDSM play. While all my metal materials are lead- and nickel-free, like all jewelry items even 24kt gold, will tarnish, corrode, and become damaged if they have contact with liquids or chemicals. My designs are meant for symbolic representation of your passionate lifestyles, relationships and connections to a higher state of mind. ∞
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