We have always believed in the alluring power of gemstones and the spiritual symbolism of shapes. Necessity and modernity have allowed us to incorporate both into one tool to experience the best of both what these two could offer.
BLACK ONYX FACTS
The Black Onyx is a variety of chalcedony with bands that range from color to color but more commonly, this gemstone occurs with bands of black or white. The word ‘Onyx’ is derived from a Latin word that means claw or fingernail as it appears to resemble one. The Black Onyx is usually mined mostly in countries that include Brazil, Uruguay, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Hawaii and in Madagascar. Its hardness on the Mohs scale is 7. Historically, the Onyx gemstones were widely used during the Second Dynasty of Egypt to make bowls and pottery pieces. It was also mentioned in the book of Genesis, chapter 2, verse 12 in the Bible. It is the gemstone of those born under the zodiac sign of Leo.
The Black Onyx is known to filter negativity out of the body, especially those emotions related to sorrow and grief. The Black Onyx enhances one’s protection at night as it renders invisibility to those who wish the other harm. This gemstone enables fortification of self-confidence, self-control, decisiveness, intuition, protection as mentioned, responsibility, highlights the senses, and promotes a healthier egotism. This gemstone has excellent physical healing properties on kidney ailments, liver diseases, as it reduces stress, minimizes lust overload, rejuvenates spiritual energy, accelerates skin and nail growth, and promotes intellect.
In Feng Shui, the Black Onyx is a gemstone used as money and wealth amulet, and protective Feng Shui cure. The best way to maximize Black Onyx’s benefits is by wearing them every day as a simple accessory or a beautiful piece of jewelry. Wear this gemstone as a ring for perseverance in everything an individual goes through to attain success.
BLACK ONYX MERKABA
It is the objective of many to enhance the powers of gemstones by producing them in different shapes. The Merkaba is a shape of sacred geometry made up of three interlocking triangles. This shape is more often than not perceived as the Star of David. The word Merkaba is derived from three ancient Egyptian words being “mer” which is defined by the rotation of light fields, “ka” which means spirit, and “ba” which means “body.” Altogether, the Merkaba represents spirals of counter-rotating energy that surrounds the body and the spirit within.
Merkabas are mostly used during meditations to allow one’s spirit to achieve higher planes of conscious meditation. Merkabas are famous for healing by experiencing unconditional love for one’s self and others and balancing the two sides of the brain.
A Black Onyx Merkaba is a powerful stone for meditation and offers protection against the excessive draining of positive energy during times of stress, developing physical and emotional stamina, and ensures wise decision making.