SUCCESS: Black Onyx | Lion's Head Charm
Crystals were created as the earth formed and they have continued to metamorphose as the planet itself has changed. They are the earth's DNA, a chemical imprint for evolution. They are miniature storehouses containing the records of the development of the earth over millions of years, and bearing the indelible memory of the powerful forces that shaped it. Their crystalline structure can absorb, conserve, focus and emit energy, especially on the electromagnetic waveband.
Crystals make excellent jewelry for both men and women. Wearing gems used to be a royal or priestly prerogative. The high priest of Judaism wore a breastplate set with precious stones. It was much more than a badge of office; it conveyed power to the wearer. As far back as the Stone Age, men and women wore crystal jewelry and talismen. They had a protective as well as decorative function, guarding their wearer from harm.
Crystals have been used to heal and bring balance, working through resonance and vibration. Crystals are said to heal holistically - that is to say, they work on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels of being. They realign subtle energies that surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body and activating linkage points to the chakras that regulate the body's vibrational stasis.
MANTRA: I was born to achieve great things.
- 8mm Black Onyx Natural Gemstones
- 18mm 18K Plated Gold Lion's Head Charm with Black CZ Diamond Pave
- 8mm 18K Plated Gold Rondelles
- Commercial Strength, Latex Free Elastic Band
- Artisan Crafted in our West Hollywood Studio
Strength | Dignity | Spiritual Awakening
Lion Amulets are meant to signify composed self assurance and boldness. In many countries and belief systems this animal stands for a fearless, positive and dignified force who offers security and a strong sense of control.
The Lion with its proud noble features is seen as a universal symbol of strength and has a natural air of authority. In the flesh or in symbolism the Lion holds his head high and oozes dignity and confidence in all circumstances. A Lion Amulet is created with the intention of capturing this animal's calm nobility and belief in oneself for its guidance, comfort and protection. The Lion is well known for his courage and territorial defense and many altars, temples and other sacred places display this creature's protective image. Yali a mythical Hindu Lion is seen illustrating many pillars of blessed buildings. In Hinduism the Lion is often depicted as a personification of the God Vishnu. The Hindu Goddess of War Durga was usually seen riding a Lion to symbolize and reinforce her ferocity and image of overall greatness.
In Buddhism the Lion is considered very important as they are representative of and referred to as 'the sons of Buddha'. They are symbolic of bodhisattvas who are beings who have achieved a higher plane of spiritual development. To do this they have to understand and practice the main six paramitas of concentration, charity, morality, patience, effort and wisdom. Only then can they become 'Buddha's Lion's'. The Lion is also associated with the City of Venice in acting as a guarding patron by assisting Saint Mark.
Protection | Encouragement | Strength
Primary Chakras: Root
Astrological signs: Leo, Capricorn
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.