Black Onyx is derived from the greek word “Onux” which means fingernails or claws. According to the Greek mythology, Cupid used his arrows to trim the nails from Venus, the Goddess of love. As no part of her body should decompose, the nails turned into stones eventually.
This mythical stone has also been used by many cultures over the world for centuries. In ancient India and Persian tales, Onyx is used as a protection against evil. It is also believed to help to calm ardors of love due to the close and strong contrast of the white chalcedony formed in parallel bands.
Whatever the beliefs, there is something in common. For centuries, people from different cultures believed this natural stone, formed by Mother Earth, are believed to work in powerful ways. That is why Onyx are use in amulets, bracelets and other form of jewelry, not just for decorative purposes.
But why do some people wear black Onyx specifically? Black stones are believed to be protective and grounding. We know that black is the absorption of all colors in the spectrum. If you mix equal parts of primary colors of red, yellow and blue, you will get black color. Therefore, black color is believed to support balance and adaptability.
For black onyx, the formation of this stone can take its time. It has a slow, grounding and stable frequency, which translates into stable, strong, support and determination to help the wearers to persevere and pursue until they reach their goal.
Because of the black colored crystals in Onyx, it is also believed that it can help to connect you with the realm of the night where you can seek your true self. Like sleep helps you to recharge your body after a hard day’s work, black onyx can help to drain your negative energies that you accumulated over time by absorbing them. This would help you to cope with difficult times associated with stress, grief and confusion.
Once you have cleared off your mental loads, it can help you to make sound decisions by relieving your doubts, fears and anxieties. With a radiation of positive energy, you might be able to turn your challenging situation into a favorable one.
After all, it depends on you whether you believed in them. We are currently living in these challenging times when we are highly emotional. COVID-19, politics and racism are happening around the world.
It may be even more difficult when factors that we cannot control affect our work and personal life. Finding ways to calm ourselves is the way that we can survive through these turbulent times.
At MYKU, we believed that every one is unique and should connect with their selected stones. The relationship between you and the stone is exclusive and should be built over time. Therefore we hope you can connect to this unique timepiece and share with us this mutually exclusive relationship would help you.