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Blood Milk Jewels

Nyx. Black Moonstone Ritual Strand.

$340.00

Blood Milk Jewels

Nyx. Black Moonstone Ritual Strand.

$340.00

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Named for the primordial Goddess of the Night, this strand features incredibly beautiful and rare high grade Black *Rainbow* Moonstone sphere beads paired with a thin thread- like pattern of small onyx beads.  Born of Chaos, Nyx is also associated with having powers of prophecy and give oracles from within her cave home. In other tales, she is associated with being at the cusp of creation and is the mother of Sleep (Hypnos), Death (Thanatos) as well as the three Fates. She is closely associated with the Goddess Hecate; in some tellings she is her mother. As a figure cloaked in mystery, she represents all aspects of darkness, the fertile, life giving aspects, as well as the more shadowy, dangerous ones.

The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol, found on old coins, painted on the walls of subterranean caves, and as physical walking paths set into the floor of churches and historic sites in Europe. There are two types: Unicursal and Multicursal: the first, akin to the Chartres Labyrinth, with a single, spiral-like path in and out, while the latter, such as the Cretan Labyrinth that housed the Minotaur, are filled with different paths, dead ends, and are difficult, if not impossible to navigate. 

Our Labyrinth coins feature a Unicursal path, a nod to the idea of healing/grief/the processing of trauma or personal inner growth being a spiral, a nonlinear process. This form of Labyrinth has been used for walking meditation, with the idea of the center, or ‘centre’ being where one returns to their hidden self (unconscious), or in some views, the Shadow self, the Minotaur. You will not be the same person walking out as walking in, the trials, challenges and experiences along the path will transform you.

The unconscious is a rich place, present within each of us, that is often inaccessible to us. Our unconscious can present itself as our Shadow – aspects of ourselves that we have tried to suppress, often since childhood, due to societal norms. We acclimate to the pressures of the world around us and push down these inky parts of ourselves –often hiding them from our conscious selves – making the Shadow feel akin to an Underworld that we travel to in dreams or in traumatic moments, often surprising ourselves. As taught in Jungian theory, if we are able to meet our Shadow, to be more aware of it, we have reached another step on the path towards being whole, to a rich expansion of ourselves. 

Since my own tangles with grief started, I feel I’ve been walking this serpentine path, drawing closer to deeper understanding and acceptance of all my murky, embarrassing and terrible bits, while at other times seeming to travel further away, lost at sea. If this feels akin to a journey you are on, I hope this Labyrinth talisman brings you comfort and strength. 

Black Moonstone is often associated with the New Moon and new beginnings. Moonstone in its varying colors is closely tied to the moon, with some cultures believing the stones are solidified moon rays, while others think of them as embodiments of the moon's tears. Acting as a kind of psychic armor, it is thought to protect its wearer from not only dark nights, but dark times; it helps sooth grief, loss, and other emotional turbulence. It is also a great tool for meditation and clairvoyance, & has been used in jewelry since ancient times for both its unique beauty and magic. 

Please note that Black Moonstone is a natural stone. These beads have a deep dark appearance, almost black in color, with flashes ranging from silvery blue to taupe colors similar to those found in hypersthene. 

This strand measures 40 inches long from end to end. At its closure our medium sized, double sided Labyrinth talisman clasp adds an additional layer of psychic protection. This clasp can be positioned at the back of the neck or on the front of the body.  

This 'Opera Length' makes it perfect for wearing doubled up as well as at its full length. Designed to compliment other jewels in the Mourning/Ritual bead line it also layers beautifully with other BloodMilk necklaces. Its length and varying bead sizes makes it perfect to use for meditation or ritual practices.

 

***IMPORTANT***:

With only a few in existence, this strand has already been designed and created by Jess in our studio and is ready to ship. It will be on it's way to you within one week of it's purchase date. 

We do not anticipate this particular style being available again after this release. 

Please visit the Policy Page to make an educated and informed purchase HERE.

Please email any questions to bloodmilkjewels@gmail.com for a timely and kind response.