Blood Milk Jewels

The Tower: Hypersthene Ritual Strand


Blood Milk Jewels

The Tower: Hypersthene Ritual Strand


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The Tower is where the Scorpios live, in the Shadow lands. It is the burning bridge you set on fire. It is the psychic shift you may not have anticipated, but that transformed your life. It is the wound and the medicine for that wounding. It is the torn up contract. It is the funeral pyre. It is the lightning storm, striking the shell, creating the pearl. It is Frida Kahlo’s ‘The Broken Column.’ It is the tension between beauty and horror. It is the turning of the tide, a dramatic sea change. It is a phoenix on fire, it is a phoenix sewing itself back together from its ashes.

While in Denver, we meticulously hunted for more Velvet Labradorite beads ( also known as Hypersthene ) and were lucky to find another quality cache of them. Hypersthene, for me has come to mean a stone of transformation, of metamorphosis within the cocoon. A gemstone for the Shadow.

I’ve used it for ‘The Hanged Man’ and now here, for The Tower, in its height and power, in its dramatic descent, in its ruins. The pattern suggests lunar energy: the stunning, large Hypersthene beads graduate to tiny Onyx orbs.

This strand is for those intuitive and highly sensitive people who are living in the Tower at the moment of being struck, and for those regrouping in its ruins. It is a balm for grief in these ruins and a surge of bravery for those who are transforming, facing their shadows, looking closer.

This strand measures 42 inches long from end to end. At its closure our largest, double sided eye talisman adds an additional layer of psychic protection. This eye 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.

Hypersthene, also called velvet labradorite, is a particularly potent magical stone that can boost magic / psychic tendencies in its wearer. It behaves similarly to Moonstone and Labradorite as it contains a beautiful 'flash' of color within its darkness ( which makes these difficult to properly photograph ) It is also known to help find solutions to problems, aiding in the search for answers to important queries. Much like Onyx- they are also used to soothe stress and anxiety - encouraging a more positive state of being.

Onyx is best known for being a natural stone that acts as a kind of 'psychic armor' against the negativity of others. They are also used to soothe grief and heartbreak. They are wonderful grounding stones and stones of self mastery, enabling its wearers to have mental and spiritual focus.


This strand is handmade to order, just for you, with care and focus. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for its creation before shipping.

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