Sardonyx is a chalcedony that it coloured black, red, brown and white. This cryptocrystalline quartz can be coloured with iron and carbon inclusions giving it the brown and black colouring. It is formed hydrothermally in hollows or vugs in rocks.
Sardonyx is created in layers of the brown or red sard stone and the black, white or green onyx stone. This gives it a beautiful banded appearance.
The word Sardonyx is derived from the Greek, sard meaning “reddish brown,” and onyx meaning “veined gem.” The best stones are found in India. They are also found in Germany, Czechoslovakia, Brazil, and Uruguay. In the United States, sardonyx can be found in the Lake Superior region and in Oregon.
Cameos and intaglios are often carved from sardonyx. Cameos are figures carved on a stone, where the white layer appears as relief, and the coloured layer is the background. Intaglios are the reverse of cameos. They are incised figures on the stone, where the stone is carved through the dark layer to reveal the light layer.
Sardonyx was a favourite gemstone in ancient times, popular not only because it was attractive, but also because it was widely available. Unlike most rare gemstones that could only be bought with the wealth of royalty and nobility, sardonyx could be obtained by many less-wealthy people.
Roman soldiers wore sardonyx talismans (to guard from evil and bring good fortune) engraved with heroes such as Hercules or Mars, god of war. They believed that the stone would make the wearer as brave and daring as the figure carved on its face. During the Renaissance, sardonyx was believed to bring eloquence upon the wearer and was regarded with great value by public speakers and orators.
A lucky talisman for legal matters and for obtaining justice, especially over money or property. Sardonyx provides you the stabilisation and strength required to have the endurance, energy and fortitude to create good fortune based on good moral ethics. With this grounding stone you will be able to translate your energies into tangible results. This is a good stone for builders, athletes, physical therapists, chiropractors and massage therapists. Keep it nearby to increase business success in these occupations.
SARDONYX And physical health
Sardonyx invigorates all the sensory organs and improves all perceptions of the senses. It regulates all body fluids, cell metabolism and the activity of the intestines and encourages absorption of nutrients and elimination of wastes.
Sardonyx helps to repair bones and heals the sensory organs, touch, smell, hearing and eyes. Sardonyx strengthens the immune system.
Sardonyx may help with impotence and sterility, it strengthens the function of the lungs. This stone will overcome the debilitating effects of chronic back pain, bowel, prostrate and bladder problems, kidney and urinary tract infections.
It cleanses the whole physical system of blockages and impurities that result from parasites of all kinds, septicaemia, HIV and AIDS.
Sardonyx provides the stabilisation and strength required to have the endurance, energy, and fortitude to create prosperity and good fortune based on good moral ethics. With its grounding vibrations, this stone helps you translate your energies into tangible results. This is a good stone for a builder, athlete, physical therapist, chiropractor or massage therapist as it will increase business success.
SARDONYX and your feelings
Sardonyx bestows stability, self confidence and a hopeful attitude. It helps overcome sadness and brings joy that is easily transferred to others.
This stone you understand and overcome feelings helplessness and a victim mentality. It lifts depression and encourages you to take action to make overdue changes in your life. Sardonyx will assist you in mending quarrels in a marriage and also divisions between parents and children. It symbolises good fortune and happiness particularly in relationships, marriage and love.
If you are challenged by the people you have attracted into your life, use this stone to help you make a clear decision to allow those challenges to fade away. As you do so, set another intention to attract into your life thoughtful, loving friends and family who honour you on all levels.
Sardonyx gives you will power and strengthens your character. It increases stamina, vigour and self control. It will ease depression and overcome hesitancy. Sardonyx improves your perception of others and helps you process the information that you receive.
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SARDONYX and the mind
Sardonyx strengthens your perception of the world and the absorption of information that you receive. It helps you understand more easily all the things that happen on a daily basis.
Sardonyx can be used to help you develop a more structure existence. If you have a tendency to be pulled in many different directions, this stone is a perfect tool to stay on one task at time. It helps with mental focus and strong concentration, Keep this stone next to you task list to reinforce the discipline to complete them.
Sardonyx will increase your perception of luck, friendship, happiness and good fortune. This is a gamblers stone, a stone of strength and protection it will enhance your luck, will power, integrity, stamina and vigour.
Sardonyx is a stone of strength and protection. It helps you search for a meaningful existence and promotes integrity and virtuous conduct.
It brings lasting happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships. Sardonyx attracts friends and good fortune.
SARDONYX and the SPIRIT
Sardonyx encourages you to strive for a meaningful existence. It increases willpower and strengthens a virtuous character, making you friendly and helpful.
Sardonyx is perfect to help you maintain a clear mind while meditating. Use this stone as your focus stone during the meditation process to ward off distracting thoughts, sounds and interruptions. This is a stone of great discipline and it is a good tool for yoga, tai chi or chi gung practitioners as it will amplify and stable your routine.
You can ward/grid the house and garden to prevent crime. After visualising the stones purpose through meditation place a stone at each corner of your property and at doors and windows, but is is more effective to dowse for the right places.
sardonyx harmonises well with....
sardonyx and the chakras
CRYSTALS A - C
CRYSTALS D - F
CRYSTALS G - I
CRYSTALS J - L
CRYSTALS M - O
CRYSTALS P - R
CRYSTALS S - U
CRYSTALS V - Z