Dream catchers are one of the most fascinating traditions of Native Americans. The traditional dream catcher was intended to protect the sleeping individual from negative dreams, while letting positive dreams through. The positive dreams would slip through the hole in the center of the dream catcher, and glide down the feathers to the sleeping person below. The negative dreams would get caught up in the web, and expire when the first rays of the sun struck them.
The dream catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. One element of Native American dream catcher relates to the tradition of the hoop. Some Native Americans of North America held the hoop in the highest esteem, because it symbolized strength and unity. Many symbols started around the hoop, and one of these symbols is the dream catcher.
Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams both good and bad. The dream catcher when hung over or near your bed swinging freely in the air, catches the dreams as they flow by. The good dreams know how to pass through the dream catcher, slipping through the outer holes and slide down the soft feathers so gently that many times the sleeper does not know that he/she is dreaming. The bad dreams not knowing the way get tangled in the dream catcher and perish with the first light of the new day.
The dream catcher is believed to have the power to catch all of a person’s dreams, trapping the bad ones, and letting only the good dreams pass through it.
Onyx is known to encourage inner strength, focused attention, willpower, self-mastery, discipline, and reason. Its element is Earth, and always has balance in its properties. In India the onyx is used to protect against the evil eye and is said to ease childbirth. It keeps the wearer focused, calm in difficult situations and soothes hot moods. This stone works well with other gemstones, it consolidates their energies.
This sterling 925 silver handmade pendant is a very unique piece, as onyx is such a special stone. A gemstone has been placed in the centre of the dreamcatcher but the feather is also made of onyx. The pendant measures:
It will be sent with an adjustable black cotton strap, but it also looks great with a silver chain.
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