Crystal System: Trigonal
Chakra: Third Eye, Solar Plexus, Root
Zodiac Sign: Leo, Gemini
Energy Vibration: 6
Planet: Mars and Saturn
Source: Brazil, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Russia, and USA
Beneficial For: Balancing Yin and Yang, Centering, Mental Disorders, Making Wise Decisions, Overwhelming Fears, Self-confidence, Steadfastness, Protection and Vigour
In ancient times, onyx was believed to have a demon, trapped within that would awaken at night, sowing discord notably between lovers. Nowadays strength-giving onyx is a protective stone for dark nights and lonely places. Taking you forward to view the future, it facilitates being master of your destiny. A stone of separation that banishes old habits, onyx is useful when a relationship needs stabilizing or when it has passed its sell by date and needs releasing. Assisting in keeping your own counsel, onyx holds memories of what happens to the wearer and can be used for psychometry. Effective in past life work, for healing old injuries and physical trauma affecting the present life, it anchors the flighty into a stable way of life and imparts self-control.
Onyx refers to parallel banded variety of the silicate mineral chalcedony. Agate and Onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands. Agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands. The colours of its bands range from white to almost every other colour. Commonly specimens of onyx contain bands of black and white. Onyx as a describer, has been applied to varieties, alabaster, marble, obsidian and opal.
Onyx is a stone that offers up powerful vibrations of protection, strength, focus, and willpower. This stone is here to continuously push you forward in your life. By activating your root, solar plexus, and third eye chakras, one is able to fully ground themselves to Earth. Not only will Onyx give you a jolt of energy to get up and start pursuing your dreams, but also protect you on your new journey. Simply carrying this stone or wearing Onyx daily will provide a shield around ones aura, refusing to allow negative energy to attach itself to you. This stone has been used as protection for thousands of years and is still one of the strongest protection stones we know of.
Beware of Fakes!
The most common colours of Onyx are black, brown, white, red, and orange. Black is the most popular colour on the market, which sometimes results in impure varieties of Chalcedony to be dyed black. This has driven the price of Onyx very low because of how flooded the market has become with manipulated versions. We recommend buying from a trusted and reliable dealer because you never know what you could be purchasing.