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Onyx - Properties and Benefits

October 07 2019 – Adrian Jade

Onyx - Properties and Benefits-Adrian Jade

Onyx - Properties and Benefits-Adrian Jade


Protection. Peace. Calm.

The noble Onyx is one of the oldest known gemstones in mankind. It was used by ancient civilizations for its powerful energy and dark beauty.

In ancient Indian culture, this deep black stone was used in ceremonies such as marriages as it brought good luck. It was also used on armours and shields to protect the warriors in battle. 

Ancient Greeks and Romans utilized Onyx to carve statues of the gods and heroes in war.

Grab your Onyx bracelet and fall into the void of the dark and mysterious, the place where the truth of your inner self reflects who you really are, not what society expects.

Get ready for a mind-bending journey because when you connect with the energy field of this gemstone, all filters are stripped away and you begin to see the inner depths of your soul.

Origins of Onyx:

A recent study published by the University of Cambridge has suggested that the word Onyx is derived from the Greek word "Nux" which means “claw” or “fingernail,” and has been called the “Fingernail Stone” for having a white portion similar to a human nail.

The tale is that one afternoon, Cupid cut the fingernails from the divine goddess Venus while she slept. Thus, leaving clipping scattered amongst the sand and that the fates turned them to stones. As they were no longer part of the heavenly body, they would still never perish.  

The Persians and Indians believed wearing this black gemstone protected them from the evil eye, and placing it on the stomach of a woman in labour would reduce pain and bring on earlier delivery.

The ancient Romans considered it a protective stone when facing enemies, and entered battle carrying amulets of Onyx or Sardonyx engraved with Mars, the god of war, or the hero Hercules to bestow courage. 

The black colour of this semi-precious gemstone comes from minute particles of iron incorporated into the silicon base and should bring the wearer a boost of energy and exhilaration.

According to the book of stones, Onyx is referred to in numerous historical manuscripts and sacred texts and is the first precious stone named in the Bible.

Benefits of Onyx:

Onyx bracelet helps to keep your instincts sharp. It boosts self-confidence and assertion. It is an excellent stone to carry into conflict situations where a cool head is needed. 

It aids in the retention of energies enabling one to build up vigour and vitality, stamina, and focus.

Onyx beaded bracelet with Sterling silver is an excellent stone for stimulating intuition.

This mystical gemstone is also helpful for those working on developing their telekinetic abilities.

White Onyx can enhance spiritual vision and facilitate connection with lunar energies.

This gemstone also helps in improving the immune system thereby providing stamina and vitality to the body.

A recent study by Cyrstal Vaults suggests that Onyx is beneficial for the teeth and bones, and supports disorders relating to bone marrow and soft tissue structures.

The healing powers of Onyx must be developed over a period of time. This stone is believed to be helpful with skin ailments, fungal infections, and infected wounds. It is also helpful with inflammation, especially due to sunburn.

How do I restore the powers of Onyx?

This black mystical gemstone should be washed once a week under running water. And if used extensively or over a long period of time, placing it in the earth overnight once a month will help to regenerate its powers and keep it’s energy strong.

Zodiac properties of Onyx: 

  • Zodiac Stone of Capricorn
  • Associations: Earth
  • Mystical Birthstone for December
  • Anniversary Stone for the 7th Year (example those born in 1996, 2005, 2014 and so on). 

Chakra Properties of Onyx:

The black and reddish-brown hues of Onyx and Sardonyx stimulate the Earth star and Base Chakras.

The Earthstar Chakra is located slightly below the feet. It holds the soul into carnation and creates a solid connection to the planet Earth. This allows excess and out-of-balance energies to flow out from the body.

The Base, or Root Chakra, is located at the base of the spine. It is the foundation of physical and spiritual energy for the body.

When the Base Chakra is in balance, the physical body gains strength, and spiritual energy is rekindled in the form of self-belief. This often leads to independence and improvement in leadership qualities.

White Onyx activates the Crown Chakra, located at the top of the head. It is the gateway to the expanded universe beyond one’s body, and controls how one thinks and responds to the world.

Primarily, this stone is associated with the Root/Base Chakra, assisting one with challenges in life, especially those caused by a drain of one’s energy.

Meditating with Onyx:

Onyx is an excellent gemstone for grounding and focusing your energy during meditation, and for connecting with Higher powers.

It may also be used to cleanse the mind in order to be more receptive to intuitive guidance.

Disclaimer: Metaphysical and Alternative Crystal Healing Powers and Properties are not to be taken as confirmed advice. Traditional, Ceremonial and Mythological Gemstone Lore is collected from various resources and is not the sole opinion of AdrianJade.com or the company. This information is not to replace the advice of your doctor. Should you have any medical conditions, please see a licensed medical practitioner. AdrianJade.com does not guarantee any claims or statements of healing or astrological birthstone powers and cannot be held liable under any circumstances.

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