This stone is known to balance and ground our thoughts. It can be used to provide a “peek” into the future, helping us to follow our path, alone. The path meant for you. This stone promotes personal strength and helps us to understand the reality of the moment, allowing us to become the master of our own future. Onyx helps to smooth out our “root” emotions and stabilize an overactive sex drive. It controls emotional intensity. Onyx is believed to promote fidelity.  This androgynous stone is excellent for centering/aligning the “total person” with higher powers. It therefore, essentially balances both Yin Energy and Yang Energy. Banishes grief, enhance self control, helps with wise decision-making, encourages happiness and boosts good fortune.

Black Onyx

Black onyx is the most popular variety. Onyx (Si O2) is a banded variety of chalcedony. Though many people think of onyx as referring to a black form of microcrystalline quartz, The term onyx refers to a layered stone with black and white bands. It is associated with the Root Chakra and best used for for emotional grounding with meditation, a balancing of two forces within us and connecting to our life path.



Sardonyx is actually a type of onyx, but with a brown or red, rather than a black base. As a protection stone it is recommended for explorers and those engaged in combat. Use for motivation and focused thinking. A wonderful marriage stone, as it enhances communication between partner and brings about stability and happiness within a marriage or even for business executives and partnerships.

Onyx, Varieties

The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color. Onyx comes from the Latin “onyx” meaning “claw” or “fingernail”. With its flesh color, onyx can be said to resemble a fingernail. The English word “nail” is associated with the Greek word. It has a long history of use for carving and jewelry. Use coordinating color and color combinations to boost areas of the Chakra and aura centers.
A great stone for promoting personal strength, self-power and familiarity.

For Strength & Grounding

An Onyx will retain memory of the physical occurrences surrounding a person. A strong stone to use in psychometry because it tells the story of the wearer.

Onyx is a strength-giving stone. A good stone for athletes or people under extreme mental and emotional stress. It brings balance to mind or body as well as strength of mind.

Its a good stone for those who are flighty by nature. A strengthening stone that can help you approach a lesson or task with greater self-confidence.


Angels: Uriel
Associated Crystal: chelcedony family
Birthstone: December
Color: Black
Chakra: Root Chakra
Element: Earth
Flowers: Black Tulip, Black Orchid, Black Poppy
Oils: Cypress, Patchouli, Black Orchid
Gods/Goddesses: Cybele, Ereskigal, Gaia, Hecate, Kali,
Planet: Saturn
Zodiac: Capricorn
Sabbat: Samhain, Yule
Tarot: Devil, World

Onyx “New” Moon

Onyx helps to set us on “our” right path. Hold 3 onyx stones in your hands. Close your eyes and set your intention. Ask for clarity of your situation and be specific. Write this intention on a piece of paper (we call it, Intention Paper). Make a grid of 3 onyx stones into a triangle.  Place a lit candle in the center of your triangle. Now, fold your INTENTION PAPER over and burn it in the flame of the candle. This is call RELEASING, your intention into the universe, using the flame as purging. Release this intention out to the Universe to manifest and express. You can find this grid and many others  moon power sources in Andrew’s moon page  Read more here

Cleansing & Charging Onyx

~ Cleansing a crystal is always a good idea to rid it of energies (negative or otherwise) that it may have picked up during handling and excessive use.

~ Charging a crystal is bringing its energy levels back up, after use and cleansing. Like re-charging a battery after it has lost its energy.  A great way to do this (and remind you that it is time to do so) is during a full moon.

Crystal Cleansing: method 1, 3 and 6

The Power of Color

Color plays a major role in determining how your crystal can help you.  A crystal’s color is due to its combination of minerals, which give it it’s own personality.  It contributes in what attracts you to it.  The psychological aspects of color determine how a crystal’s healing properties work.

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