The Meaning of Onyx

“The stone of self mastery or self control” 

BLACK ONYX – Grounding Stone.

Attuned to Root Chakra – 1st and 5th chakras.

Astrological: Stone of Leo.

Vibrates to the Number #6

Element: Fire


vigor, strength, stamina, constancy, steadfastness, permanence , tenacity, firmness, durability, courage, and self-control.

Metaphysical Properties:

Enhances self mastery, steadfastness, and determination, setting ones mind to a task. It is grounding stone and can be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others, and in that way is a good stone for protection from negative forces and influences. More powerful for people in recovery when combined with Amethyst – The Stone of Sobriety.

Onyx helps you become the Master of your own Fate.

Valuable in difficult or confusing times of our lives.

Absorbs and flattens emotional intensity. Helps to smooth out the “Roller Coaster Ride” of emotions.

Protection: A good stone for Entrepreneurs and Inventors, to repel negative energy surrounding other peoples opinions or ideas.

Detachment: The ancient Egyptians believe that it could cool the ardors of love and actually cause arguments between lovers to the point of separation! Use Onyx for self-protection or to keep away or end unhealthy or bothersome emotional entanglements.

Letting Go: Extremely helpful to people who are having trouble letting go or releasing the past or attachments and moving on after a relationship has ended, sometimes years past the event.

Change: Helps release old beliefs and patterns that no longer serve us.

Visions, and guidance through meditation and dreams.

Excellent stone for initiating the process of centering and alignment of the total person with a Higher Power. It helps us to absorb whatever energy we need from the Universe. Reduces Sexual desire. Balances and grounds. Not a “healing stone”, rather it repels (negative energy).


Usually black or brown with white bands, but can be red, orange, or honey colored.. A type of Chalcedony Quartz.

Physical Healing Properties:

Helpful in treating teeth, bones, bone marrow, blood disorders, feet. glaucoma, epilepsy, and cell damage.


Entrepreneurs, Inventors

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