Onyx Meanings

Keywords: Inner Strength, Focused Attention, Willpower, Self-Mastery, Discipline, Reason

Chakras: Base, solar plexus, third eye

Birthstone: July, December

Zodiac Signs: Leo, Capricorn

Number: 6

Onyx Crystal Healing Properties:

Onyx is a stone of inner strength and it enhances endurance and persistence. It is thought to increase one’s attention to detail, also to control, focus and direct the will and to boost the memory. This makes it an ideal stone for students, teachers and those who need a high level of focus. Onyx has been traditionally used to build up physical strength and vitality after illness or energy depleting activities. It assists to focus on physical goals such as weight loss and exercise. Onyx helps calm nerves, anxiety & hot tempers and is a grounding stone.

Onyx History and Uses:
The word Onyx comes from a Latin word derived from the Greek ὄνυξ, meaning “claw” or “fingernail”. It is found in a number of colours, including black red and white and the flesh tone coloured onyx was thought to resemble a fingernail. It has been used for a long time throughout to make beads, intaglio and cameo carvings and jewellery. In ancient Egypt it was often carved into bowls. In feng shui Black Onyx is used as a protective stone in amulets, bracelets and carved animals.

Onyx Geological Description:

Onyx is a variety of banded chalcedony, a member of the quartz family with a hardness of 7. It can be found in Brazil, USA, Canada, Scotland and Russia.

Affirmation: I work on all my chosen tasks with clear focus, strong discipline, unrelenting perseverance and high efficiency.