Chakra: ROOT, Solar Plexus, Third Eye
Astrological Sign: Leo
Onyx is the stone of inner strength and can come in many colours. A truly beautiful stone that helps you to achieve self-mastery, balance between intuition and actions, and self-control. It helps you to honour your inner wisdom in decisions and also helps you to absorb positive energies from the environment around you. The Onyx can enhance emotional balance and positive thinking and aids in detachment.
BLACK ONYX (or Black Chalcedony) -- is called the 'stone of happiness and good fortune'. It is a stone of strength and grounding, balancing, and peace of mind. Onyx provides a pathway for thought transmissions, encouraging brotherhood, by cleansing the intuitive receivers allowing for connection to the whole.
This solid feeling stone is excellent for grounding negativity and letting go of stress. Onyx is soothing and helps in focus, to banish grief and old habits, protecting the bearer and encouraging happiness and good fortune. Black onyx is thought by some to have protective qualities, making it advantageous to carry when one is traveling. It is said to be useful in fighting basic fears and in helping to create the opportunity to move beyond bad relationships--and to heal old emotional wounds. The Romans associated it with courage and it is thought to be useful when one is defending him/herself against unfair criticism.