Being a member of the quartz family, onyx is believed to have healing properties. Yellow onyx is said to help with healing wounds, regulating organ function and strengthening the back. Healers also use the stone to address ailments in the eyes and ears. Yellow onyx is said to open the solar plexus chakra, or the third energy center. This chakra is associated with physical strength and emotional stability. You can place yellow onyx or other yellow stones on your solar plexus to open and gain control of your solar plexus chakra; once you attain this control, you can gain a sense of peace. Yellow onyx is associated with seriousness and logic, and is said to help one who wears it know when to keep silent in certain situations. Physically, onyx can help sooth anxiety and depression and can boost emotional strength.
Onyx is formed of bands of chalcedony in alternating colours. It is cryptocrystalline, consisting of fine intergrowths of silica minerals. Its bands are parallel to one another, as opposed to the more chaotic banding that often occurs in agates
It is translucent to opaque and comes in a wide range of colours including, white, yellow, red, brown, green, and black.
Onyx is strength giving. It provides support in difficult or confusing circumstances an during times of enormous mental or physical stress. It centres your energy and aligns it with a higher power. Onyx helps you access higher guidance and its connection with the whole. It can take you forward to view the future and with its capacity to impart personal strength, helps you to be the master of your destiny. This stone promotes vigour steadfastness and stamina. Onyx helps you to learn lessons by imparting self confidence and helping you to be at ease in your surroundings.
Heals grief that has gone on too long; promotes knowing that there is no death; helps in understanding the wheel of birth, death and rebirth; fosters knowing that separation is an illusion and reunion will come; promotes psychic contact with those who have died through seances, medium-ship, and messages from the dead; aids past-life progressions; prevents and removes spirit possessions; promotes the feeling of being hidden from evil and protected by the Light; promotes feeling of being watched over by the angels, feeling loved; eases loneliness; supports going on alone.
Onyx is a secretive stone that assists in keeping your own counsel. However it is said that onyx holds onto the memories of things that have happened to the wearer. It can be used for psychometry, telling the story of those who are sensitive to its vibrations.
Onyx is ideal for past life work to heal old injuries and physical trauma that is affecting your present life. Holding a piece of onyx takes your attention to the site of the previous injury, which can then be released through crystal therapy.
Onyx recognises and integrates dualities in yourself. It anchors the flighty into a more stable way of life and generally imparts self control. Onyx is a mental tonic that alleviates over whelming fears and worries. Onyx conveys the invaluable gift of wise decisions.
Onyx assist in absorbing from the universe, energies that are required for healing or other purposes It balances the yin and yang energies in the body. Onyx is beneficial for teeth, bones, bone marrow, blood disorders and the feet.