CHAKRA(S): Root, Solar Plexus, and Third Eye
VIBRATION: Number 6
CHARACTERISTICS: Grounding, Focus, and Perseverance
SCIENTIFIC: Onyx is a variety of Chalcedony and a type of Agate. Onyx comes in a wide variety of colors due to impurities in the Agate. Onyx forms from deposits of silica from silica-rich waters that flow and settle in the cracks and fissures of other rocks. These deposits of silica create the beautiful color banding found in some specimens of Onyx and make it a favorite crystal for carving. The name Onyx comes from the Greek word onux meaning “nail” or “claw.” Onyx’s hardness is rated at 7 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Onyx is translucent to almost nearly opaque with a vitreous (glassy) luster. Natural Onyx is found in India and South America.
ATTRIBUTES: Onyx is a strength giver, providing energetic support in difficult and confusing circumstances, as well as, during enormous mental/physical stress. Mentally, Onyx may be helpful in facilitating centering and balance, aligning with higher power and guidance. Onyx may be energetically supportive for increasing and maintaining focus on the task at hand and for learning and assimilating new material. Onyx may boost memory and attention to detail. Onyx may be mentally soothing, alleviating overwhelming fears and worries.
Physically supportive, Onyx vibrations promotes vitality, steadfastness, and stamina especially during long periods of stress or physical endeavors. Onyx supports self-mastery and will power vibrationally increasing one’s personal power. Focus and discipline brought by Onyx’s grounding energies supports completion of goals and projects without depleting physical resources.
Emotionally, Onyx may be soothing in the healing of old grief and collective sorrow. Cooling the emotions, Onyx may be helpful to ascertain situations and calm conflicts.
HEALING: White Onyx may be beneficial for alleviating headaches and supportive of the eyes and optic nerves. Black Onyx may be beneficial for teeth, bones, bone marrow, blood disorders and the feet.
SUGGESTIONS FOR USE
Onyx crystals support the energetic motivation for movement forward and positive change. Onyx crystals energetically provide a balanced, grounded platform to let go and experience the creative flow in your life.
Onyx is a helpful energetic crystal tool helpful for grounding and providing focus and the fortitude to get tasks from the mundane to challenging completed.
Onyx may be useful in past-life work for healing old injuries and physical trauma affecting the present life. As a crystal tool, holding Onyx may guide your attention to the site of a previous injury or stuck energy, which may be released through body work, re-framing, or crystal therapy.
In crystal body layouts or healing grids, Onyx is grounding and supports the base and sacral chakras aligning energy flowing up to the solar plexus and third eye chakra stimulating creative ideas and physical vitality.
For Gaia Healing, Onyx may be placed in an area of disturbed Earth energy to support long term restoration of natural resources.
The energy of Onyx combines well with all crystals and supports all crystalline vibrations.