Black Onyx Tumbled Stone
(ranges from approx .75 – 1.25″)
Affirmation: I am focused and grounded. I am persistent. I stay with the task at hand until it is complete. I am able to handle challenges. I am always safe and protected. My business is a great success and endures all economic cycles with ease.
Color: Onyx is a form of chalcedony which is usually black and white. Very often this material is dyed to a black color and used in jewelry.
Chakra(s): all chakras dependent on the color. Black, gray and brown—root
About the stone: a form of chalcedony
Astrological sign(s): Capricorn
Mohs scale: 6–7
Spiritual uses: Black onyx is beneficial to establish a protective shield when offering spiritual counseling, tarot card readings, channeling, automatic writing and any other modality that opens you up to psychic influences. Use it when you intend to obtain messages from the angelic realm to open your intuitive ears.
Mental uses: Black onyx is a perfect stone for your desk or wherever you perform your work—be it a carpenter’s workstation, an aircraft mechanic’s toolbox, or a daycare provider’s pocket. This stone helps provide mental focus, grounding, and the ability to stay on task. Use black onyx to deflect negative thoughtforms, or mental energy.
Emotional uses: Use this stone as a grounding tool and feel safe in its presence. Place a black onyx next to your bed if you have nightmares or night terror. Make it your intention that the stone will guard against any negative influences while you sleep peacefully. Black onyx, specifically, is beneficial for releasing any type of fear.
Divine guidance: Have you been feeling a bit scattered? Are you trying to reach a goal(s) and keep getting pulled off course? Perhaps some fears are keeping you from moving forward with your life or career. Have the courage to embark on your journey to fulfill your dreams and desires.
Excerpted from The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals, and Stones. (Llewellyn. 2013) by Margaret Ann Lembo