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Black onyx is an opaque, jet black crystal, with a heavy weight and a dull shine that becomes glassy when polished. Black onyx occasionally has white spots or lines and may have a waxy feel.

A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy.

Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief. Black Onyx fosters wise decision-making.

Use Black Onyx to encourage happiness and good fortune. Black Onyx helps one to become master of their own future.

Black Onyx is a strength-giving stone and can provide support for self-discipline issues.

Because it helps to hold physical memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds or past life issues.

Black Onyx is wonderful for meditation and dreaming. When using Black Onyx for either of these purposes, it is recommended to use a secondary grounding stone in combination with the Onyx.


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Physical and Metaphysical Properties for
Crystal Name:Black Onyx
Pronunciation:blak ON-iks
Affirmation:I draw strength from my past experiences.
Question:Do you ever feel that your personal energy is drained by certain people, places, or events?
Astrological Sign:Capricorn (December 22 to January 19), Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Primary Chakra:Root Chakra
Location:Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa
Mineral Class:Silicates
Crystal System:Trigonal Crystal System
Hardness:6.6 to 7 Hardness
Numerical Vibration:Number 6
Chemical Composition:SiO2, Silicon Dioxide with Carbon and Iron
Physical:Addictions, Alcoholism, Allergies, Birthing Problems and Health, Legs Strengthening, Obesity, Ovarian Disorders or Cysts
Emotional:Anxiety, Calming, Dispel or Release Negativity, Soothing
Spiritual:Divine Will, Grounding, Reducing Negative Energy
Extra Grade:Jet black, beautiful luster, opaque, <10% matrix
A Grade:Jet black, nice luster, opaque, 10% - 25% matrix
B Grade:Black, poor luster, opaque and/or >25% matrix
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Posted on March 29, 2013
  well I'm a Capricorn so  (Submitted by: jaidannnnn on April 09, 2021)
  Good info  (Submitted by: Dee on March 25, 2021)
  I go into the woods a lot before the Onyx that is a ring i felt very scared and power less now with it i feel happy and powerful i have a lot of engry in the woods i feel like with the Onyx you can face your fears with not being scared or worried  (Submitted by: soph on October 06, 2020)
  Wonderful detailed outline here...i just brought blk onyx ring and im very overweight...noticed today in my walk my legs literally felt like different legs...i was striding with strength and balance...i wasc really delighted and shocked to read youre comment thats onyx particularly strengthens legs !! on...My dreams have been amazing ...confronting old issues with others with strength and integrity...really telling them what i think....but calmly...and resolving conflict with ease....thankyou for your work!  (Submitted by: Susan on September 05, 2020)
  I love black onix i am so happy to see such a good information about onix and i am interested to buy for my lady.  (Submitted by: moto on May 16, 2020)
  Thank you!  (Submitted by: Tony Murillo on May 10, 2020)
  Worn the matte onyx during work (I'm in retail) during crazy Corona Virus hysteria in conjunction with citrine and blue malachite, great combos for stamina, removing negative energy and being confident. Definitely worked for me! ????  (Submitted by: Lynn on March 14, 2020)
  I've loads of black onyx pendants, I am Leo and I hope about what everything is said about this stone is true. At least is a very beautiful stone and I hope it will bring me at least good lucky.  (Submitted by: Joe on January 24, 2020)
  Sounds like onyx is the same as every other "healing" stone: protection, well-being, strength, stamina, anti-negative "energy", whatever that is. I don't get the point of having every stone displaying the same imaginary energy of every other stone. But then, it's all make-believe, I know, i know.  (Submitted by: KDS on October 12, 2019)
  I love you.  (Submitted by: Miklos on November 08, 2019)
  KDS it's so sad to read your review, you are a person that obviously never experimented "magic" in his/her life. You are just a very sad case!  (Submitted by: Andy on January 05, 2020)
  Wow this is my stone I am Leo.  (Submitted by: Dan Torreja on August 24, 2019)
  Exciting and excellent descriptions.
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  a very informative article. 5 stars ! ?  (Submitted by: Nethmina on April 20, 2019)
  Love it!!  (Submitted by: Chrissy on January 31, 2019)
  Very informative.  (Submitted by: Peque on January 24, 2019)
  Article was very detailed and informative. I learned a lot.  (Submitted by: Sam on September 29, 2018)
  this is a very helpful site  (Submitted by: valerie on April 15, 2018)
  the last couple of time I've had acupuncture for arthritis in my spine, I've felt like I was holding a black, smooth and faceted rock in my left hand. I have enough energy training to know that whatever this was, it was some sort of "sink". My acupuncturist suggested "onyx" when I talked to her about it. I've just looked it up. This description nails it. Excellent article, short and to the point.  (Submitted by: Sandra Neary on April 04, 2018)
  Was so informative and well written. Easy to follow. Thanks so much🌸  (Submitted by: JB on April 02, 2018)
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    (Submitted by: Abena on December 24, 2017)
  I'm grateful for this elaboration of the black onyx. It spoke to me in every way it could. I just gave away my quartz crystal, because someone needed it more. I just had an onyx necklace choose me, and it is with my zodiac and everything that I'm going through right now. The fact it can transform negative energy as well as repell it and aids in dreams and past life experiences. Thank you. Namaste. 😍  (Submitted by: Vi on November 10, 2016)
  Very useful information. Thanks!  (Submitted by: Ralph on June 13, 2016)
  I have a beautiful onyx ring, my beautiful partner gave it to me...-I'm going to start wearing  (Submitted by: maximusoluna on May 04, 2016)

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