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Onyx Meanings

Inner Strength, Focused Attention, Willpower, Self-Mastery, Discipline, Reason

Chakras: Base, solar plexus, third eye

Elements: Earth

Birthstone: July, December

Zodiac Signs: Leo, Capricorn

Wedding Anniversary: 7th

Number: 6

Onyx Crystal Healing Properties

Onyx Crystal Meanings shows this as a stone of inner strength. This crystal is believed to enhance endurance and persistence. It is thought to increase one’s attention to detail, also to control, focus and direct the will and to boost the memory. This makes it an ideal stone for students, teachers and those who need a high level of focus.

Onyx has been traditionally used to build up physical strength and vitality after illness or energy-depleting activities. It is used to assist to focus on physical goals such as weight loss and exercise. Onyx can be used to help calm nerves, anxiety, hot tempers and is a grounding stone.

History and Uses

The word Onyx comes from a Latin word derived from the Greek ὄνυξ, meaning “claw” or “fingernail”. It is found in a number of colours, including black red and white and the flesh tone coloured onyx was thought to resemble a fingernail. It has been used for a long time to make beads, intaglio and cameo carvings and jewellery. In ancient Egypt, it was often carved into bowls. In feng shui, Black Onyx is used as a protective stone in amulets, bracelets and carved animals.

Geological Description

Onyx is a variety of banded chalcedony, a member of the quartz family with a hardness of 7. It can be found in Brazil, the USA, Canada, Scotland and Russia.


I work on all my chosen tasks with clear focus, strong discipline, unrelenting perseverance and high efficiency.

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