Onyx refers to parallel banded variety of the silicate mineral chalcedony. Agate and Onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands. Agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every other color. Commonly specimens of onyx contain bands of black and white. Onyx as a describer, has been applied to varieties, alabaster, marble, obsidian and opal.
Crystal System: Trigonal
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Energy Vibration: 6
Planet: Mars and Saturn
Source: Brazil, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Russia, and USA
Beneficial For: Balancing Yin and Yang, Centering, Disorder, Making Wise Decisions, Overwhelming Fears, Self-confidence, Steadfastness, and Vigor
In ancient times, onyx was believed to have a demon, trapped within that would awaken at night, sowing discord notably between lovers. Nowadays strength-giving onyx is a protective stone for dark nights and lonely places. Taking you forward to view the future, it facilitates being master of your destiny. A stone of separation that banishes old habits, onyx is useful when a relationship needs stabilizing or when it has passed its sell by date and needs releasing. Assisting in keeping your own counsel, onyx holds memories of what happens to the wearer and can be used for psychometry. Effective in past life work, for healing old injuries and physical trauma affecting the present life, it anchors the flighty into a stable way of life and imparts self control.