Onyx Meaning and Healing Benefits

Several Onyx tumbled gemstones in a bowl

Main Meaning

Power ~ Phobias  ~ Bullying  

Self Confidence

Chakra: Root

Birthstone: July (By Month) - Leo (By Zodiac Sign)

Wedding Anniversary: 7 Years 


Benefits for your Mind

Calms tempers ~Anxiety ~ Fears associated with Bullying ~ Phobias ~ Confusion ~ Mental Stress ~ Helps you to make wise decisions ~ Focus ~ Self Confidence ~ Determination.


Benefits for your Body

Weakness in legs ~ Provides stamina and Vitality ~ Prevents relapse after an illness ~ Improves cell regeneration ~ Teeth and Bone ~ Bone marrow ~ Feet problems.


Benefits for your Soul

Carry in your pocket to help you keep a cool head if faced with a volatile or argumentative situation ~ Powerful protector during dark nights and lonely places ~ Grief felt from a bereavement to help you accept and move forward after a loss ~ Inner strength ~ Releases negative energy ~ Banishes old habits ~ Onyx can hold memories of what happens to the person wearing it and therefore is considered a great tool for Scrying purposes ~  Teaches you to become a master of your own destiny.



A Little History

Throughout history, Onyx has been mentioned in many manuscripts and sacred texts including the below chapters of the Bible:

Genesis 2:12

Exodus 25:7

Exodus 28:9

Exodus 28.20

Exodus 35:9

Exodus 35:27

Exodus 39:6

Exodus 39:13

1 Chronicles 29:2

Job 28:16

Ezekiel 28:13

 It is believed that in Ancient Times Onyx was considered to have a very powerful energy that was used for burials, ceremonies, and any form of magical, mystical and spiritual work.

To protect warriors and to keep them strong during a battle their armour including their swords and shields were made out of Onyx.

Onyx was also carved to create statues of the Gods by the Ancient Romans.


Mohs Scale: 7

(The Scale Number from 1 to 10 given to Gemstones based on their hardness and ability to Scratch another Gemstone)


Please Note:

*As Genuine Gemstones are naturally formed, please be aware that any markings and colours/shades may vary slightly from one Gemstone to another.

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