The Magic of Onyx

Written by Dragana Ivanovska


Posted on April 23 2020

Discover Your Inner Strength

Onyx is a well-known crystal for its ability for grounding, balance, and building up your inner strength. Many practices use Onyx in endurance meditations and meditations that focus on mastering oneself. Onyx is a banded variety of Chalcedony, and while Agates and Chalcedony crystals both have layers, Agates have more chaotic patterns and intersections, while in Chalcedony crystals like Onyx the patterns are parallel to one another. Energetically speaking, its structure is one of the reasons why Onyx is a hard, strong, powerful stone used for grounding and balancing energies.

More About Onyx

Keywords for Onyx:

Some keywords for Onyx include grounding, strength, power, balance, self-mastery, self-discipline, cleansing, and transformation. If you are seeking to master yourself and find your inner balance then working, healing yourself, and meditating with Onyx will help you achieve just that. Onyx is a crystal for inner strength, it’s energy is very strong and it will help you to let go of anything that doesn’t serve you for building yourself up. If you are lacking self-discipline and you constantly indulge yourself in the same old pattern then Onyx can help you break off those patterns and help you to master yourself.

Onyx is a strong protective and cleansing crystal, which is why you can also wear Onyx to shield yourself from negative vibes and to cleanse any negative vibes that might come your way.

Origin of Onyx:

Onyx is a fairly common crystal, however, the biggest source of Onyx in the world is Mexico, Brazil, and Uruguay.

Are There Different Types of Onyx?

Yes! There are different types of Onyx such as Sardonyx, Black Onyx, White Onyx, and Blue Onyx.

How To Tell If Your Onyx Is Real?

A couple of quick tips to check if your Onyx is real are:

The color will not be consistent all around, it should vary.

An authentic Onyx is usually mostly clear in appearance where bubbles and discolorations are unlikely.

Look for imperfections, natural stones have imperfections even if they are cut. Onyx Mohs Hardness:

The Mohs Hardness for Onyx is 7.0 making it a durable stone.

Onyx Mohs Hardness:

The Mohs Hardness for Onyx is 7.0 making it a durable stone.

How To Cleanse Your Onyx:

Onyx can be cleansed in a variety of ways. Smudging with sage, lavender or Palo Santo is a great way to cleanse your Onyx. Using a tuning fork will also do the trick. A tap or two will knock off any yucky energy. Finally, leaving your Onyx under a Full Moon on your windowsill will cleanse it fully and thoroughly. No matter what way you chose to cleanse your onyx, just be sure to set an intention that your crystal is cleansed with all that does not belong to you.

Chakras Onyx Connects Best With:

Onyx is a crystal that can balance the base chakras. However, some varieties like White Onyx can also balance the Crown Chakra. Depending on which variety you use you can balance, energize, and reinvigorate different chakras. The root chakra or as it’s commonly known – the base chakra is the chakra with which the chakra system begins. It’s the very base on which your whole energetical chakra system is built upon. When the Root Chakra is balanced you will feel energized, safe, courageous, and you won’t encounter issues that threaten your very survival.

However, when your Root chakra is out of balance, you will feel drained, filled with fears, and dead set on staying in your comfort zone. Anxious thoughts might also become an issue because you will constantly fail to see the bigger picture, thus shattering your inner strength. Work with Onyx to balance your root chakra an awaken inner strength.

Birthstone Month for Onyx:

Onyx is not a traditional birthstone, however, it is often used as a birthstone for people born in summer – mid-July to mid-August.

Zodiac Sign for Onyx:

The sign of Leo is connected with Onyx.

Planet Connected with Onyx:

If you are wishing to connect with Saturn, Onyx is highly connected to this planet.

Feng Shui Element Onyx Connects Best With:

Onyx is connected with the Water Element.

Affirmations Associated With Onyx:

Some key affirmations to use with Onyx are:

  • I am unwavering.

  • My inner strength is immense.

  • I am completely grounded.

  • I am in complete harmony and balance.

  • I am the master of my own fate.

  • I persevere.

The Best Ways to Use Onyx

There are soo many ways to use Onyx in your crystal healing work. The best ways are in a root chakra meditation and in a crystal grid.

For Root Chakra Meditation:

Lay down in a comfortable position

Take 5 calming breaths, relaxing deeper with each breath

Place your Onyx on your stomach, below your belly button.

Sit with the Onyx in place for as long as you feel comfortable, pushing away any thoughts and focusing on your breath.

When you are ready, share your gratitude with the universe.

Repeat whenever you need grounding and balance.

You can use Onyx for a Crystal Grid to focus on developing self-mastery and self-discipline. Check out this post on how to create a crystal grid here.

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