Onyx was used by the earliest civilizations for its powerful energy and somber beauty.
It integrates dualities within the self, making it the best talisman of strength and self-mastery. It is grounding and stable, taking aggressive energies and using them to build up physical and mental strength, persistence and endurance, helping one to be master of one’s own destiny and to keep one’s own counsel.
Yet Onyx also helps to connect to a higher power for guidance. It is reputed to hold physical memories of the wearer within its structure and, if worn too long, can generate depression or re-living the pain of old injury or trauma. However, with work and proper intent, it can be used to heal grief and release pain from physical or emotional wounds, and to draw in happiness and good fortune.
It is a marvelous stone for wise decision-making and amplifying intuitive gifts, guiding you to a more meaningful existence.