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Onyx, Sardonyx

Metaphysical Healing Properties of Onyx

Strength, Clarity, Meditation/Dreaming Tool

  • Wonderful at assisting to provide wonderful frequencies for meditation and dreaming.
  • When using this for either of these purposes, use a grounding stone for protection in concert with the onyx.
  • Promotes strength, stamina, tenacity, and self control.
  • Valuable in difficult or confusing times in ones life.
  • Use to banish grief and encourages happiness and good fortune.
  • Helps one to become master of their own future.

Geological/Historical Information

  • Onyx is almost same as Agate according to Wikipedia definition ...Onyx being 100% chalcedony and agate being mainly chalcedony - it does seem hair-splitting!
  • In Mexico and Pakistan onyx is really calcite or aragonite - it feels waxy rather than glassy and is soft. Real onyx is a banded variety of chalcedony which is much harder. More about onyx.

Special Notes

  • Most "black onyx" on the market is artificially coloured.
  • One supplier advised me that most onyx appears to be a obsidian. The onyx he offered was not as shiny and in texture was halfway between obsidian and black tourmaline. Its colour was a very dark grey. this seems in conflict with Wikipedia as chalcedony is very glass like. Confused?
  • Primary Chakra: ALL, additionally varies with color
  • Astrological sign(s): Leo
  • Crystal System: Trigonal
  • Mineral Class: Silicates Hardness: (7)
  • Color: Black, Brown/Black, Blue

Onyx


Healing Properties of Sardonyx

  • For honesty and strength of character.
  • Refines perception and aids understanding.
  • Enhances all senses.
  • Removes sense of helplessness and victim mentality.
  • Lifts depression. Encourages action to overdue make overdue changes.
  • Aids study.
  • Symbolises happiness and good fortune especially in relationships and marriage.
  • Lucky talisman for legal and justice situations.
  • Helps you speak out without aggression if hesitating.
  • May prevent relapses after illness.

Geological/Historical Information

  • Chalcedony layered with sard. Or rather combination of onyx and sard .. better known variety has red sard.